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Why is Irish whiskey so popular? Our blind tasting panel found 7 good reasons

There’s been resurgence in all things Irish whiskey of late, so we put together a panel to assess some of what was out there. For something a little different we conducted this tasting at the Argyle’s new dumpling bar in The Rocks, because despite the geographical distance between Asia and Ireland, we think there’s a damn fine affinity between dumplings and whiskey.

Suntory to buy Beam for US$16 billion

The board of Japanese company Suntory has agreed to buy Beam Inc, in a deal reportedly worth some US$16 billion. Reuters is reporting that Suntory, which owns Yamazaki, Bowmore and Midori among a host of other brands, made the decision yesterday after just two months of negotiations with Beam Inc.