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.
Titanic Belfast, Small Batch Blends, Toronto and Maker's Mark
A glass fronted box through which spirit passes as it comes off the still. It is locked by Customs & Excise but enables the stillman to control the Distillation
50 not out
In these times when both job security and loyalty are so often at a premium, it seems remarkable that one man has worked for the same company for 50 years. Even in the Scotch whisky industry, where f...
January 1970, Issue 84, page 8
A question of choice
Michael Jacksonponders the age old question of what's your favourite
August 2006, Issue 58, page 11
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
Joel Harrison explores the creation of a new blend.
March 2013, Issue 110, page 31
Coming of age (Campbeltown)
Three years in the making but now the latest spirit from Campbeltown is ready to make its debut
June 2007, Issue 64, page 54
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
We live in a very noisy and auditorily overloaded world. Traffic noise, constant music from various sources, tannoy announcements, machinery drones and groans. It is almost a constant presence whether...
March 2012, Issue 102, page 5
Joes Bates looks at the new Scandinavian store
September 2007, Issue 66, page 55
Glenweevil an everyday story of distilling folk 5
The story so far: Kevin accidentally stole a lorryload of Glenweenvil, and had to hide it at the distillery. The stolen whisky was passed off by Ruth as a newly-discovered stash of pre-war Glenweevil....
August 1999, Issue 5, page 82
Gone but not forgotten (Port Ellen)
In the latest of our new series,Gavin D Smith delves in to Port Ellen's past
April 2007, Issue 63, page 50
Highland survivor (Millburn)
In the latest of our series Gavin D Smith investigates another gem
June 2007, Issue 64, page 52
Inverness and beyond
We look at the region of Speyside round about Inverness
January 2007, Issue 61, page 34
Dave Broom concludes his indepth investigation of the Irish whiskey industry
July 2008, Issue 73, page 52
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
Lead on Macduff
Speyside's most eastern distillery is something of an enigma, but it's not without influence. Ian Buxton paid it a visit.
October 2003, Issue 34, page 44
Life through a lens
Rob Allanson goes behind the scenes of The Macallan's latest ambitious project and gains exclusive access to the people involved.
January 2009, Issue 77, page 14
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
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
DaveBroompacks his bags and racks up the air miles with whisky shows galore
October 2012, Issue 107, page 10
Martine Nouet profiles two talented singer/songwriters in the world of whisky: Robin Laing and Norma Munro
April 2003, Issue 30, page 34
Not backing down
Gavin D. Smith visits the Grant family's new kid on the block.
September 2010, Issue 90, page 46
Everyone likes a birthday party. All your friends come round, there's food, and, if you're a distillery, plenty of whisky. Glengyle Distillery celebrated its fifth birthday with a global launch and c...
July 2009, Issue 81, page 8
Lisa Weisstuch discovers an acoustic side to whisky making
March 2012, Issue 102, page 28
In the latest in our series on whisky terms we reach the letter S.In the first of two parts,we look at American whiskey's use of the letter.
July 2008, Issue 73, page 33
Sliced, diced and matched with malt
Dave heads to one of the world's most famous fish markets to discover how Japanese seafood works with Scotch malt whisky
April 2008, Issue 71, page 59
Small and perfectly formed (Dalmore)
Great whisky, great scenery, great climate. Dalmore has just about got it all, as John D Lamond reports.
December 1999, Issue 7, page 56
The essential distillery guide
Duncan and Wendy Graham have travelled to every corner of Scotland in researching their book Visiting Distilleries. We asked them to pick the ten best visitor centres
September 2001, Issue 18, page 38
The experience game
Gavin D Smith discovers Glentauchers unplugged.
September 2008, Issue 74, page 24
The Orcadian phoenix
The Scapa Distillery is producing spirit regularly again after a two year renovation programme. Dominic Roskrow reports
October 2006, Issue 59, page 26
Where small is very beautiful (Edradour)
History lives at Edradour, the world's smallest Scotch whisky distillery, where traditional whisky-making methods remain unchanged to this day. Jane Slade describes the pleasures on offer when she sli...
February 2000, Issue 8, page 30
Whisky sales take off at Colombo airport
Joe Bates heads tothe Indian subcontinent tolook atSri Lanka's main airport.
February 2008, Issue 70, page 32
Spirit Safe & Cask Islay Single Malt
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.80% 8 Might lack subtlety,but sure as hell it definitely delivers.
Celtique Connexion Bruichladdich 1992 Spirit Safe & Cask Selection
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 It took me a while to get past the very pale colour (white wine) and the distinctive aroma but, in the end, I liked this manifestation of The Laddie.
Celtique Connexion Mortlach 1989 Spirit Safe & Cask Selection
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 6 Lacks contribution from wood. Lacks complexity.
Celtique Connexion Islay Single Malt Spirit Safe and Cask , 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.80%
Celtique Connexion Strathmill Old Spirit Safe and Cask 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
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