“Whisky history was made on the 14th of November when the first single malt whisky in over 150 years was distilled and casked at Eden Mill Distillery near St Andrews. The distillery and brewery is part of a site which was originally a distillery owned by the legendary Haig family from 1810 until 1869. The Eden Brewery began brewing in 2012 on the site …Continue reading
As explained by The Spirits Business, the new Irish Whiskey Museum has been developed by travel company Extreme Ireland and expects to receive 80,000 visitors in its first year, as interest from international tourists in Irish whiskey develops. The museum features a series of exhibitions detailing the history of whiskey distilling in Ireland through the use of interactive technology and actors. Visitors aged over 18 …Continue reading
NYC Urban Bourbon Trail ?
Comfortably seated in front of my computer with my hairy sleepy cat purring on my knees, I was about to pour myself a wee glass of – ENTER YOUR FAVOURITE DRAM HERE – when my eyes met the path of this exciting 140-characters statement on my Twitter live feed : BWW Previews: NYLO NEW YORK CITY Offers Urban Bourbon Trail Package with Jeffersons Bourbon: …Continue reading
You can now visit the Scottish Lagavulin Distillery from the comfort of your home thanks to Google 360 ! Google cannot transmit peat smell and taste yet but if you still want to enjoy the virtual tour, follow this link.Continue reading
Scotch whisky barrel mobile phone holdersold by RantandStave (UK) “Upcycled vintage oak mobile phone holder made from Scotch whisky barrels, from the heart of Speyside. The vintage oak has been handcrafted and will vary slightly in colourings, size etc. The oak is approximately 1 inch thick and good quality. ” Whisky and lime beer soap – Vegan sold by SoapDreams (Oregon – USA) “Nice …Continue reading
What’s on my January Whisky Wishlist ?
Freezing temperatures hitting France, Christmas being already too far away, Blue Monday standing just behind us, DryJanuary still doing its great frustration job and all those new exciting announces from worldwide whisky brands, let’s face it : I NEED A DRAM ! (Sales period also not helping my online shopping frenzy…) But while on my way to place a pricey order on The Whisky Exchange, I realised I was still a …Continue reading
Where to enjoy a good dram in Stockholm ?
1. The Ardbeg Embassy Compared to other bars listed below, the Ardbeg Embassy doesn’t possess a very large whisky choice but the place itself is worth the visit. Set within the narrow streets of the charming medieval old town of Stockholm, Gamla Stan, the Embassy offers great Swedish food (Reindeer carpaccio on the menu for meat aficionados) and a wide range of beers. The atmosphere …Continue reading
Before writing a longer article about The Famous Grouse Experience and its one-of-a-kind visitor centre, enjoy this quick video which summarises quite well all the aspects of the touristic experience you’ll be enjoying if you have the chance to visit the distillery. I know Glenturret has become a big touristic machine and for some people, there’s not much charm left in visiting this kind of …Continue reading
1. Whisky Dreams : Having your dram and eating it too by Riannon Walsh Whisky Dreams captures a slice of life in the world of distilleries and their romantic settings. An enjoyable and rare approach to the neglected topic of cooking with fine whiskies this book includes several stories of life working in the whisky world and close to 90 recipes ranging from soups to dessert and …Continue reading
For those you want to experience a genuine whisky experience, sleeping within (or very very close to) a distillery is a real must. Here is a selection of 3 whisky distilleries which offer the possibility to stay overnight and discover the wonderful world of uisge beatha ! 1. Ireland : The Bushmills Inn Bushmills Inn Hotel & Restaurant is a former coaching inn dating back …Continue reading