NEWS IN Whisky
Whisky writer and presenter Mr Neil Ridley formed Caskstrength Creative with Mr Joel Harrison to bring their love of whisky to a wider audience. Today, they work with a variety of brand owners to educate people about how best to enjoy whisky. Using a selection of drinks and glassware, he gives us his top tips on how to enjoy whisky. Watch the Mr Porter produced video here!
If you’re a connoisseur and a cigar aficionado, you must know the pleasure it is to match a cuban cigar with a swallow of Whisky or, even better Cognac XO. Well, this stainless steel flask is the perfect gadget to carry both your cigars and whisky in a retro manner. Cool, isn’t it? ($24, available here) Read the rest of this entry »
Global demand for truly exceptional top-end malt whisky is now greater than it’s ever been, and competition for that limited release can be ﬁerce, so if you’re really serious about whisky, you need something to give you the edge. Which is why whisky expert David Clelland has launched 1494, an exclusive new whisky club based in New York offering insider knowledge on upcoming whisky auctions, as well as guidance on whisky procurement, investment and, of course, appreciation. Read the rest of this entry »
Macallan and the ‘godfather’ of British pop art Sir Peter Blake have just created the right package for any malt enthusiast. As the octogenarian celebrated his 80th birthday on 25th June, he has decided to let the world in on the celebration of his exciting life with a unique limited edition art piece nestled inside a stunning oak box. The box has been divided in to eight sections, each representing a decade “inspired or chosen by Sir Peter Blake”. Each section contains an exclusive miniature of The Macallan distilled in that decade (1930 through to 2000’s), sporting labels designed by Sir Peter along with a small book of illustrations and on his life. The set will be limited to 250 units and priced at £4,500 ($7,000)! We love those sick projects! Read the rest of this entry »
A Father’s Day easy pick !! Suntory‘s reknown Yamazaki whisky is a smooth, honeyed single malt distilled in Japan’s oldest distillery. A magnificent bottle and an 18 years old bronze color make this spicy, nutsy, malt a pure pleasure. Don’t drink with moderation. Read the rest of this entry »
When contemporary glassblower Vincent Breed meets authentic and strong whisky brand Ballantine’s, the result is just splendid! Indeed, Vincent Breed threw his artistic vision onto the tasting of this wonderful 12-year-old whisky…
A few weeks ago, we were invited to this amazing event by Ballantine’s in an intriguing and enchanting place (la Cuvée) under the imposing Pont Alexandre III!! We had the chance to be taught the know-how of glassblowing! Crazy experience !! No need to say that the Ballantine’s 12-year-old whisky is a high-end worldclass spirit! Read the rest of this entry »
With just a few weeks before my next internship, I intend to take advantage of every single minute of my peaceful spare time. Therefore, I had to make a wishlist of what would take these upcoming weeks to the next level… There it is :
Old Grand-Dad bourbon whiskey distilled in Kentucky. Served best with friends after dinner. Perfect for an Old Fashioned cocktail, my favourite. // A.P.C. suede slippers in black. Aren’t they perfect ? // Aesop Moroccan Neroli Post Shave Lotion. Because being home isn’t an excuse to have an irritated and inflamed skin. // Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 which is set for release later this month. This pick so I can kick some asses with my bling-bling assault rifles from my sofa.
For those who don’t have time to or the patience or the lucidity to prepare a drink, which is really sad, Jack Daniel’s thought you might wanna try the Jack Daniel’s Ready-to-Drink ($10) ready-made drinks. These perfectly mixed beverages, which come in black aluminum-bottle four-packs, give you instant access to Jack & Cola, Jack & Ginger, or Jack & Diet Cola. Now you can easily play the bartender all-night long.
Maybe the most addicting whiskey-based cocktail. That explains why it is the most ancient cocktail in the world. The word “cocktail” itself was first introduced to speak about the old fashioned recipe ! The earliest written recipe, from 1895, specifies the following… Read the rest of this entry »