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Whisky Magazine Issue 123

Whisky Magazine Issue 123

Whisky Magazine Issue 123

In this issue - The World of Aberfeldy, Great Southern Distillery, Knockdhu Distillery, Icons of Whisky America

Published October 2014

The Road to Bangalore
Bagpipes and haggis...where else but India

October 2014, Issue 123, page 3

The Phoenix of Tullamore
Sixty years after the original distillery closed its doors, whiskey making has returned to the town of Tullamore

October 2014, Issue 123, page 6

Whisky Live
Whisky Live Sandton, The Hague and London

October 2014, Issue 123, page 9

A Phoenix Arising from the Peat
Dave attends the opening of Tullamore D.E.W. new distillery

October 2014, Issue 123, page 11

A Grading System For Whiskey
The good, the great and exceptional bourbon labels

October 2014, Issue 123, page 12

The Miniature World of Whiskies
Neil examines the industry's purpose in sending these out

October 2014, Issue 123, page 14

Icons of Whisky America Results
Celebrating the finest people and places in the whisky industry

October 2014, Issue 123, page 16

Australian Odyssey
A Learjet fantasy flight

October 2014, Issue 123, page 19

It's all Academic
Back to the classroom at The Irish Whiskey Academy

October 2014, Issue 123, page 25

The Rye Flavour Profile
We look at the opportunities and challenges of distilling with rye

October 2014, Issue 123, page 28

Dewar's World of Whisky
Times are a changing for these centuries old distilleries

October 2014, Issue 123, page 32

A Truffle with a Twist
Chocolate making in the Highlands

October 2014, Issue 123, page 36

Great Southern: Into the Great Unknown
Seáneen takes a tour of Western Australia's only whisky distillery

October 2014, Issue 123, page 39

River Deep Mountain High
Hans Offringa takes us hill walking this time, in the twelfth and last episode of our label series

October 2014, Issue 123, page 42

It's All in the Mix
The Compass Box Blending School

October 2014, Issue 123, page 44

Highway to Heaven
Duck island and the 66 Gilead Distillery

October 2014, Issue 123, page 47

Knockdhu: Expressions of Sheer Peat
Shining the light on a hidden gem – Knockdhu

October 2014, Issue 123, page 50

The Charleston Beat
It's all about the rhythm and a time to dance

October 2014, Issue 123, page 53

Tasmania, From the Glass to the Plate
Dégustation with Martine at Nant Distillery

October 2014, Issue 123, page 60

What's New on the Shelf
What's coming up in the whisky book world

October 2014, Issue 123, page 77

What's in a Name?
Diageo and The Explorers' Club Collection

October 2014, Issue 123, page 78

It's All in the Prime Number
Jonny recommends four great age statement whiskies

October 2014, Issue 123, page 79

Karuizawa Overtakes Ardbeg
Jonny on auction watch

October 2014, Issue 123, 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

October 2014, Issue 123, page 82

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Glengoyne 25 Years Old Highland Single Malt
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00%
8 It feels old but not fragile.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ardbeg Supernova Committee Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.00%
8 A big boy bruiser with a tender heart.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glendronach Tawny Port Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Elegant, feminine and flirtatious. Gives you the wink and easy to drink.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Kilchoman, Abbey Whisky Exclusive 2009 PX Finish Single Cask Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.30%
8 A huge big bruiser - quite a showstopper!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Glenrothes Sherry Cask Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Sultry and brooding. Katharine Hepburn in a glass.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Malts Single Cask Release Lemon Cheesecake
Single Grain - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Tender hearted and loveable. Delicious.

291 Bad Boy Colorado Bourbon Whiskey Aspen Stave Finished
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.00%
8 A slight disconnect between nose and palate but give it time.

Balblair Highland Single Malt 1999 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A gentle personality and a crowd pleaser.

Corsair Ryemageddon
Rye - U.S.A. - 46.00%
8 Assertive, the spirit isn't being pushed around by the oak.

Elmer T. Lee Commemorative Edition
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 46.50%
8 Upfront, in your face and hard to dislike. If Dolly Parton was a whisky – it's this!

Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch 2014 Release
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 60.00%
8 A complex weave, this takes water and time to unravel.

Glenmorangie Dornoch
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 This whispers in your ear and draws you in – very restrained and sophisticated.

Grand Traverse Distillery Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 46.00%
8 Curious – it was more like a liqueur than a whisky.

Hellyers Road Distillery Tasmania Original 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Australia - 46.20%
8 Exceedingly good but don't leave it for too long.

Highland Park Dark Origins
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.80%
7 The sherry masks more subtle flavours so it feels a little one-dimensional.

K5 Himalayan Whisky
Blended - Bhutan - 40.00%
7 A little lacking and thin, perhaps it was too young.

PUNI ALBA Acquavite di Cereali
Single Malt - Italy - 43.00%
7 Great nose but a little unforgiving for my palate.

Spirit of Freedom 30 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A good early evening dram.

Spirit of Hven Seven Stars Single Malt Whisky
Single Malt - Sweden - 45.00%
8 This was like being coddled in a tweed blanket, warming and reassuring.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Glen Grant Batch 1
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.10%
8 A slippery one and difficult to get to grips with, I kept changing my mind.

The Maltman Ben Nevis 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.50%
7 Classic and classy - I preferred it neat.

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