We Went to Scotland To See How Real Scotch Is Born

Among connoisseurs, scotch whisky is heralded as a complex delicacy. Listen in on a tasting: You'll swear they're describing an entire dinner entree, not a sip of booze. But scotch distillers need only three ingredients—and a barrel-full of technique—to make that magical elixir, as I learned while touring the… » 7/11/14 5:00pm 7/11/14 5:00pm

Glasgow Will Demolish Its Tallest Buildings Live On International TV

When the Commonwealth Games come to Glasgow this July, the city wants to put its best foot forward. The city thus has plans to blow up the Red Road flats, an infamous and now largely abandoned housing project, as part of its opening ceremony. A growing backlash, however, asks whether dynamiting the Red Road flats… » 4/07/14 3:00pm 4/07/14 3:00pm

The Ultimate Test of Siri's Accent-Deciphering Skills: Scotland

Siri has been tested in the interpretation of accents across the country, but she meets her match with the utterly amazing dialect of the proud Scottish people. To be fair, how many actual humans would know how to respond to a request for a "jammy dodger like a f*ckin jam sandwich"? [YouTube/thegavin2000] » 2/01/12 2:00pm 2/01/12 2:00pm

The Worst Typist In the Universe Is a Scottish Cop

If someone were filming me at work, I'd be sure to do all sorts of cool stuff, like put my feet up on the desk and wear sunglasses. But if I had to use my computer, I'd be sure I didn't type like it was the first time I'd ever seen a keyboard, as appears to be the case with this Scottish officer. [via BuzzFeed] » 3/08/11 10:40am 3/08/11 10:40am