It really is quite impossible to predict the future – 20 years ago you could count on one hand the people who could’ve predicted the Japanese would come out of nowhere to beat the Scottish in making the best single malt whisky in the world.
Also, it turns out that gin is a direct descendant of a medieval dutch whisky known as Genever, which has just been relaunched.
And to the ugly problem of potentially despoiling fine single malts by putting them in a cocktail? There is now an elegant solution in the form of high-quality blended whiskies that boast single malt regional style flavors – and also happen to go great in cocktails. Single malts are safe again.