Malt Advocate expands whisky review team
Due to the increasing amount of new whisky releases worldwide, Malt Advocate magazine has expanded its number of Buyer’s Guide reviewers to five people: Dave Broom, Dominic Roskrow, Lew Bryson, Gavin Smith, and me. Everyone on this list is an authority in the whisky world, experienced whisky reviewer, published author, and veteran Malt Advocate writer.
Beginning with our upcoming Summer issue (out June 1st), each writer will have his own assigned review region similar to the way the reviews are done, for example, in Wine Spectator. This past week, we looked at each writers’ expertise and then carved up the world of whisky.
Here’s the breakdown of the reviewers and the regions they will be covering. (Scotland has so many distilleries, we split it up into three review regions!)
Islay & all the other Islands: John Hansell
Speyside: Dave Broom
Highlands, Lowlands, Campbeltown : Gavin Smith
Scottish blends and grain whiskies: Dominic Roskrow
Traditional bourbon & Tennessee whiskey (KY, TN): John Hansell
Craft distillers: Lew Bryson
Rest of world
Select USA-exclusive bottlings
Lew Bryson, John Hansell
This could possibly triple the number of whiskies reviewed in Malt Advocate (and posted up here on WDJK). It is a bold move that will benefit both the whisky producer and you, the whisky enthusiast.