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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
A brave new world
The world of whisky may well still be dominated by the big five traditional producers,but they're no longer having it all their own way.Dominic Roskrow looks at the new wave of world whisky
September 2007, Issue 66, page 18
A China crisis?
Dominic Roskrow considers what the long term effects of an increased demand for whisky might be
March 2006, Issue 54, page 5
A different beast
Canada's whisky industry is a pale imitation of what it once was. But if you're thinking of visiting its distilleries be prepared for a lot of travel – its few remaining distilleries are spread righ...
September 2007, Issue 66, page 32
A drop of the soft stuff
Ian Wisniewski assesses the effect of the water used in whisky production and as mixer on the drink we love
October 2002, Issue 26, page 52
A future classic from a modern distillery
John Lamond visits the Isle of Arran Distilleryy, a modern distillery that produces a whisky that may well have enthusiasts challenging their own perception of what is their favourite malt
April 2001, Issue 15, page 28
A question of soul
Edradour may be small but it's perfectly formed and as it starts to bottle malt distilled under its current owners, it looks set to continue to punch above its weight. Dominic Roskrow visited it.
February 2009, Issue 78, page 42
A rare breed (Wild Turkey)
Wild Turkey is an old-fashioned American spirit, full of character, with an ability to seduce all-comers. Stuart Maclean-Ramsay pays his respects.
April 2000, Issue 9, page 38
A taste of India
The market for whisky in India is huge. Tom Bruce-Gardyne examines its colourful, unconventional nature
March 2003, Issue 29, page 26
A trace of greatness
Stuart Maclean Ramsay roams among the magnificent buffalo of Kentucky.
September 2000, Issue 11, page 22
September 2004, Issue 42, page 67
The extent to which single malt Scotch whisky is a creature of its environment is the subject of lengthy, on-going debate. Many people even doubt the existence of ‘whisky terroir,' noting that malti...
September 2013, Issue 114, page 34
All in the mix
Ian Wisniewski explains how oxidation affects maturation
March 2006, Issue 54, page 64
June 2004, Issue 40, page 34
Singer and whisky lover Robin Laing was fascinated to discover that New Zealand has a long whisky-making tradition when he toured there recently. Here he tells its story
July 2003, Issue 32, page 48
Are regional labels a dodgy area?
How important is regionalism to the character of whisky, and can broad generalisations be made? Ian Wisniewski considers
November 2004, Issue 44, page 56
Dave Broom is writing a book on distillery-related walks. Here he confronts Goat Fell
August 2006, Issue 58, page 54
Artic ice bound
Old Pulteney and explorer Jock Wishart have revealed the winner of Pole Position, their unique global competition to find the sixth and final crew member of a pioneering arctic expedition – The Old ...
January 2011, Issue 93, page 10
Australian Whisky Accent
Chris Middleton has a background in global whisky marketing, freelance whisky writing and is director of a recently established whisky distillery in Austalia
June 2011, Issue 96, page 11
February 2004, Issue 37, page 54
Badge of quality in safe hands (Adelphi)
Adelphi distillery, the top-of-the-market independent bottler, has been bought by a couple of landowners in Argyll. Charles MacLeanlooks at the company's history and asks the new owners about their pl...
March 2005, Issue 46, page 63
Gavin D. Smith looks into the organic label
March 2012, Issue 102, page 26
Ian Buxton peeks behind the scenes at one of Scotland's most enduring distilleries
June 2002, Issue 23, page 52
Big in Japan
Whisky Live Japan goes from strength to strength and is getting weirder as it does so. Marcin Miller mixes it with Tokyo's finest
March 2003, Issue 29, page 20
Blackadder ploughs on
In the latest of our series celebrating some of whisky's lesser known personalities,Dominic Roskrow talks to Robin Tucek,owner of independent whisky company Blackadder.
June 2009, Issue 80, page 33
Bladnoch's bold revival
Gavin Smith retraces the resurrection of Scotland's most southerly distillery, and discovers why it is being directed by an Irishman.
April 2000, Issue 9, page 28
Bottling the Holy Ghost
What happens when you have a Mass at the mash-tun?
January 2006, Issue 53, page 11
Carving out a niche (Karuizawa)
Karuizawa is one of Japan's smaller and lesser known distilleries.But as Dave Broom found out, it's producing some fine and unusual whisky
October 2005, Issue 51, page 32
Celtic Cousins - A bit of Cornish spirit
The Celtic fringe of Britain has a long tradition for some of the world's finest whiskies. Ireland and Scotland have refined their creations over centuries, so why has it taken so long for Cornwall to...
November 2004, Issue 44, page 24
Celtic Cousins - Made in Bretagne
Martine Nouet looks at the whisky industry in Northern France – and plots its Celtic roots
November 2004, Issue 44, page 26
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
Chinese New Year?
As we enter 2006, China and the environment are going to be key issues for the world of whisky
November 2005, Issue 52, page 5
Coming of age
The first English whisky for more than a century will be bottled this side of Christmas, our man went to taste the 33 month old spirit.
October 2009, Issue 83, page 7
Cool and collected
Ian Wisniewski explores the mysteries of the ageing warehouse and looks at how different types affect the eventual taste of your whisky
December 2003, Issue 36, page 64
Ian Wisniewski asks what role does yeast play during fermentation, and how influential can this be in determining the flavour profile of mature malt whisky?
September 2010, Issue 90, page 38
Dial M for malts
In our series looking at whisky terms we have reached the letter m. In the first of two features Dominic Roskrow looks at malts and malting.
November 2007, Issue 67, page 35
Dinner down under
Whisky and food is a new concept in Australia,but trendy Sydney restaurant China Doll was prepared to give it a go. Naren Young went along
November 2005, Issue 52, page 44
Distiller making a spirit of the air (Balblair)
Ian Buxton visits Balblair
November 2004, Issue 44, page 30
Dr in demand
Dr Jim Swan plays a key role in the whisky industry and is at the forefront of innovation. And as Dominic Roskrow discovered, he's very much in demand.
September 2010, Issue 90, page 26
Drinking in the Garden City
Davin de Kergommeaux takes us round this island city
June 2012, Issue 104, page 44
Dave Broom concludes his two part investigation into the impact of climate change on whisky production by examining how the industry is meeting the challenge.
November 2007, Issue 67, page 26
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
Feis Ile 2001
Dave Broom takes up residence on Islay for the duration of the whisky festival and enjoys a seemingly never ending spiral of whisky served in half-pint glasses, oysters, cigars and dancing – he even...
September 2001, Issue 18, page 20
Ted Bruning visits the distilleries making waves in Brittany.
February 2008, Issue 70, page 52
From the crease to the stillroom
Like many a Yorkshire lad Andy Watts grew up in the 1960s and 70s dreaming of becoming a professional cricketer. He had the talent as a batsman and medium-pace bowler to make those dreams a reality, p...
September 2013, Issue 114, page 20
From the Editor
Regular readers of this magazine are no doubt aware that, if they have the cash to hand, there are distilleries out there simply waiting for a decent offer. This has manifested itself in several we...
August 2002, Issue 25, page 5
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
Ginza a go-go
Dave Broom takes us on a walking tour through one of Tokyo's popular drinking districts.
January 1970, Issue 84, page 36
WM caught up with Matsuhisa Nobu during one of his recent whirlwind visits to his Tokyo restaurant.
April 2010, Issue 87, page 54
A threat to the future of Scotch?
September 2005, Issue 50, page 48