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The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

MacDonald House, 18 Westerton Road , Broxburn, West Lothian, EH52 5AQ, Scotland
Tel: 0131 555 2929


Articles (50)


With this issue Whisky Magazine celebrates its first anniversary. The birthday party will be held in New York because this issue also marks our arrival in the US, the largest consumer of whisky and wh...

October 1999, Issue 6, page 5

?Something a little different
?Experimental casks and unconventional cocktails

September 2013, Issue 114, page 62

A City of Secret Spots
Davin de Kergommeauxgoes searching in Taipei for some excellent bars

December 2012, Issue 108, page 46

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 region once again (Campbeltown)
Robin Laing packs his bags and heads out to Campbeltown to find whisky production is thriving again

April 2007, Issue 63, page 54

A tangled web
Richard Jolley delves into the ether for a wide world of whisky web sites and discusses the future for the spirit online

May 2002, Issue 22, page

A tasteful way to understand whisky
Pip Hills explains how his Scotch Whisky Directory can help you improve your tasting skills

November 2005, Issue 52, page 36

A thoroughly Scottish night in
Neil Ridley donned his tweeds, applied the moustache wax and packed the picnic blanket for a splendid night in...

January 2010, Issue 85, page 20

A touch of glass
There is no doubt that the glass you use has an effect on the appreciation of the spirit therein. Marcin Miller investigate further.

July 2002, Issue 24, page 46

Abalance of quality and price
Inverallan Scotch Malt Whisky is using the Internet to promote whisky and Scottish water across the world. Eluned Price reports

April 2005, Issue 47, page 44

Bars Guide: London
Capital investment. Let Neil Ridley take you through the bars of London

June 2014, Issue 120, page 51

Blogging it
Richard Jones surfs the ‘net to find some of the more interesting sites of whisky comment and debate

June 2007, Issue 64, page 30

Celebrate Good Times
We are delighted to invite you to an exclusive tasting event for Whisky Magazine readers: an evening of single cask, single malts and a sumptuous three course dinner at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,...

October 2011, Issue 99, page 6

Coast to coast
You don't tend to think of Glasgow and Edinburgh when it comes to whisky. But if you dig about a bit and travel over to Campbeltown to the west there is plenty to enjoy

June 2007, Issue 64, page 36

Contemporary whisky art
Ian Buxton explores the whisky industy's shift from patron to sponsor of visual art.

November 2000, Issue 12, page 20

Desert island malts
Derek Cooper, the winner of the 1999 Glenfiddich Lifetime Achievement award, reveals his selection of the eight favourite whiskies he would take to a desert island and includes the world's first organ...

April 2000, Issue 9, page 18

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

Double identity
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is riding high again with a trendy new bolt-hole in central London. Margaret Rand takes a closer look at this revival in fortunes

October 1999, Issue 6, page 38

Drams & Cultures in Auld Reekie
Neil Ridley heads out in Scotland's capital

September 2012, Issue 106, page 44

Fragrant Harbour
Jonny McCormickon the war on fakes and a look at rare whisky in the East

July 2012, Issue 105, page 80

From the horse's mouth
It's official Cooking with whisky is very much in vogue. Martine Nouet talks to experts on the subject and discovers a truly original new sauce

October 2002, Issue 26, page 56

Heather's blooming success
Liza Weisstuch discusses whisky,music and why talking is a good thing with Glenfiddich's Heather Greene.

February 2009, Issue 78, page 46

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High Society
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has slowly but surely been evolving and growing. We look at its progress.

January 1970, Issue 84, page 22

High Society dining
The restaurant at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society ought to know about serving whisky with food. Just to check, Ian Buxton dined there twice in three days

July 2005, Issue 49, page 44

Hope springs eternal
Malcolm Greenwood samples the other 'water of life', pure mineral water, in Scotland.

November 2000, Issue 12, page 70

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

In conversation (Richard Gordon)
Charles MacLean talks to Richard Gordon, Managing Director of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, the world's premier whisky club – now in its 18th year

November 2001, Issue 19, page 85

Looking Back
Jonny McCormick sums up an excellent year

March 2012, Issue 102, page 72

Michael Palin's whisky adventure
As well known for his international travelogues as his insane antics in Monty Python, Michael Palin, a New Year's honours list CBE, is one of Britain's most popular stars. Here he tells Damian Riley-S...

February 2000, Issue 8, page 8

Miles of Isles
What better way to visit the distilleries on Islay and Jura than on foot? Dominic Roskrow and a Whisky Magazine team have done just that

April 2006, Issue 55, page 18

Muscial Spirits
Martine Nouet profiles two talented singer/songwriters in the world of whisky: Robin Laing and Norma Munro

April 2003, Issue 30, page 34

Nearing perfection
Dave Broom takes us on a trip through his Japan to discover inner peace and fabulous whisky.

October 2008, Issue 75, page 50

OTHER STORIES
Society birthday The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is celebrating its 25th anniversary in true style with the launch of a distinctive new look, and the chance to taste an exciting new range of 43 rare wh...

November 2008, Issue 76, page 7

Rising stars
The search is nearly over for the cream of the crop in the whisky world. In the final round of the regional voting our focus turns to the ‘rest of the world'.

February 2010, Issue 86, page 6

Seeking inspiration from a dram
Whisky has long helped provide the inspiration for some artists. Glenfiddich even provides a home for artists each year. Robin Laing looks at the connection.

January 2005, Issue 45, page 22

Sense and sensibility
Marcin Miller receives an education in whisky detection

February 2000, Issue 8, page 45

Sliced, diced and matched with malt
Dave heads to one of the world's most famous fish markets to discover how Japanese seafood works with Scotch malt whisky

April 2008, Issue 71, page 59

Small is beautiful
Writer, commentator and consultant,Ian Buxton has more than 20 years experience in the whisky business. CoolHunting.com said his most recent book 101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die offered “...

October 2012, Issue 107, page 11

Stepping up
William C. Meyers was one of three writers tasked with updating Michael Jackson's Malt Whisky Companion for a sixth edition. So who is he?

June 2010, Issue 88, page 35

Strong whisky, stronger women
James Berry examines the growing trend of women drinking whisky, traditionally a male preserve.

February 2001, Issue 14, page 16

The beautiful South
The Lowlands distilleries are surprisingly varied and highly satisfying.Caroline Dewar reports

June 2006, Issue 56, page 48

The best deal possible
Glenmorangie House lies some seven or eight miles from the distillery, and driving up to it on a dark and windy night is like driving back in time. We arrive late, and already guests are coming down...

November 2004, Issue 44, page 5

The essential distillery guide
Duncan and Wendy Graham have travelled to every corner of Scotland in researching their book Visiting Distilleries. We asked them to pick the ten best visitor centres

September 2001, Issue 18, page 38

The geography of taste
In part four of his nosing course. Charles Maclean looks at how malts came to be classified by region

June 1999, Issue 4, page 60

The Jewel of Orkney
Neil J. Ridley talks to Scottish jewellery designer Maeve Gilles about the inspiration behind Highland Park's 50 Year Old

January 2011, Issue 93, page 26

The King of Cooley
Dr John Teeling is teetotal, he runs on caffeine, and he's making waves in the world of Irish whiskey. Peter Mulryan talks to the man behind the company

March 2003, Issue 29, page 30

The Miller's Tale
This will be the last time I refer to the Ardbeg-sponsored Islay half marathon. Until next year's race, that is. Although it would not be unfair to suggest that the word 'race' is too strong a term fo...

November 2003, Issue 35, page 5

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 world of whisky in words
Fifty quotes from 50 issues of Whisky Magazine

September 2005, Issue 50, page 20

Want to know where you can go for the very best single cask malts? The Scotch Malt Whisky Society.
Born out of a love of whisky, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society was formally established in Edinburgh in 1983. Now,25 years on, the Society is internationally recognised as the most reliable source of th...

November 2008, Issue 76, page 27

Whiskies (10)
Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Scotch Malt Whisky Society 116.12 Yoichi 21 Years Old
Blended Malt - Japan - 54.20%
8 Ah Yoichi..it's Ardbeg in Hokkaido.

Scotch Malt Whisky Society 120.4 Tibetan Joss-Sticks and Polynesian Pork 1990 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 59.30%
7 The nose is a delight. To enjoy the palate,you have to be a wood freak.

Scotch Malt Whisky Society 25.46 Rosebank Lemonade in a Buttercup 17 Years Old, 1991
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10%
7 Balanced fresh and delicious.

Scotch Malt Whisky Society 27.72 Springbank Harbour-side Harmonies
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.30%
7 Lacks integration.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Scotch Malt Whisky Society 33.70 Ardbeg Keith Richards meets Socrates 1998 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.30%
7 An effusively phenolic smouldering hulk. Recommended.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Scotch Malt Whisky Society 64.15 Mannochmore 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.10%
8 Multifaceted and fascinating.

Scotch Malt Whisky Society 64.17 Mannochmore Oozes Juiciness 1992 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.70%
7 Don't water. Decent aperitif dram.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Scotch Malt Whisky Society 7.51 Longmorn Sweet, Rich & Fruity 1984 26 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.40%
8 Balanced and fine. Worth a look.

Scotch Malt Whisky Society 93.33 Glen Scotia Pine sap and black pepper 1992 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 64.30%
6 Like Dr Jekyll it's trying to escape from its alter ego,but Hyde wins out.

Scotch Malt Whisky Society 97.11 Littlemill 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.00%
7 Lovely balance. A slow sipper.

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