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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 Phoenix Arising from the Peat
Dave attends the opening of Tullamore D.E.W. new distillery
October 2014, Issue 123, page 11
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
An Imperial Solution
The state-of-the-art Dalmunach Distillery
October 2015, Issue 131, page 17
At the still
Dave takes us through the production process.
September 2008, Issue 74, page 59
Atomic No. 29
The art and skills of the coppersmith
September 2015, Issue 130, page 25
Claiming the title
Scotland's northernmost mainland distillery
June 2013, Issue 112, page 31
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
Coming of Age
Looking back on 21 years of distilling at Lochranza
September 2016, Issue 138, page 27
Copper Bottom Vessels
Forsyths of Rothes
January 2017, Issue 141, page 14
Copper Bottomed Solutions
Ian takes a detailed look at the workings of a pot still
January 2015, Issue 125, page 26
Cowboys and Whisky
The blending room at Balcones Distillery in Waco, Texas is a bright, airy space with brick walls and white tables. On a hot Monday afternoon in August, dozens of covered Glencairn glasses were laid ou...
January 2017, Issue 141, page 36
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
A look at purifiers and the role they play during distillation
January 2017, Issue 141, page 52
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
Glen Grant and the Italian Influence
Gavin interviews Dennis Malcolm, born on site in 1946 and still very much involved
September 2014, Issue 122, page 26
Grain from the Cape
South Africa's award winning Bain's
April 2016, Issue 135, page 15
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
Firing up a Titan
January 2015, Issue 125, page 6
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 About the Angle of the Lye Pipe
How significant is this length of pipework?
March 2016, Issue 134, page 50
It's All About The Kit
The dying art of rousing
April 2016, Issue 135, page 52
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
Kentucky Pot Still Bourbon
Woodford Reserve bucks the trend
July 2016, Issue 137, page 102
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
Let the whisky speak
Our man follows craft distiller Chip Tate on a mission to Scotland
March 2014, Issue 118, page 38
Long Lost Revival
Originally closed in 1921 and now on the verge of reopening
July 2014, Issue 121, page 22
Lost in a nation
Dave visits the new rebuilt Hanyu distillery and takes in some Japanese culture.
January 2008, Issue 69, page 12
The times they are a changing
January 2017, Issue 141, page 3
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
Belfast is set to get its first new distillery since 1936 A new distillery and visitor centre planned for a historic Belfast gaol will be the first to be built in Belfast since the closure of Dunville...
June 2013, Issue 112, page 6
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
Texas or bust
Meeting the man behind Texas whiskey
July 2013, Issue 113, page 36