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Summer is knocking at the door and what great way to beat the summer heat than to drink champagne and cocktails during the happy hour. Raise your glasses!
But nothing lasts forever, and so does the happy hour. Did you ever stop to think about all the calories you drank then? I bet you didn’t, but you should have!
According to Crystal Bouchard, a dietitian from Bayhealth Medical Center, acetate is the byproduct of alcohol when it is being broken down by our body. It is also seen when our body breaks down fat or carbohydrates. However, only less work is needed when the body breaks down alcohol because it has lesser amounts of fiber and nutrients.
Thus, with only less work and burn, you will gain more weight when you drink alcohol.
“There’s no fiber, there’s nothing really going on there, so essentially when it breaks down it puts any other fat breakdown on hold,” says Bouchard.
If you don’t want to gain those unwanted weight, you should ask for “skinny” options from your bartender. Or, you can eat a filling meal before heading out for a drink. You may order appetizers at happy hour as well.
An important thing to keep in mind is that women shouldn’t drink more than one drink a day; while men should only have 2 drinks, at most. Here are some healthy cocktail tips.
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Drink Only in Moderation
Note that champagne has about 84 calories; therefore, don’t mix it with sweetened juices and aim for a fresh, clean drink.
Lessen your Consumption of Crushes
Summer has always been the time of sipping Orange Crushes, which typically contains orange flavored vodka from Smirnoff, triple sec, and Sierra Mist with a freshly squeezed orange juice.
For a healthier option, you might want to do away with Sierra Mist and mix club soda for some zest, instead; or go with unsweetened spirits. You may opt for unflavored gin, vodka, rum, whisky, brandy, tequila, and cognac as they only contain 65 calories in one serving.
“There’s always a lower calorie alternative with mix-ins,” says Bouchard. “As long as it’s portioned out it’s totally acceptable.”
“I would love to say beer is a healthy beverage, but it really is liquid bread,” the manager of Dogfish Head Brewery’s new Chesapeake and Maine restaurant, Mike Babcock, jokingly said.
There’s light at the end of the tunnel, however. Dogfish Head Brewery’s Namaste or Festina Peche beers are among the light varieties of beer without that many calories. Light beer has an average of only 110 calories per serving.
Drink Wine Wisely
Choose wines that are drier and less sweet because they have fewer calories. A glass of wine has about 125 calories.
The “Original Agave” has Patron Citronge, El Jimador Tequila, fresh lime juice, and agave nectar. You can do away with nectar to save some calories.
You can add flavor to your spirits by infusing cucumber. You might want to try the Salt and Pepper Cup of Chespeake and Maine as it contains cucumber slices that make the drink really refreshing.
One of the best ways to ease stress is to go to a great bar and drink the best whiskies with some of your closest friends. In general, a bar is a place to have a good time and create good memories. So, here’s a list of the best bars that you should try in your lifetime.
Dick Macks, located in Dingle, Ireland, is a family-operated bar established in 1899. Outside, you will see Hollywood-style slabs that have names of stars that visited the pub (Julia Roberts and Sean Connery, to name a few). Meanwhile, the bar’s walls are decorated with the family’s memorabilia. In its backrooms and slugs, you are allowed to have a sample of the many Irish greats. The bar also has space for drams that came from regions in Scotland. After building up the business with the help of Peter White from the Irish Whiskey Society, most of their stock came by word of mouth.
Jack Rose Dining Saloon
Jack Rose Dining Saloon is located in Washington D.C., USA. It boasts of 2,390 whiskies on its shelves, thereby having the widest selection in the Western World. The bar itself also has a huge space with a total of 6,700 square feet space designed with leather seats and ladders, and with 5 different bars.
The most popular tables, however, are located in the basement, the Dram & Grain, where customers actually book 2 hours of whisky-based cocktail experience. Aside from that, they also serve drams on draft, with different themes every week.
Jack Rose Dining Saloon, Washington D.C, USA. By www.telegraph.co.uk
Black Rock in London, UK is a whisky bar with a twist! At the center of the bar, there is an ancient 18-foot English oak, split in half and plumbed in with water taps and whisky. It has more than 250 bottles of the golden stuff and a whisky-only cocktail menu that is made to feature the unique flavors of different regions and styles.
Shot Bar Zoetrope
Shot Bar Zoetrope, owned by Atsushi Horigami of Tokyo, Japan, is home to whisky and American movies. From the neon streets of Shinjuku district, this intimate, quirky bar constantly plays a stream of black and white movies and 250 various drams are stored. Choices range from Venture Whisky to Japanese classic Nikka, and 3 in-house bottles.
The Flatiron Room in New York is home to around 1,000 whiskies — their staff has to use ladders to reach your favorites. They have a “Bottle Keep” service that would let you label the bottle with your name and store your favorite drink into whenever you drop by while enjoying plush banquettes and live jazz. If you can’t even tell bourbon from rye, you may book a session in their Whisky School upstairs.
Talisker Distillery is located in the coastline of Carbost Bay at the Isle of Skye, Scotland. While it is not technically a bar, you can join tasting tours where you get to sample on of its single malt whiskies while you enjoy the scenery and ambiance.
After almost dying in a swimming pool, a museum curator was forced to call time on a Moray visitor attraction. John Mackintosh spent the last 35 years creating an astounding collection of whisky-related exhibits. However earlier this year, he was pronounced clinically dead after his heart stopped beating while he was swimming. Thus, the 69-year old decided that he doesn’t have the energy anymore to continue running the museum located at the Forres.
The museum at Forres is an attraction that has been frequently visited by tourists from all over the world. However, it will be closing its doors for the last time this coming Monday after the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival this weekend.
Jock Mackintosh with some of the memorabilia which forms his Whisky Museum in Forres. Picture by Gordon Lennox
“We get people from America and Europe visiting quite regularly. They like seeing the copper still,” said Mr. Mackintosh. “It just opens their eyes to whisky.”
Some of the items in his collection include memorabilia and artwork that was dated back for almost a century. All the exhibits that you can find in the museum that features shelves that were filled with glasses, water jugs, and bottles are now being sold.
“It’s all the old things, like penknives, ashtrays, keyrings, all the things that you don’t get from distilleries these days,” Mr. Mackintosh said. “I can’t keep it all. It will all just end up in boxes.”
There have been a lot of offers for Mr. Mackintosh’s vast collection and he is now expecting that there will be commercial interest from other businesses that have intentions on creating displays in their hotels. There are plans in place for transferring the running of the museum attraction to the Forres Heritage Trust. However, Mr. Mackintosh was forced to call it a day earlier than he would have wanted.
“I was clinically dead 13 weeks ago. I was swimming in a pool and the water was freezing. I thought I was bound to heat up once I started but I went the opposite way,” he said. “I ended up in the bottom and a defibrillator was fired to bring me back.”
“It’s not easy to do things now and I have to keep warm. I just don’t have the energy for it now,” he added.
The museum that was set in the old police station at the town’s Tolbooth, was opened three years ago. There are about 800 people who visit it yearly.
“John has a phenomenal collection of stuff. It’s his personality that makes the experience so rewarding,” says independent Forres councilor George Alexander, also the chairman of the town’s heritage trust. “We did try to get a retired distillery worker to take his place bet we haven’t succeeded. It’s a pity. It will be a loss.”
We all have our downfalls when it comes to alcohol. And because we are all created unique, our “poison” may not be the same; you may easily get drunk with tequila, while your friend would get knocked out by vodka. While others claim that they don’t have alcohol downfalls at all, some swear that different alcohols cause varying effects. But what do scientists think about this? Are some alcohols worse for you than others?
Whatever your alcoholic drink may be, it contains the same ingredient: ethanol. Your liver acts to filter the blood from the digestive tract, this includes processing the alcohol-laden blood after drinking a glass of wine and other liquors. Although it is an efficient and effective organ, your liver can only handle so much at a time. Thus, when it becomes overloaded, the excess goes back to the blood stream and travel to every organ in your body, including your brain; this results in intoxication.
Alcohol concentration is a significant factor when it comes to the physical effects of alcohol. The amount of alcohol you sip will determine how difficult it is for the liver to process and absorb it. Thus, other ingredients may be contributing factors as to the effectiveness of your liver, as well as the sensations that you may feel. Additionally, impurities in poorly produced brands of alcohol may enhance its effects. But the most important of these components are “congeners”.
Scientific studies suggest different alcohols do have different effects due to alcohol concentration levels and other ingredients. Gerard Julien, Getty Images
Why we get Hangovers
Congeners are organic molecules produced during the fermentation process and contain small amounts of chemicals, like methanol, as well as other alcohols, esters, tannins, and acetone. Although they are usually found in darker-colored drinks, they influence the taste and aroma of all alcoholic beverages; their levels differ according to the type of alcohol and brand.
Congeners also contribute to the symptoms of hangover: that feeling of grogginess and headache the morning after drinking way too much. Although hangovers can’t kill you, they are a manifestation of poisoning in your blood. As we all know, blood is important in transporting oxygen (not alcohol) to your organs and tissues. Thus, alcoholic beverages that have higher levels of congeners are worse for your hangovers and your health than those with lesser ones.
Different Alcohols, Different Behaviors
A 1997 study shows that “different alcohols affect people differently” in the short term. In the study, psychologists pitted beer against a “blue, peppermint concoction” of exactly equal alcohol concentration. Those who drank the unfamiliar blue mixture performed worse on motor and cognitive tasks and rated themselves as more intoxicated than those who drank beer. According to researchers, the familiar drink arouses familiar cues that we respond to in a conditioned manner.
In conclusion, biology and psychology suggest that different types of alcohols do have some different effects that may be due to the concentration levels of the alcohol, as well as some other ingredients, such as the congeners. Still, the idea of trying the unfamiliar may go to our heads temporarily as much as the alcohol itself.
Shopping for a whisky lover is does not compare in any way, shape or form, to shopping for a booze lover. Whisky is specific, so your gift should be purposeful; but don’t worry- we’ll guide you toward the most delighted smile of gratitude a gift has ever provoked.
Whisky is a sophisticated beverage with a bold and distinctive presence. Its seduction is absolute, making avid connoisseurs out of fledgeling curiosity and securing from its fans lifelong loyalty. You see, whisky is an emblem of good taste and drinkers aren’t just drinking whiskey- they’re drinking damn good whiskey.
Whisky good enough to validate the hundreds (and yes, sometimes thousands) of dollars spent on one single bottle demands excellence of everything that comes into contact with each of its golden drops. This includes containers and chilling agents such as ice or stones as well as anything that will transform subtle hints of flavor into tantalizing bursts of palatable pleasure.
Other than a fine bottle of the stuff itself, gift your whiskey lover with something that will upgrade a glass to its full potential. Here’s what a whisky drinker needs (and covets):
1. The Ingenious Whisky Wedge
Whisky Wedge. Image: gadgetreview.com
“Whiskey on the Rocks” is quite a satisfying phrase to say, however the gusto lasts exactly as long as the integrity of the ice cubes. Watery whisky is second only to warm whiskey and both are quite tragic.
The beauty of the Whisky Wedge lies in its simplicity. The efficiency and execution of this bold little edge of ice coveys an excellence worthy of a fine single malt.
Utilizing its surface area to effectively chill without diluting, the Whisky Wedge is the most functional slab of ice ever submerged in booze. Its ingenious design utilizes the space within the tumbler in such a way that minimizes the infusion of water, allowing each sip to remain full-flavored and perfectly tempered.
The cost of one Whiskey Wedge unit complete with old-fashioned tumbler and silicone ice mold is $25. The value of a perfect glass of whiskey however, is priceless. Watch ’em sip!
The whisky drinker is unassuming in style, allowing his taste to speak of him rather than for him; his genuity lies in the details.
While the most telling detail of a true whisky connoisseur is his recognition of a quality bottle, the glass in which he serves it is equally important.
Sure, an old-fashioned tumbler does the job well, but a true whisky fanatic (and we’re talking Scotch aficionados) will only pour his elixir into the Glencairn, recognized worldwide as the official whisky glass.
Designed to optimize every sensory component of true Scotch whisky, the Glencairn is the choice of purists- the boldest of whisky drinkers. These are the people that take their coffee black, and their whisky neat.
Know a whisky drinker who’s latest glass played the protagonist on all his social media platforms? Good– now you know exactly what to wrap in his gift box.
The Smart Bottle by Thinfilm, while slightly “over the top” for traditional whisky-drinking types is perfect for his millennial counterpart. Created to encourage informative interaction, this bottle will not only store whisky, but also provide brand communication and recipe suggestions.
Where to buy: Hmmm… Tell us if you find.
4. Bottoms Up!… Wait
Whisky Space Glass. Image: gizmag.com
The rhetorical question, “what do you give to a whiskey-drinking astronaut?”, has finally been answered thanks to Ballantine’s very specific quest to enhance the whisky-drinking experience in outer space.
The answer is… an earthly sipping experience.
Ballantine’s Space Glass was designed specifically for your friend the whisky-drinking astronaut and engineered to enable sips in zero gravity.
Believe it or not, homesickness transcends time and space. A Space Glass literally provides both the taste and comfort of home.
Where to buy: Hmmm… Tell us if you find.
5. Whisky Decanter
Whisky Decanter. Image: homewetbar.com
When it comes to buying for a whisky drinker, there are two never-fail options: The obvious one is a fine bottle of the stuff itself- the second depends on where your friend keeps his whisky.
The artful whisky drinker likes to display his craft and there is no better way to do so than through an assortment of beautifully sculpted crystal decanters. If you’re lucky, you’ve got a collector and your gift-giving ventures just got effortless.
And why you need that thing called Decanter? Watch this video:
As long as you keep an eye out for quality (crystal is almost always a no-brainer), a whisky decanter will always be a never-fail gift option.
Now whisky stones are an issue of debate among whisky aficionados. But what we’re concerned about here is whether or not they would make a useful gift to a whisky fan. To this I say, it all depends on the fan and the level of fandom.
Those who like whisky and want to portray this love as often as possible usually keep whisky stones around just for the sake of sticking with the theme. This works much the same way as those Yankee coasters you’ve managed to keep in the back cabinet for seven years.
Ultimatum on whisky stones: a whisky enthusiast will like them more for their relation to whiskey than their function in keeping their whisky cool. First find out if they like it on the rocks.
The ice bucket gift is for the type of whisky-drinker that enjoys his glass as he rotates sausages on his grill or floats down the river with a fishing rod and a handful of roasted peanuts in his pocket. This man is not going to analyze the body and aroma of his whisky. He’s not going to swirl it in the sunlight while admiring subtle changes in tone- he’s going to chunk some ice in a tumbler, splash some whisky on top, and enjoy a brief-lived chug that gives him a simple sort of satisfaction.
A whisky flask is a great gift because we know everyone secretly wants one. Whisky-drinker or not, the appeal of the whiskey flask is universal. That being said, a whiskey aficionado has a special reason to appreciate the gift of a whisky flask- portable whisky, accessible anywhere, anytime.
To make a whisky flask a more personal gift, have it engraved or give it alongside a fine Scotch whisky. One thing is for sure though- you cannot possibly go wrong with this gift.
A water jar is the perfect jar for the whisky drinker who takes his Jameson with a splash of water.
When it comes to the purpose of this gift however, keep in mind that you don’t want to pick any water jug- a “splash” is a very precise measurement in the whisky-drinker’s vocabulary; it means the exact amount of water it will take to bring out the flavors in a good malt without diluting the taste.
A weighted pitcher is the best bet. These specialized jars are designed to allow for precision pouring, releasing by the drop, instead of a stream.
While a luscious beard is not an official requirement for whiskey-drinking, it sure as hell looks cool to sip single malt fully decked out in facial hair. But that all depends on the style you bring to your whiskey game.
For those that prefer to keep their face-mane tamed, there’s shaving soap. Better yet, for those that enjoy the subtle hovering of a subtle whiskey scent, there’s Portland’s Whiskey Wet Shave Soap.
Clean-shaven and armed with a fine scotch- neat, of course.
… and then there was the eccentric. The Ardbeg Haar Scotch Mist Gadget is exactly as sci-fi as it sounds.
A mist-making device meant to simulate the cool Scottish fog descending upon the coast of Islay, the Ardbeg Haar utilizes ultrasound technology to vaporize scotch for one of the most unique whisky drinking experiences available.
The recipient of this gift should by association, be just as singular.
Evaflor Double Whisky Men Eau de Toilette. Image: ebay.com
While the very idea of spritzing a whisky person with something fragrant seems irrevocably unconceivable, you have only to get a sense of this whisky-inspired scent to understand why of all things, a perfume would make a whiskey-lover’s must-have list.
Present yet subtle, this fragrance is the only thing its recipient will ever wear hence forward.
Outlaw Kit From American Oak Barrel. Image: amazon.com
I’m not sure if someone could really be called a whisky aficionado if he hasn’t tried to age his own whisky yet. But of course, everyone must start somewhere, so for those just venturing into the depths of their vice, the most perfect of gifts could only be a nice hefty barrel kit.
American Oak Barrel makes an excellent natural oak barrel meant to speed up the aging process for bourbon, whisky (and whiskey, respectively), scotch, brandy, cognac, and rum.
Even more so than a fine bottle of scotch itself, this kit is quite literally the gift that keeps on giving.
Whiskey: The Definitive World Guide. Image: amazon.com
In case the recipient of this very thoughtful gift isn’t already an insufferable whiskey know-it-all, this excellent guide is sure to make him so.
A guide in every sense of the word, this gorgeous hardcover isn’t just coffee-table decoration. It’s a harsh world out there for the would-be whiskey literate and believe it or not, “whisky” and “whiskey” cannot be used interchangeably in serious scotch lingo.
For the whiskey lover lamenting over wasted barrels, this tea-light-holder is the one valuable repurposed craft. It also doesn’t hurt to kindle the ambiance with soft candle-light while enjoying a warm glass of your favorite single malt.
The 21st of May is the World Whisky Day and to help you celebrate it, lain Meldrum introduces re-mixed cocktails using the national tipple of Scotland.
This coming Saturday, World Whisky Day parties are happening worldwide to celebrate what they call as “water of life” — the whisky. So you might as well look for the nearest celebration in your area or mark the day by raising a dram or creating cocktails using these recipes.
Whisky cocktails. Photo: gearpatrol.com
The Old Blackened cocktail has the DNA of the classic Old Fashioned with the rich smoke and dark chocolate tastes of Bowmore 12 Year Old Single Malt, complemented by walnut and oak-aged cider flavors. The drink is the given a flourish of pink grapefruit zest.
The ingredients for this mix are 60 ml of the Bowmore 12 Year Old, 12.5 ml homemade vintage cider syrup, and 3 dashes of Fee Brothers’ Black Walnut Bitters. Stir these ingredients over ice cubes until you achieve the desired dilution. Strain the mixture to a tumbler with fresh ice. Crack only a strip of the pink grapefruit zest to the drink so that it will release the oils and place it in the glass.
Pour 40 ml of Auchentoshan American Oak, 20 ml of Giffard Pamplemousse, 25 ml of freshly-squeezed lemon juice, 12.5 ml of lavender sugar syrup, and 12.5 ml fresh egg white into a shaker and vigorously shake it without ice to create a foamy mixture. Add cubed ice and shake again. Double-strain the mixture immediately into a chilled coupette and sprinkle some dried and edible lavender flowers.
This cocktail is beloved by many Manhattan traditionalists as it has the characteristics of a dry, spicy American rye whiskey with subtle smoke and briny sea air texture.
Stir 50 ml Highland Park 12 Year Old, 12.5 ml Bitter Truth E**x**r, 12.5 ml Gabriel Boudier Guignolet de Dijon, 3 dashes Boker’s Bitters, and Simple Syrup over ice until you achieve the desired solution. Garnish your cocktail with orange zest and cherry as you wish.
Winner By A Nose
Get the leaves from two mint sprigs. Lightly scrunch these leaves and place into the cup or glass. Add in the sugar syrup, 50 ml Auchentoshan Three Wood and a spritz of the Fee Brothers’ Peach Bitters and muddle gently to release the oils from the mint, but be careful that you don’t break the leaves up. Generously add crushed ice and churn the drink using a barspoon to dilute. Add more ice, spirgs of mint and spray of bitters over the drink mixture.
Dubliner Irish Whiskey recently released their limited edition 10-year-old single malt whiskey — made with 100% malted barley that is distilled in copper pot stills and matured in oak casks which was previously used for Kentucky Bourbon.
“The Dubliner Irish Whiskey has had an incredible start launching at Dublin Airport last year and sales to date in Ireland, Australia, and the US have been really encouraging. We are delighted to be introducing this limited edition expression to The Dubliner range,” says Sinead O’ Frighil, the marketing manager of Irish Whiskies at Quintessential Brands. “It is well known that growth of Irish whiskies is at an exciting stage and we have high hopes for our approachable and smooth 10 year old single malt in domestic and travel retail markets internationally — it’s a beautiful whiskey.”
The Dubliner Irish Whiskey Image(c): www.thespiritsbusiness.com
It has a 42% ABV, which you can purchase at the Dublin Airport and other specialist whisky retailers for the price of £50 per 70 cl bottle. The latest variant is said to have a sweet and slightly spicy aroma with tones of vanilla, honey and perfume. It has a smooth, warm, rich and malty flavor with a hint of chocolate and vanilla.
The Dubliner 10YO has captured the essence of Dublin as its makers are paying homage to the distilling history of Dublin which dates back to about five centuries ago. It is owned by an independent spirits producer in Ireland, the First Ireland Spirits, for more than 25 years now and is part of the Quintessential Brands Group. The Dublin Whiskey Company was bought by the Quintessential Brands Ireland in April. Distillation is said to start in Dublin next year.
“The addition of the Dublin Whiskey Company paves the way for us to create an Irish whiskey distillery and a home for our Irish whiskey brands in the famous Liberties area of Dublin which will allow us to further develop our Irish whiskey portfolio and become a leader in Irish spirits,” said Warren Scott, the CEO of the Quintessential Brands.
An RDP house, bottles of whisky and wine, a R4 500 cash donation, 43c worth of shares, and a paid return trip to Port Elizabeth are just some of the items that were disclosed by the Glauteng Legislature on Wednesday.
Lindiwe Lasindwa, an MPL and chairwoman of the portfolio committee on infrastructure development, confirmed that she’s the owner of the RDP house since 1998. It is situated in KwaThema Springs. She also said that she owns another house within the area.
Lasindwa also has 3 vehicles, which includes the 2015 model Mercedes-Benz. “I was just disclosing what I owned. I did not want to hide anything,” she said in a statement on Wednesday.
Members of the legislature are now required to disclose their business interests in their legislature members’ register, including Premier David Makhura.
Of the 73 MPLs, another MPL and member of the ANC Women’s League Jackie Mofokeng, confirmed that she received R4 500 donation in behalf of the league for their justice campaign for Reeva Steenkamp. Steenkamp was murdered by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius, a Paralympian, in 2013.
Mofokeng also received a sponsored returned trip to Port Elizabeth last November to attend Reeva Steenkamp Foundation’s formation.
Meanwhile, Human Settlements MEC Paul Mashatie also received bottles of whisky as a gift. Presently, he owns R250 shares of Telkom. He also has a BMW X6 and a VW GTI.
Gauteng MPLs declare surprising array of gifts. Photo by www.iol.co.za
Makhura also said that he received golf shoes, as well as two bottles of whisky, wine, and Russian vodka. He also received pens for his birthday. He currently owns 2 houses, located in Midrand and Limpopo, as well as a 2008 Range Rover Sport Supercharge.
Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu disclosed his ownership of a house at a certain location. In 2015, she received a Johnnie Walker Platinum Whisky worth R949.95 for Christmas, as well as Meerlust Chardonnay and an R700 worth of gift basket.
The popular pop-up restaurant Jimmy’s in London is part of the attraction of the renowned whisky festival at the island of Jura this year. Whisky legend Richard Paterson and street artists Recoat from Glasgow will also be featured in the event this coming May 25 and 26.
Tastival is the contribution of Jura to the Feis Ile Festival that attracts many whisky aficionados from around the world to open days every year at the many distilleries in the neighboring Islay.
Over the course of the two-day festival, visitors will be exploring the only distillery of the island while having to experience the various ways to enjoy whisky through live entertainment, a series of exclusive tours, and tastings.
The organizers of the festival believe that the event has something for everyone. Whisky fans will have to be quick in buying tickets as 95 percent of the tickets sold last year have been bought in just 24 hours.
Jura Festival. Image: www.jurawhisky.com
The ticketed sessions this year include Dine the Different Sides of Jura, where the popular Jimmy’s Pop-Up will be coming up with a special menu for the event that will reflect the sweet and smoky sides of the island’s whisky. Jimmy has been seen on the TV show “This Morning” as a resident chef and he specializes in creating a unique pop-up dining experiences. Meanwhile, Fyne Ales, a Scottish craft beer, will be joining by pairing their beers with whisky.
Willie Cochrane and Graham Logan, both Jura managers, will be hosting a special event in the Masters Tour. This event will give a rare opportunity to experience the Jura still house through the eyes of those who make the whisky.
In Conversation will be featuring an exclusive Jura tasting, as well as question and answer sessions with Richard Paterson, the whisky master blender. Meanwhile, Whisky on the Waves will let visitors cruise on the open sea as they savor the Jura Turas-Mara.
Aside from that, the Cooperage will also be accessible where Recoat will be bringing in to life the different sides of Jura on a large-scale mural in the Dramming Bar. Jamie Johnson is set to paint the sweet side; while Will Barras will paint the smoky side. These artists were especially picked because their styles reflect these two elements. If you must know, Recoat previously worked on projects that transformed the Rotunda Building in Glasgow and for brands such as Converse and Vodafone.