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Whisky Magazine writer - Rob Allanson

Issue 153 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 153

Cu Bocan | Highland Park | Jameson | Shelter Point | Tullibardine | Wyoming

 

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Rob Allanson

Rob Allanson is editor of Whisky Magazine.

A Brief Encounter
When you are not sure if you missed the punch line or the joke

July 2018, Issue 153, page 3

A couple of specials
We look at a couple of auctions to watch

July 2018, Issue 153, page 80

In Search of a Cure
Science steps in to offer ways to avoid a hangover - allegedly

June 2018, Issue 152, page 3

Raising the Bar
Eden Mill whisky breaks record at auction

June 2018, Issue 152, page 80

A Stellar Evening
The Worshipful Company of Distillers holds its second auction

May 2018, Issue 151, page 80

Biodynamic landmark
Waterford Distillery is the first to create Irish whisky from biodynamic barley

May 2018, Issue 151, page 6

The Digital Age
We are living in exciting times, until the machines get annoyed

May 2018, Issue 151, page 3

The Top of the Shard
The Editor discovers some delightfully put together pairings with a view

May 2018, Issue 151, page 60

A place in history
A small plastic vial marks a historic moment at the home of Writerís Tears and the Irishman brands

April 2018, Issue 150, page 40

Changing Times
We have a long way to go but the movement has started

April 2018, Issue 150, page 3

Rosebank The King of Wings
As Ian Macleod Distillers plans to resurrect one of Scotlandís most cherished distilleries, we have a look behind the scenes

April 2018, Issue 150, page 24

Embracing Good Changes
The New Year offers a chance to shine a spotlight on things

January 2018, Issue 149, page 3

Insight
Latest news

January 2018, Issue 149, page 6

Standing Tall
As South African whisky becomesmore available in Europe, we meetthe country's preeminent distiller

January 2018, Issue 149, page 30

Ask the Expert
As a whisky collector, I have spent considerable sums on rare and collectable single malt Scotch whisky during the years, and I am aware that closed distillery bottlings have risen in value in th...

December 2017, Issue 148, page 80

Going Underground
Sometimes you visit a place and think, "Have to do a tasting here!"

December 2017, Issue 148, page 3

Idyllic distilling
Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, we visit the Cotswolds Distillery

December 2017, Issue 148, page 43

Insight
Latest news and insights

December 2017, Issue 148, page 6

Pot Ale and Spent Less
We look at the residue of the distillation process: what it comprises and how it can be utilised

December 2017, Issue 148, page 52

Ask the Expert
Questions and answers

November 2017, Issue 147, page 82

Insight
Latest news and insights

November 2017, Issue 147, page 5

Speechless Moments
New make, young whisky, restorations and beyond

November 2017, Issue 147, page 3

The New World
Adventures in the distilling community of Australia

September 2017, Issue 146, page 3

When grain and grape meet
Something is stirring at McLaren Vale

September 2017, Issue 146, page 14

Lost in Distillation
Musings about the art that has been practised for centuries

July 2017, Issue 145, page 3

Meet the new boss
Walsh Whiskey distillery has appointed Lisa Ryan as new distillery manager

July 2017, Issue 145, page 6

Spirit rising
Islay's newest distillery comes into focus

July 2017, Issue 145, page 54

From Farm to Bottle
WhistlePig offers a first taste of its own Vermont grown rye

February 2017, Issue 144, page 6

The Big Chair
The siren call of whisky writing proved too much

February 2017, Issue 144, page 3

Whisky Live
Whisky Live Pleasanton, San Francisco

February 2017, Issue 144, page 9

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

 

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Whisky Magazine Issue 153

Whisky Magazine Issue 153
Cu Bocan | Highland Park | Jameson | Shelter Point | Tullibardine | Wyoming.

Published July 2018.

Whisky Magazine Issue 152

Whisky Magazine Issue 152
English Whisky Company | The Glenlivet | Nantou | Reservoir Distillery | Glasglow | Macallan | Ichiro Akuto.

Published June 2018.

Whisky Magazine Issue 151

Whisky Magazine Issue 151
anCnoc | Bowmore | Compass Box | Highland Park | Overeem | Life on Mars | Tasmania.

Published May 2018.

Whisky Magazine Issue 150

Whisky Magazine Issue 150
World's best 2018 - Rosebank - Music - Lot 40 - Royal Drams.

Published April 2018.

Whisky Magazine Issue 149

Whisky Magazine Issue 149
Kingsman - Taste of Africa - Ncn'ean Distillery - Clydeside - Diageo Specials - Green Spot.

Published January 2018.

Whisky Magazine Issue 148

Whisky Magazine Issue 148
Island Hopping - Ardbeg - Tullamore D.E.W - Hiram Walker - Cotswold Distillery.

Published December 2017.

Whisky Magazine Issue 147

Whisky Magazine Issue 147
Tullibardine - Gordon & MacPhail - Dalmore - Jura - Mackmyra - Teeling.

Published November 2017.

Whisky Magazine Issue 146

Whisky Magazine Issue 146
A tour of Toronto, Bourbon's Pompeii, Bladnoch Distillery and a look back at Glenmorangie's last 10 years.

Published September 2017.

Whisky Magazine Issue 145

Whisky Magazine Issue 145
A visit to Highland Park, Willie Cochrane and Claive Vidiz interviewed. Plus we kick off Battle of the Blends series three..

Published July 2017.

Whisky Magazine Issue 144

Whisky Magazine Issue 144
Discovering Lexington, on the road to Ardnamurchan Distillery, the evolution of Japanese whisky and whisky adventures.

Published February 2017.

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.

anCnoc Peatheart
Highland - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Dominated by the oak and the spice notes get a little lost. A drop of water sweetens things up nicely.

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Anon Batch 2 – 17 Years Old AW 10th Anniversary
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.80%
8 Hipflask, spade, onion sets, biltong and burning off- cuts in the evening light. Blissful.

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BenRiach Four Cask Matured Aged 21 Years
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
9 Serious. Separates then knits back together. Sherbet dips in the Cairngorms.

Berrys Own Selection Allt a? Bhainne Allt a? Bhainne 1995
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.00%
8 Good solid stuff here, nothing over diverting but a great bold dram.

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Berrys Own Selection Strathclyde Strathclyde 1988
Single Grain - Scotland - 52.20%
8 A great drop of grain. Intriguing with layers that peel away, who called grain simple

Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye
Rye - America - 40.00%
7 Not bad at all, just wanted more pep and spice.

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Gelnglassaugh Pedro Ximene?z Sherry Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A roller coaster ride with flavours punching through at different points.

Glenmorangie Spios
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Really fun with layers emerging. Such a great finish too.

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Green Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Single Pot Still - Ireland - 40.00%
8 Brilliant balance between the fruit and cereal notes. Pot still at its best? Probably.

Griffo Stony Point
Single Malt - America - 47.00%
8 A big sweet- toothed number mixed with corn notes.

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Grindlay's Selection BenRinnes BenRinnes
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.40%
4 Fun stuff. Water helps releases hidden depths.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Hard to Find Whisky Tobermory Casino Series - Rum Cask #Poker
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.60%
9 Gorgeous and breathtaking, that play of the seaside and earthiness, perfect balance.

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Highland Park The Dark
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.90%
8 Lovely stuff, well balanced. Like tucking into the sherry soaked iced finger at the bottom of a trifle.

Jewels of Scotland Dailuaine Dailuaine 2000
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.70%
8 Decent enough for the springtime hipflask, and water helps it open up.

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Lady of the Glen Jura Isle of Jura
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.60%
8 An odd number but once opened up it's good fun, layers of interest wash in.

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Langatun Old Bear
Single Malt - Switzerland - 40.00%
8 Just lovely, different and quite breathtaking.

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Stonecutter Heritage Cask Whiskey
Bourbon - America - 45.00%
8 Very yummy stuff indeed. So heady at first with those floral notes it really is a treat.

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Tullibardine Custodians 1962
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.10%
8 Like being in a vintage MGB GT. Seriously easy drinking but depth if you look.

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Wemyss Malts Single Cask Reserve Italian Bakery Delight
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Highly complicated with lots of layers and balanced sweetness

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Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
Bourbon - America - 43.20%
8 A liquid apple pie, just ask for more.

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Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye
Rye - America - 45.20%
8 Shows how wonderful rye can be. Sweet and spice vying for attention.

Ardbeg Twenty Something
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.30%
8 A classic example of this sort.The kind of approachable Islay that will end up charming most.

Blair Athol 23 Years Old Special Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.40%
8 A bracing dram – one’s mouth puckers.

Box Quercus I Robur
Single Malt - Sweden - 50.80%
8 Chock-full of avour from active maturation. More superbly made Swedish whisky.

Brora 34 Years Old Special Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.90%
8 Not a particularly active maturation, but end results are pleasing.

Caol Ila 18 Years Old Special Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.80%
7 A bit samey.

Collectivium XXVII Special Release
Blended - Scotland - 57.30%
8 Pleasing. Strength brings intensity of avours it wouldn’t otherwise have.

Convalmore 32 Years Old Special Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.20%
7 The wood just didn’t give much; lacks the diversity of avours.

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon C917
Bourbon - America - 65.00%
7 A bit bland, brutish, blunt whisky, but nice enough.

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Four Roses 2017 Limited Edition Small Batch Barrel Strength
Bourbon - America - 53.90%
8 Excellent. Rounded, full of flavour, not too overpowering. Balanced.

Glen Elgin 18 Years Old Special Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.80%
7 If you like vanilla...

Glenmorangie The Cadboll
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A very sensible, conservative whisky, but charming indeed.

Green Spot Chateau Montelena
Single Malt - Ireland - 46.00%
7 This is not complex, but it’s a charming everyday dram.

Highland Park Full Volume
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.20%
7

Lagavulin 12 Years Old Special Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.50%
8 A weird whisky, and a bit unbalanced, but it mostly works.

 

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