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23/12/2016

4 cocktails to warm you during Christmas

Inevitably, the cold season is here, and what better than to take sit by the side of the chimney with a rich and strong drink, especially during Christmas. Here we give you 4 recipes for drinks that surely will chase the cold out of your body.

1. Winter Sun

Ingredients:

60ml of mandarin juice 15ml of lemon juice 1 part triple dry (Cointreau) 45ml...

14/12/2016

The secret of reaching 110 years of age? A sip of whisky every day

One would think that living for many years comes from living a healthy lifestyle, with a very well balanced diet and regular physical activity to maintain ones shape. However, although this should not be ruled out at all, the world's longest-living people have admitted that alcohol is part of their daily diet and that, for them, it has helped them to live for such a long...

2/12/2016

Cocktails prepared with tea

There is an endless variety of cocktails that can be prepared in many ways and with many ingredients. This time, our recipe list is aimed at all those tea lovers and those who want to face the cold with a warming drink.

Irish Tea

Ingredients:

 45ml of Irish whisky 120ml of hot tea 1 slice of cinnamon

Preparation:

Add the whisky to hot tea. ...

28/11/2016

Matthew McConaughey: from Oscar to Whiskey

Don't worry, we're not saying that the good Matthew has left his career for whiskey. On the contrary, he has left the cameras for a moment to dedicate himself to directing. However, not in the conventional way as many actors do. Something very different: he has debuted as a director of commercials for the original company of Kentucky, in the USA. Wild Turkey Bourbon.

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22/06/2016

Whiskey or whisky? The origin of the words

The word "whiskey" appeared in the early eighteenth century as the Gaelic translation of the Latin word aqua vitae for "water of life". In the Celtic language, it is called uisge beatha, although the use of this term finds its roots several centuries ago. Although the distillation of whisky goes back to the ancient Celts, the first written references date back to the late...

16/05/2016

6 Ideal pairings for scotch whisky

Do you like whiskey? Do you like to pair it? If your answer is yes, keep reading and find out 6 ideal pairings for your favorite scotch, we hope you like them!

Salmon. If you want to combine whisky with smoked salmon, we recommend a light whiskey with a little twist of sweet and citrus taste, as they will help to reduce the fat and add extra flavor, like an...

5/08/2015

Canadian whiskey, from normal... to much better

Traditionally, it was thought (we don't know if mistakenly) that Canadian whiskeys were not too much quality. This seems to have changed, thanks to their new treatments and complex structure.

Formerly, Canadian whiskey was perceived by many as something tasteless, hence it came to be called “brown vodka”. This is partly because of the rules, a bit hard, of its...

26/02/2014

Types of whiskey

As we all know, the whisky is a cereals distilled beverage of Irish and Scottish origins, which dates back to the time of the Celts. The first written documents do not appear before the XV century. This is one of the most consumed alcoholic beverages in the world, and a culture around its production and tasting has developed, comparable, in some countries, with the wine culture...