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Whisky Magazine Issue 134

Whisky Magazine Issue 134

Whisky Magazine Issue 134

In this issue - AWARDS SPECIAL: The Best Whiskies in the World, Icons of Whisky Global and the Hall of Fame.

Published March 2016

Awards Special
It's that time of year again

March 2016, Issue 134, page 3

A New Malt is Born
Isle of Harris Distillery fills its first casks

March 2016, Issue 134, page 6

Whisky Live
Whisky Live Adelaide

March 2016, Issue 134, page 9

What's Your Poison?
Calculating your daily intake

March 2016, Issue 134, page 11

Success Comes With Age
US whiskey experiences unprecedented popularity

March 2016, Issue 134, page 13

Battle of the Blends Challenge No. 2
Neil Ridley, current champion, takes on the new challenger George Keeble

March 2016, Issue 134, page 22

The Power House
The 'Northern' Highland distilleries

March 2016, Issue 134, page 24

Still Repairs
Keeping on top of maintenance

March 2016, Issue 134, page 31

The Vikings Are Coming (Again)
Danish whisky on the rampage

March 2016, Issue 134, page 35

Where the Land Meets the Sea
The Arbikie Highland Estate

March 2016, Issue 134, page 39

Welcome Onboard
The West Coast Whisky Pass with CalMac

March 2016, Issue 134, page 42

Way Out West
Alberta Distillers and Calgary cocktails

March 2016, Issue 134, page 46

It's All About the Angle of the Lye Pipe
How significant is this length of pipework?

March 2016, Issue 134, page 50

Glasgow's Whisky Buff
Christopher Coates shares a dram with The Bon Accord's Paul McDonagh

March 2016, Issue 134, page 54

Cocktails From Around the World
New York – ‘The Big Apple'

March 2016, Issue 134, page 56

Irish Fare
The feast of St. Patrick

March 2016, Issue 134, page 58

A Thoroughly Good Read
Recently published whisky related books

March 2016, Issue 134, page 75

DFS Group Leads the Way
Singapore airport wins plaudit for its whisky knowledge

March 2016, Issue 134, page 76

Success as Seller's Fees Slashed
Commission free deal for sellers

March 2016, Issue 134, page 78

Ask the Expert
Send your questions to or by post to: Q&A, Whisky Magazine, St Faiths House, Mountergate, Norwich, England, NR1 1PY

March 2016, Issue 134, page 80

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Lombard Jewels of Scotland Brora 1982 Cask #876
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.10%
9 A classic American oak aged, mature Highland Malt.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

anCnoc 22 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Simply gorgeous!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Chivas Regal 18 Ultimate Cask Collection
Blended - Scotland - 48.00%
8 Now, that's an example of a fine blended whisky!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Edinburgh Whisky New Town Blends “The Advocates Batch”
Blended Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 This subscribes to the simple fact of good spirit plus good wood equals a good blend!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Elijah Craig Single Barrel 18 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 Now that has some serious character and an almost Knob Creek-like hardness.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glen Scotia Double Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 If from the distillery I think this is from, then it has seriously upped it's game.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glenmorangie Milsean Private Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Underneath all that oak the spirit feels quite young, although the youthful intensity sort of makes it work quite well.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Green Spot Château Léoville Barton
Pot Still - Republic of Ireland - 46.00%
9 Enjoyable whiskey. The wood was a little intrusive on the palate, but the finish was superb.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lady of the Glen Tobermory 1995, 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.60%
8 Beautifully poised and balanced. You have to love its intensity.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Millstone Special #7 Heavy Peated
Single Malt - Netherlands - 46.00%
8 Big, robust, chunky, very malty and with just the right amount of peat. Impressive.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Smögen Svensk Sherry Project 1:3
Single Malt - Sweden - 53.70%
8 Big sherry and even bigger peat. It's a monster. Those of a nervous disposition should turn away now, but I love it.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Talisker Neist Point
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
9 Beautifully balanced and vibrant.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Tormore Batch 2
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.40%
8 A lovely Spey. I'd like to have seen a little more honey sweetness on the finish to balance the drier notes, but that's picky.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Old World 12 Years
Rye - U.S.A. - 43.00%
8 Great balance of spirit and wood.

Ballantine's Hard Fired
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A fairly simple blend with the nose showing more interest than the palate.

Borders Single Grain Scotch Whisky
Single Grain - Scotland - 51.70%
7 It's interesting to note that the sulphur on the palate isn't really noticeable on the nose.

Grant's 8 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Another blend where the nose offers a lot more than the palate.

JP Wiser's Hopped Whisky
Blended - Canada - 40.00%
7 Tasted blind you could easily mistake this for a Scottish grain whisky

Raasay While We Wait
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A very pleasant Highland whisky which reminds me of Glen Garioch, which isn't a bad thing!

The Glenturret Sherry Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A pleasant and mature whisky. Perhaps lacking the complexity or flavour development to really excite.

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