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
Alchemy by the Bay
Stuart MacLean Ramsay takes a trip to the US west coast and checks out three very different but equally daring and passionate distillers
December 2001, Issue 20, page 38
All in the Mash
Iorwerth Griffiths explores a particularly Irish style
March 2011, Issue 94, page 18
As esay as one, two, three?
Peter Mulryan looks at the increasingly rare art of triple distillation
March 2003, Issue 29, page 58
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
By the letter
In the latest in the series Dominic Roskrow looks at the letter ‘D'
March 2007, Issue 62, page 78
the final instalment of Philip Hills' abridged extract from his fascinatin new book Appreciating Whisky.
December 2000, Issue 13, page 52
Cutting no corners (The Macallan)
The Macallan is one of the truly iconic distilleries but it is not resting on its laurels. Dominic Roskrow went to stay there
April 2007, Issue 63, page 32
Foreshots and Feints
The quality of a new make spirit is crucial to making good whisky. Ian Wisniewski delves deeper into the process
August 2006, Issue 58, page 61
Ian Wisniewski looks at whether the trend for organic proucts has a place in the world of malt whisky
April 2005, Issue 47, page 64
Haydock spelling it out
Flying in the face of controversy, John Haydock takes on the establishment with his new book
October 2002, Issue 26, page 82
High society (An Quaich Society)
The members of Canada 's An Quaich Society are real party animals, but their love of Scotch and the freedom it represents could not be more serious as Stuart Maclean Ramsay reports.
June 2000, Issue 10, page 64
In conversation with Barry Crockett
Charles Maclean talks to Barry Crockett, Master Distiller at Midleton Distillery
April 2001, Issue 15, page 82
Dave Broom concludes his indepth investigation of the Irish whiskey industry
July 2008, Issue 73, page 52
It's School time
You may think you've had enough of classrooms and teachers, but what about a new learning experience - a whisky school?
September 2008, Issue 74, page 48
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
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
In the latest in our series looking at the language of whisky, Dominic Roskrow looks at the letters E and F
April 2007, Issue 63, page 78
Lomond's Formidable Distiller
It isn't on the list of distilleries that more than a million visitors to Scotland descend upon each year. it isn't situated on some windswept, romantic, island shore and it isn't very pretty. But it ...
April 2011, Issue 95, page 36
Lost in Distillation
We head to Antrim to visit Bushmills Distillery to talk distilling and crafting whiskey in small batches
March 2012, Issue 102, page 34
Meet the awkward squad
The basic process of making whisky is similar throughout the world. But there are always some who have to be different. Dave Broom meets the misfits
March 2005, Issue 46, page 44
Not just a question of taste
Philip Hills writes an introduction to the first part of an abridged extract from his fascinatin new book Appreciating whisky
November 2000, Issue 12, page 50
On the edge of the world (Laphroaig)
The peat-reek and iodine fullness of Laphroaig is the epitome of Islay; and it has changed little since the distillery was founded in the early nineteenth century, says Neil Wilson
January 1999, Issue 1, page 38
Out with the old, in with the new? Not quite...
Can whisky-making be taught properly at university, and is our understanding of science leading to better whisky? Gavin Smith looks at the issue
July 2004, Issue 41, page 40
Peat is a staple ingredient of many classic whiskie. Ian Wisniewski looks at the hows, and whys and wherefores of this valued element .
July 2002, Issue 24, page 61
Ian Wisniewski asks what does the term ‘ppm' stand for in relation to a peated malt, and what does this signify in terms of a malt's character?
April 2010, Issue 87, page 38
In the latest in our series on whisky terms we reach the letter S.In the first of two parts,we look at American whiskey's use of the letter.
July 2008, Issue 73, page 33
Charles Maclean continues his course by reinventing the wheel.
May 1999, Issue 3, page 58
Sights set high in the Lowlands (Auchentoshan)
Ian Buxton provides a rare insight into a Lowland distillery not currently open to the public – Auchentoshan
January 2003, Issue 28, page 44
Speyside festival preview
It's bigger, it's better and it's back – yes, once again, the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is upon us and the organisers promise a host of good things. Ian Buxton investigates
May 2002, Issue 22, page 34
Spirit of the times
In the first of a two part series looking at new make spirit, Ian Wisniewski considers the range of characteristics that appear in new make spirit,and how they are created.
April 2009, Issue 79, page 28
Stalking the stag
The Dalmore is a sleeping giant but it's starting to stir. Dominic Roskriw visited one of Scotland's strangest distilleries.
June 2008, Issue 72, page 38
Still crazy after all these years
The small illegal stills of Speyside have been romanticised time and time again. But what was distilling really like way back when? Jim Cryle of Chivas Brothers decided to find out, and Dave Broom jo...
July 2006, Issue 57, page 56
Style & Substance
Ian Wisniewskiasks, what is a pot still Irish whiskey and how does it differ from malt Irish whiskey?
February 2013, Issue 109, page 28
That's the spirit
In the second of two articles on stills,Ian Wisniewskilooks at the critical role of the spirit still during the second distillation
July 2008, Issue 73, page 29
That's the spirit
In our latest in our series on whisky terms we look at the second part on the letter S,and the role of the spirits still in Scotch whisky production.
September 2008, Issue 74, page 33
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