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From Beginner to Connoisseur #2 : A Roadmap of American Whiskey

2015-07-17

Barley is definitely not the only cereal of choice in the USA when it comes to whiskey making, corn is indeed the key ingredient of bourbons, but rye and wheat are also quite popular around there. Maturation in new oak barrels as well as varied raw materials made American whiskeys quite unique, sometimes complex but always interesting to look into. As I know it may …

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G&T : 3 Happy Marriages between Gins and Tonics

2015-07-08

The G&T was first introduced in India in the early 19th century by officers of the British East India Company. The reason for its rise to fame was that back in the 1700s, quinine was found to be used to prevent and treat malaria. Unfortunately, quinine was rather unpalatable on its own and so those clever army chaps decided to add a splash of the …

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My Whisky essentials

2015-07-06

As I was once again wandering on Amazon, hesitating between poodle and pug masks (I know they’re both absolutely fantastic !), I magically found myself scrolling down the results page for “whisky” (I tend to be a bit obsessional when I like something…), surfing endless seas of whisky stones and other malted gadgets. I then took a deep breath, closed the page and realised it …

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4 ways to enjoy your whisky in summer

2015-07-02

How to -still- look like a respected whisky aficionado when all you’re craving for right now is another G&T, Mojito, Tequila sunrise or a large bucket of ice-cold water ? A terrible heatwave has invaded Europe since a few days, leaving us all sweaty and dehydrated, lying like stranded wales on our couches (or maybe this one just apply to me ?), praying for the …

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My July Whisky Wishlist

2015-07-01

Oh boy, time really is flying ! In less than it takes to say it, we’re already in July and the beaches are already packed with screaming 3-years-old building wobbly sand castles (you can tell they will never graduate in architecture) & their sun-burnt parents lying on bright-colored itchy towels. Ok, now you want to remove the above picture from your mind, and what better …

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From beginner to connoisseur #1 : a roadmap of Irish Whiskey

2015-06-28

We all know Irish Whiskey is currently undergoing some sort of resurgence, new distilleries opening here and there in Ireland and many other exciting projects in the pipeline ! Innovative products, easy-drinking tipples but also incredibly rare and vintage expressions are all part of the rich Irish Whiskey landscape, bringing to your taste buds such a wide choice that you may sometimes not know where …

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Your ultimate guide on how not to become a whisky snob

2015-06-25

It’s not a secret that more and more people are growing an interest for whisky. But sometimes, a simple interest can turn into a real passion and in less than it takes to realise it, you end up setting up a Twitter account and writing a whisky blog… I had the chance to meet and talk to many whisky aficionados since I started this blog, …

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spirited gift ideas to treat your whisky-loving daddy

2015-06-15

Father’s Day being just around the corner, you only have a few days left to pick the perfect gift, rewarding the most important man in your life for creating you (probably his master piece…). If your father is the whisky/gin-loving kind of genitor, here’s a selection of ideas to help you in your quest for the perfect Father’s Day present : 1. Hendrick’s Gin Cucumber …

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3 gins to celebrate World Gin Day

2015-06-13

1. Firkin Gin – Gleann Mor Spirits Gleann Mor Spirits Company, the independent Scotch whisky bottler, has launched another exciting new spirit. It brings an entirely new twist to an all time classic beverage. FIRKIN Gin brings a brand new flavour to the renowned original, introducing delicate hints of whisky into the product. This is a result of a slow maturation process in American oak …

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Glenora Distillery : a World Whisky gem

2015-06-11

“The Glenora Inn & Distillery started with a dream. Bruce Jardine, a local businessman not afraid to think outside the box, envisioned the concept of a whisky distillery in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He was attached to the culture left behind centuries ago by the region’s Scottish settlers, and he wanted to make sure he preserved and honoured that culture with a unique and flavourful …

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