Unlike wine, for example, whisky is not really about mystification, but it does bring its own jargon. Any unusual terms you are likely to come across are described and defined in this section.
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The alcohol content of a whisk(e)y expressed as a proportion of the total volume of liquid.
See also : Abv
A drop of the soft stuff
Ian Wisniewski assesses the effect of the water used in whisky production and as mixer on the drink we love
October 2002, Issue 26, page 52
A rare breed (Wild Turkey)
Wild Turkey is an old-fashioned American spirit, full of character, with an ability to seduce all-comers. Stuart Maclean-Ramsay pays his respects.
April 2000, Issue 9, page 38
As easy as A,B,C
New to whisky? Then this new series goes back to basics. Dominic Roskrow explains
October 2006, Issue 59, page 74
Ask the Expert
Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to: Q&A, Whisky Magazine, St Faiths House, Mountergate, Norwich, England, NR1 1PY
January 2015, Issue 125, page 82
Gary Regan & Mardee Haidin Regan guide us through the process of whiskey-making American-style
October 1999, Issue 6, page 54
How to prove it
In the latest in the series on whisky terminology we look at the letter P – and the proof system.
April 2008, Issue 71, page 33
Journey from hell to reach whisky heaven (Bushmills)
Stuart Maclean Ramsay embarks on a perilous pilgrimage to Bushmills, home of the world's oldest distillery, in an attempt to find out why, after visiting , some people talk of reincarnation and spirit...
April 2001, Issue 15, page 24
Charles Maclean, glass in hand, continues his course in how to taste whisky
March 1999, Issue 2, page 58
The China syndrome
Shanghai is now one of the world's cutting edge cities and blended whiskies are gaining big markets. But what about malts? Graham Thompson has been peering into his dram to find out more
October 2004, Issue 43, page 54
The elements of style part 3
Part three maturation In the third and final part of his series on what influences the flavour of malt whisky, Professor Alan Ruthrford turns his attention to the ageing process.
August 1999, Issue 5, page 36
The Lap of Luxury
Sandeep Arora discovers and explores some of the best whisky bars in India.
December 2011, Issue 100, page 44
The Mark of a classic (Maker's Mark)
Hand-made Maker's Mark bourbon tastes irresistibly good. Stuart MacLean Ramsay describes an enthralling encounter with Kentucky's alchemists
February 2000, Issue 8, page 38
Thoughts on Texture
Ian Wisniewski asks what gives a malt whisky its particular mouthfeel?
June 2011, Issue 96, page 34