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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
A lord among malts (Glenrothes)
Glenrothes has a formidable reputation as a single malt and is a key component in the internationally renowned Cutty Sark. Tom Bruce-Gardyne visited the distillery
December 2003, Issue 36, page 42
A matter of art in a glass
What makes a great blend,and why do the biggest brands command such loyalty? Ian Buxton reports
October 2005, Issue 51, page 22
A tangled web
Richard Jolley delves into the ether for a wide world of whisky web sites and discusses the future for the spirit online
May 2002, Issue 22, page
Barrel Boom brings distillery gloom.
The bourgon barrel industry is on a roll, but that's not good news for the whisky industry Richard Neill reports on tough choices and smart solutions.
December 1999, Issue 7, page 34
Cutty Sark sails back to UK
“Weel done, Cutty-sark!” roars Tam O'Shanter in the eponymous poem by Robert Burns, full of references to whisky and its emboldening effects. And the ‘cutty sark' of the poem (the old Scots for...
January 2010, Issue 85, page 8
Exploring the geography of taste.
Alex Kraaijevild examines whether there is a correlation between the taste of whisky and distillery location.
February 2001, Issue 14, page 44
From the Editor
You'll notice a small change in the leader column this issue: the picture next to it is not of The Walrus of Whisky, Charles MacLean, though he continues in his capacity as Editor-at-Large. I've just...
April 2001, Issue 15, page 5
From the editor
Is it possible to compile an objective hierarchy of malts?
February 2000, Issue 8, page 5
Highland malt will be flowing again soon from the long-mothballed Glenglassaugh distillery, following its sale in March by the Edrington Group. The new owners is a Dutch investment group The Scaent G...
April 2008, Issue 71, page 8
Gone but not forgotten
Robin Brilleman takes a tour of the Scottish Highlands and visits the distilleries that have, over the course of time, ceadsed production but whose malts have left a lasting imprint on whisky history.
April 2001, Issue 15, page 32
Killing two birds with one stone.
How do you support rugby and introduce two million Chinese to the phrase 'Famous Grouse' at the same time? Richard Bath explains.
August 1999, Issue 5, page 64
Live and kicking
Marcin Miller evaluates the inaugural Whisky Magazine Live and comes to the conclusion that if you missed it, you missed out
July 2001, Issue 17, page 28
Putting money where your mouth is
Keep advertising and advertising will keep you”, famously quipped whisky baron Tommy Dewar. He was renowned for advertising firsts and for the lavish promotional budgets that built the Dewar's brand...
October 2003, Issue 34, page 20
Sole Survivor (Glengoyne)
John Lamond visits Glengoyne Distillery – an enduring whisky landmark in an area littered with the remains of over 20 distilleries that didn't withstand the tests of time
December 2001, Issue 20, page 42
Tamdhu is the latest distillery to be mothballed. Gavin D. Smith reports.
July 2010, Issue 89, page 34
Taking over returns
Ian Wisniewski meets the nextgeneration of Scottish blenders who,like their American counterparts already featured in this issue,are taking the industry into the future.
January 2008, Issue 69, page 26
That's the spirit-
Mystery visitor goes to Islay
October 2002, Issue 26, page 26
The great escape
Grouse and the Gloags, part 2: Margaret Rand meets the current Matthew Gloag, who had escaped the corporate rat race and handcuffs to live in France and have a reverse career pattern
June 1999, Issue 4, page 47
The Miller's Tale
As I write, the football season in the UK has just come to a close. Which prompts me to ask a question. Is Highland Distillers to whisky what Manchester United are to European football's Champions Lea...
July 2003, Issue 32, page 5
The past, present and future of Highland Park
Dave Broom visits Orkney, the home of Highland Park, and discovers that there is more to this timeless island than exceptional whisky
November 2000, Issue 12, page 36
The softer side of Islay (Bunnahabhain)
Bunnahabhain is the foil to Islay's claymore, finds Ian Buxton
November 2002, Issue 27, page 44
The Whisky Academy
The inaugural annual Whisky Magazine award for those individuals who have excelled in their contribution to the whisky industry
May 2002, Issue 22, page 18
Two bites of the sherry
If you're going to age whisky in heavily scented olorose casks you need a powerfully flavoured spirit to start off with. Stephen Brook examines the elements that make up the Macallan, and how second-...
March 1999, Issue 2, page 34
A resurgent Tamdhu Distillery
June 2013, Issue 112, page 26
Whisky in the mix
Jane Slade ecamines how people drink their whisky around the globe and discovers how versatile the water of life can be.
December 2000, Issue 13, page 58