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A life away from the waver
Robin Laing joins a group of enthusiasts heading up the Spey with paddles.
April 2010, Issue 87, page 50
A rose amongst the thorns (Aberiour)
Our Mystery Visitor discovers the Aberiour Distilery Experience
December 2003, Issue 36, page 50
A spirited event
James Millard explains why the Speyside Whisky Festival is a mean contender in the whisky event stakes
August 2002, Issue 25, page 26
Ask the expert
I wonder if you could help me with a small problem I have regarding a bottle of whisky I purchased in 1989. It's a bottle of 25 year old Aberlour Vintage 1964 in a teak lockable box. On the label it s...
February 2008, Issue 70, page 35
The search starts again to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. In the first of three voting heats, we reveal the winners of the Scottish round.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 6
Dinner with the companions of Aberlour
Martine Nouet couldn't wait to take up Aberlour's challenge of creating a whisky inspired menu for a dinner at the distillery during the Speyside Festival. Here she details what she came up with and h...
September 2001, Issue 18, page 54
Martine Nouet takes us through recent whisky and food combinations she has discovered.
September 2008, Issue 74, page 50
Ghosts in the works
Ghosts are a common feature in whisky distilleries. Robin Laing goes in search of some of the most famous onces
August 2006, Issue 58, page 50
Malcolm Greenwood digs beneath the surface to discover how water works to make Scotch so special
June 2000, Issue 10, page 24
Natural born distillers (Aberlour)
Dave Broom visits Aberlour Distillery, built in a magical location that's home to some of the most knowledgable whisky folk in the world.
December 2000, Issue 13, page 36
Where connoisseurs can enjoy a distillery experience
September 2014, Issue 122, page 46
The search starts again to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. In the first round of voting our focus turns to Scotland.
September 2009, Issue 82, page 6
Saints and sinner
Robin Laing delves in to the historical connections between the country's saints and the water of life
November 2006, Issue 60, page 52
Martine Nouet looks back at 10 years of Aberlour whisky dinners at the Spirit of Speyside festival with a ‘best of...' menu.
September 2010, Issue 90, page 52
Speyside festival preview
It's bigger, it's better and it's back – yes, once again, the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is upon us and the organisers promise a host of good things. Ian Buxton investigates
May 2002, Issue 22, page 34
Spirit of inspiration
Martine Nouet introduces two superb whisky recipes courtesy of innovators from the famous grouse experience and trhe Macallan
November 2002, Issue 27, page 52
The essential guide to Speyside bars
David Stirk is 'entertained in a truly Scottish manner' during his five-day whistle stop tour of Speyside allowing him to bring you the definitive guide to Speyside's best bars
April 2001, Issue 15, page 48
The ghost in the machine
Charles Maclean takes a midnight tour of spectural distillery dogs ghostly maltmen and spirit footsteps that are silenced by the burning of boots. So draw the curtains and gather round the fire
January 1999, Issue 1, page 34
The travelling drams
Gavin D Smith, Ian Buxton and Charles MacLean compare the old with the new
October 2010, Issue 91, page 59
There's a vinyl revolution in the air
January 2016, Issue 133, page 51
Under the Hammer
Now you can find both of John Rose's superb articles about collecting whisky in one place. In collections he looks at some price guides for bottles at auction. In questions he fields your enquiries ab...
February 2012, Issue 101, page 72
When two worlds collide
Whisky with food is becoming increasingly popular. Dominic Roskrowgets a taste for it
July 2003, Issue 32, page 36
Whisky's longevity can be credited to the efforts of many hard working people. Gavin D Smith lists nine successful women who are currently working hard to secure whisky's future.
February 2001, Issue 14, page 26
Aberlour 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Sophisticated but very approachable.
Aberlour 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% The overall effect is a little forced as if it's trying to appear older than it actually is. A wee boy in his Dad's suit.
Aberlour 12 Years Old, Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Well-rounded, but the balancing dryness can be slightly bitter.
Aberlour 15 Years Old, Double Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8
Aberlour 15 Years Old, Double Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A well balanced dram. Would have got more nerve with a bit of extra strength.
Aberlour 15 Years Old, Sherry Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Complex and sophisticated.
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 A little more roundness would have been appreciated.
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Had I not known that it was matured in first-fill bourbon barrels. I would have guessed that there was some sherry.
Aberlour 1988, Distiller's Selection
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 An astonishingly malty whisky. For someone who wants to taste the eponymous ingredient, this shows it at its best.
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 On this occasion the vintage bottling had the most typical Aberlour character, especially in its spiciness. I also enjoyed its liveliness and complexity. The best Aberlour on the day.
Aberlour 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 Great to see this once-reticent distillery releasing some really expressive bottlings.
Aberlour 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 More sophisticated, especially in the finish. Better balanced, but less voluptuous maltiness.
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.60% 8 A dark, luxurious, post-prandial whisky from a distillery that is producing an increasing, and impressive range.
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.60% 8 Darker, drier and more spicily assertive than the earlier version, despite only a slight difference in ages.
Aberlour Warehouse No.1
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.10% 7 Quite simple and light. But pleasantly refreshing. For a summer evening aperitif.
Berry's Own Selection Aberlour 1994
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Kicking up your heels as well as soothing. To be sipped far from the city buzz.
Master of Malt Aberlour 1995 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.00% 8 Balanced, fresh and fruity – a fine opening dram for the evening.
Scott's Selection Macallan 1989 23 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 8 A lovely dram, straightforward and lively.
Scott's Selection Tullibardine 1989 23 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.70% 7 A well balanced dram, on the oaky edge of things.
Speciality Drinks Aberlour 16 Years Old 1992
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 A pleasant and refreshing dram, showing balance and a good malty core.
That Boutique-y Whisky Company Aberlour Batch 3
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.20% 8 A bit simple but pleasantly bracing.