French Whisky

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This month we’re talking French whisky! Did you know that whisky is not only the most popular spirit in France, but that the French drink more whisky than any other country?! (about 2.2 litres per capita annually as opposed to, for example, about 1.5 litres per capita in the US!)

So this month, we stopped in a couple of times to visit our friends at Les Passerelles at Hotel Parister to chat with Lilya Sekkal about French whisky. Les Passerelles is the bar with the largest selection of French whisky in Paris and it’s well worth a visit for that, as well as the bucolic terrace and friendly service.

For our first visit, Lilya not only served us a great French old fashioned (mine was with Hedgehog whisky, which I’ve had a few times here and quite enjoyed) but she walked Thomas and I through a flight of French whiskies, including Kornog, G. Miclo, and G. Rozelieures. She also shared a bit about whisky-francais.com, which is a site you want to check out if you’re interested in learning more about the subject! On our follow up visit, we recorded and she shared all her whisky knowledge so listen to the show for the full run down!

Additional thanks to:

World Radio Paris and especially Thomas for editing and production. (and don’t forget, he has his own show Uni Talks!)

Emily Dilling of Paris Paysanne for show notes and web assistance

Son Little for the music we use

As usual, we remind you to drink responsibly.

And finally, just a reminder that we really appreciate getting reviews.  While we enjoy doing the podcast and bringing you what we hope is interesting news, getting the reviews not only helps other people discover us, but makes me realize i’m not just shouting into a void and that someone is actually listening.  So, please, if you like what we’re doing, drop us a quick review and we’ll read it on the air!

 

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Cocktail Expert Forest Collins is the creator of 52martinis, an online guide to the best cocktail bars in Paris and other small batch spirits news from France. We've also recently launched an app so you can keep all that bar info in your pocket!