We all love Mezcal but the question is what is happening with this incredible spirit that has more in common with an apothecary and his magic than a wall street man crunching numbers.
But the times they are a changing with Pernod Ricard’s acquisition of Del Maguey. It could be good, it could be bad. Good things will come, hopefully to the people who are producing these delicious spirits. Bad because they could push the production of rare agave into extinction for their greed, because, Pernod Ricard is after all a large corporation looking to make money and is more concerned with profit margins than quality and little villages.
Here is a great article from www.forbes.com about the acquisition. But maybe the fact that this article is in Forbes proves that our beloved mystical spirit is on its to tequila like imperialism. Good to keep eyes open and alert to keep quality high and sustainability possible.
Ardbeg, the legendary peat forward scotch off the western coast of Scotland had a humble re-beginning. The distillery was revitalized after a becoming a ghost town for 20 years pillaged by neighborhood distilleries on the island.
In 1997 the first drips of goodness oozed out of the stills at Arbeg for the first time in over 20 years. Its great to see this revitalization of all these heritage distilleries in Scotland. Read the rest of the story at http://www.scotchwhiskey.com. See the link below!
As in taste some good scotch. We are in the midst of a whiskey tasting extravaganza personally here at Proper Pour and wanted to share this awesome scotch chart for all you junkies out there! Slante!
Chart taken from the homies at www.forwhiskeylovers.com
Here is a list of books I am reading, or deals on Amazon that I have recently found. Do us a favor and click through to support our site.
Amazing roller coaster ride through all things perfect in the world of eastern whiskey.
Tasting Whiskey: An Insider’s Guide to the Unique Pleasures of the World’s Finest Spirits:
This book is an easy to read, cheap, and accessible intro to tasting the worlds best and most refined spirit. BUY THIS BOOK NOW.
Rice, Noodle, Fish: Deep Travels Through Japan’s Food Culture
The world of the east is a constant fascination for people my generation. This book guides you, wonderfully by narrative and location, through Japans rich culinary history.