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8/08/2016

8 Keys to understanding how Brexit might affect the wine industry from a Spanish perspective

Almost a month since the 'no' came from the UK to Europe, the most immediate response in consequences on the economy was the low level of the pound.

The time passed since the referendum has inspired one to envision various possible economic scenarios, especially in the field of food and wine, in which the UK has a primary role as a buyer.

Consequences for the export...

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...

8/06/2016

Five places in Scotland to have a great whisky

Planning a short getaway? If you love whisky as much as we do, Scotland will come to your mind immediately. Discover here the country's best places to enjoy a glass of good scotch.

1. The Quaich Bar (The Craigellachie Hotel)

There are many ways to enjoy whisky in Scotland, and this is one of the best places. Take advantage of the expertise and knowledge from the...

3/06/2016

Three cocktails inspired by mobsters

One of the most powerful people during the 1920s and 1930s was Al Capone, who in addition to being one of the most famous gangsters of the world was the owner of numerous underground casinos and liquor stores and, of course, a precursor of the cocktail culture.

During the years of the American prohibition law, the consumption of hard liquor increased marking Scotch ...

6/05/2016

The best pairings for smoked salmon

When we think of food pairing possibilities for salmon our first option's usually white wine or champagne. However, there are many other possible pairings for this tasty and soft fish. Whether wine, beer or spirits, there is a wide range of drinks: it is just a matter of putting aside traditions and try something new and different.

Wines Sancerre,...

30/03/2016

7 false myths about whisky

Whisky is an excellent traditional drink, probably the most popular spirit and also the one with the most misconceptions. We share with you some of these preconceived ideas about this mythical drink. You may even end up enjoying whisky even more.

1. You must drink it pure

If you understand that whisky is forty percent of alcohol, you can also understand why you need...

11/02/2016

Whisky from out of space

The famous Whisky brand Suntory, the principal Japanese manufacturer of this drink, launches studies to age the distillate in conditions of weightlessness. The goal is to gain a milder drink.

Suntory considers it possible, that the weightless conditions in space could have an effect on the movement of the liquids, in a way that the water and alcohol molecules unite more...

4/12/2015

How to chose a whisky for a gift

If you don't know what to give this holiday season, choosing a drink is one of the best options. If the gifted is a whisky lover, then you have it easy, since he will for sure looking forward to receive this gift.

Now, to choose a good whisky we must keep in mind a number of parameters, among which are the origin, the history, the brand, the type... you have to look if it...

1/07/2015

Characteristics of Japanese whiskies

Beyond sushi, we often don't know some of the signs that are part of Japanese gastronomy. They also have beers, wines and whiskies that are emerging within the market. Let's learn a little more about them.

For years, Japanese whiskies are being promoted in the West thanks to its long tradition and American celebrities who take care of promoting it. The relevance of...

3/12/2014

The 10 top-selling Scotch whisky brands in the world

Scotch whisky remains the worldwide leader among spirits. So, it's normal to have a great battle for position among the best selling brands. Want to know what they are? These 10 brands are most sought after and most reputable globally around the world.

Exports fell by 30% for Scotch sent to China, but it has significant sales in the United States, France and Mexico,...