Glenmorangie Companta 46%

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Glenmorangie Companta 46%

This is the fifth addition to the Private Edition range. It reflects Dr Bill Lumsden’s tireless research in maturation and wood policy. Bill Lumsden is Director of Whisky Creation and Distilling for Glenmorangie. “Companta” means friendship in Scot gaelic. That new rare release is the result of an extra maturation of whisky which had been […]

The four seasons of whisky: Spring

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The four seasons of whisky: Spring

Fancy illustrating the season in your cooking and your choice of whisky? Let me take you through the four seasons with some easy nibbles, savoury and sweet. We will start with spring. Bright acid colours, raw, light and crunchy ingredients convey the sensory identity of spring. We want freshness, simple and straightforward flavours. Exactly what […]

Miscellaneous thoughts

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Miscellaneous thoughts

The trendy perfume Fancy a spray of Laphroaig on your oyster? On your cocktail? On your chocolate mousse? Or simply in your mouth (so much better than the mint breath freshener!), on your hair or whatever tickles your fancy? I use whisky spray in cooking quite regularly but having this branded atomizer is even better. […]

Laphroaig Comes Back Home As a Painting

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Laphroaig Comes Back Home As a Painting

This is the story of a painting which was intended to me and I did not know! That will remain as the best memory of my tasting tours in 2013. This happened during the NB Spirit Festival in Fredericton (New-Brunswick) late November. I was hosting an Art and Whisky tasting for the first time. Four […]