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Whisky Magazine Issue 149

Whisky Magazine Issue 149

Whisky Magazine Issue 149

In this issue - Kingsman - Taste of Africa - Ncn'ean Distillery - Clydeside - Diageo Specials - Green Spot

Published January 2018

Embracing Good Changes
The New Year offers a chance to shine a spotlight on things

January 2018, Issue 149, page 3

Insight
Latest news

January 2018, Issue 149, page 6

It's the end of the world
We find our man contemplating a dystopian future

January 2018, Issue 149, page 11

Whisky on the Table
Davin explores where we have been going wrong with pairings

January 2018, Issue 149, page 13

Kingsman the untold story
We connect together the bottles and distilleries featured in the latest whisky blockbuster

January 2018, Issue 149, page 14

Visiting the new Ncn’ean Distillery on the Morvern Peninsula
Something very interesting has happened on the rural Morvern Peninsula. To the west of Lochaline and almost opposite Tobermory across the Sound of Mull, an unusual distillery has been born. Ncn’ean ...

January 2018, Issue 149, page 20

Clydeside Distillery
Once a hub of international trade, single malt Scotch whisky has finally returned to the Queen’s Dock in Glasgow

January 2018, Issue 149, page 24

Standing Tall
As South African whisky becomesmore available in Europe, we meetthe country's preeminent distiller

January 2018, Issue 149, page 30

A wolf & two rivers
The US-influenced ‘craft’ distilling movement continues to grow in the UK, Gavin investigates further

January 2018, Issue 149, page 34

Per Mare Per Terras
Glenglassaugh Distillery gets elemental

January 2018, Issue 149, page 38

Back to school
It’s 8.30am, sitting in a classroom for the first time in more years than he cares to remember, Gavin hits the books

January 2018, Issue 149, page 42

Surging ahead
The year that was in one of the world’sbiggest markets

January 2018, Issue 149, page 47

The Final Furlong
Our would-be blenders reach their end game

January 2018, Issue 149, page 51

Keeping it clean
Cleaning distillery equipment is a far more significant subject than just having gleaming surfaces

January 2018, Issue 149, page 52

Round the Bend
Trying to make sense of the pipework in the Taliskerstillroom could drive you round the bend

January 2018, Issue 149, page 54

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Is bigger always better?

January 2018, Issue 149, page 56

The Irish Influence
The Bramble team embark on an Irish whiskey odyssey

January 2018, Issue 149, page 58

Honouring the Bard
Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o the puddin'-race!

January 2018, Issue 149, page 60

A tale of two airports
Two airports thousands of miles apart, but both have a new duty-free store and exclusive Highland Park bottlings to shout about

January 2018, Issue 149, page 78

Ask the Expert
Questions and answers

January 2018, Issue 149, page 80

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Four Roses 2017 Limited Edition Small Batch Barrel Strength
Bourbon - America - 53.90%
8 Excellent. Rounded, full of flavour, not too overpowering. Balanced.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Port Ellen 37 Years Old Special Release 17th
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.00%
8 A ton of character, charm and individuality - which is rare these days.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The GlenDronach Peated Port Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Just a lovely everyday dram – essential for the cabinet.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Tullibardine The Murray (2005)
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30%
7 A good spirit under this, which raises the avours.

Ardbeg Twenty Something
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.30%
8 A classic example of this sort.The kind of approachable Islay that will end up charming most.

Blair Athol 23 Years Old Special Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.40%
8 A bracing dram – one’s mouth puckers.

Box Quercus I Robur
Single Malt - Sweden - 50.80%
8 Chock-full of avour from active maturation. More superbly made Swedish whisky.

Brora 34 Years Old Special Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.90%
8 Not a particularly active maturation, but end results are pleasing.

Caol Ila 18 Years Old Special Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.80%
7 A bit samey.

Collectivium XXVII Special Release
Blended - Scotland - 57.30%
8 Pleasing. Strength brings intensity of avours it wouldn’t otherwise have.

Convalmore 32 Years Old Special Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.20%
7 The wood just didn’t give much; lacks the diversity of avours.

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon C917
Bourbon - America - 65.00%
7 A bit bland, brutish, blunt whisky, but nice enough.

Glen Elgin 18 Years Old Special Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.80%
7 If you like vanilla...

Glenmorangie The Cadboll
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A very sensible, conservative whisky, but charming indeed.

Green Spot Chateau Montelena
Single Malt - Ireland - 46.00%
7 This is not complex, but it’s a charming everyday dram.

Highland Park Full Volume
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.20%
7

Lagavulin 12 Years Old Special Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.50%
8 A weird whisky, and a bit unbalanced, but it mostly works.

Port Dundas 52 Years Old Special Release
Single Grain - Scotland - 44.60%
9 Heck of a dessert whisky.

Teaninich 17 Years Old Special Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.90%
7 Nice enough, but it’s hard to feel too excited about this.

The Sexton Single Malt
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
7 It’s blunt and there’s something not quite right about the spirit underneath it all.

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