November 2015

Where to enjoy a good dram in Bangkok? Part 1/2

2015-11-29

I’m taking you to the buzzing Thailandese capital city for a new episode of this “where to enjoy a good dram in …” series. If you’re a faithful follower (and I hope you are ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), you already had the occasion to see some sneak peeks of my whisky adventures in Bangkok, where I had the chance to visit 2 wonderful malted spots – each …

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Celebrate Black Friday in style with those 5 “Black” Whiskies

2015-11-27

Smokehead ultra black A longer-aged edition of Smokehead, the popular mystery Islay Single Malt bottled by Ian McLeod Distillers. This Extra Black expression is 18 years old. Bushmills Black Bush Black Bush is a great blend from Bushmills, made up mostly of malt whiskey aged for 11 years in sherry casks before blending. Nikka Pure Malt Black Jim Murray scored different batches of Pure Malt …

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Why you need to give French whisky a chance

2015-11-25

No, France isn’t all about tears and sadness those days. It’s also about exquisite whisky (and happiness that comes with it while shared in great company)! France hosts more whisky distilleries than Ireland yet only a few hardcore whisky geeks seem to sing its praises. Indeed, according to the latest figures (as explained by whisky expert Philippe Jugรฉ in the movie “Tour de France des …

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7 Questions for Adam Spiegel from Sonoma County Distilling

2015-11-23

Napa and Sonoma bring to mind rolling hills and valleys covered in vines and tasting rooms and restaurants where wine flows freely. But thereโ€™s more to the New Worldโ€™s first landmark wine country than wine. Craft, or essentially small batch, distilleries are cropping up throughout the region, just as they are all around the country, and business is booming. Whiskies are indeed the mainstay at …

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7 Questions for Sally-Anne Cooney from Boann Distillery

2015-11-16

Set to open next year, Boann Whiskey Distillery is based in Drogheda and marks the first time a new distillery has been built in the area for 50 years. Creating Irish whiskey and gin, the site will also house a visitorsโ€™ centre and the new Boyne Brewhouse craft brewery, bringing 80 new jobs to the local area. It will create a range of Irish single …

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My November Whisky Wishlist

2015-11-16

Yeap, I know this monthly selection comes a bit late this month – for the only reason that I was taking some fresh polluted air in South-eastern Asia for the past three weeks. I’m now back on track (and actually blessing jetlag for awaking me way too early so that I can come up with this long-overdue article) to bring you the most desirable whiskies …

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