• Traditional whisky makers have dismissed the providence of barley, or terroir, but biodynamic farming – think organic, but more esoteric – threatens to shake up taste buds
  • Ireland’s Waterford Distillery applied the concept first at Bruichladdich in Islay, which was sold to Rémy Cointreau, then built a distillery in an old Guinness beer factory

It’s largely believed that time is whisky’s core tenet, as ageing spirits in casks gives the drink its distinctive taste – but can modern distillers really short-cut the process?


Hong Kong whisky investment firm mulls setting up a luxury liquor auction hub using blockchain as backbone, as Asia can house another trading hub outside London’s £75 million market.

Collectable whiskies and special series of bottlings are attracting increasing interest – and prices – among monied millennial collectors, as well as encouraging the production of fakes

Sample three of Hong Kong’s best new cocktails: from one of Asia’s 50 Best Bars, one of the hottest of nightspots on Victoria Dockside and from a new Okinawan bar

The world-renowned architect on creating an oak case for Gordon & MacPhail’s limited edition 80-year-old Glenlivet whisky, with the first decanter up for auction in Hong Kong on October 7

The Glenturret Distillery is Scotland’s oldest whisky maker, but the effects of coronavirus, Brexit and crippling US tariffs, now suspended, have been severe. However, it has survived worse and will come through this crisis, its boss says.

Japanese single malts and Australia’s Sullivans Cove might have been winning all the awards, but a Hong Kong auction of aged Scotch from Macallan and Glen Grant suggest that the tide may be turning for whisky connoisseurs