Wine: Scotland the Brave and wise

Scottish whisky is a tourist glory and provides a future vision for Ireland's whiskey, writes Tomas Clancy.

1st June, 2014
Liquid treasure: the tradition of Scottish whisky making offers the same excitement as visiting Bordeaux or Burgundy. Picture: Getty

Arriving into Aberdeen International Airport is like arriving on the set of a US blockbuster. All around you are giant swarms of helicopters, huge orange and blue Westland Seakings, and out over the sea to the north, a streak of a couple of V-shaped jet fighters.

The destination of all this air power lies hundreds of miles to the north. It is Scotland’s, or rather Britain’s, vast North Sea oil reserves, being worked by thousands...

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