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Plus a highlight some bloke called Tim Hain gets a mention on page 36, well done RB.
But could the guys at whisky magazine explain the Icons 2008
why no irish bars or restaurants awarded ?
would it be the fact that they were charging bars nearly â‚¬200 to enter the icons this year !!!
what should have been the best Icons yet, has it become buy a whisky award dot com ?
As a former bar manager of a whisky bar in Ireland i remember getting the paper work for entering and was none to happy with the costs so didnt enter have the rest followed suit ? i think so after all whisky bars and restaurants are hard to come by in ireland and we all talk amongst ourselfs !
You should not have to pay to have an opertunity to win an award it should be given purely on merit !
Look forward to the responce from the mag
Former Bar Manager @ The Jasmine Bar @ Brooks Hotel
now working in The Celtic Whiskey Shop !
p.s. i got a mention in issue 62 page 37 which im grateful for.
I am sorry to say I do not like the changes personally. The paper is much cheaper than previously, and the whole magazine lacks style and clarity when compared to the old style. Use of colours is IMHO hideous, and the whole thing has a bit of a tabloid feel to it. What a bummer.
The final composition of Forty Creek is roughly the rye and corn whiskies make up 85 per cent and the barley is a small contingent of the three.
That's just one example among many of tortured English. Really, where's an editor when you need one?
I received WM67 some time ago but just haven't had time to read it yet.
I picked it up this morning and after reading this discussion, picked up my other nearest to hand WM which was No. 64.
Lo and behold, there are indeed some differences, namely Issue 67 does seem to made of thinner paper, but most noticeable are the expanses of larger pictures and what seems to be more advertising. Or is it just more full page advertising?
What comes to mind now is that dreadful English disease of dumbing down.
Whisky is a quality product, a luxury item. Just look at all the recent exercises in re-packaging from various distilleries. All moving towards promoting a luxury image. Yet WM seems to be moving in the opposite direction, "a la JMR" maybe?
Come on WM, let's have that quality product and don't venture along the dumbing down road.
Call me old-fashioned, but I liked the old mag feeling and look - it was a reflection of quality and care, all the way through down to the paper it was printed on. It was the spitting image of all things WHISKY to me.
I am now pondering if I should order the magazine or not again - and I was already set on doing that before I saw the new 'improvements'. Sorry to be so negative, but..
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