A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies
Single Malt - Italy - 43.00% 8 Curious and entertaining. I would have liked to have seen a little more balancing oak character on the palate.
Single Malt - Italy - 43.00% 8 Lovely aromas, but the palate lacks the promise or complexity of the nose. Definitely a work in progress.
A Kuschty moment in time
Is rye whisky about to hit the big time? Dave thinks it certainly is...
March 2014, Issue 118, page 9
Referendum In or Out
Whatever the outcome, there is a bright future for European whiskies
July 2016, Issue 137, page 11
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
Jefferson Chase looks at a classic tale of Buddhist vengeance.
July 2008, Issue 73, page 75
Dave Broom decides it's high time for Inver House Distillers to spill the beans
June 2002, Issue 23, page 32
Hudson Valley - A New Beginning in Distilling
A sneak preview of New York's newest whiskies
July 2014, Issue 121, page 44
Joining the Club
Davin de Kergommeaux visits a Canadian giant.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 40
Keep it in the family
As low points go, the conversation I had with a senior person at Glenmorangie on the day the sale of the company was announced is up there.
October 2004, Issue 43, page 5
Learning to fly
Grouse and the Gloags, part 1: Charles Maclean tells the history of a bird, a brand and a dynasty. For a profile of a thoroughly modern Matthew Gloag, see page 46.
June 1999, Issue 4, page 42
Peter the great
Restless genius Peter Mackie was a true champion of malt. Tom Bruce-Gardyne describes the life of the whisky baron who created the White Horse.
April 2000, Issue 9, page 66
Prepare for a surprise
The recent World Whiskies Conference had its share of twists and turns.Dave gives his take on some of them
June 2007, Issue 64, page 12
Quenching the thirst for exploration
Scott Longman recalls the tale of two 19th century heroes who, when requested to do so by the President, pushed back the frontiers of America – with the help of 120 gallons of whiskey
November 2001, Issue 19, page 52
Reasons to be cheerful
Actually, maybe that should read “reasons to be cautiously optimistic”, but it doesn't scan quite as well. Instead of the usual discursive ramblings here's some personal thoughts on some trends wh...
February 2010, Issue 86, page 8
Ruling the world
Albert Roux is one of the world's greatest chefs, and he has a fondness for whisky. Gavin D. Smith reports.
July 2010, Issue 89, page 62
September 2004, Issue 42, page 56
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
The deil's awa wi th' exciseman
Gaugers were the hated excisemen who hounded whisky smugglers in the 18th and early 19th century. And Malcolm Gillespie was one of the most wretched and tragic of all. Ian R Mitchell tells his story
June 2006, Issue 56, page 40
The Hebridean Whisky Isle
Islay is the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides and for such a small island packs in eight distilleries and a lot more for the visitor
December 2016, Issue 140, page 28