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Whisky Magazine writer - Tom Bruce-Gardyne

Issue 124 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 124

David Beckham Interview, Battle of the Blends, Ardbeg Distillery, Japan focus

 

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Tom Bruce-Gardyne

Age Concern
Tom BG began writing about drink 20 years ago, starting with wine and progressing to whisky when he moved back to Scotland in 1998. He has worked for The Sunday Telegraph, Decanter, Harpers and Whisky...

October 2011, Issue 99, page 13

AnythingbutaGreektragedy
Greecehasoneofthebiggestmarketsforwhiskyintheworld.TomBruce-Gardynereports

June 2004, Issue 40, page 34

ReachfortheSkye
CarolineWhitfielddecidedtogiveuplifeinthefastlaneinLondonanddecidedtosetupadistilleryinTheShetlandsinstead.TomBruce-Gardynereports

May 2004, Issue 39, page 29

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

Le momentum du malt
France remains an exciting and intriguing territory for whisky. Tom Bruce-Gardyne reports

September 2003, Issue 33, page 32

Amanti del whisky di qualita
Tom Bruce-Gardyne investigates the success of an Italian club for whisky-lovers: the Single Malt Club of Scotland

June 2003, Issue 31, page 54

Whatever happened to the heroes?
Some of the great whisky brands have remained popular, others have all but disappeared. Why? Tom Bruce-Gardyne investigates

April 2003, Issue 30, page 26

A taste of India
The market for whisky in India is huge. Tom Bruce-Gardyne examines its colourful, unconventional nature

March 2003, Issue 29, page 26

Healthy Hart
Tom Bruce-Gardyne reports on a firm which has flourished bottling fine single malts

January 2003, Issue 28, page 34

Top of the class
Tom Bruce-Gardyne examines the life and times of the determined, self-made whisky pioneer William Teacher

January 2003, Issue 28, page 26

A class of their own
Tom Bruce-Gardyne looks into the story of the Haig empire

October 2002, Issue 26, page 48

An alternative whisky map of the world...
Tom Bruce-Gardyne takes an irreverent look at the world's 15 largest whisky markets - plus the characters and caricatures you might find in each country. The world of whisky is full of exaggerated per...

July 2002, Issue 24, page 24

Frontier spirit (Oddbins)
A drinks retail pioneer, Oddbins stands head and shoulders above many other UK chains for the way it approaches and sells Scotch – like a fellow whisky lover. Tom Bruce-Gardyne finds out more

June 2002, Issue 23, page 48

A choice dram
Tom Bruce-Gardyne meets one of single-cask bottling's real success stories, as Lorne Mackillop and his Mackillop's Choice label go from strength to strength

May 2002, Issue 22, page 48

The Forsyth's saga
Tom Bruce-Gardyne visits Speyside still-makers Forsyth's to find out about the leading coppersmiths

May 2002, Issue 22, page 44

A right royal return (Carneronbridge)
Tom Bruce-Gardyne finds that Carneronbridge Distillery is ready to return to the public eye after years in the background of the Scottish whisky industry- all thanks to a member of the Royal family

February 2002, Issue 21, page 38

Why Scotch is sexy in Spain
Tom Bruce-Gardyne explores the reasons, both cultural and political, behind Spain becoming the world's biggest consumer of Scotch whisky and with an image quite unlike any other

December 2001, Issue 20, page 66

Star performers
Tom Bruce-Gardyne talks to Fred and Stewart Laing, the independent bottlers who are not only brothers and business partners but a potentially successful cabaret duo as well

November 2001, Issue 19, page 38

The black sheep of the family (The Whisky Shop)
Tom Bruce-Gardyne talks to self-confessed black sheep of the family, Peter Semple, who almost by accident found himself eventually running the largest chain of independent whisky shops in the UK

November 2001, Issue 19, page 66

From hacks to hospitality (The Scotsman Hotel)
Tom Bruce-Gardyne visits the heart of Edinburgh and a new luxury hotel that has taken over the former home of Scotland's national newspaper – The Scotsman Hotel

September 2001, Issue 18, page 60

From soft touch to cask strength
Tom Bruce-Gardyne recounts the history of Cadenhead, a company once regarded as a “soft touch” but now better known for being quick to spot business opportunities in the whisky industry

July 2001, Issue 17, page 44

Little gems
Tom Bruce-Gardyne talks to Sir James Ackroyd and Ricky Christie, two of the key figures searching for 'little gems' in an attempt to revive Speyside Distillery.

June 2001, Issue 16, page 44

Blackadder goes forth
Tom Bruce-Gardyne talks to Robin Tcek, proprietor of the independent bottler blackadder, and finds out why he dislikes filtering, industry attitudes and armchairs

April 2001, Issue 15, page 52

Gangsters, guns and the real McCoy
Tom Bruce-Gardyne traces the history of Berry Bros. and Rudd through Prohibition, a period that saw the birth of one of themost famous blends in the world, Cutty Sark.

February 2001, Issue 14, page 32

Dinner with the keeper
The keepers of the Quaich are a clan shrouded with mystery. Tom Bruce Gardyne reveals what it's like to experience one of their twice yearly gatherings.

December 2000, Issue 13, page 32

Teasing Talisker
An eccentric entrepreneur is seeking to challenge Talsiker's status as the only distillery on Skye. Tom Bruce-Gardyne went ot meet the man behind a special brand of Gaelic whisky.

September 2000, Issue 11, page 52

The battle for independence
Tom Bruce Gardyne profiles Muray McDavid, the enfant terrible of independent bottlers.

September 2000, Issue 11, page 56

Rising star
Andrew Symington has made huge success of Signatory, the world's second largest independent bottler. But this is just the beginning, as Tom Bruce-Gardyne found out.

June 2000, Issue 10, page 48

The original Mrs doubtfire
A woman's touch has made Drambuie the force it is today, with a little bit of help form Bonnie Prince Charlei. Tom Bruce Gardyne sheds light on some legendary characters.

June 2000, Issue 10, page 52

Peter the great
Restless genius Peter Mackie was a true champion of malt. Tom Bruce-Gardyne describes the life of the whisky baron who created the White Horse.

April 2000, Issue 9, page 66

Smooth operators
The glass of whisky in my hand is a pale, straw gold with the faint aroma of pears. Its flavour is gentle, understated and above all smooth. So smooth that someone, after probably at least a bottle, w...

February 2000, Issue 8, page 54

The best is yet to come
Handsome dividends could be in store for whisky drinkers and the Scotch industry, now Scotland has its own government.Tom Bruce-Gardyne reports

February 2000, Issue 8, page 58

Sweet juice of success
Tom Bruce-Gardyne wades through the archives to discover the extraordinary story of two young brothers who spawned the great whisky dynasty of Dewar's

December 1999, Issue 7, page 64

The Splendour of Speyside
Nature and native cunning have nurtured the distillery industry on the banks of the Spey. Tom Bruce-Gardyne took a trip through a whisky wonderland

October 1999, Issue 6, page 68

The several lives of Tobermory
Tobermory distillery has made whisky for only 14 of the last 69 years- and its incarnations have included a blend and a vatted malt. Tom Bruce-Gardyne mulls over it.

August 1999, Issue 5, page 24

 

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