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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
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April 2013, Issue 111, page 82
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
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
Germany hot over whisky
Thousands turned out for Germany's Limburg Whisky Fair. Brian Townsend was amongst them
September 2003, Issue 33, page 17
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
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
Jonny McCormick sums up an excellent year
March 2012, Issue 102, page 72
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
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
Spirit of Art
Martin Mitchell goes beyond words into visual tasting notes
December 2012, Issue 108, page 54
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 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
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
Whisky Magazine Issue 108
Johnnie Walker - Lagavulin Distillery - Suntory.
Published December 2012.
Whisky Magazine Issue 102
Photo Challenge 2012 winners revealed - Ireland spotlight - Bruichladdich Distillery.
Published March 2012.
Whisky Magazine Issue 100
The Whisky Magazine anniversary issue celebrates 100 years of the greatest whisky people, the 21st Century's 100 greatest bottles and the 100 greatest distilleries to visit plus much more....
Published December 2011.
Whisky Magazine Issue 90
Music Special - Ailsa Bay - Independent Bottlers' Challenge and much more....
Published September 2010.
Whisky Magazine Issue 86
Shackleton's whisky - Dalwhinnie - New York Bars - Kilbeggan - Cocktails - Peat - Icons of Whisky 2010 and much more....
Published February 2010.
Whisky Magazine Issue 83
Exclusive - Diageo's Ambitious Project - Bladnoch - Manhattens in Manhatten - Whisky Islands - Blair Athol - Glenrothes - Macallan and much more....
Published October 2009.
Whisky Magazine Issue 82
Mull's drams - Journey's Blend - Lark's rise - Icons of Whisky Scotland - 11 Page Rum Special - Ardbeg - Laphroaig - Linkwood Bunnahabhain -and much more....
Published September 2009.
Whisky Magazine Issue 78
Icons of Whisky 2009 - Edradour - Bill Lumsden - Three Glens - Southern Ireland - Evan Williams - The Dalmore & much more....
Published February 2009.
Whisky Magazine Issue 76
Whisky Magazine Aged 10 Years - Grain whisky comeback - Top 10 lost distilleries - Visitors guide to the islands - Welsh whisky - Top 10 London bars - Tastings, blends - Lewis, new distillery - and more....
Published November 2008.
Whisky Magazine Issue 73
Beautiful Bourbon - Highland Park hits 40 - Balblair - Glenrothes - Tobermory - Auld Reeke - Prince Charles - Caol Ila - Glenmorangie and much more....
Published July 2008.
Whisky Magazine Issue 68
Lowland perfection - Auchentoshan - History of the cork - Premium whisky - Glenury Royal - Dewars - Makers Mark - Mash Tuns - Glenlivet - Ben Nevis - Inverleven - 40 whiskies tasted.
Published December 2007.
Whisky Magazine Issue 64
Mixing the Magic - Cocktails - Glengyle comes of age - The Glenlivet - 40 whiskies tasted - Kilbeggan - Duncan Taylor - Grain Whisky - Events - Music - Food and much more....
Published June 2007.
Whisky Magazine Issue 61
American Distiller of the Year - Icons of Whisky - Buffalo Trace Exclusive - Bar Exams - Premium Bourbon - Ballantines.
Published January 2007.
Whisky Magazine Issue 59
The Blenders Art - Kentucky Bourbon Festival - First look at reopened Scapa - Whiskey rebellion - The price of malts - 40 whiskies reviewed - Milling Malts - American Ads - Glenrothes Dinners.
Published October 2006.
Whisky Magazine Issue 55
Abraham Lincoln - Up in smoke - Scotch on the rocks - Kentucky visitors' guide - Deanston - Islay and Jura - The Whisky Shop.
Published April 2006.
Whisky Magazine Issue 54
Icons of Whisky 2006 - Islay & Jura guide - Grain whisky - Bourbon's future - Cask strength Higlanders - Deanston.
Published March 2006.
Whisky Magazine Issue 53
On the roll - How malt made social gambling cool - Visiting Speyside - Isle of Jura - Auchentoshan - George Washington - Russia's whisky elite - Lowland malts tasted.
Published January 2006.
Whisky Magazine Issue 49
Kentucky Bourbon - Glasgow Scotland's whisky city - A world of whisky tasting from across the globe - How to be nosey - Lagavulin - Heaven Hill - Cragganmore - The art of blending - Liqueurs.
Published July 2005.
Whisky Magazine Issue 46
Best of the Best - Champions of Whisky 2005 - Icons of Whisky - Glen Gant - Adelphi - Distillery buy-out two years on.
Published March 2005.
Whisky Magazine Issue 45
Whisky and Art - Young Malts - Whisky on the Web - Tullibardine - Cardhu - Heaven Hill - Blends vs Malts.
Published January 2005.
Whisky Magazine Issue 40
Whisky in Greece - How whiskey fuelled the Blues - Speyside Festival - Whisky and Coffee - Special Japanese Tastings.
Published June 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 39
Cask strength Islay tasting - Longmorn - Classic malts cruise - Delilah's.
Published May 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 38
Icons of Whisky - Jerez - New York's Dale DeGroff - Old Whiskies : special Tasting.
Published April 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 37
Bill Murray - Whisky Live - Bourbon Collecting - Ice Cream - Whisky in Russia.
Published February 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 33
Whisky Galore - Royal Brackla - Cocktails - Burn Stewart - Chil Filtering.
Published September 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 27
Andrew Usher - Amateur Blender - Bunnahabhain - Speyside Tasting.
Published November 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 24
The world of whisky - Max Shapira - Glenfarclas - New world whisky tasting.
Published July 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 22
Festival Previews - Collecting - Forsyth's - Caramel - 12 year olds tasting.
Published May 2002.
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.
Elements of Islay Laphroaig Lp1
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.80% 8 This has an extra dimension and added energy. Beautiful balance.
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.
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.
Single Malts of Scotland Caol Ila
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.70% 8 Lovely balance. Great everyday dram.
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.
The Whisky Exchange Balblair 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.20% 8 Yet another superb Balblair which chimes perfectly with the official bottlings.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Whisky Fair Springbank 1971 35 Years Old Sherry Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.00% 8 Incredibly well balanced .Aninviting complexity. Alcohol is tamed. As luxurious as a rum. Yummy.
The Whisky Society Caol Ila
- Scotland - 57.00% 7 Balance is the key here and the higher alcohol is not obtrusive.
The Whisky Society Clynelish
- Scotland - 58.50% 8 Great balance . Aperitif or with (sea)food.
The Whisky Society Springbank
- Scotland - 52.60% 7 Appetising and generous.