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Articles (50)

A Bridge Further
Whisky chef Martine Nouet looks at some extreme pairings

March 2012, Issue 102, page 57

All that glisters is not gold
Ian Buxton looks at the recent ultra premium releases.

September 2009, Issue 82, page 18

Ask the expert
I was given an unopened bottle of 1961 Gooderham's Centennial Whisky. How much is this bottle worth? C Lacroix, Canada This is a bottle of blended Canadian whisky 15 Years Old bottled by Gooderham an...

March 2013, Issue 110, page 72

Ask The Expert
Send your questionsto or by post to: Q&A, Whisky Magazine, St Faiths House, Mountergate, Norwich, England, NR1 1PY

April 2013, Issue 111, page 82

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

June 2014, Issue 120, page 51

Beyond the Pickleback
Our chap behind the stick looks at the Irish category

February 2014, Issue 117, page 58

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

Bottling it up
Martin Isark uncovers the conspiract: whisky does in fact evolve in the bottle, not just the barrel

November 2002, Issue 27, page 38

Called to the bar
Whisky Magazine's barfly Kate Portman heads to the bright lights of the big city to investigate some great drinking spots.

November 2008, Issue 76, page 58

Comfy Bumpkin
London's newest gastro-pub has created a relaxing,home from home atmosphere where drinkers can feel comfortable experimenting with whisky,as Kate Ennis discovers

January 2007, Issue 61, page 52

Designed for Enjoyment
Not just there to hold your whisky, glasses are now scientifically created

June 2018, Issue 152, page 40

Germany hot over whisky
Thousands turned out for Germany's Limburg Whisky Fair. Brian Townsend was amongst them

September 2003, Issue 33, page 17

Giant killers
Gavin D Smithdelves intothe history of Dunville & Co's Royal Irish Distilleries

July 2008, Issue 73, page 32

Hold the front page...
In tabloid speak we need to strike while the iron's hot and make hay while the sun shines. Dominic Roskrow looks at how whisky is enjoying life as a media darling

April 2004, Issue 38, page 82

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 search of the world's best whiskies
This is the third time we have held the Best of the Best. But as Dominic Roskrow reports, this is the biggest and most ambitious attempt yet to find the world's best whiskies

March 2005, Issue 46, page 18

Industry 'Oscars' honour the heroes of whisky
The Icons of Whisky recognise the people and companies that have made the biggest contribution to the world of whisky. Dominic Roskrow explains how the winners were chosen

March 2005, Issue 46, page 26

Latest news

January 2018, Issue 149, page 6

Island Life
Keep the usual one please

June 2018, Issue 152, page 82

Last Orders for 2015
The end of the line for four great whiskies

December 2015, Issue 132, page 79

Limburg Whisky Fair grows on ...
In just three years, the Whisky Fair at Limburg in Germany has established itself as one of THE events in the continental whisky diary.

June 2004, Issue 40, page 14

For most of us, so-called premium whiskies remain firmly in the realms of fantasy, whisky jewels to be enjoyed vicariously through shop brochures, product images and tasting notes. But who buys these ...

December 2007, Issue 68, page 44

Looking Back
Jonny McCormick sums up an excellent year

March 2012, Issue 102, page 72

Macallan marathon
Marcin Miller joined a very select number of invited guests for the ultimate Macallan tasting.

July 2002, Issue 24, page 14

Making the grade
In a Whisky Magazine exclusive we go behind the scenes of this ambitious project.

October 2009, Issue 83, page 18

New Digital Emperors
Tim Forbes has worked for The Whisky Exchange since 2003 and looks after the company's online presence including The Whisky Exchange Blog.

September 2010, Issue 90, page 11

New World Order
With the search for the Global Icons of Whisky nearing its end, we turn our attention to the rest of the world; this includes producing nations such as Ireland, Japan, Canada and India.

March 2013, Issue 110, page 6

On the up
Is grain whisky on the verge of an exciting new era? Ian Wisniewski finds out.

November 2008, Issue 76, page 28

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

Speculate to Accumulate
Flipping auctions

July 2015, Issue 129, page 104

Spirit of Art
Martin Mitchell goes beyond words into visual tasting notes

December 2012, Issue 108, page 54

The Apocalypse is Nigh…
Where has all the whisky gone?

April 2016, Issue 135, page 11

The best of blends
Is a passion for blends on the rise? Ian Wisniewski looks at what is being done to promote blended Scotch.

October 2006, Issue 59, page 21

The best of times
With rare whisky very much in demand The Whisky Exchange is booming. But is it really such a great time to be investing in whisky? Dominic Roskrow spoke to Sukhinder Singh.

November 2008, Issue 76, page 54

The best Scotch malts in the world
Compiling a top 90 best Scottish malts list is as ambitious a project as this magazine has ever undertook. Dominic Roskrowdescribes how it was done

May 2004, Issue 39, page 22

The best year yet
This year's Icons of Whisky were the toughest yet. Drawing up the shortlists was a nightmare.And the voting in nearly all categories was painfully close. Dominic Roskrowreports

March 2006, Issue 54, page 18

The deferred consumer
Ulf Buxrud had dedicated a large portion of his life to his passion for malt whisky, enabling him to addemble one of the most inpressive collections of its kind. We caught up with him to find out more...

February 2002, Issue 21, page 56

The Gavel Comes Down
Is the future of whisky auctions – online?

March 2015, Issue 126, page 34

The Magnificent Seven – Part Two
Neil Ridley reflects on some of the most memorable world whiskies he has enjoyed in the past

January 2016, Issue 133, page 44

The New World
Tim Forbes has worked for The Whisky Exchange since 2003 and looks after the company's online presence including The Whisky Exchange Blog

December 2011, Issue 100, page 14

The voice of the people
The Icons of Whisky mark a step up for Whisky Magazine. Formerly known as the Whisky Academy and decided by an editorial panel, they are now decided by reader votes. Here we present the winners

April 2004, Issue 38, page 16

The Whisky Academy
The inaugural annual Whisky Magazine award for those individuals who have excelled in their contribution to the whisky industry

May 2002, Issue 22, page 18

Vintage Whisky Sellers
Where to buy that elusive whisky

September 2015, Issue 130, page 80

Vote for your whisky favourites
Icons of whisky is the new name for our annual awards. And this year we're introducing the radical step of letting you do the voting 2004

February 2004, Issue 37, page 20

Where next for peat?
Peaty whisky has been enjoying a long spell in the limelight.But are there new territories to explore? Ian Wisniewski reports

April 2006, Issue 55, page 22

Working in harmony
The new Whisky Exchange shop at London's Vinopolis is part of a new project that shows how grape and the grain can make a harmonious blend. Kate Ennis reports

January 2006, Issue 53, page 52

World of whisky
Pictures from The Whisky Fair, Limburg, Germany

July 2005, Issue 49, page 82

World Whiskies Awards 2012 Winners Announced
There is a certain joy following the various spirits through this competition and its format. The job of the judges gets progressively harder as the rounds progress and the competition for the winning...

April 2012, Issue 103, page 73

You have to be sensible and balance passion with a business mind (Sukhinder Singh)
Ian Wisniewski interviews the man behind The Whisky Exchange

June 2007, Issue 64, page 23

Young at heart
It's a fallacy to state that the older the whisky, the better it is. Young malts can have their own attractions. Ian Wisniewski reports

January 2005, Issue 45, page 56

Whiskies (35)

Elements of Islay Ar4
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.10%
7 Nicely done. Campfire sing-songs all round. One for a chilly night at Glastonbury.

Elements of Islay Bn6
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.90%
8 Supremely dark matter. Like an exhilarating run through a haunted house with your trousers on fire.

Elements of Islay BR4
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.70%
7 Easy and refreshing. Probably young. It needs a small dash of water to cut the edges. An invigorating dram on a wintery day.

Elements of Islay Bunnahabhain BN1
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.70%
7 Unusual profile for a... Bn ! Very interesting though. The perfect companion to a cheese and fruit plate.

Elements of Islay BW1
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.90%
8 An intense, enticing and rather condensed whisky.

Elements of Islay Caol Ila CI1
Single Malt - Scotland - 62.90%
7 Young, vibrant and brimful of personality.

Elements of Islay Kilchoman KH1
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.70%
8 A sweet islander. Can be enjoyed without water.

Elements of Islay Lagavulin LG2
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.00%
8 Vibrant and full of character. Best neat.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Elements of Islay Laphroaig Lp1
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.80%
8 This has an extra dimension and added energy. Beautiful balance.

Elements of Islay Lp5
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.40%
8 A finely integrated peat monster. A little dry but pleasing nonetheless.

Signatory Clynelish 1995, 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.20%
8 A lovely balance of warmth and perfume, it feels older than its age.

Single Malts of Scotland Ardmore 1994 11 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.80%
7 Speyside you say, eh? A real region buster, and I loved that sootiness.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Single Malts of Scotland Balblair 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.80%
8 Old and complex but keeping fit. A rich character, to be enjoyed right now.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Single Malts of Scotland Caol Ila
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.70%
8 Lovely balance. Great everyday dram.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Single Malts of Scotland Clynelish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Good aperitif whisky. Lulls you into a false sense of security then hits you on the finish.

Single Malts of Scotland Clynelish 1972, Cask 15619
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.90%
7 Good, mature but still lively.

Single Malts of Scotland Linkwood 1993, Sherry Butt, Cask 3517
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.10%
7 Big cask character, with spirit style just poking through. The spirit seemed at odds with the cask perhaps.

Single Malts of Scotland Rosebank 14 Years Old, Bourbon Barrel
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A surprising character. A light aromatic profile with a heavy mouthfeel. A touch of water keeps the balance right.

The Whisky Exchange Ardmore 1993
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.30%
7 An enticing whispering whisky.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

The Whisky Exchange Balblair 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.20%
8 Yet another superb Balblair which chimes perfectly with the official bottlings.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

The Whisky Exchange BenRiach 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.70%
9 Complex with excellent balance. A typical for a Speyside, but it's one hell of a dram!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Whisky Exchange Bowmore 18 Years Old 1993 The Whisky Exchange Masterpieces
Single Malt - Scotland - 61.60%
8 That whisky needs a dash of water to cut the edges. Clean, big with that wonderful exotic fruit character that some Bowmore proudly display.

The Whisky Exchange Bunnahabhain 27 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A welcome addition.

The Whisky Exchange Dunglas 1967
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 The fresh, charming bouquet was a revelation, but the palate was a little careworn.

The Whisky Exchange Glen Grant 31 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.90%
7 With water, more toffeish malt notes emerge in the middle, but the wood is very dominating.

The Whisky Exchange Glenfarclas 1974 30 Years Old, Bottle for the Whisky Exchange
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.50%
7 A lot of elegance and distinction but as if it has lost health. Surprisingly enough, waters boosts it.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Whisky Exchange Glenfiddich 1974 50th Anniversary of the Queen's Coronation
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.90%
8 Despite the rich descriptors, I found this slightly sharp with some vintage Glenfiddichs.

The Whisky Exchange Highland Park 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 No better than average HP.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Whisky Exchange Highland Park 36 Years Old, Cask 10252
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.70%
8 Enough tannic bite to suggest considerable age, but a remarkably youthful freshness.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Whisky Exchange Isle of Jura 1999, 5 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 63.00%
8 Why wasn't this done years ago? More please. Captivating.

The Whisky Exchange Linkwood 16 Years Old Sherry Cask Retro Label
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.10%
9 This is a wonderful bottling. It has the suave and brooding character of Mr Fox in Jemima Puddleduck.

The Whisky Exchange Old Midleton 1967, 35 Years Old
Blended - Ireland - 41.10%
8 Post prandial. After the aloo.

The Whisky Exchange Spirit of Asama
Single Malt - Japan - 55.00%
7 Unfortunately, very one-dimensional.

The Whisky Fair 1971 35 Years Old Olorosso Sherry Wood
- Scotland - 35.00%
6 Too old? Or too weak a new make to cope with the sherry influence. Or a poor cask ? Disappointing.

The Whisky Fair Port Ellen Sherry 1982 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.60%
7 Anenticing nose,a gentle feel but the alcohol spoils the pleasure. It needs a good dash of water to be drinkable but then loses some aromatic impact.

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