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Month: October 2021

The Environmental Impact of Peat from the Production of Whisky

Peated whiskies have seen a huge resurgence over the last two decades, with distilleries like Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Talisker, and Ardbeg producing heavily peated whiskies with robust taste profiles. Unsurprisingly, the core flavour profile of these whiskies is provided by the burning of peat during the kilning of the malt. The thick waves of peat smoke …

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Global Black Swan Events: The impact of the highly improbable on the global economy

Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s 2001 book ‘Fooled by Randomness’ used the term “Black Swan Event” to describe a low probability, high impact event, which caused serious fluctuations in the economic states quo Since then, the term has been rather more liberally applied to just about any large-scale event with an economically damaging aftermath that is deemed …

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