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Whisky Magazine Issue 142

Whisky Magazine Issue 142

Whisky Magazine Issue 142

In this issue - The best whiskies in the world 2017, Icons of Whisky Global winners and the conclusion to this year's Battle of the Blends

Published March 2017

What's around the corner
It could be everything or it could be nothing

March 2017, Issue 142, page 3

Desert Island Drams
R&B Distillers look for a castaway distiller

March 2017, Issue 142, page 6

Whisky Live Louisville
Whisky Live

March 2017, Issue 142, page 9

Trump Goes 'Bigly'
Neil hypothesises on a certain President's first 100 days in office

March 2017, Issue 142, page 11

New Beginnings
Blair takes on contributing editor for Canada

March 2017, Issue 142, page 12

Back On Top
The relaxation of licensing laws has led to massive expansion

March 2017, Issue 142, page 14

Mutually Beneficial Relationships
William Grant & Sons and their brand partners

March 2017, Issue 142, page 16

The influence of oak
A Q&A with The Balvenie's malt master David C Stewart

March 2017, Issue 142, page 18

The A9 Road Trip
Part 1: Gateway to the Highland's distilleries

March 2017, Issue 142, page 24

The Rise of Willett
Holding out as a family concern

March 2017, Issue 142, page 28

The 'Aegir' Takes It
George Keeble comes out on top with 50 per cent of the vote

March 2017, Issue 142, page 32

That's My Whisky
A guide to starting your own distillery

March 2017, Issue 142, page 35

How to make Whisky in Devon
Dartmoor whisky – the road to production

March 2017, Issue 142, page 37

Tasting Wheel
The eight flavour profiles and what to look for in a dram

March 2017, Issue 142, page 41

It's All About The Malt
Whisky offers an amazing range of flavours, but it all begins with the barley

March 2017, Issue 142, page 44

Cigars & Whisky
A guide to pairings

March 2017, Issue 142, page 46

Whisky Islands Idyll
Where to taste the very best whisky in Stockholm

March 2017, Issue 142, page 49

Mixing Things Up A Bit
We visited Edinburgh's Bramble Bar for some whisky cocktail inspiration

March 2017, Issue 142, page 54

Open Up The Flavour
Not all whiskeys can be paired

March 2017, Issue 142, page 56

Bourbon Bonanza
Kentucky airports raise their game

March 2017, Issue 142, page 74

Lagavulin Single Cask Release
Islay charities to benefit to the tune of £500,000

March 2017, Issue 142, page 76

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

March 2017, Issue 142, page 78

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

XOP Aultmore
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.40%
8 For sherry fans, this is your gal.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The GlenDronach Single Cask Batch 14, 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.00%
8 If whisky were cocktails, this would be a Rob Roy twist made with Antica Formula.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Box Single Malt The Explorer
Single Malt - Sweden - 48.30%
8 Chocolatey flavours juxtapose with a dry palate and wood shavings.

Berry's Own Selection Blue Hanger 11th Limited Release
Blended Malt - Scotland - 45.60%
8 If you like grapefruits, this one's for you.

Compass Box 3 Years Old Deluxe
Blended Malt - Scotland - 49.20%
7 For goodness' sake, I got the hoppy, hoppy shake…

Edradour Chardonnay Cask Matured
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Chef got carried away in the kitchen and walked off leaving a right mess after that caramel mishap.

Lombard Jewels of Scotland Bunnahabhain 1979 Sherry Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 Hopping mad.

New Town Blends The Surgeons Ball
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A good weight to it, yet with lighter frills. A bit like a rugby player wearing a tutu.

Old Forester 2016 Birthday Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 48.50%
7 Totally tropical taste (Lilt!).

Port Charlotte 2007 CC: 01
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.80%
7 If that doesn't put a rocket up you, what will?!

Scallywag Cask Strength No2
Blended Malt - Scotland - 54.10%
8 It's a cake face-off at the local baking competition.

Sullivans Cove Double Cask
Single Malt - Australia - 40.00%
7 Interesting. A touch green/bitter for my taste.

Sutcliffe and Son The Exceptional Malt 2nd Edition
Blended Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Sugar and spice and all things nice, that's what this Scottish dram is made of.

The Belgian Owl Single Malt
Single Malt - Belgium - 46.00%
7 Lots of interest there in an understated organoleptic package.

The GlenDronach Single Cask Batch 14, 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.30%
8 Like a hug in a high-ABV mug (which is the exact-sized receptacle I'd like to enjoy this in).

The Notch 12 Years Old Batch No2
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 48.00%
7 Easy-going, pleasant to drink but not particularly memorable.

Tomatin 2007, 9 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 You have to search for the flavours past the vanilla, but they're definitely there.

Wemyss Malts Arbor In Bloom
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A slalom of a whisky – unexpected twists and turns.

Wolfburn Aurora
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Smells nothing like a curry, but all the elements of the passanda are there. Trust me!

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