In Pictures: Toulouse Whisky Festival

2018-05-21

It’s one thing to attend a whisky festival… It’s definitely something else to organise one ! 😉  If you’re wondering why I was less active than usual those past few weeks, you have your answer now! I was busy preparing what was the very first edition of #ToulouseWhiskyFestival, held last weekend at The Hopscotch Pub & Brewery in Toulouse (well, you guessed that last bit …

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Could this be the solution against whisky counterfeiting ?

2018-05-14

Counterfeiting and fakes are one of the main issues in the whisky world those days – and trust me, as a whisky auctioneer, it’s part of my daily routine to spot and try to prevent fakes from entering the secondary market, a task that has been made even more difficult those past few years, as pro counterfeiters have become masters of their “art”… So when …

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New designs and new expressions for Port Charlotte

2018-05-10

Bruichladdich Distillery have today announced the relaunch of Port Charlotte, their heavily-peated Islay single malt Scotch whisky. The self-proclaimed Progressive Hebridean Distillers will unveil a new range in distinctive new packaging this summer. “Fans of the smoky Islay malt can be assured that the style of the spirit remains unchanged. Malting as before to a heavyweight 40ppm, the distillery will release four new products in …

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Redbreast releases 32-year-old Dream Cask

2018-05-09

Redbreast Irish whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers in Midleton Distillery, has launched the Redbreast Dream Cask, which will be available to buy through its online members’ club, The Birdhouse, from World Whisky Day (Saturday 19th May). The release follows requests from consumers and whiskey experts over the past 12 months, and becomes the first in a new series planned for the coming years. Redbreast Dream Cask …

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My Cocktail X Le Comptoir Irlandais

2018-05-08

A few weeks ago, Le Comptoir Irlandais (a French chain of shops selling all things Irish, including a nice selection of whiskies…) contacted me and gave me the opportunity to pick a whisk(e)y on their website to create my own cocktail recipe ! As I very much enjoyed taking part in a similar operation back in January with the Spirit of Speyside team (pssst! Check …

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