Adulteration

Tasting rooms are great.  You walk in, chat with the folks behind the counter (who seem almost always to be friendly) and have a chance to try a new spirit.…

Pellucidity

Today is International Scotch Day.  This is of course more a Diageo marketing exercise than anything else.  But still, it is an opportunity to enjoy Scotland’s most famous export.  And…

Balancing Risk

Paying taxes isn’t much fun. So it should come as no real surprise that smaller companies, including small hooch companies, regularly try to minimize their tax burdens.  In fact, to do…

Arbitrage

We celebrate business successes.  In fact, we even go so far as to suggest (without necessarily having empirical evidence) that success in business correlates with intelligence, moral superiority and suitability for government service.  At…