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Take the road less travelled
We visit a distillery named after a famous explorer of 1825, Henri Hellyer
April 2014, Issue 119, page 22
Whisky Made in France
Distilleries with diversity
April 2014, Issue 119, page 44
Lets go nuts
There is a whole world of nuts out there
March 2014, Issue 118, page 44
The Perfect Dinner
The whisky chef cooks up a storm in Australia
October 2013, Issue 115, page 60
Whisky chef Martine Nouet watches from the sidelines at a cookery school
June 2013, Issue 112, page 58
The Sweet Side of Life
Martine Nouet explores honey and whisky.
March 2013, Issue 110, page 52
Up the Apples and Pears
Martine Nouet gets a little autumnal with her food pairings
October 2012, Issue 107, page 56
Martine Nouet looks at the kiln's part in whisky making
September 2012, Issue 106, page 28
Taking it Outside (BBQ)
Whisky chef Martine Nouet prepares, and hopes, for some decent summer weather
June 2012, Issue 104, page 56
Mixing Tradition & Modernity
Martine Nouet explores food and whisky with a Dutch phenomenon
April 2012, Issue 103, page 54
A Bridge Further
Whisky chef Martine Nouet looks at some extreme pairings
March 2012, Issue 102, page 57
A Decade of Challenges
Martine Nouetheads to Sweden to find out what has been happening at the country's foremost distillery
February 2012, Issue 101, page 34
A Voyage of Discovery
Martine Nouet takes us through the gems of French distilling.
October 2011, Issue 99, page 39
City of Light
Paris by night has been unanimously praised in literature and travel guides. You may all have done it, walk down the Champs-Elysées at Christmas time or sit on a bench at the end of l'Ile-Saint-Loui...
October 2011, Issue 99, page 50
Lets go Fruity
Whisky chef Martine Nouet embraces Harvest Time.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 52
Techniques to Know
Martine Nouet takes us though another set of do and don'ts for whisky pairings
July 2011, Issue 97, page 62
Whisky chef Martine Nouet gets to grips with the science behind food pairing
June 2011, Issue 96, page 54
More Than Taste
Martine Nouet looks at why you say tomato, I say tomeito
June 2011, Issue 96, page 14
The Man who Sees with His Nose
Martine Nouet meets a man at the cross
June 2011, Issue 96, page 18
The Do and Don'ts
Martine Nouet takes us through some essential tips for food pairing
April 2011, Issue 95, page 50
A Canadian Feast
Martine Nouet heads north for a challenging pairing
March 2011, Issue 94, page 52
Out of the ordinary
Martine Nouet meets the woman with designs on boutique chocolates
December 2010, Issue 92, page 50
On a spirited Spice route
Martine Nouet meets the chef who brings spice to our lives
October 2010, Issue 91, page 50
Martine Nouet looks back at 10 years of Aberlour whisky dinners at the Spirit of Speyside festival with a ‘best of...' menu.
September 2010, Issue 90, page 52
The whispering gallery
Martine Nouet finds the perfect match for the whispering whiskies requires a light hand when seasoning and careful attention in choosing delicate ingredients.
February 2010, Issue 86, page 55
Martine Nouet meets a chef with a passion for peat.
January 2010, Issue 85, page 54
On the spice trail
Martine Nouet takes a walk on the spiced side of life.
October 2009, Issue 83, page 52
Martine Nouet takes us through recent whisky and food combinations she has discovered.
September 2008, Issue 74, page 50
History in a glass (The Glenrothes)
Berry Bros & Rudd organised the ultimate tasting of The Glenrothes, we found out more.
June 2008, Issue 72, page 50
The Magic of Citrus
Martine Nouet delves in to the wonderful world of marmalades and tangy, fresh fruit
November 2006, Issue 60, page 44
Whisky ambassadors travel the world promoting whisky. The ideal job? Martine Nouet went to find out
August 2006, Issue 58, page 24
The Ardbeg candelight dinner is becoming an institution. Martine Nouet, who is at the event's core, reports on this year's event
July 2006, Issue 57, page 42
A touch of spice
Spicy food works well with whisky.Martine Nouet visited La Porte des Indes for a special Indian food and whisky tasting
June 2006, Issue 56, page 44
Anot so auld
Did our Mystery Visitor really call Speyside a catering desert? Martine Nouet reports on a restaurant
March 2006, Issue 54, page 42
Pascal Barbot is a young award-winning chef in Paris who wasn't too familiar with whisky before Glenfiddich challenged him.Martine Nouet reports
October 2005, Issue 51, page 44
Whisky Magazine Issue 119
Glen Garioch, Urban Bourbon Trail, France Focus.
Published April 2014.
Whisky Magazine Issue 115
Black Velvet Distillery, Travelling in Alberta, Glen Keith Distillery and Masters of Photography.
Published October 2013.
Whisky Magazine Issue 107
Movies & Moonshine - Junior Johnson - Bushmills Cask Guitars.
Published October 2012.
Whisky Magazine Issue 106
Independent Bottlers' Challenge 2012 - Islay - Drinkers Guide Edinburgh.
Published September 2012.
Whisky Magazine Issue 104
The Macallan, Alternative Grains, Adnams & much more....
Published June 2012.
Whisky Magazine Issue 102
Photo Challenge 2012 winners revealed - Ireland spotlight - Bruichladdich Distillery.
Published March 2012.
Whisky Magazine Issue 101
Whisky families, Mackmyra, Buffalo Trace, A drinker's guide to London and much more....
Published February 2012.
Whisky Magazine Issue 99
Charley Boorman - Drayman's Distillery - A drinker's guide to Paris - Micro Distilling and much more....
Published October 2011.
Whisky Magazine Issue 98
Icons of whisky Scotland Winners unveiled - Independent Bottlers Challenge Results - Cameronbridge - Whisky Magazine Photographic Challenge 2011 and much more....
Published September 2011.
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 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 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 83
Exclusive - Diageo's Ambitious Project - Bladnoch - Manhattens in Manhatten - Whisky Islands - Blair Athol - Glenrothes - Macallan and much more....
Published October 2009.
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 72
The Dalmore - Forest to Flask - The Whisky Boom - Four Roses - Auchentoshan - Glen Grant - AnCnoc and much more.....
Published June 2008.
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 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 54
Icons of Whisky 2006 - Islay & Jura guide - Grain whisky - Bourbon's future - Cask strength Higlanders - Deanston.
Published March 2006.
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 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 44
Celtic Cousins - Whisky from Wales, Cornwall and Brittany - Balblair Distillery - Blended whisky tasting - Chicago bars - Amber restaurant.
Published November 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 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.
Whisky Magazine Issue 29
James Bond - Cooley Distillery - Indian Whisky - Festival Reviews.
Published March 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 28
Berlin bars - William Teacher - Auchentoshan - Delme Evans.
Published January 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 27
Andrew Usher - Amateur Blender - Bunnahabhain - Speyside Tasting.
Published November 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 26
Independent Bottlers - David Stewart - Buffalo Trace - Japanese Whiskies.
Published October 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 24
The world of whisky - Max Shapira - Glenfarclas - New world whisky tasting.
Published July 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 23
Iain Henderson - Ben Nevis - Eau-de-vie stills - Moonshine - Vatted Malts tasting.
Published June 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 22
Festival Previews - Collecting - Forsyth's - Caramel - 12 year olds tasting.
Published May 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 21
Whisky and art - Buying a cask - Brian Morrison - Rye Tasting.
Published February 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 20
Whisky & Literature - Glengoyne - Vintage Malts - Canadian Tasting.
Published December 2001.
Whisky Magazine Issue 18
Whisky & Cigars - Islay Whisky Festival - Glenmorangie.
Published September 2001.
Whisky Magazine Issue 16
Best of the Best 2001 - How to taste - Glenfiddich.
Published June 2001.
Whisky Magazine Issue 15
Spirit of Ireland - Isle of Arran - Vintage Malts - Blackadder.
Published April 2001.
Whisky Magazine Issue 14
Women and Whisky - Old Pulteney - Vintage Malts - Brown Forman.
Published February 2001.
Whisky Magazine Issue 13
Jim McEwan - Booker Noe - Ultimate Macallan Tasting - Aberlour Distillery.
Published December 2000.
Cutty Sark Storm
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A little muted – not singing at full pelt, but not whispering either. Perhaps lacks a bit of direction.
Darkness! Ardbeg 21 Years Old PX Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.10% 7 I wonder if this is a finish that may have had a little too long in its extra oak overcoat?
Darkness! Benrinnes 15 Years Old Oloroso Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.90% 8 I am usually not a huge fan of these big oaky monsters, but this nails the nose perfectly. The dry palate will be a problem for others though.
Darkness! Benrinnes 15 YEars Old PX Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.30% 7 There is a theme running in these samples. Huge merits, but the tannic note takes the edge off slightly.
Darkness! Clynelish 16 Years Old Oloroso Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.90% 8 Absolutely tremendous. Mouth coating, yet easy to drink. It's like the complex band on Later with Jools Holland that you've never heard of but totally fall in love with after one song.
Darkness! Macallan 15 Years Old PX Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.30% 8 A bumper crop of flavours at work here. Superb stuff.
Elements of Islay Ar4
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.10% 7 Nicely done. Campfire sing-songs all round. One for a chilly night at Glastonbury.
Elements of Islay Bn6
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.90% 8 Supremely dark matter. Like an exhilarating run through a haunted house with your trousers on fire.
Elements of Islay Lp5
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.40% 8 A finely integrated peat monster. A little dry but pleasing nonetheless.
Few Single Malt
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 46.50% 7 A tricky one. I would hazard a bet this has a strange mash bill. It's clever but a little too difficult to pin down.
Four Roses Single Barrel Limited Edition 2014
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 60.00% 8 Quality whisky making here; everything sits nicely and at exactly the right volume.
Glencadam 22 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.30% 7 Lingering, summery and takes ages to finish. Like a good Test Match.
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Pretty much a one-dimensional dram; fine if you like explosive youthful peat smoke.
Lombard Gold Label
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Fresh, summery and very easy drinking. Nothing to dislike here, at all.
Lombard Old Masters
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A whisky that has plenty going on but stops short at being exceptional in any of its merits. Perfect as an introduction to the category.
Stronachie 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Pleasant, deliciously sweet and fragrant. Certainly not shy and retiring.
That Boutique-y Whisky Company Allt-A-Bhainne Batch 1
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.20% 7 A little lightweight, but not without its fruity merits.
That Boutique-y Whisky Company North British Batch 1
Single Grain - Scotland - 51.10% 8 Grain whiskies are largely hit and miss, but this one is certainly in the hit camp. Very solid and reliable.
The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00% 8 Bold and very well balanced; taking just the right amount of magic from the wood.
Tomatin 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 Robust enough to hold its own after a lavish dessert – a choice worth considering if holding a little evening soirée.
Tomatin 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Whisky of the month, by a slender margin. This is refined and just the right age. A good eye (and palate) put this beauty together.
Whisky Shack Company Storm
Blended Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Well developed, balanced and very easy to drink. Another solid introduction to malt whisky for a newbie.
Abbey Whisky Ben Nevis, 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.00% 8 This is the Rolling Stones of whisky; nothing without the wood turned up loud! A very well aged liquid which is big and fruity once the air gets to it.
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.90% 8 Some people make peaty whisky, others try to. On this offering, these guys are the former, not the latter.
Bowen's Whiskey Small Batch, Handcrafted American Whiskey
Non Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 7 Despite being quaffable, this seems like a work in progress, which needs a little more time in the cask to allow the spirit to balance out a touch more.
Girvan Patent Still Single Grain 25 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 42.00% 8 Leaves the taste of a handful of Jelly Belly jelly beans in the mouth.
Girvan Patent Still Single Grain 30 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 42.00% 7 Oddly balanced, I can't work out if I'd mix this or drink it neat. The latter shouts louder, but only just.
Girvan Patent Still Single Grain No.4 Apps
Single Grain - Scotland - 42.00% 8 Perfect to be making a long drink with. Pass me the ice, slice and soda. Not one for nosing and cradling, but for pouring, mixing and quaffing!
Glendronach Special Cask,1993
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.10% 8 Probably a little too long in cask, but if seriously mature whisky is your bag, you'll love this.
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 8 A warm peaty dram for a wet spring evening.
Jack Daniel's Resed Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 40.00% 7 Cunningly released at the same time as the new Coldplay album, this is easy drinking to compliment easy listening.
Master of Malt Speyside 60 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.20% 9 Flavours like these are the reason wood maturation was invented. Excellent stuff.
Reference Series Reference Series I
Blended Malt - Scotland - 47.50% 7 Like a smoked margarita.
Reference Series Reference Series II
Blended Malt - Scotland - 47.50% 8 Nice and rich, but (like us all) it could be richer.
Reference Series Reference Series III
Blended Malt - Scotland - 47.50% 8 Warm waffles drizzled in runny honey. Excellent stuff.