The Best Whiskies in the World, Awards Special
Old Forester 2009 Birthday Bourbon 1997 12 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 48.50% 8 Another bourbon? A bit austere but elegant and complex. I found more pleasure on nosing than tasting.
Old Forester 86 Proof Kentucky Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.00% 7 Easy drinking, but worth more than a moment's thought.
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.50% 8 Balanced and complex. Recommended.
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 13 Years Old 1994
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.00% 7 Assertive but balanced.
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2008
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.00% 7 A bit much on its own but a great cocktail spirit.
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2011 12 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 49.00% 7 Not as integrated as one might like.
Whiskey and Apparel
Leapfrogging what's inside the bottle
September 2014, Issue 122, page 12
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 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
A rye character
Stuart Maclean Ramsay chats to Lincoln Henderson, a whiskey vetern with 37 years of knowledge and experience
October 2002, Issue 26, page 34
The Bourbon Affair
Fred makes a plea for the Bourbon community to work together
June 2014, Issue 120, page 12
Back to School
Mark Gillespie backs his satchel and reports for assembly
September 2012, Issue 106, page 48
It was show time in Kentucky and Damian Riley-Smith found it very much to his taste.
December 1999, Issue 7, page 48
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
Two hundred million reasons to enjoy retirement
Marcin Miller talks to Owsley Brown Frazier, former Vice Chairman of the Brown-Forman Corporation, and finds him calmly enjoying his retirement
February 2001, Issue 14, page 52
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
Racing horses and drinking bourbon
Ken Hoskins visits Churchill Downs racetrack in Kentucky in an attempt to understand the people of Kentucky's keen taste for horse racing, bourbon and the Mint Julep
November 2001, Issue 19, page 68
The bar in the Bluegrass
Ken Hoskins visits Lousiville's Seelbach Hilton Hotel, where Al Capone gambled away his ill-gotten gains, F.Scott Fitzgerald became so drunk he was physically ejected and Max Allen Jr., Kentucky's leg...
February 2001, Issue 14, page 56
Faith in family values: the Brown-Forman story
Martin Betts recounts a tale of a family company that was on the brink of extinction yet became a significant force in the drinks industry.
February 2001, Issue 14, page 54
Bourbon Marches On
Liza gives us a roundup of the bourbon scene in USA today
January 2015, Issue 125, page 31
Drinking Large in the Windy City
Charles K.Cowdery finds craft cocktails in Chicago taking a whiskey spin.
February 2010, Issue 86, page 50
Roll up for the bbq
Charles Cowdery lights for the fires for a perfect day out.
July 2008, Issue 73, page 56
Charles K. Cowdery meets the next generation of America's master distillers.
January 2008, Issue 69, page 14
The liquid future
Woodford Reserve has been testing American whiskey's boundaries with its annual Master's Collection releases. Charles K. Cowdery got an exclusive glimpse of what might be in store for the future.
July 2010, Issue 89, page 25
Fine American Dining
Charles K. Cowdery goes in search of the Bourbon restaurant experience
February 2012, Issue 101, page 53
Happy Birthday Mr Daniel
Over 6 million of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whisky were sold last year. Stuart Maclean Ramsay takes a look at this phenomenon on the eve of the 150th birthday of the distillery's founder, Jack Daniel
November 2000, Issue 12, page 30
The art of wood
From a big operation to a one man band, we bring the art of the cooper into focus
June 2013, Issue 112, page 16
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