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A BRAND NEW START • It’s that time of year again to take stock of life
TURNING THE PLASTIC TIDE • The fight against non-recyclables is a year-round task
ALL ABOUT THE PROCESS • The new year brings thoughts of change for our columnist
MORE THAN JUST TERROIR • Maggie delves into the impact of the environment
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT • When Jack Daniel’s was Kentucky straight Bourbon
The sweet smell of science • We meet the keeper of the Ardbeg and Glenmorangie flames
STARING IN A BEAR IN THE FACE • Our intrepid duo go in search of a grizzly-soothing elixir
Tennessee fights • Lincoln County once rivalled Robertson County whiskey, with both regions in a bigger battle with Kentucky Bourbon
HARNESSING THE POTENTIAL • China has a lot to offer for whisky companies, we find out who is doing what
OWNING THE DREAM • We’re all fans of whisky here, but what happens when one bottle is not enough? What motivates people to buy whole casks of whisky, why do distilleries sell them in the first place, and why do they sometimes regret it?
GLOBAL LIQUID UNITY • How some brands are bringing the whisky world together to innovate
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The gentle giant • Our resident music and whisky guru is back with another take on whisky and jazz, this time blending a USA-born saxophone player with a peaty powerhouse from the edge of Europe
ONCE UPON A TIME… • Making whisky also creates various stories for educational and commercial purposes, but how significant are the benefits?
EXCELLING IN THEIR CRAFT • We are pleased to announce the American winners for 2020
OUR DYNAMIC DUO • Meet the latest inductees to the Hall of Fame
EXTRAORDINARY PLACES AND PEOPLE • Eight whiskies, three regions and our expert’s opinion
PUZZLE SOLUTIONS FOR ISSUE 164
PUZZLES • Welcome to our puzzles page. Make sure you enter the Unlock the Whisky Label competition (see below for details) and send your entry to email@example.com for your chance to win a bottle of great whisky.
MINIMALIST DESIGN INSPIRATION • The Macallan opens renovated store at Taiwan Taoyuan airport
ISLAND LIFE • We send some of the whisky world’s great and good off to our desert island. What will they take? This edition, Milroy’s Simo