National Rum Day

Last week, I was invited to participate at “Bangkok Rum Cocktail Week.” Whilst preparing for the masterclass and cocktail menu, I learnt that the 16th August is National Rum Day. Let’s celebrate and look at a brief history of rum. It is well known, that whilst the Spanish, Dutch, French and English were conquering the…

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Makgeolli – The Drunken Rice

During my last visit to Korea, while drinking beer with some friends, I was introduced to the oldest Korean alcoholic beverage, Makgeolli. Obviously, I could not resist to find out more about this interesting alcoholic beverage. Where shall we start… Makgeolli is a low alcoholic beverage with a milky, cloudy color. Makgeolli is traditionally made…

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Shochu

With attention on Japan for the 2020 Olympics and its world renowned whiskies, I have a question for you readers: What other alcoholic beverages is Japan known for? I’m sure you’re aware of sake, beer, umeshu…but what else is there? One of the misunderstood alcoholic beverages by westerners is shochu, which is often mistaken as Japanese vodka.…

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World Whisky Day

When I lived in Ireland, where I first learnt about whisky, I thought that no one, except the Irish, could have so much passion for whisky. That is until I moved to Singapore, where whisky rules the bars. I had never seen anything like that in my life! Ladies asking for small producing brands with specific finishes…

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Indonesian Arak

By Guest Contributor: Lisa Virgiano Indonesian Arak, a type of distilled alcohol that is classified differently from other more commonly known distilled alcohols coming from Central Asia and the Mediterranean region. Indonesian arak has a unique after taste, depending on the source material, producing region, and the way it is made. It can be produced…

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