TheWhiskyLady

The Whisky Lady, Toulouse

Blog : The Whisky Lady : Spirits & Other Stories dans Lifestyle

En plus d'être férue de découvertes culinaires et culturelles en tout genre, je suis tombée dans l'alambic il y a quelques années et je distille ainsi sur mon blog conseils, avis et tendances du monde des spiritueux, et plus particulièrement du whisk(e)y. MIXOLOGY/WHISKY/WHISKEY/COCKTAILS/SPIRITS & OTHER STORIES !

2018 in review – catch-up and best drams

Oh boy… I know it’s been a while I haven’t jumped on my keyboard and write something around here. I’ve missed you guys, like, really, but I’ve been crazy busy this second part of 2018. I probably owe you maltyheads... Lire la suite ›

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My July Whisky Wishlist

July is my Birthday month, so yeap, I have loads of liquid wishes this month Daftmill 2005 – Inaugural Release “The Daftmill distillery has finally released its very first whisky! Founded back in 2005, its Lowland single malt has been of... Lire la suite ›

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In Pictures: visiting Highland Park Distillery

I know I know… What has taken me so long to post this? Life! This past month has been more than hectic on The Whisky Lady’s planet, I’ll probably write a quick “life update” article anyway to let you all know what... Lire la suite ›

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April & May Sample Clearance: Favourite Drams

It’s already episode 3 of my new monthly “sample clearance” series – and what a great month it was on the liquid sunshine planet !  Here’s what I received, purchased and tasted this past month:/ = I’ll pass = enjoyable  = great  =... Lire la suite ›

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My June Whisky Wishlist

Feis Ile 2018 celebrations are just over and here I am releasing this June whisky wishlist with only one of the exciting Feis 2018 bottlings… How dare I?! – Don’t freak out peatyheads, I’m saving them for a future piece (and I... Lire la suite ›

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Yes, packaging matters !

As recently as yesterday, I came accross a post on social media refering to the new Port Charlotte range and their new design, arguing that the container didn’t have much importance as long as the content was good. It may sound surprising (or... Lire la suite ›

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May 2018: new whiskies you need to try

The whisky world is seriously booming and those are exciting times for us drammers! Not a month passes without my mailbox being flooded by tons of press releases announcing more or less exciting news – I therefore read through all I’ve... Lire la suite ›

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Malted Pairings: Whisky & Junk Food

If you’ve been following my malted ramblings for a certain time, you probably know I’m not really team “Whisky & Cigars” when it comes to associate my whisky with another yummy ingredient. In fact, I’ve been trying... Lire la suite ›

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In Pictures: Toulouse Whisky Festival

It’s one thing to attend a whisky festival… It’s definitely something else to organise one !   If you’re wondering why I was less active than usual those past few weeks, you have your answer now! I was busy preparing what... Lire la suite ›

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Could this be the solution against whisky counterfeiting ?

Counterfeiting and fakes are one of the main issues in the whisky world those days – and trust me, as a whisky auctioneer, it’s part of my daily routine to spot and try to prevent fakes from entering the secondary market, a task that has... Lire la suite ›

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Story time: opening my whisky bar from scratch

As you may have seen if you’ve been following my recent adventures on social media, we (we as me and my partner) recently open our very own Scottish Pub & Microbrewery in Toulouse (FR) called the Hopscotch. It’s been a very long... Lire la suite ›

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Reviewing the reborn Glenmorangie Astar

Back in 2008, Glenmorangie created Astar (Scots Gaelic for “journey”), a single malt whisky entirely matured in bespoke oak casks from the Ozark mountains of Missouri, designed to impart the wood’s maximum flavour to the spirit.  Today,... Lire la suite ›

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10 rules to make the most out of a whisky festival

While I’m preparing myself for the whisky festival season (Whisky Live Paris, The Whisky Show…), I thought I could share a few tips for you if you’ve never attended any of those great malted reunions![GIVEAWAY INCLUDED –... Lire la suite ›

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Arran celebrates Master Distiller 10th anniversary with limited edition

This year, Master Distiller James MacTaggart celebrates his 10th anniversary at the Isle of Arran Distillery and an incredible 40 years in the Scotch whisky industry. To celebrate, he has created a unique limited edition bottling that marks his... Lire la suite ›

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Gordon & Macphail launches exclusive Glen Grant Collection

Famous independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail has launched an exclusive collection which focuses on six consecutive years from the Glen Grant Distillery and it sounds particularly yummy if you want my opinion (which you probably want if you read... Lire la suite ›

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My September Whisky Wishlist

September already… It’s too painful I don’t want to say more. But let’s deal with September pain with my monthly whisky selection! Littlemill 1990 – 27yo Private Cellar Edition The Littlemill distillery was sadly shut... Lire la suite ›

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5 Whisky & Coffee pairings

Tomorrow’s September, I know it’s sad to hear guys but summertime is officially over… It’s time to replace those ugly tropical-printed swimsuits by your usual early morning coffee – don’t make this sad face, you... Lire la suite ›

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How to share your whisky passion

I received quite a few messages lately asking for my special tips on how to share a passion for whisky so here are the main (and slightly obvious…) solutions I have for you: > Start blogging! I’ve never been able to share as much as I... Lire la suite ›

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GlenDronach releases limited edition in partnership with Kingsman film director

The GlenDronach Distillery has announced the exclusive release of The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1991 Vintage, a unique collaboration with Marv films and Twentieth Century Fox to mark the release of ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’. The... Lire la suite ›

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Irish Whiskey ins’t only that “smooth” beverage you heard of

When listening to many whisky tasting hosts trying to explain whisky to a crowd of newcomers, there’s always this point where they’ll take a shortcut. I feel that popularization, while needed I reckon, may sometimes be at least... Lire la suite ›

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