NB Spirits Festival: Best of All

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in blog | No Comments
NB Spirits Festival: Best of All

Another stunning edition of the fantastic NB Spirits Festival in Fredericton New-Brunswick (Canada). You don’t have to gather 5 000 people or more to be a hit. It is not the quantity of the audience that matters but the quality. On this matter, this festival cannot be beaten. Every year in November, the small town […]

Bon appétit

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in blog | No Comments
Bon appétit

Summer has been well employed in promoting “à table”. It is always a real pleasure to meet people and give them inspirations through classes and talks. In Edinburgh or in Elgin, or just at home, I have enjoyed whetting whisky and food lovers’ appetite. More this Autumn! A good start for “à table” I am delighted […]

Flashback

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in blog | No Comments
Flashback

My cookery book pulled the curtain on my other activities since the beginning of the year. And yet, I have travelled and discovered great gems: from Glen Grant to Tullamore Dew, from Teeling distillery to Inchdairnie distillery… Flashback Glen Grant adds a 12 and a 18 Year Old to its range Master distiller Dennis Malcolm […]

Le Voici!

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016 in blog | No Comments
Le Voici!

“à table, whisky from glass to plate” will be launched  at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival from 27th April to 2nd May. Designed with a wonderful team – John Paul photographer, Eric Obry chef, Laurien Stam graphic designer and Joris Brockotter printer – it is presented as “both a practical guide and an appetising […]

Thinking out of the Box?

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in blog | 2 Comments
Thinking out of the Box?

One more time, NB Spirits Festival in Fredericton (New Brunswick) lived up to whisky aficionados’ expectations. Four days of tastings, meetings and out the box thinking. When knowledge and education meet banter. “Le fun” as they say in Québec.

And the beat goes on…

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in blog | No Comments
And the beat goes on…

Autumn is on its way. The wild geese appeared early on Islay this year. Sign of a cold winter? Who knows? September has been an eventful month.

My Busy Spring

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in blog | No Comments
My Busy Spring

MY BUSY SPRING The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2015 edition has been a very active one. Dinners, a cooking demonstration and a Victorian picnic have brought to light different pairing experiences. Here are a few snapshots of a busy spring, from Islay to Speyside, from Australia Saint-Andrews… SPIRIT OF SPEYSIDE FESTIVAL The big surprise… […]

Whisky Passion in South Africa

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in blog | 3 Comments
Whisky Passion in South Africa

The passion Eve, Dave and Steve share for whisky is beyond imagination. Wild about Whisky is not a bar where people come to drink. They come to learn and of course to enjoy what they taste.

Whisky’s Magical Journey with Olivier Roellinger

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in blog | No Comments
Whisky’s Magical Journey with Olivier Roellinger

My journalist colleague Martin Mitchell was among the lucky diners that evening. He could not believe his taste buds!  Rooted in Celtic inspiration, the enchanting dinner performed an incredible alchemy between the dishes, the whiskies and Breton mythology. Let us follow Martin….

Six finalists for the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Awards

Posted by on Feb 1, 2015 in blog | No Comments

A judging competition took place in January to select the six runners up which will be sampled by the visitors during The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival early may. They will have to choose between two single malts (tasted blind) in three categories. The ten judges had make a selection among 37 samples submitted by […]