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Whisky Glossary : Fermenter

Whisky Glossary and Definitions

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.

 
 

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The World of Aberfeldy, Great Southern Distillery, Knockdhu Distillery, Icons of Whisky America

 

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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 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

Beams'dream
Amonggreatbourbonfamiliesitdoesn'tgetmuchbiggerthanthenameBeam.AndasCharlesK.Cowderyreports,anothergenerationisconsideringitsoptions

September 2004, Issue 42, page 40

Bourbon uncovered
Gary Regan & Mardee Haidin Regan guide us through the process of whiskey-making American-style

October 1999, Issue 6, page 54

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Brewer's decline
The number of distilleries using brewer's yeast has declined significantly since the 1990s. Ian Wisniewski asks why.

January 1970, Issue 84, page 28

Dutch courage
Dave Broom takes a trip to Holland to visit a very Dutch distillery – Millstone.

January 2010, Issue 85, page 40

Expansion demands
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

Happy trails
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

Jenever, Juniper
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

Kentucky swoon
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

Key processes
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

Let the whisky speak
Our man follows craft distiller Chip Tate on a mission to Scotland

March 2014, Issue 118, 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

Old timer for the ages
We met the man who created a Bourbon legacy

February 2014, Issue 117, page 18

Permission to Tour
Davin de Kergommeaux finds visiting Canadian distilleries is not as easy as it seems.

September 2011, Issue 98, page 39

Personality Traits
Dave Broom looks at how to get under the skin of a distillery

April 2011, Issue 95, page

Progressive Distilling
Lisa Weisstuch discovers an acoustic side to whisky making

March 2012, Issue 102, page 28

Relationships
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

 

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