塑造威士忌的DNA  Shaping The Spirit

塑造威士忌的DNA Shaping The Spirit

由於壺式蒸餾器能被製成不同大小與形狀,我們探討每間酒廠蒸餾器的形狀與排序 蒸餾器的形狀及大小決定了威士忌新酒(New Make)的風格,因此我們能合理推論,每間酒廠蒸餾器的形狀跟大小維持一致,才能不斷生產出調性一致的新酒。有些酒廠的確擁有形狀十分相似的蒸餾系統,但有些酒廠卻使用差異極大的蒸餾器。到底蒸餾的形式如何影響新酒呢? 如何選擇蒸餾器?...

Diverse Rhythms

Diverse Rhythms

Words/ Han Offringa When scrutinising whisky and jazz some interesting comparisons may be made. Both the suppression of a ity that looked down upon the craft as well as the craftsmen. The illicit stills in the Highlands paradoxically flourished due to the English...

橡木桶的燒烤工藝  The Kit  來看看Kavalan的烤桶工藝

橡木桶的燒烤工藝 The Kit 來看看Kavalan的烤桶工藝

位於台灣的Kavalan蒸餾廠桶匠為了製作旗下經典獨奏Vinho葡萄酒桶單一麥芽威士忌,特別以STR的手法處理橡木桶;刨桶-烘烤-重新燒烤(Shave-Toast-Rechar)。在酒廠內我們可看到並列等著接受加工的橡木桶;這個現代化的設備相當具效率。 自動化流程...

Designed for enjoyment

Designed for enjoyment

Words/Greg Dillon "Not just there to hold your whisky, glasses are now scientifically created" For years the way to enjoy a good hearty dram was in a tumbler, with or without ice, sitting on a big red leather armchair or indeed your favourite sitting chair in an...

Casual Entertaining

Casual Entertaining

Words/ R.M. Peluso A simple route to exploring a modern way of casual entertaining with whisky and food It’s your turn to invite the mates over for drinks. You may not be much of a cook and even if you were, you’re too busy to prepare a fancy spread. You want to keep...

Towers and Ponds

Towers and Ponds

Words/ Ian Wisniewski Cooling towers and cooling ponds play a vital role during the production process, but are rarely mentioned. We look at what they do Water is a vital consideration for every distillery, not only in terms of the quantities needed but also the...

狂賀!金車噶瑪蘭酒廠 全球烈酒界的世界冠軍

狂賀!金車噶瑪蘭酒廠 全球烈酒界的世界冠軍

2017 IWSC贏過八十多國 勇奪頂尖殊榮Distiller of the Year! 2017年11月15日金車噶瑪蘭酒廠於英國倫敦再次刷新世界冠軍的鍍金傳奇!被譽為「酒界奧林匹克大賽」的IWSC國際葡萄酒暨烈酒競賽(International Wine and Spirit Competition, IWSC)於頒獎晚宴揭曉參賽結果,來自台灣的噶瑪蘭酒廠,贏過來自全世界八十多個國家的所有烈酒酒廠,抱回最高殊榮「世界年度蒸餾酒廠冠軍獎盃(Distiller of the...

Craigellachie – Home of the World ‘s Best Single Malt (1)

Craigellachie – Home of the World ‘s Best Single Malt (1)

撰文:Gavin D Smith // 翻譯:劉海寧 對Speyside的世代子孫而言,Craigellachie從以前就因為這卓越調和式蘇格蘭威士忌品牌,以白馬威士忌作基酒而被大家稱做「白馬酒廠」,的確相當適合!Graigellachie酒廠算是19世紀後期的數十年中,作為Speyside無數新立有規模的酒廠的參照原型及典範,加上「White Horse」代表着這家酒廠能做出偉大且令人驚艷的調和威士忌。單一麥芽威士忌在當時,是當地人主要的威士忌潮流與格調的代表。...

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