whisky festival

In Pictures: Whisky Live Paris 2017

2017-09-25

The end of September always means Whisky Live Paris, probably one of the best whisky shows in Europe from what I’ve experienced so far (and I’m not saying this by pure chauvinism… Or am I? ;)). This year, Amongst other yummy discoveries, I felt more than privileged to embark on the Dalmore boat for a 40-minute cruise along the Seine to taste some rather exclusive …

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10 rules to make the most out of a whisky festival

2017-09-07

While I’m preparing myself for the whisky festival season (Whisky Live Paris, The Whisky Show…), I thought I could share a few tips for you if you’ve never attended any of those great malted reunions! [GIVEAWAY INCLUDED – SCROLL DOWN!] 1 –> Choose the right day to come: Saturday will be packed but sometimes it’s what it takes to have access to some specific bottlings …

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Weekly Whisky News Round-up

2017-06-20

Glenturret honours record-breaking mouser with cask Glenturret Distillery has extended its limited edition Bottle Your Own cask series to commemorate world record holding mouser Towser, who died 30 years ago. Available at Glenturret’s Distillery shop – part of The Famous Grouse Experience – the dedication marks 30 years since the passing of the “world mousing champion”, who was affectionately dubbed ‘Towser the Mouser’. The Bottle Your Own …

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Don’t Freak Out, You Can Still Attend Spirit of Speyside

2017-04-11

Ever fancied learning how to create your own signature whisky cocktails? How about experiencing a traditional Scottish ceilidh with a dram in hand? Or perhaps you want to learn to blend whisky like a pro? Whatever whisky-themed activity tickles your tastebuds, you can do it all – and a whole lot more – at the world-renowned Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival when it kicks off …

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3 Whisky Geek Tricks You Need To Know

2017-04-10

I tend to receive more and more messages on a daily basis asking me all sort of whisky-related questions. I therefore realised quite a lot of you were interested in learning some “insider” whisky geek tricks, so here are 3 of them! Parafilm FTW – You’ve recently bought this highly-collectible/crazy expensive bottle at auctions and you want to keep it for a special occasion? Don’t …

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World Whisky Forum talks with Jan Groth

2017-02-28

Earlier this month, the Swedish Box Distillery was hosting the first ever edition of what should now become a must-do event for distillers over the world: The World Whisky Forum. Two days of debates and animated talks amongst industry members with a very broad panel of speakers from as far as Japan or America. Pssst! You’ll find all the interviews & talks from the speakers here (BEWARE: …

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6 of Scotland’s most popular distilleries team up for Whisky Festival

2016-08-25

Following on the success of the inaugural event in 2015, the local distilleries of Glenmorangie, Balblair, The Dalmore, Glen Ord, Clynelish and Old Pulteney have again teamed up with Dornoch venues to provide an exciting menu of whisky based activities for an autumn weekend break. The festival will see the guest appearance of Charles Maclean, a well known whisky writer and taster, who starred in the …

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Spirit of Speyside Distilled: More Details Revealed

2016-07-12

Hey whisky lovers, I’ve got a good news for you today! Tickets are about to go on sale (15th of July) for a brand new drinks festival that unites, for the very first time, Speyside’s famous whiskies with the region’s award-winning brewers, gin makers and food producers. Spirit of Speyside: Distilled, from the world-renowned Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, will bring together an array of …

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The Station Hotel: the ultimate Speyside base for whisky lovers

2016-06-29

“The Perfect Base From Which To Explore Speyside” With an expert blend of tradition and modern luxury, the boutique Station Hotel in Rothes is the perfect base from which to explore Speyside: world-famous whisky country. Each distillery has its own unique heritage and story, something that stands it apart. And The Station Hotel is no different. Following extensive restoration by Richard and Heather Forsyth (now you …

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In pictures: touring the Glenfarclas Distillery

2016-06-21

Here we go again for a pictures summary of one of my most recent distillery visits. Glenfarclas has always been standing at a high rank in my “top distillery to visit” bucket list (some of the brand’s expressions also made their way in my “top whiskies of all times” list btw…), I was then more than happy to discover it for a special historical-focused tour …

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