In Pictures: Toulouse Whisky Festival


It’s one thing to attend a whisky festival… It’s definitely something else to organise one ! 😉  If you’re wondering why I was less active than usual those past few weeks, you have your answer now! I was busy preparing what was the very first edition of #ToulouseWhiskyFestival, held last weekend at The Hopscotch Pub & Brewery in Toulouse (well, you guessed that last bit …

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Whisky Live Paris 2017: my favourites


As promised, let’s have a look back at the delicious drams I had the chance to taste at Whisky Live Paris last weekend – here’s a shortlist of my personal favourites – As usual, I selected whiskies for all types of taste and budget 😀 Compass Box – No Name A new peated Compass Box bottling! “For this, our peatiest Whisky yet, We have decided …

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In Pictures: Whisky Live Paris 2017


The end of September always means Whisky Live Paris, probably one of the best whisky shows in Europe from what I’ve experienced so far (and I’m not saying this by pure chauvinism… Or am I? ;)). This year, Amongst other yummy discoveries, I felt more than privileged to embark on the Dalmore boat for a 40-minute cruise along the Seine to taste some rather exclusive …

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In Pictures: a look inside Vinexpo 2017


Apart if you’ve been living in a remote cave, you probably know those past 5 days brought all the best of the Wine & Spirit world to Bordeaux for the 2017 edition of Vinexpo. And guess what? I was there… And I tasted some pretty awesome stuff 😀 While probably 85% of the show was dedicated to wine and I didn’t have time to check …

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Jura announces Tastival 2017 program


Tickets are now on sale for Jura Tastival 2017 – which returns for a one-day single malt spectacular on Thursday 1st June, offering new ways to enjoy whisky, through a busy programme of one-of-a-kind taste experiences. The event will run as part of the annual Feis Ile Festival, which attracts whisky fans from all over the world to distillery open days on Islay and neighbouring …

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Edinburgh attraction to launch its own whisky


To celebrate Whisky month, The Real Mary King’s Close will be launching ‘Cask Is King’, an exciting new experience for the budding whisky connoisseur. Following the 2016 sell out ‘The Perfect Blend’ tour, every Thursday evening this May a limited number of guests will be guided through the dark streets of Mary King’s Close where they will enjoy a dram with a difference. Combining Scotland’s …

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Don’t Freak Out, You Can Still Attend Spirit of Speyside


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


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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In Pictures: Scotland VS Wales Whisky Tasting


I sometimes tend to complain a lot on the lack of whisky-themed events here in Southwestern France, but it seems like someone heard my prayers lately as many new events are currently taking shape (huge thumbs up to La Maison Du Whisky for that)! Last weekend, I was invited over in the picturesque setting of the Château de Camille (around 1h drive away from Toulouse …

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