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Whisky Magazine Issue 36

Whisky Magazine Issue 36

Whisky Magazine Issue 36

In this issue - 5th Birthday Issue - Monarch of the Glen - Glenrothes

Published December 2003

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December 2003, Issue 36, page 5

Battle at Wounded Knee
Michael Jackson survives ot wonder about Jonnie Walker

December 2003, Issue 36, page 11

Time to sort this out
Dave Broom launches a campaign for clear labelling

December 2003, Issue 36, page 12

Acting the part
It was only amatter of time before Monarch of the Glen discovered whisky. Gavin Smith reports.

December 2003, Issue 36, page 16

We're celebrating five glorious years
Five years, my brain hurts alot; five years, that's all we've got..."

December 2003, Issue 36, page 24

Mix it up and start again
Why don't whiskies from different nations ever get belnded togeterh? Or do they? Gavin Smith found out

December 2003, Issue 36, page 32

Soup up your starter
Martine Nouet provides us with some warnimg soup recipes and shows us how to liven them up with a drop of whisky to make an ideal starter to any meal

December 2003, Issue 36, page 36

London mixes a recipe for success
Whisky cocktails present mixologists with a unique set of problems. But some of London's finest were up for the challenge. Dominic Roskrow reports.

December 2003, Issue 36, page 40

A lord among malts (Glenrothes)
Glenrothes has a formidable reputation as a single malt and is a key component in the internationally renowned Cutty Sark. Tom Bruce-Gardyne visited the distillery

December 2003, Issue 36, page 42

Collector's corner
Distillery representative for whisky Magazine John M Rose presents another selection of collectible whisky

December 2003, Issue 36, page 46

Extending the family
Bourbon producer Heaven Hill is a family business that's branching out. Kate Ennis joined the extended family in Kentucky for a preview of their new vintage.

December 2003, Issue 36, page 48

A rose amongst the thorns (Aberiour)
Our Mystery Visitor discovers the Aberiour Distilery Experience

December 2003, Issue 36, page 50

The distinct smell of winter
Jefferson Chase writes about The Winter Father by Andre Dubus Snr.

December 2003, Issue 36, page 53

From Russia with love...
Vodka is the drink of choice for the average Russian but whisky has its fans. How did it get there? Erkin Touzmohamedov recounts the strange case of whisky and Stalin

December 2003, Issue 36, page 55

Cool and collected
Ian Wisniewski explores the mysteries of the ageing warehouse and looks at how different types affect the eventual taste of your whisky

December 2003, Issue 36, page 64

A place of my own at last
Editor Dominic Roskrow celebrates the end of his first year by getting his own column

December 2003, Issue 36, page 74

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Ardbeg Uigeadail
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.20%
8 The elemental opposite of the sophisticated Lord of the Isles.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Royal Salute 50 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A work of craftsmanship, elegance and its own style.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Murray McDavid Mission II Linkwood 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Very sophisticated bittersweet flavours. Adults only.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Scotch Malt Whisky Society Yamazaki, 10 Years Old, 119.3
Single Malt - Japan - 56.20%
8 A surprising amount of peat in this usually very delicate malt.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Whisky Exchange Glenfiddich 1974 50th Anniversary of the Queen's Coronation
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.90%
8 Despite the rich descriptors, I found this slightly sharp with some vintage Glenfiddichs.

Bruichladdich Legacy Series II 1965
Single Malt - Scotland - 41.80%
8 Does Starbucks know about this?

Bruichladdich Vintage 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.20%
8 The whisky for a Baltimore crab feast. Why not a Bruichladdich crab feast, come to that?

Campbeltown Loch 21 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A good, solid blend. Serve chilled, neat, with Loch Fyne oysters, pickled herrings and scallops.

Celtic Heartlands Bowmore 1968
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.60%
8 Fresh, very drinkable. Doesn't remotely taste it's age.

Celtic Heartlands The Macallan 1968
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.20%
7 Dry Oloroso is a very good idea.

Celtique Connexion Bruichladdich 1992 Spirit Safe & Cask Selection
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 It took me a while to get past the very pale colour (white wine) and the distinctive aroma but, in the end, I liked this manifestation of The Laddie.

Celtique Connexion Clonmel Peated 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
7 Another smoky whiskey is always welcome, but I think I may have tasted this under another name.

Celtique Connexion Mortlach 1989 Spirit Safe & Cask Selection
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
6 Lacks contribution from wood. Lacks complexity.

Cooper's Choice Aberfeldy 1974
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 All the classic flavour elements. With its character "freshness", Aberfeldy often shines at younger ages. Here it excels in middle age.

Glen Flagler 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Better than it sounds. Rather odd, but I liked it. With cheese?

Killyloch 1967
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Astonishingly fresh and youthful. Not complex, but an enjoyable drink. A lamented Lowlander.

Murray McDavid Mission II Strathisla 1976
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A good example of this distinctive and under-rated malt.

Scotch Malt Whisky Society Hakushu 1981, 21 Years Old, 120.1
Single Malt - Japan - 60.70%
8 A very enigmatic malt. Lighter in body but drier and more assertive in flavour than Yamazaki. A digestif.

Scotch Malt Whisky Society Yamazaki 1991, 11 Years Old, 119.5
Single Malt - Japan - 62.20%
8 Saves all the action for the finish. Very appetising.

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