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Ice and Water
We discover a hive of innovation in Speyside
October 2013, Issue 115, page 44
Hiding in plain sight
This great province provides some eye opening experiences
October 2013, Issue 115, page 53
Music and spies
The tale of a bored teenager who finds music and a possible spy
October 2013, Issue 115, page 76
Spirit of the system
A celebration of whiskey links Dave with music and the land
October 2013, Issue 115, page 13
The art of science
Our man tackles the age old question about blending, and looks at other traditions
October 2013, Issue 115, page 26
The copper factor
We look at what copper has to offer and the science behind it
October 2013, Issue 115, page 36
The heart of Alberta
Our man journeys through the Rockies to reach this distillery
October 2013, Issue 115, page 18
?Ask the expert
?I have just returned from Fèis Ìle 2013 and bought a total of five festive bottles. Now, at £350, the price of the Bowmore bottle is more than the sum of the Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Bunnahabhain and Br...
September 2013, Issue 114, page 82
?Finding new uses for those forgotten bottles
September 2013, Issue 114, page 58
?Here comes the story of the Murricane
September 2013, Issue 114, page 77
?Something a little different
?Experimental casks and unconventional cocktails
September 2013, Issue 114, page 62
The extent to which single malt Scotch whisky is a creature of its environment is the subject of lengthy, on-going debate. Many people even doubt the existence of ‘whisky terroir,' noting that malti...
September 2013, Issue 114, page 34
Malt whisky develops up to 70 per cent of its character during the aging process, due to a number of influences including oxidation (ie. the result of air passing in and out of the cask). This instiga...
September 2013, Issue 114, page 36
Private labelling of whisky is as old as bottling whisky itself. It started with the blenders who would give their own names to the whiskies purchased from different distilleries, hence the Dewars, Bu...
September 2013, Issue 114, page 40
This month sees a new addition to Whisky Magazine, the launch of the Whisky Magazine Bookclub. We have carefully selected 20 whisky related books which offer a broad appeal to connoisseurs and beginne...
September 2013, Issue 114, page 10
Aberfeldy 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Refreshing and light-hearted. Almost too playful to take seriously.
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 A little more roundness would have been appreciated.
The Century of Malts Blended Scotch Whisky
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 4 Gentle, smooth and delicately balanced, but with some underlying muscle. Complex and sophisticated. More of a James Bond than a Braveheart.
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.
Cadenhead's Rosebank 1989, 9 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 All of the characteristic floweriness of Rosebank, but with some roundness.
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.
Glen Moray Chardonnay Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Pale and soft, but textured.
Glenfiddich Special Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Lean, smooth and appetising.
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A surprising degree of continuity from the earlier vatted Tobermory, though this version has more individuality.
Talisker 1986, The Distiller's Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80% 7 Not for Talisker purists, but a highly distinctive interplay of whisky and sherry.
Gordon & MacPhail Scapa 1987
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 A complex, delicate, well-balanced vintage.
Scotch Malt Whisky Society 9 Years Old, Brimstone & Treacle
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00% 7
Jameson Limited Edition, 15 Years Old
Blended - Ireland - 40.00% 8 Distinctive. A very full pot-still Irish.
Glenfarclas 40 Years Old, Millennium Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.70% 9 Some of the voluptuousness has sagged with age.
- Scotland - 46.00% 7 Not firing fully yet
Gordon & MacPhail Ardmore 1985
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 I have always thought of Ardmore as having a rather bluff character, but on this occasion I found it both welcoming and comforting.
Ardbeg 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Not from a particularly peaty period, but packed with Ardbeg's other flavours. Wonderfully distinctive.
Cutty Sark Original Scots
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 6 The flavours are tightly combined. I imagine exploring them late at night in a vaguely disreputable bar in the tropics. Perhaps it's the name.
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.
Adelphi Linkwood 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 64.20% 8 Linkwood always evokes thoughts of sweetmeats, sometimes delicate, on other occasions more robust. This is in the latter mood: down-to-earth sweetness.
Bennachie 17 Years Old
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 6 Light but pleasant, with some delicacy and complexity.
Cadenhead's Bourbon 5 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 63.00% 6 Just too woody for me, though a good splash of water brings out the other flavours.
Evan Williams 1990, Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30% 8 Very different in style. Liqueur-ish.
Glen Kirk 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Flavours do not combine. Lack roundness.