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Whisky Magazine Issue 124

Whisky Magazine Issue 124

Whisky Magazine Issue 124

In this issue - David Beckham Interview, Battle of the Blends, Ardbeg Distillery, Japan focus

Published December 2014

Managing Editor's word
Not joined up The ongoing quest for co-operation

December 2014, Issue 124, page 3

Insight
The Isle of Harris Distillery

December 2014, Issue 124, page 6

Events
Events

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

Craft Wars
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

Supernova Interstellar
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

Seoul Searching
Joshua gives us an introduciton to South Korea's bar scene

December 2014, Issue 124, page 53

Maturation marvels
The spirit of wood and the beauty of diversity

December 2014, Issue 124, page 58

Mushroom foraging
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

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 Could you give me some advice regarding a bottle of The Mac...

December 2014, Issue 124, page 82

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Michter's US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.70%
8 A superb dram with an intriguing oak character.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

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.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Cù Bòcan Cherry Cask
- Scotland - 46.00%
8 Lovely nose. The oak has its wicked way with the palate.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Elijah Craig Single Barrel 23 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 Well, this certainly doesn't lack personality!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

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.

anCnoc Cutter
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 ery harmonious. The dense, fruitiness of the spirit gives it weight and it's not one dimensional.

Ardbeg Kildalton
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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