Find an outlet
Try our new Great Whisky Bars of the World apps and discover a world of whisky bars.
100 Ann Street
, Belfast, Co. Antrim, BT1 3HH, Northern Ireland
Tel: +44 28 9027 8886
A fishy tale
In the latest in an occasional series of matching whisky with food, Dave Broom compares and contrasts some sushi-whisky combinations
October 2003, Issue 34, page 61
A Flirtatious Spirit
Ian Buxton heads north to find a Distillery in a basement
September 2012, Issue 106, page 40
A nobel cause
William Faulkner may not have made many positive references to whisky in his work, but he was a great lover of Tennessee's finest. Jerrerson Chase finds out
February 2002, Issue 21, page 77
A taxing problem
Jens Tholstrup describes being taxed to the hilt in his native country, and deprived of a decent choice of malts into the bargain
January 1999, Issue 1, page 20
Always on call
Ever wondered about the demands of being a whisky superstar? John Haydock offers his answerphone contents up for scrutiny
July 2003, Issue 32, page 74
Are they coming to get us?
Smokers are facing ever increasing restrictions.Will the alcoholic drink sector be next?
October 2005, Issue 51, page 16
Bottling it up
Martin Isark uncovers the conspiract: whisky does in fact evolve in the bottle, not just the barrel
November 2002, Issue 27, page 38
The number of distilleries using brewer's yeast has declined significantly since the 1990s. Ian Wisniewski asks why.
January 1970, Issue 84, page 28
Drinking in the Windy City
Charles K. Cowdery takes us to some of his favourite haunts in this North American city
April 2012, Issue 103, page 48
Encounter of two great spirits
Martine Nouet reports back on the exquisite creations of Michelin-Star chef Alain Passard, paired with expressions of Glenfiddich
April 2003, Issue 30, page 44
From Akons to Oak Barrels
It might not seem the most obvious of pairings but as Charles K. Cowdery discovers, pig and whiskey is a match made in heaven.
June 2010, Issue 88, page 56
From the Editor
From the outset it was the intention of Whisky Magazine to embrace whiskies and whiskeys other than Scotch, and this issue sets the ball rolling with pieces by Tim Atkin, Giles Macdonagh and myself ab...
May 1999, Issue 3, page 5
Lynn Seldon charts the history and success of a bourbon made beyond Kentucky: Virginia Gentleman
July 2003, Issue 32, page 32
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
Englishman Adam Edward relaxes his stiff upper lip to reveal a life-long passion.
April 2000, Issue 9, page 70
Grossly misunderstood (Aberfeldy)
Ian Buxton goes among old friends and visits Aberfeldy
September 2005, Issue 50, page 34
Houston has Jack
Jack Daniel's recently opened its first airport duty-free shop at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental airport. The great grand-niece of Jack Daniel's and author Lynne Tolley attended the official ...
July 2009, Issue 81, page 7
How to taste....
Pip Hills, author of Appreciating whisky, elucidates on the subject of tasting whisky- a seemingly simple exercise that requires a wee bit of thought before being fully appreciated.
June 2001, Issue 16, page 16
In the beginning
Distilleries covet the title of Scotland's oldest – but where was Scotland's first distillery, and what happened to it? Ian Buxton finds out.
April 2010, Issue 87, page 44
In the midnight hours
Dave enjoys a spot of midsummer madness in Orkney
July 2006, Issue 57, page 12
In the pink
Margaret Rand's taste buds were transported when she feasted on game dishes flavoured with whisky created by top chef David Chambers
February 2000, Issue 8, page 34
In the pink as Mrs H fights back
In the latest in our series of pieces from guest writers, John Haydock– the master – is back
October 2004, Issue 43, page 82
Charles Douglas visits the wild and beautiful edge of Scotland and provides an alternative history guide to the whisky islands
October 2010, Issue 91, page 30
Join the debate
Competition please Joe Bates' reports about the whisky offering at different airports prompted me to express my opinion. I think the whisky offering at the airports has become very uniform and steril...
June 2010, Issue 88, page 70
Mistress of satire
Jefferson Chase looks at a female writer and renowned wit not scared of a drop of more of the hard stuff: Dorothy Parker
November 2002, Issue 27, page 61
Naughty but nice
Impossible to do whisky justice when it's in a cocktail? That's rubbish, as our recent Whisky Cocktail Challenge showed
June 2004, Issue 40, page 42
Norwegian whisky paradise
Joe Bates Gardermoen shops offer taxed locals whisky paradise
January 2007, Issue 61, page 55
Not so lucky Jim
Jim Thompson died unknown and poor. But his 1952 novel The Killer Inside Me is now regarded as a masterpiece. Jefferson Chase turns its whisky-drenched pages
November 2003, Issue 35, page 53
Owing it all to Islington
Gavin Smith recounts the early days of blending, when a court case in north London helped secure the future of the Scotch whisky industry
July 2001, Issue 17, page 24
Permission to Tour
Davin de Kergommeaux finds visiting Canadian distilleries is not as easy as it seems.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 39
Peter the great
Restless genius Peter Mackie was a true champion of malt. Tom Bruce-Gardyne describes the life of the whisky baron who created the White Horse.
April 2000, Issue 9, page 66
Proud to stand alone? (Bruichladdich)
Bruichladdich reopened some four years ago and has been trail-blazing ever since. Ian Buxton visited it
June 2005, Issue 48, page 24
Realising the dream
Spreading far beyond Asia, Kavalan has dared to think big and is now reaping the awards.
April 2013, Issue 111, page 30
Whisky ambassadors travel the world promoting whisky. The ideal job? Martine Nouet went to find out
August 2006, Issue 58, page 24
Rugged & Canny
Gavin D. Smith looks at the fortunes of Vat 69
September 2012, Issue 106, page 34
Rum in the tropics
Welcome to our second rum special. If last year's was an introduction to what has been the world's forgotten spirit, then this time we are examining some of the links which exist between rum and whisk...
September 2009, Issue 82, page 50
See you in court
Jim Murray beomans a legal spat over a barrel, from which only the solicitors and whisky experts will gain
March 1999, Issue 2, page 8
The Midleton distillery in Cork is the engine room of Irish Distillers and it's like no other distillery on earth. Dominic Roskrow reports
April 2004, Issue 38, page 32
The glass of whisky in my hand is a pale, straw gold with the faint aroma of pears. Its flavour is gentle, understated and above all smooth. So smooth that someone, after probably at least a bottle, w...
February 2000, Issue 8, page 54
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
Gavin D Smith reveals the contribution grain has made to the Scotch whisky industry.
June 2000, Issue 10, page 36
The Canadian View
We are optimistic about Canada's craft distilling industry,” says Barry Bernstein. He's the voice of Still Waters Distillery based in Toronto, Ontario. From Okanagan Spirits, 2,500 miles further wes...
October 2011, Issue 99, page 26
The Cooley effect
In the second of three features asking ‘what is Irish whiskey? 'Dave Broom gets caught up in Cooley
February 2008, Issue 70, page 22
The Hot Toddy
Ian Wisniewski on a very old classic
November 2005, Issue 52, page 50
The King of Cooley
Dr John Teeling is teetotal, he runs on caffeine, and he's making waves in the world of Irish whiskey. Peter Mulryan talks to the man behind the company
March 2003, Issue 29, page 30
The Laddie and the Geiko
Michael Jackson on his own whisky trail, re-orients himself
February 2002, Issue 21, page 7
The Mint Julep
Still the preferred drink of fashion-setters attending the Kentucky Derby, the Mint Julep can be simplicity itself, or a challenge. Ian Wisniewski looks at its history
July 2005, Issue 49, page 57
The perils of drink
Jefferson Chase unearths a forgotten gem
November 2006, Issue 60, page 47
The St Andrews Crusade
John Lamond describes the miracles worked by Lennie Maguire proprietor of the St Andrew's Bar
August 2002, Issue 25, page 48
The Stepford Flavour
DaveBroom discusses the use of first fill American oak casks
July 2012, Issue 105, page 10
Whisky Magazine Issue 109
African Adventure | Caribbean Smuggling | San Francisco.
Published February 2013.
Whisky Magazine Issue 106
Independent Bottlers' Challenge 2012 - Islay - Drinkers Guide Edinburgh.
Published September 2012.
Whisky Magazine Issue 105
USA Special Edition: Kentucky, Mount Vernon, Washington DC, Rodeo Whisky.
Published July 2012.
Whisky Magazine Issue 99
Charley Boorman - Drayman's Distillery - A drinker's guide to Paris - Micro Distilling and much more....
Published October 2011.
Whisky Magazine Issue 98
Icons of whisky Scotland Winners unveiled - Independent Bottlers Challenge Results - Cameronbridge - Whisky Magazine Photographic Challenge 2011 and much more....
Published September 2011.
Whisky Magazine Issue 91
Music special part - Back to the seventies - Fettercairn and much more....
Published October 2010.
Whisky Magazine Issue 88
Benromach Distillery - Incense - Sherry Casks - WIN Four Days at Bowmore and much more....
Published June 2010.
Whisky Magazine Issue 87
Awards Edition - Best Whiskies in the World 2010.
Published April 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 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 81
Evan Williams - Bushmills - Highland Park - Auchentoshan - Bowmore - Mackmyra - Glen Scotia and much more....
Published July 2009.
Whisky Magazine Issue 70
Icons of Whisky 2008 - Speyside Treasures - Silent Season - Tour de France - Ireland Guide - Littlemill - Dalmore - Ardmore ... and more.
Published February 2008.
Whisky Magazine Issue 61
American Distiller of the Year - Icons of Whisky - Buffalo Trace Exclusive - Bar Exams - Premium Bourbon - Ballantines.
Published January 2007.
Whisky Magazine Issue 60
Praban na Linne - Grain production - Marmalade - Laphroaig - Cocktail time - Whisky Islands - New Zealand illicit stills - Hokonui - Compass Box - Old Pulteney - Dewar Rattray.
Published November 2006.
Whisky Magazine Issue 58
Independent Bottlers Challenge - Setting up your own distillery - World of the whisky ambassador - Royal Lochnagar - Guide to Ireland - Goat Fell - Distillery Ghosts - Canadian Blends.
Published August 2006.
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 52
Break for the Border - Whiskey and moonshine - Oban Distillery - Wine Finishes - Kentucky - Improve your tasting skills - Glen Moray - Jimmy Barclay - Tullamore Dew.
Published November 2005.
Whisky Magazine Issue 51
Winston and whisky - Blended whisky - Talisker and Teacher's turn 175 - Glen Grant - Bourbon in Brooklyn - Wine Finishes - The glasgow whisky scandal.
Published October 2005.
Whisky Magazine Issue 50
50 Leading whisky quotes - 50 Top independently bottled whiskies - 50 Great drinking occasions - Aberfeldy - Bulleit bourbon - The effects of peat - Whisky and global warming..
Published September 2005.
Whisky Magazine Issue 49
Kentucky Bourbon - Glasgow Scotland's whisky city - A world of whisky tasting from across the globe - How to be nosey - Lagavulin - Heaven Hill - Cragganmore - The art of blending - Liqueurs.
Published July 2005.
Whisky Magazine Issue 48
Highland Park - Whisky Cocktails - Jack Daniel's barbecue challenge - Happy Birthday Johnnie Walker - Bruichladdich - Best whisky websites - Aberfeldy.
Published June 2005.
Whisky Magazine Issue 43
The World's best blended whisky - Jim McEwans's Whisky Academy - Irish whiskey tastings - Christmas indulgences.
Published October 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 40
Whisky in Greece - How whiskey fuelled the Blues - Speyside Festival - Whisky and Coffee - Special Japanese Tastings.
Published June 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 38
Icons of Whisky - Jerez - New York's Dale DeGroff - Old Whiskies : special Tasting.
Published April 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 35
Kentucky Special - Port wood finishes - Bowmore - Own label whisky.
Published November 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 34
Sean Connery - East meets West - Irish Coffee - Whisky and sushi.
Published October 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 32
Brian Cox - Whisky down under - Silent Stills - Speyside Festival.
Published July 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 30
Best whiskies in the world - The whisky academy - Pronounciation.
Published April 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 29
James Bond - Cooley Distillery - Indian Whisky - Festival Reviews.
Published March 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 27
Andrew Usher - Amateur Blender - Bunnahabhain - Speyside Tasting.
Published November 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 25
Whisky and humour - John Glaser - Cragganmore - Grain whisky tasting.
Published August 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 21
Whisky and art - Buying a cask - Brian Morrison - Rye Tasting.
Published February 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 19
Jimmy Russell - Japanese Whisky - Illicit Distilling - Bourbon Tasting.
Published November 2001.
Whisky Magazine Issue 17
Richard Paterson art of blending - Cadenhead - The Speyside Way.
Published July 2001.
Whisky Magazine Issue 16
Best of the Best 2001 - How to taste - Glenfiddich.
Published June 2001.
Whisky Magazine Issue 10
Small batch bourbon - The Glenlivet - Grain Whisky - Focus on Canada.
Published June 2000.
Whisky Magazine Issue 9
Best selling blends - Irish Special - White Horse - Wild Turkey.
Published April 2000.
Whisky Magazine Issue 8
Wood finish tasting - Gordon & McPhail - Makers Mark - Edradour.
Published February 2000.
Whisky Magazine Issue 3
Irish whiskey - Wood ageing - How malt gets its character.
Published May 1999.
Whisky Magazine Issue 2
What's it worth - Macallan - Johnnie Walker.
Published March 1999.