Showing posts from March, 2014

Whisky Live 2014

Whisky Live is a whisky tasting festival which occurs around the world every year in locations such as Tokyo, New York, Melbourne and London. I attended my first Whisky Live event in 2008, already the 8th to be held in London. I was just getting into whisky at the time, starting to try different brands of scotch which to me were the only ones out there. My girlfriend at the time spotted an advert for the show in Timeout, and as such suggested that we should go. The show was held in the Royal Horticultural Halls near Westminster, and was my first real look into what was (& still is) a huge world of whisky.I remember trying Glen Grant and Bowmore whiskies for the first time at the show, but it also allowed me to broaden my horizons as such, and sample what has become one of my favourites, Yamazaki, a single malt whisky from Japan. I also was able to try Four Roses bourbon, which I have returned to with fair regularity over the years!With my first Whisky Live experience a positive on…

Cup Final Countdown

Last season Concord Rangers acheived some incredible successes, winning promotion via the playoffs and taking home the Ryman League Cup. Coming into this season though we all knew it’d be tough to even come close to replicating that level of success given the tougher competitions we are now a part of.But come close we have, as after beating Colchester United a few weeks ago Concord Rangers are now in the Essex Senior Cup Final, due to take place on Tuesday 29th April. The Beachboys will face Skrill Premier side Braintree Town at The London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Stadium, home of Dagenham & Redbridge FC. The ground played host to the last Essex Senior Cup Final Concord were a part of, but we’ll be hoping for better fortunes after losing in 2008/09 to Chelmsford City.Our journey to the final has been an interesting one, with a 5-0 victory over Waltham Abbey in the 3rd round getting things started. The 4th round saw old enemies Chelmsford City visit the Aspect Arena, but t…