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.
A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies
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
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 brave new world
Using his knowledge and passion for wine,whisky maker John Hall is creating one of the most iconic Canadian brands, Rob Allanson went to find out why.
November 2007, Issue 67, page 45
A Locavore's Tipple
Liza Weisstuch goes in search of slow food whiskey
February 2013, Issue 109, page 34
A point of difference
Out man visits the hear of Whyte and Mackay's grain supply
December 2013, Issue 116, page 38
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 Tale of Two Men
The times are a changing at Heaven Hill
March 2015, Issue 126, page 41
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
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
At the still
Dave takes us through the production process.
September 2008, Issue 74, page 59
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
Gary Regan & Mardee Haidin Regan guide us through the process of whiskey-making American-style
October 1999, Issue 6, page 54
The number of distilleries using brewer's yeast has declined significantly since the 1990s. Ian Wisniewski asks why.
January 1970, Issue 84, page 28
Cowboys and Whisky
A road trip down the Rockies part 1
September 2016, Issue 138, page 38
Cowboys and Whisky
Davin De Kergommeaux takes us on an adventure through the Rockies
October 2016, Issue 139, page 38
Cowboys and Whisky
A roadtrip down the Rockies part 3
December 2016, Issue 140, page 36
The spirit of Gimli
June 2015, Issue 128, page 24
Dave Broom takes a trip to Holland to visit a very Dutch distillery – Millstone.
January 2010, Issue 85, page 40
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
Grain from the Cape
South Africa's award winning Bain's
April 2016, Issue 135, page 15
Rob Allanson takes an educational trip through America's whiskey heartland
July 2007, Issue 65, page 18
Heading off the trail
Charles K. Cowdery looks at 25 additions to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to help give you a bigger whiskey picture.
January 2010, Issue 85, page 14
High Veldt Drifter
Dave Broom gets a whirlwind tour and finds a man with whisky passion.
October 2011, Issue 99, page 42
In conversation with BC
Charles Maclean talks to the General Manger of America's oldest (and youngest) distillery.
November 2000, Issue 12, page 94
In the shadow of Mount Fuji (Gotemba)
Gotemba Distillery enjoys special status in Japan. Dave Broom visited it
July 2006, Issue 57, page 32
Ireland Eyes Expansion
Ian Buxton visits a very bullish Midleton distillery
March 2011, Issue 94, page 36
The very roots of whisky are discovered in Holland
July 2014, Issue 121, page 11
Joining the Club
Davin de Kergommeaux visits a Canadian giant.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 40
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
In the latest in our series,Rob Allanson looks to bourbon country
April 2006, Issue 55, page 34
Kentucky where the good times roll
There's nothing like a heady blend of sunshine, history and great hospitality to create a great drink, as Marcin Miller discovered
October 1999, Issue 6, page 64
A focus on who is doing what and where
July 2016, Issue 137, page 89
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
Knockdhu: Expressions of Sheer Peat
Shining the light on a hidden gem – Knockdhu
October 2014, Issue 123, page 50