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Chivas Brothers 100 Pipers, 8 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A very gentle and fruity whisky. Would have benefited from a balancing dryness.
Chivas Brothers Caperdonich 16 Years Old, Cask Strength Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.80% 7 Promises more than it delivers. Try it with sweet Turkish coffee or espresso.
Chivas Brothers Glenallachie 15 Years Old, Cask Strength Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.00% 8 Perhaps too sweet for some malt lovers but packed with flavour. Bland it ain't.
Orcadian malt Scapa is being reborn this month as a luxurious 16 Years Old, thanks to the availability of precious older whiskies.Formerly aged 14 years, the island whisky also has an elegant new look...
January 2009, Issue 77, page 6
Only one man in the world has tasted it, and that's Colin Scott the man who created Chivas Brothers new luxury blend, the Royal Salute Tribute to Honour bottling. The whiskies are all at least 45 yea...
July 2011, Issue 97, page 7
Team England has won the World Elephant Polo Championships at the Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge in Nepal. The English ‘Air Tusker' team, captained by Robert McKenzie, raised the Tiger Tops Challenge Trop...
January 2009, Issue 77, page 6
The Chivas Life
In the first of a series of guest columns,we ask Chivas Brothers' Douglas Cruickshank about everyday life at the distillery. Last year Douglas celebrated 40 years in theScotch industry by being appoin...
February 2008, Issue 70, page 11
We discover a hive of innovation in Speyside
October 2013, Issue 115, page 44
Thanks for the Memory
Joe Bates heads out to Cannes
December 2012, Issue 108, page 38
Heart of the community
Visiting one of the most distinctive distilleries in Scotland
July 2013, Issue 113, page 44
Fit for kings
Noble qualities created Chivas Regal, the 'Chieftain's Tipple' and royals' favourite. Charles MacLean explores the history of the Chivas brand.
October 1999, Issue 6, page 60
The Sole Man
Neil Ridley meets the shoemaker with a passion for whisky and the blues
December 2012, Issue 108, page 52
The Isle of Harris Distillery
December 2014, Issue 124, page 6
Discussing the decade
We decided to ask three members of the distilling community to sum up the last 10 years and then look to the future for whisky.
November 2008, Issue 76, page 18
A Matter of Age
Ed Bates is a freelance whisky writer, taster and industry commentator. He has worked for various spirit companies including independent bottlers Berry Bros. & Rudd
March 2011, Issue 94, page 11
The Joy of Re-fill
Gavin D. Smith looks at the recurring use of casks
April 2012, Issue 103, page 21
From the Editor
At last this year's worst kept secret in whisky can be revealed. Andrew Symington has purchased Edradour Distillery from Chivas Brothers. The major frustration of publishing is that of schedules and d...
October 2002, Issue 26, page 5
Silent all these years
Gavin D Smithinvestigates the fortunes of Glen Grant No.2 distillery,also known as Caperdonich
April 2008, Issue 71, page 32
The search starts again to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. In the first round of voting our focus turns to Scotland.
September 2009, Issue 82, page 6
Where connoisseurs can enjoy a distillery experience
September 2014, Issue 122, page 46
Glen Grant and the Italian Influence
Gavin interviews Dennis Malcolm, born on site in 1946 and still very much involved
September 2014, Issue 122, page 26
Jam and dram
Jam and Dram Last month, the renowned music venue Village Underground in London's fashionable Shoreditch was ringing to the sound of more than just guitars, drums and the occasional ukulele. The ven...
July 2013, Issue 113, page 7
Join the debate
The Spey way My issue of Whisky Magazine 87 May/June 2010 arrived in my post this morning. I was in chuffed to see the article about walking the Spey Way. I wrote about my walking down the Spey start...
July 2010, Issue 89, page 78
World Whiskies Design Awards 2012
Winners of the inaugural World Whiskies Design Awards were announced at the Waldorf Hilton on 22nd March. Highland Park 50 Years Old won the Best Design award and Stranger & Stranger took home the Bes...
April 2012, Issue 103, page 8
The missing link
The recent Pernod Ricard-Allied deal reunited two great whisky names. But they were linked once before by whisky entrepreneur Jimmy Barclay. Iain Russell reports
November 2005, Issue 52, page 48
To begin at the beginning. The most crucial requirement for any distiller is a reliable source of pure water, and the location of every distillery in Scotland is predicated upon such a source. Water i...
April 2013, Issue 111, page 20
The Chivas Trio
Strathisla, Glenlivet and Aberlour are the band of brothers behind Chivas Regal, but nature has been giving them a tough time. Dominic Roskrow visited them.
April 2010, Issue 87, page 40
More to be Done
Dave Broom considers the last 100 issues and how times have changed, but still some things have not.
December 2011, Issue 100, page 12
A very regal distillery (Strathisla)
David Stirk visits Strathisla Distillery, the home of Chivas Regal and a fine single malt. Additional words by Martin Betts
July 2001, Issue 17, page 38
When it comes to barley, the second essential raw material of Scotch malt whisky-making, greater efficiencies have been achieved as new varieties have been developed which provide farmers with a highe...
April 2013, Issue 111, page 21
Ian Wisniewski asks what role does yeast play during fermentation, and how influential can this be in determining the flavour profile of mature malt whisky?
September 2010, Issue 90, page 38
Join the debate
Age concerns With much interest I have read your editorial and Dave's column in WM 89. In both your writings Chivas Brothers gets (most of) the blame for putting too much emphasis on the stated age on...
September 2010, Issue 90, page 70
Having it large
One of the world's biggest just got bigger. Liza Weisstuch reports on the Glenlivet expansion.
July 2010, Issue 89, page 18
The experience game
Gavin D Smith discovers Glentauchers unplugged.
September 2008, Issue 74, page 24
There's a real sense of purpose on Speyside at the moment, reflected by its rapidly developing Spirit of Speyside Festival. Dominic Roskrow reports
June 2006, Issue 56, page 18
The perfect marriage
Blending is about combining ingredients that stand the test of time,Rob Allanson finds out more
October 2006, Issue 59, page 17
Bambi the Wonder Deer
Often used but not worn out – meet some famous antlers in this new episode on old and interesting whisky labels
July 2014, Issue 121, page 36
The Italian job
Gavin D Smith heads to Speyside to discover what's going on at Glen Grant
April 2008, Issue 71, page 47
The search starts again to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. In the first of three voting heats, we reveal the winners of the Scottish round.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 6
The silence of the drams
Which way will Scotland turn?
April 2014, Issue 119, page 14
Hey, big blender
Marcin Miller visits Colin Scott, Master Blender at Chiva Brothers to learn about the subtle art of alchemy
November 2002, Issue 27, page 22
Raising the standard
Glenfiddich,The Glenlivet and Glenmorangie are three of the biggest selling malts in the world but does familiarity breed contempt? Dominic Roskrow suggests they're worth revisiting.
February 2009, Issue 78, page 51
The red carpet treatment
Whisky tourism continues apace and discerning enthusiasts continue to demand something special from their visit. Dominic Roskrow reports
November 2007, Issue 67, page 48
The scent of satan
Gavin is a regular contributor to Whisky Magazine
June 2013, Issue 112, page 14
A big hand for gambling nights
Social poker nights both at home or at style bars and clubs have been the fad trend of 2005 – and whisky has been the drink of choice. Rob Allanson reports
January 2006, Issue 53, page 18
C ream of the Crop
Gavin D. Smithlooks at the fortunes of Stewart's Cream of the Barley
February 2013, Issue 109, page 39
Still crazy after all these years
The small illegal stills of Speyside have been romanticised time and time again. But what was distilling really like way back when? Jim Cryle of Chivas Brothers decided to find out, and Dave Broom jo...
July 2006, Issue 57, page 56
Granite city blues
Gavin D Smith looks at how Aberdeen went from several distilleries to none.
January 1970, Issue 84, page 32
What's in a Name?
Diageo and The Explorers' Club Collection
October 2014, Issue 123, page 78
Adventures in wood
Ian Buxton looks at some innovative uses for casks and washbacks when the whisky industry has finished with them.
April 2008, Issue 71, page 24
Ian Wisniewski asks what is reflux, and what influence does this have?
April 2011, Issue 95, page 34
The angel's share
Ian Wisniewski asks how does the process of evaporation affect the ageing process of a malt whisky
December 2010, Issue 92, page 38
Ian Wisniewski asks how much influence does an oak cask and ‘wood chemistry' have on the character of a malt whisky?
April 2012, Issue 103, page 28