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.
Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, Japanese craft whisky, Sedgwick, Kentucky Peerless
?The beating heart of Ireland?
?Get up close and personal with this vibrant capital city
September 2013, Issue 114, page 51
A Cocktail Revolution
The rise of new age methods of ageing
March 2015, Issue 126, page 58
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
Ask The Expert
Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to: Q&A, Whisky Magazine, St Faiths House, Mountergate, Norwich, England, NR1 1PY
January 2016, Issue 133, page 82
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
Bars Guide: London
Capital investment. Let Neil Ridley take you through the bars of London
June 2014, Issue 120, page 51
Bars of Titan
The wider the range, the harder to source
June 2015, Issue 128, page 45
Bourbon Marches On
Liza gives us a roundup of the bourbon scene in USA today
January 2015, Issue 125, page 31
Can Live Auctions Adapt?
The need to compete with online is compelling
December 2015, Issue 132, page 80
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
Cocktails Around the World
New Orleans, Louisiana... ‘The Big Easy'
January 2016, Issue 133, page 58
Cocktails From Around the World
New York – ‘The Big Apple'
March 2016, Issue 134, page 56
Cocktails from Around the World
Why London is so important to the world cocktail scene
April 2016, Issue 135, page 58
Where are distillers getting their grains?
July 2015, Issue 129, page 78
Drinkin' Like it's 1985
The phenomenon of ‘vintage' bottles of whisky
April 2015, Issue 127, page 11
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
Hudson Valley - A New Beginning in Distilling
A sneak preview of New York's newest whiskies
July 2014, Issue 121, page 44
In a Bar Down Under
We locate the very best of Oz's bars
September 2014, Issue 122, page 52
In Washington, W is for Whiskey
When Craft Distilleries Come of Age
January 2015, Issue 125, page 42
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
WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Old World 12 Years
Rye - U.S.A. - 43.00% 8 Great balance of spirit and wood.
Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey
Rye - U.S.A. - 55.00% 8 It's a bit hardcore this one. If you have an allergy to bitter spices then I'd pass.
Eagle Rare 17 Years Old
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 A bourbon for non sweet teeth. Rich, very well structured.
WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Old World Series: Madeira Finish
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 Although the alcohol balances the sweetness, I think it's one for those of you with a sweet tooth!
WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Old World Series: Port Finish
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 A late harvested wine cask finished rye whisky? It's dangerously drinkable!
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.
Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select
Tennessee - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 ?A classic rye whiskey. Gains balance and sweetness with a dash of water.
Skip Rock Rye Whiskey
Rye - U.S.A. - 43.00% 8 A fabulous nose. Maybe more time in the cask might have helped the palate.
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.
WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Old World Series: Sauternes Finish
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 If you like it fat and simple, then this is right up your street
A. D. Laws Secale Straight Rye Whiskey, Single Barrel Cask Strength
Rye - U.S.A. - 66.00% 8 Young, but entertaining.
Single Malt - Sweden - 46.10% 8 An all-round lovely malt. An Irish rye whiskey perhaps?
The Dalmore 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.00% 8 It's all about the sherry cask. No blemishes, but simple and ultimately for me, a little unexciting.
Van Brunt Stillhouse Rye Whiskey Lot #7 Small Batch
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 42.00% 7 It's another of those love / hate whiskies. Interesting!
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?
Van Brunt Stillhouse Rye Whiskey Lot #4 Small Batch
Rye - U.S.A. - 40.00% 7 This is not to my taste...so onward to the next one.
Grand Traverse Distillery Ole George Straight Rye Whiskey
Rye - U.S.A. - 46.50% 7 Could be used as a cocktail ingredient. Like it has been matured in Swedish Sauna Pine Wood.
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.
Sonoma County Cherrywood Rye Whiskey
Rye - U.S.A. - 48.00% 6 This should have been given a lot more time in the cask, it's been bottled far too early and thus it's very difficult to evaluate because of the impurities that haven't been removed by the oak.
Thomas H. Handy Straight Rye Whiskey
Rye - U.S.A. - 63.75%
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