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Whisky Magazine Issue 120

Whisky Magazine Issue 120

Whisky Magazine Issue 120

In this issue - The Flavour of Islay and Jura, The Sazerac Trail, London Bars Guide, Bruichladdich

Published June 2014

All change on the whisky front
New vistas, new challenges and new horizons

June 2014, Issue 120, page 3

Drink whiskey with the Barrelman
Old Jameson Distillery

June 2014, Issue 120, page 6

Whisky Live
Whisky Live San Francisco Saturday 30th – Sunday 31st August 2014 If more bagpipes, more history, more kilts and more haggis is what is desired to expand your next whisky tasting, then jo...

June 2014, Issue 120, page 8

Recalibration - The explanation
Dave takes a look at the fuure for grain whisky

June 2014, Issue 120, page 11

The Bourbon Affair
Fred makes a plea for the Bourbon community to work together

June 2014, Issue 120, page 12

Whisky Island
The "Queen of the Hebrides" has a lot to offer

June 2014, Issue 120, page 14

Allocation of 'The Laddie'
Autres temps, autres mœurs. Times are a changing for the new French owners of Bruichladdich

June 2014, Issue 120, page 22

Strategic Location
How Islay distilleries contributed to the war effort

June 2014, Issue 120, page 26

Jura and George Orwell
Two stories running in tandem

June 2014, Issue 120, page 32

Hold on to Your Horses
Join Hans Offringa on the racetrack and beyond in our series about old and interesting whisky labels

June 2014, Issue 120, page 36

The Mashman Commeth
A look at different types of mash tun and how each accomplishes the job of mashing

June 2014, Issue 120, page 38

New Orleans signature cocktail
Our intrepid reporters go in search of The Sazerac Trail

June 2014, Issue 120, page 41

Out of the shadows
Our man picks his top five Canadian whiskies knocking at the door

June 2014, Issue 120, page 48

Bars Guide: London
Capital investment. Let Neil Ridley take you through the bars of London

June 2014, Issue 120, page 51

Provenance and perception
Our man looks at the strength and allure of brands

June 2014, Issue 120, page 58

Up in Smoke
Seáneen Sullivan shares a recipe for smoking your own salmon at home

June 2014, Issue 120, page 60

Charles Carter... illusionist
Now you see him, now you don't

June 2014, Issue 120, page 77

The Glenlivet & the bootmaker
The launch of Nàdurra Oloroso

June 2014, Issue 120, page 78

The Editor's Choice
Four Isle of Jura bottlings

June 2014, Issue 120, page 79

Thor for the Day
Highland Park's 'Norse God' whiskies make good investment

June 2014, Issue 120, page 80

Ask the expert
Send your questions to editorial@whiskymag.com or by post to: Q&A, Whisky Magazine, St Faiths House, Mountergate, Norwich, England, NR1 1PY

June 2014, Issue 120, page 82

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Master of Malt Speyside 60 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.20%
9 Flavours like these are the reason wood maturation was invented. Excellent stuff.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Abbey Whisky Ben Nevis, 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.00%
8 This is the Rolling Stones of whisky; nothing without the wood turned up loud! A very well aged liquid which is big and fruity once the air gets to it.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ardbeg Auriverdes
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.90%
8 Some people make peaty whisky, others try to. On this offering, these guys are the former, not the latter.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glendronach Special Cask,1993
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.10%
8 Probably a little too long in cask, but if seriously mature whisky is your bag, you'll love this.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Reference Series Reference Series III
Blended Malt - Scotland - 47.50%
8 Warm waffles drizzled in runny honey. Excellent stuff.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Highland Park
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.70%
9 A fruity little number, which is well balanced with enough earthy tones to play well with the flighty fruits. Yum!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Malts 1997, The Bosun's Dram
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Very sweet, peaty but drinkable.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Caol Ila
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
8 An easy drinking peaty offering which could lead to an empty bottle pretty quickly.

Bowen's Whiskey Small Batch, Handcrafted American Whiskey
Non Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 Despite being quaffable, this seems like a work in progress, which needs a little more time in the cask to allow the spirit to balance out a touch more.

Girvan Patent Still Single Grain 25 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 42.00%
8 Leaves the taste of a handful of Jelly Belly jelly beans in the mouth.

Girvan Patent Still Single Grain 30 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 42.00%
7 Oddly balanced, I can't work out if I'd mix this or drink it neat. The latter shouts louder, but only just.

Girvan Patent Still Single Grain No.4 Apps
Single Grain - Scotland - 42.00%
8 Perfect to be making a long drink with. Pass me the ice, slice and soda. Not one for nosing and cradling, but for pouring, mixing and quaffing!

Glenglassaugh Torfa
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 A warm peaty dram for a wet spring evening.

Jack Daniel's Resed Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 40.00%
7 Cunningly released at the same time as the new Coldplay album, this is easy drinking to compliment easy listening.

Reference Series Reference Series I
Blended Malt - Scotland - 47.50%
7 Like a smoked margarita.

Reference Series Reference Series II
Blended Malt - Scotland - 47.50%
8 Nice and rich, but (like us all) it could be richer.

Tomatin Cù Bòcan, 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.20%
8 Rather delicious. A good, strong peaty offering with real personality.

Wemyss Malts 2002, Lead on Macduff
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 “Sweet Like Tropicana” in the words of the popular rap artist Dizzee Rascal.

Wemyss Vintage Malts 1998, Lemon Zest
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Round, sweet and well balanced. Like a packet of Starburst sweets.

Wemyss Vintage Malts 2001, Peat Smoked Herring
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 I'll take a case. Lovely stuff.

Wemyss Vintage Malts Lord Elcho
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 The air the day after a hippy festival leaves town. Scented and earthy.

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