Whisky Magazine celebrates 25th anniversary

Whisky Magazine celebrates 25th anniversary

The publication is celebrating its silver anniversary in style with a year of celebrations – including a competition offering the chance to win £1,000 worth of whisky 

News | 20 Nov 2023

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Whisky Magazine is turning 25 this month and will be celebrating its anniversary year in style, with a commemorative publication and competitions with the chance to win £1,000 worth of whisky.


Issue one of Whisky Magazine was launched at an event in Scotland on 20 November 1998, and the magazine – which is dedicated to celebrating the whiskies of the world – has since gone from strength to strength. Published eight times a year, it is now a global authority on the world of whisky with stories covering individual distilleries, whisky regions, production, bars and cocktails, and whisky history and culture written by award-winning spirits writers.


Damian Riley-Smith, founder of Whisky Magazine, said: “As Whisky Magazine reaches this important milestone, we thank our international partners, the Whisky Magazine team, and most importantly, our loyal subscribers and readers, the true heart and soul of our publication, for their unwavering support. To mark this great moment we have planned an exciting year filled with competitions that offer our lucky readers the chance to win £1,000 worth of whisky. Here’s to celebrating the next 25 years in the company of our amazing community.”


To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the next issue of Whisky Magazine (#196, publishing 8 December in the UK) will be a commemorative edition with supplementary content looking back at the past quarter-century, including some of the best new distilleries to have opened since 1998, a celebration of some of the industry's key figures, and blind tastings of a selection of 25-year-old whiskies.


The magazine is also running a spectacular global competition offering four people the chance to win £1,000 worth of whisky. Launching on 20 November 2023 and running until January 2025, four globally recognised whisky brands – Teeling Whiskey in Ireland, Tullibardine in Scotland, Kavalan in Taiwan, and Breckenridge in Colorado, USA – are offering whisky lovers the chance to win £1,000 of their whisky, purchased from a retailer in their local market. The competition is open to anyone, but Whisky Magazine subscribers will be automatically entered.


The competition will kick off in January 2024 with Teeling Whiskey, but entries are open from 20 November 2023. To enter, or for more information about the competition and full terms and conditions, go to whiskymag.com/competition/celebrating-25-years.


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