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A Highland affair
Caroline Dewar takes a stroll through whisky's heartland
July 2006, Issue 57, page 37
Ask the expert
John Rose answers another selection of our readers' letters
August 2006, Issue 58, page 53
Ian Buxton peeks behind the scenes at one of Scotland's most enduring distilleries
June 2002, Issue 23, page 52
By Royal Warrant
In our modern world of television, internet and persuasive advertising products appear, are accepted, flourish or even disappear merely to be replaced by a similar product. However this was not alway ...
November 2000, Issue 12, page 24
Confessions of a party animal (Charles Kennedy)
The leader of the Liberal Democrats Charles Kennedy, shares a dram with Jane Slade.
September 2000, Issue 11, page 60
Driving through the Glens
A ubiquitous term when used in combination with single malt, especially the ones that started it all
September 2014, Issue 122, page 40
Fort William's loss
Gavin D.Smith charts the history of one of the two Fort William distilleries,Glenlochy.
July 2009, Issue 81, page 32
Gone but not forgotten
Robin Brilleman takes a tour of the Scottish Highlands and visits the distilleries that have, over the course of time, ceadsed production but whose malts have left a lasting imprint on whisky history.
April 2001, Issue 15, page 32
Lochside no more
In the first of a new series Gavin D. Smithgoes in search of whisky's lost heritage
March 2007, Issue 62, page 52
Q and A
Your questions answered
December 2013, Issue 116, page 82
River Deep Mountain High
Hans Offringa takes us hill walking this time, in the twelfth and last episode of our label series
October 2014, Issue 123, page 42
The Big Man
Gavin D. Smith looks at the fortunes of the Long John blend.
December 2011, Issue 100, page 40
The wild wild west
Touring the pretty west coast of Scotland? Gavin D. Smith looks at what's on offer for the whisky enthusiast.
July 2010, Issue 89, page 30
Ben Nevis 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 The sweetness could be excessive, but it is saved by the stogie.
Ben Nevis 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 A well-balanced dram. Sherry signs it but not in an assertive way.
Ben Nevis Dew of the Ben 21 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 43.00% 7 Somewhat lacking in complexity. For the drinker who wants an easily drinkable whisky with some maturity.
Ben Nevis The President's Cask 23 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.40% 8 A little water and this beauty unwinds into a sublime whisky.
Ben Nevis White Port Pipe Cask 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30% 8 Classy and blemish free but, as I've said before, this isn't my preferred type of whisky.
Blackadder Ben Nevis 1984 Raw Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 61.20% 7 Extraordinarily red colour. The sweetness is almost overwhelming. The ultimate dessert whisky.
Cadenhead's Ben Nevis 1986, 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 61.90% 7 Hard to guess at the high alcohol strength from the nose. Not the usual big, oily Ben Nevis character. A pleasant fruitiness keeps the sweet notes dominant.
Dewar Rattray Ben Nevis 1992 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.20% 7 I find it a little grubby.
Glencoe 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.00% 7 That simple one-two of sweetness and dryness is not especially complex, but the flavours are delicious. Very wholesome and appetising.
Glenkeir Treasures Ben Nevis 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A slightly uneasy balance between cereal, fruit and oak. Do not water.
Hart Brothers Ben Nevis 35 Years Old, Sherry Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.10% 7 The best Ben Nevis I have tasted.
Master of Malt Ben Nevis 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.40% 8 This was a little edgy at first, but give it time and it softens up.
Old & Rare Platinum Ben Nevis
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00% 7 Just about holds its own against the effects of excessive age. On the cusp!
The Maltman Ben Nevis 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.50% 7 Classic and classy - I preferred it neat.