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 distillery seeped in history (Clynelish)
Ian Buxton travels North of Inverness to the remote distillery at Clynelish
July 2005, Issue 49, page 34
A lord among malts (Glenrothes)
Glenrothes has a formidable reputation as a single malt and is a key component in the internationally renowned Cutty Sark. Tom Bruce-Gardyne visited the distillery
December 2003, Issue 36, page 42
A new relationship
Beer guru Roger Protz looks at some oak aged beers on the market
December 2010, Issue 92, page 58
Adventures in wood
Ian Buxton looks at some innovative uses for casks and washbacks when the whisky industry has finished with them.
April 2008, Issue 71, page 24
Ian Buxton dusts off the film canisters to discover a lost world
July 2007, Issue 65, page 46
Distiller making a spirit of the air (Balblair)
Ian Buxton visits Balblair
November 2004, Issue 44, page 30
Ted Bruning visits the distilleries making waves in Brittany.
February 2008, Issue 70, page 52
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September 2008, Issue 74, page 86
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
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
Lowland Perfection (Auchentoshan)
Auchentoshan is the nearest distillery to Glasgow but it is often criminally overlooked. Dominic Roskrow explains why it warrants closer inspection.
December 2007, Issue 68, page 40
Northern soul (Old Pulteney)
Pulteney takes some getting to but there's plenty to fall in love with if you make the effort. Dominic Roskrow reports
September 2007, Issue 66, page 22
Scotland's own Marie Celeste (Dallas Dhu)
Dallas Dhu is a distillery musuem. But does it have any soul left? The Mystery Visitor went to the eerily deserted site
April 2005, Issue 47, page 42
The elements of style part 2
In the second of his three-part series on what determines the character of malt whisky, Professor Alan Rutherford looks at the effect mashing, fermentation and distillation have on flavour.
June 1999, Issue 4, page 33
The times they are a-changin' (Springbank)
Campbeltown was the one-time whisky capital that experienced a catastrophic boom and bust. Dave Broom explains how Springbank, by sharing the same mentality and philosophy as Bob Dylan, are well posi...
November 2001, Issue 19, page 34
The tun up club
Whisky Mag's bar fly heads to Speyside to check out a watering hole almost in the round.
July 2009, Issue 81, page 37
Using Your Loaf
Sourdough fermentation and its parallels in whisky production
September 2014, Issue 122, page 60
A resurgent Tamdhu Distillery
June 2013, Issue 112, page 26