whiskey

#MeetAlexIRL A day with the Pernod Ricard team – InstaSummary

2015-09-01

Yesterday was definitely not my usual kind of day (it actually didn’t even start with an hour-long inner struggle with myself to decide whether I’d rather sleep a bit more or have some breakfast…), I had the chance to spend a day in Paris to meet Alexandre Ricard and the (f*******) A-MA-ZING team behind the second largest wine & spirits group in the world. Here’s …

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Your 2015 Whisky Horoscope – Part 1

2015-08-25

Have you ever wondered if your astrological sign could have any impact on your whisky preferences ? Probably not (If you answered yes to this rethorical question… Ok I don’t know, you’re just freaking me out!). I’m then more than happy to help you find peace in your inner selves for this year 2015  (which is almost coming to an end now but who cares …

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8 differences between Whisky Enthusiasts and The Rest of The World

2015-08-16

1. You’re the human proof social media are not teenage-only platforms. Indeed, you – surprisingly – reverse common knowledge and Twitter statistics with a followers base composed of nearly 60% to 80% 45+ year-old chaps from Minnesota. 2. Your all time idoles don’t sing half naked in a reconstituted jungle (or totally naked on construction site equipments). They can even show a well thought-after mustache, …

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Great Value Drams : Glendalough 7 Years

2015-08-08

As explained on Glendalough’s official website: “The 7 seas bridge 7 continents that some say were made in 7 days. Even the light we see them in splits into 7. It’s the world’s favourite number and some say, a lucky one. But that’s not why we’ve realesed the first of our single malts as a 7 year old. Here at the Glendalough Distillery, we’re not …

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Your First-ever Whisky & Cat Pairing Session

2015-08-04

I just spent a few days without my beloved fluffy cat that I’m already developing the symtoms of a severe lack-of-cuddling-and-petting-sessions condition (go straight to your therapist if you start experiencing some serious blackouts – it’s probably due to drug withdrawal, and cats definitely are one of the hardest). Trying to heal my emotional wounds, I thought I could pay some sort of tribute to …

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My August Whisky Wishlist

2015-08-02

Oh boy, time is flying! Poor-quality-beer-fuelled celebrations are in full swing in the whole southwestern area of France since a few weeks, and I didn’t even find enough time to put my white pants on and hit the smelly streets of any Basque country small-size town. Or maybe I’m just getting old and too snob to dance to mainstream electro beats anymore while trying not …

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7 questions for Matthieu de Gottal

2015-07-28

While spending some time in England earlier this year, I had the chance to quench my thirst for great chocolate & spirits with the wonderful creations from Matthieu de Gottal, the Willy Wonka of the Cotswolds! Naturally, when I thought about this new “7 questions for…” series, Matthieu came to mind to inaugurate those new spirited interviews, aiming at introducing you to different whisky-related talents …

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Weekly Review : Hyde Irish Whiskey 10YRS

2015-07-27

Stuart McNamara, founder & editor at IrishWhiskey.com, explains that Hyde Whiskey in Skibereen is actually a new Irish whiskey venture and is not to be confused with any other whiskey companies in West Cork. In common with most new Irish Whiskey Start Ups, their initial release is based on a high quality offering that Hyde have worked their magic on from an established distillery. In …

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10 Reasons Why You Should Visit a Distillery

2015-07-15

1. Because an increasing number of distilleries are opening their doors to the public in every corner of the planet. So whether you’re touring New Zealand or sunbathing in Menorca, there will always be a spirit-producing facility to welcome you. 2. Because distilleries reflect a territory, its people, its history & traditions and have proved to be a very unique way to deeply immerse into …

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