The Big Shots

All about the the top brands and big shots

Lethal Games

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Today we are on our way to meet the most potent alcohols in the world, the most dangerous ones in terms of ‘kicks’ they deliver. Know them only from a distance. Absinthe Known as the Green fairie, Absinthe was banned in many countries once because of its alleged hallucinogenic properties. A favourite of writers, artists and musicians the drink has a cult following all the time. The anise-flavoured drink is made from the flowers and leaves of wormwood. Try the … Continue reading

The Cat, The Sling and the Notepad

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The writer takes you to one of the world’s most beloved hotels where legends are born. Drop in to it Long Bar which is considered as one of the top ten bars in the world. Life can be peaceful without the Raffles if you successfully skirt around Singapore. But once there you cannot resist much when history beckons you to the legendary hotel and its Long Bar. All roads in the city lead to the beach side building, now anointed … Continue reading

Some like it Du kang!

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Feast your eyes on its beauty, bring it closer so that your nose picks the sweet wafts of a fruity aroma, now gently lock your lips on the brim of the cup and let the liquid gravitate into your mouth molecule by molecule… Du Kang never thought he was going to be a legend in Chinese brewing industry when he stashed away wheat and millet in a tree hole near a mountain spring. He was saving them for hard times. … Continue reading

The Golden waters of Danzig

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What will you do if you find metal flakes in a drink they have just served you? You will complain. What will be your reaction if they are gold flakes? “Er…ehm…bearer, Can you give me an old pepsi bottle? I will drink it from my home. No, no, no…I will pack it. Please don’t bother, he he…”. My friend, cool down. This is no lottery. This gold in the drink hasn’t come by any mistake. You have in your table … Continue reading