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Revealed: less than 25 of Scotland's whisky distilleries owned by Scottish companies

A number of independent Scottish companies have been sold to foreign owners in recent years, including BenRiach, which was sold to US drinks giant …

Smoking’ Hot Type

While I’ve never smoked, and would discourage anyone from doing so, there was an age of innocence and exuberance around tobacco. Smoking pipes and cigarettes was a sign of sophistication and your choice of brand was another way to project your identity.<p>I assume, like the perfume industry, the product was incredibly cheap to produce and sold for large profits, therefore consumers had to be convinced of its luxury through with catching packaging.<p>Many of the above packages above are from W.D. & …

My Personal Whisky Selection for this month' Tasting Collection Box

<b>Some of you were quite intrigued by the teasing picture I posted yesterday on social media… I actually had the immense honour (following some</b> …

Scotch Whisky

Summer Smokes

IT’S the time of the year when the cigar lover is blessed with opportunities in our homeland.<p>The weather is more clement than usual and even our …

Cigars

Robert Graham Questionnaire May'16 - Ali McLeod

Welcome to Robert Graham 1874 new journal series – RG Questionnaire. In this series we interview the friends of our business, our customers, …

Whatever Happened to New Dads Passing Out Cigars?

As Aaron Goldfarb and his wife welcome daughter Ellie to the world, he wonders what happened to the tradition of the proud new father lighting up a …

Apparently, blasting bourbon barrels with infrared light makes for damn good whiskey

We love to see technology applied to social good. We also love when technology taps into our more hedonistic interests — and a new experiment by …

JURA DISTILLERY MANAGER WILLIE COCHRANE ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT

<b>Jura Distillery Manager Willie Cochrane has announced his retirement after 39 years in the industry, ahead of the brands annual Tastival event at the</b> …

Whiskey

THE MACALLAN RELEASES FINAL LALIQUE DECANTER IN ITS SIX PILLARS COLLECTION

<b>The Macallan has announced the launch of the 6th and final Lalique Decanter in its luxury Six Pillars Collection.</b> <br>The Macallan 65 Year Old ‘Peerless …

Whiskey

Spontaneous recombustion: how vapers have re-invented pipe-smoking in electronic form

EU plans to ban all devices except ‘cig-alikes’ will destroy an innovative new industry<p>A fascinating newcomer on the British high street is the vape shop. These were perfectly described by my friend Paul Craven as ‘like a cross between an Apple Store and an Elizabethan apoth-ecary’.<p>In the splendid …

Electronics

a review of SMWS 27.107 To The Manor Born

A wonderful mix of sweet sweet sherry notes and dirty engine oil entwined with lots of sweet juicyness and hints of gentle malty smoke<p>oh wow oh wow …

Scotch Whisky

Gurkha Special Ops Sniper Cigars

Part of being on a sniper stakeout means waiting patiently for your target to present themselves and get confirmation before taking the shot. It’s a …

Whisky Galore Movie

The film <i>Whisky Galore</i> is based on a real life true story.<p>In the middle of war time rationing, the SS Politician ran aground with a cargo of 264,000 …

Success

New look for Malt Whisky Trail aims to bring tourism boost to Moray

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>The whisky industry in Moray is being used to attract tourism across the region as part of a new initiative.<p>The Malt …

Scotch Whisky

Meet David Blackmore: Glenmorangie Whisky Ambassador

I FIRST met David Blackmore 10 years ago when we had lunch at the famous Oyster Bar in the bowels of New York’s Grand Central Station.<p>Although it was …

10 whiskies to celebrate World Whisky Day

Laphroig 15 Year Old<p>Three decades after it first appeared, Laphroaig resurrected its 15 year old 43% ABV single malt to mark its bicentenary in 2015. …

Photographer Combines Love for Storm Troopers and Whiskey in Hilarious Series

These Storm Troopers might’ve finally found the droids they’re looking for—but instead of a couple chatty robots, they’ve got bottles of whiskey. A scotch lover who fittingly calls himself Scotch Trooper (aka @scotch_trooper) photographs the toy soldiers playfully interacting with the brown liquor …

Well-Collected: Antique Lighters

Antique, top-of-the-line lighters are objets d'art.

Tiffany & Co

How would a "Brexit" impact the UK Whisky Industry?

Despite its tweeds-and-tartan image, whisky is anything but a cottage industry. It actually is Britain’s largest food and drink export by far, worth …

Whisky Cocktails For Colds

When you’re drowning in a den of snotty tissues with a stuffy cold or relentless flu, alcohol is most probably the last thing on your mind, but it …

Photographs of Dried Whisky Residue on the Bottom of Scotch Glasses

Photographer Ernie Button has a unique project called Vanishing Spirits in which he photographs the bottom of Scotch glasses once the whisky has …

Someone gave these adorable grandmas a taste of Fireball whisky and filmed their amazing reactions

You don't usually think of grandmas when you think of whisky... Especially not Fireball whisky. That's why Obsev magazine decided to bring together four grandmothers to have their first taste of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky.<p>Their reactions were priceless.<p><i>Story and editing by Andrew Fowler</i>

5 Myth-Busting Ways To Improve Your Whisky Drinking

Drinking water beforehand is key<p>Your tongue doesn’t matter as much as you thought…<p>There’s no right or wrong temperature to serve it at<p>Adding ice …

Thoughts On Tobacco Pipes for Women

Tobacco pipes have a long and fascinating history. A history the average smoker would probably consider fairly masculine. However, this is only a …