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Monday, 19 November, 2012, 1:27am

SPIRIT OF adventure

In Hong Kong until recently, connoisseurship of spirits was mostly confined to a couple of specialised fields - cognac and Scotch whisky. If people ordered gin, vodka, rum or tequila, they might have expressed a brand preference, but bar patrons were unaware of the profusion of niche products emerging in those spirit categories. All that is changing - and fast.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Not even a few stiff drinks can loosen Leon Lai Ming's lips

Show business 'heavenly king' Leon Lai Ming has always been tight-lipped about private matters. So when he was out on the town promoting Johnnie Walker Blue Label, we wondered if a glass or two of Scotch might loosen him up.

6 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Global ambassador has the cocktail recipes to shake and stir the bartenders of Hong Kong

As any foodie will tell you, it's not just about how it tastes but how it looks too.

A group of buzzed journalists - thanks to a complementary cocktail and a bottle of vodka - learned this lesson first-hand on Tuesday afternoon as Hong Kong-born mixologist Kenji Jess (pictured above) put on a show at a rooftop bar at IFC as part of a Smirnoff media event.

11 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Celebration marks arrival of new line of whisky in fine style

It was only 7pm on Tuesday but Causeway Bay's Neway CEO Karaoke bar was already full of guests slinging down whisky shots as Johnnie Walker launched its Gold Label Reserve, and all the whisky was on the house.

4 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Perfect match

Mooncakes are not the healthiest of foods: the pastry is traditionally made of sugar and lard (although some use butter or oil), and while the filling can range from sweetened lotus paste or mashed red beans to nuts and ham, it usually contains cholesterol-laden salted duck eggs. All in all, it's a formidable mouthful - I've never met anyone who can eat a whole mooncake.

1 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Don't question its bottle - Guinness plans stout move to celebrate 250th anniversary

It didn't take too much arm-twisting to convince us to go to an event at The Dublin Jack on a Friday afternoon to try out a new Guinness beer. The informal occasion announced some news for local ale lovers.

11 May 2009 - 12:00am

Brew master

Guinness chief Fergal Murray has arguably the best job in the world

Did you hear the one about the genie who appeared before an Irishman and gave him two wishes?

For his first wish the Irishman asked for a refilling bottle of Guinness. The bottle appeared and after he drank the contents it immediately filled again.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Life in a black-and-white world

Appearances do matter, according to Lee Bailey. So his task of selling Guinness is made easier simply because of the black colour of the brew, topped with its white creamy head. Life for Mr Bailey is simple, seen in the stark shades of black and white.

22 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Perfect Match

The classic British fry-up is great for breakfast in the winter or a leisurely Sunday brunch - and it's probably the ultimate hangover cure (the other 'cure' being moderation). It can have all sorts of additions, but the basic ingredients are fried eggs, thinly cut beefsteak, sausages, bacon and some sort of starch. My Lebanese friends insist on adding rare liver.

28 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

A special bar for whisky lovers

The Canny Man

If you take a street poll on the various brands of whisky sold in Hong Kong, it is more than likely the respondents will name the mass market ones. While there is nothing wrong with that, these people probably do not know there is a whole world of other brands waiting to be sampled.

1 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Distilling a positive message

The Johnnie Walker logo is familiar to aficionados of the 19th hole at most of the world's courses - all the more reason why the whisky giant wants to emphasise its link to the links.

19 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

FYI: Should a Martini be shaken or stirred?

This question drags us into dangerous territory - the ingredients, measures and methods required to create the perfect Martini are in constant dispute among the planet's bartenders. All insist their own magical combination of gin and vermouth is 'the one'.

3 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

All right Jack

WHEN I ASKED READERS to name their favourite Hong Kong pub (Post Magazine, June 8), I did not expect such an overwhelming flood of e-mails. There were votes for Delaney's in Wan Chai, the Captain's Grill at the Mandarin Oriental, Central, Dicken's Bar at the Excelsior, Causeway Bay, and Schnurrbart in Lan Kwai Fong. But an overwhelming majority voted for the Dublin Jack.

13 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

25 years ago...

Brits rally to save Scotch

London (Dec 22): Britons rallied behind one of their favourite brands of Scotch whisky in a noisy confrontation with the Common Market.

22 Dec 2002 - 12:00am