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A new relationship
Beer guru Roger Protz looks at some oak aged beers on the market
December 2010, Issue 92, page 58
Grain Whisky and its Ageing Process
How the flavour profile develops
June 2016, Issue 136, page 41
How to be nosey
Nosing is a complex and skillful business. Ian Wisniewski looks at what it takes to get to the top
July 2005, Issue 49, page 72
Taking over returns
Ian Wisniewski meets the nextgeneration of Scottish blenders who,like their American counterparts already featured in this issue,are taking the industry into the future.
January 2008, Issue 69, page 26
The Quiet Man
Gavin D. Smith meets the man celebrating 50 years in the industry
October 2012, Issue 107, page 40
The year ahead
You wait mate… 2014 is going to be p**s-yourself-mental…' I heard behind me as I queued up to pay for the bulging trolley of drinks I had filled at my local supermarket on New Year's Eve. Quite wh...
February 2014, Issue 117, page 14
Ailsa Bay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.90% 8 Although pleasant, I think it has been bottled just in time.
Berry's Own Selection Girvan 1989
Single Grain - Scotland - 46.00% 8 An excellent refreshing dram. Well balanced, rich and light at the same time. Very enjoyable with chilled water.
Girvan Sincere Grain
- Scotland - 58.00% 7 Good spirit, but an average whisky.
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.
Girvan Single Grain 1964
Single Grain - Scotland - 48.00% 8 Black Barrel with more age, more wood.
Girvan Patent Still Single Grain 25 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 42.00% 8 Leaves the taste of a handful of Jelly Belly jelly beans in the mouth.
Girvan Patent Still Single Grain 30 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 42.00% 7 Oddly balanced, I can't work out if I'd mix this or drink it neat. The latter shouts louder, but only just.
Girvan Patent Still Single Grain No.4 Apps
Single Grain - Scotland - 42.00% 8 Perfect to be making a long drink with. Pass me the ice, slice and soda. Not one for nosing and cradling, but for pouring, mixing and quaffing!
Old Masters Girvan 15 Years Old, Cask 110636
Single Grain - Scotland - 60.40% 7 Astonishingly full in both body and flavour for a grain whisky.
Old Masters Girvan 16 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 58.00% 7 Unrefined wood spoils the aromatic display. It does not leave a clean feel. A rather grumpy character.