THE Scottish Government’s legislation to introduce minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol is a high-profile controversial policy that has generated much debate in Scotland and beyond.
The ‘water of life’, especially in single-malt form, is one of Scotland’s most enduring exports. But should it really be mixed with condensed milk? Fiona MacGregor reports
THE creater of World Whisky Day says that a national holiday should be created to mark Scotland’s national drink.9 comments
It would be unfair for me to say that innovation doesn’t happen in whisky very often; bearing in mind that this is the same spirit we’ve been producing since before we documented it in 1494, the wheel has probably changed marginally more. Having said all that there is a wind of change a foot in Scotch, no more than a small breeze perhaps, but as demand grows and the increased perception of its value as a luxury good, the whole industry has had to take stock. Here’s the lowdown on some more interesting things going on in Scotch.2 comments
THE Scottish Government has won a landmark legal battle to introduce a minimum price for alcohol.66 comments
20-tonne Pictish sculpture takes the high road Picture gallery
A 20-tonne sculpture – commissioned by a whisky company to stand outside its new bottling plant in Livingston as a permanent reminder of its Highland roots – has been transported by a low-loader lorry from Glenmorangie’s distillery in Tain.
TO celebrate the addition of Loch Gorm to Kilchoman’s award-winning Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky collection, one lucky Scotsman.com reader has the chance to win a limited edition bottle.1 comment
It has enjoyed soaring popularity in emerging economies across the globe, leaving distilleries struggling to keep up.26 comments
ANY ill-prepared visitor to Skye will testify that a gentle warm breeze coasting across the island can be transformed into a driving storm in the blink of an eyelid.
Two rare bottles of whisky salvaged from a shipwreck which inspired a book and film are to be auctioned.
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