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Issue 139 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 139

A visit to Japan's Fuji Gotemba Distillery, Global Travel Retail special, a tour of US visitor centres, plus Icons of Whisky Rest of World results



Borders Single Grain Scotch Whisky
Single Grain - Scotland - 51.70%
7 It's interesting to note that the sulphur on the palate isn't really noticeable on the nose.

Growing Issues
Ian Wisniewski asks how are new barley varieties developed and what are the differences between them?

December 2011, Issue 100, page 38

Distiller of the year: Diageo
There were many entrants for this category, some obvious, some not so. The award is meant to be for an individual, but a clear trend started to emerge – there was a regular stream of votes for Diage...

April 2003, Issue 30, page 19

Whisky Week: Join the fun
Enjoy a week of whisky celebrations throughout Scotland.

June 2009, Issue 80, page 8

Tales from the noose
If you want to find weirdness in America, a good place to start looking is at the fringes – the panhandles, promontories and peninsulas only tenuously connected to the rest of the US. I should know....

April 2008, Issue 71, page 75

Scotch in the Pipeline
The boom in demand gathers pace

June 2016, Issue 136, page 23

Whiskey town weirdness
Louisville,home of bourbon,is under threat from the globalisers. Its quirkiness needs defending

November 2005, Issue 52, page 12

A Case for Blends
Gavin D. Smithis a regular contributor to Whisky Magazine and the author of more than a dozen books about whisky, along with several on beer and Scottish history. He is also contributing editor of www...

September 2011, Issue 98, page 13

Zouch Alors
Our man pulls up an armchair for a consultation in the whisky showroom

June 2011, Issue 96, page 32

The Prince of Rock
Raising a dram in tribute to the Royal Highness of pop

June 2016, Issue 136, page 9

In need of good loving (Glen Grant)
Our mystery visitor discovers a melancholy garden at Glen Grant

October 2005, Issue 51, page 40

Ever changing, ever moving
The learning curve continues

July 2014, Issue 121, page 3

Extending the family
Bourbon producer Heaven Hill is a family business that's branching out. Kate Ennis joined the extended family in Kentucky for a preview of their new vintage.

December 2003, Issue 36, page 48

Local Hero
Michael Jackson fulfils a fantasy

March 2003, Issue 29, page 7

The missing haggis
Dave Broom and the vexing case of the vanishing main course.

October 2009, Issue 83, page 10

Phoenix rising
Anyone who read Issue 53 on Great Whisky Bars of The World will know that Whisky Magazine rates The Highlander Inn in Craigellachie pretty highly. Richard Jones discovers what makes this humble lookin...

June 2006, Issue 56, page 60

Closing the Gap
Europe is right behind

October 2015, Issue 131, page 58

Edinburgh detective ages aswell as his whisky
Roddy Martine shares a dram with Ian Rankin as he celebrates 20 years of his most famous creation,Inspector Rebus

March 2007, Issue 62, page 54

Ruling the world
Albert Roux is one of the world's greatest chefs, and he has a fondness for whisky. Gavin D. Smith reports.

July 2010, Issue 89, page 62

Confessions of a party animal (Charles Kennedy)
The leader of the Liberal Democrats Charles Kennedy, shares a dram with Jane Slade.

September 2000, Issue 11, page 60

In the heartland (Speyside)
Speyside falls in to two halves:that reached by flying in to Inverness,and that reached from Aberdeen.In this issue we take the Aberdeen route.

January 2008, Issue 69, page 36

Expanding the niche
The art of creating something a little different

February 2014, Issue 117, page 40

A free sofa with every case
The dignified advertisements you see in this publication belie the rough and tumble past of American whiskey promotion. Charles K.Cowdery reports

October 2006, Issue 59, page 52

Supply and demand
Ian Wisniewski looks at the turbulent world of barley.

September 2008, Issue 74, page 28

Going Dutch
Hans takes a whisky tour of the Netherlands

June 2015, Issue 128, page 35

The Spice of Life
Kate Portman takes her seat at the table for a bit of Eastern delight.

June 2009, Issue 80, page 52

The spice route
Kate Ennis discovers that whisky can be the spice of life

February 2008, Issue 70, page 56

Promise, you're a miracle
Only a couple of distilleries use Golden Promise, but they swear by it. Ian Wisniewski explains why

June 2005, Issue 48, page 64

Who's a pretty ploy then?
The Pattison brothers could have taught media guru Max Clifford a thing or two about promotion.They even used parrots to promote their whisky. Ian Buxton reports

November 2005, Issue 52, page 52

A class of their own
Tom Bruce-Gardyne looks into the story of the Haig empire

October 2002, Issue 26, page 48

Are regional labels a dodgy area?
How important is regionalism to the character of whisky, and can broad generalisations be made? Ian Wisniewski considers

November 2004, Issue 44, page 56

The godfather of blending
Gavin. D. Smith examines the legacy of the philanthropic Andrew Usher and sons, blending pineers

November 2002, Issue 27, page 28

Desperately seeking Speyside
“To set foot somewhere is a physical connection, a sense of truly being there. I wanted to feel Speyside as terra firma.” Pictures and story by a footsore Michael Jackson

July 2001, Issue 17, page 34

The effect it had on the Bourbon industry

July 2016, Issue 137, page 19

The birth of American whiskey
How did bourbon get established, and who were the people who perfected it? Charles Cowdrey looks back to frontier times

July 2005, Issue 49, page 20

The emerald isle
Once rich in distilleries, Ireland has few left and only one permits visitors. So whisky tourists have to work domainly with museums. Great country to do it though.

February 2008, Issue 70, page 36

We bring you the news,show reviews and Dave's look at the whisky world.

April 2009, Issue 79, page 6

Alike in dignity (Ardmore and Glendronach)
Ardmore and Glendronach have much in common but at the moment their experiences are very different. Dominic Roskrow visited both

July 2007, Issue 65, page 32

A different beast
Canada's whisky industry is a pale imitation of what it once was. But if you're thinking of visiting its distilleries be prepared for a lot of travel – its few remaining distilleries are spread righ...

September 2007, Issue 66, page 32

Road tripping whisky
We catch up with the team as they complete their journey and blend.

October 2009, Issue 83, page 12

Castle In The Air - Edinburgh Bars Guide
We locate the very best of Edinburgh's whisky bars

July 2014, Issue 121, page 53

We're celebrating five glorious years
Five years, my brain hurts alot; five years, that's all we've got..."

December 2003, Issue 36, page 24

Making the grade
In a Whisky Magazine exclusive we go behind the scenes of this ambitious project.

October 2009, Issue 83, page 18


September 2004, Issue 42, page 36


October 2004, Issue 43, page 12

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