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For our favorite drink, extreme weather is a hot mess Credit: Apologies to KC Green, The Nib

Dry country: Global warming hits Highland Scotch whisky

If you still think climate change is someone else’s problem, maybe this will get your attention. Last year, thanks to a severe heatwave, some Scotch makers in the Highlands missed up to a month of production. At Glenfarclas, the private spring that supplies its water ran dry, the Guardian explains. The

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You had us at barley Credit: Epic Beer (Flickr)

A matter of taste: Whiskey grains and their flavors explained

You can’t make whiskey without grain, but how does it impact a dram’s flavor? The Whiskey Wash’s Tim Knittel gives us some answers in No. 1 of a four-part series. As Knittel notes, most whiskies are made from a fermented mash of grain, which typically yields all the carbs that yeast needs

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Moominpappa (top left) shows the kids how it’s done Credit: Moomin Characters

World’s coolest dad: Moominpappa’s whiskey crush

Ever since we learned to read, we’ve loved the Moomin books, which are like no others. At Scotchwhisky.com, Richard Woodard reminds us that Moominpappa, father of central character Moomintroll in the series by Finnish author Tove Jansson, is a whiskey fan.

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Go on, make his day Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Bourbon cowboy: Shooting whiskey with Deadwood star Timothy Olyphant

Sheriffs don’t get much better than simmering Seth Bullock, played by Timothy Olyphant in Deadwood, HBO’s whiskey-soaked revisionist Western. Now Olyphant is back in the saddle with a movie based on the legendary show, gunned down in 2006 after just three seasons. Foul-mouthed Al Swearengen, brothel keeper in the 1870s Gold Rush town of Deadwood, can’t have been happy about that.

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