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Articles (50)


While oak ageing is an historic tradition, wood management is a far more recent discipline. The benefits of oak ageing have long been appreciated, rather than understood, but it's only since the 1970s...

August 2002, Issue 25, page 59

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 choice dram
Tom Bruce-Gardyne meets one of single-cask bottling's real success stories, as Lorne Mackillop and his Mackillop's Choice label go from strength to strength

May 2002, Issue 22, page 48

A country beyond kentucky
Think American whiskey and you think Kentucky. But across the United States there are other options – including the biggest of them all

April 2008, Issue 71, page 38

A distillery seeped in history (Clynelish)
Ian Buxton travels North of Inverness to the remote distillery at Clynelish

July 2005, Issue 49, page 34

A drink not to mess with
In the first of a new series on great whisky cocktails, Ian Wisniewski looks at The Manhattan

January 2005, Issue 45, page 54

A drop of the soft stuff
Ian Wisniewski assesses the effect of the water used in whisky production and as mixer on the drink we love

October 2002, Issue 26, page 52

A family affair
Charles Maclean visits inverarity Vaults a family company which has already earnt quite a reputation for the quality of its whiskies

December 2000, Issue 13, page 48

A lochindaal moment
Dave Broom takes a deep breath and plunges headlong into the wonders of Islay

August 2002, Issue 25, page 8

A mark of difference
With its instantly recognisable red wax sealed bottle, Maker's Mark has a story to tell

February 2014, Issue 117, page 30

A point of difference
Out man visits the hear of Whyte and Mackay's grain supply

December 2013, Issue 116, page 38

A Polish Surprise
In search of some elusive Polish Whisky

December 2013, Issue 116, page 42

A Region of Subtlety
Gavin D. Smith takes us through this often maligned producing region

January 2011, Issue 93, page 30

A sense of place
Joe Bates finds a warm welcome in Sweden.

February 2009, Issue 78, page 34

A state of mind
The state of Kentucky offers the whiskey lover a great deal of choice. But there's plenty for the non bourbon drinker too.

June 2009, Issue 80, page 38

A thoroughly Scottish night in
Neil Ridley donned his tweeds, applied the moustache wax and packed the picnic blanket for a splendid night in...

January 2010, Issue 85, page 20

A trace of greatness
Stuart Maclean Ramsay roams among the magnificent buffalo of Kentucky.

September 2000, Issue 11, page 22

A truly Scottish invention
Brian Hennigan reaches the controversial conclusion that if you want a real McCoy whisky con or rip-off then the only place to go is Scotland

November 2001, Issue 19, page 60

A view to a kiln
Kilning might seem to be a standard practice,but it has a large bearing on the whisky-making process. Ian Wisniewski reports

June 2006, Issue 56, page 62

Achieving Closure
We investigate cork stoppers and their route to the bottle

December 2013, Issue 116, page 34

Aging gracefully
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

Alike in dignity (Ardmore and Glendronach)
Ardmore and Glendronach have much in common but at the moment their experiences are very different. Dominic Roskrow visited both

July 2007, Issue 65, page 32

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 in the mix
Ian Wisniewski explains how oxidation affects maturation

March 2006, Issue 54, page 64

Allfiredupaboutwhisky
DaleDeGroff'snewbookisthebridgebetweenthetraditionalworldofwhiskyandthetrendyHighStreetcocktailbar.DominicRoskrowexplainswhy

April 2004, Issue 38, page 29

Amanti del whisky di qualita
Tom Bruce-Gardyne investigates the success of an Italian club for whisky-lovers: the Single Malt Club of Scotland

June 2003, Issue 31, page 54

America - the stave
Ian Wisniewski looks at how the bourbon barrel influences the taste of whisky

November 2005, Issue 52, page 64

Are regional labels a dodgy area?
How important is regionalism to the character of whisky, and can broad generalisations be made? Ian Wisniewski considers

November 2004, Issue 44, page 56

Are they coming to get us?
Smokers are facing ever increasing restrictions.Will the alcoholic drink sector be next?

October 2005, Issue 51, page 16

Arranged marriage
So how do whiskies cope once they have come of age and are ready for single-malt marriage? Ian Wisniewski investigates

June 2003, Issue 31, page 72

Asinglemaltforthepurists(Balvenie)
OncejustWilliamGrant's‘other'Dufftowndistillery,Balvenieisstartingtobuildabigreputationforitself.IanBuxtonwenttopayhomage

February 2004, Issue 37, page 42

Australia's best kept secret? (Fidel's)
Fidel's in Melbourne is giving Australia's finest city a taste of true luxury – but don't tell anybody. Naren Young reports

March 2006, Issue 54, page 60

Aworldatherfeet
IseabailMactaggartcouldhaveprettymuchchosentoworkanywhere.ShechosetheIslaywhiskyindustry.Here'swhy…

September 2004, Issue 42, page 26

Badge of quality in safe hands (Adelphi)
Adelphi distillery, the top-of-the-market independent bottler, has been bought by a couple of landowners in Argyll. Charles MacLeanlooks at the company's history and asks the new owners about their pl...

March 2005, Issue 46, page 63

BIRTH OF A LEGEND
Ichiro Akuto has been a major player in the world of artisinal Japanese whisky for more than a decade, well known for bottling the successful Hanyu Card Series. Neil Ridleycatches up for a dram on the...

December 2011, Issue 100, page 68

Blogging it
Richard Jones surfs the ‘net to find some of the more interesting sites of whisky comment and debate

June 2007, Issue 64, page 30

Blood and Sand
Ian Wisniewski looks at a silver screen classic cocktail

January 2007, Issue 61, page 59

Boom time
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

Bourbon uncovered
Gary Regan & Mardee Haidin Regan guide us through the process of whiskey-making American-style

October 1999, Issue 6, page 54

Bowmore's world of water
Bowmore, Dewar's, Glenglassaugh, Broom honoured

April 2013, Issue 111, page 7

C ream of the Crop
Gavin D. Smithlooks at the fortunes of Stewart's Cream of the Barley

February 2013, Issue 109, page 39

Caramel keg
Ian Wisniewski investigates one of whisky's most controversial and maligned ingredients … caramel

May 2002, Issue 22, page 52

Chemical Romance
Whisky chef Martine Nouet gets to grips with the science behind food pairing

June 2011, Issue 96, page 54

Claiming the title
Scotland's northernmost mainland distillery

June 2013, Issue 112, page 31

Coming of age
The first English whisky for more than a century will be bottled this side of Christmas, our man went to taste the 33 month old spirit.

October 2009, Issue 83, page 7

Connoisseur's chemistry
the final instalment of Philip Hills' abridged extract from his fascinatin new book Appreciating Whisky.

December 2000, Issue 13, page 52

Controlling the burn
Ian Wisniewski asks what is the effect of toasting or charring casks, and how does this influence the character of malt whisky?

June 2010, Issue 88, page 38

Conval-no-more
In the latest of our series Gavin D Smithlooks at the history behind Convalmore

September 2007, Issue 66, page 35

Cork uncorked
Whisky writer John Lamond delves into the issue of corks.

December 2007, Issue 68, page 16

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