January 2017

Old & Rare Whisky Show: 10 Drams To Look Forward To!


You may already be familiar with The Whisky Exchange’s famous Whisky Show organised every year in September in London, but did you know that 2017 will see the first ever edition of the “Old & Rare Whisky Show“, held in Glasgow 18-19 February? Yeap, you guessed it, I couldn’t do without booking my flights when I heard the news! This special whisky event will – …

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Whisky for Millennials: What the actual f**k?


You know what really grinds my gears? Whisky for Millennials. First of all, let’s find out who exactly is this alien population that everyone likes to refer to now as the “millennials”, you know, those immature demanding kids… “The term Millennials is usually considered to apply to individuals who reached adulthood around the turn of the 21st century. The precise delineation varies from one source …

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Women Who Whisky: Julie Trevisan Hunter (The Scotch Whisky Experience)


I am thrilled to introduce a brand new series on the blog for 2017 (yes, one more… I know what you think!), where I’ll be highlighting different “Women Who Whisky” and their views on the industry. What best way to kick off this series than catching-up with Julie Trevisan Hunter, Marketing Manager at the world-famous Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh and named Master of The …

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Dream Dram: a closer look at AnCnoc 35 Year Old


In October last year (last year already… Oh boy…) AnCnoc released the limited edition bottling of its 35 year old second release. The liquid had been introduced with just 670 bottles available globally. I was lucky enough to receive a sample to taste, so let’s do just that! Rested for over three decades in American oak ex-bourbon barrels, the casks were chosen by distillery manager Gordon …

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In Pictures: Touring Kings County Distillery (NYC)


Kings County Distillery is New York City’s oldest operating whiskey distillery, the first since prohibition. Founded in 2010, the distillery produces handmade moonshine, bourbon, and other whiskeys out of the 117-year-old Paymaster Building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.  While on his American adventure, I sent my devoted boyfriend (xoxo) to visit this rather recent distillery (and if you’re wondering why I couldn’t make it, just bare in mind you …

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2016: 5 Things That Made My Whisky Self Go Yay!


2016 was quite an hectic year for the whisky world, and while many (MANY) things made my whisky-loving self go “:o :/ :'(” this year (Minimum Pricing, Clichés about Millennials, Brexit, endless NAS/Gender debates…), some other things made 2016 a really fruitful malted year, and here are my top 7 \o/ moments! Compass Box Transparency Campaign (quickly backed by Bruichladdich), launched early 2016 was probably …

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My January Whisky Wishlist


Happy New Year little drammers! I’m more than happy to kick off a brand new year of malted adventures with you around here. 2016 set the bar to a very high level (at a very personal level of course), let’s hope that 2017 will bring even more successful tastings, events, travels, encounters & amusements!  First things first, let’s stick to traditions and start January with …

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