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Whisky Magazine Issue 141

Whisky Magazine Issue 141

Whisky Magazine Issue 141

In this issue - Explore how copper stills are made, the end our journey down the Rockies and a visit to Ballindalloch

Published January 2017

New Beginnings
The times they are a changing

January 2017, Issue 141, page 3

William Grant celebrates
100th ambassador appointed to cover Australia and New Zealand

January 2017, Issue 141, page 6

Whisky Live
Whisky Live Perth 31 March - 1 April

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Farewell To 2016
In with the new and out with the old

January 2017, Issue 141, page 11

Judgement Day
Whisky tasting to the extreme

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Copper Bottom Vessels
Forsyths of Rothes

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The Art & Science of Flavour - Part II
Davin talks to Dr Don Livermore about the influence of wood, time and previous barrel contents

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Scotch on the Rocks
Whisky advertising between the World Wars

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Out For The Count
We await the outcome of the judges' deliberation

January 2017, Issue 141, page 28

On The Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond
Gavin takes a trip to discover this truly versatile distillery

January 2017, Issue 141, page 30

Cowboys and Whisky
The blending room at Balcones Distillery in Waco, Texas is a bright, airy space with brick walls and white tables. On a hot Monday afternoon in August, dozens of covered Glencairn glasses were laid ou...

January 2017, Issue 141, page 36

Out of the Box
A Swedish distillery emerges from the forest

January 2017, Issue 141, page 40

Making Whisky At Ballindalloch
Suzanne and Gavin learn the fundamentals of distilling

January 2017, Issue 141, page 44

Smoke On The Water
Whatever happened to the whisky & cigar pairing?

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Forcing Vapours
A look at purifiers and the role they play during distillation

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Turning Japanese
Whisky tasting Tokyo style

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Start As You Mean To Go On
Warming winter drams with recipes to get your year off to a healthy start

January 2017, Issue 141, page 60

Multi-Sensory Extravaganza
Johnnie Walker lands at Bahrain Airport

January 2017, Issue 141, page 78

Yamazaki Legends
Another stunning year for Japanese whisky

January 2017, Issue 141, page 80

Ask The Expert
Send your questions to editorial@whiskymag.com or by post to: Q&A, Whisky Magazine, 6 Woolgate Gate, Norwich, England, NR2 4AP

January 2017, Issue 141, page 82

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Usquaebach Scotch Whisky Usquaebach An Ard Ri Cask Strength
Blended Malt - Scotland - 57.10%
9 Big and beautiful.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lady of the Glen Aultmore 1992
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.10%
8 Fabulously fresh yet pleasingly complex. Wears its high ABV relatively lightly.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Sullivans Cove French Oak Cask Matured
Single Malt - Australia - 47.50%
8 One for sherry fans. The nose was my favourite part.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Rampur Single Malt Select Vintage Casks
Single Malt - India - 43.00%
8 Unexpected, but great. The lightness of touch and florality are intriguing. Avoid adding water – it dulls the nuances.

Black Mountain Notes Fumées
Blended Malt - France - 45.00%
7 Comme ci, comme ça.

Box Single Malt Whisky 2nd Step Collection 02
Single Malt - Sweden - 51.20%
8 A youthful drop that dances across the tongue.

Compass Box Spice Tree Extravaganza
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 There's a lot to love here – the fruity characters, complexity and texture add up to a satisfying whole.

Glenfiddich Experimental Series #02 Project XX
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.00%
7 Approach-able, soft and safe.

Kinloch Malt Scotch Whisky Strathspey
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 The spice is right – heat dominates the front and mid-palate.

Langatun Swiss Single Malt Winter Wedding
Single Malt - Switzerland - 46.00%
8 A great drop for a garden party.

Murray McDavid Mission Gold: Bowmore 26 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.40%
8 Greener than I'd expected, but a solid dram from the Queen of the Hebrides.

Murray McDavid The Vatting: Peatside 6 Years Old
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Mouth-watering and juicy, there's an elegant balance to this smoky number that means it's easy-drinking and appealing.

Old Particular Loch Lomond
Single Grain - Scotland - 51.50%
7 I like the texture of this whisky neat, but comes into its own with water.

Powers 14 Years Old, The Temple Bar Exclusive
Single Malt - Republic of Ireland - 46.00%
7 Disjointed nose, palate and finish, but pleasant nonetheless.

The Glendronach Single Cask Batch 14, 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.50%
8 Lots going on in this whisky that runs hot and cold.

The Glendronach Single Cask Batch 14, 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.30%
7 Lots to love, but the anise-y seeds knock points unfortunately – they don't quite sit comfortably with the rest.

Woodford Reserve Master's Collection 2016 Brandy Cask Finish
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20%
8 Chocolate and spice and all things nice.

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