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Whisky Magazine Issue 138

Whisky Magazine Issue 138

Whisky Magazine Issue 138

In this issue - A roundup of Canadian whisky and blends, Arran and Paul John Distillery Focus plus Australian whisky supplement

Published September 2016

Down Under
Where Aussies are making strides in whisky distilling

September 2016, Issue 138, page

Global Travel Retail
Leaving the EU and the debacle that will follow

September 2016, Issue 138, page 3

Spiritual Home
Lindores Distillery begins to take shape

September 2016, Issue 138, page 6

Whisky Live
Whisky Live Johannesburg

September 2016, Issue 138, page 9

The Millennial Mindset
Neil takes a look at the market approach taken by Scotch

September 2016, Issue 138, page 11

Modern Day Bootleggers
The dark arts working in cyberspace

September 2016, Issue 138, page 13

The Art of Blending
The combination of malt and grain whiskies

September 2016, Issue 138, page 14

Japanese Zen
Creating a blending palette

September 2016, Issue 138, page 17

To the Ends of the World
Hans takes a look at the other countries where blending is big

September 2016, Issue 138, page 20

Blending In
The importance of blends in the Canadian market

September 2016, Issue 138, page 22

Canadian Roundup
What else is happening on the Canadian whisky scen

September 2016, Issue 138, page 25

Coming of Age
Looking back on 21 years of distilling at Lochranza

September 2016, Issue 138, page 27

Brave Brewed World
The Battle of the Blends No. 2 Round Three

September 2016, Issue 138, page 30

Short History of Stitzel-Weller
True to the 'human' form of distillation and popularised 'wheated Bourbon'

September 2016, Issue 138, page 34

Cowboys and Whisky
A road trip down the Rockies part 1

September 2016, Issue 138, page 38

An Original Choice
Paul John whisky from Goa

September 2016, Issue 138, page 43

Whisky Bars of the World
The Doon Bar, Dunedin, New Zealand

September 2016, Issue 138, page 46

Spent Grain and Pot Ale
A potential for food production?

September 2016, Issue 138, page 48

A Late Summer Read
Recently published whisky related books

September 2016, Issue 138, page 65

Aelia Opens up at Luton
New duty free store opens including a whisky tasting bar

September 2016, Issue 138, page 66

Macallan Back on Top
Cracking the 2,000 index barrier

September 2016, Issue 138, page 68

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

September 2016, Issue 138, page 70

Tasmania
A whisky haven

September 2016, Issue 138, page 79

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Paul John Indian Single Malt Select Cask Peated
Single Malt - India - 55.50%
9 It doesn't matter where it comes from, but great whisky is still great whisky.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berrys' Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1990, Auchroisk, Cask #21752
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 An utterly charming, classic, light Spey. A perfect dram for a warm summer's day!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Black Bull 40 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 47.60%
9 Impressive, high malt content with a few years on the clock.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Bruichladdich The Laddie Eight
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 Now, that is an impressive finish! Robust, malty and full of character.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Cù Bòcan 1988 Vintage Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.50%
8 Now, that's a chunky, coffeed malt. Who needs a breakfast coffee when you can have this?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Jura Tastival 2016
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.00%
9 A superbly balanced malt. Need I say anything more?!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lagavulin 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.00%
8 Impressive sherry monster. Raw but well-balanced.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lombard Jewels of Scotland Lochside 1981 Cask #612
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 Neat, it's tight. With water it's straightforward, but pleasant.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Murray McDavid Mission Gold: Mortlach 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.40%
8 Lots going on, a few too many wrinkles for me.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Paul John Indian Single Malt Select Cask Classic
Single Malt - India - 55.20%
9 The depth and complexity of this malt are breathtaking.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Single Cask Release Rosy Apple Brulé
Single Grain - Scotland - 46.00%
9 This proves that when you get the oak balance right with a grain and a sherry cask, it's a great combination.

BenRiach Cask Strength Batch 1
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.20%
8 Neat the alcohol is well contained until the finish. Great nose.

Box Single Malt Whisky The Archipelago
Single Malt - Sweden - 56.50%
8 Seems very young.

Celebration of the Cask, Craigellachie 9 Years Old, Whisky Shop Dufftown Exclusive
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.00%
8 I expected more of the hidden fruit to come out with water.

Glacier Distilling Company Two Med
Blended Grain - U.S.A. - 43.00%
8 Eaux de Bourbon or CK B #8 Char perhaps?

Gordon & MacPhail, Mannochmore 21 Years Old, Whisky Shop Dufftown Exclusive
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.80%
8 Spent a long time in the cask as the oak is dominant.

Grindlay's Single Cask Release Ben Nevis 1997
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.60%
8 A good, clean sherry matured malt.

Jameson Crested
Blended - Republic of Ireland - 40.00%
8 Someone has paid attention to the grain here – it feels more like a vatted grain. It's still very enjoyable.

Langatun Swiss Single Malt Whisky Old Deer Cask Proof
Single Malt - Switzerland - 62.10%
8 A really unique flavour profile. It might not appeal to everyone but I love it!

Smögen Svensk Single Cask 3, 2010
Single Malt - Sweden - 61.30%
8 A touch of genius or madness about this whisky. Possibly both!

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