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A Fine Fino
Bowmore recently looked back at their collection of vintage casks and have released an extremely limited edition bottling from 1964, considered by many as the golden age in the distillery's history. ...

July 2012, Issue 105, page 7

Ageing Gracefully
The quiet son of Islay whiskies, Bunnahabhain, is to launch a oneoff limited edition 40 Years Old single malt whisky.

December 2012, Issue 108, page 8

Alberta Turns 30
Total world-wide annual sales of just 75,000 cases of American rye might lead one to conclude that the ‘Rye Revival' is nothing more than a mirage. But in Canada, Alberta Distillers continues to dis...

June 2011, Issue 96, page 7

An Unsung Hero
The Scotch whisky industry is blessed with so many high-profile and larger-than-life characters that it is all too easy to overlook the important contributions made in various areas of the business by...

September 2012, Issue 106, page 8

Artic ice bound
Old Pulteney and explorer Jock Wishart have revealed the winner of Pole Position, their unique global competition to find the sixth and final crew member of a pioneering arctic expedition – The Old ...

January 2011, Issue 93, page 10

Ask the Expert
I am in possession of a Tomintoul Glenlivet 12 Years Old in a perfume shaped bottle. I have been told it is from the late 80s. Can you estimate the value? Would it be worth me keeping it for longer? T...

March 2012, Issue 102, page 9

Beer and More
Like many, Chris Weld recently bought some Sam Adams beer. Unlike anyone, he bought 12,000 gallons of it. That's because Weld, who founded Berkshire Mountain Distillers in Western Massachusetts in 20...

July 2012, Issue 105, page 7

Blake's Eight
Sir Peter Blake is one of the UK's most important artists; among his meister work, the iconic cover for The Beatles' seminal album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. As he approached his 80th birth...

July 2012, Issue 105, page 8

Boost for Troops
One of the world's 11 bottles of Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve 55 Years Old Scotch sold at auction recently for $52,000 setting a new record for Canada.

December 2012, Issue 108, page 8

Celebrating the Century
This year the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) celebrates 100 years of promoting, protecting and representing the interests of the Scotch whisky industry around the world.

December 2012, Issue 108, page 6

Chilled out Colour
Tim Forbes and Ed Bates go head to head over the issue of chill-filtration and colouring

April 2011, Issue 95, page 6

Closure on Bottlegate
McTear's Auctioneers is settling its dispute with Luc Timmermans following his allegation that they auctioned rare whisky bottles with broken seals. Timmermans, the wellknown Malt Maniac and President...

March 2012, Issue 102, page 7

Craft Education
Liza Weisstuch takes a seat at the conference

July 2012, Issue 105, page 11

Dispatches
COUPLE ON KINDLE The revised and updated edition of The Road to Craigellachie - Revisited, (2012), Hans Offringa's well-known travel story about Scotland and whisky, is now available on Kindle. The...

February 2012, Issue 101, page 7

Drinking and health
Recently, United States broadcaster CNN's culinary news site Eatocracy ran a feature with the headline “Beer, Whiskey and Pork Fat: The New Health Foods?”

February 2013, Issue 109, page 6

Enduring Icons
With the search for the Global Icons of Whisky nearing its end, we turn our attention to the rest of the world; this includes producing nations such as Ireland, Japan, Canada and India

March 2012, Issue 102, page 6

Evolution in North America
We review the three recent shows from Fort Lauderdale, Toronto and Los Angeles

December 2010, Issue 92, page 10

Farclas 175
Few distilleries can claim to have been around for 175 years. Fewer still have remained in the same family ownership for nearly 150 of those years. And even fewer are still independent, and flourishi...

July 2011, Issue 97, page 8

Feis Ile 2011
The 2011 Feis Ile proved to be another huge success, with the distilleries yet again upping their game, all in the name of fun, frivolity and peated whisky. The sideways rain, which hit early on the f...

July 2011, Issue 97, page 7

Future Casting
Our experts open their almanacs and explore the challenges facing the industry in 2011

January 2011, Issue 93, page 6

Get focussed with Bowmore
If you needed any more incentive to get out there snapping, Bowmore has come up with a superb series of prizes

October 2010, Issue 91, page 10

Iceland Launch
The Dalmore took to the bitter cold of Iceland to launch the latest addition to its portfolio, the 45 Years Old Aurora – and to see the whisky's namesake in the sky. Hotel Ranga in Hella, near the...

June 2011, Issue 96, page 7

Illustrating anCnoc
anCnoc has unveiled a new global campaign that aims to bring a modern twist to the world of whisky, through a collaboration with internationally acclaimed Scottish illustrator Peter Arkle. The Penicu...

June 2012, Issue 104, page 6

Islay Whisky Comes to Savile Row
For those readers with a penchant for sartorial excellence, the good news is that Bowmore Distillery have recently launched an exciting collaboration with the esteemed Savile Row tailor, Malcolm Plews...

February 2012, Issue 101, page 7

Liquid History
As every reader of Whisky Magazine will know, the most popular Scotch whisky in the world is Johnnie Walker. As a standard blend it tends to be over-looked by aficionados, though the 12 Years Old Blac...

March 2011, Issue 94, page 9

Liquid History
More than four decades ago a batch of premium single malt whisky was crafted at Lochside, one of Scotland's oldest distilleries.

December 2012, Issue 108, page 8

New World Order
With the search for the Global Icons of Whisky nearing its end, we turn our attention to the rest of the world; this includes producing nations such as Ireland, Japan, Canada and India.

March 2013, Issue 110, page 6

On the Rebound
If there's anything that can be said about 2010 when we look back on the year, it's that the economy had not quite rebounded back to tip top shape. Nations' economies tumbled, stock markets offered fe...

March 2011, Issue 94, page 8

Peat...In...Space!!
As whisky launches go, it is probably fair to say that the team behind Ardbeg Galileo were reaching for the stars...

October 2012, Issue 107, page 8

Quite Extraordinary
Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits has unveiled a series of single cask bottlings of The Glenrothes from the late 1960s and early 1970s. As a merchant, the role of Berry Bros. & Rudd has always been to select...

October 2012, Issue 107, page 8

Riding the Wave
Ed Bates and Dominic Roskrow look at the latest English distillers

July 2011, Issue 97, page 6

Scott's Tribute
Only one man in the world has tasted it, and that's Colin Scott the man who created Chivas Brothers new luxury blend, the Royal Salute Tribute to Honour bottling. The whiskies are all at least 45 yea...

July 2011, Issue 97, page 7

Single Tree Effects
Science is a mind-bendingly complicated enigma. There is a cause that engenders every effect, response and reaction, but even the most basic everyday causalities can elude us. The stimuli that provoke...

June 2011, Issue 96, page 6

spy
We bring you the news, show and reviews amd Dave's look at the whisky world

October 2010, Issue 91, page 6

Summit Meeting
Glenfiddich recently held the inaugural ‘One Day You Will Summit', which aimed to highlight the pioneering achievements of the distillery's founder, William Grant, while bringing together several gr...

February 2012, Issue 101, page 6

Supermarket Special
Supermarket Aldi is to begin selling a 30-year-old blended Scotch whisky for just £49.99 (70cl) – less than a third of the average price for a premium, aged whisky.

December 2012, Issue 108, page 8

The Islaympic Games
Every year, the Islay Festival of Whisky attracts peat fanatics from across the globe and this year's Ardbeg open day once again proved that the distillery still knows how to throw a party. Anyone wh...

July 2012, Issue 105, page 6

The Second Arkle
AnCnoc Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has today (10 September) unveiled the second in the series of Limited Edition releases from its collaboration with internationally renowned Scottish illustrat...

October 2012, Issue 107, page 8

The Stepford Flavour
DaveBroom discusses the use of first fill American oak casks

July 2012, Issue 105, page 10

Twice is Ice
Despite the sub zero temperatures currently being experienced in Finland, the second annual Uisge whisky show, held at the heart of Helsinki, was a huge success, with around 1,500 whisky lovers descen...

March 2012, Issue 102, page 7

Walking Tall
Diageo have unveiled two new super deluxe additions to their Johnnie Walker portfolio with the release of Gold Label Reserve and Platinum 18 Years Old. Johnnie Walker is the biggest selling global Sco...

July 2012, Issue 105, page 7

Whiskey by Numbers
American whiskies are on fire, and more and more countries around the world are fanning the flames. The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) held its annual economic briefing recent...

March 2012, Issue 102, page 8

Wolfburn
Scotland's latest start-up whisky-making venture came on stream in January.

February 2013, Issue 109, page 7

World Whiskies Design Awards 2012
Winners of the inaugural World Whiskies Design Awards were announced at the Waldorf Hilton on 22nd March. Highland Park 50 Years Old won the Best Design award and Stranger & Stranger took home the Bes...

April 2012, Issue 103, page 8

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