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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
?Grouse shows its older colours
September 2013, Issue 114, page 78
?The beating heart of Ireland?
?Get up close and personal with this vibrant capital city
September 2013, Issue 114, page 51
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 slice of heaven
Ireland doesn't have a lot of distilleries but what it has are all worth a visit. Iorwerth Griffiths reports
August 2006, Issue 58, page 37
A unique taste of Ireland
Jamie Walker had revived the Adelphi name after nearly a century. Ken Hyder talks to the man whose cask crusade promises to widen the horizons of Irish Whiskey and Scotch drinkers.
April 2000, Issue 9, page 48
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
A huge palm tree,immaculate croquet lawns,magnificent setting and impressive whiskies… we review Whisky Live London.
April 2009, Issue 79, page 10
Joe Bates heads across the American border
July 2008, Issue 73, page 34
Is the Emerald Isle worth a visit for whiskey fans? You bet – and particularly in 2007
March 2007, Issue 62, page 38
Dublin's Celtic Whiskey Shop is driving an interest in Irish whiskeys but Scotch is benefiting too. Iorweth Griffiths reports
July 2006, Issue 57, page 54
Coast to Coast
Iorwerth Griffiths takes us on a tour of God's distilling country
March 2011, Issue 94, page 26
Coming of Age
Looking back on 21 years of distilling at Lochranza
September 2016, Issue 138, page 27
With the search for the Global Icons of Whisky nearing its end, we turn our attention to the rest of the world; this includes producing nations such as Ireland, Japan, Canada and India
March 2012, Issue 102, page 6
Joe Bate reports on how whiskey arrived in style at Belfast City.
July 2010, Issue 89, page 36
From the Editor
From the outset it was the intention of Whisky Magazine to embrace whiskies and whiskeys other than Scotch, and this issue sets the ball rolling with pieces by Tim Atkin, Giles Macdonagh and myself ab...
May 1999, Issue 3, page 5
Gateway to exclusive whiskies
Joe Bates checks out the latest offers
March 2007, Issue 62, page 59
New venue,different time of the year and some fresh new features made for another great show in Glasgow.
December 2007, Issue 68, page 10
Hold on to Your Horses
Join Hans Offringa on the racetrack and beyond in our series about old and interesting whisky labels
June 2014, Issue 120, page 36
In God's distilling country
Iorwerth Griffiths explores the Ireland Whiskey Trail.
February 2010, Issue 86, page 30
In the Palace
If you are ever in the Irish capital and have an hour to kill, you could do worse than spend it at the Palace Bar on Fleet Street. You won't be the first person to spend an idle hour there, as this pu...
October 2011, Issue 99, page 8
It's all Academic
Back to the classroom at The Irish Whiskey Academy
October 2014, Issue 123, page 25
Keeping it Live!
What will make Whisky Live 2003 the event of the year
January 2003, Issue 28, page 30
Kilbeggan's spirits rising
Iorwerth Griffiths looks at the latest developments as Cooley's distilling experiment comes of age.
February 2010, Issue 86, page 40
Without Ireland, there would be no whisky in Scotland. Giles Macdonagh traces Scotch back to its Irish roots.
May 1999, Issue 3, page 38
The search starts to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. Scotland, Ireland and Canada have been scrutinised,we find out who is in the running.
November 2007, Issue 67, page 8
No Laughing Matter
Joel Harrison is a drinks writer who regularly contributes to Whisky Magazine and other publications, including The Wall Street Journal India. A judge on the World Whisky, IWSC and Spirit Masters Aw...
March 2012, Issue 102, page 13
Showtime at Glasgow
The world's premier whisky tasting show, Whisky Live visited Glasgow for the fifth time recently and sales boomed with a record attendance on the Saturday.
November 2008, Issue 76, page 10
The best of blends
Joe Bates on the Regency Duty Free, Auckland,New Zealand
July 2006, Issue 57, page 55
The Cooley effect
In the second of three features asking ‘what is Irish whiskey? 'Dave Broom gets caught up in Cooley
February 2008, Issue 70, page 22
The corporate raider of Cooley
Charles Maclean meets the chairman of Ireland's newest distillery, Cooley, and finds that his story can only be told in epic form
May 1999, Issue 3, page 16
The Emerald Isle and the Mountains of Mourne
A roundup of Irish whiskey
January 2015, Issue 125, page 20
The Irish Revolution
There is a lot going on in Ireland at the moment, we summarise the recent developments
February 2013, Issue 109, page 14
The King of Cooley
Dr John Teeling is teetotal, he runs on caffeine, and he's making waves in the world of Irish whiskey. Peter Mulryan talks to the man behind the company
March 2003, Issue 29, page 30
As promised in Issue 36, we asked some experts to cross the usual genre boundaries to see if any combinations worked, what might work and what was best left in its component bottles. Gavin Smith repor...
May 2004, Issue 39, page 38
Irish Whiskey is entering a golden age hanks to the efforts of entrepreneurs such as Mark Andrews, Gary Regan met this king of Knappogue Castle.
April 2000, Issue 9, page 52
Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well here we go, hurtling into a new year and there has already been plenty of news to fill our hearts with joy regarding our chosen tipple. There are certainly a couple of major events that could se...
February 2012, Issue 101, page 5
Heaven is wall to wall Scotches, bourbons and malts for the taking. Stuart Maclean Ramsay had a hard time coping.
September 2000, Issue 11, page 45
Dublin airport launches new Irish Whisky showcase, Joe Bates reports
January 2011, Issue 93, page 37
Connemara 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00% 8 This is a bottling of 28 casks of the 1991 vintage, so it is particularly rare an therefore collectible. When it's gone. It's gone.
Connemara 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00% 7 That lactic note overwhelms nose and palate. Not sure that a dairy whiskey is something to look forward to! Surprisingly, a dash of water makes more palatable.
- Republic of Ireland - 50.50% 7 Robust and strong-willed. Worth a look.
Connemara Cask Strength
Single Malt - Ireland - 59.60% 8 The paler colour suggests less interesting casks. The higher the alcohol adds to the pepperiness. The end result is drier, more cutting, but less rounded than the 40%.
Connemara Cask Strength
Single Malt - Ireland - 60.00% 8 I just love this un-chill filtered version; it's fat, it's loud and it's fun. In this price bracket, there are very few Scottish single malts that can match it.
Connemara Peated Single Malt
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00% 8 Lots happening. Chimney pots of smoke. I love this whiskey.
Connemara Peated Single Malt
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00% 7 There's real substance here. Well-integrated.
Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00% 7 Characterful, vivid but not complex. “Tastes” stronger than 40%. A body warmer for cool evenings.
Connemara Sherry Finish
Single Malt - Republic of Ireland - 46.00% 7 Needs time to cheer up. A rigid oaky profile. Surprisingly,water softens it.
Connemara Single Malt Irish whiskey
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00% 8 The revival of rustic peatiness adds a whole new element to today's palette of Irish whiskey flavours.
Connemara Turf Mor 3 Years Old
Single Malt - Republic of Ireland - 58.20% 6 Way, way too young.
- Republic of Ireland - 56.40% 7 A lovely summery afternoon dram.
Danny Boy 15 Years Old
Blended - Republic of Ireland - 40.00% 7 An enjoyable dram. Well balanced with a good structure and a straightforward malty profile. Far better when neat. Water makes it soft and heavier.
Greenore 18 Years Old
Single Grain - Republic of Ireland - 46.00% 8 A very stylish grain which is showing grip and character rather than just getting sweeter and flabbier with age.
Kilbeggan 15 Years Old
Blended - Ireland - 40.00% 7 Proof (if it were needed) that Cooley is a serious player.
Kilbeggan 18 Years Old
Blended - Republic of Ireland - 40.00% 7 18 years already? Cooley continues to show its quality.
Kilbeggan Blended Irish Whiskey
Blended - Ireland - 40.00% 7 Light but firm and satisfying. A welcome newcomer for everyday drinking.
Blended - Ireland - 40.00% 7 An attractive sipper, but only in decent mouthfuls. A good session whiskey...if one is allowed to say that in these moderate times.
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00% 6 A pleasant, light-tasting malt.
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00% 7 Pleasant, light. For sociable drinking.
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00% 7 This malt used to be a tad young, the current bottling is older and certainly works better.
Tyrconnell 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 46.00% 7 A decent drink, but the port finish is the winner out of the trio.
Tyrconnell Madeira Finish 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 46.00% 8 Well put together, the finish not too obtrusive.
Tyrconnell Port Finish
Single Malt - Ireland - 46.00% 7 This just balances the whiskey and the finish.