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The Mash Tun

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Articles (50)

A cure for hiccups
Robin Laing takes a gentle stroll with his friend through Speyside

November 2004, Issue 44, page 34

A dream of a distillery (Arran)
Our Mystery Visitor travels to Arran

November 2003, Issue 35, page 42

A frosty reception
Classic malt distillery Dalwhinnie is revamping its visitor experience. Dominic Roskrow spoke to the man charged with ringing the changes.

February 2010, Issue 86, page 44

A life away from the waver
Robin Laing joins a group of enthusiasts heading up the Spey with paddles.

April 2010, Issue 87, page 50

A Locavore's Tipple
Liza Weisstuch goes in search of slow food whiskey

February 2013, Issue 109, page 34

A point of difference
Out man visits the hear of Whyte and Mackay's grain supply

December 2013, Issue 116, page 38

All change on the whisky front
New vistas, new challenges and new horizons

June 2014, Issue 120, page 3

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

Ben Nevis
Ian Buxton peeks behind the scenes at one of Scotland's most enduring distilleries

June 2002, Issue 23, page 52

Bottling the Holy Ghost
What happens when you have a Mass at the mash-tun?

January 2006, Issue 53, page 11

Celtic Cousins - A bit of Cornish spirit
The Celtic fringe of Britain has a long tradition for some of the world's finest whiskies. Ireland and Scotland have refined their creations over centuries, so why has it taken so long for Cornwall to...

November 2004, Issue 44, page 24

Celtic Cousins - Made in Bretagne
Martine Nouet looks at the whisky industry in Northern France – and plots its Celtic roots

November 2004, Issue 44, page 26

Charles Monarch of the dram (Prince of Wales)
Jane Slade traces the Prince of Wales' legendary love of Scotch

November 2000, Issue 12, page 16

Editor's Word
We live in a very noisy and auditorily overloaded world. Traffic noise, constant music from various sources, tannoy announcements, machinery drones and groans. It is almost a constant presence whether...

March 2012, Issue 102, page 5

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

Getting off at Saint Cloud
Michael Jackson, Master of the Quaich, in sheepish mood.

June 2000, Issue 10, page 7

Grand designs
There are numerous financial risks involved in establishing a new malt whisky distillery. But how do you make sure the whisky you produce is any good? Richard Jones reports

August 2006, Issue 58, page 28

Great whisky bars of the world
A couple of issues ago we launched a new scheme to honour the world's best whisky bars. Here are the first recipients – congratulations to them all

January 2006, Issue 53, page 15

Grinding Time
We investigate the process and the significance of milling

July 2013, Issue 113, page 48

Grist to themill
Ian Wisniewski gets to grips with an often overlooked yet vitally important stage of the production process – milling

October 2006, Issue 59, page 56

High Veldt Drifter
Dave Broom gets a whirlwind tour and finds a man with whisky passion.

October 2011, Issue 99, page 42

In the heartland (Speyside)
Speyside falls in to two halves:that reached by flying in to Inverness,and that reached from Aberdeen.In this issue we take the Aberdeen route.

January 2008, Issue 69, page 36

In the shadow of Mount Fuji (Gotemba)
Gotemba Distillery enjoys special status in Japan. Dave Broom visited it

July 2006, Issue 57, page 32

Into the melting pot
The mash tun is a vital vessel,accommodating the conversion of starch within the grist into sugars,using a sequence of three,or even four waters at a progressively higher temperatures. But rather than...

December 2007, Issue 68, page 26

Land of the rising sun
Dave Broom gives us his tips on places to go when in Japan.

November 2007, Issue 67, page 40

Lark's Rise
Australian whisky has come of age. At the forefront of the country's drive for credibility is Bill Lark. Our man met him for a tinny.

September 2009, Issue 82, page 24

Living in a bacterial world
Ian Wisniewski asks: What is lactobacillus, and what influence can this have during the production process?

January 2010, Issue 85, page 36

Maltster and servant
A keen collector of first-hand information on whisky, Martine Nouet had the fantastic opportunity to make a whisky-lover and -writer's dream come true: work in the Glenfiddich and Balvenie distillerie...

December 2001, Issue 20, page 32

Mash course
Ian Wisniewski takes us step by step through the mashing process

November 2003, Issue 35, page 72

On her Majesty's service (Royal Lochnagar)
Royal Lochnagar is an iconic distillery that ticks all the whisky lovers' boxes. Ian Buxton visited it

August 2006, Issue 58, page 32

Phenolic fancies
Ian Wisniewski asks what does the term ‘ppm' stand for in relation to a peated malt, and what does this signify in terms of a malt's character?

April 2010, Issue 87, page 38

Progressive Distilling
Lisa Weisstuch discovers an acoustic side to whisky making

March 2012, Issue 102, page 28

Rocky Mountain High
Liza takes a tour round Stranahan's distillery

July 2014, Issue 121, page 67

Sights set high in the Lowlands (Auchentoshan)
Ian Buxton provides a rare insight into a Lowland distillery not currently open to the public – Auchentoshan

January 2003, Issue 28, page 44

Small but perfectly formed (Oban)
Oban is a wonderful but compact distillery in a picturesque port town. Ian Buxton visited it

November 2005, Issue 52, page 24

Subtle seducers
Gavin D Smith reveals the contribution grain has made to the Scotch whisky industry.

June 2000, Issue 10, page 36

Symbols of Intent
Gavin D. Smith visits a distillery with big plans for the future

September 2012, Issue 106, page 30

Take the road less travelled
We visit a distillery named after a famous explorer of 1825, Henri Hellyer

April 2014, Issue 119, page 22

That's enough smooth talk
inspired in the two Gravediggers, Michael Jackson seeks a provocative pint and a combative ball of malt

May 1999, Issue 3, page 7

That's the spirit-
Mystery visitor goes to Islay

October 2002, Issue 26, page 26

The 2 Barries
The hands-on whiskey makers who have helped re-shape Irish whiskey, in conversation with Michael Jackson

May 2002, Issue 22, page 26

The big malt of Skye (Talisker)
Powerful but elegant, Talisker is a prince among whiskies. Margaret Rand went over the sea to discover what makes the magic

October 1999, Issue 6, page 28

The essential guide to Speyside bars
David Stirk is 'entertained in a truly Scottish manner' during his five-day whistle stop tour of Speyside allowing him to bring you the definitive guide to Speyside's best bars

April 2001, Issue 15, page 48

The Mashman Commeth
A look at different types of mash tun and how each accomplishes the job of mashing

June 2014, Issue 120, page 38

The silent season
A distillery's year comprises more than four seasons,with the addition of an annual silent season.But while nature's seasons happen quite naturally,the silent season requires a lot of planning.Ian Wis...

February 2008, Issue 70, page 26

The softer side of Islay (Bunnahabhain)
Bunnahabhain is the foil to Islay's claymore, finds Ian Buxton

November 2002, Issue 27, page 44

The tale of two malts
Tobermory on Mull is enjoying a place in the spotlight for a change. Dominic Roskrow visited it.

September 2009, Issue 82, page 40

The Tennessee question
In the latest in our series looking at whisky terminology,Dominic Roskrow considers the letters k and l and in particular The Lincoln County Process

September 2007, Issue 66, page 74

The times they are a-changin' (Springbank)
Campbeltown was the one-time whisky capital that experienced a catastrophic boom and bust. Dave Broom explains how Springbank, by sharing the same mentality and philosophy as Bob Dylan, are well posi...

November 2001, Issue 19, page 34

The tun up club
Whisky Mag's bar fly heads to Speyside to check out a watering hole almost in the round.

July 2009, Issue 81, page 37

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