Unions Warn Trump and Brexit May Smash the Scottish Whisky Industry

The many Scottish whisky makers are teetering awkwardly between two deadly highlands precipices at the moment, according to one key workers' union; to the left, the bottomless chasm of Brexit, and to the right a hole singlehandedly dug by warring US president Trump. Read More >>

The Internet Reacts to Glenlivet Whisky Tide Pods

When brands start churning out weird shit like this, you know someone in the marketing department has got too much time on their hands. Read More >>

White Walker is Johnnie Walker’s Limited Edition Game of Thrones-Themed Whisky

Last year Johnnie Walker released a limited edition Black Label scotch whisky to tie-in with the release of Blade Runner 2049. That sort of licensing must have done well for the company, because it's done something similar this year. It's just announced the launch of White Walker, a Game of Thrones-themed bottle of scotch. Read More >>

Aldi’s Bargain Whiskies Scoop Taste Test Awards

Some bottles of the brown stuff from the cheaper end of the spectrum have stuck it to the posho varieties, with discount supermarket Aldi managing to win two gold medals from the red-noses of the Scotch Whisky Masters board. Read More >>

Cork Experts Debunk £7,000-a-Shot Whisky

Rich man Zhang Wei decided that, seeing as he's loaded but only lives once, it might be a good idea to taste one of the most exclusive whiskies in the world, something from the century before last that costs more than £7,000 for a shot. And he was very happy on social media, until the cork police turned up and spoiled the fun. Read More >>

Whisky That’s Been Maturing Since 1943 Goes on Sale

A whisky that's been sitting in a cask maturing away like mad for 70 years is about to go on sale, and as you might expect of a drink that's taken generations of care, it'll cost you quite a bit. Read More >>

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This Video Explains What Happens When Nice Countries Fight

While the rest of the world engages in hostile warfare over disputed territory, Canada and Greenland are using a rather more polite method of asserting their claims over a Hans Island, an island between Canada and Greenland (a Danish territory) that both want to claim. Read More >>

How Space-Aged Whiskey Tastes: Smoked Fruit, Antiseptic, Rubbery Smoke

Back in 2011, Ardbeg Distillery, of Islay in Scotland, sent a sample of unmatured malt whiskey into space aboard the International Space Station. Now, the samples have been tested — and here’s how it tastes. Read More >>

This Glass Will Let You Enjoy Whiskey in Microgravity

Now that whiskey is being aged in space, it seems only fitting that there should be a way to enjoy the results in low gravity. Fortunately, this glass provides a way to sip the stuff en route to the stars. Read More >>

Whisky Discovered in 121-Year-Old Time Capsule, But Would You Drink It?

Building crews in Scotland just discovered a time capsule from 1894 containing what they think is a bottle of whisky — leading the literally dozens of time capsules aficionados in the world to ask themselves the obvious question: Would I drink it? Read More >>

These Gorgeous Photos Show Whisky as You’ve Never Seen it Before

The bottom of a whisky glass turns out to be far more complex, beautiful, and scientifically fascinating than you might expect. These photographs of dried whisky rings taken by Phoenix-based photographer Ernie Button are now inspiring physicists who study complex fluids. Read More >>

Japan Sneaks 2015 Best Whisky Award

A Japanese whisky going by the name Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013 has been declared the drink to drink, winning the top prize in the World Whisky Bible. Read More >>

Space Whisky: Returning to Earth Soon

Back in 2011 a selection of vials containing Ardbeg scotch whisky were sent to the ISS as part of a study into how alcohol maturation is affected in a zero-gravity environment. Now it's about time for the vials to return, and they will do so on 12th September. Read More >>

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We Went to Scotland to See How Real Scotch is Born

Among connoisseurs, scotch whisky is heralded as a complex delicacy. Listen in on a tasting: You'll swear they're describing an entire dinner entrée, not a sip of booze. But scotch distillers need only three ingredients—and a barrel-full of technique—to make that magical elixir, as I learned while touring the Aberlour distillery in Scotland. Read More >>