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A pioneer of the spirit
Stewart Mcbain praises the contribution of Charles Cree Doig an unsung hero of the Scotch whisky industry
December 2000, Issue 13, page 26
A very regal distillery (Strathisla)
David Stirk visits Strathisla Distillery, the home of Chivas Regal and a fine single malt. Additional words by Martin Betts
July 2001, Issue 17, page 38
Drink writer of the year Dave Broom investigates what exactly makes up a blend- and how blenders are steering away from old-school terminology to describe their art
July 2002, Issue 24, page 38
Born again- and again and again (Benromach)
Benromach Distillery reopened last year, for the sixth time in its hundred-year history. Jim Murray hopes that this time it's for good
June 1999, Issue 4, page 28
Elusive and illicit Speyside spirit
Gavin Smith traces the reportedly romantic but often mercenary history of illicit distilling in Speyside
November 2001, Issue 19, page 56
We discover a hive of innovation in Speyside
October 2013, Issue 115, page 44
More to be Done
Dave Broom considers the last 100 issues and how times have changed, but still some things have not.
December 2011, Issue 100, page 12
As the Gaelic whisky company hits the big 30,Ian Buxton takes a trip to Skye to find out what's next
November 2006, Issue 60, page 26
There's a real sense of purpose on Speyside at the moment, reflected by its rapidly developing Spirit of Speyside Festival. Dominic Roskrow reports
June 2006, Issue 56, page 18
The Heart of the Matter
Joel Harrison explores the iconic whisky making region
October 2012, Issue 107, page 42
The missing link
The recent Pernod Ricard-Allied deal reunited two great whisky names. But they were linked once before by whisky entrepreneur Jimmy Barclay. Iain Russell reports
November 2005, Issue 52, page 48
Cooper's Choice Strathisla 1976, 27 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Always a complex whisky, hard to pin down. This sample seems to have triggered an oriental mood.
Duncan Taylor Strathisla 37 Years Old, Cask 1332
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.60% 7 More complexity on the nose than on the palate. A pleasant whisky though. But quite disappointing for a Strathisla of that age.
Gordon & MacPhail Strathisla 1960
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Strathisla has its own distinct, rather dry style-and this is a good example.
Hart Brothers Strathisla 34 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 Classic Strathisla, in good shape for it's age.
Murray McDavid Mission II Strathisla 1976
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 A good example of this distinctive and under-rated malt.
Strathisla 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 A malt that dares to be truly oaky. Thank heavens for boldness and individuality in a world where blandness is always an easier option. This beautiful old distillery is Chivas' showpiece, but it is mo...
Strathisla 15 Years Old, Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.10% 8 Make the effort to sample a cracking dram and to visit the bonniest distillery in Scotland.