October 2017

In Pictures: Visiting the Glenfiddich Distillery

2017-10-31

Let’s pursue our malted adventures on the Malt Whisky Trail with another distillery visit ! Amongst the 4 distilleries I visited during my last Scottish trip, I was more than happy to re-discover Glenfiddich (which if you remember, I already visited a few years ago for a blending lab during Spirit of Speyside), and finally get to see those impressive stills ! After our stops …

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Dewar’s 25 on the tasting table !

2017-10-30

I recently received a sample of the newest addition to the Dewar’s portfolio: a 25-year-old baby, so let’s give it a try ! “A meticulous search of the cask inventory revealed an intriguing array of fine aged malt and grain Scotch whiskies aged 25 years and older. Each cask was individually sampled and assessed by Master Blender, Stephanie MacLeod before being chosen. Once MacLeod was satisfied that …

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There’s no “best whisky in the world”

2017-10-25

It’s this time of the year again when the whole whisky world is getting excited or deeply annoyed by one man proclaiming this or that whisky is supposedly the “best in the world” in a so-called “bible”. You know what ? I’ve never been into religion. No worries guys if you can’t put your hands on this new must-have whisk(e)y, new awards and titles of …

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An inside look into the most picturesque Scotch Whisky distillery

2017-10-24

Let’s pursue our InstaSummary of my recent visit to Speyside, touring the Malt Whisky Trail, with an inside look into what I truly think is the most picturesque distillery in Scotland (interested in a list of the most “beautiful distilleries” in Scotland? Let me know on social media or do not hesitate to send me an email via the contact form, always love to hear …

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Drams & Dishes: 7 Autumnal combinations

2017-10-23

Autumn is probably my favourite season of the year: still warm enough not to put your eskimo-looking coat but chilly enough to rock the leather boots and denim jacket you bought in July waiting for October to come back, not to mention the awesome autumnal colours and… Flavours! Because yeap, it’s still a whisky blog around here so I guess you don’t give a single …

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A practical guide to cask finishing

2017-10-18

Welcome back for a new episode of my #BackToWhiskyBasics series ! This time focusing on cask finishes. If you’re wandering on this page, there are great chances that you’ve already come accross this term a few times, and I know it may not be very clear when starting your malted journey, so let me try to explain ! First things first: to be called “whisky”, …

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An open discussion with Port of Leith Distillery’s founder

2017-10-17

Get excited: Whisky distilling is soon to return to Scotland’s capital city. Such a headline sounds intriguing right? At least that’s what I thought when I came across the news of a whisky distillery being built in Leith. You’ve probably all heard about this project by now but still, a few months ago, I got in touch with one of the two founders behind the …

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In Pictures: visiting Glen Moray distillery

2017-10-16

If you follow my adventures on social media, there are great chances you already know I spent a few days in Scotland last week touring the Malt Whisky Trail up in beautiful Speyside. On the menu this time: 4 distilleries, some intense dramming sessions, nice encounters (as always when in Speyside…) and some other surprises I’ll tell you more about in a future blog post …

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I don’t want to read those whisky news anymore

2017-10-05

You know what really grinds my gears? Whisky clickbaits. I can’t remember who posted it (if you see this article, please make yourself known so that I can give you inspiration credits ;)) a few weeks ago on Facebook, but I recently came accross this status highlighting a few of those whisky-related “news” that journos seem to particularly like and that got me thinking… As …

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My October Whisky Wishlist

2017-10-03

October is always an exciting time for whisky enthusiasts: whisky festival season, a sea of new releases and Christmas not too far away you can officially start taking notes and build machiavelic plans to be offered the bottles you want #TheDevilInI Here’s therefore some inspiration for your future Xmas liquid wishlists! Green Spot Château Montelena Matured until the combination of wine, whiskey and oak has …

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