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Articles (50)

4 Roses blooming
As most American whiskeys look overseas for new drinkers, Four Roses finds its growth back home. Charles Cowdery investigates.

July 2008, Issue 73, page 14

50 Monumental Bourbon Moments
To commemorate the 50 years since bourbon made history

July 2014, Issue 121, page 62

?The ?Forty Creek Factor?
?A Canadian whisky maker's journey into music

September 2013, Issue 114, page 45

?The beating heart of Ireland?
?Get up close and personal with this vibrant capital city

September 2013, Issue 114, page 51

A big hand for gambling nights
Social poker nights both at home or at style bars and clubs have been the fad trend of 2005 – and whisky has been the drink of choice. Rob Allanson reports

January 2006, Issue 53, page 18

A case of Norwegian wood
Martin Moodle conducts his annual survey on what's hot - and good value - in the duty free shops of the world

August 2002, Issue 25, page 56

A City of Secret Spots
Davin de Kergommeauxgoes searching in Taipei for some excellent bars

December 2012, Issue 108, page 46

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 matter of duty
Eighty-five bottles of Scotch are sold every minute in duty-free shops around the world. Martin Moodie looks at where the best ranges can be found, and where it's worth missing your fight for a specia...

May 1999, Issue 3, page 50

A new frontier
Jonathan McCormick looks at selling bourbon to the Scots.

January 2009, Issue 77, page 20

A rye character
Stuart Maclean Ramsay chats to Lincoln Henderson, a whiskey vetern with 37 years of knowledge and experience

October 2002, Issue 26, page 34

A Singular Idea
Mark Gillespie explores Buffalo Trace's single oak project

February 2012, Issue 101, page 24

A slice of heaven
Ireland doesn't have a lot of distilleries but what it has are all worth a visit. Iorwerth Griffiths reports

August 2006, Issue 58, page 37

A special corner (South and East Highlands)
The region known as The Highlands covers a huge and disparate area. So in this area we focus just on the South and East part of the region

July 2007, Issue 65, page 36

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

September 2000, Issue 11, page 22

All in the mix
Some whisky enthusiasts are naturally suspicious of whisky cocktails. But do they provide a platform from which to attract new whisky recruits?

June 2005, Issue 48, page 18

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

November 2005, Issue 52, page 64

American Icons 2008
This edition we present the Icons of Whisky for America.

December 2007, Issue 68, page 8

Ask the expert
I have a moderate collection of various malt whiskies (54) all in various stages of consumption with the exception of six “specials” My wife purchased a bottle of Balvenie Single Barrel 15 Years O...

October 2008, Issue 75, page 37

Ask the Expert
I'm hoping that you could help me with some information on a bottle of Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice Ardbeg. Distilled in 1974, the label says it was bottled in 1996 at ABV 40%. I am hoping th...

July 2012, Issue 105, page 82

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

Backing the favourite
Mr Broom ponders the similarities between horse racing and the great whisky race...

December 2010, Issue 92, page 12

BIG Apple Bars
Liza Weisstuch takes us out to some favourite haunts in New York city's boroughs

July 2011, Issue 97, page 56

Bottle Stopping moments
Ian Buxton finds out more about this tiny yet hugely significant part of whisky packaging.

October 2008, Issue 75, page 47

Bringing Bourbon Back Home
Four Roses is in its ascendancy, Marcin Miller finds out why and Dave Broom looks at the technical side that sets this brand apart

January 2011, Issue 93, page 40

But why the rum?
Dave tell's it like it is.

September 2008, Issue 74, page 60

Called to the bar
Whisky Magazine's barfly Kate Portman heads to the bright lights of the big city to investigate some great drinking spots.

November 2008, Issue 76, page 58

Castle In The Air - Edinburgh Bars Guide
We locate the very best of Edinburgh's whisky bars

July 2014, Issue 121, page 53

Chilled out Colour
Tim Forbes and Ed Bates go head to head over the issue of chill-filtration and colouring

April 2011, Issue 95, page 6

Chills and thrills (Yoichi)
Dave Broomtries to discover the secret of Nikka by visiting its North Japanese Yoichi distillery

October 2003, Issue 34, page 32

City of Light
Paris by night has been unanimously praised in literature and travel guides. You may all have done it, walk down the Champs-Elysées at Christmas time or sit on a bench at the end of l'Ile-Saint-Loui...

October 2011, Issue 99, page 50

Coast to Coast
Iorwerth Griffiths takes us on a tour of God's distilling country

March 2011, Issue 94, page 26

Collecting and Selecting
Fred and his search for that rare American whiskey

July 2014, Issue 121, page 12

Comfy Bumpkin
London's newest gastro-pub has created a relaxing,home from home atmosphere where drinkers can feel comfortable experimenting with whisky,as Kate Ennis discovers

January 2007, Issue 61, page 52

Creating the mood
A round up from the auction world

December 2013, Issue 116, page 80

Desperately seeking Speyside
“To set foot somewhere is a physical connection, a sense of truly being there. I wanted to feel Speyside as terra firma.” Pictures and story by a footsore Michael Jackson

July 2001, Issue 17, page 34

Diageo, Micro-distilled
Dave is a freelance writer and contributor to Whisky Magazine

March 2014, Issue 118, page 10

Down the years
In an epic tasting we tackle the entire family cask range, Rob Allanson reports.

January 2008, Issue 69, page 44

Drinking in the Big Smoke
We look at some excellent whisky bars in the English capital, but also at what is happening elsewhere in the country, a distilling revolution is beginning to bear fruit

February 2012, Issue 101, page 44

Drinking on the Hill
Liza Weisstuch takes us out in the US capital

July 2012, Issue 105, page 46

Editor's Word
So here we are, as I write, caught in the iron bound grip of winter weather. It is that time of year when you need the warmth of a whisky to take the edge off the day, especially if you are facing the...

February 2013, Issue 109, page 5

Emerging Europe
We look at some whisky producing nations outside the big players.

June 2008, Issue 72, page 34

Enjoying the Craic
Peter Mulryan takes us round the fair city

March 2012, Issue 102, page 42

Expanding the niche
The art of creating something a little different

February 2014, Issue 117, page 40

Extending the family
Bourbon producer Heaven Hill is a family business that's branching out. Kate Ennis joined the extended family in Kentucky for a preview of their new vintage.

December 2003, Issue 36, page 48

Fashion Invasion
Joe Bate reports on how whiskey arrived in style at Belfast City.

July 2010, Issue 89, page 36

Fear and Snacking in Louisville
Liza Weisstuch finds a wonderful weirdness in Bourbon country

April 2012, Issue 103, page 41

Feeding Demand
More casks are required

March 2014, Issue 118, page 26

Finns can only get better
Joe Bates looks at the solid duty free store in Helsinki

June 2006, Issue 56, page 47

Flying Dutchman
Joe Bates with the latest from travel retail

November 2005, Issue 52, page 55

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