Whisky isn’t a goddamn arms race


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


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


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 !


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


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


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 café 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


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 Jugé) 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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Celebrate Black Friday in style with those 5 “Black” Whiskies


Smokehead ultra black A longer-aged edition of Smokehead, the popular mystery Islay Single Malt bottled by Ian McLeod Distillers. This Extra Black expression is 18 years old. Bushmills Black Bush Black Bush is a great blend from Bushmills, made up mostly of malt whiskey aged for 11 years in sherry casks before blending. Nikka Pure Malt Black Jim Murray scored different batches of Pure Malt …

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