Wednesday 18 December 2002

An outrage against civilisation

German scientists have produced instant whisky:
Professor Eckhard Weidner of Bochum University has developed instant "powdered whisky" which he claims will soon join hot chocolate and coffee on supermarket shelves.
An editorial in The Scotsman is suitably angry:
Enough is enough. To reduce whisky to the alcoholic equivalent of dried mashed potato simply cannot be contemplated. We say: desist at once.
Quite right. Instant whisky indeed. Now if the Germans could produce instant freedom....