December 2016

Rock your Christmas Dinner with those cocktail ideas

2016-12-08

Ok, this Christmas, it’s high time you stop pouring those annoying new world red wine & fancy Champagne you bought in a hurry at the airport duty free when coming back home after your last business trip. There’s so much more to explore when it comes to Christmassy drinks and the below cocktail ideas may be a good start! (Let’s face it, you need to …

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Arran Releases 21st Anniversary Bottling

2016-12-07

To celebrate the end of the 21st Anniversary celebrations at Lochranza, the Isle of Arran Distillery has released a limited edition anniversary bottling. Master distiller, James MacTaggart, handpicked a selection of finest ex-sherry hogsheads from the first three years of production at the distillery to create a complex spirit which epitomises the iconic flavours that have carried ‘The Arran Waters’ around the world. Notes of …

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Weekly Review: a closer look at SPEY Fumare

2016-12-07

A few months back, The Speyside Distillery launched its first ever peated single malt Scotch whisky as part of a twin release of new limited edition expressions from the SPEY range. I had the chance to receive a sample, so let’s taste it together! Fumare – which translates from Latin as smoky – will add a different dimension to the portfolio created by the boutique distillery, being …

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society Announces Expansion in the USA

2016-12-06

Scotland’s leading, award-winning members’ club, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS), which offers the world’s widest selection of single cask, single malt whisky, has recently announced accelerated plans for presence within the United States. Celebrating the Feast Day of St. Andrew, Scotland’s National Day, the SMWS hosted two unique events last week. The first event was hosted by Her Majesty’s Deputy Consul General, Laura Hickey, …

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Whisky Experts Reveal Their Christmas Day Dram!

2016-12-06

I’m so excited and I just can’t hiiide it to kick off this very special Christmas series today 😀 – I’ve taken advantage of the large network of inspiring drammers I’ve built over the years to ask them this very simple question “What dram will you be enjoying this year for Christmas?” – In this first episode, we’ll then see what Mark Dermul, Sean Murphy, Andy …

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Gordon & Macphail Unveils “Speyside Collection”

2016-12-05

Leading whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail has launched an exclusive Speyside Collection, offering customers the chance to purchase six exquisite single malt Scotch whiskies from some of Scotland’s finest Speyside distilleries. Established in 1895, the fourth-generation family business is custodian to some of the world’s oldest and most unique single malt Scotch whiskies. Allowing whisky fans the chance to savour an inimitable piece of Scotland’s …

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Where to enjoy a good dram in Malta?

2016-12-05

I’m just coming back home to France after a sunny escape in Malta – where I stayed a couple of days to discover what the Mediterranean island had to offer in terms of scenery, culture & history but also to dive into the local food & drink scene… You know me, no trip would be complete if I hadn’t been scrupulously looking out for the …

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My December Whisky Wishlist

2016-12-01

We’re officially kicking off the race to Christmas today! And I’ve been warning you since a few days, we’ll be going all blooming christmassy around here! Let’s start the festivities with my usual monthly selection… But instead of the 5 whiskies I usually select, my Whisky Wishlist doubles in size this month and showcases 10 fine expressions (in case you were still looking for some …

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