After a decade-long stint in IT, in 2011 Billy Abbott took a leap and left the world of finance to embark on a new life as a whisky writer.
Already a whisky blogger and regular at whisky tastings across London, he started work at The Whisky Exchange as a writer for the company's website. Over the years he has taken on a wider role, writing for all of The Whisky Exchange's various projects (including The Whisky Show and this very article) and leading whisky tastings for the company around the world.
Outside of work, he runs Whisky Squad, a London-based whisky tasting club, judges at drinks competitions and writes about whisky for a variety of publications, both print and online. He even sometimes gets a few moments to update his own blog, which will turn 10 years old in 2019. Writing his own bio for The Whisky Show website has been one of the stranger experiences of his whisky career.