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100 Greatest Whisky People
We highlight the people who have left a lasting legacy on the whisky world over the years.
December 2011, Issue 100, page 16
4 Roses blooming
As most American whiskeys look overseas for new drinkers, Four Roses finds its growth back home. Charles Cowdery investigates.
July 2008, Issue 73, page 14
?All Shook Up
?A round up of the auction world
September 2013, Issue 114, page 80
?Ask the expert
?I have just returned from Fèis Ìle 2013 and bought a total of five festive bottles. Now, at £350, the price of the Bowmore bottle is more than the sum of the Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Bunnahabhain and Br...
September 2013, Issue 114, page 82
?Here comes the story of the Murricane
September 2013, Issue 114, page 77
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 brave new world
The world of whisky may well still be dominated by the big five traditional producers,but they're no longer having it all their own way.Dominic Roskrow looks at the new wave of world whisky
September 2007, Issue 66, page 18
A Canadian Feast
Martine Nouet heads north for a challenging pairing
March 2011, Issue 94, page 52
A case of Norwegian wood
Martin Moodle conducts his annual survey on what's hot - and good value - in the duty free shops of the world
August 2002, Issue 25, page 56
A cure for hiccups
Robin Laing takes a gentle stroll with his friend through Speyside
November 2004, Issue 44, page 34
A cut (or two) above the rest
After reading this disturbing Scotland-based offering from Christopher Brookmyre you'll never look at school reunions the same way again says Jefferson Chase.
January 2006, Issue 53, page 47
A decade of words
To mark our 10th anniversary we decided to dig into our archives and bring some of the wittiest, incisive and often poignant words from our two columnists, starting the late, great Michael Jackson.
November 2008, Issue 76, page 14
A family affair
John Lamond examines the history of this independent distillery
July 2002, Issue 24, page 52
A Flirtatious Spirit
Ian Buxton heads north to find a Distillery in a basement
September 2012, Issue 106, page 40
A forgotten gem (Deanston)
Deanston is the least-known of Perthshire's six remaining distilleries. Ian Buxton visited it
March 2006, Issue 54, page 30
A free sofa with every case
The dignified advertisements you see in this publication belie the rough and tumble past of American whiskey promotion. Charles K.Cowdery reports
October 2006, Issue 59, page 52
A fulfilling time
Owning your own cask of malt is arguably the ultimate whisky experience. Having selected his cask type Dominic Roskrow travelled to Glengoyne to fill it with new spirit.
January 2008, Issue 69, page 8
A gem in the eye of a storm (Cardhu)
Say the word ‘Cardhu' and it stirs up images of underhand dealings. But the distillery intrinsically linked to last year's scandal is charming and impressive, and its staff outstanding. Ian Buxton r...
January 2005, Issue 45, page 30
A giant culled
Gavin D Smithlooks at the recent loss of Dumbarton,a once vast grain distillery
November 2007, Issue 67, page 34
A good read
Ian Buxton peruses the library for some of the finest whisky books
June 2007, Issue 64, page 50
A grievous loss (Rosebank)
In the latest of our series Gavin D Smith looks at the history behind Rosebank
July 2007, Issue 65, page 31
A hoodwinker's guide
Jefferson Chase looks at a decadent debut.
April 2010, Issue 87, page 71
A life of the unexpected
Jefferson Chase on Roald Dahl's unexpected endings, and how whisky featured in the work of a man famous for his children's books
April 2003, Issue 30, page 47
A match made in havanna
Whisky and cigars can be a perfect combination. And the best way to taste them is in their country of origin-Cuba- as Damian Riley Smith finds out.
July 2002, Issue 24, page 30
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 matter of art in a glass
What makes a great blend,and why do the biggest brands command such loyalty? Ian Buxton reports
October 2005, Issue 51, page 22
A matter of duty
Eighty-five bottles of Scotch are sold every minute in duty-free shops around the world. Martin Moodie looks at where the best ranges can be found, and where it's worth missing your fight for a specia...
May 1999, Issue 3, page 50
A Meeting of Minds
Joel Harrison heads to Leeds to check out an excellent food and whisky menu.
October 2011, Issue 99, page 56
A new dawn for Bowmore (Brian Morrison)
After 38 years in whisky, Brian Morrison, managing director of Morrison Bowmore Distillers, is retiring from his executie position to become Joint Chairman. He reminisces with Charles Maclean
February 2002, Issue 21, page 34
A nobel cause
William Faulkner may not have made many positive references to whisky in his work, but he was a great lover of Tennessee's finest. Jerrerson Chase finds out
February 2002, Issue 21, page 77
A paternal side
Jefferson delves into a gripping Dutch novel.
July 2009, Issue 81, page 71
A quiet retreat
Gavin D. Smith investigates a newly developed whisky room offering comfort and drams
September 2010, Issue 90, page 50
A rare bird indeed
Gavin Smith looks at the history of Phoenix Park in Dublin.
April 2009, Issue 79, page 32
A Real Revival
Ian Buxton looks at the resurrection of a distillery
July 2012, Issue 105, page 34
A Road Less Travelled
Gavin D. Smith follows the Northern Highland Whisky Trail
July 2011, Issue 97, page 34
A rose amongst the thorns (Aberiour)
Our Mystery Visitor discovers the Aberiour Distilery Experience
December 2003, Issue 36, page 50
A royal threesome
It's one of the easier whisky trivia questions. Which three Scottish distilleries are allowed to append the word 'royal' to their titles, asks Gavin Smith.
November 2000, Issue 12, page 42
A rye look at suicide
Jefferson Chase looks at John Barth's The Floating Opera and a day in the life of a would-be suicide case
September 2003, Issue 33, page 51
A stranger back to the future
Time's Arrow is a lifetime journey in reverse. And of course,anything so perverse is food and drink to Jefferson Chase
November 2004, Issue 44, page 47
A tasteful way to understand whisky
Pip Hills explains how his Scotch Whisky Directory can help you improve your tasting skills
November 2005, Issue 52, page 36
A three strand yarn
Jefferson Chase delves into another whisky novel.
March 2013, Issue 110, page 67
A very regal distillery (Strathisla)
David Stirk visits Strathisla Distillery, the home of Chivas Regal and a fine single malt. Additional words by Martin Betts
July 2001, Issue 17, page 38
A Walker on the wild side
Jefferson Chase kicks off a new feature looking at whisky in literature. Step forward Walker Percy, as we salute you …
December 2001, Issue 20, page 48
A ward of the bar
Jefferson Chase unearths a gem of whisky writing
March 2007, Issue 62, page 45
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
June 2004, Issue 40, page 37
Jefferson Chase starts his New Year reading in fine form
February 2012, Issue 101, page 70
Absurdistan or bust
Jefferson Chase leafs through a modern classic
November 2007, Issue 67, page 79
Acting the part
It was only amatter of time before Monarch of the Glen discovered whisky. Gavin Smith reports.
December 2003, Issue 36, page 16
After dinner heaven
Cigar whiskies to go with a good smoke have become popular,we have a look at some of the best.
January 2007, Issue 61, page 32