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Whisky Magazine Issue 122

Is Craft an Expression of Skill, Aberlour, Flavoured Whiskies, Glen Grant

 

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Articles from From the Editor

A global community
Rob Allanson dips his toe in the world whisky waters.

March 2007, Issue 62, page 5

A Love Supreme
Rob takes a quiet night with a jazz legend to reflect on what whisky can mean

July 2007, Issue 65, page 5

DISCUS inferno
The weeks have been just packed with liquid treasures and some great memories since I last sat down to write my column. A string of airport lounges, hotel rooms and copy filed from foreign climes has...

June 2007, Issue 64, page 5

Fond Memories
Rob reflects on the events of the last couple of months

September 2007, Issue 66, page 5

Fresh beginnings
It ‘s a big world out there,new Editor Rob Allanson ponders the view

October 2006, Issue 59, page 5

Malt moments
Some months are just packed with events you just want to savour,says Rob Allanson

November 2006, Issue 60, page 5

On the road to Louisville
Mid terms,football games and musicians, Rob Allanson takes a voyage of discovery in to bourbon country

January 2007, Issue 61, page 5

Weather watching
Rob Allanson ponders that eternal question:what's your favourite?

April 2007, Issue 63, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Sometimes it's funny you know. After sitting watching companies sending out their new offerings into the wider world, the shoe is now on the other foot. I think I now have a greater understanding of ...

November 2007, Issue 67, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
The signs are lining up for a good year in 2008 here at Whisky Towers, and in the whisky world at large. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the magazine. Ten years of tasting, whisky facts and f...

January 2008, Issue 69, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well its a great time of year to be out and about on the bike in Norfolk. The weather is mostly sunny and its not snowing which is always nice. One thing that keeps me amused is riding past the barl...

July 2009, Issue 81, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well I am guessing that not many of you know that I have an MA in Scottish Literature. For some an odd degree but for me one of the best aspects was focusing in on the Medieval period. Scotland was ta...

October 2009, Issue 83, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well I have entered a new era, or according to some, gone a little retro, as I took the plunge and bought an old record player. I know it may sound silly given all the advances in sound technology, ho...

January 2010, Issue 85, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well I am not sure about how the weather is with you, but here at Whisky Towers the faint hopes of any summer, Indian or not, have been dashed by cold, damp days and some startlingly crystal clear, co...

December 2007, Issue 68, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
I have been reaquainting myself recently with an old literary favourite of mine from many years ago through the joys of the internet, who knew the digital revolution could be so fun? Garrison Keillor...

February 2008, Issue 70, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well I guess I promised last issue to write more about my travels in Japan. As a Tokyo beginner it is hard to know where to begin. It is a fascinating country that feels so familiar at times, and loo...

April 2008, Issue 71, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well I don't know about you, but occasionally I look at the world and think “why?” And the last few weeks have been packed with those moments. The most recent came with the announcement of a huge...

June 2008, Issue 72, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
It has been a busy few weeks here at Whisky Towers with some wonderful whiskies coming into the office and plottings happening for the various Whisky Lives around the world. One great event I had the...

July 2008, Issue 73, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
It has been a little slow at the moment travel wise.The rigours of moving house have taken their toll somewhat, however a recent trip up to The Macallan provided a welcome break. I have not been up t...

September 2008, Issue 74, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well it looks like the seasons are on the turn here in God's own country, and county (Norfolk to the uninitiated), but oddly rather than getting colder and wetter (which was summer), it has got a litt...

October 2008, Issue 75, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well readers of this column will have noticed I very rarely talk about what is actually going on in the magazine but this edition is somewhat different. Here we are and what a joyous occasion it is t...

November 2008, Issue 76, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well by the time you read this the presents will have been well and truly opened, those socks have probably shrank in the wash already, batteries have gone flat on those all important purchases and we...

January 2009, Issue 77, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
I have been reading this great book recently about hunting down the true empty, wild places in the United Kingdom. The Wild Places by Robert Macfarlane is a really engaging and thought provoking read...

February 2009, Issue 78, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
It has been a passion of mine for quite a while escaping on two wheels. Sometimes breaking free to anywhere, and other times making a concerted effort to get from A to B covering as much ground as pos...

April 2009, Issue 79, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well by the time you read this in the UK I will be somewhere in Scotland on a Triumph Bonneville visiting a few distilleries to make Journey's Blend. If you are in the States or elsewhere I will proba...

June 2009, Issue 80, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well it has been a fairly manic summer here in terms of travel but boy has it brought some interesting sights and tastes, particularly from across Scotland. Thankfully the weather here has been grand...

September 2009, Issue 82, page 5

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Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Education is the key to many things I have always been told. This applies to the world of whisky and bartending, especially when the pair collide and involve the public. The bartenders of this world ...

January 1970, Issue 84, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
I could hardly believe my ears when I heard that the three-man Whiskey Professor team had been given the chop and not just because we gave them the Icons of Whisky awards last year. For those that do...

February 2010, Issue 86, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Recently I have been doing a little temperature taking of the industry to see how things are going, and despite the huge clouds of economic doom covering much of the globe I have to say that most peop...

April 2010, Issue 87, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well finally things are warming up here and it looks like summer might eventually be round the corner, and I for one cannot wait. Once again this year will see me and the BBC's Tom Morton hitting the...

June 2010, Issue 88, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
We are always going on about the fact that education is the key to gaining the consumer's mind, but sometimes I wish there was a standard script out there and people stuck to it. Often I feel that th...

July 2010, Issue 89, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
There is nothing quite like hitting the road and seeing the whisky world, I can totally see why Alfred Barnard did it. I honestly cannot think of another industry that is on the whole as welcoming and...

September 2010, Issue 90, page 5

Whisky Magazine Issue 90

Whisky Magazine Issue 90
Music Special - Ailsa Bay - Independent Bottlers' Challenge and much more....

Published September 2010.

Whisky Magazine Issue 89

Whisky Magazine Issue 89
Woodford Reserve - US micro distilleries - Glenlivet - WIN Four Days at Bowmore and much more....

Published July 2010.

Whisky Magazine Issue 88

Whisky Magazine Issue 88
Benromach Distillery - Incense - Sherry Casks - WIN Four Days at Bowmore and much more....

Published June 2010.

Whisky Magazine Issue 87

Whisky Magazine Issue 87
Awards Edition - Best Whiskies in the World 2010.

Published April 2010.

Whisky Magazine Issue 86

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

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.

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Whisky Magazine Issue 84

Whisky Magazine Issue 84
Boutique Speyside - Explore The Balvenie - Japanese Focus - Cocktails from New Orleans - Bunnahabhain - Buffalo Trace - Mackmyra - SMWS and much more....

Published January 1970.

Whisky Magazine Issue 83

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 82

Whisky Magazine Issue 82
Mull's drams - Journey's Blend - Lark's rise - Icons of Whisky Scotland - 11 Page Rum Special - Ardbeg - Laphroaig - Linkwood Bunnahabhain -and much more....

Published September 2009.

Whisky Magazine Issue 81

Whisky Magazine Issue 81
Evan Williams - Bushmills - Highland Park - Auchentoshan - Bowmore - Mackmyra - Glen Scotia and much more....

Published July 2009.

Whisky Magazine Issue 80

Whisky Magazine Issue 80
Jim Beam - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston - Kentucky Guide and much more....

Published June 2009.

Whisky Magazine Issue 79

Whisky Magazine Issue 79
World Whiskies Awards Edition - Best Whiskies in the World 2009.

Published April 2009.

Whisky Magazine Issue 78

Whisky Magazine Issue 78
Icons of Whisky 2009 - Edradour - Bill Lumsden - Three Glens - Southern Ireland - Evan Williams - The Dalmore & much more....

Published February 2009.

Whisky Magazine Issue 77

Whisky Magazine Issue 77
The Macallan - Richard Paterson - Diageo - Chieftain's - Edradour- Glenmorangie - SMWS & much more....

Published January 2009.

Whisky Magazine Issue 76

Whisky Magazine Issue 76
Whisky Magazine Aged 10 Years - Grain whisky comeback - Top 10 lost distilleries - Visitors guide to the islands - Welsh whisky - Top 10 London bars - Tastings, blends - Lewis, new distillery - and more....

Published November 2008.

Whisky Magazine Issue 75

Whisky Magazine Issue 75
Global blends - Chichibu - Buffalo Trace - Independent Bottlers Challenge - Icons of Whisky - Awards - Yamazaki - Yoichi - The Balvenie - Old Forester - Whisky Kitchen - Bourbon Festival.

Published October 2008.

Whisky Magazine Issue 74

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 73

Whisky Magazine Issue 73
Beautiful Bourbon - Highland Park hits 40 - Balblair - Glenrothes - Tobermory - Auld Reeke - Prince Charles - Caol Ila - Glenmorangie and much more....

Published July 2008.

Whisky Magazine Issue 72

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 71

Whisky Magazine Issue 71
Best Whiskies in the World 2008 - Wonderful wood - Old Bourbon - Lost Distilleries - Travel Retail - Tastings Grain Whisky and much more....

Published April 2008.

Whisky Magazine Issue 70

Whisky Magazine Issue 70
Icons of Whisky 2008 - Speyside Treasures - Silent Season - Tour de France - Ireland Guide - Littlemill - Dalmore - Ardmore ... and more.

Published February 2008.

Whisky Magazine Issue 69

Whisky Magazine Issue 69
Highland Gem - Home of Anoc - Americas youngest distillers - Food matching the Diageo way - Brora - Bartenders Trip - Mackmyra - Ginkgo and more.....

Published January 2008.

Whisky Magazine Issue 68

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 67

Whisky Magazine Issue 67
Premium Blends - Kittling Ridge - 200 Whiskies Tasted - Icons of Whisky - Whisky and Food - VIP Tours - Climate change ... and more....

Published November 2007.

Whisky Magazine Issue 66

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 65

Whisky Magazine Issue 65
Rye rebound - Blood Brothers - Teacher's - Americas whisky heartland - 50 Whiskies tasted - Barbecues - George Dickel - Woman in whisky - Benromach - Bruichladdich - Longmorn - Tullibardine.

Published July 2007.

Whisky Magazine Issue 64

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 63

Whisky Magazine Issue 63
World Whiskies Awards - The Best Whiskies in the World - New distilleries - Balblair Vintages - Kentucky Visitors Guide - Whisky and Food - Port Ellen and more....

Published April 2007.

Whisky Magazine Issue 62

Whisky Magazine Issue 62
Macallan Oak - Cask Strength - Canadian Whisky - Pagodas - Rankin on Rebus - Icons of Whisky 2007 - Ledaig - Glen Grant - Glenmorangie.

Published March 2007.

Whisky Magazine Issue 61

Whisky Magazine Issue 61
American Distiller of the Year - Icons of Whisky - Buffalo Trace Exclusive - Bar Exams - Premium Bourbon - Ballantines.

Published January 2007.

Whisky Magazine Issue 60

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 59

Whisky Magazine Issue 59
The Blenders Art - Kentucky Bourbon Festival - First look at reopened Scapa - Whiskey rebellion - The price of malts - 40 whiskies reviewed - Milling Malts - American Ads - Glenrothes Dinners.

Published October 2006.

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