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Unpopular Opinions (Whisky Edition)

2020-03-21

While I’m entering day 7 of quarantine, I thought it was high time for some genuine facts and openly share my “unpopular opinions” when it comes to whisky ! You’ve probably seen this trend all around YouTube a few months ago, and if you’re not familiar with YouTube videos, basically, the idea is to list your bahaviors/preferences which are going against the crowd or what …

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Whisky isn’t a goddamn arms race

2017-08-21

When discussing with fellow whisky enthusiasts, I often have this weird feeling of an underlying competition or race to performance – Who’s gonna be the most knowledgeable, who has tasted the most whiskies? Yeap, many people keep a record of the number of drams they had as if there was some sort of imaginary exam to pass to be accepted as a true whisky enthusiast. …

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10 Scotch Whisky Fun Facts

2017-07-18

When reading whisky books or visiting distilleries, I noticed that one of the parts I liked the most was the “fun facts” section… Yeap, I have more fun being told Frank Sinatra was buried with a bottle of whiskey than learning Triumph barley was only used between 1980 and 1985 (true story though)… And I do believe I’m not the only one around here! 😀 …

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Jack Daniel’s

2017-07-12

You know what? I’m not a huge fan of Jack Daniel’s (while I must admit I used to buy shit loads of JD when I was younger to showcase my inner rock’n’roll self 😉 ) but the brand is probably one of the most famous whiskey brands in the world, often considered as America in a bottle. And I do receive plenty of messages about …

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Help name those distillery cats !

2017-06-14

Do you remember, I recently ran a piece on the blog about Lindores Abbey Distillery beloved distillery cat and their hunt for a new “mouser-in-chief” a few months ago? I’m back with another cat-related story 😀 [we all know the internet loves cats right?] “We are very sad to say that Toffee sadly passed away shortly after and we have now welcomed two new additions …

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#BackToSchool – My 10 Whisky-related resolutions

2016-09-01

New Year has always called for a fresh start to me! I know, it isn’t technically the beginning of a new year but as you know, my student years ended not that long ago, and I then still consider September as the start of the new year, even more than January actually… #TwistedMind. And in order to enter this new era in a conquering mood, I wanted …

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5 barrel-aged beers you need to try

2016-06-14

As my country is currently hosting the Euro UEFA cup this month and all I can hear while walking down the street in Toulouse are supporter songs & the tinkling of beer chops at all the cafĂ© terraces  (we won’t talk about chair fights and alcohol ban here… And anyway, I think the way-too-colorful jerseys and wigs should be first on the “to ban” list …

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3 Whisky Fun Facts You – may – Not Know

2016-04-15

As I was once again going through the pages of one of my favourite whisky books (the French version of “whisky for dummies” written by whisky expert Philippe JugĂ©) last night, I thought it would be nice to share three of the funny/strange/wtf anecdotes he managed to gather in his highly-educative book. And seriously, if you haven’t read it already… Please put your hands on …

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