Wednesday, July 22, 2009

So, where have we been?

benicassim music festival 2009 logoWe have received some comments asking why we have not added any new entries for the last two weeks or so. Well, we have been on our annual holiday/pilgrimage to Spain and the Benicassim music festival. This year's festival highlights included Oasis, Glasvegas, Fangoria, Maximo Park, Franz Ferdinand, 2manydjs, White Lies, Friendly Fires and Pete Doherty. It also produced an unprecidented set of freak biblical weather events that included a sandstorm, a blazing bushfire and one of the strongest gales ever experienced! This resulted in the majority of Friday night's bill being cancelled, including Kings of Leon :(

Anyway, we survived to tell the tale and while in Spain, we decided to try some of the whiskies that are popular in the country. The Spanish consume a massive 20 million litres of whisky a year and this puts them in fourth place in the world consumption chart, behind only France, America and the UK. The biggest selling whisky (by a long way) is J&B Rare and this blend is found everywhere. We tried this prior to our trip - click here to see our review. Blended whiskies are very popular and dominate the market. Over the next few days we will be adding the tasting reviews and findings from our trip and these will include blends, single malts and even some Spanish whisky. Stay tuned, we are back!

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