OK, a New Year in front of us, and then?

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in blog | 6 Comments
OK, a New Year in front of us, and then?

We all start The New Year with firm resolutions, projects, schedules and dreams. I usually have my lot and I pencil my diary with deadlines, lists of planned actions and a few questions marks. Besides that, I always make wise resolutions regarding my diet…

Teach your nose to nose with LE NEZ DU WHISKY

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in blog | No Comments
Teach your nose to nose with LE NEZ DU WHISKY

Jean Lenoir has abandoned – for a short while only- the grape for the grain. With his team, aromatician Karine Lasalle and professor of chemistry Hubert Richard, he has studied the descriptors of whisky to produce a wonderful sensory kit: 54 bottles encapsulating the main aromas of single malts. Fascinating!

My Asian trip, my wee rant and my faux pas…

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in blog | 4 Comments
My Asian trip, my wee rant and my faux pas…

My Asian trip was so intense and busy that I was still ”dreaming in Chinese” ten days after my return! I had a wonderful culinary experience, meeting Chinese chefs, tastings all sorts of dishes, being invited to sample extraordinary teas by a Tea Master in Taipei…But I was also shocked to see so many baby-doll […]

Aussie Amuse-bouche

Posted by on Aug 23, 2013 in blog | No Comments
Aussie Amuse-bouche

Oysters on the Sapphire coast, pelicans on a boat, cheese in the mountains, the blue crabs of Sydney fish market, a fabulous whisky dinner at the Four Seasons Sydney, and an amazing trip to Tasmania with two highlights: Nant distillery and Hellyers Road distillery. Here are a few snapshots while waiting for a full report.

Whisky and music, the (almost) perfect match

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in blog | No Comments
Whisky and music, the (almost) perfect match

Violin, viola, cello, piano, bass… In the hands of such talented interprets as Cantilena Chamber Music Orchestra, these instruments offered the audience true moments of exception. And a wonderful sensory platform to match music and whisky. A memorable afternoon tea…

A dance with a dram

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in blog | One Comment
A dance with a dram

Which may seem an odd idea worked beyond my expectations. Yes, whisky can be danced. Whether whisky connoisseurs or just beginners, they all let their tastebuds be carried away by the appropriate dance. Dancing Drams, here is a new sensory experience. A first but certainly not a last.

A week of fun at Islay Music and Whisky Festival

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in blog | No Comments
A week of fun at Islay Music and Whisky Festival

Monday 27 May at 16.00 – Bruichladdich Hall Dancing Drams The emotions and the images that the whisky aromatic profile displays are even stronger when all the senses respond. The sensory expression is not limited to sensations expressed in words. Art is also a way to convey those emotions. I have explored “painting whisky” with […]

DONE AND DUSTED – Glenrothes in Speyside and Grant’s Blendologie in Paris

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in blog | No Comments
DONE AND DUSTED   –   Glenrothes in Speyside and Grant’s Blendologie in Paris

It was a busy start to May with events in Paris and Speyside. If you missed the live “Blendologie” web event, here is a wee taste. Ronnie as usual turned in a great performance at the Speyside Festival. Glenrothes reveals the artist in you They were seven brave souls to venture in Glenrothes Inner Sanctum […]

Art-rageous Ronnie Cox

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in blog | No Comments
Art-rageous Ronnie Cox

Let’s share a secret! When he does not travel the globe to promote The Glenrothes, Ronnie Cox likes to tickle the brush.  A keen “artiste en herbe” Ronnie has recently discovered the Artrage App. One of his favourite pastimes is to let his inspiration remodel images. The results are quite impressive. Here are two examples of […]

Making sense of the Singleton Sensorium

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in blog | No Comments
Making sense of the Singleton Sensorium

“ Martine Nouet has shown an interest in this article which has been offered for publication elsewhere. Many thanks to her for allowing this report to be published here. It seems to be an ongoing story”. Martin Mitchell . Getting to grips (above) with the research are Professor Charles Spence (centre) with Scott King and Russ […]