This Distillery Has Hired a Dog to 'Sniff Out' Whiskey Imperfections

This Distillery Has Hired a Dog to 'Sniff Out' Whiskey Imperfections

Grant's Whiskey distillery in Scotland — belonging to the brand William Grant & Sons — has just hired a curious quality expert to detect imperfections in the barrels of its product.One-year-old cocker spaniel, Rocco, will be the new sniffer dog and will report to new boss Mr Wooff #Whisky https://t.co/GIJ31PbGNh- ScotlandNow (@ScotlandNow).

Almost extinct Scottish wildcat sent to rewilding centre in bid to save species

Almost extinct Scottish wildcat sent to rewilding centre in bid to save species

The rewilding centre provides breeding space, veterinary care, remote monitoring and training to prepare cats for life in the wild.Saving Wildcats hails the cats as “one of Scotland’s most iconic species, embodying wild nature for the Scottish Highlands.

Adorable dogs have time of their lives playing in the snow

Adorable dogs have time of their lives playing in the snow

The heartwarming photos come after the Met Office issued an amber snow warning for parts of Scotland and northern England overnight.Lakeland Terriers play in the snow in South Yorkshire (Picture: Ryan Browne/REX) A happy dog in purple jumper enjoys the snow in Dunblane, Scotland.

Rare litter of wolf-like puppies born in Scotland

Rare litter of wolf-like puppies born in Scotland

Owners Andrew Connolly and Monika Connolly hold two of the new wolf-like Tamaskan puppies (Picture: Greenock Telegraph / SWNS.COM)A rare litter of wolf-like puppies has been born in Scotland – thought to be for the first time in more than ten years.

Scottish animal welfare baffled by python mutilation in Aberdeen

Scottish animal welfare baffled by python mutilation in Aberdeen

A python has been found dead, slit open along the length of its body, while another was found in pieces, prompting an investigation at a nature reserve in Scotland .The first snake discovered had been slit up the stomach, the full length of its body.

Swimming pool allows dogs so pets can splash around with their owners

Swimming pool allows dogs so pets can splash around with their owners

Some of the dogs enjoying the day (Picture: Katielee Arrowsmith/SWNS)A swimming pool in Scotland held their first ever doggy swim day so pets could splash around alongside their owners.

International dog day: Loli helps clean up plastic at the beach

International dog day: Loli helps clean up plastic at the beach

Her owners, Trish Brewster 54, and Yan Balewicz, 60, from started picking up bits of rubbish from the beach near her home in Glenelg, Scotland, when they walked her and soon she started copying them.

‘Dog Suicide Bridge’: Why do so many pets keep leaping into a Scottish gorge?

‘Dog Suicide Bridge’: Why do so many pets keep leaping into a Scottish gorge?

Mackinnon is sitting huddled in the corner of a cafe with her two children, sipping hot chocolate as she describes the day three years ago when she was walking with her border collie Bonnie on Overtoun Bridge in Dumbarton, Scotland.

Storm Gareth: Missing dog winched to safety from Scotland mountain

Storm Gareth: Missing dog winched to safety from Scotland mountain

"To put their winter skills to the test, the two Winchmen were dropped off at a nearby bothy to undertake essential medical training in the snow." The spokesman added: "The remaining helicopter crew flew off to simulate a refuel and as they circled 1000ft up Loch Avon in the Cairngorms, a nearby section of cloud cleared and they happened to spot the dog perched precariously on the ledge.

Will you adopt this dog to save her from a kill shelter?

Will you adopt this dog to save her from a kill shelter?

Gina Mccallum, who runs Shar Pei Rescue of Scotland, said: ‘We were devastated when Noelle died so we decided to put the remaining funds raised for her towards helping the mum and her litter of puppies in Romania.

Croydon cat killer unmasked as fox after three-year investigation

Croydon cat killer unmasked as fox after three-year investigation

Scotland Yard said its three-year investigation, during which dozens of dead animals were examined, has concluded humans are unlikely to have been responsible for killings.

Police dog ‘repeatedly punched’ by suspect during arrest

Police dog ‘repeatedly punched’ by suspect during arrest

A man repeatedly punched a police dog while it was helping officers with an arrest, Scotland Yard have said. Ernie the police dog was repeatedly punched by the suspect (Picture: PA)Officers deployed the Met’s dog unit and the man was chased in West Drayton.

Hundreds of golden retrievers met in Scotland for 150th anniversary of breed

Hundreds of golden retrievers met in Scotland for 150th anniversary of breed

More than 360 golden retrievers turned out to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the breed at the Guisachan Estate in Scotland. "Not one bark in these dogs," recalled Doreen McGugan, chair of the Golden Retriever Club of Scotland.