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Whisky Guide

Whiskycircle.com can be called a complete whisky guide. It can be called a one-stop shop on all that you want to know and share about whisky. It is an online community for whisky-lovers, wherein they can blog, upload images, videos and can even chat with other members about a rare whisky blend.

The viewers of this site can get the most updated information about the history of whisky, how it is prepared, process of whisky tasting, how many different varieties of whisky are available, the latest whisky news and how to enjoy this particular drink at the most. The art of making perfectly amalgamated whisky dates back to the ages of the monks in the 15th century. The delicate whiff of the blended whisky has never been explained clearly even today.

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 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 is required to make whisky and then the fermented mashes is distilled and are kept in wooden casks to preserve its actual tang. Some of the main kinds of whisky are:

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

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.

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About the Author

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

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LBS服務PinPoint幫你用iPhone發現信用卡盜刷!

Inside部落格介紹了非常多的LBS應用。隨著iPhone與Android及WP7 的手機日益盛行,內建GPS或基於3G信號定位,手機持有者的位置不再是難以描述的資訊,透過手機便能上傳。而這類基於知悉用戶所在位置所開發之應用程式必然越來越多。

若您還不熟悉LBS應用是甚麼,請閱讀下幾篇文章:

 

我們了解了許多LBS應用,也不斷地思考手機有了LBS的能力後還能做甚麼?

不過,別人做了那麼多,還有甚麼樣的LBS新應用等著我們去做出來嗎?

相信自己,太陽底下永遠是有新鮮事的。而老狗也一定能變出新把戲。

筆者看到了這家公司FinSphere – 成立於2007年,總部在華盛頓州,專門處理身分盜用與交易詐欺之防範系統,並將這樣的服務賣給信用卡持卡人。

在PinPoint的網站首頁上,有兩行字說明了他們提供的服務價值:

  • 百分之六十四的盜刷行為銀行根本察覺不到。(OMG!)
  • 發現盜刷事件通常需要四十七天!(OMGGGG!!)

這挺嚴重的,不是嗎?

相信讀者中一定有人遇過信用卡被盜刷後,跟銀行打交道時的來回冗長的處理時間與不愉快。消費者如有自救措施,能在第一時間發現自己的卡被盜刷了就能減少這樣的麻煩。

藉由延伸它的專業,FinSophere在iPhone上做了這麼一個App,刷卡時他會得到兩個資料,一個是刷卡地點,另一個是手機位置(當然,你要下載App)。透過手機位置與刷卡地點的交叉比對,如果兩個地點差太遠,那卡片就可能被盜刷了。若這樣的情況發生,他會馬上發簡訊到你手機,通知你這個可能盜刷的刷卡事件,好讓你通知銀行處理後續。

簡單清楚吧~ 這真是個很好的LBS App主意!

手機會帶在身上,信用卡也是隨身的。若這兩個東西其中有一樣離開太遠,很有可能就是被偷了,藉此當然可以判斷出了問題。

這個App在10/4正式上線,若僅監控一張卡及一支手機號碼,可免費使用。超過這個數量便須付每個月6.95美元的費用。

從市場面來看,美國使用信用卡或Debit卡進行各類消費的比例超過八成,盜刷及詐欺屢見不鮮,PinPoint這個LBS服務的推出讓人有耳目一新的感覺。相信能引來相當好的使用客戶群,真是個非常好且切中要害的生意點子。

再次回顧這個案例,概念並不困難。循著用戶的需求延伸,配合LBS的新技術,這樣的服務幾乎是呼之欲出,水到渠成的。不過,第一個做出來的人總是讓人驚嘆!

你目前的專業領域中,有沒有看到LBS應用的結合點哩?多想想吧!一定有的!歡迎留言討論!

Sting Tao

陶韻智。

 

Taste Orange: Logan Wines with Peter Logan

Join us for this episode of Spitbucket for the Taste Orange event where we chat with Peter Logan of Logan Wines and review his Logan 2010 Chardonnay. This wine is widely available, and it won’t break the bank either. Do yourself a favour and try this one, and as always let us know your thoughts.

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