I got mine last Tuesday and only opened it today for a quick flick through. I too am a long time subscriber(Missing only 10 issues before subscribing full time 4 years ago) and I had come here to do exactly as Rosebankfan has done. I must admit that I'm in the quite annoyed category
. The way I look at it is I pay for a magazine about Whisky ... I never saw anything in the title to suggest other wise
I enjoy many things in life but should a specialist magazine try to pander to all? I know there are many here that like rum and I too have nothing against it but I feel that this is out of bounds for a whisky magazine. I can understand the want to be fresh and new but is this the way for a WHISKY
magazine. Are we going to have major coverage of tequila or vodka next ?!?!?! Maybe wine, I do love a glass of wine but is this the place for it....
74 issues and it has been looking for a while that Whisky mag are struggling for ideas. I was ready to give up my subscription a while back but decided to support the magazine as there is not much else for me to get. Why is the magazine struggling????? Could there not be 2 distillery focus per issue there are plenty of them still to have an indept look. Do a Scottish Distillery and a some where else in the world Distillery every issue. How many distilleries have not been covered yet or on the other side 3 Irish Distilleries have been covered at least twice. Now I should not complain but there is certianly an imbalance there in my view. With this approach it would not look like the magazine is trying to promote a single product (distillery) every issue instead of just writing about it.
I have had supported the Magazine as much as I can and aplaud the Forum which is a great community but after the Rum issue I am sadly reflecting on whether I should renew my subscription which is up very shortly.