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Whisky Magazine Issue 146

Whisky Magazine Issue 146

Whisky Magazine Issue 146

In this issue - A tour of Toronto, Bourbon's Pompeii, Bladnoch Distillery and a look back at Glenmorangie's last 10 years

Published September 2017

The New World
Adventures in the distilling community of Australia

September 2017, Issue 146, page 3

Icons of whisky Australia
A round up of the news and awards

September 2017, Issue 146, page 6

Events
A round up of the Whisky Magazine network

September 2017, Issue 146, page 11

Bar Battles
Is the dive bar dead? Fred looks at some of the best examples

September 2017, Issue 146, page 13

When grain and grape meet
Something is stirring at McLaren Vale

September 2017, Issue 146, page 14

Riding the wave
A round up of Europe's whisky nations

September 2017, Issue 146, page 20

Discovering Bourbon's past
We follow the Indiana Jones of Bourbon as he uncovers Buffalo Trace's Pompeii

September 2017, Issue 146, page 26

Chasing the Dram
We meet the BBC Radio 4 panellist behind a new whisky and food book

September 2017, Issue 146, page 30

Bladnoch once more
What do yoghurt and whisky have in common? Our man finds out as Lowland survivor Bladnoch celebrates its 200th year

September 2017, Issue 146, page 34

Rock 'n' roll and whisky
A tour of Toronto's distilling district, revived along with a wave of heavy metal reunions

September 2017, Issue 146, page 38

Brave New World
We look back at the last 10 years of Glenmorangie

September 2017, Issue 146, page 44

Hello World
We look at turning whisky into sales

September 2017, Issue 146, page 48

The task of seasoning
Our blenders start their journey

September 2017, Issue 146, page 54

Shaping the spirit
We assess the line up of stills at various distilleries

September 2017, Issue 146, page 56

A state of purification
We discover a vital part of Aberlour Distillery's process

September 2017, Issue 146, page 60

Cigars and whisky
Aging is also a key step in cigar production

September 2017, Issue 146, page 64

Feeling bitter
We look at the versatility of amaro

September 2017, Issue 146, page 66

Let me entertain you
Hosting a dinner party with whisky does not need to be an overwhelming experience for your guests. Using a drop of whisky judiciously can transform the experience, and convert even the toughest critic...

September 2017, Issue 146, page 68

Dewer's Singapore shop
The iconic blending house launches a new emporium concept

September 2017, Issue 146, page 86

Feis Ile Flip Fest
The recent Islay festival has thrown up a raft of auction botles

September 2017, Issue 146, page 88

Ask the Expert
We answer your questions

September 2017, Issue 146, page 90

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

The GlenDronach The BenRiach Distillery Company
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.40%
8 Really intriguing. Layers of complexity scream ‘winter dram'. For when the nights draw in…

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lady of the Glen Secret Islay 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.20%
8 A chocolate tin at Christmas… to be enjoyed all year-round.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Langatun Jacob's Dram – Single Cask 140
Single Malt - Switzerland - 49.12%
8 Why have cotton, when you can have silk?...

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Timorous Beastie 21 Years Old Sherry Edition
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.80%
8 Fabulous fruit bumped this up the charts.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Method and Madness Single Pot Still
Pot Still - Republic of Ireland - 46.00%
8 Delicious, easy drinking and well balanced – the sort of dram you return to again and again.

291 Colorado Whiskey E Batch #3
Rye - U.S.A. - 62.30%
7 So floral on the palate it almost verges on soapy.

Ardbeg Kelpie
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Interesting. Peat is high – you could be chewing on sticks of charcoal. Lacks sweetness to balance things out.

Ben Bracken Speyside
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A perfectly serviceable dram. Easy drinking, but quickly forgotten.

Berrys' Own Selection Glentauchers 1996
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 I really enjoyed the flavour journey, but the length just wasn't there.

Dimensions Cask Strength Bunnahabhain Sherry
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.50%
7 Egg fried rice, sweet 'n' sour chicken, and that Islay whisky, please…

James Eadie Auchroisk 9 Years Old Single Cask #804015
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 The palate was sadly a bit one-dimensional for me following the delicate nuances of the nose.

James Eadie Benrinnes 8 Years Old Single Cask #309429
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 My sweet tooth really loves the chocolaty sweetness, but this is balanced perfectly by the spicy dryness.

Lombard 1972 Ledaig
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Simple, light and drying. Sip on a hot summer's day when you fancy a whisky, but not the heft of most drams.

Lombard 1984 Caol Ila
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 Sweet and smoky Islay with pleasing development. My kind of complexity.

Penderyn Portwood
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Pinot Noir and chocolate brownies? A winning combination for me.

St George Spirits Baller Single Malt
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 47.00%
7 Incredibly unusual single malt. Interesting, but not something I could drink in vast quantities. ‘Curiouser and curiouser,' cried Alice.

The GlenDronach 25 Years Old Grandeur
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.30%
8 Rich, complex and rewarding.

Wemyss Malts Peat Chimney Batch Strength
Blended Malt - Scotland - 57.00%
7 Brash and ballsy – for peat freaks.

Wemyss Malts Scallop Diver's Dram
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Why have a half 'n' half when you can just drink this?!

WhistlePig FarmStock
Rye - U.S.A. - 43.00%
8 Solid sipped neat, or mixed in a Sazerac.

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