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A memorable moment with the Minister
A kiss is just a kiss. Or does it count as sexual harassment?
November 2005, Issue 52, page 11
A question of choice
Michael Jacksonponders the age old question of what's your favourite
August 2006, Issue 58, page 11
A shot in the foot
But make sure it's genuine, warns Michael Jackson
July 2005, Issue 49, page 11
At heaven's gate
Michael Jackson on the importance of standing your round
September 2005, Issue 50, page 11
At the ambassador's
Michael is invited for a special afternoon in Poland
June 2007, Issue 64, page 11
Battle at Wounded Knee
Michael Jackson survives ot wonder about Jonnie Walker
December 2003, Issue 36, page 11
Bottling the Holy Ghost
What happens when you have a Mass at the mash-tun?
January 2006, Issue 53, page 11
Call me a cab
Michael Jackson goes a few rounds by taxi
March 2005, Issue 46, page 13
Come, fly with me
In Old Manhattan,Michael Jackson,and cousin Tessa,too…have fun with books,and booze
July 2006, Issue 57, page 11
Michael looks back at the early days of his education in Edinburgh's finest
July 2007, Issue 65, page 11
Dancing with Donleavy
Michael talks about the joys of Irish whiskey and the dangers of method acting
April 2007, Issue 63, page 11
Desperately seeking Scotland
Wherever I go, I am reminded of the islands and the glens…but they exist only in my mind, confesses Michael Jackson
September 2003, Issue 33, page 11
April 2004, Issue 38, page 10
Elegy for the ‘Easy'
The death of New Orleans has been exaggerated
October 2005, Issue 51, page 11
Everyone's a critic
Now expose your palms and check for salt, romance or poetry, says Michael Jackson
July 2003, Issue 32, page 11
Michael Jackson's summer season, boosted by Bell's
November 2003, Issue 35, page 11
Getting off at Saint Cloud
Michael Jackson, Master of the Quaich, in sheepish mood.
June 2000, Issue 10, page 7
Michael Jackson has a glass of Glenn Hoddle with John Diamond
June 2001, Issue 16, page 7
Michael Jackson hunts for duck soup - of a sort
February 2004, Issue 37, page 11
How hip is your flask?
Michael Jackson, on the road, With an ear for a great whisky
April 2001, Issue 15, page 7
In a wick-ed mood
Michael Jackson digresses democratically
November 2000, Issue 12, page 7
In the footsteps of Twain
An invite to speak at a prestigious club sends Michael Jackson in search of a literary giant
April 2006, Issue 55, page 11
Joe and the dragon
Michael Jackson reports from the centre of the universe
November 2002, Issue 27, page 7
Life beyond Lagavulin
Michael Jackson refutes the belief that new devotees of whisky want blandness in thei drams
January 1999, Issue 1, page 7
Michael Jackson fulfils a fantasy
March 2003, Issue 29, page 7
Love, war and whisky
Michael Jackson has a few drinks with Buffalo Bill
June 2004, Issue 40, page 11
Which whisky wins the bookish prize? Self's Laphroaig, Black's Glenfiddich 18 ...or Michael Jackson's Bellow Bourbon?
October 1999, Issue 6, page 7
My frisky Valentine
Michael Jackson has a story of seduction, and a moral for all would-be seducers
March 1999, Issue 2, page 7
Near the Finnish line?
Michael Jackson enthuses, but finds it hard to finish
December 2001, Issue 20, page 7
Never mind the barley?
Michael Jackson goes Babbity
October 2004, Issue 43, page 11
Not drinking, flying
Michael issues a wake up call before the whole of Scotland vanishes...or is re-branded
March 2007, Issue 62, page 11
Whisky is for sniffing, drinking and dabbing your ears, Michael Jackson explains, Calvin Klein would understand.
August 1999, Issue 5, page 7
Once a knight
Good things take a while, sometime decades to reach their best. Michael Jackson makes the case for prizing maturity... and animal warmth
December 1999, Issue 7, page 7
Our Good Friend to the North
Michael Jackson tangles with the border guards at the lands of the lost
June 2003, Issue 31, page 11
Michael Jackson joins the poitin patrol, in prepartation for St Patrick's Day on Friday 17 March.
April 2000, Issue 9, page 7
Prince of the road
Michael Jackson crosses paths with HRH Charles
November 2004, Issue 44, page 11
On the Queen's yacht,Michael Jackson is back in Leith and heading for Islay
March 2006, Issue 54, page 11
Sorry, no cigar
Michael Jackson faces the legacy of Beano and Dandy
August 2002, Issue 25, page 7
Lithuanian mead put Michael Jackson on the malt laden road. Here he talks about some friends he met along the way
February 2000, Issue 8, page 7
Sparring and surviving
In his final column before his death,Michael looks back at his time in India and the rise of a nation of whisky drinkers
September 2007, Issue 66, page 11
Still in league with the devil
Michael Jackson continues the saga of a tasting at Philip Pullman's house
May 2004, Issue 39, page 11
Teach our children to drink
In California, Michael Jackson takes a stand
April 2005, Issue 47, page 11
That's enough smooth talk
inspired in the two Gravediggers, Michael Jackson seeks a provocative pint and a combative ball of malt
May 1999, Issue 3, page 7
The Buddha of Bourbon
Michael Jackson has a vision, and learns why the Japanese sit on the floor to eat dinner
October 2003, Issue 34, page 11
The case for throwing things
Michael Jackson makes an exception for the Emperor of Japan.
December 2000, Issue 13, page 7
The elephant parade
Michael Jackson on recurring dreams of the circus coming to town
October 2006, Issue 59, page 11
The fire next time
Michael Jackson on the campaign trail
June 2005, Issue 48, page 11
The heat of the night
Michal Jackson fights the cold with Rod Steiger
October 2002, Issue 26, page 7
The Jackson Five
As Michael is away we have decided to select some of the best bits from his columns spanning 60 editions of Whisky Magazine
November 2006, Issue 60, page 11
The Laddie and the Geiko
Michael Jackson on his own whisky trail, re-orients himself
February 2002, Issue 21, page 7
The man they couldn't invent
Michael Jackson is under the gun with Booker Noe
January 2003, Issue 28, page 7
The Night Porter
Michael Jackson on the road again, testifies to the magic of malt... and music
February 2001, Issue 14, page 7
The pipes are calling
Michael Jackson gets away from it all
June 2002, Issue 23, page 7
The public burning
Michael Jackson has a touch of Talisker's Syndrome
May 2002, Issue 22, page 7
The Pundit and the Popper
Michael Jackson brainstorming on behalf of Scotch Whisky.
September 2004, Issue 42, page 11
The whisky lesson
Michael Jackson, friend of malt, learns the British way
July 2001, Issue 17, page 7
The yellow coat
Michael Jackson enjoys a Glenkinchie or two and celebrates the unbuttoning of Edinburgh
November 2001, Issue 19, page 7
The ‘quaiching' of a President
Michael Jackson recalls his part in Ron's downfall
July 2004, Issue 41, page 11
Then along came the fire department
Michael Jackson reports on a hot night in Bowmore
September 2000, Issue 11, page 7
Toast of the town
Michael Jackson explains why he's being toasted in Wellington
April 2003, Issue 30, page 7
Up close and personal
When Michael Jackson left The Streets of Sinners, what happened to his drinking?
January 2007, Issue 61, page 11
When I'm 64...
Michael Jackson contemplates not so old age
June 2006, Issue 56, page 11
When the ears met the nose
Michael Jackson continues the saga of his appointment with Prince Charles
January 2005, Issue 45, page 11
Whisky... it's not just for breakfast
In the matter of marketing, Michael Jackson proposes that Scotland take a lesson from Florida
June 1999, Issue 4, page 7
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 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 19
Jimmy Russell - Japanese Whisky - Illicit Distilling - Bourbon Tasting.
Published November 2001.
Whisky Magazine Issue 17
Richard Paterson art of blending - Cadenhead - The Speyside Way.
Published July 2001.
Whisky Magazine Issue 16
Best of the Best 2001 - How to taste - Glenfiddich.
Published June 2001.
Whisky Magazine Issue 15
Spirit of Ireland - Isle of Arran - Vintage Malts - Blackadder.
Published April 2001.
Whisky Magazine Issue 14
Women and Whisky - Old Pulteney - Vintage Malts - Brown Forman.
Published February 2001.
Whisky Magazine Issue 13
Jim McEwan - Booker Noe - Ultimate Macallan Tasting - Aberlour Distillery.
Published December 2000.
Whisky Magazine Issue 12
By Royal Appointment - Jack Daniel's - Highland Park - Highland Malts.
Published November 2000.
Whisky Magazine Issue 11
Highland Malts Tasting - Lagavulin - Buffalo Trace - Cigars - Fishing.
Published September 2000.
Whisky Magazine Issue 10
Small batch bourbon - The Glenlivet - Grain Whisky - Focus on Canada.
Published June 2000.
Whisky Magazine Issue 9
Best selling blends - Irish Special - White Horse - Wild Turkey.
Published April 2000.
Whisky Magazine Issue 8
Wood finish tasting - Gordon & McPhail - Makers Mark - Edradour.
Published February 2000.
Whisky Magazine Issue 7
Millenuim Tasting - Economics of Wood - Dalmore - Bourbon uncoverd.
Published December 1999.
Whisky Magazine Issue 6
Isaly tasting - Travels in Speyside & Kentucky - Talisker - Bourbon uncovered.
Published October 1999.
Whisky Magazine Issue 5
Guide to Tobermory - Milroys of Soho - Whisky and Fish.
Published August 1999.
Whisky Magazine Issue 4
Matthew Gloag - Guide to Ardbeg - Whisky and smoked salmon.
Published June 1999.
Whisky Magazine Issue 3
Irish whiskey - Wood ageing - How malt gets its character.
Published May 1999.
Whisky Magazine Issue 2
What's it worth - Macallan - Johnnie Walker.
Published March 1999.