The quality of the photos brings me to a slight quibble – the small size of the font used for photo credits. They deserve to be more visible unless, of course, this part of the magazine is sponsored by the league of opticians intent on persuading readers that their sight is failing.
Contributors include Ian Buxton, Jacek Lakomy and Joanna Rutkowska and Alwynne Gwilt as the staff writer and Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley as the two deputy editors introduced once more with an arresting photo.
The first edition includes articles on Speyside, Ardmore, Dalwhinnie, Islay, Glenrothes, women in whisky, Tasmania, Tuthillyown, Swiss whisky and Balcones in Texas.
This edition's most stunning pic is one of a still at the top of a Swiss mountain – credited to Whiskyschiffs Luzern club. I could tell you that the article is on page 56 but that might not help you as the pages don't appear to be numbered – second minor quibble!
These quibbles are surely symptoms of early teething and I'm sure the tooth fairy will make everything right in the second issue.
In the meantime I'll drink to the good health of Whisky Quarterly with a pretty lethal tumbler of pencillin!