Top 5 Whisky Christmas Gifts 2016

christmastop5Any time of the year has its own type of whisky. Let this be summer, winter, autumn or spring. But it is already December and Santa is almost ringing your doorbell. You probably decorated the Christmas tree and the door with a Christmas wreath already. Yes, we are counting the days.

In December, there are always a couple of whiskies that have a bit of extra flair for this time of year. A summer whisky in December, yes, everything is possible. I was sniffing around, online and in stores to find my perfect whisky for Christmas and New Years Eve.

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Harrow Whisky Festival – 2017

The second Harrow Whisky Festival will again take place at the stunning Best western plus Grim’s Dyke Hotel in Harrow Weald (London) set in the beautiful Lady Gilbert’s Gardens. Short taxi ride from Undergrounds.

A superb line-up of exhibitors with an increase of more than 50% from the first festival. Distillers, bottlers and blenders will take up positions in two festival rooms. Talks will be in the prestigious Sullivan Suite used in filming of Sliding Doors, One Chance (James Corden) and many more.

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Tasting notes, Laphroaig live 2015

LaphroaigOn Thursday 24th September at 8pm local time the ninth annual Laphroaig live 2015 as broadcasted live on the web from the island of Islay. This evening 4 very special expressions were lined up to be nosed and taste.

The one off’ Laphroaig 15 yr – The official 200th Expression, Laphroaig Cairdeas 2015 (distilled using only the original small stills), Laphroaig 21 yr – Created for the Friends of Laphroaigs 21st Birthday and a unique Laphroaig 32 yr 100% sherry matured- A very rare, special expression.

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Part 1: William James “Bill” Murray, My Hero!

Part 1.

Bill Murray has been one of my favorite actors since ….. for ever.  I can’t really explain why, but for some reason Bill has some magnetic field around him that pulls me right to him. Admitting that I haven’t seen every movie he has a role in, I’m curious about the man who pops up at occasions, everywhere, like a hero, on weddings, ice-cream shops, etcetera. Continue reading