July 2016

7 Questions For Wolfburn Distillery’s Master Distiller


Today, as part of my partnership with The Craft Whisky Club, and to celebrate #NationalScotchDay, I chose to find out more about one the newest member of the Scotch whisky landscape : Wolfburn Distillery, distilling their magic up North in Thurso! Shane F., Wolfburn’s talented Master Distiller, kindly agreed to answer my 7 questions First of all, could you please tell us a bit more about …

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Malted Shopping Guide #1: The Whisky Shop Dufftown


I Know. I am doing it again. Can’t help myself. Seriously. But hey,  there’s nothing wrong about introducing a new series of articles around here right? (Or is there? Because I remember this other time… I thought it would be a series and then I lost interest and… Oh well, that happens – And yet again I’m reaching this point where I’d like to insert …

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GINspiration: 10 gins you need to try this summer


Come on, I know whisky is legion around here (and no worries, it will always be…), but sometimes, other spirited universes have to explored, and I am quite happy to take this trip! Temperatures continue to rise (well… At least theorically ’cause the sky is pretty grey and cloudy today when I look at the window… But it’s not like I needed an excuse to write …

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SUMMER GIVEAWAY: The Lost Distillery Company x The Whisky Lady


In the last century, almost one hundred of Scotland’s malt whisky distilleries have been closed or destroyed. This accounts for nearly half of all distilleries that have ever existed in Scotland. Global economic downturn, over production, world wars and prohibition all contributed to the loss of so many distilleries. As a result, many unique and venerable brands have been lost to the world. Until Now… …

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Exploring Italian Whisky with PUNI Distillery


PUNI distillery is the first and only whisky distillery in Italy and was established in 2010 as a family business by Albrecht and Daniela Ebensperger and their two sons, Jonas und Lukas. The distillery is located in the very north of Italy in the heart of the Italian Alps on the border with Austria and Switzerland. The clear alpine water, locally sourced grains, traditional copper pot stills from Scotland and …

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Dream Dram: Black Bull 40 Years Old


The eagerly awaited Black Bull 40 year old special release has been launched! Multi-award winning Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky has added this new, exceptionally rare whisky to its distinguished range.  Only 1,500 bottles of the limited edition, batch 7, Black Bull 40 year old will be available globally with a retail price of £750 per bottle. Loyal followers of Black Bull are expecting a whisky …

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Match your whisky with your favourite Pokemon


“Oh My F* God!” is all I could think of when I heard the Pokemon Go app was to be launched (still waiting for it to be released in France though… Rrrrr), and I’m now all excited about going out chasing some Nidorans, Clefairies and other Meowths 😀 – But as I never forget my first passion (yeah, you guessed it… Whisky), I couldn’t help …

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Spirit of Speyside Distilled: More Details Revealed


Hey whisky lovers, I’ve got a good news for you today! Tickets are about to go on sale (15th of July) for a brand new drinks festival that unites, for the very first time, Speyside’s famous whiskies with the region’s award-winning brewers, gin makers and food producers. Spirit of Speyside: Distilled, from the world-renowned Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, will bring together an array of …

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Discussing independent bottling with Lady Of The Glen founder


Gregor Hannah, founder of its own whisky brand Lady Of The Glen, kindly agreed to answer a few questions about its independent bottling adventure! First of all, could you please tell us a bit more about yourself: where do you come from? Career background? How did you came up with the idea of bottling your own whiskies? I’d like to thank you for getting in …

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Whisky Tourism: a sunny day on Islay


I spent my past few days sunbathing and perfecting my almost-non-existant tan (the burden of being blond…) poolside in my hometown of… Wait, no need to name it, it’s not like someone’s gonna read this and say “waow, I know this place, it’s wonderful!”, let’s not fool ourselves… Anyway – with those current sunny vibes, I thought it was a good time to share with …

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