May 2017

Whisky Tourism Could Be Better, Smarter, Stronger

2017-05-16

Here it is: during my latest Scottish visit, I realised – once again – that there’s still a very long way to go before visitors can get the most out of their distillery tours. I’m not going into some name-dropping/public shaming here (and anyway, if you follow me on social media, you’ll probably figure out which distillery made me go :/), that’s really not the point …

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Malted Escape: from Oban to Skye

2017-05-15

As promised, let’s have a look back at my latest escape in beautiful (and sunny) Scotland, with of course, some great malted stops on the way!  Our itinerary this time: DAY 1/ Glasgow –> Inveraray –> Oban DAY 2/ Oban –> Mull –> Glenfinnan –> Skye DAY 3/ Skye DAY 4/ Skye –> Glencoe –> Luss –> Glasgow DAY 5/ early flight back to France …

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Weekly Whisky News Round-up

2017-05-12

Jura Tastival 2017 bottling unveiled Jura marks annual whisky festival by bringing the spirit of the Douro Valley to the Isle of Jura in new Limited Edition ‘Tastival’ 2017 bottling Jura Single Malt Whisky today, 11 May, announces the launch of its Tastival 2017 bottling, a unique Limited Edition single malt that marks the distillery’s annual island whisky festival, set to take place on 1 …

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Reviewing the brand new Slane Irish Whiskey

2017-05-11

Slane Irish Whiskey has come to the market nearly two years after Brown-Forman announced the purchase of Slane Castle Irish Whiskey Limited. The company broke ground for its state-of-the-art distillery on September 29, 2015, in partnership with Henry and Alex Conyngham, of the Slane estate.  Whiskey production at the distillery is set to commence upon the completion of construction later this summer. Let’s then have a closer look at …

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In Pictures: visiting Tobermory Distillery

2017-05-10

You may have been thinking “com’on Anne-Sophie, no article since last week? What’s wrong with you?!” – nothing wrong let me reassure you (apart from the death of my beloved phone) … Pretty much the contrary actually! I was away for a quick malted escape in Scotland – 4 sunny days in a row (not joking, you’ll see the pictures in an upcoming article…), enjoying …

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Weekly Whisky News Round-up

2017-05-05

Compass Box releases new “Double Single” limited edition “For Double Single, instead of using many tens of component whiskies we have used just two – one single grain whisky and one single malt whisky (hence the name). Both are beautiful liquids in their own right but we believe they are elevated above the sum of their parts when combined in the correct proportions.” “In The …

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My Favourite Travel Retail Whiskies

2017-05-04

While planning my trips and those horrifying hours spent in planes (yes, I’m afraid of flying and yes, I’m trying to deal with it so that this stupid fear doesn’t stop me from doing what I want), there’s always one thing to cheer me up at the idea of stepping foot into an airport: dutyfree shopping! Shopping in itself would have done the trick but …

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A closer look at Bowmore 15 years old (GTR)

2017-05-03

You probably heard the news: Beam Suntory has launched a brand new travel retail range last month, inspired by Bowmore distillery’s legendary No.1 Vaults, the world’s oldest Scotch whisky maturation warehouse. The new range will be available exclusively in global travel retail and most importantly, marks a return to age statements for the first time in five years! Michael Cockram, Global Marketing Director, Travel Retail …

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My May Whisky Wishlist

2017-05-01

It may be a bank holiday for some of us, I couldn’t leave you without my monthly whisky wishlist on this 1st of May! Good news: I’m also currently working on a proper & permanent “wishlist” page on this blog so that you can always easily find my “go-to” drams of the moment and other must-have gems without having to scroll 1654988 articles or spend …

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