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A book with a central Flaws
Guttered is a decadent and bawdy drinking romp. Perfect terrain for Jefferson Chase, then
June 2004, Issue 40, page 37
A cut (or two) above the rest
After reading this disturbing Scotland-based offering from Christopher Brookmyre you'll never look at school reunions the same way again says Jefferson Chase.
January 2006, Issue 53, page 47
A hoodwinker's guide
Jefferson Chase looks at a decadent debut.
April 2010, Issue 87, page 71
A life of the unexpected
Jefferson Chase on Roald Dahl's unexpected endings, and how whisky featured in the work of a man famous for his children's books
April 2003, Issue 30, page 47
A nobel cause
William Faulkner may not have made many positive references to whisky in his work, but he was a great lover of Tennessee's finest. Jerrerson Chase finds out
February 2002, Issue 21, page 77
A paternal side
Jefferson delves into a gripping Dutch novel.
July 2009, Issue 81, page 71
A Place where men will be men
Jefferson Chase on Richard Ford's bizarre hunting short story, Calling
October 2004, Issue 43, page 41
A rye look at suicide
Jefferson Chase looks at John Barth's The Floating Opera and a day in the life of a would-be suicide case
September 2003, Issue 33, page 51
A stranger back to the future
Time's Arrow is a lifetime journey in reverse. And of course,anything so perverse is food and drink to Jefferson Chase
November 2004, Issue 44, page 47
A Walker on the wild side
Jefferson Chase kicks off a new feature looking at whisky in literature. Step forward Walker Percy, as we salute you …
December 2001, Issue 20, page 48
A ward of the bar
Jefferson Chase unearths a gem of whisky writing
March 2007, Issue 62, page 45
Absurdistan or bust
Jefferson Chase leafs through a modern classic
November 2007, Issue 67, page 79
All in the game
Jefferson Chase on William Kennedy's early novel about the struggle for survival in Depression-era New York
January 2003, Issue 28, page 61
An actor's tale
Jefferson Chase looks at a literary rule breaker
October 2008, Issue 75, page 75
Jefferson Chase looks at a classic tale of Buddhist vengeance.
July 2008, Issue 73, page 75
Bile with Style
Jefferson Chase on a sharp-penned Canadian who both writes and drinks whisky – Mordecai Richler
March 2003, Issue 29, page 47
What would you do if you knew you only had one day to live? It's one of those questions we as a species dubiously blessed with the knowledge of our own mortality can't help posing from time to time. ...
June 2007, Issue 64, page 48
Carver's L.A. gories....
Jefferson Chase trawls through another downbeat bar. This time courtesy of Raymond Carver
February 2004, Issue 37, page 53
City of vice and virtue
Jefferson Chase discovers the contradictions of Savannah, Georgia, in John Berendt's modern classic Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
July 2005, Issue 49, page 41
Jefferson Chase on an extreme independent novel that rode in through the back door
March 2006, Issue 54, page 45
Jefferson Chase examines Ian McEwan's use of whisky as emotional crutch in his novel The Child in Time
July 2003, Issue 32, page 54
Days when they were kings
Jefferson Chase takes a nostalgic trawl through Robert Penn Warren's political classic
March 2005, Issue 46, page 57
Jefferson Chase looks at a novel set in 1960s London
September 2012, Issue 106, page 71
Difficult second album
Jefferson Chase looks at the battle between the secular and religious.
June 2008, Issue 72, page 71
Jefferson Chasedelves into a novel set in Northern Ireland at the height of the Second World War
September 2007, Issue 66, page 47
Driven round the bend
The Last American Hero is an affectionate, whimsical and admiring snapshot of an independent American South. Jefferson Chase reports
July 2006, Issue 57, page 45
Finding fellowship in café society
Jefferson Chase stops for a drink at Carson McCullers' Sad Café
July 2004, Issue 41, page 47
Fun and fatality are the mark of Sorrow
Jefferson Chase takes Drew Barrymore's advice (really!) and buys a cheap copy of Tim Sandlin's Sorrow Floats
April 2004, Issue 38, page 54
Jefferson Chase delves into another whisky laden tome
March 2011, Issue 94, page 71
Heavy plants crossing
Jefferson Chase looks at a ground breaking 50s novel.
June 2009, Issue 80, page 71
Home Town Love
Jefferson Chase reviews a novel set in the Big Apple
June 2012, Issue 104, page 70
How black can black be? Blacker...
This issue Jefferson Chase on Terence Blacker's bleak novel 'Kill your Darlings'
October 2005, Issue 51, page 47
Hugh Leonard: everything but the kitsch
Jefferson Chase takes a look at the Irish author and playwright's whiskey references within his acclaimed work
June 2002, Issue 23, page 77
In the Buff (David Sedaris)
Jefferson Chase looks one of America's notable writers
July 2007, Issue 65, page 48
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April 2010, Issue 87, page 70
Journey into the subconscious
Jefferson Chase guides us down through the murky and mysterious world of Japanese author Haruki Murakami
August 2002, Issue 25, page 77
Judging a book
Jefferson Chase looks at a whisky thriller
November 2008, Issue 76, page 82
Keeping up appearances
Whisky is a central part of the main character in Graham Greene's The Human Factor says Jefferson Chase
October 2003, Issue 34, page 51
Laying down the law
Jefferson Chase looks at another Scottish born crime writer.
January 2008, Issue 69, page 71
Leaving the city
Jefferson Chase heads for the ‘burbs.
July 2010, Issue 89, page 79
Life is not a beach
Jefferson Chase looks at a poigniant portrayal of family life
January 2010, Issue 85, page 71
Neil Wilson casts his eye over some recent reissues of classic whisky books
September 2001, Issue 18, page 48
Liquor, lawlessness, and loose, loose ladies
Jefferson Chase gets in to frontier territory with hard-boiled crime writer James Crumley
January 2005, Issue 45, page 41
Living for the weekend
Saturday Night, Sunday Morning is a grainy reflection of working class life as it used to be in the British Midlands. Jefferson Chase looks at the role alcohol plays in this classic
April 2005, Issue 47, page 33
Mistress of satire
Jefferson Chase looks at a female writer and renowned wit not scared of a drop of more of the hard stuff: Dorothy Parker
November 2002, Issue 27, page 61
Natural born swiller
Hunter S. Thompson's Wild Turkey intake is legendary: and ‘wild' is definitely the word
June 2003, Issue 31, page 47
Noir is the new black
Jefferson Chase delves in to some under the radar reading material
April 2006, Issue 55, page 47
Not so lucky Jim
Jim Thompson died unknown and poor. But his 1952 novel The Killer Inside Me is now regarded as a masterpiece. Jefferson Chase turns its whisky-drenched pages
November 2003, Issue 35, page 53
Out at the frontier
In Brokeback Mountain, Annie Proulx' view of cowboys is unconventional and controversial. Jefferson Chase reports
June 2005, Issue 48, page 41
Perfecting the gift of McNab
Patrick McCabe's disturbed protagonist McNab first appeared in The Butcher Boy; Jefferson Chase sees how he's grown
September 2004, Issue 42, page 39
This issue Jefferson Chase looks at Michael Chabon's comic inspired novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
September 2005, Issue 50, page 47
Scotch and the gumshoe
When a blonde walks into a sleuth's office the first thing he does is reach for the whisky bottle. Jeff Siegel dons trenchcoat and fedora and heads for the mean streets of detective fiction
June 1999, Issue 4, page 22
Short and sweet
Jefferson Chase looks at a career defining moment
January 2007, Issue 61, page 47
Short and sweet
Jefferson Chase looks at the shorter form of story telling.
January 1970, Issue 84, page 71
Short and to the point
American literary journals have kept alive some of the best traditions of independent writing. Jefferson Chase reports
June 2006, Issue 56, page 31
Smoking out the spirit of Islay
Andrew Jefford's Peat Smoke and Spirit is the best whisky book published this year. In this extract, he writes about trhe constitution of peat itself
November 2004, Issue 44, page 36
Jefferson Chase circumnavigates the globe with this latest tome.
February 2009, Issue 78, page 79
Jefferson Chase offers us another recent whisky read
April 2007, Issue 63, page 48
Tales from the noose
If you want to find weirdness in America, a good place to start looking is at the fringes – the panhandles, promontories and peninsulas only tenuously connected to the rest of the US. I should know....
April 2008, Issue 71, page 75
The beautiful game
Jefferson Chase delves between the leaves of another novel.
January 2009, Issue 77, page 71
The butler's tale
Jefferson Chase delves into a Pulitzer prize winner's follow up work.
September 2008, Issue 74, page 83
The curiosity of travel
Jefferson Chase on the drinking culture in Georgia
October 2006, Issue 59, page 47
The distinct smell of winter
Jefferson Chase writes about The Winter Father by Andre Dubus Snr.
December 2003, Issue 36, page 53
The Irish Rover
William Trevor knew the effects of alcohol on a situation: how it could be both catalyst and extinguisher. Jefferson Chase looks at how Trevor used alcohol as an ingenious device in his work
May 2002, Issue 22, page 77
The king of tartan noir
Ian Rankin's celebrated detective John Rebus is a hard talking whisky man. Jefferson Chase introduces him to a new audience
May 2004, Issue 39, page 35
The odd couple
Jefferson Chase looks at a well observed American tale.
June 2010, Issue 88, page 71
The perils of drink
Jefferson Chase unearths a forgotten gem
November 2006, Issue 60, page 47
The spirit of adventure
Jefferson Chase explores the hard-drinking author Jack London's relationship wiht 'John Barleycorn' both in and out of literature
July 2002, Issue 24, page 77
The Swedish Way
Jefferson Chase heads north to investigate some excellent modern Scandinavian crime writing
July 2011, Issue 97, page 79
The Truman snow
Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory recalls a fond seasonal ritual. Jefferson Chase reports
November 2005, Issue 52, page 47
The truth is...
Whisky book worm Jefferson Chase looks at a different side of journalism.
September 2009, Issue 82, page 71
Too much monkey business
Jefferson Chase on how drink can bring the animal out
August 2006, Issue 58, page 45
Wallace and whisky
Jefferson Chase turns his attentions to Scottish grown authors.
December 2007, Issue 68, page 71
Walsh and Gunn: the quiet maen
Maurice Walsh and Neil Gunn – two celebrated authors slowly being rediscovered. Gavin Smith explains the appeal of these quintessential whisky writers.
December 2001, Issue 20, page
Waugh on war
Jefferson Chase examines the love of drinking and 'cultivated comic sarcasm' expressed in the work of an ex-teacher for drunkenness-Evelyn Waugh
October 2002, Issue 26, page 59
Welsh's whisky links
Jefferson Chase looks at another home grown literary giant
February 2008, Issue 70, page 75
Whisky and the written word
Brian Hennigan examines the positive and often negative relationship between writers, their work and the water of life.
December 2001, Issue 20, page 18
Jefferson Chase looks at a crime thriller that does it by the book.
April 2009, Issue 79, page 71
Worth the Wait
Jefferson Chasefinishes his look at Swedish crime fiction.
October 2011, Issue 99, page 70
Whisky Magazine Issue 106
Independent Bottlers' Challenge 2012 - Islay - Drinkers Guide Edinburgh.
Published September 2012.
Whisky Magazine Issue 104
The Macallan, Alternative Grains, Adnams & much more....
Published June 2012.
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 97
USA spotlight: Wild Turkey, New York, Jack Daniel's and Diageo and much more....
Published July 2011.
Whisky Magazine Issue 94
Photo challenge 2010 winners revealed - Dr Vijay Mallya - Midleton Distillery.
Published March 2011.
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
Benromach Distillery - Incense - Sherry Casks - WIN Four Days at Bowmore and much more....
Published June 2010.
Whisky Magazine Issue 87
Awards Edition - Best Whiskies in the World 2010.
Published April 2010.
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.
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 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
Evan Williams - Bushmills - Highland Park - Auchentoshan - Bowmore - Mackmyra - Glen Scotia and much more....
Published July 2009.
Whisky Magazine Issue 80
Jim Beam - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston - Kentucky Guide and much more....
Published June 2009.
Whisky Magazine Issue 79
World Whiskies Awards Edition - Best Whiskies in the World 2009.
Published April 2009.
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
The Macallan - Richard Paterson - Diageo - Chieftain's - Edradour- Glenmorangie - SMWS & much more....
Published January 2009.
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
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
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
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
The Dalmore - Forest to Flask - The Whisky Boom - Four Roses - Auchentoshan - Glen Grant - AnCnoc and much more.....
Published June 2008.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
American Distiller of the Year - Icons of Whisky - Buffalo Trace Exclusive - Bar Exams - Premium Bourbon - Ballantines.
Published January 2007.
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
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
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
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
Scotland's Lowlands - Shake it up - China and India - Glengoyne - Indian food - Highlander Inn - Japanese Tastings.
Published June 2006.
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
Icons of Whisky 2006 - Islay & Jura guide - Grain whisky - Bourbon's future - Cask strength Higlanders - Deanston.
Published March 2006.
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
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
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 50
50 Leading whisky quotes - 50 Top independently bottled whiskies - 50 Great drinking occasions - Aberfeldy - Bulleit bourbon - The effects of peat - Whisky and global warming..
Published September 2005.
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
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
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
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 and Art - Young Malts - Whisky on the Web - Tullibardine - Cardhu - Heaven Hill - Blends vs Malts.
Published January 2005.
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
The World's best blended whisky - Jim McEwans's Whisky Academy - Irish whiskey tastings - Christmas indulgences.
Published October 2004.
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
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 in Greece - How whiskey fuelled the Blues - Speyside Festival - Whisky and Coffee - Special Japanese Tastings.
Published June 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 39
Cask strength Islay tasting - Longmorn - Classic malts cruise - Delilah's.
Published May 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 38
Icons of Whisky - Jerez - New York's Dale DeGroff - Old Whiskies : special Tasting.
Published April 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 37
Bill Murray - Whisky Live - Bourbon Collecting - Ice Cream - Whisky in Russia.
Published February 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 36
5th Birthday Issue - Monarch of the Glen - Glenrothes.
Published December 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 35
Kentucky Special - Port wood finishes - Bowmore - Own label whisky.
Published November 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 34
Sean Connery - East meets West - Irish Coffee - Whisky and sushi.
Published October 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 33
Whisky Galore - Royal Brackla - Cocktails - Burn Stewart - Chil Filtering.
Published September 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 32
Brian Cox - Whisky down under - Silent Stills - Speyside Festival.
Published July 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 31
Desert Island Drams - Whisky Cons - Liqueurs - Whisky & cigars.
Published June 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 30
Best whiskies in the world - The whisky academy - Pronounciation.
Published April 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 29
James Bond - Cooley Distillery - Indian Whisky - Festival Reviews.
Published March 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 28
Berlin bars - William Teacher - Auchentoshan - Delme Evans.
Published January 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 27
Andrew Usher - Amateur Blender - Bunnahabhain - Speyside Tasting.
Published November 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 26
Independent Bottlers - David Stewart - Buffalo Trace - Japanese Whiskies.
Published October 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 25
Whisky and humour - John Glaser - Cragganmore - Grain whisky tasting.
Published August 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 24
The world of whisky - Max Shapira - Glenfarclas - New world whisky tasting.
Published July 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 23
Iain Henderson - Ben Nevis - Eau-de-vie stills - Moonshine - Vatted Malts tasting.
Published June 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 22
Festival Previews - Collecting - Forsyth's - Caramel - 12 year olds tasting.
Published May 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 21
Whisky and art - Buying a cask - Brian Morrison - Rye Tasting.
Published February 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 20
Whisky & Literature - Glengoyne - Vintage Malts - Canadian Tasting.
Published December 2001.
Whisky Magazine Issue 18
Whisky & Cigars - Islay Whisky Festival - Glenmorangie.
Published September 2001.