Tag Archives: France

Altore, 40%

About a year and a half ago I blogged about the Altore Moresca Reserve Finish. One of two of a ‘Corsican’ whisky you can more or less just buy on the island. Corsican is between quotation marks because the whisky … Continue reading

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Blog Birthday Bash #4

Last Saturday was the day of this wee blog’s fourth birthday party. Not the actual 4th birthday but due to pregnancy and the lack of planning thereof we pulled that forward a little bit. As said in the announcement post … Continue reading

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Absinthe: A Myth Always Green – Benoît Noël, Peter Verte, Artémis

Another book I read during my holiday in France. It seemed appropriate. First, to get this off my mind: I don’t believe the writers used their own names. It seems unlikely someone is actually named Artemis, and then the combination … Continue reading

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Salt and Old Vines – Richard W. H. Bray

I don’t know much about wine making, but for some reason this book appealed to me. Mostly because it was recommended on Twitter by Henry Jeffreys, who’s writing Empire of Booze, a book on the history of booze in the … Continue reading

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Back from the family holiday

So, I’ve been MIA for about three weeks now. No longer. After a long weekend in the Ardennes of Belgium I came back home to get my car fixed (the AC broke) and went straight back south to Burgundy. It … Continue reading

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Uberach W.L.P 10th edition 2013 46,7% – Distillerie Bertrand

This is truly something rare. The final dram in the French Whisky Twitter Tasting was by far the darkest so a massive sherry bomb was expected. The WLP edition, which stands for Whisky Live Paris is a vatting of left … Continue reading

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Secale, Single organic malted rye, 56%, Domaine des Hautes Glaces

Domaine des Hautes Glaces is a small farm distillery in the French Alpes. The name suggests is a winery or someone producing armagnac, but they’ve been producing whisky. Not for long though, since everything is only being released as a … Continue reading

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