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Whisky Magazine Issue 148

Whisky Magazine Issue 148

Whisky Magazine Issue 148

In this issue - Island Hopping - Ardbeg - Tullamore D.E.W - Hiram Walker - Cotswold Distillery

Published December 2017

Going Underground
Sometimes you visit a place and think, "Have to do a tasting here!"

December 2017, Issue 148, page 3

Latest news and insights

December 2017, Issue 148, page 6

Experience Whiskey
Where do you like to drink whiskey?

December 2017, Issue 148, page 13

James and the Staves - James MacTaggart
We talk milestones, malt, and music with Arran’s master distiller

December 2017, Issue 148, page 21

An Unsung Hero
We meet the visionary leader at Hiram Walker distillery

December 2017, Issue 148, page 25

Island Hopping
Exploring Scotland’s island distilleries isn’t as difficult as one might think

December 2017, Issue 148, page 31

The Whisky Advocate
Moji Shand, CEO at Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky

December 2017, Issue 148, page 38

Idyllic distilling
Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, we visit the Cotswolds Distillery

December 2017, Issue 148, page 43

The ‘Power of Three’ at Tullamore

December 2017, Issue 148, page 46

Up and Running
Our would-be blenders try to find their direction

December 2017, Issue 148, page 50

Pot Ale and Spent Less
We look at the residue of the distillation process: what it comprises and how it can be utilised

December 2017, Issue 148, page 52

Dalmunach's Ocagonal Spirit Safe
We investigate the many sides of this essential piece of kit

December 2017, Issue 148, page 54

Cigars and Whisky
Exploring the long association between Glasgow and tobacco

December 2017, Issue 148, page 56

Cocktails With Bramble Bar Edinburgh
Inspired by the flavours of the winter, along with those of the Arran Malt, the Bramble team have whipped up three cocktails that are sure to get you through those long, dark nights.

December 2017, Issue 148, page 58

Take me to the Island
A James Bond style arrival, private invitation only and wallabies - welcome to Ireland’s island whiskey

December 2017, Issue 148, page 60

Cannes comes of age
Joe reports from the annual Cannes event which turns 70 years old

December 2017, Issue 148, page 78

Ask the Expert
As a whisky collector, I have spent considerable sums on rare and collectable single malt Scotch whisky during the years, and I am aware that closed distillery bottlings have risen in value in th...

December 2017, Issue 148, page 80

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Craigellachie 33 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
9 Marvellously balanced whisky. Fresh avours, expressed fabulously. Top dram.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

291 Colorado Whiskey Single Barrel Aspen Stave Finished
Bourbon - America - 50.00%
8 Simple stuff, but utterly delicious.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Kyro Single Malt Rye Whiskey 1
Rye - Finland - 47.80%
8 Completely off the radar. Massively brave character. Love it.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Nikka From the Barrel
Single Malt - Japan - 51.00%
8 A delight of a dram – characterful, yet accessible to all too.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Redbreats Lustau Edition
Pot Still - Ireland - 46.00%
8 Very much a classic example of this style. Delicious to boot.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Dalmore Vintage Port Collection 1998
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.00%
8 It’s a bit all over the place, though it remains very pleasant indeed.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Highland Park Magnus
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Very approachable, as they say, for newcomers.

Ardbeg An Oa
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.60%
8 A bit of a let-down, if I’m honest.

BenRiach Peated Quarter Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Not really doing anything for me.

Benromach Triple Distilled
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 The most boring fellow at the party.

Berrys' Own Selection Speyside 1995
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.00%
8 It feels like there’s a lot of this type of whisky about at the moment.

Box The Festival 2017
Single Malt - Sweden - 54.20%
8 Such a avoursome whisky. Not perfect, not overly complex, but a fun dram.

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon B517
Bourbon - America - 62.10%
8 Potent stuff indeed, but it feels a little overcooked.

Glenmorangie Astar
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.20%
8 Really good whisky, with complexity from a number of angles. Delightful.

Highland Park Dragon Legend
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.10%
8 Amazing nose, but didn't come through on the palate.

Loch Lomond Inchmoan Vintage 1992
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.60%
8 Very pleasingly old-school and mouth-watering.

Mackmyra Expedition
Single Malt - Sweden - 46.10%
8 That nose was something quite exotic; the taste not so.

Nikka Coffey Malt
Single Malt - Japan - 45.00%
8 So pleasing to smell that one could wear the stuff on a date.

The GlenDronach Kingsman
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.20%
8 Promising nose, but this was a bit of an anticlimax.

Wemyss Malts Vanilla Burst
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Doesn't do itself many favours.

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