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100 Greatest Distilleries to Visit
Our team of writers around the world give you the distilleries you should visit.
December 2011, Issue 100, page 30
A bourbon thoroughbred
Stuart Maclean Ramsay was totally sedcued by Kentucky's smallest distillery, which uses Scottish copper pot stills and a rare method of distillation.
December 1999, Issue 7, page 30
A China crisis?
Dominic Roskrow considers what the long term effects of an increased demand for whisky might be
March 2006, Issue 54, page 5
A lord among malts (Glenrothes)
Glenrothes has a formidable reputation as a single malt and is a key component in the internationally renowned Cutty Sark. Tom Bruce-Gardyne visited the distillery
December 2003, Issue 36, page 42
A Matter of Age
Ed Bates is a freelance whisky writer, taster and industry commentator. He has worked for various spirit companies including independent bottlers Berry Bros. & Rudd
March 2011, Issue 94, page 11
A right royal return (Carneronbridge)
Tom Bruce-Gardyne finds that Carneronbridge Distillery is ready to return to the public eye after years in the background of the Scottish whisky industry- all thanks to a member of the Royal family
February 2002, Issue 21, page 38
A Speyside landmark
Joel Harrison braves a cold snap and heads up to Benromach
April 2013, Issue 111, page 40
A taste of India
The market for whisky in India is huge. Tom Bruce-Gardyne examines its colourful, unconventional nature
March 2003, Issue 29, page 26
A wave of innovation
Our man visits this venerable Canadian distillery that has a few tricks up its sleeve
June 2013, Issue 112, page 42
The extent to which single malt Scotch whisky is a creature of its environment is the subject of lengthy, on-going debate. Many people even doubt the existence of ‘whisky terroir,' noting that malti...
September 2013, Issue 114, page 34
Are we running out
Probably not, says Charles Cowdery, but supplies are as tight as they have been in many years
March 2006, Issue 54, page 56
As easy as A,B,C
New to whisky? Then this new series goes back to basics. Dominic Roskrow explains
October 2006, Issue 59, page 74
Ask the expert
John Rose fields more of your questions
March 2007, Issue 62, page 53
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
Ask the expert
I am interested in a bottle of Scottish Cream Scotch Whisky Blended & Bottled in Scotland by The Kinloch Distillery Co. Ltd. Glasgow. As the distillery closed in the early 1920s do you think this woul...
April 2010, Issue 87, page 72
At the still
Dave takes us through the production process.
September 2008, Issue 74, page 59
The tale of a biker chick
April 2013, Issue 111, page 77
May 2004, Issue 39, page 50
Cometh the hour
Fettercairn has been at best ignored and at worst pilloried for many years now. But a fight back is underway. Dominic Roskrow follows a two year rehabilitation campaign
October 2010, Issue 91, page 40
Desert island malts
Derek Cooper, the winner of the 1999 Glenfiddich Lifetime Achievement award, reveals his selection of the eight favourite whiskies he would take to a desert island and includes the world's first organ...
April 2000, Issue 9, page 18
Distiller making a spirit of the air (Balblair)
Ian Buxton visits Balblair
November 2004, Issue 44, page 30
Down the years
In an epic tasting we tackle the entire family cask range, Rob Allanson reports.
January 2008, Issue 69, page 44
Amanda Brock talks to one of Scotland's hottest artists and his malt connections.
April 2010, Issue 87, page 26
April 2004, Issue 38, page 48
So here we are, as I write, caught in the iron bound grip of winter weather. It is that time of year when you need the warmth of a whisky to take the edge off the day, especially if you are facing the...
February 2013, Issue 109, page 5
Forget the headlines
Joe Bates braves the crowds and keeps an eye on his bags as he checks out the offerings at Heathrow's flagship terminal
June 2008, Issue 72, page 30
Ted Bruning visits the distilleries making waves in Brittany.
February 2008, Issue 70, page 52
From the crease to the stillroom
Like many a Yorkshire lad Andy Watts grew up in the 1960s and 70s dreaming of becoming a professional cricketer. He had the talent as a batsman and medium-pace bowler to make those dreams a reality, p...
September 2013, Issue 114, page 20
Rob Allanson takes an educational trip through America's whiskey heartland
July 2007, Issue 65, page 18
Heart of Oak
Chris Bunting visits Japan's most maritime distillery.
February 2010, Issue 86, page 46
The Distillery District, Toronto Our Canadian correspondents provide an intimate view of distilling in one of Canada's biggest cities
June 2013, Issue 112, page 46
Dave looks at the increasing interest in rum.
September 2008, Issue 74, page 54
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September 2008, Issue 74, page 86
Liquid thunder, storm in a glass
Talisker is an icon malt and it's celebrating its 175th anniversary. Dave Broom takes a walk on its wildside.
October 2005, Issue 51, page 36
Martine Nouet profiles two talented singer/songwriters in the world of whisky: Robin Laing and Norma Munro
April 2003, Issue 30, page 34
Natural born swiller
Hunter S. Thompson's Wild Turkey intake is legendary: and ‘wild' is definitely the word
June 2003, Issue 31, page 47
Older and better?
In this issue we decided to focus on the increasing number of premium aged whiskies that are being released and how they are viewed by the drinking public. Who better to give us the answer than Whisky...
January 2008, Issue 69, page 32
On Islay every day's a festival
The Islay festival starts on May 27th. We decided to host a pre-festival dinner on the island and invited all the distilleries. Dominic Roskrow reports
April 2005, Issue 47, page 30
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
Scotland's own Marie Celeste (Dallas Dhu)
Dallas Dhu is a distillery musuem. But does it have any soul left? The Mystery Visitor went to the eerily deserted site
April 2005, Issue 47, page 42
April 2004, Issue 38, page 32
That's the spirit-
Mystery visitor goes to Islay
October 2002, Issue 26, page 26
The Angels' Share - Ken Loach
Ken Loach is one of the finest filmmakers the UK has produced. Neil Ridley caught up with him on the eve of the release of his next film, The Angels' Share, a story of how whisky impacts on a group of...
April 2012, Issue 103, page 45
The elements of style part 2
In the second of his three-part series on what determines the character of malt whisky, Professor Alan Rutherford looks at the effect mashing, fermentation and distillation have on flavour.
June 1999, Issue 4, page 33
The elements of style part 3
Part three maturation In the third and final part of his series on what influences the flavour of malt whisky, Professor Alan Ruthrford turns his attention to the ageing process.
August 1999, Issue 5, page 36
The enemy within
Richard Jones reveals the terrible truth: the ‘auld enemy' may have been involved in the production of your treasured dram
June 2003, Issue 31, page 56
The essential distillery guide
Duncan and Wendy Graham have travelled to every corner of Scotland in researching their book Visiting Distilleries. We asked them to pick the ten best visitor centres
September 2001, Issue 18, page 38
The Nectar of Life
Davin de Kergommeaux heads to India to investigate the home of Amrut whisky.
December 2011, Issue 100, page 49
The several lives of Tobermory
Tobermory distillery has made whisky for only 14 of the last 69 years- and its incarnations have included a blend and a vatted malt. Tom Bruce-Gardyne mulls over it.
August 1999, Issue 5, page 24
Where Angels Rest
Mark Gillespie explores some of Kentucky's historic sites
July 2012, Issue 105, page 12