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Whisky Magazine Issue 119

Whisky Magazine Issue 119

Whisky Magazine Issue 119

In this issue - Glen Garioch, Urban Bourbon Trail, France Focus

Published April 2014

Farewell and Welcome
After nine years at the helm our Editor moves on to pastures new

April 2014, Issue 119, page 3

Whisky Books Galore
Higlight some of the best whisky books for your shelves

April 2014, Issue 119, page 9

Noise annoys
Turn down the volume and listen to the world

April 2014, Issue 119, page 11

No more flavoured whiskey
Fred looks at the ever increasing demand for line extensions

April 2014, Issue 119, page 12

The silence of the drams
Which way will Scotland turn?

April 2014, Issue 119, page 14

Down Under
Adventures in Tasmania

April 2014, Issue 119, page 18

Take the road less travelled
We visit a distillery named after a famous explorer of 1825, Henri Hellyer

April 2014, Issue 119, page 22

The Whisky Trail
Annabel Meikle recounts her ancestors voyage to South Africa in 1869

April 2014, Issue 119, page 26

A survivor
Our man visits one of ‘Scotland's oldest distilleries'

April 2014, Issue 119, page 30

Dunnage versus racking
We investigate the difference between these two methods of aging

April 2014, Issue 119, page 34

Birds of a feather
A look at how our feathered friends appear on the labels

April 2014, Issue 119, page 36

For the love of it
The influence on aging of key warehousing conditions

April 2014, Issue 119, page 38

Whisky Made in France
Distilleries with diversity

April 2014, Issue 119, page 44

Traditions pride and whisky
We find the best bars in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island

April 2014, Issue 119, page 48

The Urban Bourbon trail
The Bourbon guide to Louisville

April 2014, Issue 119, page 53

Springtime in a glass
Our man delves into how to enjoy your cocktail in relation to climate

April 2014, Issue 119, page 58

On the pig's back
L. Mulligan Grocer's culinary director pairs heritage rare breed pork and whiskey

April 2014, Issue 119, page 60

Minette Walters
The Shape of Snakes.... Snakes come in a very wide variety of shapes

April 2014, Issue 119, page 77

Traveller only club
Bowmore refreshes their travel retail range

April 2014, Issue 119, page 78

The Editor's choice
Four Jekyll & Hyde Bottlings

April 2014, Issue 119, page 79

Online whisky record
Johnnie Walker 1805 bottle reaches £17,000

April 2014, Issue 119, page 80

Ask the expert
I am a great fan of single malt Scotch whisky and I have tried to visit every distillery in Scotland. My passion comes from a visit to Bowmore distillery when I met Jim McEwan. Since that time, I ha...

April 2014, Issue 119, page 82

Auchentoshan 1975
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.60%
8 A beautiful and delicate aperitif. Take your time with this - it deserves it.

Bushmills Irish Honey
Liqueur - Republic of Ireland - 35.00%
7 There was too much of the confectionary sweetness for my taste, but I can see that you would like this as an alternative to a liqueur.

Cardhu Amber Rock
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 I found there was not enough connection between the nose and the taste. It loses its way with water - better neat.

Dark Horse Alberta Premium
Blended - Canada - 45.00%
8 Deliciously sweet, bagfuls of pudding.

Dark Horse Renunion Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 44.50%
8 I found this slightly strange but I like it.

Dark Horse Reserve Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 44.50%
7 I could see this in a cocktail to counter the sharpness with some sweetness.

Edradour 2006 Oloroso Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.20%
8 This begs for water, so add carefully. A wonderful nose.

Elements of Islay BW3
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.60%
8 Cracking. Takes you to Islay in a heartbeat.

Forty Creek Heart Of Gold
Blended - Canada - 43.00%
8 I loved this for the subtle and delicious flavours. Masterly

Kilchoman Bourbon Cask 2008
Single Malt - Scotland - 61.00%
8 The distillery character shouts from the rooftops - I spotted this a mile off.

Koval Four Grain
Grain - U.S.A. - 47.10%
7 Indulgent and slightly dangerous - delicious.

Master of Malt Ben Nevis 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.40%
8 This was a little edgy at first, but give it time and it softens up.

Signatory Clynelish 1995, 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.20%
8 A lovely balance of warmth and perfume, it feels older than its age.

Stranahan's “Snowflake” Mt. Silverheels
Non Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.00%
8 The initial nose is off putting but stick with it.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Aultmore Batch 3
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.20%
8 I was taken with how light this was, a lovely example.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Miltonduff
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.40%
8 Sophisticated and beautifully balanced. Be careful adding water.

The Famous Grouse 16 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Deceptively simple. Very easy drinking whisky

The Whisky Exchange Linkwood 16 Years Old Sherry Cask Retro Label
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.10%
9 This is a wonderful bottling. It has the suave and brooding character of Mr Fox in Jemima Puddleduck.

WhistlePig The Boss Hog
Rye - U.S.A. - 63.00%
7 I like the nose but the palate was too extreme.

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