The master blender who is Scotch whisky's First Lady

Rachel Barrie is a rarity in the world of Scotch whisky - a female master blender.


How whisky tasting 'plays a tune'

A whisky master blender explains how she detects an orchestra of flavours and aromas in Scotland's national drink.

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The Man Behind The Last Drops Of The World's Rarest Whisky

Meet the man who holds the final casks of the world's rarest whisky. Mr. Karuizawa.

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Buy A Cask Of Whisky From Islay's Newest Distillery

The Ardnahoe distillery will begin production next month, and is the only Islay whisky distillery making casks available for purchase.

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Legendary Whisky Bottler Relaunches Its Brand And Releases New Whiskies

One of Scotland's top independent bottlers is rebranding and relaunching its Connoisseurs Choice range. Here's why you should know about it.


Liquidators sent in as Nangus whisky and beef investment schemes sour

Concerns about welfare of 261 abandoned cattle cited as Asic obtains court order• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noonConcerns about the welfare of a herd of 261 cattle abandoned on a Queensland farm as part of a failed inve


Diageo lends Scottish tourism a boost with cash for visitor centres

Johnnie Walker maker Diageo is set to plough £150m into the Scottish tourism industry over three years via a major new centre in Edinburgh and refurbishing its other distillery visitor attractions.


Whisky returns to the Borders after more than 180 years

The first distillery in the Scottish Borders since the 19th century is set to open in Hawick next month.

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Diageo Announces Its Latest Special Releases For 2018

Diageo announces 9 of 10 releases in the spring and the final “mystery” whisky in late summer. An analysis of the bottles in the picture released by Diageo implies that the only bottle not yet identified is a dark red color. Is this possibly a heavily


Russia accuses Britain of staging Syria chemical weapons attack

Russia's defence ministry has accused Britain of staging the chemical weapons attack that killed more than 40 people in the Syrian town of Douma on Saturday.


Booze bargain hunt: the best budget supermarket tipples

With a £10 gin from Aldi named one of the best in the world, the likes of Lidl and Asda are giving drinkers cause for cheer. Here’s our guide to the best hidden treasuresCraft gin aficionados might be surprised to learn that a £10 supermarket gin has


Where is the best and worst tap water in Australia? – open thread

The state finals for Australia’s best-tasting tap water have begun. Tell us in the comments below how you would voteTurbidity, odour, taste. In the cut-throat world of beverage competition, these three qualities are essential. But this is not about wine

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