Peat is a natural carbon sink but is often found in house plants and other retail products, particularly within the food and farming industry.
Hidden Peat, a new campaign from The Wildlife Trusts, encourages people to look out for peat-free alternatives and support their wider use.
In November 2023, a bottle of Macallan Scotch whisky fetched the highest price of all time for a bottle of wine or spirits.
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The history of whiskey is one of perception, not necessarily quality.
Whisky casks piled outside Bunnahabhain distillery Islay, Scotland.
Scotch whisky has grown its export business in recent years by developing smart marketing strategies and strong distribution networks.
Bilateral talks are at an early stage.
The Modi government is more sceptical about free trade deals than previous Indian administrations, as evidenced by its decision not to join the RCEP trading bloc.
More valuable than it looks.
Peat beds around the world hold huge quantities of carbon and keep it from warming the planet. But rising temperatures and over-use could turn them from a brake on climate change into an accelerant.
A new laser technique that measures the chemical make-up of whisky may help fight cancers.
Having only started producing whisky in 2006, the small subtropical island is producing millions of bottles and scooping up top industry awards.
Make that winter dram an intellectual one.
Would you still be willing to wait for whisky?
‘Fast liquor’, aged in months rather than decades, is the holy grail for distillers who are trying techniques ranging from using special barrels to blasting their brew with ultrasound.
Mine’s a Star-opramen.
It’s like one great big distillery up there.
A century after they vanished, oysters have returned to the Dornoch Firth thanks to an ambitious natural cleaning project
Castles in the air?
Are Edinburgh Castle et al really acing their English equivalents?
When commercial considerations work with charitable concerns for the common good.
Why Scotland should raise a glass to a certain Brummie Bill.
If Scotland gets control over its tax arrangements, transfer pricing within the UK will be a big problem - the amber nectar is a classic case in point.
Upstarts as diverse as Japan and Tasmania are muscling in on the whisky gongs.
It’s been a disappointing couple of weeks for the Scotch whisky industry. Diageo reported that it is delaying plans on a £1bn new-build distillery just north of Inverness following a slow-down in the company’s…