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Famously Famous Whisky

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Birds have nothing to do with whisky except for their job to comply as crispy snacks, fried, dried and roasted to accompany the drink at a party. But the Grouse had changed that. When Entrepreneur Maathew Gloag’s daughter Philippina sketched the picture of the red Grouse, the national game bird of Scotland she didn’t know this was going to be epochal. It soon became the mascot of ‘the most famous scotch’ from Scotland Earlier Matthew Gloag who was invited to … Continue reading

Kopstootj’ed in the Netherlands

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Let’s walk the streets of Amsterdam, the Netherlands this weekend. You know this country and its people, the old Holland and the Dutch who long back landed on the coasts of our Kerala, thereby opening the floodgates of colonial times. Yeah, we are right there, at its capital. They taught you many things when they were here. But did they teach you Kopstootje? No! Well, this is an unfair world. People keep the best things to themselves and farm out … Continue reading

Bolt from the Blue Agave

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Here we’re on a volcano valley deep in the Aztec land in South America. It is 1000AD. Just look around. As far as the eye can see there are only metl plants. There’s a storm raging over. Suddenly. Tearing the thick cover of clouds, a bolt of lightning zips down and falls on one of the plants. The smoke settles down after a few minutes. One by one, the Aztec people who witnessed the incident steps forward to taste the … Continue reading

Honey, I wanna tell you something. It’s honey!

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How much drunk is drunk? Thomas Love Peacock has a measuring unit. He authoritatively says when a drunkard should call it a day. “He is not drunk who from the floor Can rise again and drink some more But he is drunk who prostrate lies And cannot drink and cannot rise.” What hell of a drink is that? Rum or Brandy? Whiskey or Vodka? Honey, I wanna tell you something. It’s honey! Peacock didn’t have any other drink in his … Continue reading