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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… ย (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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10 whiskies to celebrate Feis Ile at home

2017-05-22

If like me, once again, you cannot attend whisky heaven (I mean, Feis Ile, Islay whisky festival for those who may not be familiar with this annual malted celebration) this year, I thought it could be a good idea to offer you a little “Feis Ile” selection around here so that we can all drown our sorrows together ๐Ÿ™‚ As usual, click on titles for …

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SMWS reveals perfect World Whisky Day flight

2017-05-20

To celebrate this World Whisky Day 2017 in style, what best than asking the experts themselves? I then got in touch with some respected malt maniacs to ask them what their “perfect WWD flight” would be – here’s Kai Ivalo (Spirit director at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society)’s contribution! “With up to 500 single casksย hand selected and bottled by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society every …

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Rock Your Easter Dinner With Those Whiskies

2017-04-13

Yeap, it’s this time of the year again… You’ve been trying to avoid the vision of your little cousin eating his bodyweight in sugary milk chocolate from Tesco those past few years but this Easter, you promised yourself you would join the party one way or another… I’ve got a secret weapon for you.. and you probably guessed it: whisky! But not any whisky… Let’s …

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3 Whisky Geek Tricks You Need To Know

2017-04-10

I tend to receive more and more messages on a daily basis asking me all sort of whisky-related questions. I therefore realised quite a lot of you were interested in learning some “insider” whisky geek tricks, so here are 3 of them! Parafilm FTW – You’ve recently bought this highly-collectible/crazy expensive bottle at auctions and you want to keep it for a special occasion? Don’t …

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Where Can You “Blend Your Own” Whisky?

2017-03-29

While homebrewing is becoming more trendy than ever (and trust me I know what I’m talking about… My partner has recently turned an entire room in our appartment as some sort of Beer Lab… That’s also how I realised hops smelled a bit like weed and my neighbours may be wondering what we’re doing down there…), you may want to up your game and try …

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Whisky for Spring: 5 Drams & Dishes

2017-03-28

Yay, sunny days are finally making a long-awaited comeback and you can’t even imagine how happy that makes me feel ๐Ÿ˜€ And with Spring comes the return of my huge-bowl-of-strawberries-in-front-of-the-TV routine, which I quite missed during those long winter months… Anyway, let’s stop disgressing… Spring isn’t all about “making Anne-Sophie happy again” but also brings its lot of drams & dishes combinations inspiration! Cover Pic: …

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