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What else is happening on the Canadian whisky scen
September 2016, Issue 138, page 25
Coming of Age
Looking back on 21 years of distilling at Lochranza
September 2016, Issue 138, page 27
To the Blends of the Earth
The Battle of the Blends No. 2 Round Two
July 2016, Issue 137, page 32
Cocktails From Around the World
New York – ‘The Big Apple'
March 2016, Issue 134, page 56
The feast of St. Patrick
March 2016, Issue 134, page 58
The Vikings Are Coming (Again)
Danish whisky on the rampage
March 2016, Issue 134, page 35
Way Out West
Alberta Distillers and Calgary cocktails
March 2016, Issue 134, page 46
A Highland Queen
A Custodian Collection from Tullibardine
January 2016, Issue 133, page 29
An Alternative Burns Night
Some twists on the traditional supper
January 2016, Issue 133, page 60
The Magnificent Seven – Part Two
Neil Ridley reflects on some of the most memorable world whiskies he has enjoyed in the past
January 2016, Issue 133, page 44
What's New on the Shelf
Recently published whisky related books
December 2015, Issue 132, page 77
Whiskey Live Dublin
Food and whiskey pairing in the Irish capital
December 2015, Issue 132, page 60
A Wild Supper
Three recipes using the bounty of nature's larder
October 2015, Issue 131, page 60
The Water of Life
The spirit of friendship and the quality of Scotch
October 2015, Issue 131, page 20
America tunes into Hibiki whisky
September 2015, Issue 130, page 43
Cock o' the North Liqueur Single Malt Whisky Liqueur
- Scotland - 35.00% 3 The less obviously whiskyish of these two liqueurs.
The Glenlivet 1970 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.58% 8 Enjoyable, but I expected a little more.
Rock Hill Farm Single Cask Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.00% 8 The flavours may sound similar but it is the interplay of their subtleties that make this such an interesting whiskey. Try it with a double chocolate-chip cookie. Or a rocky road icecream.
Deanston 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Gentle, but quite succulent.
Glen Deveron 1987, 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Slightly less richness and wood-extract than in the 12, with which I am more familiar.
The Dalmore 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Said to be married in sherry butts. In this instance, marriage certainly works.
Glen Moray 1981 Single Sherry Butt
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.70% 7 The richness of the whisky more than balances the slight woodiness. This is delicious. Glen Moray with maturity-and dimension-than we can usually experience.
Scotch Malt Whisky Society The Macallan 11 Years Old, 24.48
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.80% 7 It is always interesting to taste a Macallan that is less sherried than usual. This one could have been rounder.
Forty Creek Barrel Select
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 8 The richest-tasting Canadian whisky I have tasted. Wins points for luxury.
Canadian Club Classic 12 Years Old
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 7 That medicinal touch gives this whisky an appetising edge.
Crown Royal Special Reserve
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 8 Much more character.
Gibson's Finest 12 Years Old
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 7 Pleasant and well-balanced, with a freshness and confidence.
Girvan Single Grain 1964
Single Grain - Scotland - 48.00% 8 I've always had a soft spot for this distillery's Black Barrel, and I like this version even more. Not very complex – but it is a grain whisky.
Seagram's VO GOld 8 Years Old
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 8 Light and delicate, but beautifully composed.
Compass Box Hedonism
Blended Grain - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Someone knows what they are doing. Who would have thought grain whisky could taste so good?
Lot 40 Pot Still Single Canadian
Rye - Canada - 43.00% 7 Rich, sweet, liqueur-like. I would like to get to know this one better.
Linkwood 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 Linkwood always evokes thoughts of sweetmeats. This one seems a particularly sweet interpetation.
Tamnavulin 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Very much as I remember it. Fresh, attractive.
Eagle Rare 10 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 7 Slightly less sweet than the last bottling I tasted.
Private Collection Glenlivet 1943
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00% 8 The Glenlivet is another whisky that I have encountered at great ages, often past their best. This shows its age only in its raffish, extrovert, confidence.
Mackillop's Choice Tomatin 1975, Cask 4
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.20% 7 Perhaps because the distillery was built to make quantity, as a filler, the industry seems universally – but unfairly – to deny the possibility of Tomatin making a truly interesting single. I coul...
Ballantine's 12 Years Old, Pure Malt
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Elegantly restrained. An excellent pure malt for socialising.
Gordon & MacPhail Pride of Orkney 12 Years Old
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Very fragrant on the nose but more restrained in the mouth. Needs time to perk up.
Signatory Glenturret 1985
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.40% 7 Original bunch of flavours that Towser and her descendants would have enjoyed.
McDowell's Single Malt
Single Malt - India - 42.80% 6 Somewhat one-dimensional.