Inside BenRiach: Scotland’s Most Eclectic Scotch Whisky Maker

Standing among racks of mismatched barrels inside BenRiach distillery’s Warehouse 13, Rachel Barrie briefly appears to have run out of descriptors for the honey-hued, 10-year-old whisky she’s gently nosing from the glass in her hand. “You’re going to start getting the fruit and the spice, and then in time you get more malt,” she says, […]

The U.K.—If You Can Believe It—May Soon Face Yet Another Referendum

The U.K., which clearly hasn’t had its fill of referendums recently, may face another one in the next couple of years–this time about Scottish independence, again. The last such referendum took place in 2014. It was fairly close–though not as close as the Brexit referendum that would follow two years later–with 55.3% of Scots voting […]

German Whiskey Distillers Are Starting to Hit Their Stride

Whiskey has become big business–now even with its own investment fund. One of the places the fund may be looking at is up-and-comer Germany. The German brewing industry’s spirits are up, according to the Associated Press. Whiskeys from the region aren’t well known in other countries–production was worth $13.1 million in 2017, compared to Scotland, […]