If Scotland Goes Independent, Scotch Makers May Need a Drink

Diageo's Glenkinchie distillery in East Lothian, Scotland Photograph by Mike Wilkinson/Bloomberg

Voters in Scotland will decide in September whether to end a three-century membership in the United Kingdom and strike out as a separate nation. Much of the vigorous debate on this referendum has turned on the array of economic considerations for an independent Scotland, from pensions and public services to university costs and European Union membership. Even the presence of nuclear weapons has come under scrutiny.

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