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It's the only Philippine establishment to land on the list.
The Bar at The Peninsula Manila has landed on the Forbes Travel Guide’s 2019 list of the World’s Best Hotel Bars, the only Philippine establishment to do so. The unranked list includes 44 of the world’s most prestigious and luxurious hotel bars, and ...
 
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Get out of your comfort zone and try a glass or two of these authentic Scotch whiskies.
The Philippines isn’t exactly whisky country. We like our beer and we like our gin, and between the two, there’s hardly any room left for anything else. But growth on the whisky front isn’t only possible, it’s inevitable. Online Statistics portal Statista estimates ...
 
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You can't beat a spicy American rye.
Once upon a time, rye whiskey was extremely popular in America, particularly before the buzzkill that was Prohibition. But in the years that followed the dry spell, rye got a reputation as an inferior spirit, if it was even considered at all. ...
 
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The 199-year-old brand chose Manila to launch the new design collection in the region.
The average Filipino is expected to consume about 0.5 liters of whisky by the end of 2019, according to online data portal Statista. Many a reader might arrive at the end of that sentence well aware he’s not average, preferring to think ...
 
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Whiskey or whisky? Neat or on the rocks? Time to educate your alcohol-loving self.
Whisky has come a long way from being a “daddy’s drink.” From the wine cabinet in your parent’s room, whisky has migrated to basically every local bar that’s worth your time. Newer generations have warmed to it to the point that it ...
 
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Whiskey does not have to be an intimidating liquor at parties and events.
When it comes to liquor, Filipinos, who are traditionally beer drinkers, are gravitating towards whiskey, and that has a lot to do with Millennials who are now professionals with more purchasing power. But a lot of us still find whiskey a bit intimidating. Perhaps ...
 
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The latest edition of the annual event gathered whisky lovers and business people alike
Come for the whiskey, stay for new friends and, if you're lucky, new clients.That's what attendees of this year's edition of Whisky Live, the biggest international whisky event in the world, got and more. The Manila leg, held at Shangri-La at the ...
 
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With more NAS whiskies coming out, you'll find yourself looking out for this.
The older a whiskey is, the better, we assume—and you won't be wrong. The experts will tell you that age definitely matters in a whisky, because there are just some things that take time. But it's not the only thing that matters, ...
 
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Ardbeg isn’t for everyone, but the people who like it are absolutely crazy about it.
The remote Scottish isle of Islay is a mecca for whisky connoisseurs who have a particular liking for peaty whiskies. Getting there isn’t easy: after arriving in Scotland, it takes another day to get to Islay (pronounced eye-la) as there are only ...
 
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Glenmorangie Head of Maturing Whisky Stocks Brendan McCarron separates whisky fact from fiction.
Over the past few years, whisky lovers have hotly debated the merits (or demerits) of NAS or No Age Statement whiskies. After all, for a long time a whisky’s age was considered to be indicative of its quality. So not being able ...
 
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If you're a true whiskey drinker, you need to know these things, ok?
Sure, you love whiskey. That's all fine and good. But do you know how it's made? Do you know how to explain exactly how it's made? Do you have the tools to annoy the shit out of all your friends by telling ...
 
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This "old man" drink seems to be what everyone is drinking nowadays.
In the Philippines, more often than not, our first whisky experience would be from our fathers (or other older male relatives) who would cajole us to take a sip of the drink at a young age. Hearty laughter would erupt as you ...
 
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Neat!
Whisky has come a long way, from its secretive beginnings in the 15th century, to the widespread popularity it enjoys today. In the Philippines, this distilled liquor has built a reputation for itself as the drink of choice of the social, political, and ...
 
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According to the stunner, it's everyone's drink.
Indian actress Freida Pinto bowled us all over when she played Latika in Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire, a rags-to-riches story that swept the Academy Awards in 2009. It's a shot we remember clearly, Latika looking up in her yellow dress, smiling from a crowded train ...
 
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In case you were looking for another way to slosh your savings around.
Benjamin West's "Fury of the Stag" has King Alexander III of Scotland nearly speared by the antlers of a charging deer, only to be rescued by Colin of Kintail, Chief of the Clan Mackenzie, who took a bold decision to stand between the ...
 
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And why after more than 500 years, the principles of the craft remain largely unchanged.
Food scientists can create a vast array of tastes and smells by combining chemicals. Those nacho-chipotle-wasabi-ranch chips you love? They're the result of tinkering with molecules and millennial focus groups. Nearly all of the processed foods on the market, even those containing ...
 
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On getting well and truly blootered in Singapore.
When one is asked to go have a drink at a venerable hotel like the Raffles in Singapore, it’s something—like an offer from Robert de Niro—you can't refuse.The Raffles is an exceedingly good place to go for a drink, especially if you are ...
 
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The place for your whiskey fix in Manila
Lit feels serious. Solemn, even. The bar, which specializes in serving Japanese whiskey, offers an experience unlike any other in Metro Manila. It is less raucous, more refined. They will only let in 25 people at a time, most of them seated ...
 
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Do you know where your whiskey has been?
Much ink—not to mention whiskey itself—has been spilled on the topic of age. The older a whiskey is, the better, we assume. This boom in NAS (shorthand for “No Age Statement”) whiskies has largely been borne out of necessity, as it seems ...
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