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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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Because blended grains make finer whisky
July 2015, Issue 129, page 42
The Softer Side of Whisky
Let the grain take the strain
July 2015, Issue 129, page 82
The Buffalo's Graveyard
A trace of Bourbon history
June 2015, Issue 128, page 58
Whisky and a taste of India
April 2015, Issue 127, page 60
An intertwined relationship to history
April 2015, Issue 127, page 58
Whisky Making at Altitude
Allt-á-Bhainne and Braeval's contribution to some of the world's best-selling blends
April 2015, Issue 127, page 49
A Cocktail Revolution
The rise of new age methods of ageing
March 2015, Issue 126, page 58
It's Not All About the Takeaway
A flavour course in Indian cookery
January 2015, Issue 125, page 58
Rye's In Trend
The comeback of the original American whiskey
January 2015, Issue 125, page 56
Join the club with a single grain
If I dont get rye whisky, well I think I will die
December 2014, Issue 124, page 26
It's All in the Mix
The Compass Box Blending School
October 2014, Issue 123, page 44
Knockdhu: Expressions of Sheer Peat
Shining the light on a hidden gem – Knockdhu
October 2014, Issue 123, page 50
A Ramble Around the Lowlands
A region for delicate and triple distilliation whiskies
September 2014, Issue 122, page 58
Mixo Gastro Whisky Chefery
Recalibration of the palate at the Caledonian with a Caesar cocktail
July 2014, Issue 121, page 49
Whisky Bars and Signature Serves
Crafting that serve to make that experience special
July 2014, Issue 121, page 82
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.