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Whisky Magazine Issue 125

Whisky Magazine Issue 125

Whisky Magazine Issue 125

In this issue - Sláinte to Irish Whiskey, Icons of Whisky Rest of World, Bourbon, Travel Retail Glenmorangie

Published January 2015

Managing Editor's Word
Edinburgh Rocks Scottish hospitality at its best

January 2015, Issue 125, page 3

Insight
Firing up a Titan

January 2015, Issue 125, page 6

Whisky Magazine Photo Challenge
Fully focused

January 2015, Issue 125, page 8

Events
Events

January 2015, Issue 125, page 9

Is Scotch on the rocks?
It's time for some sober reflection

January 2015, Issue 125, page 11

Up for auction
How a bottle of Henry McKenna went for a song

January 2015, Issue 125, page 13

Casking in the Glory
The Battle of the Blends, Round One

January 2015, Issue 125, page 18

The Emerald Isle and the Mountains of Mourne
A roundup of Irish whiskey

January 2015, Issue 125, page 20

Copper Bottomed Solutions
Ian takes a detailed look at the workings of a pot still

January 2015, Issue 125, page 26

Smooth Ambler: The Curators
Sourcing whiskey in the Allegany mountains

January 2015, Issue 125, page 28

Bourbon Marches On
Liza gives us a roundup of the bourbon scene in USA today

January 2015, Issue 125, page 31

Whisky and the Environment
The seeking of a sustainable strategy

January 2015, Issue 125, page 36

The Lakes Distillery: Cumbria's Sprinkling Tarn
It's full spirit ahead for the Lakes Distillery

January 2015, Issue 125, page 38

In Washington, W is for Whiskey
When Craft Distilleries Come of Age

January 2015, Issue 125, page 42

Whisky Memorabilia
Collecting beyond the bottle

January 2015, Issue 125, page 46

The Art of Whisky's Sixth Continent
Glenmorangie and the importance of travel retail

January 2015, Issue 125, page 52

Rye's In Trend
The comeback of the original American whiskey

January 2015, Issue 125, page 56

It's Not All About the Takeaway
A flavour course in Indian cookery

January 2015, Issue 125, page 58

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

January 2015, Issue 125, page 77

Fine Wines and Spirits from DFS
Joe showcases some rare whiskies available at Changi airport

January 2015, Issue 125, page 78

Those Rare Irish Whiskies
Jonny McCormick chooses four of the best

January 2015, Issue 125, page 79

The Man Who Sold Haig Club
Jonny on auction watch

January 2015, Issue 125, 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

January 2015, Issue 125, page 82

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Colkegan Single Malt Whiskey
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 46.00%
9 Like walking into a French pâtisserie in a small rural Gascony village.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Cutty Sark 33 Years Old Art Deco
Blended - Scotland - 41.70%
9 Rum baba in a glass, a stand out whisky in this flight

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glen Moray Elgin Classic Port Cask Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Three seasons in a pine forest in a glass. A really attractive whisky which is unctuous and juicy. Well done.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glenmorangie Duthac
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A really lovely whisky giving Christmas punch, spices and honey. A distilled mead.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Stagg Jr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 0.00%
8 The perfect Old Fashioned whiskey? Na, just give me this one neat and a dime for the juke box in the corner.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.70%
8 Like a beautiful and entertaining tapestry. A work of art.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Auchentoshan American Oak
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Is this a sweet Blanc du Blanc?

anCnoc Distilled 2000
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Sweet like confectioner's custard. MacDonald's ice cream Sunday with raspberry sauce.

Ballechin Single Malt 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A big ploughing workhouse. Not a showjumper prancing about but a direct beast that does a job.

Bunnahabhain Ceòbanach
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.30%
7 This could do with much longer in the cask before being let out into the world. Makes me hope bottle-aging exists.

Compass Box Whisky Great Kind Street
Blended - Scotland - 43.00%
7 This is a pick'n'mix whisky, a bit rancio on the finish but there are some sweet moments if you look for them.

Glengoyne 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 The whisky for a mason; lots of structure, stone and hard work.

Gouden Carolus Belgian Single Malt Whisky
Single Malt - Belgium - 46.00%
7 For me, this maybe needs a little more thought to develop into a well rounded whisky.

Grand Traverse Distillery Ole George Straight Rye Whiskey
Rye - U.S.A. - 46.50%
7 Could be used as a cocktail ingredient. Like it has been matured in Swedish Sauna Pine Wood.

Label 5 Blended Scotch Whisky Gold Heritage
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 This is afternoon tea. Not quite at the poshest restaurant in town, but the one next door. Slightly cheaper, no waiting time but equally as good.

Old Pulteney Navigator
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Almost like a ginger wine, this would make a great rusty nail.

Smögen Svensk Single Malt Primör
Single Malt - Sweden - 63.70%
7 A velvet tracksuit. Not a three piece suit. Smooth and silky.

Springbank Cask Strength 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.30%
7 This one is not really to my taste.

The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Like walking down the baking aisle in a supermarket the week after Great British Bake Off

Van Brunt Stillhouse Rye Whiskey Lot #4 Small Batch
Rye - U.S.A. - 40.00%
7 This is not to my taste...so onward to the next one.

Wemyss Vintage Malts Velvet Fig
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Gives sweet tones and probably would go down well doused with ice.

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