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100 Greatest Distilleries to Visit
Our team of writers around the world give you the distilleries you should visit.
December 2011, Issue 100, page 30
50 not out
In these times when both job security and loyalty are so often at a premium, it seems remarkable that one man has worked for the same company for 50 years. Even in the Scotch whisky industry, where f...
January 1970, Issue 84, page 8
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 Flirtatious Spirit
Ian Buxton heads north to find a Distillery in a basement
September 2012, Issue 106, page 40
A sense of determination
Davin de Kergommeaux undertakes the great Western Canadian distillery challenge
September 2010, Issue 90, page 30
A universal language
Dave Broom considers some unprecedented parallels between Scotland and Jamaica, and how drink is the key to exploring new cultures
January 2003, Issue 28, page 8
All in the wash
Ian Wisniewski looks at the essential decisions behind choosing washbacks
November 2007, Issue 67, page 30
At the still
Dave takes us through the production process.
September 2008, Issue 74, page 59
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
Fine Scottish fayre
Glasgow restaurant Arisaig is fast becoming a whisky venue of some note.Ian Buxton visited it
September 2005, Issue 50, page 44
First and Last
Neil Wilson visits a vision in the making.
October 2011, Issue 99, page 34
Full House (Hanyu)
Dave Broom looks at the story behind this new Japanese whisky company which is upping the anté
June 2007, Issue 64, page 26
There are numerous financial risks involved in establishing a new malt whisky distillery. But how do you make sure the whisky you produce is any good? Richard Jones reports
August 2006, Issue 58, page 28
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
Icons of Whisky 2012
Following months of debate,scrutiny and several rounds of voting,Whisky Magazine's international judging panel has finally settled on the winners. We reveal who has collected the coveted Icons
March 2012, Issue 102, page 49
In conversation with BC
Charles Maclean talks to the General Manger of America's oldest (and youngest) distillery.
November 2000, Issue 12, page 94
Into the melting pot
The mash tun is a vital vessel,accommodating the conversion of starch within the grist into sugars,using a sequence of three,or even four waters at a progressively higher temperatures. But rather than...
December 2007, Issue 68, page 26
It's all Go-more (Bowmore)
Islay's meant to be all about tranquillity. But when Ian Buxton visited Bowmore it was anything but
November 2003, Issue 35, page 48
It's all going down the tubes
Ian Wisniewski compares the merits of worms against those of shell and tube condensers
February 2004, Issue 37, page 64
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
Lost in a nation
Dave visits the new rebuilt Hanyu distillery and takes in some Japanese culture.
January 2008, Issue 69, page 12
New for old (Taylor)
The old Taylor Distillery is getting a new lease of life Paul Harris investigates.
November 2000, Issue 12, page 62
Not as Daft as it Seems (Daftmill)
Neil Wilson visits this pretty farmhouse distillery
April 2012, Issue 103, page 34
Out of the Box
Gavin D. Smith looks at the latest Swedish distilling adventure.
October 2011, Issue 99, page 32
Everyone likes a birthday party. All your friends come round, there's food, and, if you're a distillery, plenty of whisky. Glengyle Distillery celebrated its fifth birthday with a global launch and c...
July 2009, Issue 81, page 8
Room for a few more
Elsewhere in this issue we've looked at four distilleries a couple of years after they were given a new lease of life. Here Ian Buxton updates in tow new faces
April 2005, Issue 47, page 34
Ian Wisniewski asks what are the options for a distiller when ordering a pot still, and what does the process entail?
October 2011, Issue 99, page 30
Sights set high in the Lowlands (Auchentoshan)
Ian Buxton provides a rare insight into a Lowland distillery not currently open to the public – Auchentoshan
January 2003, Issue 28, page 44
Ian Buxton looking at the rising phenomena of distilling spirit from the comfort of your armchair,shed or garage.
September 2007, Issue 66, page 38
Still very important
Ian Wisniewski explains how differing still designs influence the style and flavour of whisky
November 2001, Issue 19, page 42
The burning issue
Ian Wisniewski asks that all-important question: does the way a still is heated affect the final product?
July 2003, Issue 32, page 65
The Forsyth's saga
Tom Bruce-Gardyne visits Speyside still-makers Forsyth's to find out about the leading coppersmiths
May 2002, Issue 22, page 44
The Heat is On
Ian Wisniewskiasks how significant is the choice of heating method when distilling?
December 2012, Issue 108, page 30
The liquid future
Woodford Reserve has been testing American whiskey's boundaries with its annual Master's Collection releases. Charles K. Cowdery got an exclusive glimpse of what might be in store for the future.
July 2010, Issue 89, page 25
The new rising son (Chichibu)
Dave Broom takes a trip to Japan's latest distillery.
October 2008, Issue 75, page 42
The price is right?
The price of a malt whisky has to cover a wide range of costs,many of which are variable and unpredictable. Ian Wisniewski tries to add them all up
January 2009, Issue 77, page 28
The silent season
A distillery's year comprises more than four seasons,with the addition of an annual silent season.But while nature's seasons happen quite naturally,the silent season requires a lot of planning.Ian Wis...
February 2008, Issue 70, page 26
The Still Man
Find a new distillery installing Forsyth pot stills and you know it's serious about distilling. The company represents quality. Dominic Roskrow reports
March 2011, Issue 94, page 31
The To Do List
Ian Wisniewski asks, what exactly does it take to open a distillery?
July 2012, Issue 105, page 28
Ian Wisniewski investigates the effect this enigmatic metal has on the finished product - whisky
June 2002, Issue 23, page 28
Scotland's latest start-up whisky-making venture came on stream in January.
February 2013, Issue 109, page 7
Whisky Magazine Issue 109
African Adventure | Caribbean Smuggling | San Francisco.
Published February 2013.
Whisky Magazine Issue 108
Johnnie Walker - Lagavulin Distillery - Suntory.
Published December 2012.
Whisky Magazine Issue 106
Independent Bottlers' Challenge 2012 - Islay - Drinkers Guide Edinburgh.
Published September 2012.
Whisky Magazine Issue 105
USA Special Edition: Kentucky, Mount Vernon, Washington DC, Rodeo Whisky.
Published July 2012.
Whisky Magazine Issue 102
Photo Challenge 2012 winners revealed - Ireland spotlight - Bruichladdich Distillery.
Published March 2012.
Whisky Magazine Issue 100
The Whisky Magazine anniversary issue celebrates 100 years of the greatest whisky people, the 21st Century's 100 greatest bottles and the 100 greatest distilleries to visit plus much more....
Published December 2011.
Whisky Magazine Issue 99
Charley Boorman - Drayman's Distillery - A drinker's guide to Paris - Micro Distilling and much more....
Published October 2011.
Whisky Magazine Issue 98
Icons of whisky Scotland Winners unveiled - Independent Bottlers Challenge Results - Cameronbridge - Whisky Magazine Photographic Challenge 2011 and much more....
Published September 2011.
Whisky Magazine Issue 94
Photo challenge 2010 winners revealed - Dr Vijay Mallya - Midleton Distillery.
Published March 2011.
Whisky Magazine Issue 90
Music Special - Ailsa Bay - Independent Bottlers' Challenge and much more....
Published September 2010.
Whisky Magazine Issue 89
Woodford Reserve - US micro distilleries - Glenlivet - WIN Four Days at Bowmore and much more....
Published July 2010.
Whisky Magazine Issue 86
Shackleton's whisky - Dalwhinnie - New York Bars - Kilbeggan - Cocktails - Peat - Icons of Whisky 2010 and much more....
Published February 2010.
Whisky Magazine Issue 84
Boutique Speyside - Explore The Balvenie - Japanese Focus - Cocktails from New Orleans - Bunnahabhain - Buffalo Trace - Mackmyra - SMWS and much more....
Published January 1970.
Whisky Magazine Issue 81
Evan Williams - Bushmills - Highland Park - Auchentoshan - Bowmore - Mackmyra - Glen Scotia and much more....
Published July 2009.
Whisky Magazine Issue 77
The Macallan - Richard Paterson - Diageo - Chieftain's - Edradour- Glenmorangie - SMWS & much more....
Published January 2009.
Whisky Magazine Issue 75
Global blends - Chichibu - Buffalo Trace - Independent Bottlers Challenge - Icons of Whisky - Awards - Yamazaki - Yoichi - The Balvenie - Old Forester - Whisky Kitchen - Bourbon Festival.
Published October 2008.
Whisky Magazine Issue 74
The Ardbeg Story - Glentauchers - New Orlean Cocktails - Rum Special - Caol Ila - Inverleven - Mackmyra - The Dalmore - Benriach - Cragganmore - Tomatin and much more....
Published September 2008.
Whisky Magazine Issue 70
Icons of Whisky 2008 - Speyside Treasures - Silent Season - Tour de France - Ireland Guide - Littlemill - Dalmore - Ardmore ... and more.
Published February 2008.
Whisky Magazine Issue 69
Highland Gem - Home of Anoc - Americas youngest distillers - Food matching the Diageo way - Brora - Bartenders Trip - Mackmyra - Ginkgo and more.....
Published January 2008.
Whisky Magazine Issue 68
Lowland perfection - Auchentoshan - History of the cork - Premium whisky - Glenury Royal - Dewars - Makers Mark - Mash Tuns - Glenlivet - Ben Nevis - Inverleven - 40 whiskies tasted.
Published December 2007.
Whisky Magazine Issue 67
Premium Blends - Kittling Ridge - 200 Whiskies Tasted - Icons of Whisky - Whisky and Food - VIP Tours - Climate change ... and more....
Published November 2007.
Whisky Magazine Issue 66
How glass affects your taste - Rise of small stills - Tamnavulin - Woodford Reserve - Jura - Ardbeg Dinner - Michael Jackson - Bunnahabhain.
Published September 2007.
Whisky Magazine Issue 64
Mixing the Magic - Cocktails - Glengyle comes of age - The Glenlivet - 40 whiskies tasted - Kilbeggan - Duncan Taylor - Grain Whisky - Events - Music - Food and much more....
Published June 2007.
Whisky Magazine Issue 58
Independent Bottlers Challenge - Setting up your own distillery - World of the whisky ambassador - Royal Lochnagar - Guide to Ireland - Goat Fell - Distillery Ghosts - Canadian Blends.
Published August 2006.
Whisky Magazine Issue 50
50 Leading whisky quotes - 50 Top independently bottled whiskies - 50 Great drinking occasions - Aberfeldy - Bulleit bourbon - The effects of peat - Whisky and global warming..
Published September 2005.
Whisky Magazine Issue 47
Celebrating Speyside - New Island Distilleries - Best Distillery tours - Islay Festival - Whisky and Cigar Challenge - Forty Creek - Whisky liqueurs.
Published April 2005.
Whisky Magazine Issue 37
Bill Murray - Whisky Live - Bourbon Collecting - Ice Cream - Whisky in Russia.
Published February 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 35
Kentucky Special - Port wood finishes - Bowmore - Own label whisky.
Published November 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 32
Brian Cox - Whisky down under - Silent Stills - Speyside Festival.
Published July 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 28
Berlin bars - William Teacher - Auchentoshan - Delme Evans.
Published January 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 23
Iain Henderson - Ben Nevis - Eau-de-vie stills - Moonshine - Vatted Malts tasting.
Published June 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 22
Festival Previews - Collecting - Forsyth's - Caramel - 12 year olds tasting.
Published May 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 19
Jimmy Russell - Japanese Whisky - Illicit Distilling - Bourbon Tasting.
Published November 2001.
Whisky Magazine Issue 12
By Royal Appointment - Jack Daniel's - Highland Park - Highland Malts.
Published November 2000.