January 2016

3 Seriously Cool Places To Stay On The Isle Of Mull

2016-01-09

Fancy a change from the regular Speyside/Highlands/Islay whisky pilgrimage? Why not considering a picturesque off shore getaway, in one of the most magical Scottish islands, the charming Isle of Mull? For those in the back of the room or the non-whisky-geeks (aka those who don’t spend 1564878 hours a week documenting themselves on The Spirits Business and other whisky-related websites – no worries, not blaming …

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3 Alternative Whisky Destinations To Visit In 2016

2016-01-07

Famous for its stunning beauty of snow capped mountains, tranquil forest and sweeping green vistas – it comes as no surprise that New Zealand has some of the purest air and water on earth. With the exceptional natural resources and a history of distillation, New Zealand is the perfect setting for producing world class whisky. Indeed, the South Island of New Zealand has a long …

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Weekly Review: Glen Scotia Double Cask

2016-01-06

Campbeltown or Lochhead as it was earlier known, was reportedly the ancient seat of the Scottish Parliament set up by King Fergus in 503AD. Indeed the site of the Glen Scotia Distillery is built near to Campbeltown’s ancient parliament square. It is suggested that the Stone of Destiny, on which all Scottish monarchs were crowned, came from here! Towards the southern end of the Mull …

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Where to enjoy a good dram in Aberdeen?

2016-01-06

I didn’t spend much time in Aberdeen during my Scottish roadtrip but the stormy weather called for some heartwarming drams (not like I need an excuse for drinking whisky but hey, it was pouring out there!)… If you see what I mean! I then took the time (not like it was any sort of constraint… Don’t get me wrong) to visit some great dramming spots… …

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My January Whisky Wishlist

2016-01-03

Almost back home (writing this piece live from Edinburgh airport actually… my famous “Arriving-way-to-early” syndrome stroke again…) after an absolutely fantastic [ENTER ALL ALTERNATIVE SUPERLATIVES YOU’D LIKE HERE] roadtrip in Scotland. Despite the flooded roads and crazy weather (not to mention the sore throat I’m bringing back to France as a Scottish souvenir – bought the cutest sheep-faced tissues though yesterday, almost feel pleased to …

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