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Whisky Magazine Issue 123

The World of Aberfeldy, Great Southern Distillery, Knockdhu Distillery, Icons of Whisky America

 

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Rob Allanson

Rob Allanson is editor of Whisky Magazine.

Farewell and Welcome
After nine years at the helm our Editor moves on to pastures new

April 2014, Issue 119, page 3

Judged by Association
Rob finds a craft distilling scene bursting with stunning spirits

March 2014, Issue 118, page 3

Into the limelight
Taking up the reins can be daunting but Irish Distillers' new master distiller is relishing the opportunity

February 2014, Issue 117, page 24

Sonic immersion
The joys of discovering sounds and an appreciation of silence

February 2014, Issue 117, page 3

Editors Word
The joy of occasions

December 2013, Issue 116, page 3

Editors Word
Extrasensory perception

October 2013, Issue 115, page 3

Leafing through
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

The Sensory World
It is not the sort of noise you expect to hear in a quiet, sleepy backwater place, approaching midnight; a hum similar to a power turbine, the whirl of mechanical machinery and the clunking and grindi...

September 2013, Issue 114, page 3

CHANNELING CRAZY HORSE
It is said that whisky and friendship go together, and a couple of experiences I have had recently really have confirmed this. When the joys of friends, whisky, and places all fall together in perfect...

July 2013, Issue 113, page 3

Whisky Live
Whisky Live Paris Saturday 28th - Sunday 29th September 2013 Whisky Live Paris celebrates its 10th anniversary, and so we turn to the future and focus on what the next 10 years will bring. This year...

July 2013, Issue 113, page 9

Editor's Word
Rob looks at the alchemy of creating tasting notes from the unknown

June 2013, Issue 112, page 3

Editor's Word
Rob looks at what this redesigned magazine means

April 2013, Issue 111, page 3

Editor's Word
There has been a lot of chatter on the social media sites recently about Diageo's latest addition to the Talisker line up, and it throws up that age old topic of age statements, good or bad? It looks...

March 2013, Issue 110, page 5

New World Order
With the search for the Global Icons of Whisky nearing its end, we turn our attention to the rest of the world; this includes producing nations such as Ireland, Japan, Canada and India.

March 2013, Issue 110, page 6

Whisky Magazine Icons of Whisky 2013
After many months of debate, scrutiny and four rounds of voting, Whisky Magazine's international panel of judges has finally settled on the winners. Here we reveal who has scooped the coveted Global I...

March 2013, Issue 110, page 39

Drinking and health
Recently, United States broadcaster CNN's culinary news site Eatocracy ran a feature with the headline “Beer, Whiskey and Pork Fat: The New Health Foods?”

February 2013, Issue 109, page 6

Editor's Word
So here we are, as I write, caught in the iron bound grip of winter weather. It is that time of year when you need the warmth of a whisky to take the edge off the day, especially if you are facing the...

February 2013, Issue 109, page 5

The Irish Revolution
There is a lot going on in Ireland at the moment, we summarise the recent developments

February 2013, Issue 109, page 14

Wolfburn
Scotland's latest start-up whisky-making venture came on stream in January.

February 2013, Issue 109, page 7

Ageing Gracefully
The quiet son of Islay whiskies, Bunnahabhain, is to launch a oneoff limited edition 40 Years Old single malt whisky.

December 2012, Issue 108, page 8

Boost for Troops
One of the world's 11 bottles of Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve 55 Years Old Scotch sold at auction recently for $52,000 setting a new record for Canada.

December 2012, Issue 108, page 8

Celebrating the Century
This year the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) celebrates 100 years of promoting, protecting and representing the interests of the Scotch whisky industry around the world.

December 2012, Issue 108, page 6

Editors Word
Well it looks like the year might end as it began in the whisky world with some significant changes afoot. Quite how they play out is yet to be seen, but what is certain is that they will have ramifi...

December 2012, Issue 108, page 5

Liquid History
More than four decades ago a batch of premium single malt whisky was crafted at Lochside, one of Scotland's oldest distilleries.

December 2012, Issue 108, page 8

Supermarket Special
Supermarket Aldi is to begin selling a 30-year-old blended Scotch whisky for just £49.99 (70cl) – less than a third of the average price for a premium, aged whisky.

December 2012, Issue 108, page 8

Walker's Voyage
We report on a voyage to recreate Walker's earliest ventures

December 2012, Issue 108, page 42

Editor's Word
The seasons here in the United Kingdom are starting to turn again; not that most of the summer this year was anything to shout about, but so far Autumn has been fairly decent with dry, crisp days. Th...

October 2012, Issue 107, page 5

From Stave to Stage
We follow the process of creating some very special guitars

October 2012, Issue 107, page 50

Inspiring Icons
In the second round of voting our focus is on America. The search is on to find the iconic people and places of whisky

October 2012, Issue 107, page 6

Peat...In...Space!!
As whisky launches go, it is probably fair to say that the team behind Ardbeg Galileo were reaching for the stars...

October 2012, Issue 107, page 8

Quite Extraordinary
Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits has unveiled a series of single cask bottlings of The Glenrothes from the late 1960s and early 1970s. As a merchant, the role of Berry Bros. & Rudd has always been to select...

October 2012, Issue 107, page 8

The Second Arkle
AnCnoc Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky has today (10 September) unveiled the second in the series of Limited Edition releases from its collaboration with internationally renowned Scottish illustrat...

October 2012, Issue 107, page 8

Weaving the Magic
Rob Allanson Visits a Resurgent Deanston Distillery

October 2012, Issue 107, page 32

An Unsung Hero
The Scotch whisky industry is blessed with so many high-profile and larger-than-life characters that it is all too easy to overlook the important contributions made in various areas of the business by...

September 2012, Issue 106, page 8

Capturing The Perfect Scene
We launch our annual photographic competition with the chance to win some dazzling prizes from Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky

September 2012, Issue 106, page 10

 

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Whisky Magazine Issue 119

Whisky Magazine Issue 119
Glen Garioch, Urban Bourbon Trail, France Focus.

Published April 2014.

Whisky Magazine Issue 118

Whisky Magazine Issue 118
Best whiskies in the world. .

Published March 2014.

Whisky Magazine Issue 117

Whisky Magazine Issue 117
Titanic Belfast, Small Batch Blends, Toronto and Maker's Mark.

Published February 2014.

Whisky Magazine Issue 116

Whisky Magazine Issue 116
Invergordon, Icons of Whisky Scotland, Japan Focus.

Published December 2013.

Whisky Magazine Issue 115

Whisky Magazine Issue 115
Black Velvet Distillery, Travelling in Alberta, Glen Keith Distillery and Masters of Photography.

Published October 2013.

Whisky Magazine Issue 114

Whisky Magazine Issue 114
Glencadam Distillery, George Dickel, Three Ships, Icons of Whisky America.

Published September 2013.

Whisky Magazine Issue 113

Whisky Magazine Issue 113
World Whiskies Special, Tormore Distillery, Dallas City Guide.

Published July 2013.

Whisky Magazine Issue 112

Whisky Magazine Issue 112
Tamdhu, Coopering, Toronto.

Published June 2013.

Whisky Magazine Issue 111

Whisky Magazine Issue 111
Kentucky, Louisville, Benromach.

Published April 2013.

Whisky Magazine Issue 110

Whisky Magazine Issue 110
World Whiskies Awards edition 2013.

Published March 2013.

Whisky Magazine Issue 109

Whisky Magazine Issue 109
African Adventure | Caribbean Smuggling | San Francisco.

Published February 2013.

Whisky Magazine Issue 108

Whisky Magazine Issue 108
Johnnie Walker - Lagavulin Distillery - Suntory.

Published December 2012.

Whisky Magazine Issue 107

Whisky Magazine Issue 107
Movies & Moonshine - Junior Johnson - Bushmills Cask Guitars.

Published October 2012.

Whisky Magazine Issue 106

Whisky Magazine Issue 106
Independent Bottlers' Challenge 2012 - Islay - Drinkers Guide Edinburgh.

Published September 2012.

Whisky Magazine Issue 105

Whisky Magazine Issue 105
USA Special Edition: Kentucky, Mount Vernon, Washington DC, Rodeo Whisky.

Published July 2012.

Whisky Magazine Issue 104

Whisky Magazine Issue 104
The Macallan, Alternative Grains, Adnams & much more....

Published June 2012.

Whisky Magazine Issue 103

Whisky Magazine Issue 103
World Whiskies Awards edition 2012.

Published April 2012.

Whisky Magazine Issue 102

Whisky Magazine Issue 102
Photo Challenge 2012 winners revealed - Ireland spotlight - Bruichladdich Distillery.

Published March 2012.

Whisky Magazine Issue 101

Whisky Magazine Issue 101
Whisky families, Mackmyra, Buffalo Trace, A drinker's guide to London and much more....

Published February 2012.

Whisky Magazine Issue 100

Whisky Magazine Issue 100
The Whisky Magazine anniversary issue celebrates 100 years of the greatest whisky people, the 21st Century's 100 greatest bottles and the 100 greatest distilleries to visit plus much more....

Published December 2011.

Whisky Magazine Issue 99

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

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

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

Whisky Magazine Issue 96
Jura - Your guide to Speyside - Sydney bars guide and much more....

Published June 2011.

Whisky Magazine Issue 95

Whisky Magazine Issue 95
World Whiskies Awards and much more....

Published April 2011.

Whisky Magazine Issue 94

Whisky Magazine Issue 94
Photo challenge 2010 winners revealed - Dr Vijay Mallya - Midleton Distillery.

Published March 2011.

Whisky Magazine Issue 93

Whisky Magazine Issue 93
Four Roses - Mount Vernon - Old Crow Distillery and much more.

Published January 2011.

Whisky Magazine Issue 92

Whisky Magazine Issue 92
Albert Watson & The Macallan - Kyoto - Springbank - Zen & whisky and much more....

Published December 2010.

Whisky Magazine Issue 91

Whisky Magazine Issue 91
Music special part - Back to the seventies - Fettercairn and much more....

Published October 2010.

Whisky Magazine Issue 90

Whisky Magazine Issue 90
Music Special - Ailsa Bay - Independent Bottlers' Challenge and much more....

Published September 2010.

Whisky Magazine Issue 89

Whisky Magazine Issue 89
Woodford Reserve - US micro distilleries - Glenlivet - WIN Four Days at Bowmore and much more....

Published July 2010.

Whisky Magazine Issue 88

Whisky Magazine Issue 88
Benromach Distillery - Incense - Sherry Casks - WIN Four Days at Bowmore and much more....

Published June 2010.

Whisky Magazine Issue 87

Whisky Magazine Issue 87
Awards Edition - Best Whiskies in the World 2010.

Published April 2010.

Whisky Magazine Issue 86

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

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.

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Whisky Magazine Issue 84

Whisky Magazine Issue 84
Boutique Speyside - Explore The Balvenie - Japanese Focus - Cocktails from New Orleans - Bunnahabhain - Buffalo Trace - Mackmyra - SMWS and much more....

Published January 1970.

Whisky Magazine Issue 83

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 82

Whisky Magazine Issue 82
Mull's drams - Journey's Blend - Lark's rise - Icons of Whisky Scotland - 11 Page Rum Special - Ardbeg - Laphroaig - Linkwood Bunnahabhain -and much more....

Published September 2009.

Whisky Magazine Issue 81

Whisky Magazine Issue 81
Evan Williams - Bushmills - Highland Park - Auchentoshan - Bowmore - Mackmyra - Glen Scotia and much more....

Published July 2009.

Whisky Magazine Issue 80

Whisky Magazine Issue 80
Jim Beam - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston - Kentucky Guide and much more....

Published June 2009.

Whisky Magazine Issue 79

Whisky Magazine Issue 79
World Whiskies Awards Edition - Best Whiskies in the World 2009.

Published April 2009.

Whisky Magazine Issue 78

Whisky Magazine Issue 78
Icons of Whisky 2009 - Edradour - Bill Lumsden - Three Glens - Southern Ireland - Evan Williams - The Dalmore & much more....

Published February 2009.

Whisky Magazine Issue 77

Whisky Magazine Issue 77
The Macallan - Richard Paterson - Diageo - Chieftain's - Edradour- Glenmorangie - SMWS & much more....

Published January 2009.

Whisky Magazine Issue 76

Whisky Magazine Issue 76
Whisky Magazine Aged 10 Years - Grain whisky comeback - Top 10 lost distilleries - Visitors guide to the islands - Welsh whisky - Top 10 London bars - Tastings, blends - Lewis, new distillery - and more....

Published November 2008.

Whisky Magazine Issue 75

Whisky Magazine Issue 75
Global blends - Chichibu - Buffalo Trace - Independent Bottlers Challenge - Icons of Whisky - Awards - Yamazaki - Yoichi - The Balvenie - Old Forester - Whisky Kitchen - Bourbon Festival.

Published October 2008.

Whisky Magazine Issue 74

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 73

Whisky Magazine Issue 73
Beautiful Bourbon - Highland Park hits 40 - Balblair - Glenrothes - Tobermory - Auld Reeke - Prince Charles - Caol Ila - Glenmorangie and much more....

Published July 2008.

Whisky Magazine Issue 72

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 71

Whisky Magazine Issue 71
Best Whiskies in the World 2008 - Wonderful wood - Old Bourbon - Lost Distilleries - Travel Retail - Tastings Grain Whisky and much more....

Published April 2008.

Whisky Magazine Issue 70

Whisky Magazine Issue 70
Icons of Whisky 2008 - Speyside Treasures - Silent Season - Tour de France - Ireland Guide - Littlemill - Dalmore - Ardmore ... and more.

Published February 2008.

Whisky Magazine Issue 69

Whisky Magazine Issue 69
Highland Gem - Home of Anoc - Americas youngest distillers - Food matching the Diageo way - Brora - Bartenders Trip - Mackmyra - Ginkgo and more.....

Published January 2008.

Whisky Magazine Issue 68

Whisky Magazine Issue 68
Lowland perfection - Auchentoshan - History of the cork - Premium whisky - Glenury Royal - Dewars - Makers Mark - Mash Tuns - Glenlivet - Ben Nevis - Inverleven - 40 whiskies tasted.

Published December 2007.

Whisky Magazine Issue 67

Whisky Magazine Issue 67
Premium Blends - Kittling Ridge - 200 Whiskies Tasted - Icons of Whisky - Whisky and Food - VIP Tours - Climate change ... and more....

Published November 2007.

Whisky Magazine Issue 66

Whisky Magazine Issue 66
How glass affects your taste - Rise of small stills - Tamnavulin - Woodford Reserve - Jura - Ardbeg Dinner - Michael Jackson - Bunnahabhain.

Published September 2007.

Whisky Magazine Issue 65

Whisky Magazine Issue 65
Rye rebound - Blood Brothers - Teacher's - Americas whisky heartland - 50 Whiskies tasted - Barbecues - George Dickel - Woman in whisky - Benromach - Bruichladdich - Longmorn - Tullibardine.

Published July 2007.

Whisky Magazine Issue 64

Whisky Magazine Issue 64
Mixing the Magic - Cocktails - Glengyle comes of age - The Glenlivet - 40 whiskies tasted - Kilbeggan - Duncan Taylor - Grain Whisky - Events - Music - Food and much more....

Published June 2007.

Whisky Magazine Issue 63

Whisky Magazine Issue 63
World Whiskies Awards - The Best Whiskies in the World - New distilleries - Balblair Vintages - Kentucky Visitors Guide - Whisky and Food - Port Ellen and more....

Published April 2007.

Whisky Magazine Issue 62

Whisky Magazine Issue 62
Macallan Oak - Cask Strength - Canadian Whisky - Pagodas - Rankin on Rebus - Icons of Whisky 2007 - Ledaig - Glen Grant - Glenmorangie.

Published March 2007.

Whisky Magazine Issue 61

Whisky Magazine Issue 61
American Distiller of the Year - Icons of Whisky - Buffalo Trace Exclusive - Bar Exams - Premium Bourbon - Ballantines.

Published January 2007.

Whisky Magazine Issue 60

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 59

Whisky Magazine Issue 59
The Blenders Art - Kentucky Bourbon Festival - First look at reopened Scapa - Whiskey rebellion - The price of malts - 40 whiskies reviewed - Milling Malts - American Ads - Glenrothes Dinners.

Published October 2006.

Whisky Magazine Issue 58

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

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

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 55

Whisky Magazine Issue 55
Abraham Lincoln - Up in smoke - Scotch on the rocks - Kentucky visitors' guide - Deanston - Islay and Jura - The Whisky Shop.

Published April 2006.

Whisky Magazine Issue 54

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 53

Whisky Magazine Issue 53
On the roll - How malt made social gambling cool - Visiting Speyside - Isle of Jura - Auchentoshan - George Washington - Russia's whisky elite - Lowland malts tasted.

Published January 2006.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Dry Fly Cask Strength Wheat
Wheat - U.S.A. - 60.00%
8 ?Some will say this is bottled at too high a strength – I might have to agree with them, but the core of this whisky is excellent. One to disagree over.

Glen Grant Five Decades
Blended - Scotland - 46.00%
8 ?Sweet and a little artificial in places, but not without merit.

Abraham Bowman Last Millennium Selection
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.00%
7 ?Direct, if a little one-dimensional.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.20%
9 ?Absolutely triumphant – A bee keepers delight.

Dimensions Linkwood 1990 22 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.70%
8 ?That sweet fruit note persists. Mango coulis, more runny honey, peaches and cream. It has an almost liqueur like cling to the palate. Vanilla and nutmeg.

Great Lakes Distillery Pumpkin Seasonal Spirit
Liqueur - U.S.A. - 45.00%
6 ?Not unpleasant, but just too far removed from the (already vastly cavernous) flavour profile whisky has.

Kilchmoman Machir Bay Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 ?You'll be in seventh heaven if a deep bog floats your boat.

Mackmyra Moment Mareld
Single Malt - Sweden - 52.20%
8 ? Intriguing and well worth giving this some serious attention.

Mackmyra Moment Morgondagg
Single Malt - Sweden - 51.10%
4 ?Hard to pin this one down. One moment, it's all Kentucky's finest. Next it wants to head to Jerez. I'm intrigued…

Mackmyra Special 10
Single Malt - Sweden - 51.10%
7 ?Not unpleasant, but not without fault either. An enigma this one.

Mackmyra Svensk Rok
Single Malt - Sweden - 48.10%
7 ?Absolutely filthy (in a good way), this - like doing a bog swim without a snorkel.

Paul John Brilliance
Single Malt - India - 46.00%
8 ?If this was a Bond movie, it would be Quantum Of Solace. Very manly, a little brutal in places but bloody difficult to understand.

Paul John Edited
Single Malt - India - 46.00%
7 ?Solid enough, with a nice peaty backbone to it.

Talisker Dark Storm
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
8 ?Potent, yet inviting, this has plenty going on to keep the keenest of palates entertained with it.

Tamdhu 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 ?Not a big hitter or EXTREME, but who cares. Sometimes it's nice to be a little gem.

Teerenpeli Distiller's Choice
Single Malt - Finland - 43.00%
8 ?More Dramboree than Jamboree, me thinks. Very nice indeed.

Tomintoul Vintage Sherry Cask 1977
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.90%
7 ?Fairly lightweight, with a couple of decent Tapas-influenced twists.

Wemyss Vintage Malts Apple Pastry 1991
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 ?Nothing wrong with this, perhaps a little dry for my tastes, but has some interesting top notes to explore.

Wemyss Vintage Malts Salted Caramel
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 ?Doesn't sing out as loudly as one would hope for - it's certainly pleasant, but not hugely exciting.

Wemyss Vintage Malts Salted Caramel
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 ?Bold, spicy and peppery with a dynamic dry smoke. Anyone fancy a Jalfrezi?

Wemyss Vintage Malts Salted Caramel
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 ?Doesn't sing out as loudly as one would hope for - it's certainly pleasant, but not hugely exciting.

Aberfeldy Ramble Single Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.00%
7 ?This whisky needs water to cut the sharp edges! But water tends to enhance bitterness. The nose is more attractive than the palate for me.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Benromach 1976
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 ?A superb whisky, rich, deep, complex, with a mature oakiness. I would avoid water personally.

Black Bull Special Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
3 ?A dash of water cuts the edges but weakens the aromas. A well balanced whisky, hesitating between sweet and sour but finally choosing the latter.

Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select
Tennessee - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 ?A classic rye whiskey. Gains balance and sweetness with a dash of water.

Jura Turas Mara
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.00%
4 ? A well knitted fruity whisky. The perfect companion of a scrumptious Tarte Tatin. Water enhanced some bitter oak. Better neat.

Lombard Scotch Whisky Ltd Dhoon Glen
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A pleasant blend. Rich cereal profile. Good balance.

Sullivans Cove American Oak Bourbon Cask
Single Malt - Australia - 47.50%
8 ?An elegant whisky which makes me think of a charming watercolour. Relaxing, pleasantly balanced.

Teeling Small Batch 4 Years Old
Single Malt - Republic of Ireland - 46.00%
7 ?Not an unpleasant whisky but there is not much to explore. Water brings out more sweetness. Might shine through in cocktails really well.

The Glendronach Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.20%
7 ?The alcohol is not well mastered. Difficult, as if you add water, you go too far on the oak side.

Tomintoul Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.90%
7 ?I was expecting more oak on the palate. A definite sherry influence. Fruit and wood are well integrated. Reminds me of calvados!

Tullibardine Sovereign
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 ?The nose is promising, the palate is a bit behind. But this is a pleasant dram.

Wild Turkey American Honey
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 35.50%
7 ?A pleasant Cointreau-like liqueur. I would drink it on crushed ice or use it in a canard à l'orange sauce.

Abbey Whisky Bunnahabhain
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.00%
8 Shy at first but revealing pleasant fruity flavours.

Ardbeg Ardbog
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.10%
8 Another stunner from Ardbeg.

 

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