Interview: Master Perfumer and Royal Salute 21 Whisky Consultant Barnabé Fillion

Exploring the ways in which scent combinations create and evoke memories

We know that the brain employs scent to trigger memories and feelings. Without your olfactory system running properly, smelling certain things would be difficult—and, of course, food and drinks would taste different too. Perhaps most importantly, your brain wouldn’t create lasting memories in the same way. On a  recent trip to Dubai, we spoke with master perfumer and Royal Salute 21 whisky consultant, Barnabé Fillion …

The Dalmore + Chef Massimo Bottura’s 49-Year-Old Single Malt Whisky

Sotheby's will auction the rare "L'Anima" scotch to raise funds for the Food for Soul charity

Anyone who’s poured a dram of scotch during a good conversation can understand the origins of L’Anima, a one-off 49-year-old single malt from The Dalmore. The magnificent liquid is the result of a conversation between the whisky brand’s charismatic master distiller Richard Paterson and chef Massimo Bottura—one of the most acclaimed artists in the world of food. Bottura’s the brains behind Modena, Italy’s three Michelin starred …

September Scotch: Whisky From the Isle of Jura

"Highland Island"-style spirit from a blustery, remote Scottish island

The Isle of Jura isn’t the only Scottish island with conditions that stoke the imagination into believing one stands somewhere near the end of the earth. It does, however, carry the exclusive honor of being acknowledged by author George Orwell as the “most un-get-at-able place.” (Orwell spent much time on the island, in a very remote cottage, while working on 1984.) The frequently shifting climate and …