With New Visitor Centers Diageo Commits to Building Scotch Lovers Destination

first_img Next At the Johnnie Walker experience, four distilleries will be directly linked to the Scotch blend, representing the four regions full of distilleries that contribute to the whisky. Glenkinchie will represent Lowland; Cardhu will represent Speyside; Caol Ila will represent Islay; and the Highlands will be represented by Clynelish. The hope is the four will represent the regions and create a tour of Scotland at the center in Edinburgh, encouraging visitors to travel across the country.If visitors chose to do so, they’ll see Diageo’s investments at distilleries across Scotland, including Lagavulin, Talisker, Glen Ord,  Oban, Dalwhinnie, Blair Athol, Cragganmore, and Royal Lochnagar. The company also has previously committed $35 million to reopen “lost distilleries” Port Ellen and Brora.Port Ellen DiageoIn addition, the company plans on partnering with VisitScotland to help promote the country as a place to visit, particularly for its Scotch.Diageo’s tourism investments aren’t new to the alcohol industry. The company grew the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin into the top Irish paid attraction. Now, the company is building on Scotland’s growing tourism, recognizing that Scotch and the rise in global food and beverage culture are a major reason for that growth. Diageo wants to ensure the world knows where Scotch comes from.“Scotch is the world’s favorite whisky and Scotland is the greatest distilling nation on earth,” said Cristina Diezhandino, Diageo global Scotch whisky director. “New generations of consumers around the world are falling in love with Scotch and they want to experience it in the place where it is made and meet the people who make it. This investment will ensure that the people we attract to Scotland from around the world go home as lifelong ambassadors for Scotch and for Scotland.” Clynelish Diageo Meet Phylloxera, One of Wine’s Most Dangerous Pests 1 of 4 Johnnie Walker DiageoGlobal spirits brand Diageo is putting its money where it wants Scotch lovers to go.Diageo is investing $195.3 million (£150 million) over three years to reinvigorate its whisky tourism attractions, including a massive Johnnie Walker visitor center in Edinburgh. Scotland. Additionally, the brand will update its 12 existing distillery visitor centers to help compete with other whiskey tourism attractions across the globe.“Scotch is at the heart of Diageo, and this new investment reinforces our ongoing commitment to growing our Scotch whisky brands and supporting Scotland’s tourism industry,” Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes said in a statement. “For decades to come, our distilleries will play a big role in attracting more international visitors to Scotland. I am also delighted we will be able to bring our knowledge and expertise to help the next generation, through mentor programs and skills training.”Diageo has worked hard to develop its Scotch reputation and portfolio over the past several years, with overall investment in the category totaling more than $1 billion across the past six years, said David Cutter, chairman of Diageo in Scotland. Now, it’s time to concentrate on its origins.“With this new investment, we turn our focus to bringing the world to Scotland,” Cutter said. Previous Editors’ Recommendations Glenkinchie Diageo The Best Blended Scotch Whiskies to Add to Your Collection Cardhu Diageo 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S. The McMenamins Effect: How 2 Brothers Helped Start Beervana Caol Ila Diageo Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scenelast_img read more

The Best Messenger Bags for Men to Lug Around Your Stuff in

first_img $79 from Timbuk2 The Best Men’s Quilted Jackets Stitched for Every Occasion $175 from Huckberry Yes, You Can Wear Boots to the Office: Here are the Best Pairs $89 from Amazon $695 from Nordstrom Filson Dryden Ballistic BriefcaseHunting for a rugged take on the messenger bag? Naturally, Filson has you covered — the abrasion-resistant nylon fabric is tough as nails, and the construction is iconic and instantly recognizable. There’s no finer way to haul your everyday carry for your next outdoor adventure. Timbuk2 Classic Messenger BagMessenger bags, true to form, were originally crafted to be used by on-the-go couriers — Timbuk2 knows this all too well, and the Classic Messenger Bag that it created is perhaps the finest example of that commitment to quality, durability & most importantly, functionality that doesn’t quit. $295 from WP Standard The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men center_img $370 from Jack + Mulligan Bundle Up Right Now With the Best Sweaters for Men $160 from Amazon Editors’ Recommendations The best messenger bags are more than just a way to schlep your gear from point A to point B — they can act as a major style statement in addition to serving a critical purpose for the guy on the go. Messenger bags, at first, bring to mind just that — fast-paced cyclists zipping through cities — but it’s 2019, and this new crop of messenger bags are designed to carry work essentials and travel gear with ease.WP Standard Vintage Leather Messenger BagThe right way to upgrade your messenger bag? Reaching for a richly crafted leather version that’ll work nicely with business casual ensembles, and cal also be brought along on a weekend retreat upstate. It’s got plenty of room for your laptop as a daily work bag, too. Jack + Mulligan Winston BriefcaseWe mentioned above that it can be tough to find a messenger bag that is sleek and refined, but the Jack + Mulligan Winston Briefcase is one that happens to buck that trend (even if the name happens to be ever-so-slightly different, we’re calling this one a messenger bag through and through). Shinola Slim Navigator Leather Messenger BagThere aren’t many brands that excel at making both stylish, sleek leather watches and corresponding accessories — Shinola is one of the brands that is known for its ability to do both. This messenger bag is premium, refined, and still fit to be taken on any trip you can imagine. A Good Waxed Jacket Is the Best Jacket to Wear This Season last_img read more

Feel the balmy wind two bridges in Ochanomizu

first_imgYou can see Akihabara from here. Akihabara is the district many Japanese new cultures born.In Tokyo, once you step into another district, you can find another culture. I think this is one of the amazing point of Tokyo. View from Hijiribashi. Ochanomizu station, Ochanomizu exit. Even in the hustle and bustle of the station, some find their peace like this gentleman with his violin.  I met him near the station. The Ochanomizu station is the station of JR line and Tokyo Metro which many business people and students use  everyday.This station lies between two bridges.The Hijiribashi (Hijiri bridge) and the Ochanomizubashi (Ochanomizu bridge).These two bridges give us some peace in our busy days. informationHijiribashi and Ochanomizubashinearest station: JR east Chuo Line, Chuo-Sobu Line Ochanomizu station                        Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Ochanomizu station There was a foreigner who was taking pictures of sunsets from the bridge. This place is just next to the station, so visit, take pictures and take deep breath to be ready for jump into the world of Ochanomizu! I recommend you to explore Ochanomizu from here.This is an photogenic place where you always can find someone taking pictures.last_img read more

Seven member TNA delegation head for India

A seven member delegation of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) will leave for India today for crucial talks with the Indian government.The delegation led by TNA leader R. Sambanthan will include Suresh Premachandran, M.A Sumanthiran, Mavai Senathirajah and Selvam Adaikalanathan. Meanwhile a senior leader in the group told The Hindu newspaper that New Delhi must convey to the Sri Lankan leadership that long lasting peace can only come through meaningful devolution. Prior to their departure to New Delhi the TNA delegation had met in Colombo yesterday and had a special discussion regarding their agenda for the talks in India. “The PSC has 31 members. We will have 5 members. They will suggest to scrap the 13th Amendment…Their agenda for the PSC is to take away the 13th Amendment,” he said.That is why, Mr. Sumanthiran said, the TNA had made its participation in the PSC conditional to a guarantee from the government that the agenda for discussions would not go below a certain existing devolution threshold.The TNA has said it wants the PSC to discuss five existing documents on devolution, prepared by the previous governments and the Rajapaksa government. However, before that “intense talks” between the Tamil grouping and the government were needed for consensus on a solution, it said. A senior Sri Lankan Minister, on the other hand, said it wanted India to use its good offices to prevail upon the Tamil political grouping to agree to a Parliamentary Select Committee process for hammering out a solution.Amid speculation here that the TNA had been “summoned” to New Delhi to be told to participate in the Parliamentary Select Committee — announced by the Rajapaksa government — TNA parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran said he feared that the committee would be used as an instrument to scrap the 13th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution, which provides for limited devolution of power to the provinces. Dismissing the TNA’s fears as “unfounded”, Foreign Minister G.L. Pieris told The Hindu that had the aim been to scrap the 13th Amendment, it could be done directly in Parliament, as the government had a two-thirds majority. read more