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Monaco Foodie: Whisky and The Art of Blending Liquid Sunshine

Monaco Foodie: Whisky and The Art of Blending Liquid Sunshine

By Louise Simpson - December 26, 2016

Photo: La Maison d'Ecosse
Photo: La Maison d’Ecosse

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.”

It’s a rare thing that draws Mark Twain and Ava Gardner into alignment, but a love of whisky does just that. From tax wars and rebellions to prohibition, few drinks have had such a turbulent history. Whisky or whiskey: even its name is fought over. The battle for global preeminence is waged by whisky superpowers on either side of the Atlantic, while other whisky-producing nations struggle with international appeal: anyone for Taiwanese whisky? Yet nothing quite compares with a good Scotch, especially in Monte-Carlo, where our Prince’s roots are inextricably tied to the Lairds.

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