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Whisky Magazine Issue 133

Whisky Magazine Issue 133

Whisky Magazine Issue 133

In this issue - The Irish West Coast Trail, Tullibardine Distillery, Bourbon Pot Stills, Westland Distillery

Published January 2016

It's a New Year
Cranking up is proving difficult

January 2016, Issue 133, page 3

Stauning Funding
Diageo invests £10 million in Danish distillery

January 2016, Issue 133, page 6

Whisky Live
Whisky Live Cape Town

January 2016, Issue 133, page 8

January Bleakness Leads To...
Some whisky predictions for 2016

January 2016, Issue 133, page 11

Gone Fishin'
A Bourbon Affair Experience

January 2016, Issue 133, page 13

The Wild Atlantic Way
From Mazin Head to Malin Head

January 2016, Issue 133, page 18

Wort + Yeast = Wash
The importance of fermentation

January 2016, Issue 133, page 24

A Highland Queen
A Custodian Collection from Tullibardine

January 2016, Issue 133, page 29

American Peat Matters
Westland Distillery and volumes of smoke

January 2016, Issue 133, page 32

The Zagatti Collection
How one man's ‘vision' has been saved for the nation

January 2016, Issue 133, page 36

A Flavour Profile
We look at the range of flavours malt whisky offers, and ask how they develop and interact

January 2016, Issue 133, page 38

The Magnificent Seven – Part Two
Neil Ridley reflects on some of the most memorable world whiskies he has enjoyed in the past

January 2016, Issue 133, page 44

Pot Still Bourbons
Distillation of a different kind

January 2016, Issue 133, page 48

The Voice-o-Graph
There's a vinyl revolution in the air

January 2016, Issue 133, page 51

The Art of Craft
It's all in the spirit of MGP

January 2016, Issue 133, page 55

Cocktails Around the World
New Orleans, Louisiana... ‘The Big Easy'

January 2016, Issue 133, page 58

An Alternative Burns Night
Some twists on the traditional supper

January 2016, Issue 133, page 60

Bookcase Focus
Recently published whisky related books

January 2016, Issue 133, page 77

The World of Duty Free
A brand new outlet for Edinburgh airport

January 2016, Issue 133, page 78

Karuizawa Reaches Number One
It's taken nine years for The Macallan to be toppled

January 2016, Issue 133, 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 2016, Issue 133, page 82

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

John E. Fitzgerald Very Special Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
9 Monstrous but elegant and complex. What would it have been like at cask strength?!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1996, North British, Cask #224766
Single Grain - Scotland - 56.80%
8 Now, there's a full-bodied grain. If you are still not convinced by great Scottish grain, then buy this!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glen Moray 25 Years Old Port Cask Finish, Batch 3
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Evocative and succulent. A beautifully balanced refill sherry matured dram.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glenmorangie A Midwinter Night's Dram
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 I can't say I'm getting much Highland character here, but as sherry monsters go, it's ok.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lombard Single Malt Glen Keith 1985
Single Malt - Scotland - 41.90%
8 A lovely mature malt which skilfully blends maturity and freshness.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Master of Malt (Single Cask Series) Paul John 6 Years Old
Single Malt - India - 59.70%
9 Absolutely stunning. If this is the distillery I think it is, it continues to impress me with its releases.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Midleton Dair Ghaelach
Pot Still - Republic of Ireland - 58.10%
8 It displays both youthful and mature-ish notes. One thing it definitely doesn't lack is oak though!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Royal Brackla 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Gentle and mature. The perfect dram, to unwind after a hard day at the office!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The GlenDronach Peated
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A textbook example of how to use peat without swamping the character of the spirit.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Yellow Rose Blended Whiskey
Blended - U.S.A. - 40.00%
8 I liked the nose but the palate was a little sweet and simplistic.

Ben Nevis White Port Pipe Cask 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30%
8 Classy and blemish free but, as I've said before, this isn't my preferred type of whisky.

Compass Box Flaming Heart
Blended Malt - Scotland - 48.90%
8 As a whisky it's very enjoyable; however as a blend I feel the peated component is too dominant.

Craigellachie 23 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A seriously complex and classy malt. Can I have some more please Mr Distillery Manager!

Deerstalker Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Blended Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A good blend showing plenty of Highland character.

Edinburgh Whisky Library Collection Highland Park
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 An impressive spirit but far too perfumed for more than one glass.

Hamiltons Lowland Single Grain
Single Grain - Scotland - 40.00%
7 It could almost pass for an oak aged gin!

High West American Prairie Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 46.00%
8 The nose is possibly too subtle and the palate simplistic, but it really comes alive on the finish.

Nant Single Malt Whisky Sherry Wood Single Cask
Single Malt - Australia - 43.00%
7 A little raw beneath the oak, but if left longer in the cask the oak notes might possibly have become more drying and bitter.

The Quiet Man “An Fear Ciuin” 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Northern Ireland - 40.00%
8 Lots of potential for this Irish Whiskey.

The Tweedale 14 Years Old Blended Scotch
Blended - Scotland - 46.00%
8 From the nose I was expecting a grain heavy blend but the malt component pleasantly balances the grain on the palate.

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