So close... Yet so far
A visit to Royal Lochnagar; not that far from Balmoral
July 2015, Issue 129, page 3
World Cup Fever
William Grant & Sons announce sponsorship at Rugby World Cup
July 2015, Issue 129, page 6
Whiskey Live Dublin
July 2015, Issue 129, page 9
Snakes and Ladders
The complexity of flavours
July 2015, Issue 129, page 11
The news is booze
July 2015, Issue 129, page 12
A Drinker's Guide to Germany
Uncovering a country fascinated by whisky
July 2015, Issue 129, page 15
In the Fiefdom of Fife
Let the spirit flow at Kingsbarns and Eden Mill
July 2015, Issue 129, page 19
New Dawn, New Make
What happens when the spirit leaves the safe
July 2015, Issue 129, page 24
The Spirit of Scotland
An overview of the Scotch whisky industry today
July 2015, Issue 129, page 28
The Myth, The Mafia and The Magic
Edradour, one of the last ‘farm distilleries'
July 2015, Issue 129, page 34
It's Coming to Fruition
The Battle of the Blends round five
July 2015, Issue 129, page 38
Because blended grains make finer whisky
July 2015, Issue 129, page 42
One of America's unique single malt whiskies
July 2015, Issue 129, page 48
Book Search or Book Surge?
That's the question!
July 2015, Issue 129, page 52
Turnbull Hutton: 19 June 1946 – 5 April 2015
Sorely missed but never forgotten
July 2015, Issue 129, page 57
The big brands focus on India
July 2015, Issue 129, page 60
USA Whiskey Today
Liza gives a rundown on the state of the industry today
July 2015, Issue 129, page 65
Non-Regulated vs. Regulated
American whiskey terms
July 2015, Issue 129, page 70
The Single Oak Project
Separating the wood from the trees
July 2015, Issue 129, page 74
Where are distillers getting their grains?
July 2015, Issue 129, page 78
The Softer Side of Whisky
Let the grain take the strain
July 2015, Issue 129, page 82
The Big Grill
Cooking up a Barbie
July 2015, Issue 129, page 84
Great Summer Reads
Some of the best whisky books recently published
July 2015, Issue 129, page 101
What's Your Flavour
From vanilla to hazelnuts, the choice is varied
July 2015, Issue 129, page 102
Buried in a Whisky Book
Jonny turns over a new page with some novel whiskies
July 2015, Issue 129, page 103
Speculate to Accumulate
July 2015, Issue 129, page 104
Ask the Expert
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Four Roses Small Batch
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00% 9 Wonderfully mature and quite subtle.
Berrys' Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2000, Glengoyne, Cask #1073
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Now that's what I call a breakfast malt. I think I'll have it with my honey nut cornflakes!
Glen Moray Elgin Classic Peated
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Oh yes, that's the business! A delightful whisky with just the right amount of peat.
Laphroaig 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 9 That is a fine old Islay malt. Beautifully mature but still alive and kicking.
Mackmyra Moment Vintage
Single Malt - Sweden - 48.60% 8 Wonderfully intense. Comes across like a multi-grain barley / rye whisky. A drop of water takes off the edge.
Michter's Barrel Strength Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 54.00% 9 An example of fine American spirit.
Single Malt - Scotland - 64.00% 8 If George T. Stagg was peated then it would probably be like this.
Smögen Svensk Single Malt Sherry Project 1:2
Single Malt - Sweden - 55.70% 8 Who says peat and sherry don't mix? A stunning whisky, with or without water.
The Glenturret 28 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.50% 9 Its maturity is obvious from the onset, the citrus notes give it a lovely vibrancy.
Westward Oregon Malt Whiskey Single Barrel
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 Young but plenty of character. The alcohol is a touch aggressive but it does balance the sweetness.
601 Bourbon Small Batch
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.20% 7 A pleasant, easy-going whiskey.
Glencadam 17 Years Old Triple Cask Portwood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 A lovely, robust, mouth-filling malt with an impressive finish.
Grant's Blended Scotch Whisky Signature
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 8 It comes across as a well put together blended whisky with a high malt content.
Label 5 Blended Scotch Whisky Classic Black
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Appears to be a grain heavy blended whisky with the peated malt punching above its weight. However it's an enjoyable, unpretentious dram.
Rock Oyster Small Batch Release
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.80% 8 Although not hugely complex, the higher degree of alcohol means that its straightforward character is amplified.
That Boutique-y Whisky Company Ledaig Batch 2
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.50% 8 The distillery character here is unmistakable! However there are just enough other elements to balance.
The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 4
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.70% 8 Is this an American in sheep's tartan? More than likely it's been aged in heavily charred first fill American oak.
Tomatin Cask Strength Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.50% 7 It has its plus points and its minus points. I would avoid diluting it though!
Tullibardine 228 Burgundy Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Not the most complex of malts on the planet but the balance and the finish are quite impressive.
Wemyss Vintage Malts Caribbean Crème
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 The oak was a bit too dominant on the nose, however the palate is beautifully balanced.
WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Old World Series: Madeira Finish
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 Although the alcohol balances the sweetness, I think it's one for those of you with a sweet tooth!
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