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Whisky Magazine writer - Marcin Miller

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Whisky Magazine Issue 122

Is Craft an Expression of Skill, Aberlour, Flavoured Whiskies, Glen Grant

 

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Marcin Miller

Russians seek out a taste of luxury
A new elite in Russia is demanding the world's very best products, quality single malt among them. Marcin Miller reports

January 2006, Issue 53, page 38

Glenlivin'itup
Thisyear'sSpeysideFestivalwasagreatsuccess.MarcinMillerwasthere

June 2004, Issue 40, page 16

TheMiller'sTale
Nothinglastsforever.LookattheEnglandrugbyteam'sunbeatenrecordatTwickenham(fortunately,Icouldn'twatchIrelandbreakEngland'swinningstreakasIwasatWhiskyLive).LookatCardhuPureMalt. Well,anotherconstantcom...

May 2004, Issue 39, page 5

TheMiller'sTale
Spring:theseasonoffecundity,rebirthandrenewal.And,ofcourse,WhiskyLiveinLondon.Themerry-go-roundbeginsagain.TodayLondonand,intwoweekstime,whiskyeventsinSanFranciscoandCopenhagen.Thencomestheseasonoffes...

April 2004, Issue 38, page 5

FindingNemo
ThefifthWhiskyLiveinJapannotonlyattractedasell-outcrowd,butitwasamajorsuccesstoo.MarcinMillerreports

February 2004, Issue 37, page 16

TheMiller'sTale
Oddlyenough,unlikethe1,000orsovisitors,IdidnotgettheopportunitytotastemuchatWhiskyLiveinTokyo(seereviewpages16-17).However,thosepreciousfewwhiskiesIdidmanagetosamplewerefascinating.

February 2004, Issue 37, page 5

TheMiller'sTale
Welcometoalandmarkissue.Amilestone.WhenWhiskyMagazinewaslaunchedthereweremanyblinkeredsceptics–youknowwhoyouare–whoasked“whatonearthwillyoufindtowriteabout?Isthereenoughtoregularlyfillamagazine?...

December 2003, Issue 36, page 5

We're celebrating five glorious years
Five years, my brain hurts alot; five years, that's all we've got..."

December 2003, Issue 36, page 24

The Miller's Tale
This will be the last time I refer to the Ardbeg-sponsored Islay half marathon. Until next year's race, that is. Although it would not be unfair to suggest that the word 'race' is too strong a term fo...

November 2003, Issue 35, page 5

The Miller's Tale
Last Thursday I met two men who had bought distilleries in the last month: Michael Beamish and Leonard Russell. For me they represent the joyful polarity of the whisky industry. Michael was on time a...

October 2003, Issue 34, page 5

The Miller's Tale
The Islay-Jura ferry wasn't working.

September 2003, Issue 33, page 5

The Miller's Tale
As I write, the football season in the UK has just come to a close. Which prompts me to ask a question. Is Highland Distillers to whisky what Manchester United are to European football's Champions Lea...

July 2003, Issue 32, page 5

The Miller's Tale
Thank you to everyone who exhibited and attended Whisky Live. And to the Whisky Magazine team who contributed to making it such a fantastic event. It was the biggest ever and a sell out. There were, ...

June 2003, Issue 31, page 5

The Miller's Tale
One aspect of the readership of Whisky Magazine that I have never fully appreciated is that so many of you are excellent proof-readers. What was intended as a light-hearted joke – or, as regular Wh...

April 2003, Issue 30, page 5

Big in Japan
Whisky Live Japan goes from strength to strength and is getting weirder as it does so. Marcin Miller mixes it with Tokyo's finest

March 2003, Issue 29, page 20

The Miller's Tale
Another fascinating 12 months in the world of whisky, then. The trend for small independents buying distilleries from large multinationals goes on. Announcements of new smaller-scale distilling projec...

March 2003, Issue 29, page 5

The Miller's Tale
Listening to another overlong speech at The International Wine & Spirits Competition Dinner, a desperately unoriginal thought struck me. How about organising a classification of Scotch single malt whi...

January 2003, Issue 28, page 5

Hey, big blender
Marcin Miller visits Colin Scott, Master Blender at Chiva Brothers to learn about the subtle art of alchemy

November 2002, Issue 27, page 22

From the Editor
At last this year's worst kept secret in whisky can be revealed. Andrew Symington has purchased Edradour Distillery from Chivas Brothers. The major frustration of publishing is that of schedules and d...

October 2002, Issue 26, page 5

From the Editor
Regular readers of this magazine are no doubt aware that, if they have the cash to hand, there are distilleries out there simply waiting for a decent offer. This has manifested itself in several we...

August 2002, Issue 25, page 5

A touch of glass
There is no doubt that the glass you use has an effect on the appreciation of the spirit therein. Marcin Miller investigate further.

July 2002, Issue 24, page 46

From the Editor
Should you be scanning the illustration on the cover of this issue looking for your home country, please don't take offence if it is not there. It's a cartoon and does not, therefore, bear excessive g...

July 2002, Issue 24, page 5

Macallan marathon
Marcin Miller joined a very select number of invited guests for the ultimate Macallan tasting.

July 2002, Issue 24, page 14

From the editor
Spring is here. It must be as the various Distillery Managers, Master Distillers and Master Blenders have been dusted down after their winter hibernation in preparation for the first round of festival...

June 2002, Issue 23, page 5

From the Editor
In Issue 20, Pip Hills argued, with some passion, the case for Scotch being a cultural product. Surely the government will be doing whatever it can to support and energise the industry? At the time of...

May 2002, Issue 22, page 5

Bigger in Japan
Tokyo was host ot Whisky Live Japan 2001-and Marcin Miller was there to report on the festivities

February 2002, Issue 21, page 14

Record breakers
Marcin Miller particpates in setting a whisky record in Sweden's beautiful capital Stockholm

February 2002, Issue 21, page 13

From the editor
You are male, in your early 40s. You are married with two children and have a household income of over £50,000 ($80,000) per year. You have visited distilleries in Scotland. You always read Michael J...

December 2001, Issue 20, page 5

From the Editor
As has been mentioned before in the pages of Whisky Magazine, the appreciation of whisky is a convivial pursuit. Nowhere is this better demonstrated than on adventures such as the Classic Malts Cruise...

November 2001, Issue 19, page 5

From the Editor
For us whisky enthusiasts, there are few places we'd rather be than on Islay during the whisky festival (see Dave Broom's diary, pages 20-22). I had the good fortune to stay on the island as a guest ...

September 2001, Issue 18, page 5

Up in smoke
Marcin Miller and friends light up and savour a dozen whiskies and half a dozen cigars

September 2001, Issue 18, page 30

From the Editor
The Keepers promote the goodwill of the industry and honour those who have made a significant contribution to it

July 2001, Issue 17, page 5

Live and kicking
Marcin Miller evaluates the inaugural Whisky Magazine Live and comes to the conclusion that if you missed it, you missed out

July 2001, Issue 17, page 28

From the Editor
Why the best of the best? We have tasted our way through over 300 whiskies in the last couple of years. However, we have relied almost exclusively on two very authoritative palates. I felt it would be...

June 2001, Issue 16, page 5

Northern exposure
Mrcin Miller explores Edinburgh's five star attraction that seeks to increase awareness of Scotlanad's whisky heritage

June 2001, Issue 16, page 32

 

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Whisky Magazine Issue 53

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 40

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

Whisky Magazine Issue 39
Cask strength Islay tasting - Longmorn - Classic malts cruise - Delilah's.

Published May 2004.

Whisky Magazine Issue 38

Whisky Magazine Issue 38
Icons of Whisky - Jerez - New York's Dale DeGroff - Old Whiskies : special Tasting.

Published April 2004.

Whisky Magazine Issue 37

Whisky Magazine Issue 37
Bill Murray - Whisky Live - Bourbon Collecting - Ice Cream - Whisky in Russia.

Published February 2004.

Whisky Magazine Issue 36

Whisky Magazine Issue 36
5th Birthday Issue - Monarch of the Glen - Glenrothes.

Published December 2003.

Whisky Magazine Issue 35

Whisky Magazine Issue 35
Kentucky Special - Port wood finishes - Bowmore - Own label whisky.

Published November 2003.

Whisky Magazine Issue 34

Whisky Magazine Issue 34
Sean Connery - East meets West - Irish Coffee - Whisky and sushi.

Published October 2003.

Whisky Magazine Issue 33

Whisky Magazine Issue 33
Whisky Galore - Royal Brackla - Cocktails - Burn Stewart - Chil Filtering.

Published September 2003.

Whisky Magazine Issue 32

Whisky Magazine Issue 32
Brian Cox - Whisky down under - Silent Stills - Speyside Festival.

Published July 2003.

Whisky Magazine Issue 31

Whisky Magazine Issue 31
Desert Island Drams - Whisky Cons - Liqueurs - Whisky & cigars.

Published June 2003.

Whisky Magazine Issue 30

Whisky Magazine Issue 30
Best whiskies in the world - The whisky academy - Pronounciation.

Published April 2003.

Whisky Magazine Issue 29

Whisky Magazine Issue 29
James Bond - Cooley Distillery - Indian Whisky - Festival Reviews.

Published March 2003.

Whisky Magazine Issue 28

Whisky Magazine Issue 28
Berlin bars - William Teacher - Auchentoshan - Delme Evans.

Published January 2003.

Whisky Magazine Issue 27

Whisky Magazine Issue 27
Andrew Usher - Amateur Blender - Bunnahabhain - Speyside Tasting.

Published November 2002.

Whisky Magazine Issue 26

Whisky Magazine Issue 26
Independent Bottlers - David Stewart - Buffalo Trace - Japanese Whiskies.

Published October 2002.

Whisky Magazine Issue 25

Whisky Magazine Issue 25
Whisky and humour - John Glaser - Cragganmore - Grain whisky tasting.

Published August 2002.

Whisky Magazine Issue 24

Whisky Magazine Issue 24
The world of whisky - Max Shapira - Glenfarclas - New world whisky tasting.

Published July 2002.

Whisky Magazine Issue 23

Whisky Magazine Issue 23
Iain Henderson - Ben Nevis - Eau-de-vie stills - Moonshine - Vatted Malts tasting.

Published June 2002.

Whisky Magazine Issue 22

Whisky Magazine Issue 22
Festival Previews - Collecting - Forsyth's - Caramel - 12 year olds tasting.

Published May 2002.

Whisky Magazine Issue 21

Whisky Magazine Issue 21
Whisky and art - Buying a cask - Brian Morrison - Rye Tasting.

Published February 2002.

Whisky Magazine Issue 20

Whisky Magazine Issue 20
Whisky & Literature - Glengoyne - Vintage Malts - Canadian Tasting.

Published December 2001.

Whisky Magazine Issue 19

Whisky Magazine Issue 19
Jimmy Russell - Japanese Whisky - Illicit Distilling - Bourbon Tasting.

Published November 2001.

Whisky Magazine Issue 18

Whisky Magazine Issue 18
Whisky & Cigars - Islay Whisky Festival - Glenmorangie.

Published September 2001.

Whisky Magazine Issue 17

Whisky Magazine Issue 17
Richard Paterson art of blending - Cadenhead - The Speyside Way.

Published July 2001.

Whisky Magazine Issue 16

Whisky Magazine Issue 16
Best of the Best 2001 - How to taste - Glenfiddich.

Published June 2001.

Whisky Magazine Issue 15

Whisky Magazine Issue 15
Spirit of Ireland - Isle of Arran - Vintage Malts - Blackadder.

Published April 2001.

Whisky Magazine Issue 14

Whisky Magazine Issue 14
Women and Whisky - Old Pulteney - Vintage Malts - Brown Forman.

Published February 2001.

Whisky Magazine Issue 13

Whisky Magazine Issue 13
Jim McEwan - Booker Noe - Ultimate Macallan Tasting - Aberlour Distillery.

Published December 2000.

Whisky Magazine Issue 11

Whisky Magazine Issue 11
Highland Malts Tasting - Lagavulin - Buffalo Trace - Cigars - Fishing.

Published September 2000.

Whisky Magazine Issue 8

Whisky Magazine Issue 8
Wood finish tasting - Gordon & McPhail - Makers Mark - Edradour.

Published February 2000.

Whisky Magazine Issue 6

Whisky Magazine Issue 6
Isaly tasting - Travels in Speyside & Kentucky - Talisker - Bourbon uncovered.

Published October 1999.

Benromach 1969
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 An old-fashioned whisky for an old-fashioned winter's evening. Wins points for being cuddly rather than complex.

Compass Box Orangerie
Whisky Liqueur - Scotland - 40.00%
7 It is not a whisky, so it cannot be scored as one. In character, I would regard it as an aperitif liqueur, rather than an-after dinner drink. In a category of its own, it secures a high score.

World Whiskies Design Awards 2012 - Best Label - Winner Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Compass Box The Peat Monster
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A monster? As compared to earlier creations from the same house, but don't expect mass hysteria on Park Avenue.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Douglas Laing Bowmore 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 Bowmore is a great malt. Let's see more of it in straightforward ages.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Duncan Taylor Glen Garioch 1988, 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10%
8 Very sweet but the classic heather honey is balanced by the gently peaty, smoky dryness that has vanished from most Highland malts.

Duncan Taylor Invergordon 1965 38 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 50.10%
7 Such a long ageing has made the bourbon wood very dominating. The crisp, cleansing, hint of pine in the distillery bottling better suited a single grain.

Glen Moray 1986 Commemorative Bottling
Single Malt - Scotland - 64.40%
7 Robust. Complex. After dinner.

Old Malt Cask Laphroaig 17 Years Old, Rum Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 Confident. Slightly austere.

Old Masters Bladnoch 1992 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10%
7 Quite assertive for Bladnoch. Not keen on the papery character. Quality of wood?

Pendleton 10 Years Old
Blended - U.S.A. - 40.00%
7 Very drinkable, but does it have sufficient complexity to retain the drinker's interest?

The Arran Malt Rum Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.50%
7 Rather cloying.

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