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Whisky Glossary : Low wines

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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Whisky Magazine Issue 146

A tour of Toronto, Bourbon's Pompeii, Bladnoch Distillery and a look back at Glenmorangie's last 10 years

 

Low wines

The spirit to come off the Wash still Its strength is usually about 21 per cent Abv

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 quick word please
Ian Buxton uncovers some of the less heard whisky quotes

January 2007, Issue 61, page 53

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 third step
We investigate the process of triple distilling

February 2014, Issue 117, page 36

All in the Mash
Iorwerth Griffiths explores a particularly Irish style

March 2011, Issue 94, page 18

Back to life (Kilbeggan)
A unique occasion in the history of Irish whiskey took place recently – an old distillery came back to life –our man was on the spot for the first drops of spirit

June 2007, Issue 64, page 60

Bladnoch once more
What do yoghurt and whisky have in common? Our man finds out as Lowland survivor Bladnoch celebrates its 200th year

September 2017, Issue 146, page 34

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

October 1999, Issue 6, page 54

By the letter
In the latest in the series Dominic Roskrow looks at the letter ‘D'

March 2007, Issue 62, page 78

Claiming the title
Scotland's northernmost mainland distillery

June 2013, Issue 112, page 31

Closing the Circle
Japanese craft brewers become whisky chasers

February 2017, Issue 144, page 35

Experimental focus
We discover a hive of innovation in Speyside

October 2013, Issue 115, page 44

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

George and the Distilled Peach
Liza Weisstuch joins a group of distillers bringing history back to life

January 2011, Issue 93, page 50

Going With The Grain
Fuji Gotemba and the 'three umami brothers'

October 2016, Issue 139, page 21

Grand designs
There are numerous financial risks involved in establishing a new malt whisky distillery. But how do you make sure the whisky you produce is any good? Richard Jones reports

August 2006, Issue 58, page 28

Have you got Worms?
Ian Wisniewski ask what role do condensers play when producing malt whisky

January 2011, Issue 93, page 38

In conversation (Evan Thomas Cattanach)
Charles MacLean meets Evan Thomas Cattanach, long-term Distillery Manager and now Director of Scotch Knowledge for Schefflin & Somerset in New York

December 2001, Issue 20, page 85

Into the limelight
Taking up the reins can be daunting but Irish Distillers' new master distiller is relishing the opportunity

February 2014, Issue 117, page 24

Irish giant
Dave Broom concludes his indepth investigation of the Irish whiskey industry

July 2008, Issue 73, page 52

It all comes out in the wash
Every part of the distillation process is crucial to making good whisky. Ian Wisniewski explains

July 2006, Issue 57, page 64

It's all Academic
Back to the classroom at The Irish Whiskey Academy

October 2014, Issue 123, page 25

It's all going down the tubes
Ian Wisniewski compares the merits of worms against those of shell and tube condensers

February 2004, Issue 37, page 64

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

Kilbeggan's spirits rising
Iorwerth Griffiths looks at the latest developments as Cooley's distilling experiment comes of age.

February 2010, Issue 86, page 40

Laphroaig: It's All About The Peat
Laphroaig ‘medicinal malts' or ‘damp dog and tree bark' – opinions vary

June 2015, Issue 128, page 52

Lost in a nation
Dave visits the new rebuilt Hanyu distillery and takes in some Japanese culture.

January 2008, Issue 69, page 12

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

Lowland Perfection (Auchentoshan)
Auchentoshan is the nearest distillery to Glasgow but it is often criminally overlooked. Dominic Roskrow explains why it warrants closer inspection.

December 2007, Issue 68, page 40

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

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 of the Box
A Swedish distillery emerges from the forest

January 2017, Issue 141, page 40

Park No More
Gavin D. Smith looks at one of the victims of the Speyside 18090 boom

March 2011, Issue 94, page 30

Phenolic fancies
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

Pre-Heating The Charge
The role of plate heat exchangers

June 2017, Issue 143, page 50

 

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