August 2016

#SummerFavourites: 8 drams that made my Summer


I couldn’t be more sad to say that but yes… Summer has now almost come to an end :'( – but the good news is (cheer up drammers!) that I actually had the occasion to taste sooo many new drams this last couple of months (taking advantage of being in Scotland for a little while) – I then thought it could be nice to pick …

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Inside The World’s Largest Scotch Whisky Collection


In the 1970’s, Claive Vidiz, a whisky enthusiast in Sao Paulo, Brazil and founder member of the Brazilian Association of Whisky Collectors, started to seek out and purchase Scotch whisky of varying type, cost and rarity. He amassed almost 3,500 bottles over 35 years. In October 2006 The Collection was purchased by Scotch whisky distiller, Diageo. When Diageo brought the Claive Vidiz Collection home to …

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Tested For You: SMWS Flavour Behaviour Personality Test


How does your personality determine what flavours you prefer? And is there a way to predict the perfect whisky flavour for someone? Those are the questions Dr Adam Moore and The Scotch Malt Whisky Society  (SMWS) are seeking to answer with the launch of their ‘Flavour Behaviour Test’.   The psychometric test (, which matches personality types to flavours of whisky, is the result of …

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In Pictures: Visiting the Edinburgh Gin Distillery


While staying in Scotland’s capital city, I couldn’t miss a tour of the Edinburgh Gin Distillery. And after a few failed attempts at booking a tour online (blame the Fringe… Too many people trying to escape the buzzing streets of Edinburgh for an underground ginny escape) – I finally managed to secure a space a few days ago for the Discovery Tour, lasting approx. an …

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6 of Scotland’s most popular distilleries team up for Whisky Festival


Following on the success of the inaugural event in 2015, the local distilleries of Glenmorangie, Balblair, The Dalmore, Glen Ord, Clynelish and Old Pulteney have again teamed up with Dornoch venues to provide an exciting menu of whisky based activities for an autumn weekend break. The festival will see the guest appearance of Charles Maclean, a well known whisky writer and taster, who starred in the …

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Where to enjoy a good dram in Glasgow?


‘Morning my little drammers! It’s been way-too-long since I last came up with one of my “where to enjoy a good dram in…” piece, and I actually even realised that I never featured Glasgow in this series… Still trying to figure out what’s wrong with me. But hey, it’s high time I rectify this mistake and provide you with a personal shortlist of my favourite …

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An inside look into the Glasgow Distillery


Probably one of my last Glasgow-focused articles as I’m now moving to Edinburgh for a month (be prepared!), but I was more than happy to finally be able to visit the only urban whisky distillery in Scotland [for now… You may all have heard of The Clydeside & Holyrood distilleries’ plans by now… And if you haven’t, we’ll talk more about that later ;)], The …

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An enchanting whisky getaway with The Lost Distillery Company


Remember, I already introduced you guys to the historical approach of The Lost Distillery Co. in a previous article earlier this summer (don’t tell me you don’t remember – you went all crazy for this giveaway – thanks again for being so numerous to enter btw!). And as I’ve been roaming around Scotland since a few weeks, I gladly took the opportunity to visit the …

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How is whisky doing as a Travel Retail libation?


Earlier this month, I was sitting at a table somewhere in London, judging the Drinks International‘ Travel Retail Awards 2016 – when it occured to me that this blog, despite its “traveller” approach, wasn’t much discussing the present and future challenges of whisky in the travel retail sector. Let’s try to rectify this a bit… Going through all the awards’ categories made me realise – once …

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