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7 Questions for Old Carrick Mill’s founder Steven Murphy

2015-09-04

“Help Save Ireland’s History!” Here’s how Steven Murphy, the young entrepreneur behind The Old Carrick Mill project, chose to start his Kickstarter speech! The recently-launched crowd-funding campaign aims at bringing back to life an historical Irish building where Steven plans to build a new Irish distillery (yes, another one!). As Ireland is currently undergoing some sort of whiskey renaissance, Seems like Steven chose the right …

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My September Whisky Wishlist

2015-09-02

Back-to-school season has already arrived (let’s pretend we’re still young and always ready to hit the dancefloors ‘til the sun comes up again…) and I’ve got some yummy liquid delights to put in your grown-up lunch boxes! Here’s a my September Whisky Wishlist : Willet’s Pot Still Reserve Bourbon A single barrel bourbon from Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, packaged in an unusual, and rather smart Pot …

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#MeetAlexIRL A day with the Pernod Ricard team – InstaSummary

2015-09-01

Yesterday was definitely not my usual kind of day (it actually didn’t even start with an hour-long inner struggle with myself to decide whether I’d rather sleep a bit more or have some breakfast…), I had the chance to spend a day in Paris to meet Alexandre Ricard and the (f*******) A-MA-ZING team behind the second largest wine & spirits group in the world. Here’s …

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Weekly Review : Abbey Whisky – ANON

2015-08-29

“A family run business founded in 2008, Abbey Whisky Online Whisky Shop specialises in exclusive, rare and old whiskies that have been blessed to us by the many great distilleries from around Scotland. Abbey prides itself on providing its customers with the highest level of customer service, striking the perfect balance of personal touch and professionalism.  Abbey Whisky have managed to convey this through the …

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Your 2015 Whisky Horoscope – Part 1

2015-08-25

Have you ever wondered if your astrological sign could have any impact on your whisky preferences ? Probably not (If you answered yes to this rethorical question… Ok I don’t know, you’re just freaking me out!). I’m then more than happy to help you find peace in your inner selves for this year 2015  (which is almost coming to an end now but who cares …

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Where to enjoy a good dram in Amsterdam

2015-08-23

As you know (or maybe not if you don’t follow my adventures on social media – some of you may not be interested in seeing my cat sleeping in a frying pan after all…) I spent a weekend in the beautiful capital of The Nertherlands a few weeks ago. Alongside the crazy storm (leaving me soaked to the bone wandering for hours in the paved …

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Weekly Review : AnCnoc 18 YRS

2015-08-21

About the distillery : In 1892, John Morrison purchased the Knock Estate and farm. Shortly after, he uncovered a spring on Knock Hill’s southern slopes. He found the water to have a superb flavour and sent it to a Distiller’s Company Limited-owned Laboratory in Edinburgh for evaluation. They confirmed the water was indeed of outstanding quality and put up an offer for the site. Morrison …

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8 differences between Whisky Enthusiasts and The Rest of The World

2015-08-16

1. You’re the human proof social media are not teenage-only platforms. Indeed, you – surprisingly – reverse common knowledge and Twitter statistics with a followers base composed of nearly 60% to 80% 45+ year-old chaps from Minnesota. 2. Your all time idoles don’t sing half naked in a reconstituted jungle (or totally naked on construction site equipments). They can even show a well thought-after mustache, …

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Great Value Drams : Mackmyra Bruks Whisky

2015-08-14

The story of Mackmyra, Sweden’s first whisky distillery, famously began with a ski trip in 1998, when eight friends from Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology went on holiday together and all brought bottles of whisky to share. In conversation during the evening, the friends’ national pride was somewhat piqued by the fact that all of them had brought Scotch and discussion turned to how a …

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