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A small yellow citrus fruit. Use fresh un-waxed lemons for cocktail making. A ripe fruit will give a better flavour.
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The Esssence of Speyside
Our man looks to East Speyside for inspiration
March 2014, Issue 118, page 46
A third step
We investigate the process of triple distilling
February 2014, Issue 117, page 36
In search of the genuine spirit
Our chap heads off on a mission to finding the craic in Toronto
February 2014, Issue 117, page 46
The importance of strength when creating cocktails
December 2013, Issue 116, page 14
Our man behind the stick looks for inspiration in Asia
December 2013, Issue 116, page 46
Let the smoke open
Our man behind the stick takes a trip to out west
October 2013, Issue 115, page 62
The Perfect Dinner
The whisky chef cooks up a storm in Australia
October 2013, Issue 115, page 60
?Finding new uses for those forgotten bottles
September 2013, Issue 114, page 58
?Something a little different
?Experimental casks and unconventional cocktails
September 2013, Issue 114, page 62
The Sensory World
It is not the sort of noise you expect to hear in a quiet, sleepy backwater place, approaching midnight; a hum similar to a power turbine, the whirl of mechanical machinery and the clunking and grindi...
September 2013, Issue 114, page 3
A World Mix
Our man behind the stick takes a global view
July 2013, Issue 113, page 66
Our man behind the stick delves into a flavourful world
June 2013, Issue 112, page 62
Whisky chef Martine Nouet watches from the sidelines at a cookery school
June 2013, Issue 112, page 58
The Distillery District, Toronto Our Canadian correspondents provide an intimate view of distilling in one of Canada's biggest cities
June 2013, Issue 112, page 46
Sizing up casks
We investigate the influence of different casks sizes when maturing malt whisky
June 2013, Issue 112, page 38
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.10% 4 Ardbeg is one of my great favourites, and this is one of the best versions I have tasted recently.
Glenfiddich Malt Whisky Liqueur
- Scotland - 0.00% 3 A mid-evening treat when the open fire is glowing and the family gathered.
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?
Glenkinchie 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 I always enjoy this whisky, even though it is not the most typical of Lowlanders.
Auchentoshan 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Very expressive when young – as might be expected from a classic Lowlander.
Aberlour 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 More sophisticated, especially in the finish. Better balanced, but less voluptuous maltiness.
Connoisseur's Choice Bladnoch 1986
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 The light touch of sherry helps bring out the soft, fruity, flavours.
Glenkinchie 1986 Amontillado cask finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 As a relatively restrained whisky, Glenkinchie stands up well to the amontillado finish.
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.
Kilbeggan Blended Irish Whiskey
Blended - Ireland - 40.00% 7 Light but firm and satisfying. A welcome newcomer for everyday drinking.
Locke's Blended Irish Whiskey
Blended - Ireland - 40.00% 7 Very appetising.
Locke's Single Malt
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00% 7 Beautifully balanced with toasted dryness.
Rare Malts Caol Ila 1977, 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 61.30% 8 A wonderful aperitif. Who would have thought of a Scotch to precede Greek food?
Drambuie Black Ribbon, 15 Years Old
- Scotland - 40.00% 5 Substantially darker, bigger, fruitier, drier, firmer, more structured and less syrupy than the Drambuie without the ribbon.
Highland Park 1958
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.00% 8 Some drinkers might perfer this great whisky slightly younger and fresher. Those who like a touch of oak will find this very elegant.
The Balvenie 15 Years Old Single Barrel
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.40% 8 Certainly robust. Perhaps a little harsh?
Rare Malts Glen Ord 1974, 23 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.80% 8 Far paler and less sherried than the main version from this distillery. I would like at least some sherry to round the gingery spiciness, but I like the way that rose character comes through in this o...
Rare Malts Glenury Royal 28 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.40% 8 An elegant middleweight after the oak-fisted heavyweight 23 Years Old in the same series.
Highland Park 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.10% 9 Have this one with dessert.
Blackadder Old Man Of Hoy Single Orcadian Scotch Malt Whisky
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.00% 7 Weak in the middle. Lacks roundness.
Ardbeg 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Not the most muscular Ardbeg, but still robust.
Glenmorangie Cognac Matured
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 Crisp, but not as characterful as might be hoped.
The Balvenie Vintage Cask 1967
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 9 A beautifully balanced classic Speyside whisky.
Glenfiddich 21 Years Old, Millennium Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Lighter and more delicate than the 21 Years Old that appeared in a Wedgwood decanter in years past.
Adelphi Shannon Grain Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Single Grain - Ireland - 67.30% 6 Flavoursome for a grain, but neither especially clean nor well rounded.