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  • Whisky Live Paris 2015 Whisky Live Paris 2015 Whisky Live Paris 2015 Festivals and events 29 September 2015

    Whisky Live Paris 2015

    What makes a successful and enduring whisky event? Keep moving, keep changing and never settle.

  • What's wrong with sulphur in whisky? What's wrong with sulphur in whisky? What's wrong with sulphur in whisky? The way I see it... 25 September 2015

    What's wrong with sulphur in whisky?

    Sulphur in whisky: massive screw-up or blown out of all proportion? It’s a matter of taste…

  • Campbeltown Campbeltown Campbeltown Whisky Travel 24 September 2015

    Campbeltown

    Campbeltown’s rich history encompasses herring fishing, coal mining and – most famously – whisky.

  • Does caramel affect flavour? Does caramel affect flavour? Does caramel affect flavour? Ask the professor 23 September 2015

    Does caramel affect flavour?

    Caramel in whisky: why is it there, what does it do and does it matter? The Whisky Prof on E150a.

  • Florence Florence Florence Whisky Travel 22 September 2015

    Florence

    Galleries, museums and great food mark out two days in Tuscany. And the views aren’t bad either.

  • DIY whisky DIY whisky DIY whisky Features 17 September 2015

    DIY whisky

    One man’s journey through the complex and endlessly fascinating pathways of home whisky-making.

  • Virgin oak: Scotch's friend or foe? Virgin oak: Scotch's friend or foe? Virgin oak: Scotch's friend or foe? The debate 16 September 2015

    Virgin oak: Scotch's friend or foe?

    Is the use of virgin oak to mature Scotch whisky a boon to the blender – or a catastrophe?

  • Shetland's whisky saga Shetland's whisky saga Shetland's whisky saga From Our Correspondent 15 September 2015

    Shetland's whisky saga

    The long-running Shetland whisky soap opera takes another turn with the launch of four new releases.

  • Remember the Maine Remember the Maine Remember the Maine Cocktails 11 September 2015

    Remember the Maine

    A traditionally rye-based cocktail – but one which can be adapted for a Scotch-loving audience.

  • The Marshall Plan The Marshall Plan The Marshall Plan The whisky virgin 09 September 2015

    The Marshall Plan

    A little tough love provokes a surprising reaction from the normally pliable Whisky Virgin.

  • Savouring salt Savouring salt Savouring salt Food 08 September 2015

    Savouring salt

    Salt: currency, source of conflict, pre-requisite for human life. And every cook’s best friend.

  • What's in a hangover? What's in a hangover? What's in a hangover? Features 03 September 2015

    What's in a hangover?

    Great night, painful morning: what the hell is going on in your head when the pleasure recedes?

  • Dubai Dubai Dubai Whisky Travel 01 September 2015

    Dubai

    With a striking skyline springing out of the desert, Dubai is now one of the world's great cities.

  • Is honey-flavoured Scotch an atrocity? Is honey-flavoured Scotch an atrocity? Is honey-flavoured Scotch an atrocity? The debate 25 August 2015

    Is honey-flavoured Scotch an atrocity?

    Can flavours do Scotch a favour? Or should honeyed whisky buzz off?

  • How do worm tubs create sulphur notes? How do worm tubs create sulphur notes? How do worm tubs create sulphur notes? Ask the professor 24 August 2015

    How do worm tubs create sulphur notes?

    There’s more to flavour than lyne arms and oak: the Whisky Professor talks sulphur and condensing.

  • Blood and Sand Blood and Sand Blood and Sand Cocktails 14 August 2015

    Blood and Sand

    An alluring name, a fabulous colour and – most importantly – a great-tasting drink.

  • Four Colours Macallan Four Colours Macallan Four Colours Macallan The whisky virgin 09 August 2015

    Four Colours Macallan

    From Speyside to Homebase, the delights and limitations of malt whisky’s journey into colour.

  • Palates: Men vs women Palates: Men vs women Palates: Men vs women Features 08 August 2015

    Palates: Men vs women

    Are women really better at tasting than men? If so, why? An examination of whisky and gender.

  • 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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