From the Editor
New madness from the European Commission about controls on water, and even its taxation, threatens the long standing water rights of Scottish distilleries. This is being vigorously opposed by the Scot...
June 2000, Issue 10, page 5
Getting off at Saint Cloud
Michael Jackson, Master of the Quaich, in sheepish mood.
June 2000, Issue 10, page 7
Jim Murray recounts a nasty case of whisky writer's block.§
June 2000, Issue 10, page 8
A taste of home
Jane Slade talks to racing yachtsman Andy Hindley about his love of the dram and the sea.
June 2000, Issue 10, page 16
Whisky collecting is alive and well in Italy Angelo Matteucci's travels have brought him into contact with some of the great characters in the business.
June 2000, Issue 10, page 20
Malcolm Greenwood digs beneath the surface to discover how water works to make Scotch so special
June 2000, Issue 10, page 24
Whisky from the wild side (Glenlivet)
The spirit of innovation has always been a part of distilling at Glenlivet. Dave Broom charts ahistory shot through with passion, rebellion and imagination.
June 2000, Issue 10, page 28
Brave new world
Visitors ot the new Dewar's World of Whisky centre will be dazzled by the arry but thank heavens real distilling gets a look in.
June 2000, Issue 10, page 34
Gavin D Smith reveals the contribution grain has made to the Scotch whisky industry.
June 2000, Issue 10, page 36
Lust among the dust
some may dismiss them as flash trash or bric-a-brac, but in the eyes of collectors they are prized antiques. Ann Davies reports on whisky's objets d'art
June 2000, Issue 10, page 42
Andrew Symington has made huge success of Signatory, the world's second largest independent bottler. But this is just the beginning, as Tom Bruce-Gardyne found out.
June 2000, Issue 10, page 48
The original Mrs doubtfire
A woman's touch has made Drambuie the force it is today, with a little bit of help form Bonnie Prince Charlei. Tom Bruce Gardyne sheds light on some legendary characters.
June 2000, Issue 10, page 52
There's plenty of places to hang out in Canada's biggest city, but its whisky bars offer something a bit special. Kathleen Sloan and Ted Mcintosh make merry among the malts.
June 2000, Issue 10, page 58
There's a noble tradition of whisky making in Canada based on the superb qualtiy of its grain. Kathleen Sloan and Ted Mcintosh pay tribute to a unique spirit.
June 2000, Issue 10, page 60
High society (An Quaich Society)
The members of Canada 's An Quaich Society are real party animals, but their love of Scotch and the freedom it represents could not be more serious as Stuart Maclean Ramsay reports.
June 2000, Issue 10, page 64
What does smal batch whiskey actually mean? The explanation is far from simple Gary Regan and Mardee Haidin Regan discovered.
June 2000, Issue 10, page 66
In conversation with Shelia Burties
Charles Maclean talks to Sheila Burties, the highly espected sensory chemist.
June 2000, Issue 10, page 82
Wild Turkey Rare Breed
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 54.20% 9 This is more like a supercharged Wild One. Defiantly robust, but with Devilish charm. I love it.
Blanton's Original Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 49.50% 8 A bourbon with dessert.
Booker's 6 to 8 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 62.50% 8 Every time I taste small batch bourbon, this one comes out on top for me.
Clynelish 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.80% 8 The true maritime taste of Clynelish.
Elijah Craig 12 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.00% 8 Less structured than might be expected in a 12 Years Old, but a perilously drinkable, appetising bourbon.
Evan Williams 1990, Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30% 8 Very different in style. Liqueur-ish.
Famous Grouse 1987 Vintage Malt Whisky
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 The Grouse at its most graceful.
Rock Hill Farm Single Cask Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.00% 8 The flavours may sound similar but it is the interplay of their subtleties that make this such an interesting whiskey. Try it with a double chocolate-chip cookie. Or a rocky road icecream.
Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20% 8 Perhaps encouraged by the dark-orange colour, the descriptors sound sweet but overall effect is one of pithy dryness, with great finesse.
Baker's 7 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 53.50% 8 Good flavour development. Well balanced.
Elijah Craig 18 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 Very urbane.
Elmer T. Lee Kentucky Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 Light in both flavour and body for a small batch bourbon. Clean, crisp, enjoyable.
Four Roses Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.00% 8 Lacking in dimension for a single barrel. Saved by the finish.
Glen Kirk 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Flavours do not combine. Lack roundness.
Hancock's President's Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 44.45% 8 Liked that spicy-lemon rye character, but lacking in complexity and roundness.
Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack
Tennessee - U.S.A. - 40.00% 7 A slightly richer and more restrained interpretation of Jack Daniel's.
Jack Daniel's Single Barrel
Tennessee - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 An interesting interplay of Jack Daniel's house character and a more luxurious oakiness.
Knob Creek 9 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.00% 8 Easily drinkable, appetising.
Maker's Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 Beautifully structured. Tightly combined flavours. Every bit as smooth as it claims to be.
Van Winkle 23 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.80% 7 Even more age to handle, but it has wistful, nostalgic charm.
Van Winkle Family Reserve, 13 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.80% 8 Certainly showing its age, but full of character.
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.50% 8 Wild Turkey in a coat and tie.
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