April 2016

3 whisky experiences in Edinburgh you NEED to try


Today, I wanted to let one of my personal favourite travel bloggers and Edinburgh-based whisky enthusiast bring you through her own prefered malted experiences in a city where she’s now been living for a few years, enabling her to deliver a sort of “from the inside/tested and approved” piece. Sophie is blogging on Ooh My World -in French- about her Scottish (& other territories) adventures, …

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Interview: 7 Questions for the Israeli Distillery Milk & Honey


Pssst! This article is released under my partnership with The Craft Whisky Club, a new Scotland-based spirited start-up aiming at showcasing the best of what craft producers have to offer – delivering artisan spirits and delicacies straight to your doorstep! As you may already know, we have teamed up for a series of exclusive interviews and reviews and today, I decided to look into what’s …

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Weekly Review: Box The 2nd Step Collection Edition 01 (Sweden)


As Scandinavia, and especially Sweden is becoming a world-class whisky producing region – not only thanks to big players like Mackmyra but also via smaller craft distilleries spreading the territory – there’s a lot to learn – AND TASTE – when it comes to Swedish whisky. If French are said to be the N°1 whisky consumers in the world, Sweden is actually known for being …

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3 Whisky Fun Facts You – may – Not Know


As I was once again going through the pages of one of my favourite whisky books (the French version of “whisky for dummies” written by whisky expert Philippe Jugé) last night, I thought it would be nice to share three of the funny/strange/wtf anecdotes he managed to gather in his highly-educative book. And seriously, if you haven’t read it already… Please put your hands on …

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Dream Dram: reviewing Benromach 35 years old


Last February, the Benromach Distillery Company Ltd. has revealed one of their rarest expressions to date, Benromach 35 Years Old, an exclusive whisky crafted at the distillery before the Urquhart family, owners of leading whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail, revived it in 1998. Handcrafted using the finest natural ingredients at the Forres distillery, Benromach 35 Years Old is an exceptional whisky with real heritage and …

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Season’s Special: 3 refreshing ways to enjoy your whisky


Spring has finally arrived (well at least in my part of the world, I do apologize in advance for my Northern friends,  you may be thinking this article isn’t relevant at all…), trees bursting into buds, tulips pushing their way through the ground and Topshop already filling its shelves with colorful swimsuits – but I’m still there, under my blanket, trying to enjoy what’s left …

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Whisky Month Celebrations: The Real Mary King’s Close goes drammy


May is Whisky Month and to celebrate, The Real Mary King’s Close will be launching The Perfect Blend a brand new whisky tasting experience in partnership with Royal Mile Whiskies. The Perfect Blend is a unique whisky tasting experience in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Combining Scotland’s most iconic exports, history and whisky, this tour will take guests back in time as they uncover …

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A chat with Edinburgh Whisky’s co-founders


In case you were still totally unfamiliar with it (don’t hide yourself, it can happen, some of us do have a life which doesn’t necessarily include daily hours curating whisky news), Edinburgh Whisky Ltd. is a privately-owned independent company, based in Scotland’s capital city, carrying on the age-old tradition of Edinburgh merchants who cannily sourced, blended, bottled then traded supreme Scotch whiskies all over the …

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My April Whisky Wishlist


No April fool today (would have been too obvious…) but my usual monthly whisky wishlist! And I haven’t been that enthusiastic about a wishlist in a while! All the below nectars – from newcomers to well-established brands & even a phoenix rising from its ashes – I’m particularly happy with the diversity and consistency of this month’ selection. As usual, click on titles for direct …

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