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Brands and Distilleries : Ian Macleod

Issue 124 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 124

David Beckham Interview, Battle of the Blends, Ardbeg Distillery, Japan focus

 

Ian Macleod

Ian Macleod Pure Island Malt
Blended Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Light but enjoyable flavours. A lively, attractive, feminine whisky, but the island character is scarcely evident: an omission for which a half point is deducted.

Ian Macleod Pure Island Malt
Blended Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Definitely an Islander, tastes young. Could have more finesse.

Class of their own
We showcase the results from this year's Independent Bottlers' Challenge.

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National treasures
We showcase the results from this year's Independent Bottlers'Challenge

October 2008, Issue 75, page 14

The state of independents
How good are the independent bottling companies? We decided to find out in our biggest ever tasting – more than 175 entrants in 24 categories,judged by nine judges over seven weeks. Dominic Roskrow ...

September 2005, Issue 50, page 16

Rising stars
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.

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The new rock and roll
Rockers of the world, time to put down that Jack n' Coke, for a new whisky is competing to become the most ubiquitous Rock n' Roll accessory since Slash's top hat… “Smoke and Coke” a cocktail us...

January 2010, Issue 85, page 6

Independently minded
What are the best independent bottlings out there? Our tasters tried more than 160 of them to find out. Here are the results…

November 2007, Issue 67, page 21

The walk of life
A team from Whisky Magazine completed nearly 50 miles of the Speyside Way to raise money for Make Poverty History. Dominic Roskrow reports

June 2005, Issue 48, page 16

Welcome back
A resurgent Tamdhu Distillery

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French flair
Joe Bate shops across the Channel to check out the latest shopping opportunities

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The Miller's Tale
Thank you to everyone who exhibited and attended Whisky Live. And to the Whisky Magazine team who contributed to making it such a fantastic event. It was the biggest ever and a sell out. There were, ...

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Taking over returns
Ian Wisniewski meets the nextgeneration of Scottish blenders who,like their American counterparts already featured in this issue,are taking the industry into the future.

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Travelling in style
Joe Bates provides a guide to the best duty free purchases and looks at the best stores to buy from. This issue: World of Whiskies

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The Miller's Tale
Last Thursday I met two men who had bought distilleries in the last month: Michael Beamish and Leonard Russell. For me they represent the joyful polarity of the whisky industry. Michael was on time a...

October 2003, Issue 34, page 5

Expanding Copenhagen
Joes Bates looks at the new Scandinavian store

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Glasgow Showtime
New venue,different time of the year and some fresh new features made for another great show in Glasgow.

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Coming back to life
Dave looks at the rise in fortunes of Tamdhu Distillery The road to Tamdhu seemed to be a fairly simple one, even for one who doesn't drive. Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, change trains to Elgin, t...

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

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A table of two names (Brora)
Gavin D Smith delves into Brora's past.

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spy
Fit for heroes Former Secretary General of NATO, Lord Robertson, returned recently to his home island of Islay and the Ardbeg Distillery to receive a special bottling of Ardbeg on behalf of the ex-Se...

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September Sun
Joe Bates finds that rising sales boasts morale in Cannes.

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The view from the top
More than 30 enthusiasts, including some distillery managers, made their way to the summit of Ben Rinnes recently. The group were there for the unveiling of a toposcope, or orientation plaque, which ...

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Cask Strength Malts
The tradition of high strength bottlings was a natural launch pad for cask strength malts,which have gathered momentum since the late 1980s. Ian Wisniewski finds out more.

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Simply a matter of shelf belief
'Own label' whisky brands are thriving across the world. But how does the market work and how has it developed the way it has? Peter Mulryan reports

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Walk the line
What happens on the bottling line is often overlooked when discussing the production process. But there's far more to it than just pressing a button,says Ian Wisniewski.

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After dinner heaven
Cigar whiskies to go with a good smoke have become popular,we have a look at some of the best.

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The price is right?
In this issue we ask some of the industry's luminaries to discuss the sensitive issue of pricing and effect on the public's perception of whisky.

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The rise of the independents
A couple of years ago there was a spate of takeovers of Scottish distilleries and independent buyouts. What happened to them? Ian Buxton investigates

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The Jewel of Taiwan
Charles MacLean finds out more about the island's first distillery.

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Stepping in the right direction (Glengoyne)
Glengoyne,close to Glasgow and not quite Lowlands or Highlands,is a charming but under-rated distillery. Ian Buxton returned there 30 years after he first visited it

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In search of the world's best whiskies
This is the third time we have held the Best of the Best. But as Dominic Roskrow reports, this is the biggest and most ambitious attempt yet to find the world's best whiskies

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Fond Memories
Rob reflects on the events of the last couple of months

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