June 2017

My Weekly Whisky News Round-up


Toulouse first dedicated whisky bar to open early September !  The Hopscotch Pub & Brewery will open its doors to the public early September, offering a Scottish home away from home with one of the largest whisky selection in France, tasty whisky-inspired cocktails, craft beers brewed by the team itself at the nearby Hopscotch Brewery and finger Scottish food.   Loch Lomond unveils 2 Island …

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My Father’s Day Whisky Selection


This year, I have teamed up with the legendary LMDW to bring you my personal selection of whiskies to offer to your beloved whisky-loving daddy on this special day! As usual, click on titles for direct links to shop 😀 For the American lover  Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye A Pennsylvanian rye at full expression can be characterised by a perfect balance between rye and malted …

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Whisky in Summer: 5 Drams & Dishes


It’s high time you get this barbecue out of the garage and invite some friends over ! Summer is just around the corner and with it comes the delights of summer berries, yummy ice creams, honey-glazed-barbecued ribs & long nights sipping your favourite drinks… I know whisky isn’t the most popular beverage when hot temperatures start coming back but hey, gotta do what you gotta …

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4 unexpected yet promising whisky markets


So you thought France, the USA, the UK,  Australia, India or even China shared the greatest part of world whisky consumption? You’re not that wrong… Although, other territories have been seeing an incredible surge in demand for whisky those past few years… Reunion Island  Technically France, but yet so far away from Metropolitan France that it’s hard to compare both territories in terms of lifestyle …

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Campbeltown, a whisky region almost gone silent


Scotland is traditionally divided into 5 Scotch whisky regions – The Lowlands, where you’ll find amongst others the triple-distilled Auchentoshan or the popular Glenkinchie. The Highlands & Islands, home of world-famous & more confidential distilleries such as Ben Nevis, Glenmorangie, Old Pulteney, Clynelish, Balblair, Dalwhinnie, Highland Park, Arran, Tobermory, Talisker… Speyside, the golden triangle of malt where half of all Scottish distilleries are located, big …

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Weekly Whisky News Round-up


Black Mountain launches competition to name its matured-at-sea edition After spending 6 months at sea between France and England to experiment sea maturation, a barrel of Black Mountain N°2 was brought back to France last October and is now awaiting its bottling. The Black Mountain chaps are now offering people the chance to find a name for this future limited edition through a competition on …

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My June Whisky Wishlist


Feis Ile 2017 celebrations are still in full swing and yet I am already releasing my June whisky wishlist (which of course includes some of this year’ Feis Ile bottlings… But keep your eyes peeled for an exhaustive summary of ALL the 2017 Feis Ile releases soon!) – This last month has been hectic in new exciting releases and choosing only a handful of those …

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