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Whisky Magazine Issue 38

Whisky Magazine Issue 38

Whisky Magazine Issue 38

In this issue - Icons of Whisky - Jerez - New York's Dale DeGroff - Old Whiskies : special Tasting

Published April 2004

TheMiller'sTale
Spring:theseasonoffecundity,rebirthandrenewal.And,ofcourse,WhiskyLiveinLondon.Themerry-go-roundbeginsagain.TodayLondonand,intwoweekstime,whiskyeventsinSanFranciscoandCopenhagen.Thencomestheseasonoffes...

April 2004, Issue 38, page 5

DrinkswiththeDevil
MichaelJacksonjourneystotheheartofdarkness

April 2004, Issue 38, page 10

Millipederaisesquestionofage
DaveBroomonwhyallthat'soldisn'tnecessarilygood

April 2004, Issue 38, page 12

Thevoiceofthepeople
TheIconsofWhiskymarkastepupforWhiskyMagazine.FormerlyknownastheWhiskyAcademyanddecidedbyaneditorialpanel,theyarenowdecidedbyreadervotes.Herewepresentthewinners

April 2004, Issue 38, page 16

Hollywood'sgoldenage:Whiskyinthemovies
JeffersonChaselooksatthespecialrelationshipbetweenwhiskyandHollywood

April 2004, Issue 38, page 24

Allfiredupaboutwhisky
DaleDeGroff'snewbookisthebridgebetweenthetraditionalworldofwhiskyandthetrendyHighStreetcocktailbar.DominicRoskrowexplainswhy

April 2004, Issue 38, page 29

Youngatheart?
Inanewseriesweaskapanelofexpertstodebateacontroversialsubject

April 2004, Issue 38, page 30

Smoothoperators
TheMidletondistilleryinCorkistheengineroomofIrishDistillersandit'slikenootherdistilleryonearth.DominicRoskrowreports

April 2004, Issue 38, page 32

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April 2004, Issue 38, page 40

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IanBuxtonbravestheghostsandinvestigatestherootsoflowlandmaltGlenkinchie

April 2004, Issue 38, page 48

FunandfatalityarethemarkofSorrow
JeffersonChasetakesDrewBarrymore'sadvice(really!)andbuysacheapcopyofTimSandlin'sSorrowFloats

April 2004, Issue 38, page 54

Arelationshipthat'sonfire
ScottishwhiskyandSpanishsherryhavelonghadaspecialrelationship.Butasthepursuitofbetterqualityintensifies,thelinkisbecomingstronger.DominicRoskrowreports

April 2004, Issue 38, page 58

Givemestrength
IanWisniewskilooksattheeffectsofdifferentfillingandbottlingstrengths

April 2004, Issue 38, page 64

HidingoutfromtheHighStreethell
Saltisthefirstofanewtrend–HighStreetwhiskybars.Inthefirstofanewreviewseries DominicRoskrowvisitsit

April 2004, Issue 38, page 75

Holdthefrontpage...
Intabloidspeakweneedtostrikewhiletheiron'shotandmakehaywhilethesunshines.DominicRoskrowlooksathowwhiskyisenjoyinglifeasamediadarling

April 2004, Issue 38, page 82

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Brora 30 Years Old, Limited Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.70%
8 Exuberant interplay of sweet and dry flavours, pivoted on a firm malt background.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Glenfiddich 40 Years Old, Rare Collection
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.00%
8 Extraordinary flavour development. An astonishingly complex whisky.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Talisker 1982, 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.80%
9 Doesn't sound enjoyable? You bet it was.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ardbeg Lord of the Isles, 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Becomes more complex with age. I admire its style, but hanker for the bravado of the younger Ardbegs.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Cragganmore 29 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.50%
8 At this age, more complex and elegant than ever. No obvious sherry.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Douglas Laing Laphroaig 16 Years Old, Limburg Whisky Fair Bottling
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10%
8 At first, I did not recognise this as a Laphroaig. Then I thought that age must have muted its attack, but 16 is scarcely venerable. Can a whisky be an old fogey?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glen Elgin 32 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.30%
8 A lovely example of a honeyish Speyside whisky.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Rare Malts Brora 1982, 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.10%
8 Refreshing start; soothing finish. Quite a trick.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Macallan 1989, Exceptional Cask V
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.20%
8 Lovely pinkish mahogany colour. Big esters, together with alcohol, balance a surprising degree of woodiness. Drinks older than it is. Another fogeyish bottling.

Cadenhead's Glenglassaugh 26 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.10%
7 This has dried out to a point where it is aggressive and unbalanced.

Chieftain's Choice Springbank 35 Years Old Single Cask Sherry Butt
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.20%
7 Springbank is a big whisky but the sherry here is even bigger, and wipes out some of the whisky's subtleties.

Connoisseur's Choice Dailuaine 1975
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Characterful. Individualistic.

Connoisseur's Choice Glenlossie 1975
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Again, rather dried out. Lacks roundness and structure.

Cooper's Choice Glenlivet 1972, 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Lovely glowing colour. A big Glenlivet, more robust than complex.

Cooper's Choice Longmorn 1975, 27 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Complex, as Longmorn always is, but I wonder about the cask.

Cooper's Choice Strathisla 1976, 27 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Always a complex whisky, hard to pin down. This sample seems to have triggered an oriental mood.

Craigellachie Hotel Craigellachie 1982, 2003 Single cask bottling, 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.70%
7 I hope we will be seeing a little more of Craigellachie.

Dalwhinnie 29 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.80%
7 Seems to have become more lively with age.

Dewar's Signature
Blended - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Seems restrained at first, but needs time to open up, at which point it becomes quite loqacious.

Glenfiddich 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Salient house characteristics, especially the chocolate, at their boldest and most sustained.

Glenmorangie 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A confident, handsome whisky.

Glenury Royal 50 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.80%
8 A stunning farewell performance.

Lindores Abbey 'Angels Share'
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Lots of cereal-grain character. Seemed dry at first, but developed dessert sweetness – especially with water.

Rare Malts Auchroisk 28 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.80%
7 Carries its age effortlessly. Approachable, clean, sweet-tempered. Unlike The Singleton version, no obvious sherry.

Rare Malts Blair Athol 27 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.70%
7 The flavours seem to be held back, then suddenly released. This whisky might have been less inhibited at a younger age.

The Balvenie 25 Years Old, Single Barrel
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.90%
8 Seemed a little lighter all round than I remember.

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