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Whisky Magazine Issue 141

Explore how copper stills are made, the end our journey down the Rockies and a visit to Ballindalloch



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Mark Newton

Scotch on the Rocks
Whisky advertising between the World Wars

January 2017, Issue 141, page 23

Politics, Mavericks and War
Scotch advertising in the early 20th Century

July 2016, Issue 137, page 23

A Highland Romance
From merchants to brands –mthe early years of Scotch whisky advertising

April 2016, Issue 135, page 33

The Rivers of Iron
Whisky and the railways on Speyside

April 2015, Issue 127, page 44

Whisky Magazine Issue 141

Whisky Magazine Issue 141
Explore how copper stills are made, the end our journey down the Rockies and a visit to Ballindalloch.

Published January 2017.

Whisky Magazine Issue 137

Whisky Magazine Issue 137
Irish whiskey, touring the Hebrides and an American whiskey supplement on Kentucky Bourbon.

Published July 2016.

Whisky Magazine Issue 135

Whisky Magazine Issue 135
Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, Japanese craft whisky, Sedgwick, Kentucky Peerless.

Published April 2016.

Whisky Magazine Issue 127

Whisky Magazine Issue 127
A Focus on Speyside, Allt-á-Bhainne, Kentucky Visitor Centres, Golf and Whisky.

Published April 2015.

Black Mountain Notes Fumées
Blended Malt - France - 45.00%
7 Comme ci, comme ça.

Box Single Malt Whisky 2nd Step Collection 02
Single Malt - Sweden - 51.20%
8 A youthful drop that dances across the tongue.

Compass Box Spice Tree Extravaganza
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 There's a lot to love here – the fruity characters, complexity and texture add up to a satisfying whole.

Glenfiddich Experimental Series #02 Project XX
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.00%
7 Approach-able, soft and safe.

Kinloch Malt Scotch Whisky Strathspey
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 The spice is right – heat dominates the front and mid-palate.

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Lady of the Glen Aultmore 1992
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.10%
8 Fabulously fresh yet pleasingly complex. Wears its high ABV relatively lightly.

Langatun Swiss Single Malt Winter Wedding
Single Malt - Switzerland - 46.00%
8 A great drop for a garden party.

Murray McDavid Mission Gold: Bowmore 26 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.40%
8 Greener than I'd expected, but a solid dram from the Queen of the Hebrides.

Murray McDavid The Vatting: Peatside 6 Years Old
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Mouth-watering and juicy, there's an elegant balance to this smoky number that means it's easy-drinking and appealing.

Old Particular Loch Lomond
Single Grain - Scotland - 51.50%
7 I like the texture of this whisky neat, but comes into its own with water.

Powers 14 Years Old, The Temple Bar Exclusive
Single Malt - Republic of Ireland - 46.00%
7 Disjointed nose, palate and finish, but pleasant nonetheless.

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Rampur Single Malt Select Vintage Casks
Single Malt - India - 43.00%
8 Unexpected, but great. The lightness of touch and florality are intriguing. Avoid adding water – it dulls the nuances.

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Sullivans Cove French Oak Cask Matured
Single Malt - Australia - 47.50%
8 One for sherry fans. The nose was my favourite part.

The Glendronach Single Cask Batch 14, 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.30%
7 Lots to love, but the anise-y seeds knock points unfortunately – they don't quite sit comfortably with the rest.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Usquaebach Scotch Whisky Usquaebach An Ard Ri Cask Strength
Blended Malt - Scotland - 57.10%
9 Big and beautiful.

Woodford Reserve Master's Collection 2016 Brandy Cask Finish
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20%
8 Chocolate and spice and all things nice.

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