Liverpool can handle title pressure – Barnes

first_imgLiverpool will not wilt under the pressure of ending their 29-year wait for a league title, according to former Reds legend John Barnes, despite missing the chance to go seven points clear.Manchester City’s defeat to Newcastle United on Tuesday opened the door for Liverpool to strengthen their grip on first place in the Premier League.However, the Reds were held to a 1-1 draw by Leicester City at Anfield 24 hours later, meaning their advantage only stands at five points. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Barnes is not concerned, though, and believes Jurgen Klopp can guide Liverpool to success this season.”It’s not all doom and gloom,” he told talkSPORT. “It was a great opportunity to go seven points clear, but we’ve added another point.”It’s only January and teams, including Liverpool and Manchester City, will drop more points. We’re not going to have another situation like last year where City went so far ahead of everybody else and didn’t drop points.”Liverpool drawing against a struggling Leicester team, City losing to a struggling Newcastle team – this happens in the Premier League.”So I’d rather see this as a point gained. Yes, it’s an opportunity lost to go seven clear, but we’re one point further ahead.He added: “The pressure isn’t necessarily going to show now, there’s still a long way to go. The pressure really comes into focus around March.”But I think the Jurgen Klopp factor is very important – he really takes every game as it comes, the pressure is to perform in every game, he puts demands on those players to give 100 per cent every time. So I think they’re able to handle the pressure.”Liverpool had enjoyed a seven-point lead earlier this term, but the champions narrowed the gap with a 2-1 win over the Reds at the Etihad on January 3. Goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane cancelled out a Roberto Firmino effort on that occasion, three months after the sides played out a goalless draw in the reverse Premier League fixture.Liverpool could have another chance to extend their lead at the top when they play West Ham on Monday if City drop points at home to Arsenal on Sunday.  Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

New Elijah Craig Small Batch Bottles: What Better Excuse is There to Buy More Bourbon?

first_img All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall Reyka Vodka May Have the Coolest Distiller on the Planet Need a new bourbon in your life?Well, Elijah Craig (produced by Heaven Hill)  just released their Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon in a new bottle. If you’re a bourbon lover, or a history of bourbon lover, or you need to make it up to your father-in-law for not dropping the Deflategate thing during the last game when you could clearly see his blood pressure rising, this might be the one.Elijah Craig Small Batch is made exclusively from batches of 200 barrels or less of 8-year-old to 12-year-old Kentucky straight Bourbon whiskey. A large percent of the whiskey used comes from the older barrels. Even with the new bottling, the mash bill, proprietary yeast, proof, and aging regimen remain the same.One of the biggest differences? It’s now available nationwide. (It’s okay, you can do a happy dance if you want. I’ll wait.)According to the company, the new bottle is made from a custom mold that is taller and has cleaner lines, a nod to today’s discerning bourbon drinker.  You’ll find the year 1789—the year that Reverend Elijah Craig, the “Father of Bourbon,” founded the distillery” embossed on the bottle as well. For those that don’t know, Craig was the one who was responsible for pioneering the use of charred oak barrels for aging whiskey.The label, too, is different—smaller, this time—and contains the Reverend’s signature as well as the product information. The cork closure, which was a feature of the previous bottle, is now stained dark brown.For those that haven’t had Elijah Craig Small batch yet, the nose is complex, with vanilla, ripe fruits, and hints of mint intermingling. The palate is warming, with oak, spice, and smoke flavors. The bourbon is rounded out with a long, sweet finish.Finally, if you’re still not convinced that you should be finding your keys to get in the car and get to the liquor store right now, there are the awards to go with the bourbon: a Gold Medal at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Double Gold Medal & “Best Bourbon in Show” at 2016 Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, and a 92 (Excellent/Highly Recommended) at the 2016 Ultimate Spirits Challenge. Bruichladdich Distillery Unveils its New Octomore Scotch Whisky Series What is Bourbon? A Brief History of America’s Whiskey Editors’ Recommendations The Bulletproof, Million-Dollar Ramsmobile SUV Has an Optional Hookah last_img read more

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