Judged by Association
Rob finds a craft distilling scene bursting with stunning spirits
March 2014, Issue 118, page 3
A Kuschty moment in time
Is rye whisky about to hit the big time? Dave thinks it certainly is...
March 2014, Issue 118, page 9
Dave is a freelance writer and contributor to Whisky Magazine
March 2014, Issue 118, page 10
Broom sweeps neat whisky out of the door
March 2014, Issue 118, page 12
The New Story on Whiskey Row
Dave Waddelkl finds a visitor centre with a twist
March 2014, Issue 118, page 20
More casks are required
March 2014, Issue 118, page 26
A Rich Heritage
Small and perfectly formed, we visit the new Perthshire distillery
March 2014, Issue 118, page 30
A whisky trip from source to bay
Following the course of the Spey
March 2014, Issue 118, page 34
Let the whisky speak
Our man follows craft distiller Chip Tate on a mission to Scotland
March 2014, Issue 118, page 38
Lets go nuts
There is a whole world of nuts out there
March 2014, Issue 118, page 44
The Esssence of Speyside
Our man looks to East Speyside for inspiration
March 2014, Issue 118, page 46
We delve into another whisky laden tome
March 2014, Issue 118, page 61
The year that was 2013
We reflect on a year in the auction house
March 2014, Issue 118, page 62
Record Breaking Macallan
Raising the bar at auction
March 2014, Issue 118, page 64
Ask the Expert
Questions and answers
March 2014, Issue 118, page 66
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00% 8 A lovely dram, brightening like the promise of a warm summer.
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 Either a young whisky or a whisky matured in a tired cask. Not unpleasant but too thin. I can imagine it in a granité or as a thirst quencher in summer with lots of ice.
Compass Box Whisky The General
Blended - Scotland - 53.40% 8 All the components of an old fellow. The ideal after - dinner dram.
Discovery Road Four Lions
Single Malt - England - 46.00% A burning feel. Alcohol is not well mastered. And that oily note is not pleasant.
Discovery Road Smile
Rye - Netherlands - 46.00% 4 An aromatic whisky, with a full fruity character. Very well structured.
Evans Williams Single Barrel 2004
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30% 8 An old Bourbon? The nose is very interesting. The palate maybe a little behind. Avoid water.
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 4 A well balanced sherry whisky. I prefer the palate to the nose with this.
HIghland Park Freya
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.20% 8 A classic Bourbon cask maturation. Refreshing and satisfying. A good springtime malt to enjoy with smoked salmon.
Hudson Maple Cask Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 46.00% 7 The nose is floral to start with then shifting to that fish oil note which disappears at times. The palate is completely different, certainly wood driven.
Johnnie Walker The Royal Route
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Not unpleasant but not much character. And that cereal sweetness is cloying.
Rock Town Arkansas
Rye - U.S.A. - 46.00% 7 Difficult to class this sample in the whisky category. Some odd maturation and/or finish? Too bitter for my palate.
Slyrs Sherry Edition No.1
Single Malt - Netherlands - 46.00% 7 An autumnal dram with a good uplifting profile. Refreshing and lively. Fruit and oak elegantly mingle. I would avoid water.
Slyrs Sherry Edition No.1
Single Malt - Netherlands - 46.00% 7 This whisky needs time to fully express itself. Oak is prevailing which makes the whisky unbalanced.
That Boutique-y Whisky Company Bunnahabhain
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 The palate does not deliver as much as the nose. Lacks character
That Boutique-y Whisky Company Dailuaine
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.50% 7 Quite an unusual taste. Fresh and surprisingly sweet.
The Singleton of Glen Ord Trinité
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.00% 7 A well balanced dram.
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