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呷一口生命之水

呷一口生命之水

Frankie Fung 03/11/2018 0
近年獨立裝瓶商(Independent Bottling)百花齊放,要擁有一桶屬於自己的威士忌,已不如過往那麼困難;但若要擁有一桶由心儀酒廠為自己推出的威士忌(Official Bottling),不但需要資金和人脈,更重要的是該間酒廠是否願意把你的名字刻在歷史之上。今年,Laphroaig 推出了首瓶為亞洲人裝瓶的單桶,他就是 Aqua Vitae 的主理人 — Allen Chan。  Laphroaig 25 Year Old for Aqua Vitae Cask 5124  Aqua Vitae,在拉丁文中有「生命之水」的意思,同時是台灣一家獨立裝瓶商的名字。與不少創辦人一樣,All...
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Get a sip of Aqua Vitae

Get a sip of Aqua Vitae

Frankie Fung 03/11/2018 0
Owning a whisky cask is not as difficult as in the past, and there are plenty of Independent Bottlers (IB) nowadays. However, to have your name printed on an Official Bottling (OB), what you need is not only money and connection, it also depends on willingness of your desired distillery. This year, ...
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打破單桶威士忌的框架! — Chorlton Whisky

打破單桶威士忌的框架! — Chorlton Whisky

Frankie Fung 13/08/2018 0
  「我希望想把我喜歡的口味,透過一系列威士忌帶給年輕一輩。產品質素上當然不能參差,而且價錢上必需相宜。」 Chorlton Whisky 的創辦人David Bennett 如是說。 在「威士忌品質」、「酒標設計」和「價錢」三者之間,廠商往往很難同時滿足各方面。但於 2016 年成立的 Chorlton Whisky 似乎打破了這個不解的鐵三角,David 表示,在建立品牌之前,他只希望能造就出獨特、市面上並不常見的產品與人分享,但後來與威士忌業內、業外人士交流後, David 則希望能使單桶威士忌變得更普及。 他認為過往品飲單桶威士忌的門檻過高,使不少人敬而遠之。然而,對精釀啤酒、小批次氈...
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Break out of the frames! - Chorlton Whisky

Break out of the frames! - Chorlton Whisky

Frankie Fung 13/08/2018 0
  ‘The whisky which I picked to bottle, is something I’m excited about and want to drink. Everything else is secondary, but I’d prefer to release “drinkable whisky” rather than anything expensive or rare.’ David Bennett, the founder of Chorlton Whisky told us. It is never easy to strike a balance am...
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不一樣的艾雷島風味 Kilchoman

不一樣的艾雷島風味 Kilchoman

Frankie Fung 12/08/2018 0
 艾雷島(Islay)對於一眾威士忌老饕總有種獨特的魅力,這個位於蘇格蘭西面的海島人口只有約 3,500 人,每年不僅吸引了以倍數計的遊客親臨各家酒廠,更能產出以百倍計的威士忌,可想而知其獨特風味確實吸引了不少飲家。 在昔日的輝煌時期,這個偏遠的小島上曾有 23 家酒廠同時營運,可惜不少經營不善的酒廠在百多年間相繼倒閉。終於在 2005 年,時隔超過一個世紀後,艾雷島迎來一家全新蒸餾廠 — Kilchoman。選址在艾雷島的西北面, Kilchoman 是島上一家獨立營運的蒸餾廠。 缺乏大集團的資金支持下,只有一對小型銅壺蒸餾器的 Kilchoman 比起島上其他酒廠的年產量及規模都要小。但正...
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A Unique Islay Flavour - Kilchoman

A Unique Islay Flavour - Kilchoman

Frankie Fung 12/08/2018 0
Islay whisky is always appealing to many whisky drinkers. With a population of only 3,500, Islay, the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, produces 25 million litres of whisky annually, and attracts more than 50,000 visitors every year. It indicates that Islay holds a special place...
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From Kwun Tong to Central: The Rare Malt’s first private label

From Kwun Tong to Central: The Rare Malt’s first private label

Frankie Fung 05/07/2018 0
And now, we have our own private bottles and a new branch in Central. This might sound crazy if we told you a year ago, but it is true.   Text: Frankie Fung Photo: Kwan Siu Fu Special thanks: ditto ditto  This is how the journey begins. Aslan, one of the founders of The Rare Malt, is described as a ...
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