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.
The best whiskies in the world 2017, Icons of Whisky Global winners and the conclusion to this year's Battle of the Blends
4 Roses blooming
As most American whiskeys look overseas for new drinkers, Four Roses finds its growth back home. Charles Cowdery investigates.
July 2008, Issue 73, page 14
A bourbon thoroughbred
Stuart Maclean Ramsay was totally sedcued by Kentucky's smallest distillery, which uses Scottish copper pot stills and a rare method of distillation.
December 1999, Issue 7, page 30
A different beast
Canada's whisky industry is a pale imitation of what it once was. But if you're thinking of visiting its distilleries be prepared for a lot of travel – its few remaining distilleries are spread righ...
September 2007, Issue 66, page 32
A wave of innovation
Our man visits this venerable Canadian distillery that has a few tricks up its sleeve
June 2013, Issue 112, page 42
Among great bourbon families it doesn't get much bigger than the name Beam. And as Charles K.Cowdery reports, another generation is considering its options
September 2004, Issue 42, page 40
Brewing up a storm
Gavin Smith tells the complex story of Scottish brewing and its inextricable links with distilling
February 2002, Issue 21, page 52
The spirit of Gimli
June 2015, Issue 128, page 24
Dial B for blends
In the second of our ‘back to basics'guides Dominic Roskrow looks at the letter B and in particular blends
November 2006, Issue 60, page 74
Charles K.Cowdery looks at what the US distilling community is doing to meet the growing demand for their products
June 2008, Issue 72, page 46
Going With The Grain
Fuji Gotemba and the 'three umami brothers'
October 2016, Issue 139, page 21
In the shadow of Mount Fuji (Gotemba)
Gotemba Distillery enjoys special status in Japan. Dave Broom visited it
July 2006, Issue 57, page 32
Jack's No.7 heaven (Jack Daniel's)
Jack Daniel's is bucking the trend in many markets and going from strength to strength. Dominic Roskrow went to Lynchburg to find out why
March 2007, Issue 62, page 32
Joining the Club
Davin de Kergommeaux visits a Canadian giant.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 40
Kentucky Pot Still Bourbon
Woodford Reserve bucks the trend
July 2016, Issue 137, page 102
Kentucky Roses (Four Roses)
Four Roses has thrived since it was bought by Japanese brewer Kirin. Stuart MacLean Ramsay found out why.
October 2003, Issue 34, page 28
Land of legends
Canada is a great holiday destination and has a fascinating take on whisky production. In this guide we look at two centres:Ontario and Calgary
September 2008, Issue 74, page 38
Mellowing in Lynchburgh
Davin de Kergommeaux gets under the skin of the Tennessee giant
July 2011, Issue 97, page 28
New Build Bonanza
Charles K. Cowdery delves into the new $50m Wild Turkey Distillery
July 2011, Issue 97, page 14
The heart of Alberta
Our man journeys through the Rockies to reach this distillery
October 2013, Issue 115, page 18
The liquid future
Woodford Reserve has been testing American whiskey's boundaries with its annual Master's Collection releases. Charles K. Cowdery got an exclusive glimpse of what might be in store for the future.
July 2010, Issue 89, page 25
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
To the Ends of the World
Hans takes a look at the other countries where blending is big
September 2016, Issue 138, page 20