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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 class of their own
Tom Bruce-Gardyne looks into the story of the Haig empire
October 2002, Issue 26, page 48
A decade of drams
Whisky Live! in Japan became the first Live to reach the 10 year anniversary, again at Tokyo Big Sight on Sunday February 21st. The event continues to both grow -just under 5,500 participants through...
April 2010, Issue 87, page 10
A new frontier
Jonathan McCormick looks at selling bourbon to the Scots.
January 2009, Issue 77, page 20
A reluctant whisky hero? (Bill Smith Grant)
Bill Smith Grant wasn't meant to inherit The Glenlivet. But as Iain Russell reports, his bold business decisions once he did revolutionised the whisky and made it famous
March 2006, Issue 54, page 46
A special relationship
Michael Jackson takes a reflective look at Japan, Scotland and whisky
November 2001, Issue 19, page 24
A Spicy Experience
Elbow deep in rices, spices and whiskie.
April 2013, Issue 111, page 56
A Work in Progress
Liza Weisstuch heads to Louisville to chuck out some new happenings o tickle the tastebuds
April 2011, Issue 95, page 26
A world in motion
The whisky industry seems to be rising to the challenge of attracting new drinkers while keeping the experts happy says Dominic Roskrow
June 2006, Issue 56, page 5
Alchemy by the Bay
Stuart MacLean Ramsay takes a trip to the US west coast and checks out three very different but equally daring and passionate distillers
December 2001, Issue 20, page 38
All in the mix
Whisky cocktails are at the forefront of a cocktail revolution. Sally Toms reports
June 2006, Issue 56, page 36
Most single malts are named after their distilleries, which in turn are mostly place names. Most blended Scotches are named after the merchants who created them although a few, such as Cutty Sark (a s...
July 2006, Issue 57, page 24
An industry mourns
The whisky world has paid tribute to one of its biggest supporters – Michael Jackson–long time Whisky Magazine contributor, author, journalist and towering authority on whisky and beer. Here is a ...
September 2007, Issue 66, page 7
When it comes to barley, the second essential raw material of Scotch malt whisky-making, greater efficiencies have been achieved as new varieties have been developed which provide farmers with a highe...
April 2013, Issue 111, page 21
Beer and More
Like many, Chris Weld recently bought some Sam Adams beer. Unlike anyone, he bought 12,000 gallons of it. That's because Weld, who founded Berkshire Mountain Distillers in Western Massachusetts in 20...
July 2012, Issue 105, page 7
Blazing a trail
Liza Weisstuchmeets cocktail writer extraordinaire David Wondrich as he launches his latest tome.
January 2008, Issue 69, page 24
Brewing up a storm
Gavin Smith tells the complex story of Scottish brewing and its inextricable links with distilling
February 2002, Issue 21, page 52
Is the Emerald Isle worth a visit for whiskey fans? You bet – and particularly in 2007
March 2007, Issue 62, page 38
The search starts again to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. In the first of three voting heats, we reveal the winners of the Scottish round.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 6
Liza Weisstuch looks at some of the new wave of craft distillers who have started to grab the headlines and glasses of whisky lovers.
June 2009, Issue 80, page 46
Don't go against the grain
Despite views to the contrary,grain whisky can be pretty sensational - and great value for money.
March 2006, Issue 54, page 50
Drawing in the drinks
Art and commerce can be a potent cocktail and one of which distillers are becoming increasingly aware . Annie Davies looks at the success of designer bottles and labels
February 2000, Issue 8, page 64
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
Rob looks at what this redesigned magazine means
April 2013, Issue 111, page 3
Fit for a King
Jim Leggett visits the North Carolina's newest distillery to discover Kings Mountain Whiskeys
April 2013, Issue 111, page 32
Flying the Flag
Charles K. Cowdery visits the revitalised and renamed Barton Distillery
February 2012, Issue 101, page 30
Jonny McCormickon the war on fakes and a look at rare whisky in the East
July 2012, Issue 105, page 80
Freedom and whisky gang thegither (Robert Burns)
With Burns Night fast approaching Martin Betts examines the short, but eventful, life of Robert Burns and the role whisky played within it.
December 2000, Issue 13, page 42
From Eau-de-Vie to Uisge Beatha
Alex Kraaijeveld looks at the growth of alternative distillers worldwide – and he likes what he sees
June 2002, Issue 23, page 60
From Russia with love...
Vodka is the drink of choice for the average Russian but whisky has its fans. How did it get there? Erkin Touzmohamedov recounts the strange case of whisky and Stalin
December 2003, Issue 36, page 55
From the Editor
I was lunching with my publisher recently in a trendy London restaurant, as one does. It was the kind of place which is favoured by advertising account executives and merchant bankers; my publisher wa...
September 2000, Issue 11, page 5
From Tobermory to Tobago
Burn Stewart has a global presence after its recent purchase by a Caribbean based company. Peter Mulryan finds out what its plans are.
September 2003, Issue 33, page 48
Fun in the sun
Joe Bates finds out why the sun shines down on upbeat Cannes show
December 2010, Issue 92, page 36
Future dream drams
Having experienced rocketing sales in the last few years, we see what is happening to the Japanese distilling scene
December 2013, Issue 116, page 21
Getting a taste for it
Whisper it quietly, but right across the planet a low-key revolution is taking place. Wherever I travel – Havana, New York, London, and er, Cromer, whisky enthusiasts are meeting to share, taste and...
June 2005, Issue 48, page 5
Roby Lakatos and his band are redfining Hungarian gipsy music with the help of malt whisky. Ken Hyder reports.
November 2000, Issue 12, page 34
Gone with the wind farms?
With two wind farms proposed for Speyside, Charles Maclean asks: how will they affect this unspoiled area?
August 2002, Issue 25, page 44
Tom Bruce-Gardyne reports on a firm which has flourished bottling fine single malts
January 2003, Issue 28, page 34
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
July 2004, Issue 41, page 28
Hudson Valley - A New Beginning in Distilling
A sneak preview of New York's newest whiskies
July 2014, Issue 121, page 44
Ice cold in Tokyo
With Japanese bar culture increasingly influencing many of Europe's leading mixologists, so there is no better time to discover some of the unique ways to enjoy the country's whisky too. Neil J. Ridle...
July 2010, Issue 89, page 50
Icons of Whisky 2008
Following months of scrutiny,much debate and exhaustive rounds of voting, we finally reveal the cream of the crop in the whisky world.
February 2008, Issue 70, page 15
Icons of Whisky 2009
Following months of debate,scrutiny and several exhaustive rounds of voting,we finally reveal who has topped the Whisky Magazine charts.
February 2009, Issue 78, page 15
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
Is it a bear or a bull?
John Rose with another selection of outstanding collectible bottles
July 2006, Issue 57, page 62
Is this a tortilla chip I see before me?
Brian Hennigan reports groundbreaking research into one of the vital questions of life.
August 1999, Issue 5, page 35
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
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September 2009, Issue 82, page 74
Launching a Broadside
We find out what happens when a brewing legend decides to enter the distilling world
June 2012, Issue 104, page 54