Quantcast

Latest Scottish society Stories

2008-06-17 12:00:38

By DOUGLAS FRASER SCOTTISH POLITICAL EDITOR THE drinks industry expects it can place legal challenges in the way of Scottish Government plans to impose minimum prices per unit of alcohol, as expected in a major new alcohol strategy to be unveiled in West Lothian today. The idea of putting a floor of 40 pence per unit of alcohol is reckoned by the whisky industry to mean a 12per cent price rise on the average GBP10 bottle - when tax is already rising steeply - and there is a warning it...

2008-02-09 09:00:00

By Richard Nunnally, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Feb. 9--Prune Scotch broom right after it blooms Q:Please provide me with information on the proper fertilization and pruning for what I call Scotch broom. I don't know the proper name for it. Our bushes are about 5 feet high and 4 feet across. The blooms on this bush are a rusty orange and run the entire length of the stem. My fear is that a heavy snow will break the stem. Answer: Scotch broom, or Cytisus scoparius, is a good example of a...

2006-05-02 17:30:00

By Paul Majendie LONDON -- Smoky, honey, body, sweetness, medicinal, tobacco, spicy, winey, nutty, malty, fruity and floral. For anyone trying to pick the perfect single malt whisky, these are the 12 "cardinal flavors" identified by a Scottish academic to tickle the tastebuds of connoisseurs around the world. After sampling malt whiskies at almost 100 Scottish distilleries, Dr David Wishart is still standing -- and his classification has won official endorsement from the Scotch Whisky...


Word of the Day
bellycheer
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".
Related