Latest Islay Stories

2008-07-08 15:00:39

By BRIAN DONNELLY A SUPERMARKET'S own label single malt has beaten several branded whiskies to take an international title. Tesco's 12-year-old Highland Single Malt, which sells for GBP15.58, beat names such as Laphroaig, Glenmorangie and Glenkinchie at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) awards . It won the Anglo Overseas Trophy for the best single malt whisky up to 15 years old in the blind tasting. The competition is run each year and all wines, spirits and...

2008-06-30 09:02:36

Producing programmes for the web may be the latest venture for tech-savvy PROs, but there are pitfalls to avoid. Polly Devaney reports. The age of web TV has finally arrived, according to some commentary Technological advances for broadband connections have brought an end to hours waiting for 'buffering'. Whether it be a 30- second spoof of an ad on YouTube, a brand-sponsored cookery show or a missed episode of a favourite show on a catch-up service, internet users are becoming ever more...

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  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.