Managing Editor's word
Not joined up The ongoing quest for co-operation
December 2014, Issue 124, page 3
The Isle of Harris Distillery
December 2014, Issue 124, page 6
December 2014, Issue 124, page 9
Whisky Magazine Photo Challenge
Dig out your cameras and polish your lenses
December 2014, Issue 124, page 10
Diageo says farewell to Busmills
Bushmills sold for a large shot of tequila
December 2014, Issue 124, page 13
Liza argues the case for making 'craft' nomenclature
December 2014, Issue 124, page 15
Let the blend begin
In the red corner Dave 'The Rummager' Broom and in and in the Blue corner Neil 'Copper Dog' Ridley
December 2014, Issue 124, page 20
The Spanish influence
José y Miguel Martin and Glenfarclas
December 2014, Issue 124, page 22
Join the club with a single grain
If I dont get rye whisky, well I think I will die
December 2014, Issue 124, page 26
Million dollar dram
Footballing legend David Beckham is the latest high profile celebrity to release a spirits brand, with his Haig Club
December 2014, Issue 124, page 32
The Orient Expression
Where spirits rule and tastes asunder
December 2014, Issue 124, page 36
Ardbeg and its journey through space
December 2014, Issue 124, page 40
Uisge Source – The final Cut
Is the provenance of water overlooked?
December 2014, Issue 124, page 50
Joshua gives us an introduciton to South Korea's bar scene
December 2014, Issue 124, page 53
The spirit of wood and the beauty of diversity
December 2014, Issue 124, page 58
How to get the best out of your fungi
December 2014, Issue 124, page 60
All booked up for your holidays
What's new in the whisky book world
December 2014, Issue 124, page 77
Tax free bonanza
Joe heads down to Cannes and highlights some absolute stonkers
December 2014, Issue 124, page 78
Festive limited editions
Jonny recommends four of the best
December 2014, Issue 124, page 79
The rise of Pappy Van Winkle
Jonny on auction watch
December 2014, Issue 124, page 80
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December 2014, Issue 124, page 82
Michter's US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.70% 8 A superb dram with an intriguing oak character.
Bowmore The Devil's Casks Second Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00% 8 Comments: Wow! Talk about a finish. I could still taste this the next day.
Cù Bòcan Cherry Cask
- Scotland - 46.00% 8 Lovely nose. The oak has its wicked way with the palate.
Elijah Craig Single Barrel 23 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 Well, this certainly doesn't lack personality!
GlenDronach Sauternes Cask Finish 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Simply stunning. Powerful, superbly balanced. A malt to savour.
Adnams Triple Grain Whisky No 2
Single Grain - England - 43.00% 7 Love the intensity of this. Not to everyone's taste, but if you love young, herbal rye whisky then it will be.
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 ery harmonious. The dense, fruitiness of the spirit gives it weight and it's not one dimensional.
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 If only the palate had the intensity of the nose and the finish, which is when it sprang to life!
Berrys' 1987 Bunnahabhain Cask #2728
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 Malts with this sort of industrial style need sweetness to balance. For me, it's not really there.
Collingwood Hand-crafted Blended Canadian Whisky
Blended - Canada - 40.00% 7 A grain whisky perhaps? The palate doesn't display the complexity of the nose due to the encroaching oak, but it's pleasant enough.
Edradour Straight from the Cask Port Wood Finish 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30% 7 So, no distillery character but a unique sherried dram.
Forty Creek Evolution
Blended - Canada - 43.00% 7 It feels like a moderately aged grain whisky which has succumbed to the oak.
Machrie Morr Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.40% 7 Neat, a real sinus clearing malt! Diluted, the oak grips a little too much.
Midleton Very Rare 2014
Blended - Republic of Ireland - 40.00% 7 All oak and no trousers!
Old Particular Caol Ila 13 Yaers Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.40% 7 Back end loaded with almost all of the character coming through on the finish.
Old Pulteney 1990 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 A complex malt with the American and European oak spirit working in harmony.
Teeling Whiskey Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Single Malt - Republic of Ireland - 46.00% 7 Tell me why I don't like rhubarb?
Triticale Whiskey A Rye Wheat Hybrid
Rye - U.S.A. - 44.00% 7 A lovely, complex nose but the oak gipped the palate a little too much.
Tullamore D.E.W. Celebratory Phoenix Single Batch
Blended - Republic of Ireland - 55.00% 8 What is this? An Irish pot still whiskey aged in French oak. Either way, it's gorgeous!
Wemyss Vintage Malts Loch Indaal Catch
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Stunningly mature. There may be a wrinkle or two, but wrinkles come with age!
Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Sonoma-Cutter Pinot Noir Finish
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20% 8 I was expecting a lot more for the palate given that very complex nose.
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