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features and in-depth articles

  • Israeli Whisky has Speyside to Thank
  • Marvellous Midleton: an excellent Irish brand in expansive mood
  • Tales of Tullibardine: a new look, but new liquid too. Gavin investigates
  • Whiskies of the Year! Our top drams of 2012 revealed
  • sipping and chewing on Tullibardine's Whisky & Chocolate tour
  • to celebrate the re-opening of its famous namesake, two Cutty Sark cocktails
  • Whiskies of the Year! Our top drams of 2011 revealed
  • impressions of Matisse: Gavin Smith on a new whisky name
  • Gavin Smith tastes Tuthilltown Spirits' whiskey and bourbon
  • Gavin Smith pays a visit to The Whisky Lounge in Edinburgh
  • Gavin Smith considers the whiskies of the revitalised Fettercairn
  • tasting roundup - two each from Balvenie, Cutty Sark and Penderyn
  • Whiskies of the Year! Our top drams of 2010 revealed
  • Amrut Innovations: Kadhambam and Intermediate whiskies
  • Gavin Smith's round-up of 18 whisky releases from Diageo
  • Hammer Head: Gavin Smith tastes a slice of Czech whisky history
  • Gavin Smith kicks of his shoes and jumps into The Mash Tun, Speyside
  • A visit to The Highlander Inn, Craigellachie on Speyside
  • The little discussed influence of Orkney Peat, by Gavin Smith
  • Diageo's 'Manager's Choices' releases, Spring 2010
  • Whiskies of the Year! Our top drams of 2009 revealed
  • Tasting Berry Bros' Speyside & Islay whiskies and XO Rum and Cognac spirits
  • Gavin Smith explores Benriach's Batch Six limited release whiskies
  • Gavin D Smith tastes Diageo's 'Manager's Choice' releases for 2009
  • Tullibardine tasted including Pure Pot Spirit, 1993 cask finishes, 1992, 1988
  • An extract from Goodness Nose - Richard Paterson's story
  • Gavin Smith follows the new trail to Irish Whiskey
  • Gavin Smith tastes the whiskies of The Macallan 1824
  • Kingsbarns distillery and the devils from down under...
  • A new batch of Japanese whiskies from Chichibu, Ichiro's Malt and Karuizawa
  • There's a distilling revival in Kentucky, with three new kids on the whiskey block
  • Interview with Chris Morris, Master Distiller at Woodford Reserve
  • The snow has melted, but there's still time for warming hot whisky toddy
  • Whiskies of the Year! Our top drams of 2008 revealed
  • Gavin Smith profiles Woodford Reserve distillery in Kentucky
  • Gavin Smith helps blend the latest Glenfiddich Vintage Reserve
  • Angostura's move into Whiskey leaves no bitter taste
  • As it celebrates 25 years, Gavin Smith visits the Scotch Malt Whisky Society
  • Gavin smith tasted three new mult-vintage malt whiskies from Bruichladdich
  • Glenglassaugh distillery re-born; the pride of Portsoy
  • Gavin Smith looks at Black Grouse's environmental initiative
  • Glengoyne meets Glenguin: a wine-whisky fusion is born
  • Gavin Smith tells the story of New York's Tuthilltown Spirits
  • Four classic whisky cocktails for summer sippin'
  • Exclusive preview of the Isle of Jura's new expressions, 'Elements of Jura'
  • Ian Buxton tastes through a vertical of Glenrothes vintage whiskies
  • Snippets from Gavin D Smith's latest book, Whisky: A Brief History
  • Two special American and Spanish oak releases from Old Pulteney
  • Beam Goes Global: how the US giant made its move on Scotch
  • Ian Buxton profiles Bushmills distillery in Northern Ireland
  • Cutty Sark sails on - the story of a famous whisky name
  • Whiskies of the Year! Our top drams of 2007 revealed
  • Gavin Smith tastes the remarkable Glenfarclas Family Casks, from 1952 - 1994
  • Richard Paterson reminisces on 60 years of the modern Scotch industry
  • Gavin Smith and Richard Paterson: an obituary for Michael Jackson
  • Southern comfort? Gavin Smith looks at Norfolk's new whisky distillery
  • Pig's Nose, Sheep Dip and more... the Spencerfield Spirit Company
  • Born in the USA? Gavin D Smith on four Bourbons and a Rye
  • Swede taste of success - Sweden's whisky, by Ian Buxton
  • Cider Making The Whisky Way, by Gavin D Smith
  • Celtic Spirit: Gavin D Smith on some whiskies from the Welsh valleys
  • Whisky collectors; to be praised or pitied? asks John Lamond
  • BenRiach: a new distiller with some great old whiskies
  • Ballantines bites back: Gavin D Smith on a worldwide favourite
  • Whiskies of the Year! Our top drams of 2006 revealed
  • Rising Suntory - Gavin D Smith tastes the range from Japan's giant
  • the best cigar and whisky matches for the festive season
  • Pär Caldenby profiles the distillery and whiskies of Coal Ila
  • supermarket Scotch? assessing own-brand malts from UK supermarkets
  • whisky or whiskey? Hans Offringa's low-down on America's hard stuff
  • Crossing the finishing line: Diageo Distillers Editions
  • Sma' Still at Glenlivet: the revival of Speyside's illicit whisky days
  • Glorious Glengoyne - proof that small can be beautiful
  • Emerging whisky markets part I - to Russia with love
  • Taking a look at a new concept: Demijohn, the 'Liquid Deli'
  • Black Bottle - Gavin D Smith celebrates a great blended whisky
  • Chivas' regal progres - from Aberdeen grocer, to world domination

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