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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4 Roses blooming
As most American whiskeys look overseas for new drinkers, Four Roses finds its growth back home. Charles Cowdery investigates.
July 2008, Issue 73, page 14
A different beast
Canada's whisky industry is a pale imitation of what it once was. But if you're thinking of visiting its distilleries be prepared for a lot of travel – its few remaining distilleries are spread righ...
September 2007, Issue 66, page 32
A mark of difference
With its instantly recognisable red wax sealed bottle, Maker's Mark has a story to tell
February 2014, Issue 117, page 30
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
How to make ‘that' difference in whiskey production
April 2016, Issue 135, page 28
American's shooting star
To paraphase an old music expression, it's climbing the drinks chart with a Bulleit.Charles Cowdery on the latest bourbon success
September 2005, Issue 50, page 56
As esay as one, two, three?
Peter Mulryan looks at the increasingly rare art of triple distillation
March 2003, Issue 29, page 58
Canadian rye versus American straight rye
Davin is the author of Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert
June 2013, Issue 112, page 12
Dial M for malts
In our series looking at whisky terms we have reached the letter m. In the first of two features Dominic Roskrow looks at malts and malting.
November 2007, Issue 67, page 35
Liza Weisstuch looks at some of the new wave of craft distillers who have started to grab the headlines and glasses of whisky lovers.
June 2009, Issue 80, page 46
Don't Drink and Drive
The Editor takes to the streets of Louisville for a round of drinking golf.
January 2010, Issue 85, page 48
Ian Wisniewski asks what is the Lincoln County process, and what influence does it have?
July 2011, Issue 97, page 26
George and the Distilled Peach
Liza Weisstuch joins a group of distillers bringing history back to life
January 2011, Issue 93, page 50
Hudson Valley - A New Beginning in Distilling
A sneak preview of New York's newest whiskies
July 2014, Issue 121, page 44
Innovating the Americans Way
Liza Weisstuch looks at the restriction and innovations from the US distillers
April 2011, Issue 95, page 19
Ireland Eyes Expansion
Ian Buxton visits a very bullish Midleton distillery
March 2011, Issue 94, page 36
After our Icons of Whisky America lunch we decided not to waste the opportunity of having some of the finest bourbon makers in one place.
December 2007, Issue 68, page 32
Knowing the Classics
Ryan Chetiyawardana looks at Bourbon cocktails
February 2013, Issue 109, page 40
Land of legends
Canada is a great holiday destination and has a fascinating take on whisky production. In this guide we look at two centres:Ontario and Calgary
September 2008, Issue 74, page 38
Buffalo Trace Distillery has another round experimental whiskies ready for release. Two more barrels have been selected and bottled from among the 1,500 experiments currently aging. Buffalo Trace Dis...
September 2007, Issue 66, page 15
More with M
In our series looking at whisky terms we have reached the second part of the letter m. Dominic Roskrow looks at maturation
December 2007, Issue 68, page 31
No Laughing Matter
Joel Harrison is a drinks writer who regularly contributes to Whisky Magazine and other publications, including The Wall Street Journal India. A judge on the World Whisky, IWSC and Spirit Masters Aw...
March 2012, Issue 102, page 13
Permission to Tour
Davin de Kergommeaux finds visiting Canadian distilleries is not as easy as it seems.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 39
Return of the rye
The bad guy's whiskey is set to leap off the history shelves and stage a magnificent revival. Scott Aiges makes an irresistable case for procurring some bottles.
April 2000, Issue 9, page 59
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
The Art of Craft
Scott Spolverino looks at the rise of micro distillers.
October 2011, Issue 99, page 20
The Buffalo's Graveyard
A trace of Bourbon history
June 2015, Issue 128, page 58
The changing face of Jameson's
Tim Atkin follows Jameson's from Dublin to the palm trees of County Cork and finds a whiskey that lightened up on the way
May 1999, Issue 3, page 32
The Emerald Isle and the Mountains of Mourne
A roundup of Irish whiskey
January 2015, Issue 125, page 20
The History man
Kentuckian Mike Veachhas dedicated his adult life to archiving bourbon. Now he's seeing it gets the respect it deserves.
October 2009, Issue 83, page 32
The Irish question
In part one of a three part series, Dave Broom looks at the changing face of Irish whiskey.
January 2008, Issue 69, page 20
The name game
The names of many American whiskey pioneers are still with us today on the labels they started. Charles K. Cowdery here looks at the men behind the labels and on pages 24 and 25 considers how other br...
July 2006, Issue 57, page 18
The Very Best Reads
Some of the whisky books recently published
October 2015, Issue 131, page 77
Using Your Loaf
Sourdough fermentation and its parallels in whisky production
September 2014, Issue 122, page 60
Elmer T. Lee Commemorative Edition
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 46.50% 8 Upfront, in your face and hard to dislike. If Dolly Parton was a whisky – it's this!
Few Single Malt
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 46.50% 7 A tricky one. I would hazard a bet this has a strange mash bill. It's clever but a little too difficult to pin down.