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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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… […]
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….
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 […]