This alarming report from The Scotsman, 18 Dec 2002 (it's a national newspaper, so it must be true
Help ma Boab!
THE great malt whisky has been reduced to the level of instant soup by German scientists.
Professor Eckhard Weidner of Bochum University has developed instant "powdered whisky" which he claims will soon join hot chocolate and coffee on supermarket shelves.
Prof Weidner said: "It has taken years but we can now offer alcoholic drinks like whisky. Bar staff will soon be saying, ‘One spoon of malt or two, sir’?"
Simply adding water turns the powder back into liquid with alcohol content.
He added: "It has exactly the same effect on the body as the liquid alternative. The possibilities are enormous."
The scientist’s invention was greeted with horror by lovers of the cratur.
Michael Jackson, the author of The Malt Whisky Companion, the world’s best selling book on whisky, said: "What insolence!
"I have presently before me 26 whiskies, which I am ‘tasting’. This is a tough job, but someone has to do it.
"Why would anyone go to all that trouble to produce powder? It is my opinion he should snort it."