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The whisky's world trends

Social events like the Whisky Lounge London Festival held in the year 2012 offer a fresh view of the new trends and whisky blends that are available on the market. These trends are discussed to provide more knowledge to those who like good whisky. They talk about the new distilleries in London, featured beverages and processes, new brands, among other things.

The Japanese Whisky is one of the trends that has gained more fame in recent years, positioning itself internationally as a favorite. I think we all remember the Japanese beverage brand Suntory for that commercial that records the protagonist of the "Lost in Translation” film. This brand has become an institution with options like Hakoshu whisky, Yamazaki and Hibiki.

For women there are also options that have been very well received in the market for its fruity and delicious flavor. Mainly, the Scottish malt whisky is one of the favorites of the women for his touch of vanilla and spicy nuances. Additionally, Jameson Irish whisky released their black barrel option, which consists of a whisky barrel burned out twice to reinforce its characteristic charred.

We rarely hear of whisky in India, but this has been successfully known over time with the brand Seven Islands. It is a single malt Scotch whisky that you should not miss if you get the chance to taste it.  Other options are available today, such a single distillation whiskies, grain whisky free to get back to the origins of Irish whiskey, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society and the triple-distilled whisky.

One constant in all of these trends is the quest for the recovery of traditional methods of production, looking to provide unsurpassed quality products.

The very new emergence tool for lovers of whisky is an applications for smartphones that helps you figure out where to get the whiskies that you like, giving you an extra resource to optimize your time.

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Mezcal and Tequila, one family, two drinks

The Mezcal and Tequila have so many similarities that it might be difficult at first to taste the difference. But they both have very specific production processes. It enables consumers to differentiate these two popular  Mexico’s distillates that never go out of style.

Basically, Tequila is a variety of Mezcal. Tequila is the product of an industrial process that facilitates high production volumes and contains 49% carbohydrates and chemicals and Mezcal is an alcoholic beverage free of chemical additives, 100% made with agave with traditional processes.

The Tequila is from Jalisco while Mezcal is from Oaxaca. Tequila is made from agave Tequilana Weber while Mezcal is made from agave angustifolia Haw (this agave is bigger and has more sugars)

You can recognize the Mezcal for its strong aromatic flavor and the Tequila for its neutral taste. In the Mezcal bottle you can see a worm. This is a sign of authenticity. Other name for the Tequilana agave is blue agave. The plant produces the basic liquid with which the drink is made and grows between the towns of Tequila and Tepatiplán in a mountainous area.

For the production of Tequila, the agave pulp is squeezed. The juice is then mixed with sugarcane, corn and yeast then fermented for days in steel tanks, and distilled water is added. It finally is aged in wooden barrels or tanks for two months to seven years. It is during this period that it gets its characteristic color and sold prices are based on the aging time.

There mezcal enthusiasts defend the purity and aromatic, while proponents of Tequila enjoy this beverage around the world. Be sure to try both before you choose your favorite.

And you, what do you prefer? Today I recommend one of each so you can compare, and a small dessert bonus …

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Jose Cuervo Especial Reposado

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Celebrities who make or launch spirits

 TAGS:The world of gastronomy is increasingly linked to actors or singers who decide to have their own cellars to make wine or elaborate spirits or sell them under their name. 

It is always an important marketing strategy that makes many people to buy this drink always under the name of a famous person. We have some remarkable examples, such as Marilyn Manson, known for leading the industrial rock band of the same name, which promoted a famous absinthe liqueur

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The favourite drinks of celebrities

The variety of drinks on the market is so big that every decision we take, directly reflects  TAGS:our preferences and personality. Today I want to inform you about the favourite drinks of some celebrities.

  • Queen Elizabeth II: The favourite drinks of the Queen are Gin and Dubonnet with two ice cubes and one slice of lemon without seeds. This information became public thanks to a documentary that achieved an increase in sale of these drinks.
  • JK Rowling: This famous writer known for her book series Harry Potter affirmed that her favourite drink was Gin Tonic, which is definitely one of the finest drinks.
  • Simon Cowell: A recognized member of the jury of "The X Factor" is allergic to certain foodstuffs. That's why his favourite drink is beer without yeast of Sapporo from Japan.
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The agave plant

 TAGS:The agave is a plant of the Amaryllidaceae family that can be found in various areas, with species actually originate in the desert zones of America, particularly widespread in Mexico. That is why we all know it as the plant from which tequila is obtained, although it has many uses.

It is noteworthy that the agave blooms once in life and when it is ripe it dies. Formerly, the indigenous culture related it to the gods and was seen as a sacred and miraculous plant.

Types of Agave

It presents various types, but the best known is the American agave, with green and dark gray plants which grows fairly quickly. It is the most popular and widespread, and grows in dry and hot areas. Within the American type there are also varieties that are distinguished by their colors and different shapes in its leaves.

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Tequila, The Mexican

 TAGS:Tequila is by far the most popular spirit in the Federal State of Mexico and the type of mezcal -or mescal- which is best known inside and outside its borders. Tremendous flavour for a powerful distillate which is ideal together with citrus in its popular versions, even though there are always some who prefer to drink it alone.

Its categories, mixed or pure tequila, make us travel between the most powerful alcoholic flavour and a more intense and marked taste of agave (also known as mescal) although by law only the latter must be bottled in Mexico.

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What tequila to use for the Margarita cocktail

 TAGS:The margarita is the most popular cocktail made with tequila, it is usually a simple mixture of tequila, lime juice, Triple Sec and ice (often replaced by some citrus fruits juice), and a touch of salt on the edge of the cup served.

But despite being a cocktail easy to prepare, the margarita has a plethora of styles and classes, which are varied with some types of tequila for their preparation. Know what tequila to use for the “Margarita tequila cocktail ".

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Tequila, a strong drink

Tequila

Tequila is a native distillate from Mexico, Jalisco to be precise. It is made from distillate agave juice, a thick and fleshy type of plant, which stores liquid on its leaves that is used to make tequila and mezcal among other drinks and liquors. As well as other spirits tequila has a denomination of origin witch is divided in 5 states of Mexico:

  • Guanajuato
  • Jalisco
  • Michoacán
  • Tamaulipas
  • Nayarit

Types of Tequila

Tequila is divided into two main categories:

  • Noble or pure tequila.
  • Mixed Tequila.