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A distillery seeped in history (Clynelish)
Ian Buxton travels North of Inverness to the remote distillery at Clynelish
July 2005, Issue 49, page 34
A royal threesome
It's one of the easier whisky trivia questions. Which three Scottish distilleries are allowed to append the word 'royal' to their titles, asks Gavin Smith.
November 2000, Issue 12, page 42
Blackadder goes forth
Tom Bruce-Gardyne talks to Robin Tcek, proprietor of the independent bottler blackadder, and finds out why he dislikes filtering, industry attitudes and armchairs
April 2001, Issue 15, page 52
Richard Jones surfs the ‘net to find some of the more interesting sites of whisky comment and debate
June 2007, Issue 64, page 30
Cask iron investment?
Dave Broom takes you through the possible pitfalls, the complications and the cons of many a whisky lover's dream- buying a cask
February 2002, Issue 21, page 8
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
From soft touch to cask strength
Tom Bruce-Gardyne recounts the history of Cadenhead, a company once regarded as a “soft touch” but now better known for being quick to spot business opportunities in the whisky industry
July 2001, Issue 17, page 44
From the editor
You are male, in your early 40s. You are married with two children and have a household income of over £50,000 ($80,000) per year. You have visited distilleries in Scotland. You always read Michael J...
December 2001, Issue 20, page 5
Frontier spirit (Oddbins)
A drinks retail pioneer, Oddbins stands head and shoulders above many other UK chains for the way it approaches and sells Scotch – like a fellow whisky lover. Tom Bruce-Gardyne finds out more
June 2002, Issue 23, page 48
Tom Bruce-Gardyne reports on a firm which has flourished bottling fine single malts
January 2003, Issue 28, page 34
Independent bottlers have driven innovation in the industry. But what future do they have? Ian Wisniewski investigates
October 2004, Issue 43, page 72
Dave Broom reports on the challenges facing a determined new breed of independent bottle-distillers
October 2002, Issue 26, page 16
Let's take a walk on the fragrant side
The smells of Islay reflect on some of its wonderful whiskies. Martine Nouet takes you on a sensory journey across the island and introduces its flora and fauna
July 2004, Issue 41, page 36
Limburg Whisky Fair grows on ...
In just three years, the Whisky Fair at Limburg in Germany has established itself as one of THE events in the continental whisky diary.
June 2004, Issue 40, page 14
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
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
Sean's Canadian hub
The Irish Heather is a whisky mecca in downtown Vancouver. Brigid James visited it
July 2005, Issue 49, page 39
Something fishy or a salt on the senses?
Ian Wisniewski explores the phenomenon of marine characteristics and asks why we can taste the sea when we drink some malts
July 2004, Issue 41, page 58
That's the spirit-
Mystery visitor goes to Islay
October 2002, Issue 26, page 26
The battle for independence
Tom Bruce Gardyne profiles Muray McDavid, the enfant terrible of independent bottlers.
September 2000, Issue 11, page 56
The state of independents
How good are the independent bottling companies? We decided to find out in our biggest ever tasting – more than 175 entrants in 24 categories,judged by nine judges over seven weeks. Dominic Roskrow ...
September 2005, Issue 50, page 16
The voice of the people
The Icons of Whisky mark a step up for Whisky Magazine. Formerly known as the Whisky Academy and decided by an editorial panel, they are now decided by reader votes. Here we present the winners
April 2004, Issue 38, page 16
The world of whisky in words
Fifty quotes from 50 issues of Whisky Magazine
September 2005, Issue 50, page 20
Vote for your whisky favourites
Icons of whisky is the new name for our annual awards. And this year we're introducing the radical step of letting you do the voting 2004
February 2004, Issue 37, page 20
Whisky magazine live
Whisky Magazine Live is to be launched very soon, intended to give you, the whisky enthusiast, the opportunity to taste many great whiskies. The event will also give you the chance to enjoy to speakin...
February 2001, Issue 14, page 30
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 64
Mixing the Magic - Cocktails - Glengyle comes of age - The Glenlivet - 40 whiskies tasted - Kilbeggan - Duncan Taylor - Grain Whisky - Events - Music - Food and much more....
Published June 2007.
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 43
The World's best blended whisky - Jim McEwans's Whisky Academy - Irish whiskey tastings - Christmas indulgences.
Published October 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 41
50 Years of Maker's Mark - Yamazaki - Aged Bourbon Tasting - Fake Whisky update - Islay Walks - Paul Rankin - Scapa.
Published July 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 37
Bill Murray - Whisky Live - Bourbon Collecting - Ice Cream - Whisky in Russia.
Published February 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 28
Berlin bars - William Teacher - Auchentoshan - Delme Evans.
Published January 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 26
Independent Bottlers - David Stewart - Buffalo Trace - Japanese Whiskies.
Published October 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 23
Iain Henderson - Ben Nevis - Eau-de-vie stills - Moonshine - Vatted Malts tasting.
Published June 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 21
Whisky and art - Buying a cask - Brian Morrison - Rye Tasting.
Published February 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 20
Whisky & Literature - Glengoyne - Vintage Malts - Canadian Tasting.
Published December 2001.
Whisky Magazine Issue 18
Whisky & Cigars - Islay Whisky Festival - Glenmorangie.
Published September 2001.
Whisky Magazine Issue 17
Richard Paterson art of blending - Cadenhead - The Speyside Way.
Published July 2001.
Whisky Magazine Issue 15
Spirit of Ireland - Isle of Arran - Vintage Malts - Blackadder.
Published April 2001.
Whisky Magazine Issue 14
Women and Whisky - Old Pulteney - Vintage Malts - Brown Forman.
Published February 2001.
Whisky Magazine Issue 12
By Royal Appointment - Jack Daniel's - Highland Park - Highland Malts.
Published November 2000.
Celtic Heartlands Bowmore 1968
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.60% 8 Fresh, very drinkable. Doesn't remotely taste it's age.
Celtic Heartlands Highland Park 1967
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.10% 8 The more heavily-sherried expressions of Highland Park seem more open in displaying their charms.
Celtic Heartlands The Macallan 1968
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.20% 7 Dry Oloroso is a very good idea.
Murray McDavid 1987,
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Both the name and the medicinal character suggests the distillery of origin.
Murray McDavid Bunnahabhain 1979 Bourbon Barrel
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 6 Surprising peatiness, but without smokiness.
Murray McDavid Bunnahabhain 1979 Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 For an allegedly light malt, the flavours sing through but, as the dark colour suggests, there really is too much wood.
Murray McDavid Caol Ila 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 62.70% 8 On the light side, but with some delicacy and complexity.
Murray McDavid Highland Park 1979
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Very good indeed as a lightish, delicate, interpretation of Highland Park.
Murray McDavid Lagavulin 1979
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 An opportunity to taste another version of Lagavulin. Subtle and complex, but I missed the instant punch of peat.
Murray McDavid Rosebank 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 6 Rosebank is a delicate whisky, but just a touch more wood-extract would hold together its flavours.
Murray McDavid Rosebank 1990, Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 The flowery youth of the whisky and the freshness of the sherry cask achieve an interesting harmony.
Murray McDavid Springbank 1965
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 The characteristic salt and coconut characteristics of Springbank are very evident in this bottling, but perhaps overwhelmingly so. I may need more time to understand this one.
Murray McDavid Mission Clynelish 1972
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Spectacular aperitif. I wanted to eat a whole salmon.
Murray McDavid Mission Dallas Dhu 1979
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 The most elegant bottlng of the three from Dallas Dhu in this tasting. Soft, soothing.
Murray McDavid Mission Glenlivet 1974
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 The most feminine Glenlivet I have encountered.
Murray McDavid Mission Royal Brackla 1975
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 An especially rich sherryish bottling. Voluptuous. With the afterdinner chocs.
Murray McDavid Mission II Caperdonich 1968
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 Good structure, but spoiled by bitterness and woodiness.
Murray McDavid Mission II Glen Grant 1969
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 This delicate malt in unusually full flavour.
Murray McDavid Mission II Glenlossie 1975
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 A rare chance to taste Glenlossie but, again, the wood gets in the way.
Murray McDavid Mission II Linkwood 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Very sophisticated bittersweet flavours. Adults only.
Murray McDavid Mission II Strathisla 1976
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 A good example of this distinctive and under-rated malt.