A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies
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When Will the Wood Run Out
The current demand for whisky has created a boom to beat all booms. But will a worldwide shortage of casks bring it to a juddering halt?
September 2014, Issue 122, page 42
Glenmorangie has been at the forefront of single malt whisky innovation in recent months. But as Dominic Roskrow reports, the distillery's staying true to its roots.
July 2011, Issue 97, page 38
No one covers whisky quite like Ralfy Mitchell does. His blogs and video postings are a law unto themselves. Dominic Roskrow reports
July 2011, Issue 97, page 43
Jura distillery has the wind in its sails; is not only popular, it's respected too.
June 2011, Issue 96, page 36
It takes Two
Hans and Becky Offringa have combined their respective talents to spread the word about whisky. Dominic Roskrow reports
June 2011, Issue 96, page 31
Pushing the Boundaries
Can the words 'innovation' and 'whisky' appear in the same sentence, and if so, how? Who's doing it, who's hindering it and how far will they go? Dominic Roskrow introduces a special report
April 2011, Issue 95, page 12
The Boutique Whisky Maker
John Glaser has been pushing the whisky envelope at Compass Box for more than 10 years. But as Dominic Roskrow found out, he belives we 'ain't seen nothing' yet
April 2011, Issue 95, page 17
The Still Man
Find a new distillery installing Forsyth pot stills and you know it's serious about distilling. The company represents quality. Dominic Roskrow reports
March 2011, Issue 94, page 31
A Little Piece of History
Once, Old Crow was synonymous with quality bourbon, but for some years it has been lost in the wilderness. Now it's set a new lease of life. Dominic Roskrow reports
January 2011, Issue 93, page 22
Isabel Graham-Yooll is a key driving force behind one of the world's most iconic whisky shops. Dominic Roskrow
January 2011, Issue 93, page 35
The crest of a wave
Past rumours of Springbank's demise were greatly exaggerated. Dominic Roskrow finds a distillery in fine fettle
December 2010, Issue 92, page 22
Cometh the hour
Fettercairn has been at best ignored and at worst pilloried for many years now. But a fight back is underway. Dominic Roskrow follows a two year rehabilitation campaign
October 2010, Issue 91, page 40
Mark Harris is an important name in the restaurant world, and he's using that as a platform to promote whisky, too. Dominic Roskrow reports
October 2010, Issue 91, page 35
The view from the top
The premium blended Scotch market has proved to be highly resilient and has emerged from the downturn strongly. Dominic Roskrow reports
October 2010, Issue 91, page 22
Spent any time in Kentucky and you'll soon come across Jeff and Ann McMichael. Dominic Roskrow reports
September 2010, Issue 90, page 35
Dr in demand
Dr Jim Swan plays a key role in the whisky industry and is at the forefront of innovation. And as Dominic Roskrow discovered, he's very much in demand.
September 2010, Issue 90, page 26
Weathering the storm
Family-owned distillery Glenfarclas isn't flash or fancy, but it's in rude health Dominic Roskrow reports on a good old-fashioned success story.
September 2010, Issue 90, page 40
Art of distilling
Ian Gray travels the world painting distilleries – and he's truly left his mark on the world of whisky. Dominic Roskrow reports.
July 2010, Issue 89, page 35
Keep it in the family
Once upon a time it was natural to pass a business down through the generations. Now, though, they are fewer jobs for life and lots of alternatives. Dominic Roskrow speaks to some whisky folk who have...
July 2010, Issue 89, page 26
Standing out from the pack
Cragganmore is an anomaly – a maverick Speysider chosen by its owners to represent the Speyside region, a quiet and complex malt produced at a distillery in the shadow of the mighty and getting migh...
July 2010, Issue 89, page 40
Away from the crowds
Visiting Kentucky or Tennesse? Why not get off the tourist trail and pep up your visit by seeking out the Underbelly of each state? Dominic Roskrow finds the weird among the wonderful.
June 2010, Issue 88, page 30
Striking a balance
Benromach is a small distillery but it's starting to punch above its weight. As Dominic Roskrow reports, it's a perfect balance of old and new.
June 2010, Issue 88, page 40
The Chivas Trio
Strathisla, Glenlivet and Aberlour are the band of brothers behind Chivas Regal, but nature has been giving them a tough time. Dominic Roskrow visited them.
April 2010, Issue 87, page 40
A frosty reception
Classic malt distillery Dalwhinnie is revamping its visitor experience. Dominic Roskrow spoke to the man charged with ringing the changes.
February 2010, Issue 86, page 44
Top of the pods
Mark Gillespie ‘s Whisky Cast is in its fifth year of broadcasting. Dominic Roskrowspoke to him.
February 2010, Issue 86, page 35
In 2010 Belgium will get serious about whisky. Dominic Roskrow travelled to Liege to meet one of the country's distilling pioneers.
January 2010, Issue 85, page 45
The blog boys
Dominic Roskrow meets the brains behind the Edinburgh Blog.
January 2010, Issue 85, page 32
But Mr. Ambassador...
On paper being a whisky ambassador would seem to be the dream job but is it all it's cracked up to be? Dominic Roskrow asked some of them.
September 2009, Issue 82, page 20
The tale of two malts
Tobermory on Mull is enjoying a place in the spotlight for a change. Dominic Roskrow visited it.
September 2009, Issue 82, page 40
Taking a stand
The Scotch Whisky Association is one of the most powerful bodies in the whisky industry. But what does it actually do? Dominic Roskrow went to find out.
July 2009, Issue 81, page 21
The spirit of Orkney
The owners of Highland Park are building on the distillery's heritage and shaping up for a glittering future. Dominic Roskrow finds out what's being lined up.
July 2009, Issue 81, page 43
Blackadder ploughs on
In the latest of our series celebrating some of whisky's lesser known personalities,Dominic Roskrow talks to Robin Tucek,owner of independent whisky company Blackadder.
June 2009, Issue 80, page 33
Coming on song
Dominic Roskrow looks at four distilleries that have recently passed a big milestone.
June 2009, Issue 80, page 14
The bourbon industry is undergoing a major transformation, and its biggest player isn't going to fall behind. Dominic Roskrow reports on the changes at Jim Beam and its parent company.
June 2009, Issue 80, page 42
Power to the people
In the latest of our series celebrating some of whisky's lesser known personalities, Dominic Roskrow catches up with David Wood, owner of The Wine Shop in Leek,Staffordshire.
April 2009, Issue 79, page 33
Whisky Magazine Issue 122
Is Craft an Expression of Skill, Aberlour, Flavoured Whiskies, Glen Grant.
Published September 2014.
Whisky Magazine Issue 97
USA spotlight: Wild Turkey, New York, Jack Daniel's and Diageo and much more....
Published July 2011.
Whisky Magazine Issue 96
Jura - Your guide to Speyside - Sydney bars guide and much more....
Published June 2011.
Whisky Magazine Issue 95
World Whiskies Awards and much more....
Published April 2011.
Whisky Magazine Issue 94
Photo challenge 2010 winners revealed - Dr Vijay Mallya - Midleton Distillery.
Published March 2011.
Whisky Magazine Issue 93
Four Roses - Mount Vernon - Old Crow Distillery and much more.
Published January 2011.
Whisky Magazine Issue 92
Albert Watson & The Macallan - Kyoto - Springbank - Zen & whisky and much more....
Published December 2010.
Whisky Magazine Issue 91
Music special part - Back to the seventies - Fettercairn and much more....
Published October 2010.
Whisky Magazine Issue 90
Music Special - Ailsa Bay - Independent Bottlers' Challenge and much more....
Published September 2010.
Whisky Magazine Issue 89
Woodford Reserve - US micro distilleries - Glenlivet - WIN Four Days at Bowmore and much more....
Published July 2010.
Whisky Magazine Issue 88
Benromach Distillery - Incense - Sherry Casks - WIN Four Days at Bowmore and much more....
Published June 2010.
Whisky Magazine Issue 87
Awards Edition - Best Whiskies in the World 2010.
Published April 2010.
Whisky Magazine Issue 86
Shackleton's whisky - Dalwhinnie - New York Bars - Kilbeggan - Cocktails - Peat - Icons of Whisky 2010 and much more....
Published February 2010.
Whisky Magazine Issue 85
Bourbon's Liquid Legend - Elmer T. Lee on 90 years of the American spirit - A drinker's tour of Louisville - Millstone distillery - The Lowlands & much more....
Published January 2010.
Whisky Magazine Issue 82
Mull's drams - Journey's Blend - Lark's rise - Icons of Whisky Scotland - 11 Page Rum Special - Ardbeg - Laphroaig - Linkwood Bunnahabhain -and much more....
Published September 2009.
Whisky Magazine Issue 81
Evan Williams - Bushmills - Highland Park - Auchentoshan - Bowmore - Mackmyra - Glen Scotia and much more....
Published July 2009.
Whisky Magazine Issue 80
Jim Beam - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston - Kentucky Guide and much more....
Published June 2009.
Whisky Magazine Issue 79
World Whiskies Awards Edition - Best Whiskies in the World 2009.
Published April 2009.
Whisky Magazine Issue 78
Icons of Whisky 2009 - Edradour - Bill Lumsden - Three Glens - Southern Ireland - Evan Williams - The Dalmore & much more....
Published February 2009.
Whisky Magazine Issue 77
The Macallan - Richard Paterson - Diageo - Chieftain's - Edradour- Glenmorangie - SMWS & much more....
Published January 2009.
Whisky Magazine Issue 76
Whisky Magazine Aged 10 Years - Grain whisky comeback - Top 10 lost distilleries - Visitors guide to the islands - Welsh whisky - Top 10 London bars - Tastings, blends - Lewis, new distillery - and more....
Published November 2008.
Whisky Magazine Issue 75
Global blends - Chichibu - Buffalo Trace - Independent Bottlers Challenge - Icons of Whisky - Awards - Yamazaki - Yoichi - The Balvenie - Old Forester - Whisky Kitchen - Bourbon Festival.
Published October 2008.
Whisky Magazine Issue 74
The Ardbeg Story - Glentauchers - New Orlean Cocktails - Rum Special - Caol Ila - Inverleven - Mackmyra - The Dalmore - Benriach - Cragganmore - Tomatin and much more....
Published September 2008.
Whisky Magazine Issue 73
Beautiful Bourbon - Highland Park hits 40 - Balblair - Glenrothes - Tobermory - Auld Reeke - Prince Charles - Caol Ila - Glenmorangie and much more....
Published July 2008.
Whisky Magazine Issue 72
The Dalmore - Forest to Flask - The Whisky Boom - Four Roses - Auchentoshan - Glen Grant - AnCnoc and much more.....
Published June 2008.
Whisky Magazine Issue 71
Best Whiskies in the World 2008 - Wonderful wood - Old Bourbon - Lost Distilleries - Travel Retail - Tastings Grain Whisky and much more....
Published April 2008.
Whisky Magazine Issue 70
Icons of Whisky 2008 - Speyside Treasures - Silent Season - Tour de France - Ireland Guide - Littlemill - Dalmore - Ardmore ... and more.
Published February 2008.
Whisky Magazine Issue 69
Highland Gem - Home of Anoc - Americas youngest distillers - Food matching the Diageo way - Brora - Bartenders Trip - Mackmyra - Ginkgo and more.....
Published January 2008.
Whisky Magazine Issue 68
Lowland perfection - Auchentoshan - History of the cork - Premium whisky - Glenury Royal - Dewars - Makers Mark - Mash Tuns - Glenlivet - Ben Nevis - Inverleven - 40 whiskies tasted.
Published December 2007.
Whisky Magazine Issue 67
Premium Blends - Kittling Ridge - 200 Whiskies Tasted - Icons of Whisky - Whisky and Food - VIP Tours - Climate change ... and more....
Published November 2007.
Whisky Magazine Issue 66
How glass affects your taste - Rise of small stills - Tamnavulin - Woodford Reserve - Jura - Ardbeg Dinner - Michael Jackson - Bunnahabhain.
Published September 2007.
Whisky Magazine Issue 65
Rye rebound - Blood Brothers - Teacher's - Americas whisky heartland - 50 Whiskies tasted - Barbecues - George Dickel - Woman in whisky - Benromach - Bruichladdich - Longmorn - Tullibardine.
Published July 2007.
Whisky Magazine Issue 64
Mixing the Magic - Cocktails - Glengyle comes of age - The Glenlivet - 40 whiskies tasted - Kilbeggan - Duncan Taylor - Grain Whisky - Events - Music - Food and much more....
Published June 2007.
Whisky Magazine Issue 63
World Whiskies Awards - The Best Whiskies in the World - New distilleries - Balblair Vintages - Kentucky Visitors Guide - Whisky and Food - Port Ellen and more....
Published April 2007.
Whisky Magazine Issue 62
Macallan Oak - Cask Strength - Canadian Whisky - Pagodas - Rankin on Rebus - Icons of Whisky 2007 - Ledaig - Glen Grant - Glenmorangie.
Published March 2007.
Whisky Magazine Issue 61
American Distiller of the Year - Icons of Whisky - Buffalo Trace Exclusive - Bar Exams - Premium Bourbon - Ballantines.
Published January 2007.
Whisky Magazine Issue 60
Praban na Linne - Grain production - Marmalade - Laphroaig - Cocktail time - Whisky Islands - New Zealand illicit stills - Hokonui - Compass Box - Old Pulteney - Dewar Rattray.
Published November 2006.
Whisky Magazine Issue 59
The Blenders Art - Kentucky Bourbon Festival - First look at reopened Scapa - Whiskey rebellion - The price of malts - 40 whiskies reviewed - Milling Malts - American Ads - Glenrothes Dinners.
Published October 2006.
Whisky Magazine Issue 58
Independent Bottlers Challenge - Setting up your own distillery - World of the whisky ambassador - Royal Lochnagar - Guide to Ireland - Goat Fell - Distillery Ghosts - Canadian Blends.
Published August 2006.
Whisky Magazine Issue 57
American idols - The legends behind the great brands - The Highlands - The Sma' Still - Speyside history - Sir Iain Noble - Cooley - Silent Stills Tasting - Gotemba - Johnnie Walker Blue.
Published July 2006.
Whisky Magazine Issue 56
Scotland's Lowlands - Shake it up - China and India - Glengoyne - Indian food - Highlander Inn - Japanese Tastings.
Published June 2006.
Whisky Magazine Issue 55
Abraham Lincoln - Up in smoke - Scotch on the rocks - Kentucky visitors' guide - Deanston - Islay and Jura - The Whisky Shop.
Published April 2006.
Whisky Magazine Issue 54
Icons of Whisky 2006 - Islay & Jura guide - Grain whisky - Bourbon's future - Cask strength Higlanders - Deanston.
Published March 2006.
Whisky Magazine Issue 53
On the roll - How malt made social gambling cool - Visiting Speyside - Isle of Jura - Auchentoshan - George Washington - Russia's whisky elite - Lowland malts tasted.
Published January 2006.
Whisky Magazine Issue 52
Break for the Border - Whiskey and moonshine - Oban Distillery - Wine Finishes - Kentucky - Improve your tasting skills - Glen Moray - Jimmy Barclay - Tullamore Dew.
Published November 2005.
Whisky Magazine Issue 51
Winston and whisky - Blended whisky - Talisker and Teacher's turn 175 - Glen Grant - Bourbon in Brooklyn - Wine Finishes - The glasgow whisky scandal.
Published October 2005.
Whisky Magazine Issue 50
50 Leading whisky quotes - 50 Top independently bottled whiskies - 50 Great drinking occasions - Aberfeldy - Bulleit bourbon - The effects of peat - Whisky and global warming..
Published September 2005.
Whisky Magazine Issue 49
Kentucky Bourbon - Glasgow Scotland's whisky city - A world of whisky tasting from across the globe - How to be nosey - Lagavulin - Heaven Hill - Cragganmore - The art of blending - Liqueurs.
Published July 2005.
Whisky Magazine Issue 48
Highland Park - Whisky Cocktails - Jack Daniel's barbecue challenge - Happy Birthday Johnnie Walker - Bruichladdich - Best whisky websites - Aberfeldy.
Published June 2005.
Whisky Magazine Issue 47
Celebrating Speyside - New Island Distilleries - Best Distillery tours - Islay Festival - Whisky and Cigar Challenge - Forty Creek - Whisky liqueurs.
Published April 2005.
Whisky Magazine Issue 46
Best of the Best - Champions of Whisky 2005 - Icons of Whisky - Glen Gant - Adelphi - Distillery buy-out two years on.
Published March 2005.
Whisky Magazine Issue 45
Whisky and Art - Young Malts - Whisky on the Web - Tullibardine - Cardhu - Heaven Hill - Blends vs Malts.
Published January 2005.
Whisky Magazine Issue 44
Celtic Cousins - Whisky from Wales, Cornwall and Brittany - Balblair Distillery - Blended whisky tasting - Chicago bars - Amber restaurant.
Published November 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 43
The World's best blended whisky - Jim McEwans's Whisky Academy - Irish whiskey tastings - Christmas indulgences.
Published October 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 42
State of Independence - The Macallan new expressions - Girvan - Bushmills - Innovation from Laphroaig - Widder Bar - The Wee Dram.
Published September 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 41
50 Years of Maker's Mark - Yamazaki - Aged Bourbon Tasting - Fake Whisky update - Islay Walks - Paul Rankin - Scapa.
Published July 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 40
Whisky in Greece - How whiskey fuelled the Blues - Speyside Festival - Whisky and Coffee - Special Japanese Tastings.
Published June 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 39
Cask strength Islay tasting - Longmorn - Classic malts cruise - Delilah's.
Published May 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 38
Icons of Whisky - Jerez - New York's Dale DeGroff - Old Whiskies : special Tasting.
Published April 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 37
Bill Murray - Whisky Live - Bourbon Collecting - Ice Cream - Whisky in Russia.
Published February 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 36
5th Birthday Issue - Monarch of the Glen - Glenrothes.
Published December 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 35
Kentucky Special - Port wood finishes - Bowmore - Own label whisky.
Published November 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 34
Sean Connery - East meets West - Irish Coffee - Whisky and sushi.
Published October 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 33
Whisky Galore - Royal Brackla - Cocktails - Burn Stewart - Chil Filtering.
Published September 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 32
Brian Cox - Whisky down under - Silent Stills - Speyside Festival.
Published July 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 31
Desert Island Drams - Whisky Cons - Liqueurs - Whisky & cigars.
Published June 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 30
Best whiskies in the world - The whisky academy - Pronounciation.
Published April 2003.
BenRiach 16 Years Old 1993 Claret Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 Pleasant, but the burnt wood knocks it back.
BenRiach 17 Years Old 1992 Rioja Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 Slightly over-active finishing cask has had a negative effect.
BenRiach 17 Years Old 1993 Burgundy Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 Just a little lacking in full integration. You can sense the whisky sitting underneath the finish.
Blair Athol Limited Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.80% 7 Good, just lacking the extra layers which produce complexity.
Caol Ila 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Great nose but a little dry on the tongue.
Duncan Taylor Glenrothes Octave Range 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80% 9 Give it time. Balanced, complex and recommended.
Glencadam 12 Years Old Portwood
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 I'm a fan of Glencadam, but not this time.
Glencadam 14 Years Old Sherrywood
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 On the surface all smiles and amenability but like a David Lynch film there's darkness lurking underneath.
Glendronach 14 Years Old Virgin Oak
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Full and rich.
Glendronach 15 Years Old 1995 Moscatel
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Soft and easy –and sweet –but all in all a little bland.
Glendronach 20 Years Old Tawny Port
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 Balanced and integrated.
Glenkinchie Limited Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.30% 7 Unbalanced.
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 A clever balancing act here – and it works.
Lagavulin Limited Edition 2010
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.50% 9 As good a Lagavulin as I've tasted. Hie thee to Islay!
Oban Limited Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.20% 7 Good presence and a sumptuous palate.
Blended - Canada - 42.00% 6 I remain baffled, but will be using the remnants of the sample to make a cocktail.
Rare Auld Glen Moray 35 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.70% 8 An exemplary old gently matured whisky.
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 A great addition to the Glenrothes vintages. Stands up well among its fellow bottlings.
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Another belter from the Rothes gang.
Highland Park Hjarta
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.10% 8 It is almost like they have put the usual 12 Years Old on steroids. Great stuff.
Old Pulteney 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.00% 7 A very engaging whisky with good integration.
Parker's Heritage Collection Golden Anniversary
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.00% 8 Another big whisky from Heaven Hill. A delight as the nights start to drawn in.
Rittenhouse Very Rare 25 Years Old
Rye - U.S.A. - 50.00% 8 A great example of an old rye. One to savour.
The Macallan Estate Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00% 8 A stunner… but why just Duty Free? Share the love.
The Macallan Select Oak
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Very easy drinking,but holds the interest with its various layers.
The Macallan Whisky Maker's Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.80% 8 Yet again Macallan on form. Great interplay with oak and spice.
Tomintoul 1976 33 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 A good example of integration. A dram in balance.
Wemyss Vintage Malts Smooth Gentleman
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Certainly lives up to its name.
Wemyss Vintage Malts Spice King
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A very gentle dram with fruit edges. One for sipping while cooking.
Danny Boy 15 Years Old
Blended - Republic of Ireland - 40.00% 7 An enjoyable dram. Well balanced with a good structure and a straightforward malty profile. Far better when neat. Water makes it soft and heavier.
Deanston 12 Years Old 1996
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.30% 7 Disappointing.The nose has more than the palate.Less cardboardy with water but surprisingly fiery.
Glenfarclas 105 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.00% 7 The nose was promising but the palate is too woody for me. And the alcohol is not mastered.
Limburgers Two Years Old, 2006
Single Malt - Australia - 43.00% 7 An aromatised whisky ? Odd,rather well constructed but leave a sickening feel. Like a cough syrup.
Mackmyra Special:01 Eminent Sherry
Single Malt - Sweden - 51.60% 8 A lovely dram. Delicate on the nose, quite brisk on the palate. But with a good substance. Invigorating.
Scotch Malt Whisky Society 26.7 An Absolute Cracker
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.50% 8 Tastes old.Superb. Refined and complex. Still so lively and fresh. Hard to leave…