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Choice of Scotland, the origin of whisky

Choice of Scotland, the origin of whisky . SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 04:55. . About 2 to 3 percent of whisky naturally evaporates every year as it ages in oak casts for a long time.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Sunday Herald

Hunter Laing invests in huge whisky warehouse

HUNTER Laing, the Scotch whisky blending and bottling specialist, has invested a "seven figure" sum in a whisky maturation warehouse in East Kilbride. HUNTER Laing, the Scotch whisky blending and bottling specialist, has invested a \"seven figure\" sum in a whisky maturation warehouse in East Kilbride.

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Related Topix: Drink, Liquor, World News, United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland

Scotsman.com

Diageo's A 10m for start-ups

Scotland's biggest whisky distiller, Diageo, is pumping 10 million into a business accelerator programme aimed at entrepreneurs developing new spirits brands. Distill Ventures, which claims to be the world's first accelerator programme dedicated to supporting new and growing spirits businesses, will make the cash available to start-ups in its a second year.

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Fox News

Really know American bourbon?

Any type of fermented grain, in fact, can be used to make whiskey, and the practice of aging whiskey for better flavor has been practiced for centuries. Whiskey is made in Ireland and Canada too, but if American whiskey is made primarily with corn - at least 51 percent corn - then it can be legally classified as Bourbon.

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The Indian Express

In High Spirits

Though Indians consume more whiskey than rest of the world, local whiskey has always played second fiddle to the Scottish variety. A few years ago, at a convention in Glasgow, the mecca of whiskey, India's liquor baron Vijay Mallya silenced critics with his roaring speech.

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Rocky Mount Telegram

'Buddha of bourbon' marks 60 years as distiller

Jimmy Russell, left, Wild Turkey's master distiller, pours a sample of the bourbon Aug. 22 for a visitor at the distillery near Lawrenceburg, Ky. During his 60 years in the bourbon-making business, Russell has seen his duties expand to become brand ambassador for Wild Turkey.

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Examiner.com

Highland Park unveils its Dark Origins

In recent years, the Scotch whisky industry has begun shaking things up with so-called non-age statement whiskies . Rather than the now-traditional 10, 12 or 15-year expressions, these new offerings, often bearing clever Celtic-inspired names, reveal little about the age of the juice inside.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Newsday

Groundskeeper Willie's argument for Scottish independence

A bevy of Scottish celebrities have taken sides in the debate over Scotland's possible independence, Sean Connery and J.K. Rowling chief among them. But now a true star has entered the mix - Groundskeeper Willie .

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Related Topix: Drink, Liquor, Lothian County, Scotland, World News, United Kingdom, Entertainment, Television

Star Tribune

Northfield pair is among a blossoming of American craft distilleries

It's like paddling through oatmeal," said Simeon Rossi, stirring a vat of mash. "It gets us ready for our canoe trips."

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Examiner.com

Exploring the "Joy" of rum with Appleton Estate's master blender

Appleton Estate Rums master blender Joy Spence invited media guests to learn the art and science of blending rum. And to drink some rum.

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Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Central America, Drink, Scotch, Liquor

Sunday Herald

Glencairn Crystal eyeing targets on acquisition trail

GLENCAIRN Crystal has said it plans to hit the acquisition trail and to create more jobs in Scotland as the company looks to maintain its strong growth rates. GLENCAIRN Crystal has said it plans to hit the acquisition trail and to create more jobs in Scotland as the company looks to maintain its strong growth rates.

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The Times of India

Scotland: Where whisky soothes, a vote proves bitter

Yes and No voters argue as they wait for Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond to do a walkabout in Perth, central Scotland. ISLAY, Scotland: On Islay, an island with a population of around 3,000, disagreements have never run deep.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

Chattanooga Whiskey Applies For Permit For Distillery Across From Choo Choo

Officials of the Chattanooga Whiskey Company have applied for a permit for a distillery across from the Chattanooga Choo Choo.

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MarketWatch

Weekend Sip: From Taiwan, with love: single-malt whisky

The back story: Who says Scotland has the single-malt whisky category all to itself? In recent years, the American market has seen whiskies from other countries - Japan, India, France - find their ways to store shelves. And now comes Taiwan - specifically, a brand called Kavalan that's the brainchild of Taiwanese entrepreneur T.T. Lee, who made much of his fortune in canned coffee, which is hugely popular in Asia, As it turns out, Lee also has a taste for brown spirits - specifically, single-malt Scotches.

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Verde Independent

New law allows microdistilleries to sell their wares directly to stores, public

Thanks to a new Arizona law, Dana Murdock can now sell spirits directly to customers in the tasting room of Thumb Butte Thumb Butte Distillery in Prescott. Thumb Butte Distillery recently debuted a line of flavored bitters that complement mixed drinks.

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KXVO

Kentucky Bourbon Festival Guests to Receive Free Safe Rides Home from Bulleit Frontier Whiskey

One of the festival's supporters for over a decade, Bulleit will again provide free safe rides home for attendees 21 and over. As part of a focus to bring awareness to the importance of responsible drinking, the safe rides home program reminds guests to always designate a sober driver and drink in moderation.

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Examiner

Details for Penny Royal submitted

RESTAURANTS, cellar doors, chocolatier, cliff climbing gym, gondola chairlift and skyrail - the overhaul of the Penny Royal site just got one big step closer. RESTAURANTS, cellar doors, chocolatier, cliff climbing gym, gondola chairlift and skyrail - the overhaul of the Penny Royal site just got one big step closer.

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The Drinks Business

Homeowners sue Diageo over whisky fungus

Drinks giant Diageo is being sued by hundreds of residents who claim their homes have been blighted by 'whisky black', a mould caused by a natural byproduct of spirits production. Residents in Scotland's Banbeath are could be in line for a multi-million pound payout, if a test case lodged at Edinburgh's Court of Session finds in their favour, as reported by the Dumbarton Reporter.

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Newsday

'Space whisky' returns to Earth

Whisky that was fired into space three years ago as part of an experiment into flavour has returned to Earth. A vial of unmatured malt from the Ardbeg Distillery on Islay was sent to the International Space Station in a cargo spacecraft in October 2011, along with particles of charred oak.

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Suria

Japanese whisky makers in high spirits...

When his family business was closing after nearly four centuries of making sake and other spirits, Ichiro Akuto swooped to rescue the doomed distillery's whisky stock and went out on his own. Casks of whisky at a storehouse of Suntory Liquors' Hakushu distillery in Hokuto City, Yamanashi prefecture on May 13, 2014 - by Kazuhiro Nogi A little over a decade later, the 10-person operation is on a roll with its Ichiro's Malt scooping up praise from a rapidly growing fan base in Japan and overseas.

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