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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Top Tips To Rock Your Burns Night Dinner


With Christmas a distant memory and spring a long way away, the end of January isn’t a traditionally cheerful time unless you follow Scottish tradition and throw a party to rival Hogmanay on the 25th. Burns Night is a celebration of the great Robert Burns, national hero and Scotland’s most beloved poet, and a great excuse to shake off the winter blues. Surprising your guests …

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Old & Rare Whisky Show: 10 Drams To Look Forward To!


You may already be familiar with The Whisky Exchange’s famous Whisky Show organised every year in September in London, but did you know that 2017 will see the first ever edition of the “Old & Rare Whisky Show“, held in Glasgow 18-19 February? Yeap, you guessed it, I couldn’t do without booking my flights when I heard the news! This special whisky event will – …

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The Spirit Show: 3 Gins You Need To Try


As I was attending the first edition of The Spirit Show London earlier this month, I intentionally chose to focus on “other spirits” rather than running my usual whisky marathon. Even though I still regret not having enough time to have a closer look at each and every exhibitor showcasing their spirited work that day, here are 3 gins that really stood out for me! Bishop’s …

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