You would think European supermarket chain Aldi is known more for cheap produce than for its single malts. Yet for a few years, Aldi whiskies have enjoyed a cult status amongst whisky geeks, and have won
[Photographs: Vicky Wasik] A few decades ago, when single malts were few and serious whisky nerds were even fewer, it used to be so simple: You could waltz into a liquor store, scan the small selection
But one investment that had a bumper 2015 was whisky, which gained nearly 15%, outperforming almost all of the world's most traded assets. According to the annual report from Rare Whisky 101, a whisky
In their excellent book Distilled, Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley have fun with the idea of a Nineties Japanese salesman trying to sell whisky from the Land of the Rising Sun in the Scottish Highlands.
For the first time ever, Japan is challenging Scotland for whisky dominance, and consumers are the winners. Japanese whisky was once considered a novelty crowded out by Scottish offerings, but this perspective
Master sommelier and author Richard Betts doesn’t really believe in critics. To Betts, taste is so deeply personal; why leave the big decisions up to someone else? It’s why his new book about whiskey a