April 2017

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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Interview: Inside The Nothernmost Distillery in the World

2017-04-05

If you read my “10 World Whisky Fun Facts” article last week, you probably already know that Aurora Spirit, based in Artic Norway is officially the northernmost distillery in the whole world! As part of my partnership with the Craft Whisky Club (still haven’t checked them out? What are you waiting for seriously…), I wanted to find out more about their work and I therefore …

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My April Whisky Wishlist

2017-04-04

I know we saw the release of quite a lot of mouth-watering expressions in March (Ardbeg Kelpie, Glenmorangie Pride 1974, Tamdhu 50…) but as far as I’d like to put my hands on those bottlings, there are other gems (which may not be as “wow” as those new Glenmorangie and Tamdhu) that I still need to add to my shelves first, and here are a few …

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Asian Whisky is NOT the “best in the world”

2017-04-03

You know what really grinds my gears? All those articles claiming that Whisky from Asia (Japan/Taïwan) is the “best in the world”. First of all, I don’t think there’s such a thing as the “best whisky in the world” – According to who? to what? If there’s an official list of criteria on which journos/critics base their statement on, I’m more than happy to have …

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