blended whisky

So Single Malts are actually Blends?


#BackToWhiskyBasics lesson N°7 : If you’ve already attended a whisky tasting or malted event of any kind, there are good chances you’ve come accross this snob prick claiming to the world that “single malts are better than blends“? Yes, when starting your whisky discovery journey, you may have looked up at that guy thinking he was in the know… Guess what? My cat may be …

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Compass Box continues to piss off Official Whisky Bodies


Scotland’s leading independent Scotch whiskymaker and six-time Whisky Magazine Innovator of the Year, Compass Box, has recently announced its latest Limited Edition Blended Malt Scotch Whisky: ‘Three Year Old Deluxe’: the oldest 3-year-old whisky ever released! Introducing the release, Compass Box Founder and Whiskymaker John Glaser comments: ‘For much of this year, we have been quietly but persistently exploring how we might be able to effect …

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Dream Dram: Black Bull 40 Years Old


The eagerly awaited Black Bull 40 year old special release has been launched! Multi-award winning Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky has added this new, exceptionally rare whisky to its distinguished range.  Only 1,500 bottles of the limited edition, batch 7, Black Bull 40 year old will be available globally with a retail price of £750 per bottle. Loyal followers of Black Bull are expecting a whisky …

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In pictures: Grant’s Blending Lab during Spirit of Speyside


I know it’s a bit late (but hey, it’s never too late when we’re talking whisky right?) but here’s a pic-summary of the Grant’s blending lab session I enjoyed during this year Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival – hosted by Grant’s global brand ambassador at the Glenfiddich Distillery: a wonderful setting, some wonderful people and… A not-that-wonderful blend created (my bad, still don’t master the …

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A chat with Edinburgh Whisky’s co-founders


In case you were still totally unfamiliar with it (don’t hide yourself, it can happen, some of us do have a life which doesn’t necessarily include daily hours curating whisky news), Edinburgh Whisky Ltd. is a privately-owned independent company, based in Scotland’s capital city, carrying on the age-old tradition of Edinburgh merchants who cannily sourced, blended, bottled then traded supreme Scotch whiskies all over the …

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Those statements whisky enthusiasts shouldn’t hear anymore


Sometimes, it happens that when talking whisky with a total beginner person you met at a random event or a more connoisseur friend, he/she pronounces some words that make you want to leave the place straight away and go hide yourself deep under a blanket with your purring cat, eating heartwarming chocolate cookies. I still decided to compile those dangerous phrases in an article, probably …

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My March whisky wishlist


Hey whisky buddies, it’s already time for this month’ whisky wishlist ! You may now know that my student monthly income doesn’t allow me to purchase all the liquid wonders I’d like, but as I still think that one of my relatives will one day end up on this blog and come accross those lists I lovingly put together thinking “well, this will make a …

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Black Mountain, a French social blend


   As part of my promotional campaign trying to recruit members for this new local whisky club that I’m currently creating (ppsssst! Join us !), I happened to pop in a wee shop specialised in French and Belgian craft beers earlier today and came accross this black and white bottle featuring an Occitan cross and containing this welknown golden liquid… Whisky ! After a long …

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French Whisky : personal notes on the full range of Warenghem Distillery


As a typical little frog, I’m more than proud today to introduce you to one of our national whisky gems, here, in France : Warenghem Distillery. France has indeed a long history of distilling spirits, but until recently those were mostly made from fruits and herbs. Most people associate France with spirits like Cognac & Armagnac (made from grapes), calvados (made from apples) and pastis …

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What’s on my February Whisky Wishlist ?


While it’s still heavily snowing outside, it’s high time to indulge in some online whisky shopping ! As a sort of monthly ritual, I wandered on The Whisky Exchange and other spirited websites early today to come up with this nice selection : 1. Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky – Japan A release of grain whisky from Japan’s Nikka, produced mainly from corn using one of …

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