Over Johnnie Walker and Suntory? 5 countries giving Scottish single malts and Japanese whisky brands a run for their barley, from China to Switzerland

Whisky is a big business, and these days it’s about more than just world-famous brands like Scotland’s Johnnie Walker and Japan’s Suntory. Although these countries still produce much of the best whisky in the world, there’s an increasing number of other regions that have begun to cultivate their own whisky industry with impressive results.Too good to drink? How rare whisky became the tipple to tradeBut while the US – with its bourbon and the ridiculously rare and expensive Pappy Van Winkle –…

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