Whisky Bible 2012 selects Old Pulteney..

..as the world’s best. Jim Murray’s annual publication named Old Pulteney 21 Years as the champ. The single malt Scotch  created in Wick, in the Highlands, scored 97.5 out of 100, which is a record.

Old Pulteney is not a common Scotch over here. However, a company called Interbev brings them in, and according to them, there’re plans to promote the brand locally.

Lookin good

According to the distillery, the £74.99, 46% ABV drink is a marriage of bourbon cask and sherry (American not European wood) cask-matured whisky.

According to Jim, ““Owned by a relatively-small company, without the financial muscle of the major whisky barons to market their malts on the global stage, I hope that this award helps Pulteney to become better known around the world; that is the whole point of my Whisky Bible, after all.”

The bible includes an astounding 2,100 new whisky releases!

Second and third places went to US bourbons George T Stagg, by Buffalo Trace Distillery, and Parker’s Heritage collection Wheated Mash Bill Bourbon, aged 10 years.

Look forward to seeing more OP around.


Sid’s celebrates

Sid’s Neighbourhood Pubs threw a chilled n intoxicated afternoon party late June; to celebrate winning Best British Pub in Malaysia for an online competition by Telegraph.
It went on to challenge the world as the Best British Pub outside Britain and after a very closely-fought battle Sid’s Pub emerged as the most “Highly Commended British Pub” in the world. Which is kinda like second place. Congrats!

The lamb was awesome. So was d Guinness. It was hosted at Sid’s Kenny Hills, the candidate outlet.

(The winner was The Tudor Arms in Stockholm, Sweden.)

Sid’s is set to open a fourth outlet. Details soon.

Geoffrey "Sid" Siddle about to slice a Guinness pint cake

Hippie scenes

Stocks - more than enough

Chilled afternoon

Kids played, adults drank

A random kid

A wall of online comments about Sid's

Gettin cozy

Horse got high


Brain damage: 8/10


Best Blog 2009

COCKTALES is the winner as Best Blog, in “The Best of 2009” by JUICE magazine. Haha! Unexpected, as i didnt enter any contest, and am very new to dis shit. I consider myself a drinker, not a blogger.

I guess not givin a fuck helps!

Coming from THE party mag, its an honour.

Maybe i shd throw a lil party. Any excuse right? I would, if a bar / liquor company sponsors it. Haha

Funny, but a search on Google for “alcohol blogger” gives this blog as the first result. Not sure why! I would have tot there’d be many scammers like me around d world workin this gig.

Watever. Am enjoying myself thus far.

My local pub won Best Pub 2009 – Sid’s Pub TTDI. Congrats!

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