Tuesday, August 28, 2007

India To Cut Taxes? Or have we heard all this before!

Report in Harpers is suggesting that India is to finally cut the duty on Scotch Whisky. http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/4575/Mumbai-to-axe-200-tax-on-Scotc.ehtml

Although as we have seen before I wouldn't count your chickens to early!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Hirsch 1974 16yo Bourbon

A classic potstill bourbon from Pennsylvania and one that is becoming extremely rare. This is a 16yo bottling which was distilled in 1974 and is from some of the last stocks from the original Michter's distillery which closed in the early 80's. Anyway this was the first bourbon to gain 5 stars from Paul Pacult so lets see it:
Nose: Butter melted over digestives with a touch of cheesecake!
Taste: Wow stunning taste rich and rounded with lots of vanilla and a touch of rich red fruits - more digestive notes as well! Very very difficult to describe - but stunning. Strawberry and cream sweeties that don't taste like strawberries and cream!
Finish: Lingering sweetness, without being clawing - would say that this tastes "understrength" but in a good way not the 45.8% that it is.
Comment: Very difficult to describe - but wow this is good and scarily drinkable - at anytime!
Score: 93/100 - For me one of the best whiskies of any denomination! Scotch, Irish, American, Japanese etc etc not just a great Bourbon!

Hilda Hits a Hundred due to Whisky

A woman ended up celebrating her 100th birthday stating that a dram a day has kept her young. In that case I am going to live til I am 693 approximately! or maybe not!


Brand Ambassadors Job Going!

Now that Susan Webster has joined Dewar Rattary from Douglas Laing it is interesting to see that the Laing Brothers are taking the thrifty option of advertising her job on whisky magazines forum.


By the sounds of the advert sounds like a fun job! Brand Ambassador - I could do that - or perhaps not!!!!