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.
Barley that has started to germinate and has not yet been dried.
Celtic Cousins - Made in Bretagne
Martine Nouet looks at the whisky industry in Northern France – and plots its Celtic roots
November 2004, Issue 44, page 26
Martine Nouet looks at the kiln's part in whisky making
September 2012, Issue 106, page 28
Maltster and servant
A keen collector of first-hand information on whisky, Martine Nouet had the fantastic opportunity to make a whisky-lover and -writer's dream come true: work in the Glenfiddich and Balvenie distillerie...
December 2001, Issue 20, page 32
Sole Survivor (Glengoyne)
John Lamond visits Glengoyne Distillery – an enduring whisky landmark in an area littered with the remains of over 20 distilleries that didn't withstand the tests of time
December 2001, Issue 20, page 42
Gavin D Smith reveals the contribution grain has made to the Scotch whisky industry.
June 2000, Issue 10, page 36
The Adventurous Distiller
As the American craft movement gathers pace, we look at some of the alternative grains it is using
June 2012, Issue 104, page 12
Welcome the underdog
In the latest in his series looking at the whisky glossary, Dominic Roskrow turns to the letter ‘G' and to grain whisky
June 2007, Issue 64, page 78
Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2004
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 8 Discreet, subtle and pure with great balance for one so young - and marked accordingly.
Mackmyra Special 02 - The Anniversary Edition
Single Malt - Sweden - 50.00% 8 Perfectly pleasant.
Hazelburn 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 Good impact for a ‘light' whisky. Highly recommended.
Stronachie 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 On principle, I have misgivings about private bottlings of unidentified malts, but this is an excellent dram.
The Macallan Fine Oak 'Whisky Maker's Selection'
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.80% 7 Fine, not a lot of oak.
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% Light but balanced.