No whisky musings this time, just my thoughts on the Islay Winter. As much as I love living on Islay, there are days I curse …

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After nearly two years of being “mothballed” as the pandemic deprived us from organizing Whisky events, The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival just gave me …

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A visit to Monk’s House

Photos of Virginia Wolf's house and gardens

This Summer, I made a fabulous visit to Virginia Woolf’s house (Monk’s House) in Rodmell near Lewes (East Sussex). Virginia and her husband Leonard Woolf …

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à table en FRANCAIS

à table

“à table, le whisky, du verre à l’assiette” arrive en France fin octobre… Vous en rêviez? Je l’ai fait. Publié à compte d’auteur parce que …

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In Brief

Ardbeg an Oa in the mist The launching of Ardbeg an Oa late August was quite spectacular and dramatic. It was so misty that the …

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Bon appétit

montage distilled

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 …

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New Releases

From Scotland to Ireland, some drams to spice up your summer garden parties. Enjoy the sunshine (if you are lucky enough to find it where you are)!

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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.

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