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Issue 138 - Brave Brewed World

Whisky Magazine Issue 138
September 2016


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Brave Brewed World

The Battle of the Blends No. 2 Round Three

On 31 August we will hold a half-way deconstruction of both blends at The Soho Whisky Club, London. We are expecting a full house with over 50 guests already registered and the evening will round off with a talk by John Glaser (Founder of Compass Box) on deconstucting the blend. The event, (a first for us), will be recorded for a future podcast and details of where and how to listen to this will be detailed on our website week commencing 19 September.

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Neil ‘General Mashtun' Ridley

Holy Smoke! We appear to have sprung a leak, Captain!

Mayday! Can you hear me? We have an emergency here.

Shortly before typing this, I went to pay Woody a visit in my cellar, where she had been slumbering for the past few months and noticed a strange aroma in the air. A familiar aroma. As I flicked the light on, the horror was all too clear before my very eyes. Woody had somehow had a little accident and underneath her resting plinth was a pool of liquid – slightly pink in colour but unmistakably whisky.

Quite how much had been lost is unknown, but I estimate around a litre and a half. Fortunately, I was due to head off abroad for a week hosting tastings and by some miracle, I decided to check up on the blend's progress before leaving. Had I neglected to do so, this could have been a very different – and all the more distressing column indeed.

Unless skullduggery is afoot, I blame the recent hot weather for the cause of the lea...

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