January 2018

Jane Walker: good or bad idea ?

2018-01-22

You probably haven’t missed the “big” news of this past week: Diageo has registered Jane Walker trademark, and while the firm has for the moment refused to comment the documents, meaning that we don’t actually know much about the content of this future edition (not even its launch date… Although some have been talking about the 8th of March, International Women’s Day…), the whole whisky …

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Embracing the art of slow drinking

2018-01-19

I used to be one of those “cool” kids getting shit-faced with cheap booze several times a week when I was younger, probably wilder… But definitely not wiser 😉 – oh don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy my fair share of drunken nights out, and drinking warm beer cans outside in a parking lot will never be an obstacle when the occasion calls for …

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10 must-try Port-finished whiskies

2018-01-18

I think Winter is the perfect season to enjoy richer Port wine finished whiskies, so here’s a small selection of my personal favourites if you’re also in the mood for some heart-warming amber nectars (for every budget!) 😀 GlenDronach Peated Port Wood Finish “Following up its first peated single malt Scotch, GlenDronach Peated Whisky, GlenDronach have now created this delightful peated malt, which was finished in …

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3 fantastic whisky road trips in Scotland

2018-01-09

You know how much I like to travel and visit distilleries… I actually fell in love with whisky while on my first trip to Scotland! And as I tend to receive many messages asking me for whisky-related travel tips and itineraries, I thought it would be nice to share with you 3 whisky road trips ideas (combine them all and you’ll have the ultimate Scotch …

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My January Whisky Wishlist

2018-01-04

It’s not a Dry January for all of us ! I still have the “work duty” excuse anyway ! 😉 But hey, while I’ve been offered so many great drams around Christmas, there are still a few bottles I’m desperately willing to put my hands on. So as usual, let’s have a look at my monthly wishlist, first edition of 2018, Happy New Year everyone …

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Whisky in 2018: a stargazer perspective

2018-01-02

While many have been pointing out the bad and ugly of the whisky industry lately in their 2017 summaries (prices, quality, fakes, lack of transparency and diversity…) , I feel like I need to do what I’m here for, and what this blog is all about in the first place: stay fucking positive (which has sometimes proved quite hard this year as you may have …

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