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Frozen water, usually in a cube. Make sure the water you use is clean and fresh, be careful of ice cubes from places where the tap water is not safe to drink. To make clear ice cubes use distilled water and boil it gently first to remove dissolved gases. In order for water to freeze its temperature must fall below 0c, to completely freeze a body of water takes time as the outer frozen layers protects in the inner liquid. During freezing heat energy is drawn out of the liquid and the molecules slow down, eventually binding rigidly to each other. When ice is added to a drink it assorbs a large amount of heat from the surrounding liquid until both reach the same temperature. Ice can come as cubes, crushed, cracked or in the shape of a swan!

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A Highland Romance
From merchants to brands –mthe early years of Scotch whisky advertising

April 2016, Issue 135, page 33

Aask the Expert
Send your questions to editorial@whiskymag.com or by post to: Q&A, Whisky Magazine, St Faiths House, Mountergate, Norwich, England, NR1 1PY

April 2016, Issue 135, page 82

Alternative Grains
How to make ‘that' difference in whiskey production

April 2016, Issue 135, page 28

Cocktails from Around the World
Why London is so important to the world cocktail scene

April 2016, Issue 135, page 58

Cut to the Point
Zak Shenfield from Strathearn Distillery

April 2016, Issue 135, page 46

Grain from the Cape
South Africa's award winning Bain's

April 2016, Issue 135, page 15

Hong Kong Reigns Supreme
A roundup of the year in the auction rooms

April 2016, Issue 135, page 78

It's a Millennial World
How do we keep the new ‘baby boomers' on track

April 2016, Issue 135, page 13

Mumbai Duty Free
A new store opens at Chhatrapati Shivaji airport

April 2016, Issue 135, page 77

Peerless in Kentucky
Distillery restarts after nearly 100 years

April 2016, Issue 135, page 25

SPEYSIDE: In the True Speyside Spirit
The Speyside Whisky Festival runs from 28 April through to 2 May 2016

April 2016, Issue 135, page 37

SPEYSIDE: Speyside Shorts
What else is going on at the festival

April 2016, Issue 135, page 44

SPEYSIDE: The Highlander Inn
Enter the home of Oishii Wisukii (Delicious Whisky!)

April 2016, Issue 135, page 40

SPEYSIDE: The Speyside Malts “à table”
A new cookbook from Martine Nouet takes an original slant on whisky as an accompaniment to good food

April 2016, Issue 135, page 42

Spring is in the Air
It's time to get out and about

April 2016, Issue 135, page 3

 

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Aberfeldy 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Refreshing and light-hearted. Almost too playful to take seriously.

Aberlour 1976
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A little more roundness would have been appreciated.

The Macallan 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
3 The finish does have the same effortless charm as the ‘46 or the 25 Years Old. Sensational nose.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glenfiddich 15 Years Old, Solera Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Elegant. Well-balanced to the point of suavity.

Glenmorangie Fino Sherry Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00%
8 The light saltiness in a coastal whisky and near-coastal sherry make this a delight.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 1977 Bicentenary Vintage Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
4 A great malt: luxurious, profound, full of the flavours of Scotland

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Auchentoshan 1966, 31 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
8 A fine whisky, but does something as fresh and soft benefit from quite so much ageing?

Aberlour 1988, Distiller's Selection
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 An astonishingly malty whisky. For someone who wants to taste the eponymous ingredient, this shows it at its best.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Auchentoshan 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Very expressive when young – as might be expected from a classic Lowlander.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Aberlour 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 More sophisticated, especially in the finish. Better balanced, but less voluptuous maltiness.

The Glenlivet 1968 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.75%
8 Has the complexity I expect from The Glenlivet.

The Glenlivet 1972 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.29%
8 A little woody. Choice of cask?

Connoisseur's Choice Bladnoch 1986
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 The light touch of sherry helps bring out the soft, fruity, flavours.

Connoisseur's Choice Rosebank 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A deft balance between the whisky's own character and the sherry.

Adelphi Bladnoch 22 Years Old, Single cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 On the dry side for this whisky.

Murray McDavid Rosebank 1990, Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 The flowery youth of the whisky and the freshness of the sherry cask achieve an interesting harmony.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Cadenhead's Rosebank 1989, 9 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 All of the characteristic floweriness of Rosebank, but with some roundness.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Aberlour a'bunadh
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.60%
8 A dark, luxurious, post-prandial whisky from a distillery that is producing an increasing, and impressive range.

Jameson Irish Whiskey
Blended - Ireland - 40.00%
8 A superb Irish for everyday drinking. I love this, though not quite as much as the 1780.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Redbreast 12 Years Old
Blended - Ireland - 40.00%
9 Delicious, soothing, contemplative. A great whiskey. Makes me want to get on a plane to Dublin immediately.

Tullamore Dew 12 Years Old
Blended - Ireland - 40.00%
7 Flirtatious, but not a lot to say for itself.

Kilbeggan Blended Irish Whiskey
Blended - Ireland - 40.00%
7 Light but firm and satisfying. A welcome newcomer for everyday drinking.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Black Bush
Blended - Ireland - 43.00%
8 Long one of my great favourites. In composition, it is the the simplest of blends, yet it demonstrates how malt can someimes be enhanced by a leavening of grain.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20%
8 Perhaps encouraged by the dark orange colour, the descriptors sound sweet, but the overall effect is one of flowery dryness, with great finesse.

Locke's Blended Irish Whiskey
Blended - Ireland - 40.00%
7 Very appetising.

 

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