A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies
Heaven Hill Signature
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 63.80% 8 Great personality. Seems to have age but has the weight to balance.
Heaven Hill Trybox Series Rye New Make
Blended - U.S.A. - 62.50% Again well made and clean and interesting to know where a spirit start, but it's only as a reference point. Again cannot mark.
Heaven Hill Trybox Series New Make
Blended - U.S.A. - 62.50% Interesting, but why is it being bottled? I've not marked it because there is no frame of reference.
Cadenhead's Heaven Hill 15 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 62.40% 7 Fifteen years is quite old for a bourbon, but this is complex, rounded and a good example of Heaven Hill's style. Keeps the sweet notes dominant.
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
New centre Auchentoshan Distillery,home to Scotland's only triple distilled single malt whisky, has provided an injection to Glasgow tourism with a £500,000 investment in its visitor centre.
January 2009, Issue 77, page 6
A Tale of Two Men
The times are a changing at Heaven Hill
March 2015, Issue 126, page 41
A little taste of heaven
Why Jim Murray is talking to the phoenix
October 1999, Issue 6, page 8
Stepping into Heaven
Louisville's Heaven Hill have taken visitor centres in to a new dimension. Charles K. Cowdery went to the opening
January 2005, Issue 45, page 52
A Phoenix from the flames
It's nearly 10 years since a major fire all but destroyed a great part of Heaven Hill. But the distillery's now thriving and going from strength to strength. Charles Cowdery reports
July 2005, Issue 49, page 25
Bourbon in the spotlight
Marcin Miller catches up with some of the key figures in the world of bourbon during the Gala Dinner of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival
December 2000, Issue 13, page 24
The cream of the crop
Every year Whisky Magazine holds the Icons of Whisky, the international awards recognising the very best in the whisky industry
January 2007, Issue 61, page 50
A true boon in Kentucky
The Kentucky Bourbon Festival is one of the year's whiskey highlights. Damian Riley-Smith brought back a suitcase full of fond memories
March 2003, Issue 29, page 24
The world may be going somewhere in a handbag,but the bourbon industry seems to be pretty buoyant at the moment.
January 2009, Issue 77, page 51
It was show time in Kentucky and Damian Riley-Smith found it very much to his taste.
December 1999, Issue 7, page 48
Keeper's of the flame
Gavin D Smith continues his look at great distillery fires.
June 2009, Issue 80, page 22
Whisky musician Robin Laing experiences the Kentucky Bourbon Festival for the first time and finds a home from home.
October 2006, Issue 59, page 51
Most single malts are named after their distilleries, which in turn are mostly place names. Most blended Scotches are named after the merchants who created them although a few, such as Cutty Sark (a s...
July 2006, Issue 57, page 24
Charles K. Cowdery meets the next generation of America's master distillers.
January 2008, Issue 69, page 14
Success Comes With Age
US whiskey experiences unprecedented popularity
March 2016, Issue 134, page 13
The Kentucky Bourbon Festival is normally a safe bet.This year,though, there was an unusual excitement to it,too. Dominic Roskrow reports.
October 2008, Issue 75, page 38
The search starts again to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. In the second round of voting our focus turns to the USA.
December 2011, Issue 100, page 6
The New Story on Whiskey Row
Dave Waddelkl finds a visitor centre with a twist
March 2014, Issue 118, page 20
Are we running out
Probably not, says Charles Cowdery, but supplies are as tight as they have been in many years
March 2006, Issue 54, page 56
Heading off the trail
Charles K. Cowdery looks at 25 additions to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to help give you a bigger whiskey picture.
January 2010, Issue 85, page 14
Diageo invests £10 million in Danish distillery
January 2016, Issue 133, page 6
Sharpest tack (Max L Shapira)
Stuart Maclean Ramsay meets Heaven Hill Distillery President Max L Shapira to find out how they keep it in the family and preserve tradition at one of America's premier bourbon producers
July 2002, Issue 24, page 34
Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well by the time you read this the presents will have been well and truly opened, those socks have probably shrank in the wash already, batteries have gone flat on those all important purchases and we...
January 2009, Issue 77, page 5
In the second round of voting our focus is on America. The search is on to find the iconic people and places of whisky
October 2012, Issue 107, page 6
Heaven is wall to wall Scotches, bourbons and malts for the taking. Stuart Maclean Ramsay had a hard time coping.
September 2000, Issue 11, page 45
Trying to blend in
What is wrong with American blended whiskey? Maligned and misunderstood, American blends may be due for revival by Charles K. Cowdery.
April 2010, Issue 87, page 46
With this issue Whisky Magazine celebrates its first anniversary. The birthday party will be held in New York because this issue also marks our arrival in the US, the largest consumer of whisky and wh...
October 1999, Issue 6, page 5
As promised in Issue 36, we asked some experts to cross the usual genre boundaries to see if any combinations worked, what might work and what was best left in its component bottles. Gavin Smith repor...
May 2004, Issue 39, page 38
A blue grass state of mind
Now in its 16th year, this annual event has become the gathering for bourbon fans. Rob Allanson went to find out more.
November 2007, Issue 67, page 56
The name game
The names of many American whiskey pioneers are still with us today on the labels they started. Charles K. Cowdery here looks at the men behind the labels and on pages 24 and 25 considers how other br...
July 2006, Issue 57, page 18
To really enjoy the bourbon experience of Kentucky you must immerse yourself in the character and culture of the state itself. Our man does exactly that
April 2007, Issue 63, page 36
The Urban Bourbon Trail
Fred hits the Kentucky Visitors Centres
April 2015, Issue 127, page 18
On the rebound
Rye is on the rise again,William M.Dowd looks at what's hot out there at the moment
July 2007, Issue 65, page 24
Ageing Warehouses in Kentucky
We look at conditions within warehouses used to age bourbon
July 2014, Issue 121, page 42
Is bourbon coming of age?
Is there a perfect age for American whiskey – and are different age expressions driving the market or in danger of harming it?
July 2004, Issue 41, page 24
A new frontier
Jonathan McCormick looks at selling bourbon to the Scots.
January 2009, Issue 77, page 20
A focus on who is doing what and where
July 2016, Issue 137, page 89
From soft touch to cask strength
Tom Bruce-Gardyne recounts the history of Cadenhead, a company once regarded as a “soft touch” but now better known for being quick to spot business opportunities in the whisky industry
July 2001, Issue 17, page 44
What does smal batch whiskey actually mean? The explanation is far from simple Gary Regan and Mardee Haidin Regan discovered.
June 2000, Issue 10, page 66
The four Ps of presents
In this round table we ask how you make whisky the gift of choice over other luxury goods using price,positioning, promotion and packaging.
November 2006, Issue 60, page 14
Spent any time in Kentucky and you'll soon come across Jeff and Ann McMichael. Dominic Roskrow reports
September 2010, Issue 90, page 35
After our Icons of Whisky America lunch we decided not to waste the opportunity of having some of the finest bourbon makers in one place.
December 2007, Issue 68, page 32
Too little of a good thing?
Charles K. Cowdery looks at the buzz created by the limited editions market.
February 2008, Issue 70, page 48
Whiskey town weirdness
Louisville,home of bourbon,is under threat from the globalisers. Its quirkiness needs defending
November 2005, Issue 52, page 12
Icons of Whisky 2009
Following months of debate,scrutiny and several exhaustive rounds of voting,we finally reveal who has topped the Whisky Magazine charts.
February 2009, Issue 78, page 15
Spring Has Sprung
Mad as a March hare
April 2015, Issue 127, page 3
God bless Herr Bourbon
Heinz Taubenheim's grand passions have made him the toast of the American whiskey world. Susanne and Juergen Deibel meet the genie behind the bourbon bottles
February 2000, Issue 8, page 28
Cork airport unveils its own Irish Whiskey Collection Joe Bates reports
March 2013, Issue 110, page 28
Working with the grain
We investigate the grains to produce whiskey in the USA
April 2013, Issue 111, page 36
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