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Articles from Interviews

A day in the life... (Richard Paterson)
Dave Broom follows JBB's Richard Paterson on a typical working day and learns much about blending, showbiz and living life at full pelt

July 2001, Issue 17, page 20

A life under sail
Dave Broom talks about the ocean wave, true grit,determination and a good drop of malt with one of Britain's most iconic maritime explorers.

June 2009, Issue 80, page 24

A malt for all moods (Lord Thurso)
Jane Slade talks to Lord Thurso, a Patron of the Qaich, about his family, his castle and his long love affair with Scotch.

April 2000, Issue 9, page 72

A new dawn for Bowmore (Brian Morrison)
After 38 years in whisky, Brian Morrison, managing director of Morrison Bowmore Distillers, is retiring from his executie position to become Joint Chairman. He reminisces with Charles Maclean

February 2002, Issue 21, page 34

A Noble view point (Sir Iain Noble)
In the first of a new series in which we talk to leading business figures, Richard Woodard talks to Sir Iain Noble

July 2006, Issue 57, page 28

A rye character
Stuart Maclean Ramsay chats to Lincoln Henderson, a whiskey vetern with 37 years of knowledge and experience

October 2002, Issue 26, page 34

A salt on the senses
Can you taste salt in whisky? Many say of course you can, but the suggestion incenses others. Peter Woodsputs the case against

June 2003, Issue 31, page 82

A spirited career (Tom Aitken)
Ian Buxton looks back at the career of one of the whisky world's titans - Tom Aitken.

December 2007, Issue 68, page 20

A taste of home
Jane Slade talks to racing yachtsman Andy Hindley about his love of the dram and the sea.

June 2000, Issue 10, page 16

A unique taste of Ireland
Jamie Walker had revived the Adelphi name after nearly a century. Ken Hyder talks to the man whose cask crusade promises to widen the horizons of Irish Whiskey and Scotch drinkers.

April 2000, Issue 9, page 48

About the blends
This issue we decided to focus on and how they are viewed by the drinking public. We put two questions to Whisky Magazine's online community at www.whiskymag.com to see what they thought.

November 2007, Issue 67, page 36

Acting the part
It was only amatter of time before Monarch of the Glen discovered whisky. Gavin Smith reports.

December 2003, Issue 36, page 16

Agardener'sworld(HilaryLamont-Linkwood)
Inanewserieslookingatdifferentdistillerycareers,RichardJonestalkstoHilaryLamont–distillerygardeneratLinkwood

September 2004, Issue 42, page 67

All in the mix
Some whisky enthusiasts are naturally suspicious of whisky cocktails. But do they provide a platform from which to attract new whisky recruits?

June 2005, Issue 48, page 18

All up for grabs?
Are premium bourbons better positioned to snap up new drinkers, or can Scotch and American whiskey both flourish side by side?

March 2006, Issue 54, page 16

Allfiredupaboutwhisky
DaleDeGroff'snewbookisthebridgebetweenthetraditionalworldofwhiskyandthetrendyHighStreetcocktailbar.DominicRoskrowexplainswhy

April 2004, Issue 38, page 29

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

And over in the Blue corner...
Piers Morgan is one of Britain's leading media personalities and he's promoting whisky. Dominic Roskrow met him

April 2006, Issue 55, page 14

Are they coming to get us?
Smokers are facing ever increasing restrictions.Will the alcoholic drink sector be next?

October 2005, Issue 51, page 16

Arewegoodfinishers?
Inthelatestofourroundtabledebates,welookatspecialfinishes.

June 2004, Issue 40, page 20

Blackadder ploughs on
In the latest of our series celebrating some of whisky's lesser known personalities,Dominic Roskrow talks to Robin Tucek,owner of independent whisky company Blackadder.

June 2009, Issue 80, page 33

Booker Noe
Uncut, unfiltered and straight from the barrel Stuart Maclean Ramsay visits the house that Jim Beam built and has dinner with boubon legen, Booker Noe.

December 2000, Issue 13, page 63

Bourbon in the spotlight
Marcin Miller catches up with some of the key figures in the world of bourbon during the Gala Dinner of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival

December 2000, Issue 13, page 24

Box clever (John Glaser)
Dave Broom talks to John Glaser, the man exploring the boundaries of whisky

August 2002, Issue 25, page 34

But Mr. Ambassador...
On paper being a whisky ambassador would seem to be the dream job but is it all it's cracked up to be? Dominic Roskrow asked some of them.

September 2009, Issue 82, page 20

Can the price be right?
In this issue we wanted to look act the effect of discounting. Who better qualified to pass comment than drinkers themselves. So we put two questions to members of the WhiskyMag.com forum about how th...

March 2007, Issue 62, page 16

Captain Fantastic
On his last day as Editor of Whisky Magazine,we sat Dominic Roskrow with a special whisky and let him speak to one of his sporting heroes, All Blacks legend Sean Fitzpatrick

August 2006, Issue 58, page 35

Castinganeyetothefuture
Thismonth'sdebatelooksatthefutureroleofagestatementsonbourbons

July 2004, Issue 41, page 20

Charles Monarch of the dram (Prince of Wales)
Jane Slade traces the Prince of Wales' legendary love of Scotch

November 2000, Issue 12, page 16

Confessions of a party animal (Charles Kennedy)
The leader of the Liberal Democrats Charles Kennedy, shares a dram with Jane Slade.

September 2000, Issue 11, page 60

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

Desert island malts
Derek Cooper, the winner of the 1999 Glenfiddich Lifetime Achievement award, reveals his selection of the eight favourite whiskies he would take to a desert island and includes the world's first organ...

April 2000, Issue 9, page 18

Dewar's guardian
Caroline Dewar meets the latest in the line of Dewar's master blenders

April 2007, Issue 63, page 46

Discussing the decade
We decided to ask three members of the distilling community to sum up the last 10 years and then look to the future for whisky.

November 2008, Issue 76, page 18

Dramatic Painting
Amanda Brock talks to one of Scotland's hottest artists and his malt connections.

April 2010, Issue 87, page 26

Driven women
Caroline Dewar meets the women behind the whiskies

July 2007, Issue 65, page 62

Edinburgh detective ages aswell as his whisky
Roddy Martine shares a dram with Ian Rankin as he celebrates 20 years of his most famous creation,Inspector Rebus

March 2007, Issue 62, page 54

Edinburgh, whisky and crime (Ian Rankin)
Marcin Miller talks to author Ian Rankin, 'the hottest name in British crime fiction', a whisky enthusiast with a gift for finding good bars

April 2001, Issue 15, page 56

Epic proportions
Ian Buxton meets the Brazilian collector with a record breaking collection.

November 2008, Issue 76, page 50

Every bar in the world is a natural home for Scotch Whisky
Ian Wisniewski talks to Jim Long,international public relations manager at Chivas Bros,based in London

January 2008, Issue 69, page 72

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

Forever young
Armed with a bottle of Lagavulin 16 years Old and a bag of records, Neil J. Ridley caught up with influential music producer Youth to discuss a cyclical life, recording bands in the nude and why he's ...

February 2010, Issue 86, page 26

Frank's wild years (Frank McHardy)
Frank McHardy has given his life to whisky. He's now installed in the newest distillery in Scotland and he's a proud man. Dave Broom spoke to him about his exceptional career

November 2003, Issue 35, page 54

Freedom and whisky gang thegither (Robert Burns)
With Burns Night fast approaching Martin Betts examines the short, but eventful, life of Robert Burns and the role whisky played within it.

December 2000, Issue 13, page 42

From concert pianist to connoisseur
Michael Jackson talks to Rachel Barrie, a woman who had childhood dreams of being a ballerina or a concert pianist, but became Glenmorangie's Product Development Leader.

February 2001, Issue 14, page 24

Future proof?
The world may be going somewhere in a handbag,but the bourbon industry seems to be pretty buoyant at the moment.

January 2009, Issue 77, page 51

Global appeal
We chat to two of Beam Global's top men, CEO and President TomFlocco and seventh generation master distiller Fred Noe

November 2007, Issue 67, page 54

Heather's blooming success
Liza Weisstuch discusses whisky,music and why talking is a good thing with Glenfiddich's Heather Greene.

February 2009, Issue 78, page 46

Heather, honey and whisky's future
Jamie Forbes is Albannach's young, gifted and enthusiastic bar manager, and he's bringing malt whisky to a younger audience. Rob Allanson spoke to him

January 2006, Issue 53, page 42

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High Society
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has slowly but surely been evolving and growing. We look at its progress.

January 1970, Issue 84, page 22

Hill and the glens (Jimmy Hill)
Sports commentator Jimmy Hill loves Glenlivet, Laphroaig and Scotland generally; so why don't the Scots like him more?

March 1999, Issue 2, page 28

Honour, passion and integrity (Jim Mcewan)
Dave Broom catches up with Jim Mcewan, the country-hopping Brand Ambassador whose life is dedicated to whisky and telling the world about the people who spent their working lives making it.

December 2000, Issue 13, page 19

I like to think I started malt whisky cocktails
Ian Wisniewski talks to Ranald Macdonald of Boisdale Restaurants,London

November 2007, Issue 67, page 80

I think a lot more is known than people realise (Dr Gordon Steele)
Ian Wisniewski talks to Dr Gordon Steele,director of The Scotch Whisky Research Institute (SWRI),located near Edinburgh.

December 2007, Issue 68, page 72

In conversation (Evan Thomas Cattanach)
Charles MacLean meets Evan Thomas Cattanach, long-term Distillery Manager and now Director of Scotch Knowledge for Schefflin & Somerset in New York

December 2001, Issue 20, page 85

In conversation (Richard Gordon)
Charles MacLean talks to Richard Gordon, Managing Director of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, the world's premier whisky club – now in its 18th year

November 2001, Issue 19, page 85

In conversation with Andrew Symington
Charles Maclean talks to Andrew Symington of Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky

December 2000, Issue 13, page 94

In conversation with Barry Crockett
Charles Maclean talks to Barry Crockett, Master Distiller at Midleton Distillery

April 2001, Issue 15, page 82

In conversation with BC
Charles Maclean talks to the General Manger of America's oldest (and youngest) distillery.

November 2000, Issue 12, page 94

In conversation with Dr Jim Veveridge
Maturation expert, Dr Jim Veveridge, demonstrates the virtues of the refill cask to Charles Maclean.

September 2000, Issue 11, page 90

In conversation with Dr Nicholas Morgan
Charles Maclean talks to Dr Nicholas Morgan who, as UDV's Marketing Direcotr (Malts), is responsibel for the largest portfolio of malt whiskies in the world.

June 2001, Issue 16, page 75

In conversation with Norman Shelley
Charles Maclean talks to 'The Perfect Collector', Norman Shelley

February 2001, Issue 14, page 82

In conversation with Peter Russell
In this issue we begin a series of interviews with celebrated whisky people. Here Charlie Maclean gives the last-frank- word ot broker and blender Peter Russell.

December 1999, Issue 7, page 86

In conversation with Robert Hicks
Charles Maclean talks to Robert Hicks, the master blender at Allied Distillers.

April 2000, Issue 9, page 90

In conversation with Shelia Burties
Charles Maclean talks to Sheila Burties, the highly espected sensory chemist.

June 2000, Issue 10, page 82

Irish guys still smiling
Ireland's only independent distillery has had a rollercoaster time since it was established at the end of the '80s. Now it's time to deliver,its chairman tells Dominic Roskrow

July 2006, Issue 57, page 52

It'sallintheblend
Thismonthweaskthreemasterblenderswherethesectorfitsininrespecttotherestofthewhiskymarket

October 2004, Issue 43, page 18

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

Keep it in the family
Once upon a time it was natural to pass a business down through the generations. Now, though, they are fewer jobs for life and lots of alternatives. Dominic Roskrow speaks to some whisky folk who have...

July 2010, Issue 89, page 26

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Kellar trends
Andreas Haller has turned his hobby into something more serious.

January 1970, Issue 84, page 33

Kentucky's finest
After our Icons of Whisky America lunch we decided not to waste the opportunity of having some of the finest bourbon makers in one place.

December 2007, Issue 68, page 32

King of the blog
In the latest in our series celebrating some of whisky's lesser known personalities,Dominic Roskrow talks to Kevin Erskine,founder of thescotchblog.com.

February 2009, Issue 78, page 33

Lark's Rise
Australian whisky has come of age. At the forefront of the country's drive for credibility is Bill Lark. Our man met him for a tinny.

September 2009, Issue 82, page 24

Learning to fly
Grouse and the Gloags, part 1: Charles Maclean tells the history of a bird, a brand and a dynasty. For a profile of a thoroughly modern Matthew Gloag, see page 46.

June 1999, Issue 4, page 42

Life through a lens
Rob Allanson goes behind the scenes of The Macallan's latest ambitious project and gains exclusive access to the people involved.

January 2009, Issue 77, page 14

Literary Spirit (Iain Banks)
Top author Iain Banks couldn't believe his luck when he was asked to write a book on Scotland's distilleries. He tells Dominic Roskrow about his year drinking whisky.

November 2003, Issue 35, page 32

Looking to the future
In this issue we look at how other spirits have far more flexibility to experiment and are therefore able to reinvent themselves to appeal to new drinkers,and ask is this damaging the future of whisky...

August 2006, Issue 58, page 16

Lure of the amber nectar (Brian Cox)
Brian Cox appears in two of the summer's biggest blockbuster films. He spoke to Vivien Devlin about his love of Scotland and Scotch

July 2003, Issue 32, page 28

Making the grade
In a Whisky Magazine exclusive we go behind the scenes of this ambitious project.

October 2009, Issue 83, page 18

Managing Dalmore (Andrew Scott)
Gavin D Smithmeets the man behind the classic Highland malt

July 2007, Issue 65, page 60

Mark of distinction
The Harris Whisky Company is the latest company to bring quality whisky to the English market. Dominic Roskrow reports

July 2006, Issue 57, page 59

Meet the awkward squad
The basic process of making whisky is similar throughout the world. But there are always some who have to be different. Dave Broom meets the misfits

March 2005, Issue 46, page 44

Men behaving well (Jack and Wallace Milroy)
Joanna Simon meets Jack and Wallace Milroy, single malt whisky pioneers, and finds them refusing ot live up to their reputations

August 1999, Issue 5, page 60

Michael Palin's whisky adventure
As well known for his international travelogues as his insane antics in Monty Python, Michael Palin, a New Year's honours list CBE, is one of Britain's most popular stars. Here he tells Damian Riley-S...

February 2000, Issue 8, page 8

Mulholland's Drive
Iorwerth Griffiths talks to Ireland's first female master blender.

July 2009, Issue 81, page 24

My dark mistress (Ralph Steadman)
The artist and former wild man Ralph Steadman enjoyed a 30 year old love affair with whisky. It was brilliant fun, and so good that it had to stop, he told Jane Slade

October 1999, Issue 6, page 12

New Jack in town
Dominic Roskrow fires 20 of the best latest in the line of Jack Daniel's master distiller's, Jeff Arnett

July 2008, Issue 73, page 20

New-age whiskey
Peter Mulryan talks to Dave Phelan and Pat Rigney, the men who broke the mould producing a charcoal-mellowed Irish whiskey, Clontarf

July 2003, Issue 32, page 51

Older and better?
In this issue we decided to focus on the increasing number of premium aged whiskies that are being released and how they are viewed by the drinking public. Who better to give us the answer than Whisky...

January 2008, Issue 69, page 32

Out of the box
There have been several high profile repackaging of famous brands recently. We are beginning to see more attention paid to bottle shapes and presentation boxes. We decided to ask members of the Whisk...

April 2007, Issue 63, page 16

Peakpractice
AdrianandAlisonMurrayarecombiningbusinessandpleasurebysellingwhiskytotouristsinEngland'sPeakDistrict.DominicRoskrowreports

September 2004, Issue 42, page 55

Perpetual Motion
Gavin D Smith talks to the new broom at the Edrington Group.

September 2009, Issue 82, page 44

Pick and mix
Hayseed Dixie mix heavy metal with bluegrass music to novel effect.And as his name implies,the band's frontman Barleycorn Scotch enjoys a whisk(e)y too.Rob Allanson joined him for a tipple

July 2006, Issue 57, page 26

Power to the people
In the latest of our series celebrating some of whisky's lesser known personalities, Dominic Roskrow catches up with David Wood, owner of The Wine Shop in Leek,Staffordshire.

April 2009, Issue 79, page 33

Protective Shields (Robin Shields)
Robin Shields isn't from Islay. He's not Scottish. And he doesn't have a distillery background. But as Martine Nouet finds out, he's up for the challenge of protecting the reputation of Laphroaig

October 2003, Issue 34, page 40

ReachfortheSkye
CarolineWhitfielddecidedtogiveuplifeinthefastlaneinLondonanddecidedtosetupadistilleryinTheShetlandsinstead.TomBruce-Gardynereports

May 2004, Issue 39, page 29

Return of the Mac
This issue Ian Wisniewski turns his attention to the simplest of cocktails,the Whisky Mac

July 2006, Issue 57, page 48

Royal flush
Kate Portman plays a hand of poker with Buffalo Trace's Master Distiller, Harlen Wheatley.

January 2009, Issue 77, page 52

Sharpest tack (Max L Shapira)
Stuart Maclean Ramsay meets Heaven Hill Distillery President Max L Shapira to find out how they keep it in the family and preserve tradition at one of America's premier bourbon producers

July 2002, Issue 24, page 34

Signature craft
Ian Buxton meets the man behind Balvenie's style

June 2008, Issue 72, page 22

Special finishing school
Whisky Magazine and The Glenlivet hosted a readers' round table in London. In the first half we asked about wood finishes and innovations

November 2005, Issue 52, page 16

Stamp of authority
Tax stamps are being introduced for bottles of British spirits. In this issue we ask a panel whether they think they are a good idea

June 2006, Issue 56, page 16

Suntory time
Dave Broom talks plum liqueur, the boom years and Japan's drinking culture with the quiet genius behind some of country's best loved whiskies.

April 2009, Issue 79, page 24

Taking a stand
The Scotch Whisky Association is one of the most powerful bodies in the whisky industry. But what does it actually do? Dominic Roskrow went to find out.

July 2009, Issue 81, page 21

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

Taking ownership
With the whisky industry becoming increasing part of large global corporations we decided to look at how ownership is viewed by the drinkers. We put two questions to Whisky Magazine's online community...

July 2007, Issue 65, page 16

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Tasting Success
Gavin Smith meets the family behind the iconic glass.

January 1970, Issue 84, page 20

That was the year that was
This month's round table looks back at the past year and looks forward to the year ahead

November 2004, Issue 44, page 20

The 2 Barries
The hands-on whiskey makers who have helped re-shape Irish whiskey, in conversation with Michael Jackson

May 2002, Issue 22, page 26

The best of times
With rare whisky very much in demand The Whisky Exchange is booming. But is it really such a great time to be investing in whisky? Dominic Roskrow spoke to Sukhinder Singh.

November 2008, Issue 76, page 54

The blog boys
Dominic Roskrow meets the brains behind the Edinburgh Blog.

January 2010, Issue 85, page 32

The bourbon question
In this round table we asked two prominent members of the bourbon industry and Whisky Magazine readers about the future of bourbon.

January 2007, Issue 61, page 14

The corporate raider of Cooley
Charles Maclean meets the chairman of Ireland's newest distillery, Cooley, and finds that his story can only be told in epic form

May 1999, Issue 3, page 16

The four Ps of presents
In this round table we ask how you make whisky the gift of choice over other luxury goods using price,positioning, promotion and packaging.

November 2006, Issue 60, page 14

The gentle man from Kentucky
Stuart Maclean Ramsay catches up with wild Turkey's Jimmy Russell, roving bourbon ambassador, family man and true Kentucky gentleman.

November 2001, Issue 19, page 18

The great escape
Grouse and the Gloags, part 2: Margaret Rand meets the current Matthew Gloag, who had escaped the corporate rat race and handcuffs to live in France and have a reverse career pattern

June 1999, Issue 4, page 47

The History man
Kentuckian Mike Veachhas dedicated his adult life to archiving bourbon. Now he's seeing it gets the respect it deserves.

October 2009, Issue 83, page 32

The Innovation Game
With so much discussion going on at the moment about innovation,we decided to ask members of the whiskymag.com forum for their views

June 2007, Issue 64, page 16

The King of Cooley
Dr John Teeling is teetotal, he runs on caffeine, and he's making waves in the world of Irish whiskey. Peter Mulryan talks to the man behind the company

March 2003, Issue 29, page 30

The knowledge
Misako Udo is the ultimate whisky enthusiast and her book The Scottish Whisky Distilleries is the most intensely researched book ever published.

July 2009, Issue 81, page 33

The most important part of any business is the people
IAN What would you like visitors to take away with them? ALASTAIR A much greater knowledge of Scotch whisky, and also the propensity not only to taste it, but to drink it. We're in the process of a ...

April 2008, Issue 71, page 76

The name game
A spate of whiskies with strange names suggest whisky is moving forward in marketing terms. Is this a good thing? We asked a select panel of experts

July 2005, Issue 49, page 18

The nose knows
As his book hits the shelves Kate Portman talks to Master blender Richard Paterson.

January 2009, Issue 77, page 24

The passion
Serge Valentin is a founder member of The Malt Maniacs and is serious about his whisky. But as we found out, he knows how to have fun with it too.

September 2009, Issue 82, page 33

The price is right?
In this issue we ask some of the industry's luminaries to discuss the sensitive issue of pricing and effect on the public's perception of whisky.

October 2006, Issue 59, page 14

The quiet men
Dave Broom talks to Davied Stewart, the unassuming yet innovative force shaping the William Grant's portfolio, and long-term colleague, Whisky Records controller Eric Robertson

October 2002, Issue 26, page 44

The renaissance man
Dave Broom talks innovation,metabolic pathways and obscure Scottish rock bands with Glenmorangie's head of distilling & flavour creation,Dr Bill Lumsden.

February 2009, Issue 78, page 22

The state of Japan
For this issue's round table we hand over to Dave Broom, who recently hosted a live debate in Japan with representatives of three leading companies. This is his summary of that event

July 2006, Issue 57, page 16

The way of a Master
Liza Weisstuch talks bourbon history and more with the man credited with revolutionising American whiskey – Elmer T Lee.

January 2010, Issue 85, page 24

The way of the cocktail
Liza Weisstuch meets the Japanese master of the bartending world.

June 2010, Issue 88, page 26

The wonderful world of whisky
Welcome to our new section, World of whisky. These pages aim to take a less reverent look at the world of malts and to highlight some of the strangeness that all plays a part in making the subject suc...

September 2003, Issue 33, page 20

There's a greater awareness among people who are buying to be careful
Ian Wisniewski talks with Martin Green, whisky consultant at Bonhams in Edinburgh.

January 2009, Issue 77, page 72

Thetimestheyareachanging
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September 2004, Issue 42, page 20

Tomorrow's world
We recently teamed up with The Glenlivet for a readers' evening to discuss the world of whisky. We asked them about the future

January 2006, Issue 53, page 16

Top Gear (Jackie Stewart)
Champion driver Jackie Stewart OBE tells Jane Slade why motor racing and whisky make a classic blend.

December 1999, Issue 7, page 14

Top of the pods
Mark Gillespie ‘s Whisky Cast is in its fifth year of broadcasting. Dominic Roskrowspoke to him.

February 2010, Issue 86, page 35

Treat us with respect
How should the industry react over the issue of responsible drinking?

March 2005, Issue 46, page 16

Two hundred million reasons to enjoy retirement
Marcin Miller talks to Owsley Brown Frazier, former Vice Chairman of the Brown-Forman Corporation, and finds him calmly enjoying his retirement

February 2001, Issue 14, page 52

Variety performance
Irish Whiskey is entering a golden age hanks to the efforts of entrepreneurs such as Mark Andrews, Gary Regan met this king of Knappogue Castle.

April 2000, Issue 9, page 52

Vatisthefussabout?
Arevattedmaltssettobethesuccessstoryof2004?Weaskedagroupofexperts

May 2004, Issue 39, page 20

View from the other side
For this debate we ask a group of non whisky industry people for their view on the subject

January 2005, Issue 45, page 20

View from the other side of the bar
In this issue we asked three people who stand against snobbery in whisky how they view the industry

April 2006, Issue 55, page 16

Wainwright on whisky (Rob Wainwright)
Damian Riley-Smith talks to Scottish rugby star Rob Wainwright about winning matches, losing salmon and the contents of his hip flask, Photographs by Will Boxall.

January 1999, Issue 1, page 27

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

We can also help with inspiration for a new product.
Ian Wisniewski talks with Christine McCafferty,Diageo's archive manager

February 2008, Issue 70, page 76

Welsh wizard
Gillian Howell is a rarity – a female whisky distiller.Another example of how Welsh distillery Penderyn is different. Richard Woodard reports

June 2006, Issue 56, page 34

What's wrong with vat?
Inevitably this issue's debate looks at labelling and the use of the words ‘blended malts'

April 2005, Issue 47, page 18

Whisky Alchemy
Our man meets the brains behind one of the most innovative whisky companies out there.

October 2009, Issue 83, page 24

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Whisky in the War Zone
Rob Allanson talks to veteran BBC journalist John Simpson about whisky,wars and passing the passion for the spirit on to a younger generation.

January 1970, Issue 84, page 24

Whisky's women
Whisky's longevity can be credited to the efforts of many hard working people. Gavin D Smith lists nine successful women who are currently working hard to secure whisky's future.

February 2001, Issue 14, page 26

Whisky'sowngrandnational?
IanBankier'sdreamistogivewhiskyloversanationalretailchainoftheirown.GavinDSmithspoketotheformerBurnStewartboss

June 2004, Issue 40, page 57

You have to be sensible and balance passion with a business mind (Sukhinder Singh)
Ian Wisniewski interviews the man behind The Whisky Exchange

June 2007, Issue 64, page 23

Youngatheart?
Inanewseriesweaskapanelofexpertstodebateacontroversialsubject

April 2004, Issue 38, page 30

“Customers are often time rich and cash rich” Fraser Dunlop
Rob Allanson talks to Fraser Dunlop,head of liquor,tobacco,food and tax free items for World Duty Free

September 2007, Issue 66, page 37

“I don't know if anyone else sells The Dalmore 50 by the glass”
Ian Wisniewskitalks to Giuseppe Ruo of The Library Bar at The Lanesborough Hotel in London

June 2008, Issue 72, page 72

“If anyone starts without any knowledge there are plenty of people to teach them”
Ian Wisniewski talks with Keir Sword,proprietor of Royal Mile Whiskies.

November 2008, Issue 76, page 80

“It's a very physical job. You're using shoulders, forearms and your back”
Ian Wisniewski talks with Michael Jamieson,the longest serving cooper at The Edrington Group's Clyde Cooperage.

July 2008, Issue 73, page 76

“It's one of the best jobs in the world, so I count myself as being very fortunate”
Ian Wisniewski talks with Doug McIvor,spirits manager of Berry Bros & Rudd,in London

October 2008, Issue 75, page 76

“The optimism in the industry at the moment is sensational” Campbell Evans
Ian Wisniewski talks to Campbell Evans,The Scotch Whisky Association's director of government and consumer affairs

July 2007, Issue 65, page 28

“What we'redoing is always exposing the very best theindustry hasto offer”
Ian Wisniewski talks with Paul Miles,managing director of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

September 2008, Issue 74, page 84

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.

Whisky Magazine Issue 58

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

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

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

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

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

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 52

Whisky Magazine Issue 52
Break for the Border - Whiskey and moonshine - Oban Distillery - Wine Finishes - Kentucky - Improve your tasting skills - Glen Moray - Jimmy Barclay - Tullamore Dew.

Published November 2005.

Whisky Magazine Issue 51

Whisky Magazine Issue 51
Winston and whisky - Blended whisky - Talisker and Teacher's turn 175 - Glen Grant - Bourbon in Brooklyn - Wine Finishes - The glasgow whisky scandal.

Published October 2005.

Whisky Magazine Issue 49

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

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 47

Whisky Magazine Issue 47
Celebrating Speyside - New Island Distilleries - Best Distillery tours - Islay Festival - Whisky and Cigar Challenge - Forty Creek - Whisky liqueurs.

Published April 2005.

Whisky Magazine Issue 46

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 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

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

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

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 41

Whisky Magazine Issue 41
50 Years of Maker's Mark - Yamazaki - Aged Bourbon Tasting - Fake Whisky update - Islay Walks - Paul Rankin - Scapa.

Published July 2004.

Whisky Magazine Issue 40

Whisky Magazine Issue 40
Whisky in Greece - How whiskey fuelled the Blues - Speyside Festival - Whisky and Coffee - Special Japanese Tastings.

Published June 2004.

Whisky Magazine Issue 39

Whisky Magazine Issue 39
Cask strength Islay tasting - Longmorn - Classic malts cruise - Delilah's.

Published May 2004.

Whisky Magazine Issue 38

Whisky Magazine Issue 38
Icons of Whisky - Jerez - New York's Dale DeGroff - Old Whiskies : special Tasting.

Published April 2004.

Whisky Magazine Issue 36

Whisky Magazine Issue 36
5th Birthday Issue - Monarch of the Glen - Glenrothes.

Published December 2003.

Whisky Magazine Issue 35

Whisky Magazine Issue 35
Kentucky Special - Port wood finishes - Bowmore - Own label whisky.

Published November 2003.

Whisky Magazine Issue 34

Whisky Magazine Issue 34
Sean Connery - East meets West - Irish Coffee - Whisky and sushi.

Published October 2003.

Whisky Magazine Issue 33

Whisky Magazine Issue 33
Whisky Galore - Royal Brackla - Cocktails - Burn Stewart - Chil Filtering.

Published September 2003.

Whisky Magazine Issue 32

Whisky Magazine Issue 32
Brian Cox - Whisky down under - Silent Stills - Speyside Festival.

Published July 2003.

Whisky Magazine Issue 31

Whisky Magazine Issue 31
Desert Island Drams - Whisky Cons - Liqueurs - Whisky & cigars.

Published June 2003.

Whisky Magazine Issue 29

Whisky Magazine Issue 29
James Bond - Cooley Distillery - Indian Whisky - Festival Reviews.

Published March 2003.

Whisky Magazine Issue 26

Whisky Magazine Issue 26
Independent Bottlers - David Stewart - Buffalo Trace - Japanese Whiskies.

Published October 2002.

Whisky Magazine Issue 25

Whisky Magazine Issue 25
Whisky and humour - John Glaser - Cragganmore - Grain whisky tasting.

Published August 2002.

Whisky Magazine Issue 24

Whisky Magazine Issue 24
The world of whisky - Max Shapira - Glenfarclas - New world whisky tasting.

Published July 2002.

Whisky Magazine Issue 22

Whisky Magazine Issue 22
Festival Previews - Collecting - Forsyth's - Caramel - 12 year olds tasting.

Published May 2002.

Whisky Magazine Issue 21

Whisky Magazine Issue 21
Whisky and art - Buying a cask - Brian Morrison - Rye Tasting.

Published February 2002.

Whisky Magazine Issue 20

Whisky Magazine Issue 20
Whisky & Literature - Glengoyne - Vintage Malts - Canadian Tasting.

Published December 2001.

Whisky Magazine Issue 19

Whisky Magazine Issue 19
Jimmy Russell - Japanese Whisky - Illicit Distilling - Bourbon Tasting.

Published November 2001.

Whisky Magazine Issue 17

Whisky Magazine Issue 17
Richard Paterson art of blending - Cadenhead - The Speyside Way.

Published July 2001.

Whisky Magazine Issue 16

Whisky Magazine Issue 16
Best of the Best 2001 - How to taste - Glenfiddich.

Published June 2001.

Whisky Magazine Issue 15

Whisky Magazine Issue 15
Spirit of Ireland - Isle of Arran - Vintage Malts - Blackadder.

Published April 2001.

Whisky Magazine Issue 14

Whisky Magazine Issue 14
Women and Whisky - Old Pulteney - Vintage Malts - Brown Forman.

Published February 2001.

Whisky Magazine Issue 13

Whisky Magazine Issue 13
Jim McEwan - Booker Noe - Ultimate Macallan Tasting - Aberlour Distillery.

Published December 2000.

Whisky Magazine Issue 12

Whisky Magazine Issue 12
By Royal Appointment - Jack Daniel's - Highland Park - Highland Malts.

Published November 2000.

Whisky Magazine Issue 11

Whisky Magazine Issue 11
Highland Malts Tasting - Lagavulin - Buffalo Trace - Cigars - Fishing.

Published September 2000.

Whisky Magazine Issue 10

Whisky Magazine Issue 10
Small batch bourbon - The Glenlivet - Grain Whisky - Focus on Canada.

Published June 2000.

Whisky Magazine Issue 9

Whisky Magazine Issue 9
Best selling blends - Irish Special - White Horse - Wild Turkey.

Published April 2000.

Whisky Magazine Issue 8

Whisky Magazine Issue 8
Wood finish tasting - Gordon & McPhail - Makers Mark - Edradour.

Published February 2000.

Whisky Magazine Issue 7

Whisky Magazine Issue 7
Millenuim Tasting - Economics of Wood - Dalmore - Bourbon uncoverd.

Published December 1999.

Whisky Magazine Issue 6

Whisky Magazine Issue 6
Isaly tasting - Travels in Speyside & Kentucky - Talisker - Bourbon uncovered.

Published October 1999.

Whisky Magazine Issue 5

Whisky Magazine Issue 5
Guide to Tobermory - Milroys of Soho - Whisky and Fish.

Published August 1999.

Whisky Magazine Issue 4

Whisky Magazine Issue 4
Matthew Gloag - Guide to Ardbeg - Whisky and smoked salmon.

Published June 1999.

Whisky Magazine Issue 3

Whisky Magazine Issue 3
Irish whiskey - Wood ageing - How malt gets its character.

Published May 1999.

Whisky Magazine Issue 2

Whisky Magazine Issue 2
What's it worth - Macallan - Johnnie Walker.

Published March 1999.

Whisky Magazine Issue 1

Whisky Magazine Issue 1
Whisky hero Arthur Bell - Laphroaig - Cooking with Nick Nairn.

Published January 1999.

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