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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
A big hand for gambling nights
Social poker nights both at home or at style bars and clubs have been the fad trend of 2005 – and whisky has been the drink of choice. Rob Allanson reports
January 2006, Issue 53, page 18
A future classic from a modern distillery
John Lamond visits the Isle of Arran Distilleryy, a modern distillery that produces a whisky that may well have enthusiasts challenging their own perception of what is their favourite malt
April 2001, Issue 15, page 28
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 Region of Subtlety
Gavin D. Smith takes us through this often maligned producing region
January 2011, Issue 93, page 30
A right pair
Is whisky really suited to food? Ontario-based writer Andrew Coppolino finds out
August 2006, Issue 58, page 42
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
Adventures in wood
Ian Buxton looks at some innovative uses for casks and washbacks when the whisky industry has finished with them.
April 2008, Issue 71, page 24
All a matter of taste
Pip Hills has compiled a directory comparing the taste profile of some leading malts and blends – and has reached some startling conclusions. Here he explains
January 2005, Issue 45, page 46
All up for grabs?
Are premium bourbons better positioned to snap up new drinkers, or can Scotch and American whiskey both flourish side by side?
March 2006, Issue 54, page 16
An industry mourns
The whisky world has paid tribute to one of its biggest supporters – Michael Jackson–long time Whisky Magazine contributor, author, journalist and towering authority on whisky and beer. Here is a ...
September 2007, Issue 66, page 7
An old con
Dave Broom exposes the shady side of the antique, collectable whisky market
January 2003, Issue 28, page 16
Bambi the Wonder Deer
Often used but not worn out – meet some famous antlers in this new episode on old and interesting whisky labels
July 2014, Issue 121, page 36
When it comes to barley, the second essential raw material of Scotch malt whisky-making, greater efficiencies have been achieved as new varieties have been developed which provide farmers with a highe...
April 2013, Issue 111, page 21
Two new distilleries announced in as many months...are we on the brink of a golden time for whisky? Ian Buxton finds out
April 2007, Issue 63, page 26
The number of distilleries using brewer's yeast has declined significantly since the 1990s. Ian Wisniewski asks why.
January 1970, Issue 84, page 28
C ream of the Crop
Gavin D. Smithlooks at the fortunes of Stewart's Cream of the Barley
February 2013, Issue 109, page 39
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
Ian Wisniewski asks what role does yeast play during fermentation, and how influential can this be in determining the flavour profile of mature malt whisky?
September 2010, Issue 90, page 38
Discussing the decade
We decided to ask three members of the distilling community to sum up the last 10 years and then look to the future for whisky.
November 2008, Issue 76, page 18
Drawing in the drinks
Art and commerce can be a potent cocktail and one of which distillers are becoming increasingly aware . Annie Davies looks at the success of designer bottles and labels
February 2000, Issue 8, page 64
Elusive and illicit Speyside spirit
Gavin Smith traces the reportedly romantic but often mercenary history of illicit distilling in Speyside
November 2001, Issue 19, page 56
Every Day is a School Day
Joel Harrison quenches his thirst for whisky education
December 2012, Issue 108, page 26
We discover a hive of innovation in Speyside
October 2013, Issue 115, page 44
Fit for kings
Noble qualities created Chivas Regal, the 'Chieftain's Tipple' and royals' favourite. Charles MacLean explores the history of the Chivas brand.
October 1999, Issue 6, page 60
Ian Wisniewski asks how much influence does an oak cask and ‘wood chemistry' have on the character of a malt whisky?
April 2012, Issue 103, page 28
Ian Wisniewski asks what is reflux, and what influence does this have?
April 2011, Issue 95, page 34
From monsters to minnows
Pip Hills looks at who owns what in the world of whisky
March 2003, Issue 29, page 17
From the Editor
At last this year's worst kept secret in whisky can be revealed. Andrew Symington has purchased Edradour Distillery from Chivas Brothers. The major frustration of publishing is that of schedules and d...
October 2002, Issue 26, page 5
Full of Eastern promise
The Star in the East is beginning to rise.And if the markets of China,India and Russia perform anywhere near to their potential,they could change the world of whisky forever.Richard Jones reports
June 2006, Issue 56, page 20
Give Grain a Chance
Ian Wisniewski asks how do different stages of the production process influence the character of grain whisky?
September 2011, Issue 98, page 24
Granite city blues
Gavin D Smith looks at how Aberdeen went from several distilleries to none.
January 1970, Issue 84, page 32
Having it large
One of the world's biggest just got bigger. Liza Weisstuch reports on the Glenlivet expansion.
July 2010, Issue 89, page 18
Heart of the community
Visiting one of the most distinctive distilleries in Scotland
July 2013, Issue 113, page 44
Hey, big blender
Marcin Miller visits Colin Scott, Master Blender at Chiva Brothers to learn about the subtle art of alchemy
November 2002, Issue 27, page 22
In praise of ester
Ian Wisniewski asks how are esters created and what do they contribute to malt whisky
October 2010, Issue 91, page 38
In search of the world's best whiskies
This is the third time we have held the Best of the Best. But as Dominic Roskrow reports, this is the biggest and most ambitious attempt yet to find the world's best whiskies
March 2005, Issue 46, page 18
Industry 'Oscars' honour the heroes of whisky
The Icons of Whisky recognise the people and companies that have made the biggest contribution to the world of whisky. Dominic Roskrow explains how the winners were chosen
March 2005, Issue 46, page 26
The VIP tour of Balvenie is quite arguably the best Scotland has to offer. Our man indulged himself.
January 1970, Issue 84, page 40
It all comes out in the wash
Every part of the distillation process is crucial to making good whisky. Ian Wisniewski explains
July 2006, Issue 57, page 64
Jam and dram
Jam and Dram Last month, the renowned music venue Village Underground in London's fashionable Shoreditch was ringing to the sound of more than just guitars, drums and the occasional ukulele. The ven...
July 2013, Issue 113, page 7
Join the debate
The Spey way My issue of Whisky Magazine 87 May/June 2010 arrived in my post this morning. I was in chuffed to see the article about walking the Spey Way. I wrote about my walking down the Spey start...
July 2010, Issue 89, page 78
Join the debate
Age concerns With much interest I have read your editorial and Dave's column in WM 89. In both your writings Chivas Brothers gets (most of) the blame for putting too much emphasis on the stated age on...
September 2010, Issue 90, page 70
Le momentum du malt
France remains an exciting and intriguing territory for whisky. Tom Bruce-Gardyne reports
September 2003, Issue 33, page 32
More to be Done
Dave Broom considers the last 100 issues and how times have changed, but still some things have not.
December 2011, Issue 100, page 12
While the blended whisky market remains relatively static in the UK, new and emerging markets around the globe have begun to highlight some interesting ways to enjoy blends. Neil Ridley reports.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 14
On the ball
An article about whisky labels and football has to start undisputedly with a Spanish club, since Spain is the reigning world champion. FC Barcelona was founded in 1899 by Mr Joan Gamper, together with...
December 2013, Issue 116, page 36
Team England has won the World Elephant Polo Championships at the Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge in Nepal. The English ‘Air Tusker' team, captained by Robert McKenzie, raised the Tiger Tops Challenge Trop...
January 2009, Issue 77, page 6
Pilgrimage to Ireland's green spot
Stuart Maclean Ransay makes a nostalgic return to Ireland after twenty years and finds that, despite the pace of life accelerating, a little bit of Dublin is still 'an oasis of Celtic civility'
April 2001, Issue 15, page 58
Raising the standard
Glenfiddich,The Glenlivet and Glenmorangie are three of the biggest selling malts in the world but does familiarity breed contempt? Dominic Roskrow suggests they're worth revisiting.
February 2009, Issue 78, page 51