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Issue 50 - The world of whisky in words

Whisky Magazine Issue 50
September 2005


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The world of whisky in words

Fifty quotes from 50 issues of Whisky Magazine

Issue 1 - Michael Jackson
“What we need, and should be filling into casks this very minute, is a really robust product for the consumer who is drinking Lagavulin today and wants to graduate to something more pungent tomorrow. Even if we do it today there will be nothing in bottle for quite some years.”

Issue 2 - Charlie MacLean
“Old bottles of whisky (not to mention old whisky in new bottles) have been fetching good prices at Christie's during the last five or six years, and the trend is upwards.”

Issue 3 - Jim Murray
“It is time to treat Irish whiskey as an equal. But Irish whiskey makers must help. They must do away with all that rubbish about Irish being the oldest in the world, all Irish has always been triple distilled, peat has never had a place in the making of Irish whiskey, and so on.”

Issue 4 - Margaret Rand
“I am a sceptic about drinking spirits with food. I'm prepared to drink them with toasted sandwiches on Eurostar, and malt whisky is more or less obligatory with haggis, but that's as far as it goes.”

Issue 5 - Angela Muir
“We owe a huge debt to excise men. Thanks to them, ageing in cask is accepted as a level playing field for the industry and no one is seriously tempted to sell stock too young.”

Issue 6 - Dave Broom
“Whisky making is about rhythm,it taps in to the tempo of the seasons.”

Issue 7 - Charlie Maclean
“Whisky producers have been lured in to a price war by the multiples which, although good news for us, the consumers, ...

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