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The world’s largest whisky event was in Manila for the fourth time and our writer wasn’t about to miss it.
Moseying through the Grand Hyatt Manila’s doors and into Whiskey Live 2019 as one of its clearly junior attendees was initially a laughing matter. My schema presented “drinking seriously” as something we did on stressed-out college nights after days spent fretting over ...
 
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On the 6th anniversary of Crows Craft Brewing, the ex-rocker/entrepreneur allows us a glimpse of the man behind the brews.
Crows Craft Brewing & Distilling Company is celebrating six years in the local beverage industry and enjoys a place among the most revered brands of its genre. Aside from the intensely hoppy and aromatic ales Crows is known for, its 23-botanical gin, ...
 
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Every attempt at blending scotch whisky produces a unique expression.
In the gentleman’s world of whisky, blended scotch is considered a fairly new concoction, having been invented in the 19th century and gaining mass appeal in the '50s. Scotch is a type of whisky that has been oak-matured in Scotland for at least three ...
 
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There's a special Bar Show this year featuring cocktails from award-winning bartenders.
We at Esquire Philippines love our whisky, so we’re clapping our hands like seals to find out that year’s edition of Whisky Live Manila is bigger and better than ever.Over 130 of the world’s best whiskies will be available for sampling at ...
 
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You'll need bourbon, lemon juice, and sugar.
The Whisky Sour is at once wake-up call and comfort sipper. Sour as sin, it'll jolt your palate awake and scrub it clean, as only something this caustic (but delicious) can. But at its core, it is a combination of things you ...
 
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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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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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If you can find them and afford them, that is.
A bottle of good Japanese whisky (they spell it without the “e”) is incredibly difficult to get your hands on these days, and stupid expensive if you do. Yamazaki 12 used to cost around 50 bucks, but now you can expect to pay at ...
 
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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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The Johnnie Walker House offers every color in the world famous Scotch whisky's lineup.
“Whisky should be for whoever wants to have whisky,” says Andrea Raralio, senior brand manager for Johnnie Walker Philippines. TV shows like Mad Men may have framed the proper consumption of whisky as something done at work, served neat, and with a ...
 
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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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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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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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