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Issue 124 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 124

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

 

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Articles from Editor's word

CHANNELING CRAZY HORSE
It is said that whisky and friendship go together, and a couple of experiences I have had recently really have confirmed this. When the joys of friends, whisky, and places all fall together in perfect...

July 2013, Issue 113, page 3

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I have often been asked the question before in the past but as our digital edition, the first whisky related magazine to appear for the iPad, starts to gather pace and readers, the issue raised its he...

September 2012, Issue 106, page 5

Editor's Word
So here we are, as I write, caught in the iron bound grip of winter weather. It is that time of year when you need the warmth of a whisky to take the edge off the day, especially if you are facing the...

February 2013, Issue 109, page 5

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There has been a lot of chatter on the social media sites recently about Diageo's latest addition to the Talisker line up, and it throws up that age old topic of age statements, good or bad? It looks...

March 2013, Issue 110, page 5

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We live in a very noisy and auditorily overloaded world. Traffic noise, constant music from various sources, tannoy announcements, machinery drones and groans. It is almost a constant presence whether...

March 2012, Issue 102, page 5

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As I sit writing this we are fast approaching the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. It is one of those stories that captures the imagination: the romance and glamour of the great liner ...

April 2012, Issue 103, page 5

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Sometimes life takes funny turns, things that exist in your past reappear in your present like old pennies; the ghosts of memories suddenly take stark sharp focus in your conscience taking you back to...

July 2012, Issue 105, page 5

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This is one of those columns that I had not originally intended to write, it took on a life of its own as I was drafting it. I had intended to pontificate about all the new whisky books that have hit...

June 2012, Issue 104, page 5

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The seasons here in the United Kingdom are starting to turn again; not that most of the summer this year was anything to shout about, but so far Autumn has been fairly decent with dry, crisp days. Th...

October 2012, Issue 107, page 5

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Rob looks at what this redesigned magazine means

April 2013, Issue 111, page 3

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Rob looks at the alchemy of creating tasting notes from the unknown

June 2013, Issue 112, page 3

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The joy of occasions

December 2013, Issue 116, page 3

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Extrasensory perception

October 2013, Issue 115, page 3

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Well it looks like the year might end as it began in the whisky world with some significant changes afoot. Quite how they play out is yet to be seen, but what is certain is that they will have ramifi...

December 2012, Issue 108, page 5

Ever changing, ever moving
The learning curve continues

July 2014, Issue 121, page 3

Farewell and Welcome
After nine years at the helm our Editor moves on to pastures new

April 2014, Issue 119, page 3

Judged by Association
Rob finds a craft distilling scene bursting with stunning spirits

March 2014, Issue 118, page 3

Sonic immersion
The joys of discovering sounds and an appreciation of silence

February 2014, Issue 117, page 3

The Sensory World
It is not the sort of noise you expect to hear in a quiet, sleepy backwater place, approaching midnight; a hum similar to a power turbine, the whirl of mechanical machinery and the clunking and grindi...

September 2013, Issue 114, page 3

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
There are moments when you are whisky tasting that you are lost for words to describe the liquid in front of you. Those nail-on-the-head descriptors just don't come as quickly as they should. Usually...

March 2011, Issue 94, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well here we go, hurtling into a new year. Looking ahead makes me wonder what we are going to find in our glasses this year, how much it's going to cost and how we are going to hear about it. I have a...

January 2011, Issue 93, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
The word 'blended' whisky seems to be one that divides the drinking public, and possibly the worst reaction you can get from people is the opinion that single malts are best and blends are somehow inf...

October 2011, Issue 99, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Here at Whisky Towers we have been receiving lots and lots of your lovely images for our inaugural photographic competition. I have to say that there is some talent out there and I have been very impr...

October 2010, Issue 91, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
?This is not really the column I was planning on writing for this edition, but something has been on my mind. One thing that the Japanese disaster has brought home to me is the changing role of report...

April 2011, Issue 95, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
It is always good to be back in Ireland, to return to the cradle of so many things that we often take for granted: distilling, Christianity, EU funding and that elusive craic. Despite the recent econ...

June 2011, Issue 96, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
There is a strange phenomenon afoot in the whisky world at the moment, and I don't think we have seen it reach its zenith yet. This is of course the trend of über expensive whiskies in blinged out bo...

July 2011, Issue 97, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well by the time you read this the epic Bowmore Ben Nevis Challenge will be over and I will probably not be looking forward to tackling any big flights of stairs in a hurry. I have never been in a ro...

September 2011, Issue 98, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
You know, sometimes it takes one of those late night malt moments to realise what it is all about: where you fit in, what life really means and how whisky pervades everything. Now I am not talking ab...

December 2011, Issue 100, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well here we go, hurtling into a new year and there has already been plenty of news to fill our hearts with joy regarding our chosen tipple. There are certainly a couple of major events that could se...

February 2012, Issue 101, page 5

Whisky Magazine Issue 121

Whisky Magazine Issue 121
Rocky Mountain High, Mixo-gastro, India Drinkers' Guide, Four Roses.

Published July 2014.

Whisky Magazine Issue 119

Whisky Magazine Issue 119
Glen Garioch, Urban Bourbon Trail, France Focus.

Published April 2014.

Whisky Magazine Issue 118

Whisky Magazine Issue 118
Best whiskies in the world. .

Published March 2014.

Whisky Magazine Issue 117

Whisky Magazine Issue 117
Titanic Belfast, Small Batch Blends, Toronto and Maker's Mark.

Published February 2014.

Whisky Magazine Issue 116

Whisky Magazine Issue 116
Invergordon, Icons of Whisky Scotland, Japan Focus.

Published December 2013.

Whisky Magazine Issue 115

Whisky Magazine Issue 115
Black Velvet Distillery, Travelling in Alberta, Glen Keith Distillery and Masters of Photography.

Published October 2013.

Whisky Magazine Issue 114

Whisky Magazine Issue 114
Glencadam Distillery, George Dickel, Three Ships, Icons of Whisky America.

Published September 2013.

Whisky Magazine Issue 113

Whisky Magazine Issue 113
World Whiskies Special, Tormore Distillery, Dallas City Guide.

Published July 2013.

Whisky Magazine Issue 112

Whisky Magazine Issue 112
Tamdhu, Coopering, Toronto.

Published June 2013.

Whisky Magazine Issue 111

Whisky Magazine Issue 111
Kentucky, Louisville, Benromach.

Published April 2013.

Whisky Magazine Issue 110

Whisky Magazine Issue 110
World Whiskies Awards edition 2013.

Published March 2013.

Whisky Magazine Issue 109

Whisky Magazine Issue 109
African Adventure | Caribbean Smuggling | San Francisco.

Published February 2013.

Whisky Magazine Issue 108

Whisky Magazine Issue 108
Johnnie Walker - Lagavulin Distillery - Suntory.

Published December 2012.

Whisky Magazine Issue 107

Whisky Magazine Issue 107
Movies & Moonshine - Junior Johnson - Bushmills Cask Guitars.

Published October 2012.

Whisky Magazine Issue 106

Whisky Magazine Issue 106
Independent Bottlers' Challenge 2012 - Islay - Drinkers Guide Edinburgh.

Published September 2012.

Whisky Magazine Issue 105

Whisky Magazine Issue 105
USA Special Edition: Kentucky, Mount Vernon, Washington DC, Rodeo Whisky.

Published July 2012.

Whisky Magazine Issue 104

Whisky Magazine Issue 104
The Macallan, Alternative Grains, Adnams & much more....

Published June 2012.

Whisky Magazine Issue 103

Whisky Magazine Issue 103
World Whiskies Awards edition 2012.

Published April 2012.

Whisky Magazine Issue 102

Whisky Magazine Issue 102
Photo Challenge 2012 winners revealed - Ireland spotlight - Bruichladdich Distillery.

Published March 2012.

Whisky Magazine Issue 101

Whisky Magazine Issue 101
Whisky families, Mackmyra, Buffalo Trace, A drinker's guide to London and much more....

Published February 2012.

Whisky Magazine Issue 100

Whisky Magazine Issue 100
The Whisky Magazine anniversary issue celebrates 100 years of the greatest whisky people, the 21st Century's 100 greatest bottles and the 100 greatest distilleries to visit plus much more....

Published December 2011.

Whisky Magazine Issue 99

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

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

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

Whisky Magazine Issue 96
Jura - Your guide to Speyside - Sydney bars guide and much more....

Published June 2011.

Whisky Magazine Issue 95

Whisky Magazine Issue 95
World Whiskies Awards and much more....

Published April 2011.

Whisky Magazine Issue 94

Whisky Magazine Issue 94
Photo challenge 2010 winners revealed - Dr Vijay Mallya - Midleton Distillery.

Published March 2011.

Whisky Magazine Issue 93

Whisky Magazine Issue 93
Four Roses - Mount Vernon - Old Crow Distillery and much more.

Published January 2011.

Whisky Magazine Issue 91

Whisky Magazine Issue 91
Music special part - Back to the seventies - Fettercairn and much more....

Published October 2010.

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