Inspiration

My cocktail for The Spirit of Speyside Festival

2018-01-29

Over the last few weeks, I had the chance to team up with the amazing team of The famous Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival around an exciting mixology project: creating a cocktail based on a Robert Burns poem ! “Dram O’ Shanter, The Speyside Grace and Best Laid Drams – the most famous works of Scotland’s national bard have been immortalised in the form of …

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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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10 must-try sherry bombs

2017-11-20

Winter approaching, it’s definitely my favourite season for a good ol’ sherry bomb! And as you’re often asking for my recommendations, here we are again with another list of my “10 must-try” dedicated to those fruity, rich and oh-so yummy drams :p  As usual, click on titles for direct links to shop ! PRICE SCALE: $ 0 – 50£ / $$ £50 – £100 / …

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3 great books for whisky newcomers

2017-11-17

Over the years, I probably have accumulated and read more whisky books than any other kind of books #NeurosisFTW – And reading was and still is a very important part of my malted discovery journey. Since a few years though, not a month passes without a new spirited book appears on the virtual shelves of Amazon. It has then become more and more difficult for …

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Autumn favourites: 10 drams for every budget

2017-11-09

If you’re a whisky enthusiast, you probably know this time of the year is full of new releases and the peak season for malted celebrations of all kinds… As a – very lucky – blogger, I have the opportunity to taste many different whiskies all year round (from festivals I attend, samples I get sent, drams I share with like-minded maltyheads and also personal purchases), …

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7 Rye whisk(e)ys you need to try

2017-09-18

I recently developed a huge interest for rye whisk(e)ys. Well, I did like a good rye before but never really had time to dig deeper into this specific category, now that I’ve been growing a passion for this delicious spicy beverage (which is also quite versatile – as yummy neat, in a long drink or a more sophisticated cocktail); here’s my personal list of must-try …

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10 underrated entry level Scotchs you need to check

2017-08-16

I have the chance to taste so many different and new scotch whiskies all year round (thanks god I’m blogging!), but as I was building the whisky selection for our soon-to-open Whisky bar in Toulouse (FR), I embarked in a very pleasant journey, re-discovering the wealth of entry level malts, that actually have a lot to offer! I know, you’re more into getting your hands …

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My favourite whiskies for Summer

2017-07-17

So you may think whisky isn’t my go-to drink in Summer? You’re right! While I do enjoy a refreshing highball or a whisky + ginger ale + lime cocktail poolside on hot summer days, a neat glass of amber nectar isn’t necessarily appealing to me during warm days, and you know what? That’s ok! If you prefer a fresh beer or a nice glass of …

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Whisky Litterature – introducing “Single Malt Murder”

2017-07-05

You’re probably quite familiar with whisky bibles and other A-Z educational whisky books explaining the science behind your favourite beverage, but did you know that whisky had also been inspiring fiction authors? That shouldn’t come as a surprise given the great mysteries and multi-secular culture behind the amber nectar…  (com’on Hollywood, what about a “The Distillery” horror movie?) “Abi Logan just lost the most important …

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Those new Irish Whiskeys You Need To Try

2017-06-28

You’re not without knowing the Irish Whiskey category is undergoing a certain revival/revolution/rebirth (as media like to call it) those days, giving birth to a burgeoning craft whiskey movement but also exciting new releases coming from the well-established big guys who definitely aren’t willing to let innovation be the priviledge of the smaller distilleries. Something big is happening in Ireland, and it’s happening right now. …

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