A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies
Old Fitzgerald 12 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 Characterful, but not an easy whisky on the basis of this bottling. Bitterness seems to have gained a notch at the expense of the fudge flavours. Water brings it back, but not all the way.
Old Fitzgerald Very Special
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 Surprising. Seems subdued at first, then shines through when oxygenated.
Short History of Stitzel-Weller
True to the 'human' form of distillation and popularised 'wheated Bourbon'
September 2016, Issue 138, page 34
Ask the expert
Some time ago I found this really nice old whisky decanter. It is gallon Watsons Dundee Whisky, which shows a picture of a Highlander throwing a big rock.Well I have read a bit on the web, and I know ...
November 2008, Issue 76, page 37
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
Old timer for the ages
We met the man who created a Bourbon legacy
February 2014, Issue 117, page 18
The History man
Kentuckian Mike Veachhas dedicated his adult life to archiving bourbon. Now he's seeing it gets the respect it deserves.
October 2009, Issue 83, page 32
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
Charles K. Cowdery looks at the changing state of play for the global drinks giant
July 2011, Issue 97, page 18
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
No more flavoured whiskey
Fred looks at the ever increasing demand for line extensions
April 2014, Issue 119, page 12
Gary Regan & Mardee Haidin Regan guide us through the process of whiskey-making American-style
October 1999, Issue 6, page 54
Mix and mash
Ian Wisniewski asks what the term ‘mashbill' means, and what significance this has for bourbon.
July 2010, Issue 89, page 38
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
A Future Number One
Karuizawa hits the high spots
July 2014, Issue 121, page 104
How old is too old?
Charles K. Cowdery looks at the best ages for whisky and bourbon.
April 2008, Issue 71, page 52
Welcome to the Bourbon Bunker?
So you thought there were only a handful of bourbons? American correspondent Charles K. Cowdery tracks down some collectors who have hundreds
February 2004, Issue 37, page 46
The spirit of independence
Damian Riley-Smith visits the home of Julian Van Winkle III, a nam dedicated to producing quality bourbon and adhering to traditional, family values.
February 2001, Issue 14, page 48
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
There is only one place to take the temperature of the great cocktail makers, New Orleans. Liza Weisstuch went to see what's shaking.
September 2008, Issue 74, page 14
The New Story on Whiskey Row
Dave Waddelkl finds a visitor centre with a twist
March 2014, Issue 118, page 20
Called to the bar
Whisky Magazine's barfly Kate Portman heads to the bright lights of the big city to investigate some great drinking spots.
November 2008, Issue 76, page 58
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
A focus on who is doing what and where
July 2016, Issue 137, page 89
100 Greatest Whisky People
We highlight the people who have left a lasting legacy on the whisky world over the years.
December 2011, Issue 100, page 16