Cask and Still Magazine Issue 4

Issue four of Cask & Still is packed with the best features on the drinks scene in Scotland.

We discover more about the ancient and messy tradition of tarring and feathering apprentice coopers is revived on Speyside.

In our tour of the world’s whisky bars, we have a look at draming down under at Whisky & Alement in Melbourne, Australia.

Fashion designer and TV presenter Patrick Grant shares his thoughts on his favourite tipple, while we argue that when it comes to whisky labeling, honesty should be the best policy.

We look at how investing in whisky can prove lucrative, and suggest six of the best winter whisky cocktails from The Voyage of Buck, Blackbird and Treacle.

The Indian single malt whisky is big business as we examine it, while Neil McKinlay’s skateboards provide a radical new use for old whisky barrels.

We look at the Brazilian cathedral built to house one man’s gigantic whisky collection, and have the Bluffer’s guide to Gaelic distillery names.

In whisky heroes, we meet Oliver Nicod who fuses whisky and chocolate.

Our Connoisseur’s Selection sees our experts choose their top drams, while Dr Brooke Magnanti – blogger Belle de Jour – discusses her new found love of vodka.

In our feature Over A Barrel, we look at how Scotland’s craft beer market is buoyant, and look at whisky in South Africa with Bernard Gutman.

You can read issue four HERE.

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