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Whisky Magazine Issue 140

Whisky Magazine Issue 140

Whisky Magazine Issue 140

In this issue - A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies

Published December 2016

Passage to India
A country truly embracing whisky

December 2016, Issue 140, page 3

Irish Whiskey Mentors
Help on hand for new entrants to this fast growing sector

December 2016, Issue 140, page 6

Whisky Live
Whisky Live New York

December 2016, Issue 140, page 8

Breaking the Conventions
Educating the consumer about whisky

December 2016, Issue 140, page 11

The Bourbon Cycle
Making your mind up

December 2016, Issue 140, page 13

The Hebridean Whisky Isle
Islay is the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides and for such a small island packs in eight distilleries and a lot more for the visitor

December 2016, Issue 140, page 28

Cowboys and Whisky
A roadtrip down the Rockies part 3

December 2016, Issue 140, page 36

The Final Countdown
The Battle of the Blends goes to the vote

December 2016, Issue 140, page 40

Maker's Mark
What is happening to this most iconic of whiskey brands?

December 2016, Issue 140, page 42

It's That Time Of Year
Give someone special a whisky inspired gift

December 2016, Issue 140, page 46

Smoke and Phenolic Compounds
We look at peated malts and ask how they evolve during the ageing process

December 2016, Issue 140, page 48

Whisky in the Land of Dragons
Whisky Magazine's editor takes a trip to the only whisky distillery in Wales

December 2016, Issue 140, page 51

Gateway to China
The best bars in Shanghai

December 2016, Issue 140, page 55

The Nights Are Drawing In
Winter whisky food pairings

December 2016, Issue 140, page 60

The Final Curtain
Our books page comes to a close

December 2016, Issue 140, page 77

What's Happening In Cannes
The Tax Free World Association (TFWA) World Exhibition

December 2016, Issue 140, page 78

Glenfiddich 1937... A Record?
Aftersale charges should not be included

December 2016, Issue 140, page 80

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

December 2016, Issue 140, page 82

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Three Ships 10 Years Old Limited Edition
Single Malt - South Africa - 44.60%
9 Normally I would complain about the palate not displaying the exuberance of the nose, but I can't moan at all about the depth and quality!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1989, Glen Garioch, Cask #7856
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.60%
8 If the palate was as exuberant as the nose then this would have been exceptional.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Kinloch 35 Years Old Vintage Blend
Blended - Scotland - 46.00%
8 You could say it's a one-dimensional sherry-heavy blend, but it has some lovely maturity.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lombard Springbank 1991
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 Not your average Campbeltown malt. It bears more than a passing resemblance to Arran!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 57.50%
9 A great dram to finish the evening.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Parker's Heritage Collection 24 Years Old Bourbon 10th Edition
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.00%
8 Now that's how I like my Bourbon, hard and spicy with no fat and flabby corn!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Smögen Wee Swede
Single Malt - Sweden - 62.50%
8 Intense and primal. Those Swedes have come up with a cracker again!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Teeling Revival Volume II
Single Malt - Republic of Ireland - 46.00%
8 Wonderfully vibrant and inviting, just like an Irish girl I once knew!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Carsebridge 52 Years Old Batch 1
Single Grain - Scotland - 40.50%
9 Perfectly balanced with poise and elegance. A must-buy!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The BenRiach Tawny Port Wood Finish 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 For a sherry monster, it has a lovely lightness of touch.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Tweeddale The Last Centennial
Blended Malt - Scotland - 52.20%
8 That's how to use peated malt in a blend! Superb progression.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Big Peat Limited Edition Christmas 2016
Blended Malt - Scotland - 54.60%
8 It appears to be a blend of peated malts. Could benefit from a little light and shade.

Glencadam 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A pleasant, unpretentious and straightforward Highland malt.

Glenfiddich Experimental Series #01 IPA Experiment
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 As much as I like American oak, it was too dominant on the palate for me.

Hyde Irish Whiskey Single Grain Burgundy Cask Finish
Single Grain - Republic of Ireland - 46.00%
7 Pleasantly intense, although it sort of runs out of steam towards the end.

Krucefix Whiskey
Single Grain - Slovenia - 40.00%
7 Definitely interesting. I can see Bourbon fans enjoying this.

Lombard Speyside 1988
Blended Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Straightforward but bracing and charming with plenty of Speyside character.

Tomatin 1995 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 An incredibly laid back, mature malt. A dram that requires time and contemplation.

Tullibardine The Murray
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.80%
8 It's Auchentoshan on steroids!

Wemyss Malts Single Cask Release East Neuk Dunes
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 The oak hasn't fully removed the unwanted impurities, but left any longer the oak would have probably overwhelmed the palate.

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