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In Pictures: Whisky Live Paris 2017


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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You Will Soon Be Able to Drink Whisky From Bordeaux


Moon Harbour is meant to inaugurate its distillery in June 2017 – just in time for world-famous wine & spirits fair Vinexpo – Born in the South-west and having pursued my college education in Bordeaux, I was more than curious to find out more about this French whisky adventure! The Moon Harbour project was born out of a friendship between two men, both passionate about the …

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My personal selection from Whisky Live Paris 2016


Last weekend, Paris hosted its annual whisky celebration on the banks of the Seine and I was more than looking forward to this year’ edition, which was meant to celebrate La Maison Du Whisky’s 60th Anniversary (oh btw, happy birthday guys & keep on the good work!), with a hell loads of promising exclusive expressions to sample… But things don’t always go exactly as planned… …

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French Whisky Black Mountain to experience sea maturation


French whisky Black Mountain to partner with sail transport company TOWT  (TransOceanic Wind Transport) for a one-of-a-kind sea maturation experience. Departing from the banks of Bordeaux right a month ago (May 2) on board of an old tuna seiner called « La Nébuleuse » and sailing from Northern Brittany to Bordeaux, the Black Mountain N°2 cask will then be transshipped in Dourdenez on the magnificient « Grayhound …

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3 Alternative Whisky Destinations To Visit In 2016


Famous for its stunning beauty of snow capped mountains, tranquil forest and sweeping green vistas – it comes as no surprise that New Zealand has some of the purest air and water on earth. With the exceptional natural resources and a history of distillation, New Zealand is the perfect setting for producing world class whisky. Indeed, the South Island of New Zealand has a long …

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Why you need to give French whisky a chance


No, France isn’t all about tears and sadness those days. It’s also about exquisite whisky (and happiness that comes with it while shared in great company)! France hosts more whisky distilleries than Ireland yet only a few hardcore whisky geeks seem to sing its praises. Indeed, according to the latest figures (as explained by whisky expert Philippe Jugé in the movie “Tour de France des …

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