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.
Best whiskies in the world.
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 class of their own
Tom Bruce-Gardyne looks into the story of the Haig empire
October 2002, Issue 26, page 48
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 Greener Future
We asked two of our writers to look at the issues affecting Scottish and American producers. The problems may be pressing but there is plenty of innovation out there to keep the industry green
March 2012, Issue 102, page 21
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
A right royal return (Carneronbridge)
Tom Bruce-Gardyne finds that Carneronbridge Distillery is ready to return to the public eye after years in the background of the Scottish whisky industry- all thanks to a member of the Royal family
February 2002, Issue 21, page 38
Gary Regan & Mardee Haidin Regan guide us through the process of whiskey-making American-style
October 1999, Issue 6, page 54
In the latest of our series Gavin D Smithlooks at the history behind Convalmore
September 2007, Issue 66, page 35
Don't Drink and Drive
The Editor takes to the streets of Louisville for a round of drinking golf.
January 2010, Issue 85, page 48
Don't go against the grain
Despite views to the contrary,grain whisky can be pretty sensational - and great value for money.
March 2006, Issue 54, page 50
Give Grain a Chance
Ian Wisniewski asks how do different stages of the production process influence the character of grain whisky?
September 2011, Issue 98, page 24
Go Johnnie go (Johnnie Wallker)
Johnnie Wallker is 200 years old. Ian Buxton looks at the history of a whisky icon
June 2005, Issue 48, page 20
Gone but not forgotten (Port Ellen)
In the latest of our new series,Gavin D Smith delves in to Port Ellen's past
April 2007, Issue 63, page 50
Gone to pot
With Dave taking a break for this issue, we asked the BBC's Tom Morton to step up to the plate. He brings us the tale Lomond, Lobotomies and Captain Haddock.
January 2010, Issue 85, page 12
Jack and George
In the latest in our series we look at the letters T,U,V,and consider Tennessee whiskey
October 2008, Issue 75, page 33
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
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
Without Ireland, there would be no whisky in Scotland. Giles Macdonagh traces Scotch back to its Irish roots.
May 1999, Issue 3, page 38
New for old (Taylor)
The old Taylor Distillery is getting a new lease of life Paul Harris investigates.
November 2000, Issue 12, page 62
Not backing down
Gavin D. Smith visits the Grant family's new kid on the block.
September 2010, Issue 90, page 46
Gavin D Smith reveals the contribution grain has made to the Scotch whisky industry.
June 2000, Issue 10, page 36
Six months after the Tohoku earthquake, a team from Whisky Magazine Japan spent a few days in the affected zone, talking to distillers, brewers and bartenders and those running local charities and try...
December 2011, Issue 100, page 59
The 2 Barries
The hands-on whiskey makers who have helped re-shape Irish whiskey, in conversation with Michael Jackson
May 2002, Issue 22, page 26
The art of science
Our man tackles the age old question about blending, and looks at other traditions
October 2013, Issue 115, page 26
The C Words
In the latest in his series defining whisky terms Dominic Roskrow looks at the letter C
January 2007, Issue 61, page 74
The changing face of Jameson's
Tim Atkin follows Jameson's from Dublin to the palm trees of County Cork and finds a whiskey that lightened up on the way
May 1999, Issue 3, page 32
The heart of the matter
In the latest in the series on whisky terms,Dominic Roskrow looks at the letters H,I and J
July 2007, Issue 65, page 78
The history makers
For our 10th anniversary issue,Ian Buxton profiles 10 people who have shaped today's global whisky industry.While these are only short biographical sketchs of individuals,all of whom deserve an articl...
November 2008, Issue 76, page 23
The New World
Tim Forbes has worked for The Whisky Exchange since 2003 and looks after the company's online presence including The Whisky Exchange Blog
December 2011, Issue 100, page 14
Tribute to a whiskey dreamer
Jim Murray mourns the loss of Cecil Williams, a man dedicated to whiskey and a much loved friend to the end.
February 2001, Issue 14, page 8
Welsh distillery Penderyn has been bottling its whisky for nearly five years now,and it's going from strength to strength.Dominic Roskrow travelled to the Brecon Beacons National Park to visit it.
November 2008, Issue 76, page 42
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