The Best Whiskies in the World, Awards Special
Van Winkle 12 Years Old, Lot B
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20% 8 This should obviously be an ingredient of all self-respecting desserts. An accompaniment to them, too. And an after dinner drink. You are in a dry county? So what?
Van Winkle 13 Years Old, Family Reserve Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 47.80% 8 Showing its age. It seems to have lost a little liveliness but, if you were as rich as this, would you care?
Van Winkle 23 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.80% 7 Even more age to handle, but it has wistful, nostalgic charm.
Van Winkle Family Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 18 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 52.60% 7 The wisdom of the ages is locked in there somewhere, but it is hard to penetrate the wood.
Van Winkle Family Reserve, 13 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.80% 8 Certainly showing its age, but full of character.
Van Winkle Special Reserve, 12 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20% 7 Well balanced. Easy to drink. Not especially complex.
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
Keeping it Live!
What will make Whisky Live 2003 the event of the year
January 2003, Issue 28, page 30
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
The rise of Pappy Van Winkle
Jonny on auction watch
December 2014, Issue 124, page 80
How old is too old?
Charles K. Cowdery looks at the best ages for whisky and bourbon.
April 2008, Issue 71, page 52
Whiskey and Apparel
Leapfrogging what's inside the bottle
September 2014, Issue 122, page 12
Whisky magazine live
Whisky Magazine Live is to be launched very soon, intended to give you, the whisky enthusiast, the opportunity to taste many great whiskies. The event will also give you the chance to enjoy to speakin...
February 2001, Issue 14, page 30
Up for auction
How a bottle of Henry McKenna went for a song
January 2015, Issue 125, page 13
Style and substance (The Rockwell)
Bourbon is the focus for London's hottest new style bar, The Rockwell in the Trafalgar Hotel. John Roberts brings you the lowdown on the English capital's hippest new hangout
February 2002, Issue 21, page 58
Collecting and Selecting
Fred and his search for that rare American whiskey
July 2014, Issue 121, page 12
Keep it in the family
Once upon a time it was natural to pass a business down through the generations. Now, though, they are fewer jobs for life and lots of alternatives. Dominic Roskrow speaks to some whisky folk who have...
July 2010, Issue 89, page 26
The bourbon question
In this round table we asked two prominent members of the bourbon industry and Whisky Magazine readers about the future of bourbon.
January 2007, Issue 61, page 14
Gavin Smith meets the family behind the iconic glass.
January 1970, Issue 84, page 20
A Future Number One
Karuizawa hits the high spots
July 2014, Issue 121, page 104
Live and kicking
Marcin Miller evaluates the inaugural Whisky Magazine Live and comes to the conclusion that if you missed it, you missed out
July 2001, Issue 17, page 28
That was the year that was 2014
A roundup of the year in the auction house
March 2015, Issue 126, page 80
It was show time in Kentucky and Damian Riley-Smith found it very much to his taste.
December 1999, Issue 7, page 48
From Bardstown to Brooklyn
Charles Cowdrey reports on a one-woman crusadeto bring Kentucky's finest in to the Big Apple
October 2005, Issue 51, page 48
Stock of French whisky event rises
The first Whisky LiveParis was held inteh old Parisian stock market - and it was a success
October 2004, Issue 43, page 15
Cross Border Bourbon
Fred Minnick investigates the Mexican border town which supplied U.S. during prohibition
July 2012, Issue 105, page 52
Return of the rye
The bad guy's whiskey is set to leap off the history shelves and stage a magnificent revival. Scott Aiges makes an irresistable case for procurring some bottles.
April 2000, Issue 9, page 59
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
On the fashion trail
The Lonsdale in London recently hosted a Whisky Magazine cocktail challenge. Dominic Roskrow spoke to general manager Henry Besant.
October 2003, Issue 34, page 37
Old timer for the ages
We met the man who created a Bourbon legacy
February 2014, Issue 117, page 18
Whisky's des res
Sally Toms explores the whisky bar at Glasgow's most luxurious hotel.
November 2008, Issue 76, page 20
Traces of the buffalo (Buffalo Trace)
Stuart Maclean Ramsay enjoys a whiskey tasting and tour at the imprssive Buffalo Trace Disteilery in Franklin County, Kentucky
October 2002, Issue 26, page 21
Dave is a freelance writer and contributor to Whisky Magazine
March 2014, Issue 118, page 10
No more flavoured whiskey
Fred looks at the ever increasing demand for line extensions
April 2014, Issue 119, page 12
The Bourbon Affair
Fred makes a plea for the Bourbon community to work together
June 2014, Issue 120, page 12
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
March 2005, Issue 46, page 18
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
Martin Betts learnt more than a wealth of whisk(e)y knowledge from Whisky Magazine Live's Masterclasses, he found out that the Master Blenders and Distillers could communicate with the enthusiast with...
July 2001, Issue 17, page 30
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
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
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
Jonny McCormick takes a look at the auction houses.
April 2013, Issue 111, page 80
Ready for it's close-up (Buffalo Trace)
Liza Weisstuch dons her white coat to see what's been cooking in the Buffalo Trace lab.
October 2008, Issue 75, page 26
The feast of Bourbon
The Kentucky Bourbon Festival is starting to attract people from across the world. Dominic Roskrow went to find out why
November 2003, Issue 35, page 27
The bourbon industry is undergoing a major transformation, and its biggest player isn't going to fall behind. Dominic Roskrow reports on the changes at Jim Beam and its parent company.
June 2009, Issue 80, page 42
Kings of cocktails
To mark the fifth anniversary of its American bartenders' trip Brown Forman picked an elite group to take part in a cocktail event. Dominic Roskrow joined them
January 2008, Issue 69, page 47
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
Bourbon is not only continuing its growth in profitability but is carving out a new premium image for itself. Dominic Roskrow reports
January 2007, Issue 61, page 18
A state of mind
The state of Kentucky offers the whiskey lover a great deal of choice. But there's plenty for the non bourbon drinker too.
June 2009, Issue 80, page 38
Icons of Whisky America Results
Celebrating the finest people and places in the whisky industry
October 2014, Issue 123, page 16
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
There's plenty of places to hang out in Canada's biggest city, but its whisky bars offer something a bit special. Kathleen Sloan and Ted Mcintosh make merry among the malts.
June 2000, Issue 10, page 58
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
World Whiskies Awards
This year's competition saw more than 150 whiskies put through their paces during three rounds of tastings to win the coveted titles of “Best in the World”.
April 2009, Issue 79, page 15
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
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