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Whisky Magazine Issue 150

Whisky Magazine Issue 150

Whisky Magazine Issue 150

In this issue - World's best 2018 - Rosebank - Music - Lot 40 - Royal Drams

Published April 2018

Johnnie Walker strides in
The striding man's embassy opens its doors in America

April 2018, Issue 150, page

Changing Times
We have a long way to go but the movement has started

April 2018, Issue 150, page 3

The Orphan Whiskey Flask
The joy of discovering long lost hip flasks

April 2018, Issue 150, page 11

Back in the day
Looking back over how things have evolved for the whisky devotee

April 2018, Issue 150, page 13

The Illusion of Water
How much water is used to make our whisky, and where is it from

April 2018, Issue 150, page 15

Looking Back
As this is a monumental moment in the history of Whisky Magazine, it only felt right to take a look at some of the happenings, launches, openings, events and general development of whisky since 1998

April 2018, Issue 150, page 16

Rosebank The King of Wings
As Ian Macleod Distillers plans to resurrect one of Scotlandís most cherished distilleries, we have a look behind the scenes

April 2018, Issue 150, page 24

A perfect Blend
In a new series for Whisky Magazine, Hans Offringa introduces us to the pleasures of pairing great music with fine drams

April 2018, Issue 150, page 30

A is for...
We join this Swedish collector as he works through the alphabet

April 2018, Issue 150, page 34

A place in history
A small plastic vial marks a historic moment at the home of Writerís Tears and the Irishman brands

April 2018, Issue 150, page 40

Beneath the Underdog
Our chaps chart the rise and fall of this iconic whisky

April 2018, Issue 150, page 44

The Royal Drams
Drinking in the Palace experience

April 2018, Issue 150, page 50

Saying goodbye
Our blenders find that the hardest thing can be to say goodbye

April 2018, Issue 150, page 54

Does the ABV really matter?
As malt whiskies are bottled at various strengths, we ask what significance this can have

April 2018, Issue 150, page 56

Beyond Production
Our man looks at the driving forces behind creating a product - consumer research, market demands and deciding where it will be released

April 2018, Issue 150, page 58

Cigars and Whisky
The world of fine cigars is full of jargon, so weíve compiled a short FAQ to help make things clearer The world of fine cigars is full of jargon, so weíve compiled a short FAQ to help make things cl...

April 2018, Issue 150, page 60

Showing your age
The Bramble team show how marrying and ageing can be used to produce superior cocktails

April 2018, Issue 150, page 62

A pairing challenge
In response to Davin de Kergommeauxís column in the last edition, the chocolate reviewer muses about pairing whisky and chocolate

April 2018, Issue 150, page 64

Island Destinations
In a new series we send some of the whisky world's great and good to a desert island, what will they chose to take?

April 2018, Issue 150, page 86

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Hard to Find Whisky Tobermory Casino Series - Rum Cask #Poker
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.60%
9 Gorgeous and breathtaking, that play of the seaside and earthiness, perfect balance.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Anon Batch 2 – 17 Years Old AW 10th Anniversary
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.80%
8 Hipflask, spade, onion sets, biltong and burning off- cuts in the evening light. Blissful.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

BenRiach Four Cask Matured Aged 21 Years
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
9 Serious. Separates then knits back together. Sherbet dips in the Cairngorms.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berrys Own Selection Strathclyde Strathclyde 1988
Single Grain - Scotland - 52.20%
8 A great drop of grain. Intriguing with layers that peel away, who called grain simple

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Gelnglassaugh Pedro Ximene?z Sherry Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A roller coaster ride with flavours punching through at different points.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Green Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
Single Pot Still - Ireland - 40.00%
8 Brilliant balance between the fruit and cereal notes. Pot still at its best? Probably.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Grindlay's Selection BenRinnes BenRinnes
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.40%
4 Fun stuff. Water helps releases hidden depths.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Highland Park The Dark
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.90%
8 Lovely stuff, well balanced. Like tucking into the sherry soaked iced finger at the bottom of a trifle.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lady of the Glen Jura Isle of Jura
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.60%
8 An odd number but once opened up it's good fun, layers of interest wash in.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Langatun Old Bear
Single Malt - Switzerland - 40.00%
8 Just lovely, different and quite breathtaking.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Tullibardine Custodians 1962
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.10%
8 Like being in a vintage MGB GT. Seriously easy drinking but depth if you look.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Malts Single Cask Reserve Italian Bakery Delight
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Highly complicated with lots of layers and balanced sweetness

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
Bourbon - America - 43.20%
8 A liquid apple pie, just ask for more.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye
Rye - America - 45.20%
8 Shows how wonderful rye can be. Sweet and spice vying for attention.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Stonecutter Heritage Cask Whiskey
Bourbon - America - 45.00%
8 Very yummy stuff indeed. So heady at first with those floral notes it really is a treat.

Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye
Rye - America - 40.00%
7 Not bad at all, just wanted more pep and spice.

Glenmorangie Spios
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Really fun with layers emerging. Such a great finish too.

Griffo Stony Point
Single Malt - America - 47.00%
8 A big sweet- toothed number mixed with corn notes.

Jewels of Scotland Dailuaine Dailuaine 2000
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.70%
8 Decent enough for the springtime hipflask, and water helps it open up.

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