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Whisky Magazine Issue 137

Whisky Magazine Issue 137

Whisky Magazine Issue 137

In this issue - Irish whiskey, touring the Hebrides and an American whiskey supplement on Kentucky Bourbon

Published July 2016

The New Road
Fond memories of my trip to Orkney

July 2016, Issue 137, page 3

A First for Europe
Johnnie Walker House opens at Schiphol Airport

July 2016, Issue 137, page 6

Whisky Live Paris
24 – 25 September 2016

July 2016, Issue 137, page 9

Referendum In or Out
Whatever the outcome, there is a bright future for European whiskies

July 2016, Issue 137, page 11

Trends Worth Ignoring
Don't get blogged down

July 2016, Issue 137, page 13

Bulls and Bucking Broncos
It's rodeo time in Edmonton

July 2016, Issue 137, page 14

Prohibition
The effect it had on the Bourbon industry

July 2016, Issue 137, page 19

Politics, Mavericks and War
Scotch advertising in the early 20th Century

July 2016, Issue 137, page 23

Craft Crazy
Four Kings come together

July 2016, Issue 137, page 26

Cut to the Point
Kirsteen Campbell from The Famous Grouse

July 2016, Issue 137, page 30

To the Blends of the Earth
The Battle of the Blends No. 2 Round Two

July 2016, Issue 137, page 32

Brace Yourselves
The Irish are coming

July 2016, Issue 137, page 35

Education, Education, Education
Where do you go to get your whisky knowledge enhanced

July 2016, Issue 137, page 39

Hand Rolled in Nicaragua
Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Cigars

July 2016, Issue 137, page 45

Marrying Malts
Selecting the right casks for blending

July 2016, Issue 137, page 48

Hit the Road Jack... Daniel's
An obsession with Tennessee whiskey

July 2016, Issue 137, page 51

Fèis Ìle
A grand tour on the SS Glen Etive

July 2016, Issue 137, page 55

The Isle of Jura Malt Mill
Porteus – a ‘treasured trade mark'

July 2016, Issue 137, page 60

For Peat's Sake
Braving the most intriguing flavour of them all

July 2016, Issue 137, page 62

A Heady Twist
Adding whisky to your recipe

July 2016, Issue 137, page 64

An Entertaining Read
Recently published whisky related books

July 2016, Issue 137, page 81

In Dublin's Fair City
Airport workers show off their passion for Irish whiskey

July 2016, Issue 137, page 82

The Glassed Samurai
Karuizawa hits the high spot... again

July 2016, Issue 137, page 84

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

July 2016, Issue 137, page 86

Kentucky Whiskey
A focus on who is doing what and where

July 2016, Issue 137, page 89

What's Coming Down in Kentucky
Buffalo Trace and the Single Oak Project

July 2016, Issue 137, page 99

Kentucky Pot Still Bourbon
Woodford Reserve bucks the trend

July 2016, Issue 137, page 102

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Benromach 35 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
9 A lovely, clean and sherry matured Spey.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Aberfeldy 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A pleasant, mellow, mature whisky.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Batch 206 Old Log Cabin
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.00%
8 A lovely rye-heavy Bourbon with the right amount of alcohol to intensify the spices.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berrys' Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2000, Glengoyne, Cask #1074
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A lovely whisky. A perfect marriage of American and sherry oak aged spirit.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Box Single Malt Whisky The 2nd Step Collection 01
Single Malt - Sweden - 51.10%
9 A truly world class whisky.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Compass Box The Circus
Blended - Scotland - 49.00%
8 A heavily sherried, high malt content blend with some maturity.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Craigellachie 19 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 It has charm and thankfully enough sweet honey and creamy oak to balance its industrial character.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Grindlay's Single Cask Release Glentauchers 1996
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.50%
9 Now that's how I like my Speys. Beautifully complex and layered.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Octomore 07.4 Virgin Oak
Single Malt - Scotland - 61.20%
8 Water makes it sweeter and smokier, but just like the George T Stagg, it has to be experienced as nature intended – neat!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Malts Single Cask Release The Admiral's Beacon
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
9 Absolutely gorgeous and probably quite expensive!

A. D. Laws Four Grain Straight Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.50%
7 Although I loved its intensity, it could have done with some balancing sweetness.

anCnoc Vintage 2001
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 As readers will know, this is not a style of whisky that I warm to.

J.H. Rare Selection Dark Rye Malt Eisweinfass GV
Rye - Austria - 46.00%
7 Young and entertaining but it could have done with more oak character to round off the edges.

Jameson Limited Edition St. Patrick's Day
Blended - Republic of Ireland - 40.00%
8 A pleasant and straightforward blend.

Langatun Swiss Single Malt Whisky Old Deer
Single Malt - Switzerland - 40.00%
8 Impressive and unlike a number of European whiskies it seems to have spent a bit of time in oak!

Prometheus 27 Years Old Cache 2
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.00%
8 Bitter at the end, but this certainly has its merits.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company North British Batch 2
Single Grain - Scotland - 49.30%
8 A lovely, fresh, young grain. Avoid water – the alcohol gives it intensity.

The Arran Malt 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 It's a pity that the palate didn't display the balance of the nose. Good, clean sherry though.

The Epicurean Small Batch Release
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.20%
7 A lovely, weighty Lowland malt, which reminds me of Littlemill.

The Quiet Man “An Fear Ciuin” Traditional Irish Whiskey
Blended - Northern Ireland - 40.00%
8 A delightful blend. The grain feels like it has some age and makes up for the lessened malt character on the palate.

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