Martine Nouet, 60, is the only author and journalist currently working in France – but living in Scotland, on the island of Islay - who writes exclusively about food and spirits. She particularly enjoys writing on Scotch Whisky. She is a regular contributor to Whisky Magazine and she launched the Whisky Magazine French edition in 2004. She was the editor for six years until she recently decided to concentrate on writing and cooking.
In France she is known as "La reine de l'Alambic", "the Queen of the Still". And she also was « The whisky chef » on singlemalt TV, an internet TV channel dedicated to whisky. She is a specialist of matching food and whisky. She hosts whisky dinners in France and in Scotland. A judge at the annual International Wine & Spirit Competition in London, she has also written a book on Malt Whisky, "Les Routes du Malt”. 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”. Martine Nouet was born in Normandy. Having nosed calvados from her childhood at family dinners, she probably kept the memory of that superb eau-de-vie and came to spirits later ! She mainly writes on whisky but is also a specialist of all great eaux-de-vie like cognac, calvados, armagnac and rum. Spirits form a fascinating and friendly family...