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Stop blaming Whisky Auctions

2018-02-26

Disclaimer: Yes, I’m working as a whisky auctioneer (here), so if you think I’m not being objective, you’re free to close this page – I’d rather think it puts me in a great position to understand the ins and outs of the whisky auction world πŸ˜‰ As I’ve been wandering around the World Wide Whisky Web, I regularly come across the usual “auction shamer”, claiming …

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No, good whisky isn’t too expensive !

2017-11-10

You know what really grinds my gears? All those people always complaining about the prices of whisky. C’mon guys, there are so many affordable great malts out there! Yet another new release announced, yet another volley of criticisms from whisky drinkers, and yet this same old song “whisky prices have gone crazy, I could buy amazing bottlings 10 years ago for a third of the …

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Autumn favourites: 10 drams for every budget

2017-11-09

If you’re a whisky enthusiast, you probably know this time of the year is full of new releases and the peak season for malted celebrations of all kinds… As a – very lucky – blogger, I have the opportunity to taste many different whiskies all year round (from festivals I attend, samples I get sent, drams I share with like-minded maltyheads and also personal purchases), …

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How To Enjoy Whisky Without Breaking The Bank

2017-04-18

You’ve recently discovered an interest for whisky but your budget is far from unlimited (let’s be honest, you still have to pay this extortionately-high monthly gym membership even if it’s been 6 months you haven’t worn your jog pants elsewhere than on your couch binge-watching Netflix), so how to keep discovering new expressions and enhance your malted knowledge whitout breaking the bank? Don’t freak out, …

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Being a Whisky Auctioneer

2017-02-11

As I was looking through my latest Google Analytics last month, I realised how many of you were actually interested in the “auction” aspect of whisky. Blog statistics are always a real goldmine of information about your readers and I thought it would be just fair to tell you more about my job as a whisky auctioneer. Nope, this isn’t a sponsored post, just me …

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Malted Shopping Guide #1: The Whisky Shop Dufftown

2016-07-25

I Know. I am doing it again. Can’t help myself. Seriously. But hey, Β there’s nothing wrong about introducing a new series of articles around here right? (Or is there? Because I remember this other time… I thought it would be a series and then I lost interest and… Oh well, that happens – And yet again I’m reaching this point where I’d like to insert …

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Auction findings: 5 noticeable lots under the whisky hammer

2016-07-07

Full Disclaimer: This isn’t a secret for most of you, I have now been working as a whisky auctioneer for Catawiki since a few months, but no, this is not a sponsored article at all. I actually just thought that (and also because I received messages asking me for more information about this activity), after coming through a great amount of very nice/rare/old/tasty/noticeable bottles every …

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Weekly Review: Wemyss Malts’ Midsummer single cask releases

2016-07-04

As we’re entering summertime, Independent bottler Wemyss Malts releases a gathering of nine new single cask whiskies ranging from 18 to 27 years old.Β  The full single cask list of this release comprises of: “Arbor in Bloom” 1995 (20yo) single cask from Glen Grant Distillery, Speyside “Summer Breeze” 1995 (20yo) single cask from Linkwood Distillery, Speyside “Spiced Rum Baba” 1988 (27yo) single cask from Glenrothes …

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Whisky Shopping: my 10 favourite drams under Β£50

2016-06-28

While the sales period is currently in full swing around here – summer-style neon swimsuits and inelegant wedge sandals shamelessly colonising retail shelves – I thought it was high time for me to write this long-overdue piece (I received countless messages on social media asking me for my favourite “not-too-expensive” whiskies, and trust me the choice is highly difficult – Yes, I know a lot …

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