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The Best Whiskeys In The World (From Countries Not Usually Associated With Whisky)

The world of whisk(e)y is huge. It might seem like Canada, the US, Ireland, Scotland, and Japan get all the acclaim when it comes to the aged spirit. But, there are many other countries slowly making a name for themselves in the whiskey industry. And getting to try delicious offerings from all …

How Japanese Whisky Became the World’s Best

In the eyes of many spirits fans, Scotch is to fine whisky as Champagne is to fine wine—the indisputable best. Yet over the last few years, whisky connoisseurs have become increasingly enamored with whiskies from Japan, many of them similar to single-malt Scotches in their methods and composition, …

The author of 'The 4-Hour Workweek' explains the 4-word daily reminder that makes him more productive

After his 2007 productivity guide "The 4-Hour Workweek" became a bestseller, Tim Ferriss dedicated his career to studying a wide variety of experts at the top of their fields.<p>His new book, "Tools of Titans," is a collection of the best lessons he's learned from over 100 highly successful people.<p>It …

Hackers downloaded US government climate data and stored it on European servers as Trump was being inaugurated

As Donald Trump was sworn into office as the new president of the US on Jan. 20, a group of around 60 programmers and scientists were gathered in the Department of Information Studies building at the University of California-Los Angeles, harvesting government data.<p>A spreadsheet detailed their …

Donald Trump

Fearing White House Purge Of Climate Science, Scientists Frantically Copying Data

The moment Donald Trump took office on Friday, the official White House website was purged of all references to global warming and climate change science.<p>In its place is an energy plan to increase development of fossil fuels, get rid of regulations, open up public lands and parks to drilling and …

Climate

Whisky of the Week: Craigellachie 17-Year-Old Single Malt

The only thing more fun than saying the name of this Speyside whisky is sipping it…<p>Until recently you would rarely find this whisky bottled …

Code found within system of a Vermont electric utility was not used to disrupt operations but represents potentially serious vulnerability<p>A malware code associated with Russian hackers has reportedly been detected within the system of a Vermont electric utility.<p>The Russians did not actively use the …

Cybersecurity

This Utah Distillery Was Surprisingly Just Named Best in the World

The whiskey world is full of opinionated people who rival most sports fans in their passion. But some opinions are more important than others, which …

Try a Dram Of One of the World’s Best Single Malt Whisky

Try One of the World’s Great Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, The Macallan 12 Year Old<p>When it comes to Scotch, Chivas Regal and Johnnie Walker’s Black …

Whiskey

One of The Most Delicious Single Malt Whisky Released – Glenmorangie

Glenmorangie Launches First Expression of Single Malt Whisky in Its New Range of Vintage Whiskies – Bond House No. 1<p>If you are a whisky fan and …

Whiskey

The Whisky Virgin’s drams of 2016

Chivas Regal Ultis<p>Score 89<p>Scoring explained ><p>Price band<p>£ £ £ £ £<p>ABV<p>40%<p>Production type<p>Blended malt whisky<p>Region<p>Speyside<p>Flavour camp<p>Fruity & …

A Minimal Whiskey Glass that Emulates its Intoxicated User

'Tipsy' is a contemporary spin (no pun intended) on the standard whiskey glass that makes it hard to take your eyes off your drink. It can only rest …

The Top 30 Energy Stories Of 2016

A lot happened in the energy sector in 2016, with two major stories leading the way. Both the surprising election of Donald Trump to the presidency, and OPEC’s November announcement to curtail production vied for the top spot on my list, as they will both likely impact the energy markets for years …

Oil Services ETFs Could Boom as Shale Drillers Expand

As crude oil prices rebound, shale hydraulic fracturing companies could increase spending on exploration and production next year, supporting further gains in energy services-related exchange traded funds. With improved oil prices, banks are more willing to extend credit lines to leveraged …

Winner: Whisky of the Year 2016 Edition

One of the last things I do on the blog for each year is choose my top whisky for the year. I take a look at all the whiskies that was rated Divine …

Small changes can sometimes make the biggest difference. Here our readers suggest the hobbies or routines that might make 2017 that bit brighter<p>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” If it’s good enough for Aristotle, it’s good enough for us. So what rituals …

Die Hard

Inside an ISIS Bunker

Booby-trapped houses above. A city strewn with bombs ahead. And below, a network of tunnels fit for a terror army.<p>BAA’SHIQA, Iraq—The ISIS fighter’s …

National Security

The Secret to a Happy Marriage Is… Dating?

Once upon a time there was a young man who had, let’s face it, a really big crush on a young woman. He saw her. He wanted her in his life… and he …

Literary Love and Relationships

In the past, I’ve had relationships we’re I’ve been the only bookworm, and this has resulted in me neglecting that part of me to the point of just …

Relationship Disenchantment

New lovers often promise each other that they will be together forever. Offering glorious promises of enduring intertwinement, they willingly pledge …