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.
Kentucky, Louisville, Benromach
Whisk(e)y is held in bonded warehouses until excise duty has been paid.
100 Greatest Distilleries to Visit
Our team of writers around the world give you the distilleries you should visit.
December 2011, Issue 100, page 30
100 Greatest Whisky People
We highlight the people who have left a lasting legacy on the whisky world over the years.
December 2011, Issue 100, page 16
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 big hand for gambling nights
Social poker nights both at home or at style bars and clubs have been the fad trend of 2005 – and whisky has been the drink of choice. Rob Allanson reports
January 2006, Issue 53, page 18
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 free sofa with every case
The dignified advertisements you see in this publication belie the rough and tumble past of American whiskey promotion. Charles K.Cowdery reports
October 2006, Issue 59, page 52
A future classic from a modern distillery
John Lamond visits the Isle of Arran Distilleryy, a modern distillery that produces a whisky that may well have enthusiasts challenging their own perception of what is their favourite malt
April 2001, Issue 15, page 28
A grievous loss (Rosebank)
In the latest of our series Gavin D Smith looks at the history behind Rosebank
July 2007, Issue 65, page 31
A life away from the waver
Robin Laing joins a group of enthusiasts heading up the Spey with paddles.
April 2010, Issue 87, page 50
A new dawn for Bowmore (Brian Morrison)
After 38 years in whisky, Brian Morrison, managing director of Morrison Bowmore Distillers, is retiring from his executie position to become Joint Chairman. He reminisces with Charles Maclean
February 2002, Issue 21, page 34
A Phoenix from the flames
It's nearly 10 years since a major fire all but destroyed a great part of Heaven Hill. But the distillery's now thriving and going from strength to strength. Charles Cowdery reports
July 2005, Issue 49, page 25
A Region of Subtlety
Gavin D. Smith takes us through this often maligned producing region
January 2011, Issue 93, page 30
A relationship that's on fire
Scottish whisky and Spanish sherry have long had a special relationship. But as the pursuit of better quality intensifies, the link is becoming stronger. Dominic Roskrow reports
April 2004, Issue 38, page 58
A single malt for the purists (Balvenie)
Once just William Grant's ‘other' Dufftown distillery, Balvenie is starting to build a big reputation for itself. Ian Buxton went to pay homage
February 2004, Issue 37, page 42
A slice of heaven
Ireland doesn't have a lot of distilleries but what it has are all worth a visit. Iorwerth Griffiths reports
August 2006, Issue 58, page 37
A taste of home
Jane Slade talks to racing yachtsman Andy Hindley about his love of the dram and the sea.
June 2000, Issue 10, page 16
Jefferson Chase starts his New Year reading in fine form
February 2012, Issue 101, page 70
Acting the part
It was only amatter of time before Monarch of the Glen discovered whisky. Gavin Smith reports.
December 2003, Issue 36, page 16
An industry mourns
The whisky world has paid tribute to one of its biggest supporters – Michael Jackson–long time Whisky Magazine contributor, author, journalist and towering authority on whisky and beer. Here is a ...
September 2007, Issue 66, page 7
An old con
Dave Broom exposes the shady side of the antique, collectable whisky market
January 2003, Issue 28, page 16
Ask the expert
I am a representative from a liquor board in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I have a customer who owns a bottle of Haig Dimple which he believes dates back to the early part of the 20th century.The owner is gett...
April 2008, Issue 71, page 37
Ask the expert
Now you can find both of John Rose's superb articles about collecting whisky in one place. In collections,he looks at some of the latest bottles to come up at auction. In questions,he fields your enqu...
February 2009, Issue 78, page 80
Ask the Expert
A friend has this interesting bottle of Burke's Whiskey by E&J Burke, Dublin he got through a family member, from the Canadian prairies. Could you shed any light on this item regarding its age and the...
September 2012, Issue 106, page 74
Ask The Expert
I have been left two bottles of whisky which have been in a cupboard for more than 13 years. Can you tell me how old they are? Are they worth anything or should I drink them as I am partial to a drop ...
December 2012, Issue 108, page 74
At the ambassador's
Michael is invited for a special afternoon in Poland
June 2007, Issue 64, page 11
Australian Whisky Accent
Chris Middleton has a background in global whisky marketing, freelance whisky writing and is director of a recently established whisky distillery in Austalia
June 2011, Issue 96, page 11
Back for more at Edradour
It's four years since our mystery visitor was at Edradour, and a lot has happened since then. So what's the tour like now?
June 2004, Issue 40, page 18
Back to life (Kilbeggan)
A unique occasion in the history of Irish whiskey took place recently – an old distillery came back to life –our man was on the spot for the first drops of spirit
June 2007, Issue 64, page 60
Badge of quality in safe hands (Adelphi)
Adelphi distillery, the top-of-the-market independent bottler, has been bought by a couple of landowners in Argyll. Charles MacLeanlooks at the company's history and asks the new owners about their pl...
March 2005, Issue 46, page 63
Ian Buxton peeks behind the scenes at one of Scotland's most enduring distilleries
June 2002, Issue 23, page 52
Blowing hot and cold (Coffee and Whisky)
Coffee and whisky make an ideal after-dinner partnership. We put together a panel of tasters to match some outstanding coffee blends with some provocative malts. Dominic Roskrow reports
June 2004, Issue 40, page 54
Gary Regan & Mardee Haidin Regan guide us through the process of whiskey-making American-style
October 1999, Issue 6, page 54
Bowling for Littlemill
Gavin D.Smith investigates the lost fortunes of Glasgow's other distillery.
February 2008, Issue 70, page 30
What would you do if you knew you only had one day to live? It's one of those questions we as a species dubiously blessed with the knowledge of our own mortality can't help posing from time to time. ...
June 2007, Issue 64, page 48
How often have we read in a distillery's history a phrase along the lines of “…the following year much of the site was devastated by fire…”? Gavin D Smith investigates in the first part of our...
April 2009, Issue 79, page 48
Rittenhouse Bottled-in-Bond Straight Rye 4 Years Old 2005
Rye - U.S.A. - 50.00% 7 This is a clever, tricksy rye. Worth a look.
The Century of Malts Blended Scotch Whisky
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 4 Gentle, smooth and delicately balanced, but with some underlying muscle. Complex and sophisticated. More of a James Bond than a Braveheart.