Based near Montpellier in France, Jefford has been writing and broadcasting about wine, food, whisky, travel and perfume since the 1980s, winning countless awards for his work. Among his books is Whisky Island, and it is to the grain that he turn for us in this issue, tackling the thorny topic of whisky terroir.
Does terroir exist in Scotch whisky?
The concept of terroir in wine is well known, but can Scotch whisky share a sense of place, too? Andrew Jefford delves into mist, myth and meaning
Andrew Jefford: tips for wine lovers whose heads are turned by whisky
Many wine lovers set out on a path from grape to grain, but it's paved with pitfalls. Andrew Jefford offers some advice as he charts a course between single malts and blends, how and when to water, and more...