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  • Stop chill-filtering whisky Stop chill-filtering whisky Stop chill-filtering whisky The way I see it... 08 August 2015

    Stop chill-filtering whisky

    Malt aficionados rail against chill filtration of Scotch whisky. So why is it still so commonplace?

  • Whisky should not be cooked with food Whisky should not be cooked with food Whisky should not be cooked with food The way I see it... 08 August 2015

    Whisky should not be cooked with food

    Matching whisky with food is one thing; using whisky in food quite another. Why bother?

  • Russians are suspicious of NAS malts Russians are suspicious of NAS malts Russians are suspicious of NAS malts From Our Correspondent 07 August 2015

    Russians are suspicious of NAS malts

    Consumer understanding of NAS single malts in Russia is mixed, our man on the ground discovers.

  • Why is single malt made from barley? Why is single malt made from barley? Why is single malt made from barley? Ask the professor 03 August 2015

    Why is single malt made from barley?

    Single malt whisky is exclusively made from barley – but why? The Whisky Professor responds.

  • Foraging for seafood Foraging for seafood Foraging for seafood Food 03 August 2015

    Foraging for seafood

    This summer, leave the sunbed behind in favour of a net, a rake and some seafood foraging tips.

  • Glasgow Glasgow Glasgow Whisky Travel 01 August 2015

    Glasgow

    Gritty Glasgow is building a growing reputation for the city’s culture, history, food and drink.

  • Biking the Scottish Borders Biking the Scottish Borders Biking the Scottish Borders Whisky Travel 31 July 2015

    Biking the Scottish Borders

    A motorcycle tour of the Borders takes in everything from the Devil’s Porridge to lost distilleries.

  • Tales of the Cocktail: Day 4 Tales of the Cocktail: Day 4 Tales of the Cocktail: Day 4 Festivals and events 19 July 2015

    Tales of the Cocktail: Day 4

    Dwarves, apes, and William of Orange's campervan distillery. It could only be the last day of Tales.

  • Tales of the Cocktail: Day 3 Tales of the Cocktail: Day 3 Tales of the Cocktail: Day 3 Festivals and events 17 July 2015

    Tales of the Cocktail: Day 3

    Becky Paskin's third day at Tales proves whisky brings people together like nothing else.

  • Australia's whisky boom Australia's whisky boom Australia's whisky boom From Our Correspondent 17 July 2015

    Australia's whisky boom

    In Australia, Scotch goes with everything: beer, cheese – even hipster facial hair and tattoos.

  • Tales of the Cocktail: Day 2 Tales of the Cocktail: Day 2 Tales of the Cocktail: Day 2 Festivals and events 16 July 2015

    Tales of the Cocktail: Day 2

    Day two of Tales throws up a heated whiskey debate, and a heavy metal bagpipes surprise.

  • Tales of the Cocktail: Day 1 Tales of the Cocktail: Day 1 Tales of the Cocktail: Day 1 Festivals and events 15 July 2015

    Tales of the Cocktail: Day 1

    Day 1 at the hedonistic drinks fest served breakfast cocktails, peat geekery and a Stormtrooper DJ.

  • Prelude to Tales of the Cocktail 2015 Prelude to Tales of the Cocktail 2015 Prelude to Tales of the Cocktail 2015 Festivals and events 14 July 2015

    Prelude to Tales of the Cocktail 2015

    Phenols, samples and jambalaya – join Dave Broom and Ryan Chetiyawardana in New Orleans.

  • Whisky Highball Whisky Highball Whisky Highball Cocktails 10 July 2015

    Whisky Highball

    The timeless whisky and soda receives a 21st century makeover to make its flavours shine.

  • A novice's first encounter A novice's first encounter A novice's first encounter The whisky virgin 09 July 2015

    A novice's first encounter

    Our amateur Whisky Virgin is introduced to Scotch through a formative Islay experience.

  • The Whisky Chocolatier The Whisky Chocolatier The Whisky Chocolatier Food 07 July 2015

    The Whisky Chocolatier

    Chocolatier Matthieu de Gottal loves whisky – yielding an award-winning fusion of spirit and cocoa.

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