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Issue 39 - TheMiller'sTale

Whisky Magazine Issue 39
May 2004

 

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TheMiller'sTale

Nothinglastsforever.LookattheEnglandrugbyteam'sunbeatenrecordatTwickenham(fortunately,Icouldn'twatchIrelandbreakEngland'swinningstreakasIwasatWhiskyLive).LookatCardhuPureMalt.

Well,anotherconstantcomingtoanendismytenureatWhiskyMagazine.ItiswithatearinmyeyeasIwritethis,mylastcolumn…

In1997DamianRiley-Smithcameupwithaplantofinallycreatethemagazinehe'dbeendreamingaboutforsometime.In1998theplanwasrealised.Now,lessthansixyearslater,themagazinehassubscribersin57countries,ispublishedinEnglish,JapaneseandFrench(with
severalotherlanguageversionsinthepipeline)andhostseventsinEngland,Japan,Scotland,FranceandtheUSA.

Withoutdoubtithasbecomegloballyacceptedastheauthoritativevoiceofwhiskyandeverythingrelatedtoit.Ifonecantakeamomenttoreflect–alwaysbestachievedwithadraminhand–thatisnomeanachievementforasmallteaminfiveyears.Now,myworkhereisdoneandIfeelitistimetomoveon.

WhiskyLiveinLondon2004wasthebesteventwehaveeverheld.Theatmospherewasexcellentandallvisitorsandexhibitorsenjoyedthemselves.TheintroductionofaretaileratWhiskyLivewasawelcomedevelopment.

Itwasn'tperfect:somevisitorshaveexpressedthatthegoodiebagscouldhaveincludedmorevarietyandtheirviewshavebeennoted.Thankyouforyourcommentsandwewillworktoimprovetheeventevenfurtherfornextyear.

AnotheradditionthisyearwasTheIconsofWhiskyDinnerandthisseemedafittingplaceformetosignoff,inthemidstofsomanygenuinewhiskylegends.

ThehighlightformewasseeingthedawnofrecognitiononMichaelJackson'sfacewhenherealisedthatJimmyRussellmightjustbedescribingh...

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