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The Sweet Side of Life
Martine Nouet explores honey and whisky.
March 2013, Issue 110, page 52
Up the Apples and Pears
Martine Nouet gets a little autumnal with her food pairings
October 2012, Issue 107, page 56
Martine Nouet looks at the kiln's part in whisky making
September 2012, Issue 106, page 28
Taking it Outside (BBQ)
Whisky chef Martine Nouet prepares, and hopes, for some decent summer weather
June 2012, Issue 104, page 56
Mixing Tradition & Modernity
Martine Nouet explores food and whisky with a Dutch phenomenon
April 2012, Issue 103, page 54
A Bridge Further
Whisky chef Martine Nouet looks at some extreme pairings
March 2012, Issue 102, page 57
A Decade of Challenges
Martine Nouetheads to Sweden to find out what has been happening at the country's foremost distillery
February 2012, Issue 101, page 34
A Voyage of Discovery
Martine Nouet takes us through the gems of French distilling.
October 2011, Issue 99, page 39
City of Light
Paris by night has been unanimously praised in literature and travel guides. You may all have done it, walk down the Champs-Elysées at Christmas time or sit on a bench at the end of l'Ile-Saint-Loui...
October 2011, Issue 99, page 50
Lets go Fruity
Whisky chef Martine Nouet embraces Harvest Time.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 52
Techniques to Know
Martine Nouet takes us though another set of do and don'ts for whisky pairings
July 2011, Issue 97, page 62
Whisky chef Martine Nouet gets to grips with the science behind food pairing
June 2011, Issue 96, page 54
More Than Taste
Martine Nouet looks at why you say tomato, I say tomeito
June 2011, Issue 96, page 14
The Man who Sees with His Nose
Martine Nouet meets a man at the cross
June 2011, Issue 96, page 18
The Do and Don'ts
Martine Nouet takes us through some essential tips for food pairing
April 2011, Issue 95, page 50
A Canadian Feast
Martine Nouet heads north for a challenging pairing
March 2011, Issue 94, page 52
Out of the ordinary
Martine Nouet meets the woman with designs on boutique chocolates
December 2010, Issue 92, page 50
On a spirited Spice route
Martine Nouet meets the chef who brings spice to our lives
October 2010, Issue 91, page 50
Martine Nouet looks back at 10 years of Aberlour whisky dinners at the Spirit of Speyside festival with a ‘best of...' menu.
September 2010, Issue 90, page 52
The whispering gallery
Martine Nouet finds the perfect match for the whispering whiskies requires a light hand when seasoning and careful attention in choosing delicate ingredients.
February 2010, Issue 86, page 55
Martine Nouet meets a chef with a passion for peat.
January 2010, Issue 85, page 54
On the spice trail
Martine Nouet takes a walk on the spiced side of life.
October 2009, Issue 83, page 52
Martine Nouet takes us through recent whisky and food combinations she has discovered.
September 2008, Issue 74, page 50
History in a glass (The Glenrothes)
Berry Bros & Rudd organised the ultimate tasting of The Glenrothes, we found out more.
June 2008, Issue 72, page 50
The Magic of Citrus
Martine Nouet delves in to the wonderful world of marmalades and tangy, fresh fruit
November 2006, Issue 60, page 44
Whisky ambassadors travel the world promoting whisky. The ideal job? Martine Nouet went to find out
August 2006, Issue 58, page 24
The Ardbeg candelight dinner is becoming an institution. Martine Nouet, who is at the event's core, reports on this year's event
July 2006, Issue 57, page 42
A touch of spice
Spicy food works well with whisky.Martine Nouet visited La Porte des Indes for a special Indian food and whisky tasting
June 2006, Issue 56, page 44
Anot so auld
Did our Mystery Visitor really call Speyside a catering desert? Martine Nouet reports on a restaurant
March 2006, Issue 54, page 42
Pascal Barbot is a young award-winning chef in Paris who wasn't too familiar with whisky before Glenfiddich challenged him.Martine Nouet reports
October 2005, Issue 51, page 44
Whisky à la carte in Belgium
Whisky dinners are becoming increasingly popular in Belgium. Martine Nouet meets a chef passionate about malt on the plate
March 2005, Issue 46, page 52
Amber gets the green light
Amber is the new restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre, and unsurprisingly whisky features high on its agenda. Martine Nouet visited it
November 2004, Issue 44, page 44
Celtic Cousins - Made in Bretagne
Martine Nouet looks at the whisky industry in Northern France – and plots its Celtic roots
November 2004, Issue 44, page 26
Let's take a walk on the fragrant side
The smells of Islay reflect on some of its wonderful whiskies. Martine Nouet takes you on a sensory journey across the island and introduces its flora and fauna
July 2004, Issue 41, page 36
Marriages made in Hebrides
It's easy to spice up your food offering with whisky. Here Martine Nouet uses Islay and Jura to pep up her menu
June 2004, Issue 40, page 58
Whisky Magazine Issue 107
Movies & Moonshine - Junior Johnson - Bushmills Cask Guitars.
Published October 2012.
Whisky Magazine Issue 106
Independent Bottlers' Challenge 2012 - Islay - Drinkers Guide Edinburgh.
Published September 2012.
Whisky Magazine Issue 104
The Macallan, Alternative Grains, Adnams & much more....
Published June 2012.
Whisky Magazine Issue 102
Photo Challenge 2012 winners revealed - Ireland spotlight - Bruichladdich Distillery.
Published March 2012.
Whisky Magazine Issue 101
Whisky families, Mackmyra, Buffalo Trace, A drinker's guide to London and much more....
Published February 2012.
Whisky Magazine Issue 99
Charley Boorman - Drayman's Distillery - A drinker's guide to Paris - Micro Distilling and much more....
Published October 2011.
Whisky Magazine Issue 98
Icons of whisky Scotland Winners unveiled - Independent Bottlers Challenge Results - Cameronbridge - Whisky Magazine Photographic Challenge 2011 and much more....
Published September 2011.
Whisky Magazine Issue 97
USA spotlight: Wild Turkey, New York, Jack Daniel's and Diageo and much more....
Published July 2011.
Whisky Magazine Issue 96
Jura - Your guide to Speyside - Sydney bars guide and much more....
Published June 2011.
Whisky Magazine Issue 95
World Whiskies Awards and much more....
Published April 2011.
Whisky Magazine Issue 94
Photo challenge 2010 winners revealed - Dr Vijay Mallya - Midleton Distillery.
Published March 2011.
Whisky Magazine Issue 92
Albert Watson & The Macallan - Kyoto - Springbank - Zen & whisky and much more....
Published December 2010.
Whisky Magazine Issue 91
Music special part - Back to the seventies - Fettercairn and much more....
Published October 2010.
Whisky Magazine Issue 90
Music Special - Ailsa Bay - Independent Bottlers' Challenge and much more....
Published September 2010.
Whisky Magazine Issue 86
Shackleton's whisky - Dalwhinnie - New York Bars - Kilbeggan - Cocktails - Peat - Icons of Whisky 2010 and much more....
Published February 2010.
Whisky Magazine Issue 85
Bourbon's Liquid Legend - Elmer T. Lee on 90 years of the American spirit - A drinker's tour of Louisville - Millstone distillery - The Lowlands & much more....
Published January 2010.
Whisky Magazine Issue 83
Exclusive - Diageo's Ambitious Project - Bladnoch - Manhattens in Manhatten - Whisky Islands - Blair Athol - Glenrothes - Macallan and much more....
Published October 2009.
Whisky Magazine Issue 74
The Ardbeg Story - Glentauchers - New Orlean Cocktails - Rum Special - Caol Ila - Inverleven - Mackmyra - The Dalmore - Benriach - Cragganmore - Tomatin and much more....
Published September 2008.
Whisky Magazine Issue 72
The Dalmore - Forest to Flask - The Whisky Boom - Four Roses - Auchentoshan - Glen Grant - AnCnoc and much more.....
Published June 2008.
Whisky Magazine Issue 60
Praban na Linne - Grain production - Marmalade - Laphroaig - Cocktail time - Whisky Islands - New Zealand illicit stills - Hokonui - Compass Box - Old Pulteney - Dewar Rattray.
Published November 2006.
Whisky Magazine Issue 58
Independent Bottlers Challenge - Setting up your own distillery - World of the whisky ambassador - Royal Lochnagar - Guide to Ireland - Goat Fell - Distillery Ghosts - Canadian Blends.
Published August 2006.
Whisky Magazine Issue 57
American idols - The legends behind the great brands - The Highlands - The Sma' Still - Speyside history - Sir Iain Noble - Cooley - Silent Stills Tasting - Gotemba - Johnnie Walker Blue.
Published July 2006.
Whisky Magazine Issue 56
Scotland's Lowlands - Shake it up - China and India - Glengoyne - Indian food - Highlander Inn - Japanese Tastings.
Published June 2006.
Whisky Magazine Issue 54
Icons of Whisky 2006 - Islay & Jura guide - Grain whisky - Bourbon's future - Cask strength Higlanders - Deanston.
Published March 2006.
Whisky Magazine Issue 51
Winston and whisky - Blended whisky - Talisker and Teacher's turn 175 - Glen Grant - Bourbon in Brooklyn - Wine Finishes - The glasgow whisky scandal.
Published October 2005.
Whisky Magazine Issue 46
Best of the Best - Champions of Whisky 2005 - Icons of Whisky - Glen Gant - Adelphi - Distillery buy-out two years on.
Published March 2005.
Whisky Magazine Issue 44
Celtic Cousins - Whisky from Wales, Cornwall and Brittany - Balblair Distillery - Blended whisky tasting - Chicago bars - Amber restaurant.
Published November 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 41
50 Years of Maker's Mark - Yamazaki - Aged Bourbon Tasting - Fake Whisky update - Islay Walks - Paul Rankin - Scapa.
Published July 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 40
Whisky in Greece - How whiskey fuelled the Blues - Speyside Festival - Whisky and Coffee - Special Japanese Tastings.
Published June 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 39
Cask strength Islay tasting - Longmorn - Classic malts cruise - Delilah's.
Published May 2004.
Whisky Magazine Issue 36
5th Birthday Issue - Monarch of the Glen - Glenrothes.
Published December 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 35
Kentucky Special - Port wood finishes - Bowmore - Own label whisky.
Published November 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 34
Sean Connery - East meets West - Irish Coffee - Whisky and sushi.
Published October 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 33
Whisky Galore - Royal Brackla - Cocktails - Burn Stewart - Chil Filtering.
Published September 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 32
Brian Cox - Whisky down under - Silent Stills - Speyside Festival.
Published July 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 31
Desert Island Drams - Whisky Cons - Liqueurs - Whisky & cigars.
Published June 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 30
Best whiskies in the world - The whisky academy - Pronounciation.
Published April 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 29
James Bond - Cooley Distillery - Indian Whisky - Festival Reviews.
Published March 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 28
Berlin bars - William Teacher - Auchentoshan - Delme Evans.
Published January 2003.
Whisky Magazine Issue 27
Andrew Usher - Amateur Blender - Bunnahabhain - Speyside Tasting.
Published November 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 26
Independent Bottlers - David Stewart - Buffalo Trace - Japanese Whiskies.
Published October 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 24
The world of whisky - Max Shapira - Glenfarclas - New world whisky tasting.
Published July 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 23
Iain Henderson - Ben Nevis - Eau-de-vie stills - Moonshine - Vatted Malts tasting.
Published June 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 22
Festival Previews - Collecting - Forsyth's - Caramel - 12 year olds tasting.
Published May 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 21
Whisky and art - Buying a cask - Brian Morrison - Rye Tasting.
Published February 2002.
Whisky Magazine Issue 20
Whisky & Literature - Glengoyne - Vintage Malts - Canadian Tasting.
Published December 2001.
Whisky Magazine Issue 18
Whisky & Cigars - Islay Whisky Festival - Glenmorangie.
Published September 2001.
Whisky Magazine Issue 16
Best of the Best 2001 - How to taste - Glenfiddich.
Published June 2001.
Whisky Magazine Issue 15
Spirit of Ireland - Isle of Arran - Vintage Malts - Blackadder.
Published April 2001.
Whisky Magazine Issue 14
Women and Whisky - Old Pulteney - Vintage Malts - Brown Forman.
Published February 2001.
Whisky Magazine Issue 13
Jim McEwan - Booker Noe - Ultimate Macallan Tasting - Aberlour Distillery.
Published December 2000.
AnCnoc 22 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 ?A superb nose, the palate is slightly restrained but still very enjoyable and harmonious as well.
Douglas of Drumlanrig Craigellachie 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 ?The palate confirms the nose with dominant oak. Water tends to tone the wood down a little. It lacks balance for me. But those who like oakiness will enjoy.
Glen Garioch (A Rare Find) 1978 33 Years Old Cask 10997
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.80% 8 ? An accomplished whisky, rich with a pleasant liveliness and balance.
Glen Garioch (A Rare Find) 1986 26 Years Old Cask 1807
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.40% 7 ?A very refreshing dram especially with a dash of water. Not a great deal of complexity but a good structure to it.
Glen Garioch (A Rare Find) 1997 15 Years Old Cask 828
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.80% 7 ?A soft drink with alcohol? Pleasant and refreshing. A dash of water is necessary to cut the edges though. But it enhances astringency.
Glen Garioch (A Rare Find) 1998 14 Years Old Cask 663
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30% 8 ?An enticing “whispering” whisky which makes me think of a fresh watercolour. Or a Schubert “moment sonata.” Definitely a springtime dram.
Glen Garioch (A Rare Find) 1999 12 Years Old Cask 2906
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.20% 7 ?A shy and sleepy whisky. Water wakes it up a little revealing spices but it still lacks expression.
Master of Malt Clynelish Single Cask Series 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10% 8 ?A lovely, fresh and conversational dram. A dash of water brings out more sweetness. A spring celebration in itself.
Wemyss Vintage Malts Billowing Embers 1997
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 ?The cask was obviously not active. Not unpleasant but a bit basic. Might be refreshing with ice on a hot (Islay?) day.
Wemyss Vintage Malts Fruit Bonbons 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 ?An invigorating whisky. Perky, refreshing, leaving a clean taste on the palate. It gives an uplift on a misty morning.
Aldi Glen Orrin 30 Years Old
- Scotland - 40.00% 7 The nose delivers a fruity bouquet but the palate is a bit dismantled. An old but tired dram. Would have benefitted from a higher strength.
Auchroisk 1997 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.70% 7 Give time to this whisky but avoid water which enhances the alcohol feel. There is some austerity in the character but it does open up with a bit of patience.
Berry's Own Selection Auchroisk 1991 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.60% 7 An interesting dram. The palate is lighter than expected but fresh and lively. Perfect companion for a fruit salad with a ginger icecream.
Black Bull 40 Years Old 3rd Release
Blended - Scotland - 41.50% 8 A classic old Speysider? Mature and lively at the same time. Really a perfect achievement.
Caol Ila 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.30% 7 The palate does not have the nose delicacy. Water tones the alcohol down but brings out astringency. A Caol Ila? I would never have guessed.
Elements of Islay BR4
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.70% 7 Easy and refreshing. Probably young. It needs a small dash of water to cut the edges. An invigorating dram on a wintery day.
Elements of Islay BW1
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.90% 8 An intense, enticing and rather condensed whisky.
Grant's Stand Fast
Blended - Scotland - 0.00% 7 Not even a whispering whisky. Almost silent! I appreciate light delicate whiskies but there is a limit to self-effacing characters!
Hicks & Healey Cornish Whiskey 2004 8 Years Old
- England - 60.20% 7 A spicy character. The high strength is not easy to master. Water tones it down but it also takes some of the flavours off.
Isle of Jura 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.00% 8 Classic good sherry maturation. Nothing to complain about.
Jack Daniel's Unaged Rye
Tennessee - U.S.A. - 40.00% Well, a new make diluted to 40%. Not sure what kind of consumers it will target. Maybe intended as an alternative to vodka? Or used as a training device ? Anyway, it is unfair to score unaged whisky.
Johnnie Walker Explorer's Club Collection The Spice Road
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A well-balanced dram. Enjoyable, just lacks some muscle.
Karuizawa 1984 CASK #4021
- Japan - 64.50% 7 Interesting aromatic profile but the alcohol strength makes it too harsh. Water does not soothe it, and that makes it difficult to really appreciate for me.
Karuizawa Spirit of Asama
- Japan - 48.00% 8 A strong character with complexity and good structure. Oak is very present but in an elegant way.
Kinnickinnic Blended Whiskey
Blended - U.S.A. - 43.00% 7 A dram for a sweet tooth. The nose is more complex than the palate though. But there is a some harmony about it.
Lagavulin 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10% 7 This whisky seems to have matured in tired casks. Quite harsh. Water cuts the edges but does not give it style.
Lion's Pride 47th Ward Single Barrel
- U.S.A. - 47.00% 7 Well balanced, on the spicy side. Plenty of rye.
Lion's Pride Single Barrel Bourbon
- U.S.A. - 47.00% 7 A pleasant dram, light and cheerful. A summertime cordial.
Local Infusions Brenne
- France - 40.00% 6 Sorry but not my cup of tea.
Master of Malt Aberlour That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Blended Malt - Scotland - 54.60% 8 A rich and well structured whisky. Amazingly smooth given its strength.
Master of Malt Ardbeg That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Blended Malt - Scotland - 51.90% 8 A perfect islander. More phenolic than smoky and so well balanced. The ocean in your glass. Bring the oysters!
Master of Malt Aultmore That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Blended Malt - Scotland - 53.40% 7 An autumn dram. Pleasant but it is as if something was missing. Not completely put together.
Master of Malt Benriach That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Blended Malt - Scotland - 48.20% 7 Not unpleasant but one dimensional. With some astringency on the finish.
Master of Malt Benrinnes That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Blended Malt - Scotland - 48.90% 7 A slightly austere character but well balanced as well.
Mortlach 1998 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.50% 7 A pleasant light aromatic profile but this whisky has not matured in very active casks.