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Jack 'n' Berry Lemonade Cocktail
This drink was invented by the world's craziest bartender Chasee Connell.
The VIP tour of Balvenie is quite arguably the best Scotland has to offer. Our man indulged himself.
January 1970, Issue 84, page 40
Whisky Magazine's barfly slips into her bowling shoes and hits the lanes.
April 2009, Issue 79, page 36
Shaking it up
There is a revolution happening and whisky is at the cutting edge. We find out more
June 2007, Issue 64, page 18
Standing out from the flock (Spencerfield Spirits)
Ian Buxton dons his wellies and digs out his shepherd's crook
June 2007, Issue 64, page 24
Whisky ambassadors travel the world promoting whisky. The ideal job? Martine Nouet went to find out
August 2006, Issue 58, page 24
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 A little more roundness would have been appreciated.
J & B Rare
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 6 Some very enjoyable flavours, but lacking in dimension for me. I'll try it again at bedtime.
Glenfiddich 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.60% 9 This is an urbane whisky that will not easily reveal itself. Take your time with it. Enjoy its company.
Port Ellen 25 Years Old, Special Release 2005
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.40% 8 Old, intense and busting for an olifactory fight. Complex and grizzly, like Clint Eastwood in The Unforgiven.
Whisky Fair Glen Scotia 'Heavily peated'
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.70% 7 This is just too odd.
The Antiquary 1977 Rare Old Blended
- Scotland - 46.00% 7 Great balance and a real surprise in the mouth...and it's green.
Highland Park Earl Haakon
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.90% 7 That whisky definitely needs water. But it lacks balance and charm. The alcohol is not mastered.
Glenfarclas 43 Years Old, Cognac Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.70% 9 Incredibly “alive” for a 43 Years Old whisky. Absolutely wonderful. Fully matured or just finished in a cognac cask ? Whatever, it worked superbly.
The Macallan Select Oak
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Very easy drinking,but holds the interest with its various layers.
Evan Williams 1992 (Bottled 2001)
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30% Solidly built and huge. A different style.
Evan Williams 1998 (Bottled 2007)
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30% The bigger fatter ones like this and the ‘92 are slightly less expressive.
Sazerac 18 Years Old Bottled Fall 2007
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 More of a sipper than a cocktail rye.
Cragganmore Distillers Edition 1993 Port Wine
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% The finish accentuates elements which are already in the whisky without dominating and obscuring the distillery character.
Wemyss Vintage Malts Smooth Gentleman
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Certainly lives up to its name.
Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1963 Release X
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.50% 7 Not without merit, but just not quite as exciting, or engaging as the previous whiskies.
Glen Garioch (A Rare Find) 1998 14 Years Old Cask 663
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30% 8 An enticing “whispering” whisky which makes me think of a fresh watercolour. Or a Schubert “moment sonata.” Definitely a springtime dram.
Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1963 Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.50% 7 Not without merit, but just not quite as exciting as the previous whiskies.
Elements of Islay Elements of Islay PL1
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.00% 8 With water, this shows signs of popping its head over to the other side, but only fleetingly.
Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1989 22 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.90% 8 A monster, anyone with a strong aversion to bold, sherried whiskies should probably look away now.
Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select
Tennessee - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 ?A classic rye whiskey. Gains balance and sweetness with a dash of water.
Spirit of Freedom 30 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 46.00% 8 A good early evening dram.
That Boutique-y Whisky Company Invergordon Batch 3
Single Grain - Scotland - 49.80% 7 Is this a first fill Oloroso matured blend? It certainly gives that impression.