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Martine Nouet

Lets go nuts
There is a whole world of nuts out there

March 2014, Issue 118, page 44

The Perfect Dinner
The whisky chef cooks up a storm in Australia

October 2013, Issue 115, page 60

Gentlemen only
Whisky chef Martine Nouet watches from the sidelines at a cookery school

June 2013, Issue 112, page 58

The Sweet Side of Life
Martine Nouet explores honey and whisky.

March 2013, Issue 110, page 52

Up the Apples and Pears
Martine Nouet gets a little autumnal with her food pairings

October 2012, Issue 107, page 56

Holy Smoke
Martine Nouet looks at the kiln's part in whisky making

September 2012, Issue 106, page 28

Taking it Outside (BBQ)
Whisky chef Martine Nouet prepares, and hopes, for some decent summer weather

June 2012, Issue 104, page 56

Mixing Tradition & Modernity
Martine Nouet explores food and whisky with a Dutch phenomenon

April 2012, Issue 103, page 54

A Bridge Further
Whisky chef Martine Nouet looks at some extreme pairings

March 2012, Issue 102, page 57

A Decade of Challenges
Martine Nouetheads to Sweden to find out what has been happening at the country's foremost distillery

February 2012, Issue 101, page 34

A Voyage of Discovery
Martine Nouet takes us through the gems of French distilling.

October 2011, Issue 99, page 39

City of Light
Paris by night has been unanimously praised in literature and travel guides. You may all have done it, walk down the Champs-Elysées at Christmas time or sit on a bench at the end of l'Ile-Saint-Loui...

October 2011, Issue 99, page 50

Lets go Fruity
Whisky chef Martine Nouet embraces Harvest Time.

September 2011, Issue 98, page 52

Techniques to Know
Martine Nouet takes us though another set of do and don'ts for whisky pairings

July 2011, Issue 97, page 62

Chemical Romance
Whisky chef Martine Nouet gets to grips with the science behind food pairing

June 2011, Issue 96, page 54

More Than Taste
Martine Nouet looks at why you say tomato, I say tomeito

June 2011, Issue 96, page 14

The Man who Sees with His Nose
Martine Nouet meets a man at the cross

June 2011, Issue 96, page 18

The Do and Don'ts
Martine Nouet takes us through some essential tips for food pairing

April 2011, Issue 95, page 50

A Canadian Feast
Martine Nouet heads north for a challenging pairing

March 2011, Issue 94, page 52

Out of the ordinary
Martine Nouet meets the woman with designs on boutique chocolates

December 2010, Issue 92, page 50

On a spirited Spice route
Martine Nouet meets the chef who brings spice to our lives

October 2010, Issue 91, page 50

Speyside delights
Martine Nouet looks back at 10 years of Aberlour whisky dinners at the Spirit of Speyside festival with a ‘best of...' menu.

September 2010, Issue 90, page 52

The whispering gallery
Martine Nouet finds the perfect match for the whispering whiskies requires a light hand when seasoning and careful attention in choosing delicate ingredients.

February 2010, Issue 86, page 55

Winter Warmers
Martine Nouet meets a chef with a passion for peat.

January 2010, Issue 85, page 54

On the spice trail
Martine Nouet takes a walk on the spiced side of life.

October 2009, Issue 83, page 52

Festival Menus
Martine Nouet takes us through recent whisky and food combinations she has discovered.

September 2008, Issue 74, page 50

History in a glass (The Glenrothes)
Berry Bros & Rudd organised the ultimate tasting of The Glenrothes, we found out more.

June 2008, Issue 72, page 50

The Magic of Citrus
Martine Nouet delves in to the wonderful world of marmalades and tangy, fresh fruit

November 2006, Issue 60, page 44

Road runners
Whisky ambassadors travel the world promoting whisky. The ideal job? Martine Nouet went to find out

August 2006, Issue 58, page 24

Island delights
The Ardbeg candelight dinner is becoming an institution. Martine Nouet, who is at the event's core, reports on this year's event

July 2006, Issue 57, page 42

A touch of spice
Spicy food works well with whisky.Martine Nouet visited La Porte des Indes for a special Indian food and whisky tasting

June 2006, Issue 56, page 44

Anot so auld
Did our Mystery Visitor really call Speyside a catering desert? Martine Nouet reports on a restaurant

March 2006, Issue 54, page 42

Entente cordiale
Pascal Barbot is a young award-winning chef in Paris who wasn't too familiar with whisky before Glenfiddich challenged him.Martine Nouet reports

October 2005, Issue 51, page 44

Whisky à la carte in Belgium
Whisky dinners are becoming increasingly popular in Belgium. Martine Nouet meets a chef passionate about malt on the plate

March 2005, Issue 46, page 52

Amber gets the green light
Amber is the new restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre, and unsurprisingly whisky features high on its agenda. Martine Nouet visited it

November 2004, Issue 44, page 44

 

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Balblair 1983
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00%
8 A lovely dram, brightening like the promise of a warm summer.

Balblair 2003
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Either a young whisky or a whisky matured in a tired cask. Not unpleasant but too thin. I can imagine it in a granité or as a thirst quencher in summer with lots of ice.

Compass Box Whisky The General
Blended - Scotland - 53.40%
8 All the components of an old fellow. The ideal after - dinner dram.

Discovery Road Four Lions
Single Malt - England - 46.00%
A burning feel. Alcohol is not well mastered. And that oily note is not pleasant.

Discovery Road Smile
Rye - Netherlands - 46.00%
4 An aromatic whisky, with a full fruity character. Very well structured.

Evans Williams Single Barrel 2004
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
8 An old Bourbon? The nose is very interesting. The palate maybe a little behind. Avoid water.

Glenmorangie Companta
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
4 A well balanced sherry whisky. I prefer the palate to the nose with this.

HIghland Park Freya
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.20%
8 A classic Bourbon cask maturation. Refreshing and satisfying. A good springtime malt to enjoy with smoked salmon.

Hudson Maple Cask Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 46.00%
7 The nose is floral to start with then shifting to that fish oil note which disappears at times. The palate is completely different, certainly wood driven.

Johnnie Walker The Royal Route
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Not unpleasant but not much character. And that cereal sweetness is cloying.

Rock Town Arkansas
Rye - U.S.A. - 46.00%
7 Difficult to class this sample in the whisky category. Some odd maturation and/or finish? Too bitter for my palate.

Slyrs Sherry Edition No.1
Single Malt - Netherlands - 46.00%
7 An autumnal dram with a good uplifting profile. Refreshing and lively. Fruit and oak elegantly mingle. I would avoid water.

Slyrs Sherry Edition No.1
Single Malt - Netherlands - 46.00%
7 This whisky needs time to fully express itself. Oak is prevailing which makes the whisky unbalanced.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Bunnahabhain
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 The palate does not deliver as much as the nose. Lacks character

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Dailuaine
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.50%
7 Quite an unusual taste. Fresh and surprisingly sweet.

The Singleton of Glen Ord Trinité
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.00%
7 A well balanced dram.

Aberfeldy Ramble Single Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.00%
7 ?This whisky needs water to cut the sharp edges! But water tends to enhance bitterness. The nose is more attractive than the palate for me.

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Benromach 1976
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 ?A superb whisky, rich, deep, complex, with a mature oakiness. I would avoid water personally.

Black Bull Special Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
3 ?A dash of water cuts the edges but weakens the aromas. A well balanced whisky, hesitating between sweet and sour but finally choosing the latter.

Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select
Tennessee - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 ?A classic rye whiskey. Gains balance and sweetness with a dash of water.

Jura Turas Mara
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.00%
4 ? A well knitted fruity whisky. The perfect companion of a scrumptious Tarte Tatin. Water enhanced some bitter oak. Better neat.

Lombard Scotch Whisky Ltd Dhoon Glen
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A pleasant blend. Rich cereal profile. Good balance.

Royal Canadian
Blended - Canada - 40.00%
3 ?For me a rum. Makes me think of Angostura rums… Bizarre. Now that I know what I tasted… a Canadian whisky.

Sullivans Cove American Oak Bourbon Cask
Single Malt - Australia - 47.50%
8 ?An elegant whisky which makes me think of a charming watercolour. Relaxing, pleasantly balanced.

Teeling Small Batch 4 Years Old
Single Malt - Republic of Ireland - 46.00%
7 ?Not an unpleasant whisky but there is not much to explore. Water brings out more sweetness. Might shine through in cocktails really well.

The Glendronach Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.20%
7 ?The alcohol is not well mastered. Difficult, as if you add water, you go too far on the oak side.

Tomintoul Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.90%
7 ?I was expecting more oak on the palate. A definite sherry influence. Fruit and wood are well integrated. Reminds me of calvados!

Tullibardine Sovereign
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 ?The nose is promising, the palate is a bit behind. But this is a pleasant dram.

Wild Turkey American Honey
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 35.50%
7 ?A pleasant Cointreau-like liqueur. I would drink it on crushed ice or use it in a canard à l'orange sauce.

Abbey Whisky Bunnahabhain
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.00%
8 Shy at first but revealing pleasant fruity flavours.

CaskStrength Cutty Sark
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.40%
7 The nose is more enticing than the palate. But a decent dram on the whole.

Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Ltd Big Smoke
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 The nose is more attractive than the palate. Obviously an Islander. Pleasant springtime outdoor dram though.

Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Ltd Smokin'
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A well-balanced dram.

Hellyers Road 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Australia - 46.20%
7 The nose is more expressive than the palate. A delicate sweetness.

Highland Park Loki
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.70%
8 An oaky character, slightly dour at first but opening on fruit and toffee. Be light when adding water.

 

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