whisky travel

An inside look into the Glenkinchie Distillery

2016-09-09

While you can find many ways to quench your thirst for whisky discovery experiences in Edinburgh (you’re actually spoilt for choice here between the SMWS venues, the Scotch Whisky Experience and all the great bars & shops hosting all sorts of malted events throughout the year), there’s still no actual distillery to visit. However, if you really need your Pot Still shot, Glenkinchie Distillery is …

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Whisky Tourism: a sunny day on Islay

2016-07-08

I spent my past few days sunbathing and perfecting my almost-non-existant tan (the burden of being blond…) poolside in my hometown of… Wait, no need to name it, it’s not like someone’s gonna read this and say “waow, I know this place, it’s wonderful!”, let’s not fool ourselves… Anyway – with those current sunny vibes, I thought it was a good time to share with …

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3 Seriously Cool Places To Stay On The Isle Of Mull

2016-01-09

Fancy a change from the regular Speyside/Highlands/Islay whisky pilgrimage? Why not considering a picturesque off shore getaway, in one of the most magical Scottish islands, the charming Isle of Mull? For those in the back of the room or the non-whisky-geeks (aka those who don’t spend 1564878 hours a week documenting themselves on The Spirits Business and other whisky-related websites – no worries, not blaming …

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3 Alternative Whisky Destinations To Visit In 2016

2016-01-07

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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Where to enjoy a good dram in Aberdeen?

2016-01-06

I didn’t spend much time in Aberdeen during my Scottish roadtrip but the stormy weather called for some heartwarming drams (not like I need an excuse for drinking whisky but hey, it was pouring out there!)… If you see what I mean! I then took the time (not like it was any sort of constraint… Don’t get me wrong) to visit some great dramming spots… …

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WHISKY TOURISM: 4 Christmas gift ideas for whisky wanderers

2015-12-09

A new 10-night cruise to the Southern Hebridean Islands will take in the whisky isles of Islay and Jura as they celebrate 200 years of malt whisky production. The best way to experience these unique distilleries is from the sea, reflecting the maritime flavour of the whiskies themselves. Mini-cruise operator The Majestic Line is offering two departures for 2016 on May 21st and August 27th …

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My Whisky Travel Bucket List : 3 cask strength destinations to visit!

2015-10-09

You may have noticed I’m a bit of a travel addict (well, not the backpacker hardcore traveller type though – only trying to sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight (which by the way I never really enjoy…) as soon as I can – everyday blessing low-cost companies for their existence!), always happy to pin a new destination on my “travel-special-world-map-poster” – maybe the central …

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7 Questions For Tobias Gorn

2015-08-07

For this second episode of my recently-launched “7 questions for…” series (remember, we were talking whisky & chocolate last week!), I wanted to introduce you to a very special company, working in my first area of expertise (kidding, completing a degree doesn’t make me an expert at all, but hey, please let me think diplomas matter… At least just a little bit ? No ? …

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