Klopp would ‘think about’ Germany job

first_imgJurgen Klopp remains fully committed to Liverpool, but concedes that an offer to coach the German national side is something he would “think about” if ever approached.For now, Germany continue to work with Joachim Low at the helm and he boasts plenty of coaching credit in the bank from a World Cup triumph in 2014 while he currently has his sights set on Euro 2020.There will, however, come a day when a change in the dugout is made and a high-profile position comes up for grabs. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Klopp, given his success in his homeland with Borussia Dortmund and during a spell at Liverpool, would undoubtedly come into the reckoning.The 52-year-old admits the opportunity to guide his country is something that could appeal, even if he has no desire to head in that direction at present.He is tied to a contract at Anfield until 2022 and has no desire to break that or speculate on his future filling a role that somebody else occupies.Klopp told Magenta TV when quizzed on whether he could see himself managing Germany: “I really cannot say. I do not know if I would like to.”Now, as of today, I do not feel like it. Stand up now, I’m totally happy with what I do and that’s important in the whole story.”I also could not say one hundred per cent if I was the right one [to replace Low].”If the question ever arises, I would think about it – but not now.”Jurgen Klopp Liverpool 2019-20It has been revealed that Klopp has already turned down the opportunity to head back to his homeland once before.He has said that Dortmund CEO Joachim Watzke contacted him in May 2018 about returning to his former club.Those advances were knocked back, with Klopp focused on his commitments on Merseyside.He continues to carry out his duties to the best of his ability, while also looking to keep as much information in-house as possible.Klopp is not a fan of social media, saying when asked why he has no presence there: “I’m over 50. I do not use social media channels, but when politicians start talking about social media all the time…“At least I can think before I speak, they have already typed. “I just cannot believe that it would work for me. And furthermore, I do not have a message.“If I want to tell people something, there’s a WhatsApp group for that. There are all the people in there who I want to say something to. Otherwise, I have no message for other people. I’m also not interested in other people’s lives. I’m interested in people I know.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

WhistlePig Teams Up With Four Chefs on a New Whiskey

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Rabbit Hole Rebrands and Launches New Whiskey The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall Dictador 2 Masters Takes Luxury Rum to a New Level Jamie Malone, David Posey, Pete Lynch, Justin Woodward, and Michael Gulotta (left to right) WhistlePigChefs collaborating with whiskey brands isn’t exactly a new phenomenon. In 2013, Chef Edward Lee worked with Jefferson’s Bourbon on a bourbon and rye blend called Jefferson’s Chef Collaboration. Last year, Maker’s Mark released its Top Chef Private Select Bourbon to coincide with the popular reality cooking show’s run in Kentucky. And a contestant from that season, Chef Justin Sutherland, worked with Tatersall Distilling on an American straight single malt, available at his Minneapolis restaurants and select stores around the country. The latest chef-whiskey collaboration comes from Vermont’s WhistlePig distillery and includes the input of four James Beard-nominated chefs.Whistlepig x Flaviar Chef’s Blend 2019 WhistlePigWhistlePig x Flaviar Chef’s Blend 2019 will be released in a run of 1,000 bottles that will be sold exclusively via online spirits club Flaviar for $125 each. This past June, four chefs descended upon the WhistlePig farm in Shoreham, Vermont to sample and blend the liquid. They were Michael Gulotta of MOPHO/Maypop (New Orleans), Jamie Malone from Grand Café (Minneapolis), David Posey from Elske (Chicago), and Justin Woodward of Castagna (Portland, Oregon).The rye in this release consists of WhistlePig’s usual cask-finished 12-year-old MGP-sourced whiskey but includes the addition of sherry cask-finished whiskey which separates it from WhistlePig Old World. The final makeup of the blend is as follows: 40% Madeira-finished rye, 30% sherry-finished rye, 20% port-finished rye, and 10% Sauternes-finished rye. Master blender Pete Lynch believes that the addition of the sherry cask-finished rye to the core trio really separates this whiskey from anything WhistlePig has released before. “[It] showcases a rich complexity with subtle nuances,” he said in a statement, “adding a great sherry derived spice and nuttiness, and tremendously deepening the flavor profile.”Justin Woodward, Jamie Malone, Pete Lynch, Michael Gulotta, and David Posey (left to right) WhistlePigThe point of having these chefs collaborate on creating a whiskey was to highlight the similarities between what goes into coming up with a blend and creating a menu at a restaurant. “We thought it would be an interesting experiment to take four incredible chefs, who are real bastions of flavor and have them play around with the blend of a new whiskey expression,” said Flaviar cofounder Grisa Soba. To showcase the new whiskey, as well as the chefs’ culinary talents, each will host a special dinner for Flaviar members at his or her restaurant this month, pairing the whiskey with a specially designed menu ahead of the Flaviar Chef’s Blend October release.The dates are as follows:Friday, September 6: David Posey, Elske Restaurant, ChicagoMonday, September 9: Michael Gulotta, Maypop, New OrleansTuesday, September 17: Jamie Malone, Grand Café, MinneapolisThursday, September 19: Justin Woodward, Castagna, Portland 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make last_img read more