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My favourite whiskies for Summer

2017-07-17

So you may think whisky isn’t my go-to drink in Summer? You’re right! While I do enjoy a refreshing highball or a whisky + ginger ale + lime cocktail poolside on hot summer days, a neat glass of amber nectar isn’t necessarily appealing to me during warm days, and you know what? That’s ok! If you prefer a fresh beer or a nice glass of …

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10 whiskies to celebrate Feis Ile at home

2017-05-22

If like me, once again, you cannot attend whisky heaven (I mean, Feis Ile, Islay whisky festival for those who may not be familiar with this annual malted celebration) this year, I thought it could be a good idea to offer you a little “Feis Ile” selection around here so that we can all drown our sorrows together 🙂 As usual, click on titles for …

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Jim McEwan comes out of retirement and joins new Islay distillery

2017-02-01

World-renowned whisky distiller Jim McEwan has been appointed Production Director of Ardnahoe Distillery on Islay – 18 months after he retired. The Islay-born whisky industry icon, who has 53 years’ experience under his belt, has been hired by Hunter Laing & Co, the family-run Glasgow whisky company behind Ardnahoe, the first distillery to be built on Islay for more than a decade. Ardnahoe is being …

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What The F*** Is Peat Anyway?

2016-10-17

You know me – I am a people watcher. I could litteraly spend hours in a bar just watching people coming in and out, which have lead me to draw quite an accurate picture of the different kinds of people ordering whisky in a bar (but that’s another story). But what I noticed lately – mainly in my home-country – is an increasing number of people …

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Weekly Review: Wemyss Malts Single Cask releases 2016

2016-02-10

Independent bottler, Wemyss Malts, is thrilled to announce its first Single Cask release of 2016. Six casks have been selected to showcase the best of Speyside, Islay and The Highlands, ranging in age from 13 to 25 years old. There are a number of highlights including cask strength “Coastal Confection” from Islay (that I had the chance to sample *lucky bee*). William Wemyss, Founder and …

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My (very) personal 2015 Whisky Awards

2015-12-23

I’ve never been a huge fan of “top 5/10/20” lists, especially when it comes to something as subjective as whisky. Here’s therefore more of a “the best/surprising/original/waow whiskies I had this year” list or “You can’t imagine the inner struggle with myself while putting this list together” Whisky Awards (ok, then you may ask why I decided to come up with this article if it …

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Dream Dram: Bowmore Mizunara Cask Finish

2015-09-18

“Mizunara oak casks embarked on the 6,000 mile journey from Japan to Islay. Cultures and languages differ but master craftsmanship is admired the whole world over. Combining the best of the east and the west in a first for scotch malt whisky, Bowmore Mizunara cask finish is an intriguing marriage of Scottish strength and passion with Japanese elegance and refinement. Here, in a first for …

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