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Whisky Magazine Issue 127

Whisky Magazine Issue 127

Whisky Magazine Issue 127

In this issue - A Focus on Speyside, Allt-á-Bhainne, Kentucky Visitor Centres, Golf and Whisky

Published April 2015

Spring Has Sprung
Mad as a March hare

April 2015, Issue 127, page 3

Famous Grouse Experience
Glenturret expands the knowlege bank of whisky

April 2015, Issue 127, page 6

Whisky Live
Whisky Live Warsaw

April 2015, Issue 127, page 7

The Scotch Event
Wibble wobble, wibble wobble, is there jelly on the plate?

April 2015, Issue 127, page 9

Drinkin' Like it's 1985
The phenomenon of ‘vintage' bottles of whisky

April 2015, Issue 127, page 11

Of Past, Present and Michter's
Can the historic Pennsylvania brand truly become a Kentucky distillery?

April 2015, Issue 127, page 12

The Urban Bourbon Trail
Fred hits the Kentucky Visitors Centres

April 2015, Issue 127, page 18

Let the grain take the strain
The Battle of the Blends Round Three

April 2015, Issue 127, page 26

Finishing off
It's all in the closure

April 2015, Issue 127, page 30

Forewarned and Forearmed
On the golf and whisky trail

April 2015, Issue 127, page 32

Spirits Galore
The Speyside Whisky Festival 30 April – 4 May 2015

April 2015, Issue 127, page 36

The Rivers of Iron
Whisky and the railways on Speyside

April 2015, Issue 127, page 44

Whisky Making at Altitude
Allt-á-Bhainne and Braeval's contribution to some of the world's best-selling blends

April 2015, Issue 127, page 49

Washbacks and Mashtuns
The noble art of vessel making

April 2015, Issue 127, page 51

Old School Kentucky
They make craft whiskey don't they?

April 2015, Issue 127, page 55

Unforgettable Classics
An intertwined relationship to history

April 2015, Issue 127, page 58

Dram-a-Queen
Whisky and a taste of India

April 2015, Issue 127, page 60

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

April 2015, Issue 127, page 77

Duty Free Show
IAADFS shows US travellers what they're missing

April 2015, Issue 127, page 78

Democratic Bottles
Jonny goes to the polls

April 2015, Issue 127, page 79

Battle of the Brands
Second round to Karuizawa

April 2015, Issue 127, 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

April 2015, Issue 127, page 82

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Talisker Skye
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
8 Seriously impressive. The combination of oils and soot stick to the palate.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ichiro's Malt Card Joker
Single Malt - Japan - 57.70%
8 Now this is how I like my sherry matured whiskies, with a bit of age and oxidation notes to add character.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Isle of Skye 21 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A beautiful, mature whisky

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Paul John Indian Single Malt Single Cask Peated #777
Single Malt - India - 59.20%
8 Like a dusty, mature Bowmore.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Vintage Malts Oysters With Lemon Pearls
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Hmmm... I think I'm having a When Sally Met Harry moment!

Ancient Mariner Tobermory 1996 Cask Number 349
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.10%
7 Not exactly my favoured style of whisky but it has fruit and sweetness to balance the ‘spirit' character.

anCnoc Distilled 1975
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.20%
8 It really comes alive on the finish as those spices kick in.

Berrys' Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1988 Littlemill Cask #33
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 It's an enjoyable aperitif style whisky. My only gripe is that the oak bites a little hard on the finish.

Black Mountain BM No2
Blended - France - 42.00%
7 A lovely malt, which runs out of steam a little on the palate. I would have liked to have seen a little more oak interaction.

Chivas Regal Extra Blended Scotch Whisky
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 The oak has the spirit in its vice-like grip!

Corsair Buck Yeah!
Pot Still - U.S.A. - 46.00%
8 Definitely left of centre. It has more than a passing resemblance to the Corsair Rasputin. For the record I love it!

Dunville's VR Old Irish Whiskey
Single Malt - Northern Ireland - 46.00%
8 Interesting! I don't think I have ever tasted a whisky with so much winey fruit.

Edradour The Fairy Flag 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Pleasant, complex malt with all the character derived from the sherry cask.

Glendalough 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Republic of Ireland - 46.00%
8 Now this is the sort of whisky that excites me. Complex and full of character. Has some unmalted barley been used here?

Mackmyra Midvinter
Single Malt - Sweden - 46.10%
8 An all-round lovely malt. An Irish rye whiskey perhaps?

Millstone The Whisky Exchange Exclusive Dutch Single Rye Whisky
Rye - Netherlands - 58.60%
8 Now that's an impressive oak monster. Like a high rye content American, but I don't think it is.

Redbreast Mano a Lámh
Pot Still - Republic of Ireland - 46.00%
8 I thought it was going to be a fairly simple grain whisky and then it sprang to life on the finish.

Skip Rock Rye Whiskey
Rye - U.S.A. - 43.00%
8 A fabulous nose. Maybe more time in the cask might have helped the palate.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Tobermory Batch 3
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.10%
8 A superbly balanced whisky.

The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 It's pleasant enough in an unassuming way. Although it does fill out on the palate I would have liked to have seen it bottled at 43 or 46%.

Van Brunt Stillhouse Rye Whiskey Lot #7 Small Batch
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 42.00%
7 It's another of those love / hate whiskies. Interesting!

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