Whisky Magazine Issue 121
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The learning curve continues
And so three months have elapsed since I took over as mangaging editor and I have resisted all temptations to leave the office and head off into the heartland of Scotch whisky. Until now. I couldn't resist an invitation to Highland Park distillery in Orkney and will be reporting back on this visit in issue 122.
I last visited Orkney back in the late 1990s, with my children, when we took a holiday in South Ronaldsey, the island closest to the Scottish mainland. We reached Orkney by ferry and it was one of the roughest crossings I have ever encountered. I look forward to the return trip but this time I am flying.
We have spent some time putting in place all our contributing editors and we intend to introduce all of them on a rolling basis starting in issue 122. I look forward to hearing their views on the ever changing world of whisky.
In this issue we are concentrating on US whiskey and bourbon and it's a bumper issue as well with 104 pages packed with a wide range of articles.
However, we start in Scandinavia where there is so much whisky happening that we commissioned Dave Francis, who lives there, to give us a run down on their whisky industry and the distilleries you can visit. It deserves a longer look and we intend to re-visit this area again in the near future.
We then move to the Borders region of Scotland where Gavin D. Smith has visited Annandale distlllery which has literally risen from derelict buildings and is well on the way to producing.