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I wrote a whisky book !

2019-10-02

You’ve probably seen the news on social media already, but here it is : I wrote a whisky book and it’s going out TODAY ! #ImSoExcitedAndIJustCantHideIt Since the announce, I’ve received a lot of questions so I thought I would answer all of them in this article. Why adding yet another book to the whisky-litterature crowded shelves ? First things first, yes there are loooads …

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Beyond Oak – Tasting the new Method & Madness releases

2019-09-13

You know what really gets me excited when it comes to whisky ? good affordable products and… Innovative good affordable products ! And something tells me that Method & Madness new releases could be just what I’m after. Let’s try them ! 〈 Before going any further though, there’s often this common idea, well spread amongst whisky enthusiasts (and not only the ones you like …

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Tasting the World’s First AI-generated Whisky

2019-08-30

Let’s talk about Mackmyra Intelligens AI:01 (I know, me too this kind of appellation really reminds me of someone… ). Let’s talk about something pretty unique and somehow fascinating !   When I first received Swedish-whisky producer Mackmyra‘s press release about this innovative, “first of its kind” bottling, my initial reaction was a cheer excitement, as a “young” (I mean, is 29 still young though …

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May 2018: new whiskies you need to try

2018-05-25

The whisky world is seriously booming and those are exciting times for us drammers! Not a month passes without my mailbox being flooded by tons of press releases announcing more or less exciting news – I therefore read through all I’ve received so far in May and made a selection for you to highlight what really stood out and tweaked my interest ! Method & …

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New designs and new expressions for Port Charlotte

2018-05-10

Bruichladdich Distillery have today announced the relaunch of Port Charlotte, their heavily-peated Islay single malt Scotch whisky. The self-proclaimed Progressive Hebridean Distillers will unveil a new range in distinctive new packaging this summer. “Fans of the smoky Islay malt can be assured that the style of the spirit remains unchanged. Malting as before to a heavyweight 40ppm, the distillery will release four new products in …

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Redbreast releases 32-year-old Dream Cask

2018-05-09

Redbreast Irish whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers in Midleton Distillery, has launched the Redbreast Dream Cask, which will be available to buy through its online members’ club, The Birdhouse, from World Whisky Day (Saturday 19th May). The release follows requests from consumers and whiskey experts over the past 12 months, and becomes the first in a new series planned for the coming years. Redbreast Dream Cask …

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A new distillery for Islay… Again.

2018-04-27

It’s this sort of news that we’ve been hearing quite a few times those past 2 years. “XX Whisky Corp. to open a distillery on the all-mighty whisky island!” “Breaking News: Islay gets 9th whisky distillery!”, “Peat freaks, you’ll be drinking some new Islay whiskies in a few years!”… After Ardnahoe (currently under construction) and Gartbreck (well… is it really going to take shape one …

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WWA 2018 Results: World Whisky celebrated !

2018-03-24

It’s this time of the year again, when all the crème de la crème of the whisky industry gathers in London for an evening of food, drinks and awards speeches ! I was fortunate enough to be amongst the judges of the WWW18, and I’m quite happy to see we put the World Whisky category at center stage this year 😀 [Although, I would have …

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You can now pass a whisky diploma… Online !

2018-03-22

Pioneers of accredited and independent whisky education, Edinburgh Whisky Academy have unveiled a range of new courses for 2018, building on its hugely popular Diploma in Single Malt Whisky. “First to go live is the brand new online Introduction to Whisky Certificate which provides insight into the fundamentals of whisky. Complied by industry experts, this course is fully flexible and accessible requiring around 10 hours …

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2 new Bunnahabhains in town !

2018-03-14

Bunnahabhain unveils limited edition expressions including rare peated malt Islay’s most remote distillery, Bunnahabhain has unveiled two new limited edition expressions – a peated Bunnahabhain 2004 Moine Brandy Finish and an unpeated Bunnahabhain 2003 Pedro Ximénez Finish. The 2004 Moine Brandy Finish is a peated malt that has latterly been matured in brandy casks, which is a first for the distillery. Bottled at 55.7%, the …

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