Scotland

Rare whisky returns better than gold

Prices of rare whiskies are on the rise, with the most wanted single malts offering better returns than gold. Lucy Shaw explores whether these old drops are a good long-term investment.

Wild Thyme Spirits to move gin production to Isle of Colonsay

Wild Thyme Spirits is to move the production of its gin from the Strathearn Distillery in Perthshire to its Hebridean home on the island of Colonsay, having established an exclusive agreement to forage for botanicals in the Colonsay Estate.

Edinburgh’s first single malt whisky distillery in 90 years reaches fundraising target

The Holyrood Distillery, a new distillery in the heart of Edinburgh, has reached its £5.8m fundraising target, with construction now set to begin in May or June.

The week in pictures

This week in the world of drinks; the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) named its Pub of the Year, sheep got the Hannibal Lecter treatment, Hayman's Gin moved to Balham, we got stuck into molecular gastronomy, and one pub landlord unwittingly opened a B&B for puppers.

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