February 2017

Pairing: Match Your Whisky with your… Dog!

2017-02-13

It’s not a secret anymore around here… I’m a crazy cat lady. But did you know that one of my hidden desires (amongst many others like owning a proper dressing room, playing the guitar like John Petrucci and having long healthy hair) was to be the lucky owner of a dog? While I try not to succumb to the fluffy temptation, I still found it …

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Being a Whisky Auctioneer

2017-02-11

As I was looking through my latest Google Analytics last month, I realised how many of you were actually interested in the “auction” aspect of whisky. Blog statistics are always a real goldmine of information about your readers and I thought it would be just fair to tell you more about my job as a whisky auctioneer. Nope, this isn’t a sponsored post, just me …

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Glen Moray Distillery: 120 years of History

2017-02-09

120 years of single malt whisky making history at the Glen Moray distillery, at the heart of Scotland’s Speyside region, is celebrated throughout 2017. The first drops of spirit ran from the copper pot stills at Glen Moray on the 13th September 1897. Over the last 120 years, just five men have had the honour of being “Master Distiller”. The men who have made Glen Moray …

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3 Popular Whisky Myths Debunked – #3

2017-02-08

Each episode of this series is meant to have a look at 3 statements I have been repeatedly hearing since I have started my wonderful journey in the rewarding world of whisky (for more, see previous episodes 1 and 2). This third edition has been put together thanks to the daily messages I received through my blog or on social media. Instead of answering you individually, …

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Top Whisky Tips To Score on Valentine’s Day

2017-02-06

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you still don’t know how to make good use of your whisky knowledge to turn an inevitably-cheesy date night into a kick-ass wild romantic experience that would straight put you at the top of his/her “best dates of all times” list? Let me try to give you some potentially helpful tips! –> Choose the right place: avoid …

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7 Questions For Murray McDavid’s ambassador Dean Jode

2017-02-03

Today’s whisky landscape is becoming increasingly crowded, moving from trend to trend at a very fast pace that it sometimes feel hard to keep up (yes, even for someone who spend 198477 hours a day checking whisky-related news…)! Looking at the current list of independent bottlers alone, there’s probably huge chances you’ve never heard about half of them, but you know what, that’s ok! You …

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My February Whisky Wishlist

2017-02-01

Dry or not, one sure thing, January as finally come to an end and I couldn’t be happier. C’mon, we all know January is the most depressing month of the year, when you realise you won’t be able to keep your good new year resolutions for more than 3 days (sorry you lost your money on this 12-month gym membership btw) & go spend your …

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Jim McEwan comes out of retirement and joins new Islay distillery

2017-02-01

World-renowned whisky distiller Jim McEwan has been appointed Production Director of Ardnahoe Distillery on Islay – 18 months after he retired. The Islay-born whisky industry icon, who has 53 years’ experience under his belt, has been hired by Hunter Laing & Co, the family-run Glasgow whisky company behind Ardnahoe, the first distillery to be built on Islay for more than a decade. Ardnahoe is being …

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