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Issue 83 - Online with style

Whisky Magazine Issue 83
October 2009


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Online with style

Joe Bates looks at the World of Whiskies website.

Have you wondered what a once-in-a-lifetime whisky holiday might look like?

How does a three-week round-theworld holiday for two visiting 12 top distilleries along the way sound? Canada's Canadian Club, Jack Daniel's and Maker's Mark in the US, Yamazaki in Japan and Scotland's Glenfiddich, Bowmore and Talisker are all on the itinerary, which also includes the chance to make your own blended whisky, as well as having your dinner personally cooked by celebrity chef Tom Lewis.

This is the superb prize being offered by World of Whiskies, the UK's largest retailer of single malt whiskies, to anyone signing up to become a registered user of its new website,,which went live on October 1. The site allows users to browse the airport store's range of more than 300 whiskies and pre-order their favourite dram for collection at their airport of departure (World of Whiskies currently has stores at all three London airports, and at Glasgow and Edinburgh).

The site also offers plenty of other features such as recommendations from Whisky Magazine's own Charles Maclean (Glen Garioch Founder's Reserve at £30.99 is his first tip), quarterly newsletters, advance details of upcoming launches and in-store tastings, as well as information on competitions and free gifts. also features an online forum,where members can rate any whiskies they've bought recently and swap tasting notes with other site users.

The site has a page showcasing the growing ...

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