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Whisky Magazine Issue 107

Whisky Magazine Issue 107

Whisky Magazine Issue 107

In this issue - Movies & Moonshine - Junior Johnson - Bushmills Cask Guitars

Published October 2012

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

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

Mellow fruitfulness?
DaveBroompacks his bags and racks up the air miles with whisky shows galore

October 2012, Issue 107, page 10

Small is beautiful
Writer, commentator and consultant,Ian Buxton has more than 20 years experience in the whisky business. CoolHunting.com said his most recent book 101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die offered “...

October 2012, Issue 107, page 11

White Lightning, Hidden Stills & Souped Up Fords
As the latest film Lawlessbrings brings to life the bootlegging era, Jim Leggett goes in search of the real moonshiners

October 2012, Issue 107, page 12

The Last American hero
Jim Leggettmeets the moonshiner legend from the glory days of liquor making

October 2012, Issue 107, page 18

Bold Experiments
Ian Buxtonlooks at the rise of whisky liqueurs and infusions

October 2012, Issue 107, page 22

The Test of Time
Fred Minnickdiscovers a tale of a botched sale, political machinations and an Irish whiskey name that has weathered the years

October 2012, Issue 107, page 26

The Naked Spirit
Ever wondered what your favourite whisky would taste like when stripped of its colour? Neil Ridley experiences a moment of clarity

October 2012, Issue 107, page 30

Weaving the Magic
Rob Allanson Visits a Resurgent Deanston Distillery

October 2012, Issue 107, page 32

Cherry Aid
Neil Ridley has a few suggestions to get your Manhattan perfect and your Sour really singing

October 2012, Issue 107, page 38

Leaving Las Vegas
Joe Bates heads to the bright lights of this big city

October 2012, Issue 107, page 39

The Quiet Man
Gavin D. Smith meets the man celebrating 50 years in the industry

October 2012, Issue 107, page 40

The Heart of the Matter
Joel Harrison explores the iconic whisky making region

October 2012, Issue 107, page 42

Welcoming a Weary Traveller
Joel Harrisongoes in search of a few bars in the Speyside region that offer some of the best hospitality and drams

October 2012, Issue 107, page 46

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

October 2012, Issue 107, page 50

Up the Apples and Pears
Martine Nouet gets a little autumnal with her food pairings

October 2012, Issue 107, page 56

Culture Fiction
Jefferson Chase looks at a novel set in India in the early 20th century

October 2012, Issue 107, page 71

Ask The Expert
I have several hand-blown bottles of the Bowmore Bicentennial edition, complete with the wooden case. It is one of the finest whiskies I have ever tasted but it seems too valuable for me to drink at t...

October 2012, Issue 107, page 74

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Bowmore 1985
- Scotland - 52.30%
8 Distinct, robust and delightfully elegant in the same glass. A classy offering indeed.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Larceny Larceny
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 46.00%
8 Interesting combination of flavours. A Bourbon? Avoid water, spoils it.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1989 22 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.90%
8 A monster, anyone with a strong aversion to bold, sherried whiskies should probably look away now.

Balcones Baby Blue
Corn Whisky - U.S.A. - 46.00%
7 A lovely dram, balanced between fruit and oak. Leaves a pleasant fresh taste.

Dewar's House A39
Blended - Scotland - 58.90%
7 Perfect for a dreich November day.

Glen Garioch 1997
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.70%
8 Quite a complex beast, that's difficult to pin down, but all the better for it.

Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1975 37 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.70%
7 The nose promised a sweeter palate which remains a bit behind. Not unpleasant but slightly disappointing.

Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1983 29 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.00%
7 This whisky is a ‘whispering' one. Delicate, elegant but maybe a bit shy.

Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1986 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.40%
7 You have got to like woody whiskies to appreciate this one. The sweetness cannot balance the astringency.

Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1991 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.10%
7 I think this one has let the wood gain the upper hand, unfortunately.

Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1993 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.70%
7 The wood has given this a distinct dryness, but water really helps to unlock its true potential.

Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1994 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.90%
7 Powerful, but fairly one-dimensional.

Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1995 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.50%
8 Staying just on the right side of the wood, this has plenty of sizzle left in it, with some rather nice dry spiced notes.

Lord Elcho 15 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Balanced and well put together, with enough bite to punch through.

Parker's Heritage Master Distiller's Blend of Mashbills
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 63.50%
8 It needs to be tamed by a dash of water but not too much. An elegant Bourbon.

Scott's Selection Macallan 1989 23 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 A lovely dram, straightforward and lively.

Scott's Selection Tullibardine 1989 23 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.70%
7 A well balanced dram, on the oaky edge of things.

Selected by Berry's Glen Grant 1974
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.80%
7 A rich sherry profile. On the oak side but elegant and deep. Water kills it.

The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 5
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 An oaky character. Aromatic but a bit dour, especially on the palate.

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