April 2017

Where to quench your whisky thirst in Porto

2017-04-24

You’ve probably noticed I spent the weekend in sunny Porto with my non-whisky-loving sibling but hey… I had no other choice than embarking her on my quest for the city’s best bars to enjoy a dram or two. Hopefully, I had the chance to receive some recommendations from Portuguese Spirits Importer Pure Liquid & a few of you guys (thanks for your messages!).  Here are …

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Edinburgh attraction to launch its own whisky

2017-04-20

To celebrate Whisky month, The Real Mary King’s Close will be launching ‘Cask Is King’, an exciting new experience for the budding whisky connoisseur. Following the 2016 sell out ‘The Perfect Blend’ tour, every Thursday evening this May a limited number of guests will be guided through the dark streets of Mary King’s Close where they will enjoy a dram with a difference. Combining Scotland’s …

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How To Enjoy Whisky Without Breaking The Bank

2017-04-18

You’ve recently discovered an interest for whisky but your budget is far from unlimited (let’s be honest, you still have to pay this extortionately-high monthly gym membership even if it’s been 6 months you haven’t worn your jog pants elsewhere than on your couch binge-watching Netflix), so how to keep discovering new expressions and enhance your malted knowledge whitout breaking the bank? Don’t freak out, …

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Where to enjoy a good dram in Dublin

2017-04-17

If you’re into whisk(e)y, there are great chances you would have either already visited Ireland’s capital city in the past or been planning a visit (especially now that you can visit the brand new Jameson Distillery visitor centre and Teeling, which wasn’t opened last time I stepped foot in Dublin…)  – So where can you quench your whiskey thrist after a long day walking the …

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Reviewing Box 2nd Step Collection 03

2017-04-14

A serious Peat Monster rounds off the Box Second Step Collection! The second Step 03 is Box Distillery’s final step in the much talked about Second Step Collection series. A triptych, trio, that has showcased Box Distillery’s character; what the northern Swedish climate, careful cask choices and passionate craft can achieve with a young whisky. The Second Step 03 was released as a web release …

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Rock Your Easter Dinner With Those Whiskies

2017-04-13

Yeap, it’s this time of the year again… You’ve been trying to avoid the vision of your little cousin eating his bodyweight in sugary milk chocolate from Tesco those past few years but this Easter, you promised yourself you would join the party one way or another… I’ve got a secret weapon for you.. and you probably guessed it: whisky! But not any whisky… Let’s …

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Don’t Freak Out, You Can Still Attend Spirit of Speyside

2017-04-11

Ever fancied learning how to create your own signature whisky cocktails? How about experiencing a traditional Scottish ceilidh with a dram in hand? Or perhaps you want to learn to blend whisky like a pro? Whatever whisky-themed activity tickles your tastebuds, you can do it all – and a whole lot more – at the world-renowned Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival when it kicks off …

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In Pictures: La Maison by LMDW

2017-04-11

So you’re probably already familiar with LMDW‘s Whisky Live Paris, every year in September. But did you know that apart from this huge malted festival, the famous French spirits distributor was also organising a smaller event in Spring (only reserved to professionals though)? This year, it was called “La Maison by LMDW” and happened to be in Toulouse – such a great surprise to see …

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3 Whisky Geek Tricks You Need To Know

2017-04-10

I tend to receive more and more messages on a daily basis asking me all sort of whisky-related questions. I therefore realised quite a lot of you were interested in learning some “insider” whisky geek tricks, so here are 3 of them! Parafilm FTW – You’ve recently bought this highly-collectible/crazy expensive bottle at auctions and you want to keep it for a special occasion? Don’t …

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Slane Irish Whiskey Officially Launched

2017-04-05

International travelers visiting The Loop Travel Retail Shops in Dublin and Cork International Airports on April 4, 2017 will be the first in the world able to purchase Slane Irish Whiskey, the much anticipated new spirits entry from Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail.  News of the whiskey’s global launch and exclusive partnership with Aer Rianta International (ARI) was made today by Marshall Farrer, managing director of …

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