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.
Kentucky, Louisville, Benromach
Two-handled Celtic drinking vessel.
A cure for hiccups
Robin Laing takes a gentle stroll with his friend through Speyside
November 2004, Issue 44, page 34
A malt for all moods (Lord Thurso)
Jane Slade talks to Lord Thurso, a Patron of the Qaich, about his family, his castle and his long love affair with Scotch.
April 2000, Issue 9, page 72
A right pair
Is whisky really suited to food? Ontario-based writer Andrew Coppolino finds out
August 2006, Issue 58, page 42
A spirited event
James Millard explains why the Speyside Whisky Festival is a mean contender in the whisky event stakes
August 2002, Issue 25, page 26
An offering you can't refuse
Luvian's Bottle Shop has built a reputation for fine drinks products. Gavin Smith looks at its whisky offering
May 2004, Issue 39, page 28
Badge of quality in safe hands (Adelphi)
Adelphi distillery, the top-of-the-market independent bottler, has been bought by a couple of landowners in Argyll. Charles MacLeanlooks at the company's history and asks the new owners about their pl...
March 2005, Issue 46, page 63
Charles Monarch of the dram (Prince of Wales)
Jane Slade traces the Prince of Wales' legendary love of Scotch
November 2000, Issue 12, page 16
Contemporary whisky art
Ian Buxton explores the whisky industy's shift from patron to sponsor of visual art.
November 2000, Issue 12, page 20
Dinner with the keeper
The keepers of the Quaich are a clan shrouded with mystery. Tom Bruce Gardyne reveals what it's like to experience one of their twice yearly gatherings.
December 2000, Issue 13, page 32
Distiller of the year: Diageo
There were many entrants for this category, some obvious, some not so. The award is meant to be for an individual, but a clear trend started to emerge – there was a regular stream of votes for Diage...
April 2003, Issue 30, page 19
Enter the keepers
Ian Buxton looks atone of whisky's more influential yet unassuming gatherings.
January 2008, Issue 69, page 51
First of the royal malts (Royal Brackla)
Ian Buxton discovers the charms of Royal Brackla, also a RAF base at one time
September 2003, Issue 33, page 44
From the Editor
The Keepers promote the goodwill of the industry and honour those who have made a significant contribution to it
July 2001, Issue 17, page 5
Getting off at Saint Cloud
Michael Jackson, Master of the Quaich, in sheepish mood.
June 2000, Issue 10, page 7
Glenlivin' it up
This year's Speyside Festival was a great success. Marcin Miller was there
June 2004, Issue 40, page 16
Grand masters of malt
Gordon & MacPhail brought malt whisky to the people. Ken Hyder salutes the legendary pioneers who have always done it their way
February 2000, Issue 8, page 60
Great whisky bars of the world
A couple of issues ago we launched a new scheme to honour the world's best whisky bars. Here are the first recipients – congratulations to them all
January 2006, Issue 53, page 15
Haydock hits out
Some say ‘when the going gets tough, the tough get going'. So John Haydock stays right where he is
June 2002, Issue 23, page 82
Haydock: cask strength and un-chill filtered
John Haydock attacks Whisky Magazine's policy on editorial censorship and questions the sexual orientation of Distillery Managers. Actually we cut that paragraph out, it was a little too racey ... sor...
November 2001, Issue 19, page 90
High society (An Quaich Society)
The members of Canada 's An Quaich Society are real party animals, but their love of Scotch and the freedom it represents could not be more serious as Stuart Maclean Ramsay reports.
June 2000, Issue 10, page 64
Icons of Whisky 2008
Following months of scrutiny,much debate and exhaustive rounds of voting, we finally reveal the cream of the crop in the whisky world.
February 2008, Issue 70, page 15
It's all Go-more (Bowmore)
Islay's meant to be all about tranquillity. But when Ian Buxton visited Bowmore it was anything but
November 2003, Issue 35, page 48
Near the Finnish line?
Michael Jackson enthuses, but finds it hard to finish
December 2001, Issue 20, page 7
Mrcin Miller explores Edinburgh's five star attraction that seeks to increase awareness of Scotlanad's whisky heritage
June 2001, Issue 16, page 32
Adrian and Alison Murray are combining business and pleasure by selling whisky to tourists in England's Peak District. Dominic Roskrow reports
September 2004, Issue 42, page 55
Anyone who read Issue 53 on Great Whisky Bars of The World will know that Whisky Magazine rates The Highlander Inn in Craigellachie pretty highly. Richard Jones discovers what makes this humble lookin...
June 2006, Issue 56, page 60
The Speyside region is getting its act together and making life easier for the visitor. Here Dominic Roskrow reports on its changing face. And on page 34 we provide the complete visitors' guide to the...
January 2006, Issue 53, page 32
Speyside festival preview
It's bigger, it's better and it's back – yes, once again, the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is upon us and the organisers promise a host of good things. Ian Buxton investigates
May 2002, Issue 22, page 34
The essential guide to Speyside bars
David Stirk is 'entertained in a truly Scottish manner' during his five-day whistle stop tour of Speyside allowing him to bring you the definitive guide to Speyside's best bars
April 2001, Issue 15, page 48
The history makers
For our 10th anniversary issue,Ian Buxton profiles 10 people who have shaped today's global whisky industry.While these are only short biographical sketchs of individuals,all of whom deserve an articl...
November 2008, Issue 76, page 23
The refashioning of history
Charles Maclean examines the curious story of Clan Campbell and its acquired pedigree
August 1999, Issue 5, page 56
The Wright Stuff
Our man looks at how things can come together to form a shop
July 2011, Issue 97, page 44
The ‘quaiching' of a President
Michael Jackson recalls his part in Ron's downfall
July 2004, Issue 41, page 11
Two Rs of education
In the latest in our series looking at whisky terms we look at the letters Q and R,and in particular rye whiskey and reflux.
June 2008, Issue 72, page 29
Walking the line
Gavin D. Smith explores the Speyside Way.
April 2010, Issue 87, page 30