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Whisky Magazine Issue 102

Whisky Magazine Issue 102

Whisky Magazine Issue 102

In this issue - Photo Challenge 2012 winners revealed - Ireland spotlight - Bruichladdich Distillery

Published March 2012

Editor's Word
We live in a very noisy and auditorily overloaded world. Traffic noise, constant music from various sources, tannoy announcements, machinery drones and groans. It is almost a constant presence whether...

March 2012, Issue 102, page 5

Enduring Icons
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 2012, Issue 102, page 6

Closure on Bottlegate
McTear's Auctioneers is settling its dispute with Luc Timmermans following his allegation that they auctioned rare whisky bottles with broken seals. Timmermans, the wellknown Malt Maniac and President...

March 2012, Issue 102, page 7

Twice is Ice
Despite the sub zero temperatures currently being experienced in Finland, the second annual Uisge whisky show, held at the heart of Helsinki, was a huge success, with around 1,500 whisky lovers descen...

March 2012, Issue 102, page 7

Whiskey by Numbers
American whiskies are on fire, and more and more countries around the world are fanning the flames. The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) held its annual economic briefing recent...

March 2012, Issue 102, page 8

Ask the Expert
I am in possession of a Tomintoul Glenlivet 12 Years Old in a perfume shaped bottle. I have been told it is from the late 80s. Can you estimate the value? Would it be worth me keeping it for longer? T...

March 2012, Issue 102, page 9

Clear Water
Dave muses on why the Giant's Causeway being ripped up was a good thing

March 2012, Issue 102, page 12

No Laughing Matter
Joel Harrison is a drinks writer who regularly contributes to Whisky Magazine and other publications, including The Wall Street Journal India. A judge on the World Whisky, IWSC and Spirit Masters Aw...

March 2012, Issue 102, page 13

Capturing the Moments
We reveal the winning photographs and some of the best entrants from this year's photo challenge.

March 2012, Issue 102, page 14

A Greener Future
We asked two of our writers to look at the issues affecting Scottish and American producers. The problems may be pressing but there is plenty of innovation out there to keep the industry green

March 2012, Issue 102, page 21

Being Certified
Gavin D. Smith looks into the organic label

March 2012, Issue 102, page 26

Progressive Distilling
Lisa Weisstuch discovers an acoustic side to whisky making

March 2012, Issue 102, page 28

It Never Varies
Gavin D. Smith looks at the fortunes of Dewar's White Label

March 2012, Issue 102, page 32

Olympic Dreams
Joe Bates looks at how London City Airport is gearing up

March 2012, Issue 102, page 33

Lost in Distillation
We head to Antrim to visit Bushmills Distillery to talk distilling and crafting whiskey in small batches

March 2012, Issue 102, page 34

The Rebel County
Cork has a great heritage of food and drink, and has much to offer the whisky lover. Australian foodie and publican Seaneen Sullivan explores its charms.

March 2012, Issue 102, page 38

Enjoying the Craic
Peter Mulryan takes us round the fair city

March 2012, Issue 102, page 42

Icons of Whisky 2012
Following months of debate,scrutiny and several rounds of voting,Whisky Magazine's international judging panel has finally settled on the winners. We reveal who has collected the coveted Icons

March 2012, Issue 102, page 49

A Bridge Further
Whisky chef Martine Nouet looks at some extreme pairings

March 2012, Issue 102, page 57

Spine Tingling
Jefferson Chase reviews another whisky laden novel

March 2012, Issue 102, page 70

Mixing it Up
Water, ice or your favourite mixer you must enjoy our fine spirit how you like it

March 2012, Issue 102, page 71

Looking Back
Jonny McCormick sums up an excellent year

March 2012, Issue 102, page 72

Auld Acquaintance
Out with the old and in with the new, encourages Jonny McCormick

March 2012, Issue 102, page 74

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Glenmorangie Artein
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
9 Unlike other double matured samples here this shows integration and is distillate rather than wood driven.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Last Vatted Malt
Blended - Scotland - 53.70%
8 Every element in harmony and adding to a complex whole. A triumph.

Bowmore Tempest Batch 3
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.30%
7 A step down from the previous versions. Seek those out.

Caol Ila 1997 Hermitage Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00%
6 For me the finishing element has just been just a little overdone.

Caribbean Fruit 19 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 46.00%
3 Another deliciously drinkable dram from an increasingly impressive bottler.

Glen Moray Dimensions Batch 1
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Pleasing but not sensational.

Gordon & MacPhail 10 Years Old Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.90%
7 Fresh and vibrant. Attractive.

Inchgower 1982
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.90%
7 I'm an Inchgower fan but I'd want more from a whisky of this age.

Jura Elixir 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Decent enough.

Linkwood Cote Rotie
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00%
7 For me the cask is over-dominant.

Speyside Whisky Liqueur 10 Years Old
Liqueur - Scotland - 37.00%
7 Would make a good Rusty Nail.

Speyside Whisky Liqueur 40 Years Old
Liqueur - Scotland - 43.00%
8 I'm not a big liqueur fan, but this is a bit special.

Tamdhu 1984 27 Years Old Scott's Selection
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.60%
8 A nicely-integrated old dram.

The Dalmore Single Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.50%
7 Decent enough but a little underwhelming.

The Dalmore The Manager's Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Maybe a faulty sample for this has no energy at all.

The Glenlivet Dimensions
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.30%
8 Balanced and mature with great tropical fruit character.

Wemyss Vintage Malts Honey Spice 1991
Blended - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Balanced and with good energy.

Wemyss Vintage Malts Lemon Grove 1989 (Cragganmore)
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A cool summer dessert that acts as an ideal wake-me-up.

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