The Malthouse Blog
Roll on June-ipur!
Saturday, 28 May 2016 10:34

Let’s face it. Gin is awesome!

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"I'll stick with gin. Champagne is just ginger ale that knows somebody."
Thursday, 26 May 2016 12:29

"I'll stick with gin. Champagne is just ginger ale that knows somebody."

The title for this blog post is taken from Doctor Hawkeye Pierce on one of the most popular television series of all time – M*A*S*H. [1] The final episode on February 28 1983 - "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen" – was at the time the most-watched and highest-rated single television episode in US television history with a record-breaking 125 million viewers. [2] If you can watch this episode without crying then you officially have no soul.

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President Trump? President Clinton? I’m going to need a stronger drink
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 18:07

President Trump? President Clinton? I’m going to need a stronger drin

Every 24 hours the American Presidential Election gets a day closer. It also becomes increasingly inevitable that Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee – baring any political shenanigans at the GOP Convention – and Hilary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee – barring any legal shenanigans about using a private and potentially unsecure email server while being Secretary of State. [1].

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Celebrating World Whisky Day Saturday 21st
Friday, 13 May 2016 15:31

Celebrating World Whisky Day Saturday 21st

Saturday the 21st of May is World Whisky Day. World Whisky Day? What’s this? Is that a thing? Firstly, yes it is a thing and secondly World Whisky Day is a Celebration of Whisky in all its forms. Neat, with water, on the rocks, mixed. Whatever works for you. As long as you’re enjoying yourself.

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Beer, Cheese and Whisky – Oh My!
Thursday, 12 May 2016 11:59

Beer, Cheese and Whisky – Oh My!

 I was deeply saddened to note that a surprising number of New Zealanders, some of whom I had previously considered close personal friends, thought that the final episode of “The Bachelor NZ” was important and that I should know all about it on social media. For those not paying attention – and that includes me – 23 women apparently competed in a poorly scripted reality show to become ‘engaged’ to a rapidly balding bachelor during a series of excruciating episodes.

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Beer – and Giant Robot Camels (Star Wars Day edition)
Friday, 06 May 2016 13:36

Beer – and Giant Robot Camels (Star Wars Day edition)

I write this blog on May the Fourth – Star Wars Day (“May the Fourth be with you”). However, due to a garbled sub-space communication [1] it may not be published until May the Fifth – Empire Day (“Revenge of the Fifth”). [2] This auspicious day led me to wonder – “how much influence on my life has this particular film franchise had?”

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