June 2015

From beginner to connoisseur #1 : a roadmap of Irish Whiskey


We all know Irish Whiskey is currently undergoing some sort of resurgence, new distilleries opening here and there in Ireland and many other exciting projects in the pipeline ! Innovative products, easy-drinking tipples but also incredibly rare and vintage expressions are all part of the rich Irish Whiskey landscape, bringing to your taste buds such a wide choice that you may sometimes not know where …

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Your ultimate guide on how not to become a whisky snob


It’s not a secret that more and more people are growing an interest for whisky. But sometimes, a simple interest can turn into a real passion and in less than it takes to realise it, you end up setting up a Twitter account and writing a whisky blog… I had the chance to meet and talk to many whisky aficionados since I started this blog, …

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spirited gift ideas to treat your whisky-loving daddy


Father’s Day being just around the corner, you only have a few days left to pick the perfect gift, rewarding the most important man in your life for creating you (probably his master piece…). If your father is the whisky/gin-loving kind of genitor, here’s a selection of ideas to help you in your quest for the perfect Father’s Day present : 1. Hendrick’s Gin Cucumber …

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3 gins to celebrate World Gin Day


1. Firkin Gin – Gleann Mor Spirits Gleann Mor Spirits Company, the independent Scotch whisky bottler, has launched another exciting new spirit. It brings an entirely new twist to an all time classic beverage. FIRKIN Gin brings a brand new flavour to the renowned original, introducing delicate hints of whisky into the product. This is a result of a slow maturation process in American oak …

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Glenora Distillery : a World Whisky gem


“The Glenora Inn & Distillery started with a dream. Bruce Jardine, a local businessman not afraid to think outside the box, envisioned the concept of a whisky distillery in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He was attached to the culture left behind centuries ago by the region’s Scottish settlers, and he wanted to make sure he preserved and honoured that culture with a unique and flavourful …

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3 seriously cool places to stay in the Cotswolds


Fancy a change from the regular Scottish/Irish whisky pilgrimage ? Why not considering a picturesque getaway south of the border, in one of the most charming English area, the Cotswolds ? For those in the back of the room who don’t spend 1546798 hours a week reading the Spirits news websites, be aware there are now more than a couple of working whisky distilleries in …

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Distillery visitor experience – Part II


After receiving so many messages from people reacting to my previous article concerning whisky tourism and more particularly the visitor experience within distilleries, I thought it could be interesting to compile the best thoughts here. I chose not to provide a comment section directly on my blog but always love discussing whisky-related topics on social networks and emails alike, so don’t feel shy if you …

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Where to enjoy a good dram in Paris ?


I’ve been asked countless times for whisky-related travel tips in Paris and always came up with a few addresses I had vaguely heard about. After receiving other messages of this kind last week, I finally decided to really look into it and write a proper article on this matter. I don’t live in Paris, I never lived in Paris and I surely don’t wanna live …

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My June Whisky Wishlist


After a busy month of May away in the beautiful English Cotswolds (new series of articles coming soon !), I just got back to my French homecountry right on time to put together a new whisky wishlist ! I’m particularly excited about this month’ selection featuring some famous names but also faraway delights from the other side of the globe ! Ok, enough small talk, …

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