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The Best Whiskies in the World, Awards Special
12 noon - 5pm
Saturday 13th April 2013
The Fisherman's Retreat
Riding Head Lane
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50 not out
In these times when both job security and loyalty are so often at a premium, it seems remarkable that one man has worked for the same company for 50 years. Even in the Scotch whisky industry, where f...
January 1970, Issue 84, page 8
A balance of tradition and efficiency (Speyburn)
Deanston Distillery is something of a hidden gem. Ian Buxton visited it
April 2006, Issue 55, page 26
A growing church
We report from Holland's excellent Whisky Live event.
January 2009, Issue 77, page 10
A new flame (Kilchorman)
Gavin Smith takes a stroll by Kilchorman, the first new distillery of the millennium-and the first on Islay since 1883
February 2002, Issue 21, page 22
A record for Belgium
Whisky Live Belgium was held for the first time recently and it attracted 2,000 visitors
June 2006, Issue 56, page 55
A sense of determination
Davin de Kergommeaux undertakes the great Western Canadian distillery challenge
September 2010, Issue 90, page 30
A sense of Islay
Martine Nouet takes a scent and taste tour of whisky's most famous island as a preview for the forthcoming Islay Whisky Festival 2002
May 2002, Issue 22, page 30
A spirited event
James Millard explains why the Speyside Whisky Festival is a mean contender in the whisky event stakes
August 2002, Issue 25, page 26
A Truffle with a Twist
Chocolate making in the Highlands
October 2014, Issue 123, page 36
Anot so auld
Did our Mystery Visitor really call Speyside a catering desert? Martine Nouet reports on a restaurant
March 2006, Issue 54, page 42
Ardbeg for more!
Martine Nouet reminisces about a trip to Islay and the culinary delights she found there, in the surprising shape of the old kiln cafe and Ardbeg distillery
February 2002, Issue 21, page 62
Bigger and better
We report from the recent Whisky Live Leiden in the glorious setting of the Pieterskerk
January 2008, Issue 69, page 10
Blending the Ingredients
The man behind a Canadian transformation
June 2013, Issue 112, page 35
Comfort and joy
Whisky pilgrims , tourists, locals- this summer's Islay Festival attracted fans from around the globe. Michael Jackson reports on a time to remember, while Marcin Miller travels east to catch up on t...
September 2000, Issue 11, page 34
Dinner with the companions of Aberlour
Martine Nouet couldn't wait to take up Aberlour's challenge of creating a whisky inspired menu for a dinner at the distillery during the Speyside Festival. Here she details what she came up with and h...
September 2001, Issue 18, page 54
Discussing the decade
We decided to ask three members of the distilling community to sum up the last 10 years and then look to the future for whisky.
November 2008, Issue 76, page 18
Drink whiskey with the Barrelman
Old Jameson Distillery
June 2014, Issue 120, page 6
Drinking in the Garden City
Davin de Kergommeaux takes us round this island city
June 2012, Issue 104, page 44
Elusive and illicit Speyside spirit
Gavin Smith traces the reportedly romantic but often mercenary history of illicit distilling in Speyside
November 2001, Issue 19, page 56
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
Martine Nouet takes us through recent whisky and food combinations she has discovered.
September 2008, Issue 74, page 50
From the Editor
Should you be scanning the illustration on the cover of this issue looking for your home country, please don't take offence if it is not there. It's a cartoon and does not, therefore, bear excessive g...
July 2002, Issue 24, page 5
From the Editor
For us whisky enthusiasts, there are few places we'd rather be than on Islay during the whisky festival (see Dave Broom's diary, pages 20-22). I had the good fortune to stay on the island as a guest ...
September 2001, Issue 18, page 5
Generosity of spirit
Brian Palmer, editor of Islay's local paper and lead drummer in the pipe band, gives a unique, teetotaller's view of the island's whisky festival
September 2003, Issue 33, page 74
Germany hot over whisky
Thousands turned out for Germany's Limburg Whisky Fair. Brian Townsend was amongst them
September 2003, Issue 33, page 17
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
How to be nosey
Nosing is a complex and skillful business. Ian Wisniewski looks at what it takes to get to the top
July 2005, Issue 49, page 72
Icons of Whisky 2012
Following months of debate,scrutiny and several rounds of voting,Whisky Magazine's international judging panel has finally settled on the winners. We reveal who has collected the coveted Icons
March 2012, Issue 102, page 49
In a Northern glass
Tom Morton, BBC broadcaster and writer gives us his view of the whisky world from the Shetland archipelago.
June 2010, Issue 88, page 13
Inverness and beyond
We look at the region of Speyside round about Inverness
January 2007, Issue 61, page 34
The Ardbeg candelight dinner is becoming an institution. Martine Nouet, who is at the event's core, reports on this year's event
July 2006, Issue 57, page 42
Jack meets, shoots, and leaves
Jack and Jean Oswald have turned their passion in to a hobby and business. Dominic Roskrow reports
November 2005, Issue 52, page 34
Join the debate
The Spey way My issue of Whisky Magazine 87 May/June 2010 arrived in my post this morning. I was in chuffed to see the article about walking the Spey Way. I wrote about my walking down the Spey start...
July 2010, Issue 89, page 78
Jura and George Orwell
Two stories running in tandem
June 2014, Issue 120, page 32
Live around the World
Three packed shows,three cities – Whisky Live spreads the gospel bringing the world's best whiskies to South Africa and Holland
January 2007, Issue 61, page 40
Looking to the future
In this issue we look at how other spirits have far more flexibility to experiment and are therefore able to reinvent themselves to appeal to new drinkers,and ask is this damaging the future of whisky...
August 2006, Issue 58, page 16
Mix and match
Kate Portman pulls her wellies on and heads out to the festivals.
July 2009, Issue 81, page 52
Mixing Tradition & Modernity
Martine Nouet explores food and whisky with a Dutch phenomenon
April 2012, Issue 103, page 54
How to get the best out of your fungi
December 2014, Issue 124, page 60
Near the Finnish line?
Michael Jackson enthuses, but finds it hard to finish
December 2001, Issue 20, page 7
Jonny McCormick explores a monster of a Highland bar on the shores of Loch Ness.
April 2010, Issue 87, page 24
Protective Shields (Robin Shields)
Robin Shields isn't from Islay. He's not Scottish. And he doesn't have a distillery background. But as Martine Nouet finds out, he's up for the challenge of protecting the reputation of Laphroaig
October 2003, Issue 34, page 40
Ready for it's close-up (Buffalo Trace)
Liza Weisstuch dons her white coat to see what's been cooking in the Buffalo Trace lab.
October 2008, Issue 75, page 26
Marcin Miller particpates in setting a whisky record in Sweden's beautiful capital Stockholm
February 2002, Issue 21, page 13
Room for a few more
Elsewhere in this issue we've looked at four distilleries a couple of years after they were given a new lease of life. Here Ian Buxton updates in tow new faces
April 2005, Issue 47, page 34
Scotland's obscure corner shop (Whisky Shop)
David Stirk makes a pilgrimage to the heart of Speyside to meet Fiona Murdoch at the Whisky Shop, Dufftown, and collect his medal for visiting this 'obscure corner of Scotland'
February 2001, Issue 14, page 64
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
Simply the best
Martine Nouet exanines the benefits of learning local malts with local produce, a la Islay
July 2002, Issue 24, page 56
Martine Nouet looks back at 10 years of Aberlour whisky dinners at the Spirit of Speyside festival with a ‘best of...' menu.
September 2010, Issue 90, page 52
Speyside festival preview
It's bigger, it's better and it's back – yes, once again, the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is upon us and the organisers promise a host of good things. Ian Buxton investigates
May 2002, Issue 22, page 34
Speyside opens up
The Cluny Bank Hotel is working within the community of Forres to give whisky fans the perfect Scottish break. Dominic Roskrow stayed there
January 2005, Issue 45, page 44
Ian Wisniewski asks what is the Speyside style of malt whisky?
March 2013, Issue 110, page 20
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
As Jim Morrison nearly put it in the film Wayne's World, if you book them they will come. So that's what a group of whisky nuts in The Netherlands have done. Dominic Roskrow reports...
April 2009, Issue 79, page 46
The Hunt for La Bagosse
The elusive Acadian moonshine
March 2015, Issue 126, page 45
The Italian job
Gavin D Smith heads to Speyside to discover what's going on at Glen Grant
April 2008, Issue 71, page 47
The Land of the Midnight Sun
Making whisky with a Scandinavian spin
July 2014, Issue 121, page 14
The Miller's Tale
Thank you to everyone who exhibited and attended Whisky Live. And to the Whisky Magazine team who contributed to making it such a fantastic event. It was the biggest ever and a sell out. There were, ...
June 2003, Issue 31, page 5
The real Islay spirit
Brian Palmer, whisky Magazine's first ever tee-total contributor, reveals the Ileach view of Islay's famed annual whisky celebration
August 2002, Issue 25, page 82
The visitors' guide to... Speyside
In each issue of Whisky Magazine this year we will look at a whisky region from a tourist's point of view. First up, Speyside
January 2006, Issue 53, page 34
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
The wonderful world of whisky
Dominic Roskrow reports back from Kentucky and Spain.
November 2003, Issue 35, page 18
Then along came the fire department
Michael Jackson reports on a hot night in Bowmore
September 2000, Issue 11, page 7
Third WhiskyLive Festival for South Africa
South Africa's internationally aligned whisky festivals, the First National Bank Whisky Live Festivals, take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from October 26-28 and in Johannesbu...
September 2005, Issue 50, page 15
Welcome to Whisky Magazine
I could hardly believe my ears when I heard that the three-man Whiskey Professor team had been given the chop and not just because we gave them the Icons of Whisky awards last year. For those that do...
February 2010, Issue 86, page 5
Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well it's that time of year where I think it's good to take a moment and reflect on what has been, and to be honest this year has been a bit of a whirlwind. There have been some stunning drams releas...
December 2010, Issue 92, page 5
Collecting beyond the bottle
January 2015, Issue 125, page 46
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
Our man pulls up an armchair for a consultation in the whisky showroom
June 2011, Issue 96, page 32
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