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Whisky Glossary : Uisge beatha

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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Uisge beatha

Gaelic for 'water of life', in time abbreviated and corrupted to 'whisky'.

A new relationship
Beer guru Roger Protz looks at some oak aged beers on the market

December 2010, Issue 92, page 58

A sense of Islay
Martine Nouet takes a scent and taste tour of whisky's most famous island as a preview for the forthcoming Islay Whisky Festival 2002

May 2002, Issue 22, page 30

Brewing up a storm
Gavin Smith tells the complex story of Scottish brewing and its inextricable links with distilling

February 2002, Issue 21, page 52

Concept retail
Joe Bates finds out how Delhi T3 putting Indian aviation on the map

October 2010, Issue 91, page 36

Cypriot sunshine (Cyprus)
Joe Bates checks out what the Mediterranean island has to offer the travellers

June 2007, Issue 64, page 57

Drinking and health
Recently, United States broadcaster CNN's culinary news site Eatocracy ran a feature with the headline “Beer, Whiskey and Pork Fat: The New Health Foods?”

February 2013, Issue 109, page 6

Every Day is a School Day
Joel Harrison quenches his thirst for whisky education

December 2012, Issue 108, page 26

First Class Whisky
Vivien Devlin sees whisky country by rail

July 2012, Issue 105, page 40

Ghosts in the works
Ghosts are a common feature in whisky distilleries. Robin Laing goes in search of some of the most famous onces

August 2006, Issue 58, page 50

Muscial Spirits
Martine Nouet profiles two talented singer/songwriters in the world of whisky: Robin Laing and Norma Munro

April 2003, Issue 30, page 34

Proof at last - the Irish invented whisk(e)y!
A source of pride for the Scots – but Barry Walsh discovers the ‘truth' behind the origins of whisk(e)y

May 2002, Issue 22, page 50

Scotland's obscure corner shop (Whisky Shop)
David Stirk makes a pilgrimage to the heart of Speyside to meet Fiona Murdoch at the Whisky Shop, Dufftown, and collect his medal for visiting this 'obscure corner of Scotland'

February 2001, Issue 14, page 64

Teasing Talisker
An eccentric entrepreneur is seeking to challenge Talsiker's status as the only distillery on Skye. Tom Bruce-Gardyne went ot meet the man behind a special brand of Gaelic whisky.

September 2000, Issue 11, page 52

Whisky Live Paris
September 25th and 26th 2005

July 2005, Issue 49, page 15

 

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