Travel

In Pictures: Visiting the Glenfiddich Distillery

2017-10-31

Let’s pursue our malted adventures on the Malt Whisky Trail with another distillery visit ! Amongst the 4 distilleries I visited during my last Scottish trip, I was more than happy to re-discover Glenfiddich (which if you remember, I already visited a few years ago for a blending lab during Spirit of Speyside), and finally get to see those impressive stills ! After our stops …

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An inside look into the most picturesque Scotch Whisky distillery

2017-10-24

Let’s pursue our InstaSummary of my recent visit to Speyside, touring the Malt Whisky Trail, with an inside look into what I truly think is the most picturesque distillery in Scotland (interested in a list of the most “beautiful distilleries” in Scotland? Let me know on social media or do not hesitate to send me an email via the contact form, always love to hear …

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In Pictures: visiting Glen Moray distillery

2017-10-16

If you follow my adventures on social media, there are great chances you already know I spent a few days in Scotland last week touring the Malt Whisky Trail up in beautiful Speyside. On the menu this time: 4 distilleries, some intense dramming sessions, nice encounters (as always when in Speyside…) and some other surprises I’ll tell you more about in a future blog post …

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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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