麥芽這回事  It’s All About The Malt

麥芽這回事 It’s All About The Malt

威士忌的神奇風味 一切始於大麥 麥芽威士忌可由各式各樣的大麥釀造而成,栽種者持續培育各種新的品種,試圖超越現有的種類。農民可獲得更高的產量,釀酒廠也能以同樣數量的大麥生產更多威士忌。   不斷進化的麥芽品種 Bairds Malt公司的商務總監Eddie Douglas身兼英國Maltsters Association of Great...

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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?...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Champion Cocktail

Champion Cocktail

調酒界的盛事,Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition 2018(BLCC)世界總決賽正式落幕,今年冠軍由來自荷蘭阿姆斯特丹Bar TwentySeven的Eric van Beek奪得。Eric憑著以BacardíReserva Ocho 八年陳釀的Rum酒作為基酒的作品Cariño,從來自全球三十四位精英調酒師中的精英中脫穎而出,成為第十屆BLCC世界總冠軍。...

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