whisky tourism

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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Malted Escape: from Oban to Skye

2017-05-15

As promised, let’s have a look back at my latest escape in beautiful (and sunny) Scotland, with of course, some great malted stops on the way!  Our itinerary this time: DAY 1/ Glasgow –> Inveraray –> Oban DAY 2/ Oban –> Mull –> Glenfinnan –> Skye DAY 3/ Skye DAY 4/ Skye –> Glencoe –> Luss –> Glasgow DAY 5/ early flight back to France …

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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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My Favourite Travel Retail Whiskies

2017-05-04

While planning my trips and those horrifying hours spent in planes (yes, I’m afraid of flying and yes, I’m trying to deal with it so that this stupid fear doesn’t stop me from doing what I want), there’s always one thing to cheer me up at the idea of stepping foot into an airport: dutyfree shopping! Shopping in itself would have done the trick but …

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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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Where to quench your whisky thirst in Porto

2017-04-24

You’ve probably noticed I spent the weekend in sunny Porto with my non-whisky-loving sibling but hey… I had no other choice than embarking her on my quest for the city’s best bars to enjoy a dram or two. Hopefully, I had the chance to receive some recommendations from Portuguese Spirits Importer Pure Liquid & a few of you guys (thanks for your messages!).  Here are …

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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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Where to enjoy a good dram in Dublin

2017-04-17

If you’re into whisk(e)y, there are great chances you would have either already visited Ireland’s capital city in the past or been planning a visit (especially now that you can visit the brand new Jameson Distillery visitor centre and Teeling, which wasn’t opened last time I stepped foot in Dublin…)  – So where can you quench your whiskey thrist after a long day walking the …

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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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Better than visiting a Scotch distillery? Sleeping over!

2017-03-27

Forget about just stopping by for a one-hour express tour: spend the night at your favourite distillery! Here’s a list of 5 Scotch Whisky Distilleries that also offer on-site (or VERY nearby) accommodation! Bowmore Cottages Bowmore Distillery Cottages encapsulate Islay at its beautiful, peaceful, traditional best. Bowmore Self-catering cottages really offers a unique experience to stay at the heart of one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries. There …

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