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William Grant & Sons
, Dufftown, Banffshire, AB55 4DH, Scotland
Tel: +44 1340 820 000
Fax: +44 1340 820 805
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 spirited event
James Millard explains why the Speyside Whisky Festival is a mean contender in the whisky event stakes
August 2002, Issue 25, page 26
A Drink To Us (When We're Both Dead) by Glenfiddich Artist in Residence,Dave Dyment, is an extraordinary piece of work that saw a 500l cask of newly distilled spirit entombed under the floor of wareho...
November 2008, Issue 76, page 6
Find Whisky Heaven on Earth
Joe bates heads to Schiphol to see what's on offer
September 2012, Issue 106, page 35
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
Is it a bear or a bull?
John Rose with another selection of outstanding collectible bottles
July 2006, Issue 57, page 62
Largesse flows at Dufftown
Whisky Magazine readers revelled in true highland hospitality when they were entertained at a William Grant and Sons special lunch.
September 2000, Issue 11, page 50
Maltster and servant
A keen collector of first-hand information on whisky, Martine Nouet had the fantastic opportunity to make a whisky-lover and -writer's dream come true: work in the Glenfiddich and Balvenie distillerie...
December 2001, Issue 20, page 32
Not backing down
Gavin D. Smith visits the Grant family's new kid on the block.
September 2010, Issue 90, page 46
The search starts again to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. In the first round of voting our focus turns to Scotland.
September 2009, Issue 82, page 6
Ian Wisniewski asks what is the Speyside style of malt whisky?
March 2013, Issue 110, page 20
We bring you the news,show reviews and Dave's look at the whisky world.
April 2009, Issue 79, page 6
Arctic adventure Scots born explorer Jock Wishart and Old Pulteney whisky have unveiled a remarkable mission to conquer what could be one of the world's last great ‘firsts': to row to one of the ...
June 2010, Issue 88, page 6
Glenfiddich recently held the inaugural ‘One Day You Will Summit', which aimed to highlight the pioneering achievements of the distillery's founder, William Grant, while bringing together several gr...
February 2012, Issue 101, page 6
The biggest and the best (Glenfiddich)
Home of the biggest malt whisky distillery in Scotland and the world's best-selling single malt, Glenfiddich Distillery has consistently produced whisky that consumers can't get enough of. David Stirk...
June 2001, Issue 16, page 28
The Distillery's muse
Richard Hawley is a singer-songwriter who has carved a name for himself as a solo artist. Neil J. Ridley caught up with the Sheffield - based
October 2010, Issue 91, page 18
The dynamics of dynasty
Our writers look at several businesses across the globe find out if family owned is the secret? Does being family run mean slicker and more innovative, more adaptable; or does it put pressure on futur...
February 2012, Issue 101, page 12
The visitors' guide to... Speyside
In each issue of Whisky Magazine this year we will look at a whisky region from a tourist's point of view. First up, Speyside
January 2006, Issue 53, page 34
Tomorrow's malt (Balvnie)
Tucked under the roof of Balvnie is a brand new and entirely separate distillery. Jim Murray charts the progress of Kininvie, currently 8 years old and maturing nicely
January 1999, Issue 1, page 56
Whisky Week tours Scotland Inspired by Homecoming Scotland's aim to attract as many folk from around the world as possible, Whisky Week was born to provide the very best tastings and dinners in the he...
October 2009, Issue 83, page 8
Whisky Week: Join the fun
Enjoy a week of whisky celebrations throughout Scotland.
June 2009, Issue 80, page 8
Whisky Magazine Issue 106
Independent Bottlers' Challenge 2012 - Islay - Drinkers Guide Edinburgh.
Published September 2012.
Whisky Magazine Issue 101
Whisky families, Mackmyra, Buffalo Trace, A drinker's guide to London and much more....
Published February 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 91
Music special part - Back to the seventies - Fettercairn and much more....
Published October 2010.
Whisky Magazine Issue 90
Music Special - Ailsa Bay - Independent Bottlers' Challenge and much more....
Published September 2010.
Whisky Magazine Issue 88
Benromach Distillery - Incense - Sherry Casks - WIN Four Days at Bowmore and much more....
Published June 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 83
Exclusive - Diageo's Ambitious Project - Bladnoch - Manhattens in Manhatten - Whisky Islands - Blair Athol - Glenrothes - Macallan and much more....
Published October 2009.
Whisky Magazine Issue 82
Mull's drams - Journey's Blend - Lark's rise - Icons of Whisky Scotland - 11 Page Rum Special - Ardbeg - Laphroaig - Linkwood Bunnahabhain -and much more....
Published September 2009.
Whisky Magazine Issue 80
Jim Beam - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston - Kentucky Guide and much more....
Published June 2009.
Whisky Magazine Issue 79
World Whiskies Awards Edition - Best Whiskies in the World 2009.
Published April 2009.
Whisky Magazine Issue 76
Whisky Magazine Aged 10 Years - Grain whisky comeback - Top 10 lost distilleries - Visitors guide to the islands - Welsh whisky - Top 10 London bars - Tastings, blends - Lewis, new distillery - and more....
Published November 2008.
Whisky Magazine Issue 57
American idols - The legends behind the great brands - The Highlands - The Sma' Still - Speyside history - Sir Iain Noble - Cooley - Silent Stills Tasting - Gotemba - Johnnie Walker Blue.
Published July 2006.
Whisky Magazine Issue 53
On the roll - How malt made social gambling cool - Visiting Speyside - Isle of Jura - Auchentoshan - George Washington - Russia's whisky elite - Lowland malts tasted.
Published January 2006.
Whisky Magazine Issue 46
Best of the Best - Champions of Whisky 2005 - Icons of Whisky - Glen Gant - Adelphi - Distillery buy-out two years on.
Published March 2005.
Whisky Magazine Issue 25
Whisky and humour - John Glaser - Cragganmore - Grain whisky tasting.
Published August 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 20
Whisky & Literature - Glengoyne - Vintage Malts - Canadian Tasting.
Published December 2001.
Whisky Magazine Issue 16
Best of the Best 2001 - How to taste - Glenfiddich.
Published June 2001.
Whisky Magazine Issue 11
Highland Malts Tasting - Lagavulin - Buffalo Trace - Cigars - Fishing.
Published September 2000.
Glenfiddich 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% Bigger than I recall with better oak interaction and all the better for it. Do not underestimate or dismiss.
Glenfiddich 12 Years Old, Special Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Glenfiddich has much more roundness of flavour since it switched from 'no age statement' to 12 years.
Glenfiddich 12 Years Old, Special Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Easy-going, fresh and fruity, but the palate does not reflect the liveliness of the nose.
Glenfiddich 12 Years Old, Toasted Oak
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A bit of a let down after such a great nose. A very pretty whisky but higher alcohol might have given it better impact in the mouth.
Glenfiddich 15 Years Old, Solera Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Elegant. Well-balanced to the point of suavity.
Glenfiddich 15 Years Old, Solera Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Light but very smooth. Scores points for its suave smoothness and sweetness.
Glenfiddich 18 Years Old, Ancient Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Scores points for sophistication and sherry character.
Glenfiddich 1965 Vintage Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.80% 8 A playful whisky for one of such maturity. Starting very sweetly, but reluctant to reveal its secrets. Give it time to reveal its complexity.
Glenfiddich 1967, Vintage Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 On the light side among older Glenfiddichs, but delicate and appetising.
Glenfiddich 1973 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.10% 8 Beautifully calm and seamless after the rugged attack of the Laphroaig.
Glenfiddich 1973 Vintage Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.50% 8 Luxurious and sweet, but background is gently dry. Deftly balanced and sophisticated, as ever.
Glenfiddich 1991 Vintage Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Gentle. Accessible. Enjoyable.
Glenfiddich 21 Years Old, Gran Reserva
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Delivers more than expected. Seems a bit bland at start but it displays an attractive array of aromas and flavours on time. The rum influence is under control.
Glenfiddich 21 Years Old, Millennium Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Lighter and more delicate than the 21 Years Old that appeared in a Wedgwood decanter in years past.
Glenfiddich 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Luxurious, but in a restrained, understated way.
Glenfiddich 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Salient house characteristics, especially the chocolate, at their boldest and most sustained.
Glenfiddich 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.60% 9 This is an urbane whisky that will not easily reveal itself. Take your time with it. Enjoy its company.
Glenfiddich 40 Years Old, Rare Collection
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.00% 8 Extraordinary flavour development. An astonishingly complex whisky.
Glenfiddich Age of Discovery
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A new land for Glenfiddich and the drinker. Recommended.
Glenfiddich Caoran Reserve, 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A more sprightly Glenfiddich than the standard 12. Thirst-quenching. Peatiness and the smoked finish aren't as 'distinct' as the label suggests.
Glenfiddich Havana Reserve, 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 The less pronounced rum character of the two Caribbean accented whiskies in this tasting. When you cook, do you want the herbs and spices to announce themselves individually, or to be part of the blen...
Glenfiddich Malt Masters Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 What's going on up in Dufftown? There seems to be a new ‘Fiddich every week –and on the strength of this that's no bad thing.
Glenfiddich Malt Whisky Liqueur
- Scotland - 0.00% 3 A mid-evening treat when the open fire is glowing and the family gathered.
Glenfiddich Rick Oak
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 It's a decent enough dram but just falls flat in the mouth. More alcohol would have helped methinks.
Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.60% 7 Opportunistic marketing? Undoubtedly, but it's a cracking dram.
Glenfiddich Special Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Lean, smooth and appetising.
Glenfiddich Vintage Reserve 1974
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.80% 8 Beautiful balance. Whispering and seductive.
Glenfiddich Vintage Reserve 1976
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.90% 7 The nose opens like a rosebud on a sunny morning.Beautifully structured. A dram which demands time tobefully enjoyed.
The Whisky Exchange Glenfiddich 1974 50th Anniversary of the Queen's Coronation
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.90% 8 Despite the rich descriptors, I found this slightly sharp with some vintage Glenfiddichs.