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.
Tamdhu, Coopering, Toronto
An unusually squat pot still, first used at the Lomond Distillery. It produces oilier, heavier spirit.
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
Back from the brink for Scapa
The Scapa distillery on Orkney is to be reopened full time after years of neglect Dominic Roskrow visited it
July 2004, Issue 41, page 44
Two new distilleries announced in as many months...are we on the brink of a golden time for whisky? Ian Buxton finds out
April 2007, Issue 63, page 26
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
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
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
More to be Done
Dave Broom considers the last 100 issues and how times have changed, but still some things have not.
December 2011, Issue 100, page 12
We bring you the news,show reviews and Dave's look at the whisky world.
April 2009, Issue 79, page 6
The bonny, bonny blend of Loch Lomond
Neil Wilson vistis Loch Lomond Distillery, where four pot stills and a continuous still add up to seven single malts and a soon-to-be-released single blend. And it's done with technology, not mirrors
May 1999, Issue 3, page 28
The Orcadian phoenix
The Scapa Distillery is producing spirit regularly again after a two year renovation programme. Dominic Roskrow reports
October 2006, Issue 59, page 26
Two's company (Ballantines)
Ballantine's is one of the world's top blends but it is in need of a dose of loving and who better for that than the French? Dominic Roskrow reports
January 2007, Issue 61, page 26
Connoisseur's Choice Mosstowie 1979
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A nostalgic reminder of the Lomond still, though I had forgotten it could produce such sweet whisky.
Cadenhead's Glencraig 1981, 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.20% 7 Pleasant, sociable. With mint tea and Moroccan food?