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Whisky Magazine Issue 114

Whisky Magazine Issue 114

Whisky Magazine Issue 114

In this issue - Glencadam Distillery, George Dickel, Three Ships, Icons of Whisky America

Published September 2013

The Sensory World
It is not the sort of noise you expect to hear in a quiet, sleepy backwater place, approaching midnight; a hum similar to a power turbine, the whirl of mechanical machinery and the clunking and grindi...

September 2013, Issue 114, page 3

Leafing through
This month sees a new addition to Whisky Magazine, the launch of the Whisky Magazine Bookclub. We have carefully selected 20 whisky related books which offer a broad appeal to connoisseurs and beginne...

September 2013, Issue 114, page 10

The Bigger Picture
In the way of these things, I've just been asked about grain ‘trending'. It's a sensible enough question – there's a frisson of interest about grain whisky these days – and a subject worth disc...

September 2013, Issue 114, page 13

The Role of Women
When I tell people I wrote Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch & Irish Whiskey I typically get two initial responses: 1) “But, you're a man?” Yes, last time I checke...

September 2013, Issue 114, page 14

From the crease to the stillroom
Like many a Yorkshire lad Andy Watts grew up in the 1960s and 70s dreaming of becoming a professional cricketer. He had the talent as a batsman and medium-pace bowler to make those dreams a reality, p...

September 2013, Issue 114, page 20

Operation Moonlight
Your attention please. To say that Tennessee is home to one or two unique whiskies is to say nothing new, but to experience one on home ground must be worth, surely, a flicker of interest. To do so in...

September 2013, Issue 114, page 26

Aging gracefully
The extent to which single malt Scotch whisky is a creature of its environment is the subject of lengthy, on-going debate. Many people even doubt the existence of ‘whisky terroir,' noting that malti...

September 2013, Issue 114, page 34

Air Waves
Malt whisky develops up to 70 per cent of its character during the aging process, due to a number of influences including oxidation (ie. the result of air passing in and out of the cask). This instiga...

September 2013, Issue 114, page 36

Funny Themes
Private labelling of whisky is as old as bottling whisky itself. It started with the blenders who would give their own names to the whiskies purchased from different distilleries, hence the Dewars, Bu...

September 2013, Issue 114, page 40

The last stills of Brechin
Of all the many pieces of legislation that have served to stimulate or supress the Scotch whisky trade, none has been more influential than the 1824 Excise Act, which made legal distillation more lucr...

September 2013, Issue 114, page 42

?The ?Forty Creek Factor?
?A Canadian whisky maker's journey into music

September 2013, Issue 114, page 45

?The beating heart of Ireland?
?Get up close and personal with this vibrant capital city

September 2013, Issue 114, page 51

?Liberating libations
?Finding new uses for those forgotten bottles

September 2013, Issue 114, page 58

?Something a little different
?Experimental casks and unconventional cocktails

September 2013, Issue 114, page 62

?Monsterville
?Here comes the story of the Murricane

September 2013, Issue 114, page 77

?Ramsay's handiwork
?Grouse shows its older colours

September 2013, Issue 114, page 78

?Adventurous Bottles
?Our collections expert heads out into the unknown

September 2013, Issue 114, page 79

?All Shook Up
?A round up of the auction world

September 2013, Issue 114, page 80

?Ask the expert
?I have just returned from Fèis Ìle 2013 and bought a total of five festive bottles. Now, at £350, the price of the Bowmore bottle is more than the sum of the Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Bunnahabhain and Br...

September 2013, Issue 114, page 82

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.20%
9 ?Absolutely triumphant – A bee keepers delight.

Abraham Bowman Last Millennium Selection
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.00%
7 ?Direct, if a little one-dimensional.

Dimensions Linkwood 1990 22 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.70%
8 ?That sweet fruit note persists. Mango coulis, more runny honey, peaches and cream. It has an almost liqueur like cling to the palate. Vanilla and nutmeg.

Great Lakes Distillery Pumpkin Seasonal Spirit
Liqueur - U.S.A. - 45.00%
6 ?Not unpleasant, but just too far removed from the (already vastly cavernous) flavour profile whisky has.

Kilchmoman Machir Bay Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 ?You'll be in seventh heaven if a deep bog floats your boat.

Mackmyra Moment Mareld
Single Malt - Sweden - 52.20%
8 ? Intriguing and well worth giving this some serious attention.

Mackmyra Moment Morgondagg
Single Malt - Sweden - 51.10%
4 ?Hard to pin this one down. One moment, it's all Kentucky's finest. Next it wants to head to Jerez. I'm intrigued…

Mackmyra Special 10
Single Malt - Sweden - 51.10%
7 ?Not unpleasant, but not without fault either. An enigma this one.

Mackmyra Svensk Rok
Single Malt - Sweden - 48.10%
7 ?Absolutely filthy (in a good way), this - like doing a bog swim without a snorkel.

Paul John Brilliance
Single Malt - India - 46.00%
8 ?If this was a Bond movie, it would be Quantum Of Solace. Very manly, a little brutal in places but bloody difficult to understand.

Paul John Edited
Single Malt - India - 46.00%
7 ?Solid enough, with a nice peaty backbone to it.

Talisker Dark Storm
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
8 ?Potent, yet inviting, this has plenty going on to keep the keenest of palates entertained with it.

Tamdhu 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 ?Not a big hitter or EXTREME, but who cares. Sometimes it's nice to be a little gem.

Teerenpeli Distiller's Choice
Single Malt - Finland - 43.00%
8 ?More Dramboree than Jamboree, me thinks. Very nice indeed.

Tomintoul Vintage Sherry Cask 1977
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.90%
7 ?Fairly lightweight, with a couple of decent Tapas-influenced twists.

Wemyss Vintage Malts Apple Pastry 1991
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 ?Nothing wrong with this, perhaps a little dry for my tastes, but has some interesting top notes to explore.

Wemyss Vintage Malts Salted Caramel
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 ?Doesn't sing out as loudly as one would hope for - it's certainly pleasant, but not hugely exciting.

Wemyss Vintage Malts Salted Caramel
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 ?Bold, spicy and peppery with a dynamic dry smoke. Anyone fancy a Jalfrezi?

Wemyss Vintage Malts Salted Caramel
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 ?Doesn't sing out as loudly as one would hope for - it's certainly pleasant, but not hugely exciting.

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