Martine Nouet was born in Normandy. Having nosed calvados from her childhood at family dinners, it was only natural that she kept the memory of those superb eaux-de-vie and progressed to broader spirits later in life.
Currently living on Islay, home to some of Scotland’s most celebrated malts, she particularly enjoys writing about Scotch Whisky. Martine has pioneered a new trend in the world of whisky: the sensory idea of pairing whiskies with a suitable food counterpart.
She is a specialist in matching food and whisky, and regularly hosts whisky dinners in France and in Scotland. She always, however, endeavours to take a new and dynamic approach to tasting, often exploring other pairing routes such as linking the tasting to art, music, or even fabric textures.
Martine was bestowed the title of Master of The Quaich in April 2012. She will be signing her latest book 'à table, whisky from glass to plate'.