Saturday, 12 May 2012


Chivas Regal is a blended Scotch whisky produced by Chivas Brothers, owned by Pernod Ricard. According to the brand packaging, Chivas Brothers was first established in 1801 in Aberdeen,Scotland, however, the distillery was actually founded in 1968 following the economic expansion with North Sea oil. After some years of struggle, the brand gained popular appeal in the early 1990s. The Chivas brand's home is Strathisla Distillery at Keith, Moray in SpeysideScotland.
It is the market-leading Scotch whisky aged 12 years and above in Europe and Asia Pacific. Chivas Regal sales have grown by 61% between 2002 and 2008.

Chivas Regal family

Chivas Regal whiskies are blended in a distinctive house style of a mellow, honeyed flavour.
  • Chivas Regal 12 Year Old: Blended from whiskies matured for at least 12 years. Taste: Round and creamy on the palate, a taste of honey and ripe apples, with vanilla, hazelnut and butterscotch notes.
  • Chivas Regal 18 Year Old: Blended from whiskies matured for at least 18 years. Taste: Chocolate and orange notes, some citrus and spice on the nose and a full, fruity, citrusy and spicy palate, with sherry notes to finish.
  • Chivas Regal 25 Year Old: Created using whiskies aged at least 25 years; available only in limited quantities with a retail price of c$300. Taste: The blend has tasting notes of apricot and peach.


The House of Schivas, a large mansion, was built at Schivas in Aberdeenshire in 1640. The name is derived from the Gaelic 'seamhas', meaning narrow place.

Friday, 13 April 2012



ST IDES (8.2%): a malt liquor from the US. St Ides is mostly known for its brilliant Marketing in the 90's. Olde English had been the Malt liquor of choice in the Hip Hop community and some competitors wanted to change that. Enters the Saint Ides brewing company with a great idea: use superstar rappers to promote the brand. Ice Cube (whose "It will make your jimmy thicker, get your girl in the mood quicker, St Ides Malt liquor" line became infamous), Snoop, Dr Dre, Wu Tang all appeared in commercials for the brand. But what about the brew itself?
  • oh my, carbonated gasoline, that's what it is lol.
  • Nice logo/bottle.
  • Might have given you street cred in the 90's , .... not so much now.

Unless you're a Hip Hop bum that's stuck in the early-mid 90's, stay away from this.


Check out this ST IDES girl:



KING COBRA (6.0%): a malt liquor from the US. In the Malt Liquor universe you always need strong symbols (guns, Indian rebels, tropical islands, etc ....) The King Cobra is one most dangerous snakes on the planet, the perfect macho reference. So ... is this brew lethal? or perhaps poisonous?
  • Malty metallic taste, obviously not a good thing.
  • Bum Beer aftertaste.
  • Premium Malt liquor? Now that's a good oxymoron.

Hm, it might not be poisonous, just not worth it.




Smirnoff Ice (5%): a beer mixed drink from the UK. Smirnoff originated in Russia in the 1860's but it is now part of the UK-based Diageo group, the world's largest beer, wine and spirits company. Smirnoff Ice is often referred as an "alcopop", an informal term for a sweet beer mixed drink mostly consumed by teenagers. Those so-called alcopops became quite popular on the UK club scene and later on conquered the world. Smirnoff Ice contains fermented malt and a tiny bit of Smirnoff 21 vodka (except in the US, where the alcohol part is malt/adjuncts as the sale of distilled alcohol is highly regulated). There are many variants (fruit flavors mostly) but here I'm reviewing the original, 5% ABV. ABV varies from one country to another (in Canada a 7% version is also available).
  • Pleasant lime flavor with a slight hint of iron.
  • Not too sweet for a beer mixed drink.
  • Moderate buzz.

One of the best beer mixed drink on the market. A good alternative to conventional beer.

Grade: B+

Sunday, 11 December 2011


Haywards 5000
Haywards 5000 is India's largest selling strong beer brand, which perfectly combines strength with quality credentials that meet the high expectations of today’s demanding consumers.
Launched in the year 1983, Haywards 5000 is synonymous with strong beer in India. Haywards 5000 is brewed with the choicest of malts and hops lending itself to a unique flavour profile to suit the Indian taste and preference. Haywards 5000 is the hallmark of original and authentic strong beer which other beer brands aspire for. With such credentials, it is not surprising to see men get together over Haywards 5000. It is the language of friendship amongst men who are proud of their masculinity and look forward to a great time with their friends and peers .
haywards 5000
  About this brand
Country of origin:India
Beer type:Lager
Alcohol content by volume:< 7.5% by volume
Taste:full bodied malty flavour
Malts:Indian malts, 6 row barley
Hops:German hop extract (CO2) & Indian hop palate
Colour:Golden yellow
Availability:India - all seasons, South East Asia, Middle East and Europ
Fermentation process:Bottom-fermented
Serving temperature:7 - 9 °C
Packaging:650 ml and 330 ml Indian standard glass amber bottle ; 500 ml Non returnable bottles ; 500 ml cans and 330 ml cans ( in select markets)

0 Colonel's Special Whisky

Carefully distilled out of malt made at Kasauli, matured in oakwood casks and diluted to desired strength with Himalayan water. Colonel's Special blends well into classic cocktails. Sure to please the palate of discerning ladies and gentlmen.

0 Golden Eagle Premium Lager Beer

The rich amber liquid that is so indispensable to India's long, hot, thirsty summer. Mohan Meakin Breweries has been quenching a nation's thirst for over a century and quarter now. Golden Eagle, the drinkers' preference has come to be known as the king of beers in India. Sought after in International Markets for its taste and quality this Beer has won gold medals at Monde World Selection since 1982. Golden Eagle Beer is one of the seven best beers in the world, adjudged by an international panel of beer tasters organized by the Washington magazine.


Aged for 12 yrs.  For those extra special occasions. The epitome of unflinching dedication to quality.  Blended with highly matured spirits.

Alcohol : 42.2%


Honored the world over, Old Monk had been awarded gold medals at Monde World Selections since 1982.   Its a classic 7 yr blended dark rum. With the first drop of Old Monk Rum, the sheer aroma of distilled cane sugar grown in lush green fields of India, stirs up the age old legend.  Old Monk Rum is a form of the legendary 'Some-ras' of India's centuries old scriptures--The Drink of Gods and Lords of India.

Alcohol : 42.2%

Thursday, 10 November 2011


 Liquor manufacturer Radico Khaitan on Tuesday launched M2-Magic Moments Vodka in the country's market.The new product was launched by brand ambassador and Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan, a company release said here.Magic Moments Grain Vodka is targeted at the young and the young at heart, the release said."I am happy to be here for two primary reasons. One Magic Moments promises everything that a great life should have. And two, it embodies an excitement in and for life," Roshan said.
Magic Moments Vodka has been launched in six flavours, chocolate, orange, green apple, lemon grass and ginger and lime and raspberry, the release said.


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