Introducing the #WhiskyTag

2017-12-04

It may be a neurosis of my generation for some, but I’ve been feeding myself with YouTube videos since many years: from whisky tastings to make-up tutorials and travel vlogs. Anyway, there’s this popular concept on YouTube, it’s called a “tag” (and we’re not talking about those keyword labels) and it’s basically a series of questions asked on a specific theme, meant to be shared and …

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12 Drams of Christmas #2: Chichibu IPA Cask Finish

2017-12-03

Let’s pursue our malted christmassy adventures with the second featured whisky from my “12 drams of Christmas” series, which happens to be one of the latest limited editions from the world-famous Japanese distillery Chichibu – their IPA Cask Finish expression! One thing I should mention before getting started, I’ve always been disappointed with IPA-finished whiskies so far… So let’s see if the Japanese can do …

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Inchdairnie goes back to the future with first release

2017-12-01

InchDairnie Distillery has underlined its innovative intentions with the news that its first release, Ryelaw, will be a groundbreaking ‘rye whisky’ that brings together elements of Scotch whisky and American rye whiskey. Ryelaw, which is made with a high proportion of malted rye, the key component in American rye whiskey, and also malted barley, the key ingredient in Scotch whisky, is being distilled at the Fife Distillery on Friday …

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12 Drams of Christmas #1: Green Spot Château Montelena

2017-12-01

Oh my god, it’s December already… The whisky season is in full swing, and as every Autumn/Winter, delicious malted samples are piling up on my shelves waiting to be reviewed. I’ve then decided to do what basically all whisky bloggers do in December, a “12 drams of Xmas” series, highlighting a new whisky every 2 day around here until Christmas Day! Oh, and this series …

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On the way back to Age Statement

2017-11-29

Flavour doesn’t depend upon age. Just back from one of those phone calls that really resonate with me and ring a bell in my head “Are we still discussing this??” – one cannot but notice that YES, we are, NAS and clichés about young whiskies are still a thorny issue within the industry. What was this phone call about? Em… Please excuse my lack of …

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