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Preparation of Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Single Malt Scotch is a type of single malt whisky, distilled by a single distillery, using malted barley as the only grain ingredient in Scotland. As with any Scotch whisky, a Single Malt Scotch must be distilled in Scotland and matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years.

Water is needed in all stages of the production of whisky. It is mixed with the barley to promote germination, it is added to ground barley grist to create a mash and it is required for diluting most whisky before maturation and once again before bottling.

Barley, water and yeast are the exclusive ingredients required in the production of single malt Scotch.

The barley used to make the whisky is “malted” by soaking the grain in water for 2-3 days and then allowing it to germinate to produce the necessary enzymes required.

The malt is milled into coarse flour, and mixed with hot water to activate the enzymes, which leads to conversion of starches to fermentable sugars. Long starch chains are broken into glucose, maltriose, and maltose, which can be fermented by yeast.

The extraction is carried out in a large kettle called a mash tun. At first, the hot water activates the enzymes by providing an optimal temperature for activity in the grist. The enzymes act on the starch to convert it into sugar, and in the process it produces a sugary liquid, known as wort.

Yeast is then added to the wort for fermentation, in a large vessel called a washback. Washbacks are commonly made of Oregon Pine or stainless steel. The yeast feeds on the sugars and as a by-product produces both carbon dioxide and alcohol; this process is called fermentation and can take up to three days to complete. When the process is complete, the liquid contains an alcohol percentage of 5% to 7% by volume, and is now known as wash.

To be called a single malt Scotch, a bottle may only contain whisky distilled from malted barley produced at a single distillery. If the bottle is the product of single malt whiskies produced at more than one distillery, the whisky is called a vatted malt, or a blended malt. If the single malt is mixed with grain whisky, the result is a blended Scotch whisky.

The age mentioned on a bottle of single malt Scotch is the age of the youngest malt in the mix, as commonly the whiskies of several years are mixed together in a vat to create a more consistent drink.

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Single Malt was created by a small group of whisky afficinados. It started out as a ‘Whisky club’ where lovers of single malts got together and made small talk over a malt. For more further information about Scotch please www.whiskycircle.com.

Open wine bottle with your shoe

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Whisky-water of Life

Introduction to whisky: The delicate blend of whisky gives it a perfect flavor to enjoy at its best. Whisky falls under the broad category of alcoholic beverages. Malting and mashing at the first stage make whisky and then the fermented mashes is distilled and are kept in wooden casks to engender its actual tang.

Whisky can be made from different types of grains that include malted rye, wheat, maize, barley and malted barley. Whisky is derived from the Gaelic word for water. In Ireland (1495) the first record of whisky was found. Which was believed to be distilled by the monks.

Whisky types: Whiskies are mainly produced in the grain growing areas of the world. Whiskies differ in alcoholic content and quality.

Scotch whisky: Scotch is a whisky that is generally distilled for 2-3 times and should be matured for at least 3 years in the oak cask. The age is decided between distillations and bottling.

From malt barley malt whisky is made and are disttled in an onion-shaped pot still.

Blended malt whisky or vatted whisky is amalgamated from different distilleries. Vatted malt is usually termed “pure malt” or simply “malt”.

Single malt whiskies are distilled once, unless it is termed “single cask”. It contains whisky from different casks so the blender can achieve a recognizable taste as typical of the distillery.

Amalgamation of Malt and grain whisky makes blended whisky, which are much cheaper than any other whisky.

Irish whisky: Irish whiskies are distilled three times and should be kept in casket for at least 3 years. The common types of whiskies in Ireland are single malt, single grain, pure pot still and blended whisky.

Japanese whisky: Japanese whiskies have also originated from the scotch tradition. These whiskies are made in scotch style but not produced in Scotland.

Canadian whisky: Canadian whiskies are generally multi-grained whiskies, which are much smoother and lighter than any other whisky style. These types of whiskies are termed as “rye whisky” in Canada.

American whisky: There are two different types American whisky. Mainly straight and blend. These whiskies are kept in the oak casks for at least 2 years. The most common types of American whiskies are bourbon, Rye and com. Bourbon has 51% of maize content. Rye has 51% rye content and com has 80%

Maize in it.

Indian whiskies: Indian whiskies are the only whisky that is distilled from fermented molasses. But other than Indian sub-continent it will be considered as rum. India has begun to distill whisky from malts and grains.

Services offered by whisky circle:We at www.whiskycircle.com offer you a arena of services in the cyber-space. This is a only website that offers you service of a virtual bar. Different blends of whiskies are discussed in our service called “your blends”.and above all we have a personalised whisky lounge for our exquisite members. So come and experience the difference only at www.whiskycircle.com.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/wines-and-spirits-articles/whiskywater-of-life-379502.html

About the Author

Whisky was created by a small group of whisky afficinados. It started out as a ‘Whisky club’ where lovers of single malts got together and made small talk over a malt. For more further information about Scotch please www.whiskycircle.com.

Jrawq satans wine

Something i made back in the highschool days

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峇里島新啟業的SIP SUNSET GRILL自稱擁有全球售價最高的白酒

香港2011年9月23日電 /美通社亞洲/ — 隨著SIP SUNSET GRILL(SSG)啟業,熱鬧的峇里島餐廳業再添一員。SIP SUNSET GRILL在八月啟業,是創辦人Christian Vanneque繼2008年開設SIP WINE BAR之後的第二間餐廳。

SSG的鎮店之寶當然是1811年釀製的Chateau d’Yquem。Christian Vanneque於2011年1月18日購入這瓶被「健力士世界紀錄大全」列為全球最昂貴的陳年佳釀。此佳釀是餐廳的焦點,展示在自動調節溫度和濕度的防彈玻璃陳列櫃內,陳列櫃有特別設計的青銅把手,配合格調。

餐廳設有一百個座位,一派紐約雅致閣樓的格調,內牆舖上磚和現代燙燒藝術木板,還擺放著哈瓦那皮製長椅。SSG的室內熱帶花園配合銅燒烤架,締造半開放式廚房讓大廚顯身手。另外還設有小巧的室外餐台,提供二十四個客座,以迎合喜歡在戶外用餐的客人。每晚十時至零晨一時,SSG都特設「歡樂時光」或在其「酒吧室」供應令人無法抗拒的美味甜品。從星期四至星期六都有唱片騎師駐餐廳播放「舊歌」,讓客人懷緬昔日的美好時光。

SSG的美食由Patrick Chauchereau和Made Agus Sayoga主理。兩位大廚受法國美食啟發,在法式風味中混入南部特色,各款主菜都「烤得恰到好處﹗」。各款美食以不同部位的上佳澳洲紅肉作招徠,最值得注意的菜式包括非燒烤類的「澳洲生牛肉」(Free-flow of Australian Beef Carpaccio)和「無名雞酥餅」(Unfamous Chicken Vol Au Vent)。

餐廳總經理Eric Guth和他的團隊秉承SIP賓至如歸的傳統,憑著多年效力世界級餐廳的經驗確保誠懇服務所有顧客,對每個細節一絲不苟。

酒是SSG的重點。SSG致力供應印尼最上佳的美酒選擇,故此特設「點酒窖」(Wine Jukebox),珍藏優質但價格相宜的佳釀。「點酒窖」有各式各樣的藏酒,種類均衡,不論是歐洲出產的最上等佳釀還是非歐洲出產的美酒,同樣兼容並蓄,反映出印尼人的飲酒文化。

請登入www.sip-bali.com參閱更多資料。

Facebook人類數位典藏計劃,用了就沒有隱私的回頭路

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人類會不會因為某些事情大量滅亡,我們無法知道,但是如果真實發生了,Facebook的資料儲存又能夠逃過一劫的話,那麼很顯然的,8億會員的資料將成為非常有用的資料。

在一年多前,友站的Mr.Friday就已經在『當Facebook統治了世戒,你還有隱私可言嗎?』討論過一樣的話題,而在今年的F8揭露了最新的Open Graph之後,這件事就更加的明確。

在過去,你利用Google搜尋自己的名字,會很意外的發現自己得獎上榜的紀錄或者是在網路做過某些愚蠢的事,都可以通通被挖出來,2009年,Google的前 CEO Eric Schmidt 針對Google 所帶來的隱私權爭議就曾經說過:

If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.

現在不只是Google可以印證這件事情,Facebook也已經大刀闊斧的從事這件事。

人生數位典藏

接下來,Facebook即將上線的『時間軸 Timeline』,將會取代掉個人檔案,目前你利用開發者模式就可開啟此一介面。

你將會看到從你加入Facebook後的每一則重要訊息,比如說,你曾經標示過哪一天從學校畢業了?哪一天加入/離開公司,他就會提示你加入照片,也許你可能沒照片,但是幫著你照大合照且熱情的同事/同學們,就會主動的幫你標示出來。如果你願意的話,你甚至是可以像我一樣,把出生後沒多久的照片放上來,當作是你Facebook的第一張照片。有人打趣的說,甚至告別式都可能會有人把你Tag在棺木上,作為檔案終結。

當然,你也可以開始為自己的小孩開始建立Facebook,然後開始把各階段的照片放上來,分享給自己的親朋好友,這比之前的Gmail廣告更非常合乎常理,不是嗎?

是的,你都可以利用Facebook的隱私權設定,將這些變成最隱密的部份,不過,我相信,在大部份時候以及大部份人都不會這樣做。

每個動作都被記下

透過新的Facebook Open Graph,網友們再也不是針對某一件事情按『讚』,以後開發者將可以定義出各式各樣的動詞以及對應的名詞或物件,比如說 『煮(動詞)一道紅燒魚』、『騎(動詞)腳踏車』、『想要看(動詞)賽德克巴萊』,這些動詞將沒有極限,只要你想得到的,未來都有可能出現在Facebook的牆上 (當然,這些動詞要經過Facebook審核先 :P)

而這些事件都將出現在 Timeline 時間軸、 NewsFeed 動態消息 以及 Ticker 即時動態裡頭,你把這三者想成三種時間方式,長、中、短三種訊息曝光方式,就可以知道其存在的原因。

再加上未來這些新應用程式都只需要取得一次授權,就可以自動記住這些動作;比如說,這次你已經使用某電影網站的Facebook應用程式授權 (類似像下面這樣,不過他是記錄跑步的應用程式),來紀錄你這次看了『賽德克巴萊』,下一次你在同一個網站裡,按下想看『變形金鋼5』 或者已經看了 『超級8』鈕,就再也不需要取得授權。

 

美國Yahoo 已經將 Facebook 此一功能整合到他們的新聞頻道,你可以看到當你透過Facebook登入,並授權給Yahoo後,你就可以看到朋友們『閱讀』過哪些新聞,照理說,朋友關心的新聞,也會是你想看的新聞;但注意,那些你想偷偷看的蘋果或Nownews新聞,不按讚,別人也會知道了!

雖然這些都可以透過官方隱私設定處理,但一時半刻間,肯定又會有許多沒有注意到的人漏了料;而長久來看,勝利仍然是屬於Facebook的。


網路行銷的新西部

儘管上面看起來所有功能都可能會使你的隱私權完全不保,但八億的臉書使用者們有多麼在意這件事呢?我不知道。

但如果你身為一個網路相關從業人員,卻想要把Facebook Ticker (即時動態)關掉,或者抱怨著他想用某種插件擋住它,基本上你已經先失去一分。

還記得不久前,Facebook因為遊戲功能加上訊息大量散發,而造成台灣使用者劇增,最後Facebook再進行訊息量的抑制,讓遊戲的病毒擴散力道不再像以前那麼強嗎?現在大概可以算是這件事的2.0版,Facebook在其Open Graph Beta裡的介紹這樣寫道

透過一個單支API,你將可以深層的與Facebook裡幾個主要散佈點作結合:時間軸、App View、動態消息以及即時動態。當使用者一旦與你的應用程式互動,行為將立刻顯示在使用者的時間軸與朋友的動態消息與即時動態上。透過Open Graph,你將可以與你的使用者們建立深度且連續的聯結,並引領新的使用者到你的應用程式。

Through a single API, you’re able to deeply integrate into the key points of distribution on Facebook: Timeline, App Views, News Feed, and Ticker. As users interact with your app, actions are displayed on the users’ Timeline and their friends’ News Feeds and Tickers. With the Open Graph, you’ll be able to create a deep, persistent connection between you and your users, and drive new users to your app.

這次將不再是遊戲,而是各式各樣的網站應用,你可以想像使用KKbox的朋友不斷的告訴你他正在聽什麼、喜歡什麼歌、聽了幾次、最喜歡聽哪類型的歌曲;喜歡打魔獸的朋友,可能立刻在Facebook上發佈他打到了什麼寶、剛屠了什麼魔;喜歡騎單車的朋友,環台到了哪裡、累計跑了幾公里等等;喜歡購物網物的人,可能會立刻發佈買了一件什麼衣服、看上某件褲子;每個都會是一個獨立的應用程式或網站。

甚至,未來如果你願意的話,隨著你的行動裝置以及其上的NFC裝置,也許你下次在7-11買杯咖啡、新光三越買件衣服或者是彩券行買張彩券,都可以同步到Facebook上, (並擁有發票號碼以及彩券號碼)。

到目前為止,根據本次有現場參與F8會議的Tempo大所說,動詞申請的部份目前尚不支援中文,但在這當口,已經可以預料到各路人馬,包含色情業者以及垃圾郵件者已經開始在絞盡腦汁在搶這塊新興的寶地。

小結

對個人來說,如果你非常注意隱私,卻又愛用Facebook,那麼你就是自己用石頭砸自己腳。有點擔心隱私的話,你必須越來越審慎面對你未來無論在Facebook站內外所按的任何按鈕,每一個動作,都是曝光在外。當然,不使用任何網路服務,可能會是終極解。

因為接下來,大量的潛在流量轉換誘惑,將使得網路從業人員將會試圖利用各種方式,把自己的服務接上此一Facebook Open Graph,並導引你使用,就好像現在你可以到處看到按讚的按鈕一般習慣。

對於網路從業人員來說,開始啃Facebook的開發者文件,將是你最佳的解答,因為遲早會被問到要怎麼做。

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A starter,6歲開始玩Apple II錄音帶遊戲,自以為是輕骨灰級遊戲玩家。曾經跟一群人玩CS玩到沒天沒夜。待過遊戲公司、入口網站、韓國搜尋引擎公司。iOS應用程式開發商Polydice共同創辦人。

 

Japanese Whisky

Introduction:

Japan boasts of one of the youngest whisky industry in the world. The first distillery was established in 1923, and it is only in the last 30 years or so that its products have come to the attention of whisky drinkers other than the Japanese themselves.

History:

The model for Japan’s whiskies is single malt Scotch, but there are other successful spirits as well, made in the tradition of blended scotch. The base is a mash of malted barley, dried in kilns fired with a little peat. Some of the brands are aged in used sherry or bourbon casks, like done in scotch; others are stored in heavily charred new American oak barrels, like the bourbon itself. Most of the distilleries buy in a proportion of unused Scottish spirit for blending in with the homemade whisky. The most famous brands are generally bottled at around 43% ABV.

Suntory, the major drinks company, which is involved in making of all sorts of drinks from classed-growth Bordeaux to the green melon liqueur Midori, is also the biggest producer of Japanese Whisky. Suntory produces almost three fourth of the country’s total whisky production. Nikka Company ranks after Suntory in production. The smaller producer Sanraku Ocean and Seagram’s also has a significant contribution in the production of Japanese whisky. In Japan, normally whisky is taken diluted with water. Scottish people like to have their whisky in 1:1 proportion; the Japanese prefer to take it with a lot of water, in tall glasses and with plenty of ice. This is the most denatured form of fine whisky, which is commonly taken, all over the world. In Japan whisky is drunk both as a aperitif and also as an accompaniment to food.

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Services offered by whisky circle:

We at www.whiskycircle.com offer you a arena of services in the cyber-space. This is a only website that offers you service of a virtual bar. Different blends of whiskies are discussed in our service called “your blends”.and above all we have a personalised whisky lounge for our exquisite members. So come and experience the difference only at www.whiskycircle.com.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/wines-and-spirits-articles/japanese-whisky-379501.html

About the Author

Japanese Whisky was created by a small group of whisky afficinados. It started out as a ‘Whisky club’ where lovers of single malts got together and made small talk over a malt. For more further information about whisky please www.whiskycircle.com.

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Haitian Guy Tossing with his Wife (Drinks The wine like KOOL-AID) Pinot Grigio!

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Canadian Whisky

Introduction:

Canada’s whiskies are made from blends of different grains, the greater proportion of each brand on an original mash that combines rye, corn and malted barley. They nearly always contain some spirit, however, that is produced entirely from the heavier tasting rye, but it usually accounts for less than a tenth of the final blend. As a result they have the reputation of being among the lightest classic whiskies of all, even more so than the triple-distilled Irish.

History:

The whisky industry in Canada dates back only to the last century, when it arose as an offshoot of the agricultural production of grain. It was quite common at one time to pay the millers in kind with some of the grain, and distillation has long been a traditional way of using up surpluses the world over. The earliest producers—and, despite the country’s size, there are still only a handful—were Hiram walker, Seagram’s and Corby’s, all in the province of Ontario.

The continuous process, in gigantic column stills, conducts distillation. Different spirits produced from different mashes, or fermented from different yeast strains, are painstakingly blended by the distiller- before the maturation in some cases, afterwards in others, All whiskies must be stocked at least for three years in the barrels, which are of new wood, but there is noble tradition of aged products in Canada for that are 10, 12 even 18 years old in release. As elsewhere, the standard blends are sold at 40% ABV, but speciality aged bottling may be somewhat stronger.

The speciality of Canadian whisky is that the regulations permit the addition of a tiny quantity of other beverages, such as sherry or wine grapes or other drinks made from other fruits. While this may account for no more than a hundredth part of the finished product, it makes its presence felt in the fleeting suggestion of fruitiness in the flavours of some whiskies.

Most of the distilleries are situated in the eastern province of Ontario and Quebec. The leading label is Hiram Walker’s Canadian club, which was first blended in the 1880’s and is supported by the Burke’s and Wiser’s ranges from Corby’s McGuiness’s Silk Tassel, Alberta Springs and Seagram’s Crown Royal.

Services offered by whisky circle:

We at www.whiskycircle.com offer you an arena of services in the cyber-space. This is an only website that offers you service of a virtual bar. Different blends of whiskies are discussed in our service called “your blends” and above all we have a personalised whisky lounge for our exquisite members. So come and experience the difference only at www.whiskycircle.com.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/wines-and-spirits-articles/canadian-whisky-379500.html

About the Author

Canadian whisky was created by a small group of whisky afficinados. It started out as a ‘Whisky club’ where lovers of single malts got together and made small talk over a malt. For more further information about whisky please www.whiskycircle.com.