Sridhar Pongur

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See inside the new Macallan distillery!

<b>Last month we were spirited away to Speyside for something very special indeed: a sneak-peek, behind-the-scenes tour of The Macallan’s remarkable new</b> …

Whiskey

The Macallan Opens a New Distillery and Visitor Center Unlike Anything We've Seen Before

The shrine to matured spirits is the most stunning, state-of-the-art facility in all of Scotch whisky.<p>A series of undulating mounds sinks into the …

Whiskey

Bonhams sets new world record for most expensive whisky

#Whisky #JapaneseWhiskey [The Drinks Business]setting a new record for a single bottle of Japanese whisky. The Hong Kong sale concluded with a robust total in excess of HK$46.6 million (US$5,938,674 / £4,406,694) with close to 91% sold by lot and 95% sold by value of the 645 lots. All top lots sold …

The Poweradd ChargerCenter portable generator can power your essential gadgets thru the next storm

A few years ago when Hurricane Sandy tore through New York City, I was one of the folks who listened to the initial reports from officials, and based …

Gear & Gadgets

How To: 14 Safari Privacy Settings You Need to Check on Your iPhone

Facebook, Equifax, even Twitter — thanks to recent security breaches and data scandals, our privacy and how it's managed is in the public eye more …

Information Systems

Paul John Whisky Making Process at John Distilleries Goa.

Oil's Rally Above $80 Stokes Fears That Demand Will Suffer

Oil’s rise to $80 a barrel is stoking concerns that the price rally will erode demand, but OPEC’s giants so far aren’t worried.<p>Crude surged above $80 …

Oil

Brent oil surges above USD 80 for first time since 2014

\R London, May 17 (AFP) Benchmark oil contract Brent North Sea hit its highest level since late 2014 today, breaching USD 80 per barrel, with some …

Oil

Results – San Francisco World Spirits Competition

San Francisco

Time for a little dessert. Cranachan with a little twist, made with @PaulJohnWhisky Brilliance, pineapple, red papaya and yellow papaya.. https://t.co/HbAP971Hdy

INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Excel tricks everyone should know

Lifehacker AU is never one to shy away from doling out handy Microsoft Excel spreadsheet tips.<p>Chances are you’ve had to deal in spreadsheets for as …

Infographics

Crude Oil Price Forecast: $100 per barrel by 2019 | Investopedia

It was a busy week for oil traders, with prices moving in a $4.25 range of $71.89 per barrel down to $67.63 per barrel as the market digested the …

Oil

Google's plans to use AI to help the blind

Google wants to turn a regular Android phone into an artificial intelligence-powered helper for the blind.<p>Lookout is a new app that uses image recognition and artificial intelligence to describe a scene through a phone's camera. Google (GOOG) announced the app at its annual I/O developer conference …

Artificial Intelligence

Pappy v. Fireball: Two Hot Whiskeys With Wildly Different Followings

Ask a stranger about his or her whiskey preferences, and expect to hear about one of two extremes. There’s Pappy Van Winkle—ultra-rare, outrageously overpriced on the secondary market, and with a legion of zealots flying its flag. Then there’s Fireball—a cheap shot readily available for whoever …

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

Gardening

The 11 best Whiskeys for 2018: The top tipples from Talisker, Lagavulin, Aldi and more

With plenty of flavour combinations, and popular bottles, deciding which bottle of Whiskey to go for can be a minefield. Luckily for you we've …

Whiskey

Capture notes quickly with Drafts [50 Essential iOS Apps #5]

While there are dozens of note-taking and writing apps available on iOS, few strike the balance of rich features and simple design the way Drafts does. Whether you’re looking for a quick way to digitally jot down a passing thought, take notes in a meeting, or store an address or phone number, the …

Apps

The Only 4 Things You Need to Know About Gmail's Big Update

The new features you might miss if you're not looking for them.<p>Today, Google announced a bunch of new features coming to your Gmail. Most of them are neat, but minor. However, there are a few you should know about so you can check them out yourself.<p>1. How to turn it on<p>Gmail's new features won't …

Apps

11 new Gmail features, how they work, and when you'll get them

There's plenty to like about the new Gmail.<p>Google on Wednesday announced a brand new Gmail. Well, not brand new, but the company took the Gmail we all know and (maybe) love, added a ton of new features and overhauled the design.<p>By my count there are 11 new features in Gmail, some of which you can …

Apps

The world risks a full-blown oil shock within months

The world risks a full-blown oil shock within months as three geostrategic crises come to the boil and Saudi Arabia hints at US$100 crude, setting …

Oil

Why Every Drinker Should Know What Bottled-in-Bond Means

Craft spirits makers are finding a way to guarantee craft, thanks to an antiquated labeling category.<p>Spirits lovers this week got a long-overdue …

Whiskey

These are the 10 happiest countries on Earth (with one glaring omission)

Does money buy happiness? Not necessarily. Well, certainly not if you look at the UN’s World Happiness Report rankings for 2018.<p>The UN considers six …

Economics

The 10 Best Places to Retire Abroad

Looking to take a permanent vacation? Here's where to start.<p>Given all the possibilities, one of the biggest challenges in pursuing a life abroad is …

Retirement

India’s Craft Distillers Are Shaking Up the World's Biggest Whisky Market

4 minute Read<p>Close your eyes and imagine a distillery making exceptional, single malt Scotch.<p>You might envision gray Islay or scenic Speyside. Or …

Spectacular drinks gifts

Pope Francis Calls Pappy Van Winkle ‘Very Good Bourbon’

Turns out being the Pope has some serious, very earthly, benefits. In the case of Pope Francis, he recently scored some pretty choice whiskey. Or as …

Google Keeps a Record of Your ENTIRE Search History. Here’s How to Delete It in 4 Easy Steps

You can also download a file of your entire search history.<p>YouTube. Panera. Facebook. Equifax. Every week, it seems, there’s a new hack to worry …

AdWords

5 Smoky World Whiskies Challenging Scotch

#Whisky #JapaneseWhiskey [Forbes]Founded by the father of Japanese whisky, Masataka Taketsuru, Hokkaido’s Yoichi distillery has come to be known as the maker of intense, smoky Japanese whisky. Taketsuru dreamt of creating whisky similar to the Scottish, but in his own homeland of Japan.

Oil’s Rally to $70 a Barrel May Clip India’s Economic Wings

Oil’s rally to $70 a barrel is threatening to clip India’s economic wings at a time when Saudi Arabia is looking to join a $30 billion refinery …

Oil

Warren Buffett's 10 rules to get rich

At first I thought the manager of my local Jimmy John's was just a huge Warren Buffett fan. But then I did some research online and I found out that this same plaque can be found in Jimmy John's restaurants all across the country.<p>Why are these plaques in Jimmy John's? Well, that remains a mystery. …

Investing