A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies
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For most of us, so-called premium whiskies remain firmly in the realms of fantasy, whisky jewels to be enjoyed vicariously through shop brochures, product images and tasting notes. But who buys these ...
December 2007, Issue 68, page 44
Through the looking glass
Can the shape and quality of the glass really make a difference to the enjoyment of whisky? And will whisky follow the example of the wine industry with increasing numbers of glasses designed to compl...
September 2007, Issue 66, page 44
Richard Jones surfs the ‘net to find some of the more interesting sites of whisky comment and debate
June 2007, Issue 64, page 30
Oh La La! (La Zouch)
The name might suggest a certain French flavour but La Zouch is a quintessentially English restaurant selling some rather exceptional whiskies. Richard Jones pulls up a chair.
November 2006, Issue 60, page 21
There are numerous financial risks involved in establishing a new malt whisky distillery. But how do you make sure the whisky you produce is any good? Richard Jones reports
August 2006, Issue 58, page 28
The Pilgrim Fathers who left the area for North America via Holland may or may have approved, but the East Midlands is now home to a thriving whisky shop. Richard Jones reports
July 2006, Issue 57, page 61
A potted history
Justifiably famous for its range of Irish whiskies, the Pot Still in Gloucester is also a haven for lovers of single malts, unusual spirits, liqueurs and bottled beers. Richard Jones reports
June 2006, Issue 56, page 33
Full of Eastern promise
The Star in the East is beginning to rise.And if the markets of China,India and Russia perform anywhere near to their potential,they could change the world of whisky forever.Richard Jones reports
June 2006, Issue 56, page 20
Anyone who read Issue 53 on Great Whisky Bars of The World will know that Whisky Magazine rates The Highlander Inn in Craigellachie pretty highly. Richard Jones discovers what makes this humble lookin...
June 2006, Issue 56, page 60
How do you guarantee customers will love your whisky? Get them to do the selection for you, that's how.Richard Jones joins the Earl Grey Whisky Committee in Leek, Staffordshire, for a night of convers...
April 2006, Issue 55, page 48
Taste first, taste second and taste last
No whisky company has taken the field of malt whisky and food matching more seriously than Diageo. Richard Jones uncovers the company's latest ideas and thinking.
April 2006, Issue 55, page 44
It may be ‘compact, cosy and bijou' , but The Lincoln Whisky Shop is now packed to bursting with unusual and exciting whiskies. Richard Jones reports
March 2006, Issue 54, page 26
There's something about Mary
If you visit Islay you have to try the cooking of Mary McKecknie and the outstanding visitor centre at Ardbeg Distillery. Richard Jones reports
January 2006, Issue 53, page 44
Innovation in whisky is alive and well in the historic market town of Leek,Staffordshire. Richard Jones reports
September 2005, Issue 50, page 33
The Byrne family has been selling whisky for generations. Richard Jones looks at the Lancashire-based business
July 2005, Issue 49, page 52
Does the art of blending vary with the size of the operation? Richard Jones talks to John Glaser of Compass Box and John Ramsay of The Famous Grouse
July 2005, Issue 49, page 30
David Gardener of Nickolls and Perks in Stourbridge has big plans for whisky. Richard Jones reports
June 2005, Issue 48, page 49
Spirits in the air
A few issues back we looked at the best whisky company websites. Here Richard Jones hunts down other whisky information sites
June 2005, Issue 48, page 46
Jack of all trades (Duncan Buie)
He's here, he's there... it's not easy to pinpoint what Duncan Buie does. But Richard Jones has a go
March 2005, Issue 46, page 59
The Wright Wine Company doesn't do exactly what it says on the tin. Richard Jones investigates
March 2005, Issue 46, page 40
Waste not, want not (Bob Pass - Diageo)
In the latest in his series Richard Jones talks to Bob Pass marketing and technical manager, animal feeds for Diageo
January 2005, Issue 45, page 55
Whisky on the Web
New technology is being adopted by whisky companies. Richard Jones goes surfing
January 2005, Issue 45, page 38
Feet firmly on the ground (Mary O'Shea - Heathrow)
In the latest in his series, Richard Jones talks to Mary O'Shea, who is a whisky consultant at Heathrow Airport
November 2004, Issue 44, page 55
Taking care of business (Colin Dunn - Morrison Bowmore)
Colin Dunn is business develoment executive at Morrison Bowmore. So what does he do? Richard Jones reports
October 2004, Issue 43, page 52
A gardener's world (Hilary Lamont - Linkwood)
In a new series looking at different distillery careers, Richard Jones talks to Hilary Lamont – distillery gardener at Linkwood
September 2004, Issue 42, page 67
September 2004, Issue 42, page 36
You've never had it so good?
Is whisky produced today as good as it used to be? Richard Jones hosts this months' philosophical debate
February 2004, Issue 37, page 28
What is it with whisky and clichéd images of Scotland? Richard Jones starts the fightback…
September 2003, Issue 33, page 52
Desert Island drams
What do professional tasters drink for pleasure? Richard Jones finds out what the whisky makers' whiskies are
June 2003, Issue 31, page 30
The enemy within
Richard Jones reveals the terrible truth: the ‘auld enemy' may have been involved in the production of your treasured dram
June 2003, Issue 31, page 56
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 37
Bill Murray - Whisky Live - Bourbon Collecting - Ice Cream - Whisky in Russia.
Published February 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 33
Whisky Galore - Royal Brackla - Cocktails - Burn Stewart - Chil Filtering.
Published September 2003.