scotch whisky

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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4 unexpected yet promising whisky markets

2017-06-06

So you thought France, the USA, the UK,  Australia, India or even China shared the greatest part of world whisky consumption? You’re not that wrong… Although, other territories have been seeing an incredible surge in demand for whisky those past few years… Reunion Island  Technically France, but yet so far away from Metropolitan France that it’s hard to compare both territories in terms of lifestyle …

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Campbeltown, a whisky region almost gone silent

2017-06-05

Scotland is traditionally divided into 5 Scotch whisky regions – The Lowlands, where you’ll find amongst others the triple-distilled Auchentoshan or the popular Glenkinchie. The Highlands & Islands, home of world-famous & more confidential distilleries such as Ben Nevis, Glenmorangie, Old Pulteney, Clynelish, Balblair, Dalwhinnie, Highland Park, Arran, Tobermory, Talisker… Speyside, the golden triangle of malt where half of all Scottish distilleries are located, big …

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Whisky Tourism Could Be Better, Smarter, Stronger

2017-05-16

Here it is: during my latest Scottish visit, I realised – once again – that there’s still a very long way to go before visitors can get the most out of their distillery tours. I’m not going into some name-dropping/public shaming here (and anyway, if you follow me on social media, you’ll probably figure out which distillery made me go :/), that’s really not the point …

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In Pictures: visiting Tobermory Distillery

2017-05-10

You may have been thinking “com’on Anne-Sophie, no article since last week? What’s wrong with you?!” – nothing wrong let me reassure you (apart from the death of my beloved phone) … Pretty much the contrary actually! I was away for a quick malted escape in Scotland – 4 sunny days in a row (not joking, you’ll see the pictures in an upcoming article…), enjoying …

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Is whisky really for everyone?

2017-04-28

So you’ve probably read many articles championing a lighter, less elitist and overall more ‘let’s not give a shit about rules” approach to whisky those past few years. Yes, I’m one of those people believing whisky should be for everyone and can be enjoyed however the hell you want to and shouldn’t come with all the boring and out-of-date rules attached to it. Want to …

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Jura announces Tastival 2017 program

2017-04-27

Tickets are now on sale for Jura Tastival 2017 – which returns for a one-day single malt spectacular on Thursday 1st June, offering new ways to enjoy whisky, through a busy programme of one-of-a-kind taste experiences. The event will run as part of the annual Feis Ile Festival, which attracts whisky fans from all over the world to distillery open days on Islay and neighbouring …

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Edinburgh attraction to launch its own whisky

2017-04-20

To celebrate Whisky month, The Real Mary King’s Close will be launching ‘Cask Is King’, an exciting new experience for the budding whisky connoisseur. Following the 2016 sell out ‘The Perfect Blend’ tour, every Thursday evening this May a limited number of guests will be guided through the dark streets of Mary King’s Close where they will enjoy a dram with a difference. Combining Scotland’s …

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Reviewing new Tobermory 21 (Manzanilla Cask Finish)

2017-03-16

Tobermory Distillery has recently launched two limited edition malts – Ledaig 19 Year Old and Tobermory 21 Year Old. The Ledaig 19 Year Old (51% ABV) is some of the first spirit distilled when peated single malt production commenced at Tobermory distillery in the late 90’s. Peat-dried malted barley was married with naturally peat-infused water from a lochan high in the mountains above the village. …

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Whisky Distilling returns to Scotland’s Capital

2017-03-08

Whisky distilling will return to Leith with the construction of a state of the art distillery in Edinburgh’s port district beside Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre and The Royal Yacht Britannia; the first purpose-built single malt distillery to be constructed in the capital for over a century. Four years since the idea was first conceived by two life-long friends from Edinburgh, the site of the new …

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