Travel

In Pictures: a look inside The Speyside Cooperage

2017-05-30

So you’ve probably visited many distilleries… You’re quite familiar with the stories of illegal whisky making, smugglers and angel’s share, the science behind malting, mashing, fermentation & distillation has not secret for you anymore, but once you finally make it to the warehouse stage, there’s always this desire to know more about those beautiful casks that actually have a LOT to do with the flavours …

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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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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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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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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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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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A look inside the SMWS Queen Street Venue

2017-03-24

Hey, it’s been a while since I haven’t come up with a proper “in pictures” piece around here! Last time I went to Edinburgh (which really feels like too long ago now even though it’s only been a few months… but love makes you lose your bearings sometimes…), I couldn’t miss the opportunity to visit the newly-refurbished Scotch Malt Whisky Society venue on Queen Street …

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In Pictures: Touring Kings County Distillery (NYC)

2017-01-06

Kings County Distillery is New York City’s oldest operating whiskey distillery, the first since prohibition. Founded in 2010, the distillery produces handmade moonshine, bourbon, and other whiskeys out of the 117-year-old Paymaster Building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.  While on his American adventure, I sent my devoted boyfriend (xoxo) to visit this rather recent distillery (and if you’re wondering why I couldn’t make it, just bare in mind you …

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Where to enjoy a good dram in Malta?

2016-12-05

I’m just coming back home to France after a sunny escape in Malta – where I stayed a couple of days to discover what the Mediterranean island had to offer in terms of scenery, culture & history but also to dive into the local food & drink scene… You know me, no trip would be complete if I hadn’t been scrupulously looking out for the …

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5 Whisky Hotspots You Need To Visit While In London

2016-11-17

You may or may not know it, but I used to live in London. Yeap, right in the heart of formerly-cool-and-alternative Camden Town, where I settled just after turning 18, with my black & pink hair, working as a translator by day and spending all my money attending concerts by night (\m/). I still get this kind of emotional link to London each time I …

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