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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A drink not to mess with
In the first of a new series on great whisky cocktails, Ian Wisniewski looks at The Manhattan
January 2005, Issue 45, page 54
A free sofa with every case
The dignified advertisements you see in this publication belie the rough and tumble past of American whiskey promotion. Charles K.Cowdery reports
October 2006, Issue 59, page 52
A new frontier
Jonathan McCormick looks at selling bourbon to the Scots.
January 2009, Issue 77, page 20
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 in business
After 200 years,George Washington's distillery has been restored to its former glory, Charles K. Cowdery looks at the history and takes us behind the scenes
October 2006, Issue 59, page 48
Our man behind the stick delves into a flavourful world
June 2013, Issue 112, page 62
1Bourbons Bistro 2255 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206 www.bourbonsbistro.com In their spare time, the Bourbons Bistro owners travel the state, looking for unwanted stashes of whiskey. Instead of ...
April 2013, Issue 111, page 54
Drinking Large in the Windy City
Charles K.Cowdery finds craft cocktails in Chicago taking a whiskey spin.
February 2010, Issue 86, page 50
Dave Broom takes a trip to Holland to visit a very Dutch distillery – Millstone.
January 2010, Issue 85, page 40
East Meets West
Liza Weisstuch reports on a meeting of minds at Mdount Vernon
July 2012, Issue 105, page 24
Elegy for the ‘Easy'
The death of New Orleans has been exaggerated
October 2005, Issue 51, page 11
Fit for a King
Jim Leggett visits the North Carolina's newest distillery to discover Kings Mountain Whiskeys
April 2013, Issue 111, page 32
From Eau-de-Vie to Uisge Beatha
Alex Kraaijeveld looks at the growth of alternative distillers worldwide – and he likes what he sees
June 2002, Issue 23, page 60
Our experts open their almanacs and explore the challenges facing the industry in 2011
January 2011, Issue 93, page 6
George and the Distilled Peach
Liza Weisstuch joins a group of distillers bringing history back to life
January 2011, Issue 93, page 50
God bless Herr Bourbon
Heinz Taubenheim's grand passions have made him the toast of the American whiskey world. Susanne and Juergen Deibel meet the genie behind the bourbon bottles
February 2000, Issue 8, page 28
Rob Allanson takes an educational trip through America's whiskey heartland
July 2007, Issue 65, page 18
Let a thousand distilleries Bloom
A recent buy-out suggests that the American micro-distillery revolution means business. Charles K. Cowdery reports.
July 2010, Issue 89, page 14
Charles Cowdery discovers what the Scots taught the world.
October 2008, Issue 75, page 23
Two barflys go in search of the perfect classic cocktail in this iconic part of New York.
October 2009, Issue 83, page 48
Mix it up and start again
Why don't whiskies from different nations ever get belnded togeterh? Or do they? Gavin Smith found out
December 2003, Issue 36, page 32
Neil Ridley looks at two important cocktail tomes.
January 1970, Issue 84, page 44
Nothing wrong with Old Fashioned values
In the latest of his series on classic cocktails, Ian Wisniewski looks at the Old-Fashioned
March 2005, Issue 46, page 31
On the rebound
Rye is on the rise again,William M.Dowd looks at what's hot out there at the moment
July 2007, Issue 65, page 24
On the Rebound
If there's anything that can be said about 2010 when we look back on the year, it's that the economy had not quite rebounded back to tip top shape. Nations' economies tumbled, stock markets offered fe...
March 2011, Issue 94, page 8
Martin Betts learnt more than a wealth of whisk(e)y knowledge from Whisky Magazine Live's Masterclasses, he found out that the Master Blenders and Distillers could communicate with the enthusiast with...
July 2001, Issue 17, page 30
April 2013, Issue 111, page 38
Pushing back the frontiers of spirit in France (La Maison du Whisky)
Martine Nouet takes a closer look at near-legendary La Maison du Whisky, the Paris store that's done so much to change the old-fashioned perception of whisky in France
December 2001, Issue 20, page 54
What happens to United States Presidents after they leave office? The first one made whiskey. Charles K. Cowdery reports
January 2006, Issue 53, page 28
Charles K. Cowdery looks at the changing state of play for the global drinks giant
July 2011, Issue 97, page 18
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
Ian Wisniewski on the nearest thing Scotland has to a national cocktail
March 2006, Issue 54, page 59
Rock to drink to
What would make the ultimate whisky rock album? Rocky McCabe dreams up the perfect compilation
June 2007, Issue 64, page 31
Summer in a Glass
Naren Young looks forward to some long hot months
June 2012, Issue 104, page 38
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
Eagle Rare 17 Years Old
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 A bourbon for non sweet teeth. Rich, very well structured.
Sazerac 18 Years Old Straight Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 A trifle sophisticated for my tastes, but a very fine rye whiskey.
Berry's Own Selection Invergordon 38 Years Old 1971
Single Grain - Scotland - 48.00% 8 The balance between sweet and sour is perfect. A grain whisky? I would have thought of an old bourbon.
Sazerac 18 Years Old
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 Another Rye Whiskey ? The nose is a bit dour but the palate is more balanced. An interesting character.
Eagle Rare 17 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 A bourbon close to a rye whiskey,well structured and quite complex.
Pendleton 1910 Canadian Rye 12 Years Old
Rye - Canada - 40.00% 7 I would never have guessed it was a rye whiskey! Where is the spicy crispiness of the rye?
Basil Hayden's 8 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 40.00% 7 Has an aromatic profile close to a rye whiskey. Quite charming. Too bad it has been emasculated by an excessive dilution. A handsome eunuch?
Old Malt Cask North Port 36 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.30% 7 Of interest to collectors, historians and the likes of me, but this Brechin brew, staunched in 1983, never made a great whisky.
Thomas H. Handy Straight Rye Whiskey
Rye - U.S.A. - 63.75%
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