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Martine Nouet

French born, Martine Nouet, is an author and journalist who writes exclusively about food and spirits. Her love of Scottish malt whiskies brought her to the Isle of Islay on the west coast of Scotland and she has made Islay her home for fifteen years now.

Martine has gained the esteem and recognition of whisky aficionados and the whole industry. In France she is known as "La Reine de l'Alambic - The Queen of the Still" and was bestowed the title of Master of The Quaich in April 2012, an honorific distinction awarded to very few by the whisky industry.

A judge at the annual International Wine & Spirit Competition in London, she has also written a book on Malt Whisky, "Les Routes du Malt”.

She was « The whisky chef » on singlemalt TV, an internet TV channel dedicated to whisky (videos available on youtube). Martine Nouet intensely travelled on the whisky trails in 2009 with French Canadian film maker Bruno Carrière who produced a fourteen hour program on whisky for Evasion channel, “Passion Whisky”.

In September 2015, she authored "Le guide Hachette des whiskies" for which she received the "Grand prix du Livre Spirits 2015" award (second edition in October 2020).

Martine has pioneered a new trend in the world of whisky. She is an innovator in the realm of pairing food and whisky. She wrote "à table, whisky from glass to plate", a cookery book featuring original whisky and food pairings in 2016 (reprint in 2018). She hosts food/whisky pairing events and dinners all over the world. She explores also other pairing routes like art, music and dance.

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