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  1. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Tasmanian whisky making its mark on the international scene

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:49am by Janelle Carrigan

    ... the unlikely home of one of Australia's most celebrated whisky distilleries, Sullivans Cove. This year, Sullivans Cove shocked the spirits community by beating incumbents from Scotland and Japan to win best single malt whisky at the World Whiskies Awards. Around the same time, fellow Tasmanian producer Lark Distillery won the top prize for best world whisky at the International Whisky ...

  2. In-form Lai gunning for more glory with Century Super Star

    Posted May 16th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... been at his most dangerous. Key for Century Super Star will be the tactics on the likely leaders, My Whisky (Kevin Leung Ka-wai) and Amedeo (Jeff Lloyd). With the 10-pound claim being employed on My Whisky, he looks most likely to do his best to hold onto the front end of the race as Amedeo presses forward to his outside from a little wider out. If there is no other pressure from ...

  3. Chivas scotches fears of a downturn with extravagant exuberance

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... booze brand Chivas exerted to position itself as sexy and stylish fun last weekend. For the Chivas Studio concept- essentially a three-night party from Thursday to Saturday- the whisky maker ... 18-course dinner on Thursday themed on Chivas 18's blend of Scotch. Yep, six appetisers, six mains and six desserts all infused with, or designed to accompany, the whisky. If it all sounds ...

  4. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    New whisky investment fund in Hong Kong looks to rare old times

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:39am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam life@scmp.com If a new whisky fund is to be believed, the water of life may offer a great investment opportunity, writes Robin Lynam Rare old times Looking to diversify your investment portfolio? How about buying a few interesting bottles of whisky? Asking prices for the best-known, top-end single malts have risen steeply in recent years, both at auction and in other ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ALCOHOL

    Hongkongers now thirsty for more variety in their whisky

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 06:33am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Hongkongers thirsty for variety in their whisky Hong Kong's thirst for the "water of life" is on the rise as more whisky drinkers look beyond the big brands, according to the owner of a specialist whisky bar in Central. "When we first opened in November 2010, customers were mostly interested in Macallan and Highland Park, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - AUCTION

    First cask of whisky publicly auctioned in Hong Kong fetches HK$793,000

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:27am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Cask of whisky fetches HK$793,000 A Hong Kong man has paid HK$793,000 to secure the first cask of whisky sold at public auction in the city. The cask was filled 25 years ago today with a 1989 Macallan single malt. If the buyer decides to open the cask now, the 120 litres of whisky it contains will fill 174 standard 700ml bottles- putting the price ...

  7. News - Asia

    Whisky flows freely in Indian election as candidates offer poll perks

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Parties sway the voters with perks of whisky Rickshaw puller Rampal Singh remembers vividly the "feast" of democracy he enjoyed last time India went to the polls in 2009: it included a free hot meal, a bottle of whisky and a banknote. "They treated us to really good biryani and a quarter of whisky," Singh says wistfully ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    George Osborne buys round of whisky for restive Scots with tax freeze

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 09:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Minister buys a round for Scots with tax freeze British finance minister George Osborne has frozen tax on Scottish whisky in his annual budget, in an apparent attempt to woo Scots ahead of an independence referendum this year. "Scottish whisky is a huge British success story. To support that industry, instead of raising duties on Scotch ...

  9. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - ASK THE FOODIE RON TAYLOR

    Ask The Foodie: Ron Taylor

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, and for the past 12 years has also been an independent lecturer. His passion is single malt whisky. Can you recall your first single malt? The first whisky ... malts take a lot of beating. Do you also drink blends? There's nothing wrong with blends. I drink them a lot. The concept of a blend is taking 20, 30 or 40 whiskies together, and hitting ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    The great whisky and water test

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 06:54pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... the difference in our whisky? The expensive Scottish stuff comes in three choices: Uisge Source- Highland, Speyside and Islay – all priced at something north of HK$128 per 100ml bottle in Galaxy, which made the water more expensive than many of the whiskies it was supposed to complement. The posh water even comes with pipette, so you can drop it into your glass. Ordinary bottled water like ...




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