CHANNELING CRAZY HORSE
It is said that whisky and friendship go together, and a couple of experiences I have had recently really have confirmed this. When the joys of friends, whisky, and places all fall together in perfect...
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Jam and dram
Jam and Dram Last month, the renowned music venue Village Underground in London's fashionable Shoreditch was ringing to the sound of more than just guitars, drums and the occasional ukulele. The ven...
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Whisky Live Paris Saturday 28th - Sunday 29th September 2013 Whisky Live Paris celebrates its 10th anniversary, and so we turn to the future and focus on what the next 10 years will bring. This year...
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The Question of yeast
Dave asks why not experiment with yeast strains?
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Whisky as an "investment"
The financial crisis is over, folks. Good times are back, and it's time to start investing again. What's that? You say the value of your home is still less than your mortgage, your investment portfoli...
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All about the image
It was a Tuesday night and United Photo Industries was packed. The gallery is a giant former warehouse located in Dumbo, a hip Brooklyn neighbourhood along the East River. Graduate school students, la...
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The Mad Men of New York
Heather Greene discovers the new whisky and technology love affair
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With the increase of flavoured whiskies on the shelves, we report on the various players in the market
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Meet one of New York's hardest working bartenders
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The Spiced up backbone
Rye, the most American of drink, but not all of the cereal crop comes from the US
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Straight from the barrel
Witnessing a little piece of Bourbon history
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Texas or bust
Meeting the man behind Texas whiskey
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In part three of our series on whisky labels we will take a peek behind Sheep Dip and Pig's Nose
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Heart of the community
Visiting one of the most distinctive distilleries in Scotland
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We investigate the process and the significance of milling
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Scotch & Water
Approaching a distillery from the sea offers a different perspective
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A World Mix
Our man behind the stick takes a global view
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Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 ?A superb whisky, rich, deep, complex, with a mature oakiness. I would avoid water personally.
Aberfeldy Ramble Single Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.00% 7 ?This whisky needs water to cut the sharp edges! But water tends to enhance bitterness. The nose is more attractive than the palate for me.
Black Bull Special Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 3 ?A dash of water cuts the edges but weakens the aromas. A well balanced whisky, hesitating between sweet and sour but finally choosing the latter.
Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select
Tennessee - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 ?A classic rye whiskey. Gains balance and sweetness with a dash of water.
Jura Turas Mara
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.00% 4 ? A well knitted fruity whisky. The perfect companion of a scrumptious Tarte Tatin. Water enhanced some bitter oak. Better neat.
Lombard Scotch Whisky Ltd Dhoon Glen
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 ?A pleasant blend. Rich cereal profile. Good balance.
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 3 ?For me a rum. Makes me think of Angostura rums… Bizarre. Now that I know what I tasted… a Canadian whisky.
Sullivans Cove American Oak Bourbon Cask
Single Malt - Australia - 47.50% 8 ?An elegant whisky which makes me think of a charming watercolour. Relaxing, pleasantly balanced.
Teeling Small Batch 4 Years Old
Single Malt - Republic of Ireland - 46.00% 7 ?Not an unpleasant whisky but there is not much to explore. Water brings out more sweetness. Might shine through in cocktails really well.
The Glendronach Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.20% 7 ?The alcohol is not well mastered. Difficult, as if you add water, you go too far on the oak side.
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.90% 7 ?I was expecting more oak on the palate. A definite sherry influence. Fruit and wood are well integrated. Reminds me of calvados!
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 ?The nose is promising, the palate is a bit behind. But this is a pleasant dram.
Wild Turkey American Honey
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 35.50% 7 ?A pleasant Cointreau-like liqueur. I would drink it on crushed ice or use it in a canard à l'orange sauce.
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