January 2015

Two Scottish distilleries named hottest attractions to visit in 2015

2015-01-12

Herald Scotland reported last week that two Scottish whisky sites had been named as among the world’s hottest new attractions for 2015 by travel guide company Lonely Planet.   The 26-strong ebook list features the Ardnamurchan Distillery on the shores of Loch Sunart in the Western Highlands and the Isle of Harris Distillers in the Western Isles.   1. The Isle of Harris Distillers First …

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Glenmorangie to unveil first crowd-sourced whisky

2015-01-08

I know it’s been months since its official release but I thought it would still be interesting to write a wee note about Glenmorangie’s collaborative initiative. Indeed, following the trends and codes of a new participative economy, Glenmorangie launched a new Single malt called Taghta, meaning “The Chosen One” in Scots Gaelic.   “Over the past 18 months whisky enthusiasts from more than 30 countries …

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Distillery of the week #1 : Kingsbarns Distillery

2015-01-03

To inaugurate this new blog column called “Distillery of the week”, what would have been better than introducing you to a brand new distillery : Kingsbarns Distillery.    The Kingdom of Fife and especially the little charming town of St Andrews standing at the top of my favourite places in Scotland, I was more than delighted when I heard Kingsbarns Distillery was to open its …

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Where to enjoy a good dram in Dubaï ?

2015-01-03

As some of you may have noticed reading my Facebook and Twitter updates, I was off to Middle East for a couple of days over the Christmas period. Before leaving, I asked some of my whisky buddies if they had heard of any great place in Dubaï to enjoy a good dram but unfortunately the blingbling paradise didn’t seem like a whisky-friendly place.   I …

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