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Chemists Say You Should Add A Little Water To Your Whiskey. Here's Why

Support the news<p><b>Updated at 10:55 a.m. ET</b><p>It's a common refrain among whiskey enthusiasts: Add a few drops of water to a glass to open up the flavors …

Whiskey

Chemists Say You Should Add A Little Water To Your Whiskey. Here's Why

<b>Updated at 10:55 a.m. ET</b><p>It's a common refrain among whiskey enthusiasts: Add a few drops of water to a glass to open up the flavors and aroma of the drink.<p>For example, hard-liquor expert Alice Lascelles said in a demonstration for The Sunday Times that "if you're tasting with a master blender, they …

Whiskey

The Scotsman's guide to Scotch whisky pronunciation - Scotsman Food and Drink

We asked Frank Murphy of the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow to help us to create a guide on the correct way to say the names of some of the …

2017 World Whiskies Awards Winners

Every year premier palates join forces to praise and rank the world best whiskies. Now, while this may sound like everyone’s dream job (believe us, …

Single Malt Whisky

Be: Mechanical Toothbrush ➜ Now Live

Battery-Free Mechanical Toothbrush<p>Be Toothbrush is powered by 80,000+ strokes of kinetic energy with two twists of the base.<p>“Twist twice and a …

Beer Cellaring 101: Which Beers Are Best Suited To Ageing?

Ageing craft beer is a popular these days, but many people don't know how to store and look after their beer properly. This guide to beer ageing …

Twenty five Great Jazz Flute Performances

I recently reviewed an album from the flautist Sam Most recorded in 1978 titled <i>From the Attic of My Mind.</i> He was a fabulous player and an influential creative innovator on his instrument. Unfortunately flute is not often seen as a major jazz instrument, but often relegated to an occasional sidekick …

Flute

MiniBrew Is the World's Simplest Beer Brewing Machine

Game-changer.<p>Beer brewing is a pretty lengthy task that requires prior knowledge about chemistry and the ingredients themselves, something that many of us are too lazy to learn about. The founders of MiniBrew hope to change that with this new product, so that beer fans around the world can conjure …

These 30 whiskeys just took gold at an international spirits competition

There are 30 categories, with gold, silver, and bronze awards for each. This year's competition took place on April 23 and 24 in Chicago.<p>Judges were given 5 minutes to blind taste, judge, and score each liquor based on the following four criteria:

Whiskey

World's Best Beers Revealed: The World's Top Craft Brewery is in Tottenham

The results of the 2015 International Beer Challenge (IBC) have been revealed, and it's good news for Britain's booming craft beer scene.<p>Established …

Chailly and the Berliner Philharmoniker: the critics’ choice

Germany dominates the classical music world when it comes to the sheer quality of its orchestras, according to an international panel of professional …

Flute

Everything you need to know about beer, in one chart

There are dozens upon dozens of different styles of beer out there, from pale ales to stouts to bocks.<p>With so many styles of beer — and so many exceptions to the rules — it's incredibly difficult (not to mention time-consuming) to get to know them all. But you don't have to taste the whole rainbow …

Deep listening: 10 contemporary classical records for the uninitiated

<b>Classical music is a broad church. Andrew Skeet shows you a way in.</b><p>Contemporary classical is one of the more difficult terms out there. For the …

The 168 best classical music recordings

This selection of the finest classical recordings available, which first appeared in 2009, is the most authoritative and entertaining guide of its kind. However, after five years any guide needs sprucing up a little. I didn’t want to compromise the inimitable style of the original, so rather than …

Max Richter composes longest ever piece of classical music

Contemporary classical composer unveils 'eight-hour lullaby' which audience will listen to from beds<p>For those who have ever worried about drifting off during a classical music concert, composer Max Richter has created a piece specifically for that purpose.<p>Sleep, an eight-hour piece which the the …

Piano

1990-1999

The most outstanding classical music recordings from the 1990s, alongside the original Gramophone reviews<p>The group of discs to be afforded …

2000-2014

Fifteen of the best classical music recordings of the 21st century, with links to the original Gramophone reviews<p>Every year at the <i>Gramophone</i> Awards …

10 Beers So Strong They Will Put Your Manliness To Test

Without a doubt, beer is a man’s best friend! While beers are generally very less alcoholic as compared to the likes of whisky, vodka and rum, there …

10 Amazing Health Benefits Of Beer

Feel guilty about drinking a beer or two? Don’t feel guilty. Contrary to what you might expect, moderate beer consumption is actually good for you. …

Alcohol

The 17 most sought-after beers in America

Some of these beers have huge, cult-like followings, with release parties and wait lines that queue up 24 hours in advance. And vintage bottles of the ones that age well can sell at auction for thousands of dollars.<p>We've rounded up the 17 most coveted craft beers in America, based on availability, …

The Beer Bucket List (2.0): 30 Beers To Try Once in Your Lifetime

It’s been two years since we composed the first Beer Bucket List, and since that time, we’ve tasted thousands of other brews both new and old. …

Happiest and Unhappiest Countries in the World By the Numbers

Traditionally, a nation’s economic health is measured by its wealth. But increasingly, some leaders and policymakers are turning their focus to a …

The Craft Beer Guide to Dublin

Would you prefer a Guinness or a Murphy’s?<p>Until two years ago, that was your choice when you stepped foot in any Irish pub. Sure there were a few …

Craft Beer

Best American Craft Beers

Patio season is officially upon us and nothing really beats kicking back on a balcony or terrace with a cold brew in hand. Yes, we all have our favorites - the beers that have stuck by us through thick and thin - but sometimes it's nice to live a little and try something unexpected. It's a whole …

Stonefruit

Anna Thorvaldsdottir – Aerial (Deutsche Grammophon)

Samples and samplers are getting so sophisticated that the casual listener might not even distinguish sampled strings from a real orchestra any more. …

Top 10 recent Beethoven recordings (2017 update)

Ten of the best Beethoven recordings recently reviewed in the pages of Gramophone<p>The following list of 10 recordings represent the most …

13 reasons you need to see Europe by train

If you’ve spent any time in Europe, you know there’s so much more than what’s in your guidebook. Sure, there are the major sightseeing attractions, …