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A very warm welcome to the world's newest and brightest online whisky magazine.

Publisher Tom Cannavan and Editor Gavin D Smith are delighted to announce the launch of, August 2006. Whisky-pages joins a small group of a totally independent and extremely high quality online drinks magazine sites.

Tom is Publishing Editor of Tom is one of the UK's most respected wine writers, who has published his, magazine since 1995 and since 2004. Tom met up with Gavin D Smith when they worked together on the UK drinks magazine Fine Expressions, which launched in 2005. Now, whisky-pages joins this small stable of drinks web sites, featuring a similar mix of reviews, news and information. Tom is also moderator of the UK Whisky Forum.

   Gavin D Smith is one of the world's leading whisky writers and authorities on the subject. Editor, author and journalist, he contributes feature material to a wide range of specialist and general interest publications. He is also the author of 17 books, including The A-Z of Whisky, Worts, Worms & Washbacks, Whisky Wit & Wisdom, The Secret Still, The Scottish Smuggler and most recently The Whisky Men (Birlinn, £14.99). He is working on two new whisky titles for publication in 2007.

On whisky-pages we aim to bring you the very best independent coverage of the world of whisky: eveything from blended supermarket Scotch, to the finest and rarest whisky expressions. The site will be lively and entertaining - updated several times per week - and aims to be highly interactive with competitions, quizzes and the UK Whisky Forum.

Our tasting notes database is fast and powerful, allowing you to browse whiskies by brand, retailer or our unique star-rating system, or to search on any category you desire. Every whisky also carries a link to the distiller's web site, and information on UK retail pricing and availability. We will be adding to the TN database continually.

Our extensive collection of whisky stories is the other anchor point of the site: in-depth features, distillery profiles and news. We have primed the site with a mouthwatering selection, but this section of whisky-pages will also be updated constantly.

Whisky-pages whisky A-Z is the most comprehensive glossary of whisky words and terms on the web, and will be supplemented by lots more educational and resource material over coming weeks.

Our directory lists independent whisky specialists throughout the UK, and our whisky links page aims to be one of the most comprehensive on the web.

Please also see our extensive selection of whisky book reviews and please consider joining our mailing list to receive our six-weekly newsletter. The newsletter will keep you in touch with the site, and will ocassionally carry news of whisky offers and events. The mailing list is totally private to whisky-pages and run on a strict ethical basis.

Gavin and I are extremely proud of our new baby and we hope that whisky lovers everywhere - and of every level of interest - will find it stimulating, packed with information and an enjoyable new resource for whisky lovers on the web.


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