Neat Stuff 23: Bob Dylan’s whiskey, Chinese Scotch and new-generation drams
Dylan tries some heavy metal <br> Credit: Heaven’s Door Spirits

Neat Stuff 23: Bob Dylan’s whiskey, Chinese Scotch and new-generation drams

A couple of years ago we saw Bob Dylan play. As the rumpled music legend and his ace band ripped through barely recognizable takes on his own classics, plus old-school standards, he didn’t say a word. Really, Bob? OK, you’re still the greatest songwriter of the 20th century, with a Nobel Prize in Literature to boot, even if you couldn’t be bothered to pick up your award.

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Meal ticket: A Chinese whiskey with Scottish characteristics
Great leap forward? <br> Credit: Diageo and Jiangsu Yanghe Distillery Co.

Meal ticket: A Chinese whiskey with Scottish characteristics

Distillers from the U.S. and Japan teamed up for a cross-border whiskey, so why not China and Scotland? Diageo and Jiangsu Yanghe Distillery Co., China’s No 3. maker of the clear spirit baiju, recently announced the launch of Zhong Shi Ji. Master Scotch blender Craig Wallace and baiju guru Zhou Xinhu created the new whiskey, billed as “a premium taste of East and West.” Details are sketchy, but Chinese ceramic pots come into play.

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