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
The Stick & Dram Method
Dave Broom takes a long hard look at flavour and the joys of blended whisky.
March 2013, Issue 110, page 11
Making a Mark
Liza Weisstuch is a Whisky Magazine American contributing editor who writes about travel, business and lifestyle topics for American newspapers and magazines....
March 2013, Issue 110, page 12
Ian Wisniewski asks what is the Speyside style of malt whisky?
March 2013, Issue 110, page 20
Gavin D. Smith visits the heart of Angus Dundee's blending operation
March 2013, Issue 110, page 22
Cork airport unveils its own Irish Whiskey Collection Joe Bates reports
March 2013, Issue 110, page 28
Joel Harrison explores the creation of a new blend.
March 2013, Issue 110, page 31
A Maverick State
Can an area steeped in as much tradition as Speyside produce a few true modern mavericks? Neil Ridley catches up with the free thinkers, and the liquid, that have changed the course of thinking in the...
March 2013, Issue 110, page 34
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
With a little coaching from the devoted people working in India's most respected hospitality group, Heather Greene learns how to get the most out of drinking whisky from Delhi to Mumbai.
March 2013, Issue 110, page 48
The Sweet Side of Life
Martine Nouet explores honey and whisky.
March 2013, Issue 110, page 52
A three strand yarn
Jefferson Chase delves into another whisky novel.
March 2013, Issue 110, page 67
Ask the expert
I was given an unopened bottle of 1961 Gooderham's Centennial Whisky. How much is this bottle worth? C Lacroix, Canada This is a bottle of blended Canadian whisky 15 Years Old bottled by Gooderham an...
March 2013, Issue 110, page 72
Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1953 Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.60% 8 Delightfully balanced
Aberfeldy Bits of Strange 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.10% 8 Everything in its right place here and no mistake.
Abbey Whisky Caperdonich 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.80% 8 My first ‘summer' whisky and it is only March. Here comes the sun.
Aberfeldy Single Cask 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.30% 8 Introduce this to the palate and it will hang around till after dinner but won't outstay its welcome.
Auchentoshan 1979 Oloroso 32 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.50% 8 Excellent.
Auchentoshan Valinch 2012
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.20% 7 Pleasant in parts, but the oak hasn't been as friendly to this as you would have hoped.
Dry Fly Port Finish Wheat
Wheat - U.S.A. - 42.00% 8 Hard to pin an age on this, as it has some lovely fresh youthfulness, but an elegant maturity too.
Dry Fly Triticale
Grain - U.S.A. - 42.00% 8 A big, rich classic Bourbon note to this one. Well played.
Evan Williams Single Barrel 2003
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30% 8 A no nonsense, yet elegant Bourbon.
George A. Dickel's Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 Pleasant, spicy and very drinkable indeed.
Glendronach Cask Strength Batch 1
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.80% 8 Despite its appearance in a youthful, trendy overcoat, this has some developing, interesting and complex under garments.
Glenfarclas 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 Polite, lightweight and won't swear at the dinner table.
Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1957 Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.70% 7 On one hand, I admire how one-dimensional this is, but it isn't going to be for everyone.
Glenfarclas The Family Casks 1963 Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.50% 7 Not without merit, but just not quite as exciting as the previous whiskies.
Glenmorangie Ealanta 19 Years Old
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 46.00% 8 Less complexity on the palate, but the nose can pop round for a visit anytime it likes.
Master of Malt Ardbeg 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30% 8 Try describing ‘Islay' to someone who has never visited before. If they still don't get it, give them a dram of this.
Master of Malt Aultmore 5 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 66.80% 7 At this strength, one wonders what it's trying to prove.
That Boutique-y Whisky Company Bowmore
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.70% 8 The nose leads the way with, a very fine balance, then the palate takes you somewhere else.
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