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The Tippling Point | Today, J Boroski has bars in Bangkok and Shanghai

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The Tippling Point | Today, J Boroski has bars in Bangkok and Shanghai

This invitation-only bar builds your drink based on what you feel like at the time. Don't go looking for the bar without a map, though - the secret location seems to be in everybody's blind spot.

Tippling Point | 'From man's sweat and God's love, beer came into the world': Saint Arnold of Metz, Patron Saint of beer

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Tippling Point | 'From man's sweat and God's love, beer came into the world': Saint Arnold of Metz, Patron Saint of beer

Across geography and time, we have venerated the men and women who have miraculously doubled our stores of beer and protected brewers.

Tippling point | Rum that cost the presidency

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Tippling point | Rum that cost the presidency

History is witness that rum has always swayed elections - sometimes in rather unexpected ways

Tippling Point | The heat is on, time to raise a glass to margarita

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Tippling Point | The heat is on, time to raise a glass to margarita

The drink is cool and simple to make if you have tequila at home. And if you need help, we have just the recipe for you, read on

Tippling Point I How Batavia arrack, one of the world’s oldest drinks, became a cult spirit

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Tippling Point I How Batavia arrack, one of the world’s oldest drinks, became a cult spirit

The still funky spirit that originated on the island of Java is among the oldest distilled spirits in the world.

Tippling Point | Norse invaders, national pride and rich flavours: The delectable history of Teacher's whisky

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Tippling Point | Norse invaders, national pride and rich flavours: The delectable history of Teacher's whisky

Teacher's has long been making such gestures to national sentiment and pride. In 1997, as a tribute to mark 50 years of Indian independence the brand launched Teacher's 50

Tippling Point | Ballantine is a popular drink. Here’s its story

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Tippling Point | Ballantine is a popular drink. Here’s its story

The origins of Ballantine, voted Europe's No 1 Scotch whisky and also World's Best Blended Scotch 2020, traces back to the early 1800s.

Tippling Point | Dervla Murphy and the spirits of people

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Tippling Point | Dervla Murphy and the spirits of people

Dervla Murphy, touring cyclist and author of adventure travel book from Ireland, journeyed around the world on foot, bicycle, or mule and chronicled the stories of people through the prism of drinks.

Tippling point | How do you like your whisky, with or without an ‘e’?   

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Tippling point | How do you like your whisky, with or without an ‘e’?  

The world of spirits is rich and sometimes complicated, we help you tell your Scotch from bourbon and why the Japanese are taking the whisky world by storm.

The Tippling Point | Unique single cask expressions from Scotland’s Cask88

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The Tippling Point | Unique single cask expressions from Scotland’s Cask88

Cask88, with the help of leading distilleries in Scotland, decided to bring out a few unique single cask expressions.

Tippling Point | Summer is still some time away but it’s never too early to meet Tom Collins

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Tippling Point | Summer is still some time away but it’s never too early to meet Tom Collins

Here’s the story of the birth of a phenomenal cocktail, with the recipe thrown in, cheers

Tippling Point | How mulled wines came to be synonymous with winter drinks

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Tippling Point | How mulled wines came to be synonymous with winter drinks

What drink offers warmth from the extreme cold, the incessant snow, and the dark thoughts still steaming up inside?

The story of Glenfiddich: From wish to create best dram in valley to fifth-generation family business

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The story of Glenfiddich: From wish to create best dram in valley to fifth-generation family business

Run by the fifth generation of the Grant-Gordon family, Glenfiddich is one of the few Scottish distilleries to remain family-owned

Tippling Point | The binge competition that Alexander organised

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Tippling Point | The binge competition that Alexander organised

After the death of Calanos, Alexander wanted to organise a competition after the style of the Olympics in memory of the departed. But to Alexander's utter despair, the native Indians and Persians weren't familiar with any athletic event they could compete with the Macedonian soldiers. How about a drinking competition then! Someone suggested.

Tippling Point | How Seagram's 100 Pipers blended whiskey and music

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Tippling Point | How Seagram's 100 Pipers blended whiskey and music

Are you a lover or a hater of Seagram's 100 Pipers? Either way, the story of the creation of Pernord Ricard bestselling drink is legendary

Tippling Point | The story of how GlenDronach became an iconic drink 

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Tippling Point | The story of how GlenDronach became an iconic drink 

GlenDronach obtained its official licence in 1823, quite early in a country where illegal hooch was the norm for centuries. It was second only to Glenlivet, that supreme Scotch expression, in obtaining official permission to distill whisky.

Tippling Point | Beer and heightened Shamanic realities

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Tippling Point | Beer and heightened Shamanic realities

Shamans are priests who played a big role in ancient societies as mediators between human world and the spirit world. Their services were sought whenever the tribe, a family or an individual runs unto rough weather.

Tippling Point | These are the most popular whiskies in India

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Tippling Point | These are the most popular whiskies in India

Of the largest selling whiskies in the world, 13 are from India. 

Tippling Point | Brandy for Beginners: How not to get your drink mixed up

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Tippling Point | Brandy for Beginners: How not to get your drink mixed up

Brandy, Cognac, Armagnac! What’s the difference? Here is a guide to get your brandy right.

Tippling Point | Sentiment beerish: Wars, cholera, inflation and now Covid, Oktoberfest has seen it all and prevailed

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Tippling Point | Sentiment beerish: Wars, cholera, inflation and now Covid, Oktoberfest has seen it all and prevailed

The coronavirus outbreak is the latest reason for a string of cancellations that Oktoberfest has had over the years but people of Munich know it is just a blip and plans are already afoot for 2021.

Tippling Point | The Queen of the Nightclubs

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Tippling Point | The Queen of the Nightclubs

In the roaring twenties, America was reeling under prohibition. Alcohol was illegal. It was in those dark times that Texas Guinan, actress, dancer and owner of Club 300, rose to become 'the Queen of the Night Clubs.'

Tippling Point | The legendary journey of Plymouth Gin from England's oldest distillery

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Tippling Point | The legendary journey of Plymouth Gin from England's oldest distillery

Plymouth Gin became the only gin in the world to have a Protected Designation of Origin status. Only if it is made in the town of Plymouth can one call a gin Plymouth.

Tippling Point | The intriguing connection between vintage wines and comets

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Tippling Point | The intriguing connection between vintage wines and comets

Viticulturists and oenologists in France look forward to comets appearing in the sky before harvest season in vineyards because they swear a successful vintage is assured.

Tippling Point | The liqueur that originated from a fling

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Tippling Point | The liqueur that originated from a fling

Amaretto, the most popular liqueur in Italy, owes its birth to a crazy love affair

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