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The Bottle

48 Stonegate , York, North Yorkshire, YO1 8AS, England
Tel: +44 1904 640001


Articles (50)

?Liberating libations
?Finding new uses for those forgotten bottles

September 2013, Issue 114, page 58

A choice dram
Tom Bruce-Gardyne meets one of single-cask bottling's real success stories, as Lorne Mackillop and his Mackillop's Choice label go from strength to strength

May 2002, Issue 22, page 48

A class of their own
Tom Bruce-Gardyne looks into the story of the Haig empire

October 2002, Issue 26, page 48

A cut (or two) above the rest
After reading this disturbing Scotland-based offering from Christopher Brookmyre you'll never look at school reunions the same way again says Jefferson Chase.

January 2006, Issue 53, page 47

A decade of words
To mark our 10th anniversary we decided to dig into our archives and bring some of the wittiest, incisive and often poignant words from our two columnists, starting the late, great Michael Jackson.

November 2008, Issue 76, page 14

A family affair
John Lamond examines the history of this independent distillery

July 2002, Issue 24, page 52

A Fine Fino
Bowmore recently looked back at their collection of vintage casks and have released an extremely limited edition bottling from 1964, considered by many as the golden age in the distillery's history. ...

July 2012, Issue 105, page 7

A free sofa with every case
The dignified advertisements you see in this publication belie the rough and tumble past of American whiskey promotion. Charles K.Cowdery reports

October 2006, Issue 59, page 52

A Future Number One
Karuizawa hits the high spots

July 2014, Issue 121, page 104

A lord among malts (Glenrothes)
Glenrothes has a formidable reputation as a single malt and is a key component in the internationally renowned Cutty Sark. Tom Bruce-Gardyne visited the distillery

December 2003, Issue 36, page 42

A matter of art in a glass
What makes a great blend,and why do the biggest brands command such loyalty? Ian Buxton reports

October 2005, Issue 51, page 22

A Noble view point (Sir Iain Noble)
In the first of a new series in which we talk to leading business figures, Richard Woodard talks to Sir Iain Noble

July 2006, Issue 57, page 28

A question of choice
Michael Jacksonponders the age old question of what's your favourite

August 2006, Issue 58, page 11

A quiet retreat
Gavin D. Smith investigates a newly developed whisky room offering comfort and drams

September 2010, Issue 90, page 50

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 Singular Idea
Mark Gillespie explores Buffalo Trace's single oak project

February 2012, Issue 101, page 24

A slice of heaven
Ireland doesn't have a lot of distilleries but what it has are all worth a visit. Iorwerth Griffiths reports

August 2006, Issue 58, page 37

A State of Mind
Our man visits a glorious Wiltshire whisky outposts

March 2011, Issue 94, page 32

A taste of home
Jane Slade talks to racing yachtsman Andy Hindley about his love of the dram and the sea.

June 2000, Issue 10, page 16

A trace of greatness
Stuart Maclean Ramsay roams among the magnificent buffalo of Kentucky.

September 2000, Issue 11, page 22

A truly Scottish invention
Brian Hennigan reaches the controversial conclusion that if you want a real McCoy whisky con or rip-off then the only place to go is Scotland

November 2001, Issue 19, page 60

A wave of innovation
Our man visits this venerable Canadian distillery that has a few tricks up its sleeve

June 2013, Issue 112, page 42

a world away
Raymond Armstrong is nothing like the average Scottish whisky distiller – and that's because he's an Irishman with a building background. Dominic Roskrow travelled to Galloway on Scotland's west coa...

October 2009, Issue 83, page 40

Above the clouds
Joe Bates gives in-flight duty-free a chance.

July 2009, Issue 81, page 34

Achieving Closure
We investigate cork stoppers and their route to the bottle

December 2013, Issue 116, page 34

Age Concern
Tom BG began writing about drink 20 years ago, starting with wine and progressing to whisky when he moved back to Scotland in 1998. He has worked for The Sunday Telegraph, Decanter, Harpers and Whisky...

October 2011, Issue 99, page 13

Airside Tested
Jonny recommends some travel retail exclusives

September 2014, Issue 122, page 79

Alike in dignity (Ardmore and Glendronach)
Ardmore and Glendronach have much in common but at the moment their experiences are very different. Dominic Roskrow visited both

July 2007, Issue 65, page 32

All in the mix
Ian Wisniewski explains how oxidation affects maturation

March 2006, Issue 54, page 64

All in the mix
Whisky cocktails are at the forefront of a cocktail revolution. Sally Toms reports

June 2006, Issue 56, page 36

An actor's tale
Jefferson Chase looks at a literary rule breaker

October 2008, Issue 75, page 75

An alternative whisky map of the world...
Tom Bruce-Gardyne takes an irreverent look at the world's 15 largest whisky markets - plus the characters and caricatures you might find in each country. The world of whisky is full of exaggerated per...

July 2002, Issue 24, page 24

An old con
Dave Broom exposes the shady side of the antique, collectable whisky market

January 2003, Issue 28, page 16

Arranged marriage
So how do whiskies cope once they have come of age and are ready for single-malt marriage? Ian Wisniewski investigates

June 2003, Issue 31, page 72

As easy as A,B,C
New to whisky? Then this new series goes back to basics. Dominic Roskrow explains

October 2006, Issue 59, page 74

Ask the expert
I have a very old, unopened bottle of Claymore Rare Old Scotch Whisky bottled by MacDonald Greenlees Ltd, Distillers, Leith. The bottle was a gift from my neighbour's wife after her husband passed aw...

October 2013, Issue 115, page 82

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In a new series John Roseanswers some of your most commonly asked questions

March 2006, Issue 54, page 29

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John Rose answers another selection of readers' letters

April 2006, Issue 55, page 54

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John Rose answers another selection of our readers' letters

August 2006, Issue 58, page 53

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John Rose answers another selection of our readers' letters

November 2006, Issue 60, page 33

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John Rose fields more of your questions

March 2007, Issue 62, page 53

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John Rose fields more of your questions

June 2007, Issue 64, page 53

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John Rose fields more of your questions

September 2007, Issue 66, page 31

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My father is a whisky collector and we also have a whisky shop.Some time ago I was in touch with you regarding whisky bottles,now I would like your advice again.We have a client who wants to buy whisk...

November 2007, Issue 67, page 39

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A few months ago we started the renovation of an old house that we bought some time ago. In the basement we found a wooden box with several old bottles of whisky. I made a phone call to a whisky and ...

December 2007, Issue 68, page 35

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Now you can find both of John Rose's superb articles about collecting whisky in one place. In collections,John looks at books for collectors and the whisky enthusiast. In questions,he fields your enqu...

January 2008, Issue 69, page 34

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I wonder if you could help me with a small problem I have regarding a bottle of whisky I purchased in 1989. It's a bottle of 25 year old Aberlour Vintage 1964 in a teak lockable box. On the label it s...

February 2008, Issue 70, page 35

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I am a representative from a liquor board in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I have a customer who owns a bottle of Haig Dimple which he believes dates back to the early part of the 20th century.The owner is gett...

April 2008, Issue 71, page 37

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I want to ask you a question concerning the certification of whisky, of which you spoke in issue 70.Let's say I want to buy a bottle of expensive whisky I have seen in a specialist whisky shop, or on ...

June 2008, Issue 72, page 33

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I have a bottle of Usher's Old Vatted Glenlivet intact and in very good condition and good level just above the neck of the bottle,dated 1907. Is it possible to tell me what it might beworth? C.Brou...

July 2008, Issue 73, page 37

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