A look inside the SMWS Queen Street Venue


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)


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?


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


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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Distillery views: Blair Athol & Dalwhinnie


You know those times when you have some leftover pictures on your SD card after a trip… Not necessarily enough or relevant (or not necessarily of the best quality either) to make a full article out of those so they most of the time just end up filling your computer in a random file you barely ever look at. I thought for once I’ll share …

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TFWA: whisky distributors to showcase latest TR innovations


This year’s TFWA World Exhibition and Conference sees William Grant & Sons (WGS) refining its global travel retail portfolio with new and refreshed packaging in key collections. The stand (Golden Village GO2) retains its open and friendly atmosphere, inviting customers to view a compelling portfolio that continues to excel in creativity and innovation, alongside examples of its unique brand activations from Hendrick’s Gin and Monkey …

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Your Ultimate Bristol Boozy City Guide


You may remember I spent a few days in Bristol last month to discover the city’s buzzing food & drink scene (my InstaSummary here) and while 2 days are definitely not enough to make the most out of Bristol and discover all its yummy secrets, I still completed quite an impressive urban foodie marathon. And I’m finally disclosing the results of this #BristolTakeover! Beer Emporium …

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In Pictures: A Whisky Journey Around Speyside


While attending the first edition of Spirit of Speyside Distilled last weekend in Elgin, I couldn’t resist embarking on another Speyside whisky-themed journey, stopping for some malted visits at Strathisla (THE most picturesque/iconic Pagoda-styled Scottish distillery to me), Cardhu and Aberlour that day, but also enjoying some time off the festival around the mythic River Spey & Elgin Cathedral. And once again, Speyside won me …

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Inside The World’s Largest Scotch Whisky Collection


In the 1970’s, Claive Vidiz, a whisky enthusiast in Sao Paulo, Brazil and founder member of the Brazilian Association of Whisky Collectors, started to seek out and purchase Scotch whisky of varying type, cost and rarity. He amassed almost 3,500 bottles over 35 years. In October 2006 The Collection was purchased by Scotch whisky distiller, Diageo. When Diageo brought the Claive Vidiz Collection home to …

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Where to enjoy a good dram in Glasgow?


‘Morning my little drammers! It’s been way-too-long since I last came up with one of my “where to enjoy a good dram in…” piece, and I actually even realised that I never featured Glasgow in this series… Still trying to figure out what’s wrong with me. But hey, it’s high time I rectify this mistake and provide you with a personal shortlist of my favourite …

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