This “capsule” Scotch whisky doesn’t require a glass

(CNN)After the Tide pods craze, now we have Scotch pods, or “glassless cocktails” for drinkers who can’t be bothered to pour. “A first of its kind for a spirit brand, the edible capsules are 23ml in size, fully biodegradable and provide the perfect flavour-explosion experience,” read the Scottish brand’s promotional materials. “Enjoying them is simple, the capsules are popped in the mouth for an instant burst of flavour, and the capsule is simply swallowed.” Judging from Twitter posts, some whisky-lovers, aren’t so thrilled. “Ummm, whisky cocktails are for sipping & savouring, not exploding in your mouth all in one go,” wrote Susie Mac. “Jello shots. You reinvented jello shots,” tweeted Jodran Weissmann. “Just put it in an IV bag. Let’s …

A locals guide to Portland, Oregon: 10 top tips

Tech money is changing a city loved for its location amid the great outdoors but its cool offbeat feel and famous beer and coffee scenes remain Brunch on Division St Division Street divides Portland in half, and a portion of the eastern section in the Richmond neighbourhood is buzzing with great affordable eateries including Bollywood Theater, (snacks from $4.25, pork vindaloo, $12); and Kati Portland, with its open kitchen, shanty-town chic interiors and delectable food: you may find yourself drooling over the mussa-muhn curry (lunch specials $8.95). Urban hiking Abandonded stone structure, built in 1950 to house a ranger station, in Forest Park, west of downtown Portland. Photograph: Dee Browning/Alamy Stock Photo/Alamy Stock Photo Park culture is big here but …