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World Whisky Day: Enjoy virtual happy hours with these whisky cocktails to sip on a summer evening.(Unsplash)

World Whisky Day: Enjoy virtual happy hours with these whisky cocktails to sip on a summer evening

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 09:14 PM IST
Scotch whisky is one of the most celebrated spirits across the world and one can find several occasions to enjoy a peg of their favourite whisky in several ways - on the rocks, with a mixer, or as a cocktail.
The Glenlivet whisky in the 1950s bottling.
The Glenlivet whisky in the 1950s bottling.

Raise a toast to Scotland’s finest, this World Whisky Day: Tracing the history of The Glenlivet

By Jordan Edwards
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 02:34 PM IST
World Whisky Day is a call for celebration across the world to celebrate this fabulous and much-adored spirit. With the number of distilleries producing whisky continuing to rise, there’s an ever-growing catalogue of whiskies to whet your palate.
Boris Johnson said it would be absurd to have Scotch whisky tariffs.(Bloomberg photo)
Boris Johnson said it would be absurd to have Scotch whisky tariffs.(Bloomberg photo)

‘Absurd to have tariffs on Scotch whisky exports’: Boris Johnson

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 12:40 PM IST
“I think that tariffs on Scotch whisky would be absolutely absurd - a point that we have made repeatedly to our friends in the United States,” Johnson said.
The device, developed by scientists from the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde, can taste subtle differences between drams of whisky using properties in gold and aluminium to test differences between spirits.(Unsplash)
The device, developed by scientists from the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde, can taste subtle differences between drams of whisky using properties in gold and aluminium to test differences between spirits.(Unsplash)

Scottish scientists create artificial tongue that can detect fake whisky

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 02:00 PM IST
In a new paper published on Tuesday in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journal ‘Nanoscale’, the engineers describe how they built the tiny taster and used it to sample a selection of famous Scotch whiskies from well-known brands such as Glenfiddich, Glen Marnoch and Laphroaig in their experiment.
Pushing for more trade with India, Boris Johnson, the frontrunner in the ongoing election for the next Conservative leader – and prime minister – wonders how the large middle class in India could do without shopping in British retail outlets there.(AFP)
Pushing for more trade with India, Boris Johnson, the frontrunner in the ongoing election for the next Conservative leader – and prime minister – wonders how the large middle class in India could do without shopping in British retail outlets there.(AFP)

Just imagine, no British retail brand in India: Boris Johnson

London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2019 11:07 AM IST
Putting on a mock serious tone that drew laughter at hustings in Bedfordshire on Saturday, Johnson, who is standing against foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt, noted that India does not allow foreign investment in multi-brand retail.
Scotland has over 120 malt and grain distilleries, many with extensive visitor facilities.(AFP File Photo)
Scotland has over 120 malt and grain distilleries, many with extensive visitor facilities.(AFP File Photo)

Scotch whisky tourism: More Indians visiting distilleries

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 05:22 PM IST
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has reported a record numbers of visitors to distilleries in 2018, including over 2 million first-time visits. Its annual survey reveals visits were up 6.1% year on year and 56% more than in 2010.
Looking at bare consumption figures establishes India as the largest whisky drinking nation in the world, putting the lie to the belief that we are a largely teetotalling nation(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Looking at bare consumption figures establishes India as the largest whisky drinking nation in the world, putting the lie to the belief that we are a largely teetotalling nation(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Where the love for whisky co-exists with a Gandhian mistrust of all things alcoholic

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2019 05:59 PM IST
But like most other cultural markers, India is a State of contradiction. In spite of the fact that there are four states and one union territory in India that have imposed complete alcohol prohibition India’s overall alcohol consumption continues to remain high
Liquor shop in spencers store gurgaon,24/08/2010. photo:pradeep gaur/mint(Image for representation.)
Liquor shop in spencers store gurgaon,24/08/2010. photo:pradeep gaur/mint(Image for representation.)

‘Massive’ demand ups UK drinks exports to India

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 05:34 PM IST
There has been a 49.2 per cent increase in the export of Scotch whisky, gin and other UK drinks to India during the year ending February 2019, the Department of International Trade said on Thursday, describing the demand in India as “a massive increase”.
Vijay Mallya is currently spending about 18,300 pounds a week.(AP)
Vijay Mallya is currently spending about 18,300 pounds a week.(AP)

Beer king Vijay Mallya may have to curb his $24,000-a-week life

Bloomberg | By Thomas Beardsworth
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 08:38 AM IST
The banks are seeking to seize about 258,000 pounds held in Mallya’s ICICI Bank UK Plc account. They have accused Mallya of willfully defaulting on debts of Kingfisher Airlines, which was founded in 2005 and folded in 2012. The UK resident is fighting his extradition to India to face criminal fraud charges.
Assistant professor of distilling, Matthew Pauley, at the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling, Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.(AFP PHOTO / ANDY BUCHANAN)
Assistant professor of distilling, Matthew Pauley, at the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling, Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.(AFP PHOTO / ANDY BUCHANAN)

Want zero alcohol or some chocolate in your Scotch? Distilleries test whisky’s limits

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 01:45 PM IST
Though British law restricts Scotch ingredients to barley, water and yeast aged in oak casks, demand for flavoured infusions and lower alcohol varieties from fast-growing emerging markets are challenging a closely guarded centuries-old tradition.
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