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Whisky Glossary : Straight whiskey

Whisky Glossary and Definitions

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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Straight whiskey

Whiskey with no colourings or flavourings added.

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 rare breed (Wild Turkey)
Wild Turkey is an old-fashioned American spirit, full of character, with an ability to seduce all-comers. Stuart Maclean-Ramsay pays his respects.

April 2000, Issue 9, page 38

Are we running out
Probably not, says Charles Cowdery, but supplies are as tight as they have been in many years

March 2006, Issue 54, page 56

Bourbon uncovered
Gary Regan & Mardee Haidin Regan guide us through the process of whiskey-making American-style

October 1999, Issue 6, page 54

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

Liquid education
Charles Cowdery discovers what the Scots taught the world.

October 2008, Issue 75, page 23

Past masters
In the second part of their American whiskey odyssey, Gary Regan and Mardee Haidin Regan uncover the traditional practices that makes each bottling unique.

December 1999, Issue 7, page 38

The four Ps of presents
In this round table we ask how you make whisky the gift of choice over other luxury goods using price,positioning, promotion and packaging.

November 2006, Issue 60, page 14

The Truman snow
Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory recalls a fond seasonal ritual. Jefferson Chase reports

November 2005, Issue 52, page 47

The Urban Bourbon trail
The Bourbon guide to Louisville

April 2014, Issue 119, page 53

Trying to blend in
What is wrong with American blended whiskey? Maligned and misunderstood, American blends may be due for revival by Charles K. Cowdery.

April 2010, Issue 87, page 46

 

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