Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

10 March 2015. From the Russian Web… What Your Cat Can Do For You: Taste Your Whiskey to See If It’s Any Good!

00 jack daniels and cat. 10.03.15

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MEOW! That had some nice kick! It shure do!

BMD

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Orthodox Monastery to Dominate Finnish Whiskey Production

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On Wednesday, Finnish MTV News reported that an Orthodox monastery in Finland will become the country’s largest whiskey producer. The monastery, which is already in the wine-production business, is going to invest millions of euros to build a distillery. It expects to produce 120,000 litres of spirits annually. They’ll bottle the finished product at Finland’s historic Hermannin Winery, the oldest in the country. Bottles of Valaam Whiskey will reach liquor stores in spring 2018. New Valaam Monastery in Finland will produce the hooch. Monks evacuated from an older monastery in Russian Karelia established it in 1940. Shortly after the evacuation, Soviet forces occupied the original Valaam Monastery, but it reopened in 1989, and President V V Putin now frequents it. Unlike the Finnish monastery, it doesn’t produce any alcoholic beverages.

Editor:

As Rocky asked Bullwinkle, “Are they good spirits?” Well… we’d hafta pass the jug and see, wouldn’t we?

BMD

2 July 2014

Moscow Times

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/orthodox-monastery-to-dominate-finnish-whiskey-production/502883.html

Thursday, 12 July 2012

12 July 2012. What’s the MOST Popular Whiskey on the Territory of the Former USSR? It’s BUSHMILLS… Made by Your Friendly Neighbourhood Orangemen…

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Bushmills is THE whiskey of choice amongst discriminating drinkers in the old Soviet Union. It IS the oldest distillery in the world (dating from 1608)… and its the product of proud Orangemen. After all, would Russians steer you wrong when it comes to drink? Raise a glass and cheer!

By the way… Bushmills was my Nicky’s father’s favourite tipple…

BMD

Friday, 17 February 2012

17 February 2012. Video. Some MORE of My Favourite Things… GOOD Whiskey… and Some Appropriate Music to Listen to as You Sip the Stuff…

Have a glass o’ whiskey, say a toast to the lads, and a toast to the lassies… 

If you want to be my friend, do NOT put ice in my whiskey… water’s OK… NO soda… that’s how decent human beings drink good whiskey. As a friend of mine says, “Why do you Russians drink vodka when there’s good whiskey to be drunk?” It’s certainly a point of view… let’s have some appropriate music to sip whiskey by…

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