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Whisky Magazine Issue 144

Whisky Magazine Issue 144

Whisky Magazine Issue 144

In this issue - Discovering Lexington, on the road to Ardnamurchan Distillery, the evolution of Japanese whisky and whisky adventures

Published February 2017

The Big Chair
The siren call of whisky writing proved too much

February 2017, Issue 144, page 3

From Farm to Bottle
WhistlePig offers a first taste of its own Vermont grown rye

February 2017, Issue 144, page 6

Whisky Live
Whisky Live Pleasanton, San Francisco

February 2017, Issue 144, page 9

Whisky and Words
Strong advice for the whisky ‘writer'

February 2017, Issue 144, page 11

Up the Down Bourbon
Responding to business trends in American whiskey

February 2017, Issue 144, page 13

Water, Water Everywhere
Dodging the floods in Alberta and Guyana

February 2017, Issue 144, page 14

Keeping It Real
Consistency, authenticity and Viking Soul

February 2017, Issue 144, page 18

That's My Whisky
Part Two: Construction – converting paper to plant

February 2017, Issue 144, page 22

Travel Lexington
Whiskey, beer and chocolate – what more could a traveller want?

February 2017, Issue 144, page 26

Ardnamurchan Distillery
On the road to world-class single malt

February 2017, Issue 144, page 31

Closing the Circle
Japanese craft brewers become whisky chasers

February 2017, Issue 144, page 35

Delilah's
America's first great Bourbon bar

February 2017, Issue 144, page 38

Pioneers
The colourful characters who have shaped Highlands whisky

February 2017, Issue 144, page 40

The Kit
Ger Buckley's Croze

February 2017, Issue 144, page 44

Never Will These Barrels Plunge Over Niagara Falls
Blair visits Gretzky Distillery, a first-class stop on Niagara's wine and spirits trail

February 2017, Issue 144, page 47

The Ageing Process
What happens in those first three years?

February 2017, Issue 144, page 50

The SMWS
A whisky club like no other

February 2017, Issue 144, page 52

Cigars & Whisky
Two minutes with Kyle Gellis, founder of Warped Cigars

February 2017, Issue 144, page 56

A World of Possibilities
More cocktail inspiration from Edinburgh's Bramble Bar

February 2017, Issue 144, page 58

Flavour Revelations
Stave off the squall with seafood and whisky

February 2017, Issue 144, page 60

A True Travel Retail Exclusive
Dublin and Cork airports chosen for Slane Whiskey global launch

February 2017, Issue 144, page 78

The Auctioneer's Hammer
Online auctions are on board

February 2017, Issue 144, page 80

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

February 2017, Issue 144, page 82

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Tamdhu Batch Strength 002
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.50%
9 For the fireside – bonfires or indoors. Should be enjoyed year-round.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Cù Bòcan 2005 Limited Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 These tasting notes could constitute the world's weirdest cake.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glen Moray 18 Years Old, Elgin Heritage Collection
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.20%
8 From pine forests to chalk cliffs. A fun walk in a glass.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old Particular Consortium of Cards, Laphroaig 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 I love my peat, but it dominates to the detriment of others here, else I would have marked it even higher.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Malts Single Cask Release The Ship's Decanter 1991
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.60%
8 A lot to mull over in this unusual, expressive dram.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Tomatin Five Virtues, Wood Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Have this as a half-and-half with a lambic, perhaps?

Berrys' Own Selection Glen Elgin
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 This goes from nought to 100 in two seconds. One minute it's vanilla softness, the next it's gutsy and funky.

Box Whisky American Oak
Single Malt - Sweden - 50.80%
8 A neon dream of a whisky on the nose, much more traditional on the palate.

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch No A117
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 63.50%
8 Big, ballsy and unapologetic. Water struggled to temper this beast.

Gordon and MacPhail 25 Years Old, Whisky Shop Dufftown Exclusive
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.40%
8 Not a whisky that sits on the fence. Powerful, fruity, and pretty great.

Highland Park Fire Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.20%
7 The nose is a little peculiar at first, but the solid flavours put those doubts to rest.

Langatun 400 Jahre Kornhaus
Single Malt - Switzerland - 49.10%
8 There's real interest here, but I'd love to taste a bit more age on the liquid.

Longmorn The Distiller's Choice
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 For fans of American oak.

Method and Madness Single Grain finished in Virgin Spanish Oak
Single Grain - Republic of Ireland - 46.00%
7 A light whiskey overall, with two clear parts; first up rich and smooth, then cooling and zingy. I enjoy unexpected flavour developments like this.

Raasay While We Wait
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 The peaty medicine box is balanced by creamy characters, but vegetal quirk marks it down.

The BenRiach 22 Years Old Moscatel
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 I'm not sure where those dominant fruit aromas went, but they were edged out by those richer notes. Still a good drop.

The GlenDronach Single Cask Batch 14, 26 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.80%
8 Satisfying. leather and chocolate notes balanced by tropical flavours.

Three Ships 15 Years Old Pinotage Cask Finish
Blended - South Africa - 46.00%
7 Sweet relief. An easy-drinking drop.

Wemyss Malts Chocolate Orange Segment
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Interestingly, rather than dominate and deaden the whisky, the vanilla adds a creaminess to the mouthfeel that really benefits those other zanier flavours.

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