The Isle of Raasay has a population of 160, a post office, and a village shop. And, since last year, a whisky distillery with breathtaking views over the Red Cuillin mountains.
And it smells like a drunken botanical garden.
How LiLo inspired one company to turn its health drink into hooch.
At the Gin School at Listoke Distillery in County Louth, Ireland, “students” will get a full course load, but first things first: drinking.
Ireland may have Jameson and Scots their Scotch, but Penderyn Distillery is making a name for Welsh whisky. “The Scots do a double distillation, the Irish distil three times, but we only distil once,” says Penderyn’s Jon Tregenna.
Kyrö Distillery Company seemingly came from nowhere and blew the tastebuds off of expert judges and common ginthusiasts alike with its small-batch spirits.
Chase says that they don’t make their vodka from scratch the way his Chase Distillery does, despite claiming that they do. Instead, Chase says his competitors start with something called “neutral spirit,” which is a ready-made, high-proof alcohol.
Scientists might just have discovered a way to use spent whisky grains to clean up radioactive material. And they might just be jamming a whole bunch of said grain down a massive (and massively radioactive) shaft in Scotland.