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Whisky Magazine Issue 40

Whisky Magazine Issue 40

Whisky Magazine Issue 40

In this issue - Whisky in Greece - How whiskey fuelled the Blues - Speyside Festival - Whisky and Coffee - Special Japanese Tastings

Published June 2004

It'sbeenalongtimesince...
Timeisrelative,andinthewhiskyindustryyouareremindedsoregularly.

June 2004, Issue 40, page 5

Love,warandwhisky
MichaelJacksonhasafewdrinkswithBuffaloBill

June 2004, Issue 40, page 11

Goingdownthetoilet?
DaveBroomgetsallnostalgicwhilevisitingthegents

June 2004, Issue 40, page 12

LimburgWhiskyFairgrowson...
Injustthreeyears,theWhiskyFairatLimburginGermanyhasestablisheditselfasoneofTHEeventsinthecontinentalwhiskydiary.

June 2004, Issue 40, page 14

Glenlivin'itup
Thisyear'sSpeysideFestivalwasagreatsuccess.MarcinMillerwasthere

June 2004, Issue 40, page 16

BackformoreatEdradour
It'sfouryearssinceourmysteryvisitorwasatEdradour,andalothashappenedsincethen.Sowhat'sthetourlikenow?

June 2004, Issue 40, page 18

Arewegoodfinishers?
Inthelatestofourroundtabledebates,welookatspecialfinishes.

June 2004, Issue 40, page 20

Music'sdarkheart
Blues–fromitsrootsinblackruralpovertythrough60spsychedeliaandontothecollegerocksceneoftodayhasalwaysbeenaboutattitude.HereJeffersonChasetakesawalkonthewildside,whileonpage24,DaveBroommeetsthemasters...

June 2004, Issue 40, page 22

Foreverdrinking
DaveBroomtalksmusicwithseminal60sbandandwhiskydrinkers,Love.

June 2004, Issue 40, page 25

TakingCaolcomfortatIslay'sbiggestdistillery(CaolIla)
AhighproportionofCaolIlawhiskyisusedforblends.ButasIanBuxtondiscovered,DiageoismakingsomeexcellentsinglemaltsavailablefromtheenigmaticIslaydistillery.

June 2004, Issue 40, page 28

Wacky,weirdandwonderful
Wemightmoanaboutnannystategovernmentsthesedays,butovertheyearslegislatorsacrosstheworldhavetriedallsortsofbizarrethings.HereChristineGreenlooksatsomeofthestrangeralcohollaws

June 2004, Issue 40, page 32

AnythingbutaGreektragedy
Greecehasoneofthebiggestmarketsforwhiskyintheworld.TomBruce-Gardynereports

June 2004, Issue 40, page 34

AbookwithacentralFlaws
Gutteredisadecadentandbawdydrinkingromp.PerfectterrainforJeffersonChase,then

June 2004, Issue 40, page 37

Teachinganolddistillerynewtricks
BuffaloTracetakesitsnamefromthegreatpioneeringdayswhenKentuckymarkedthenewfrontier.Today,it'sstillblazingatrailforwhiskey.CharlesK.Cowderyreports

June 2004, Issue 40, page 38

Naughtybutnice
Impossibletodowhiskyjusticewhenit'sinacocktail?That'srubbish,asourrecentWhiskyCocktailChallengeshowed

June 2004, Issue 40, page 42

Whathappensinthecask
Thereactionsthatgooninthecaskandcreatewhiskyarestillnotfullyunderstood.IanWisniewskitakesacloselookatthemostrecentresearchonthesubjecttoseewhatitcantellus

June 2004, Issue 40, page 46

Blowinghotandcold(CoffeeandWhisky)
Coffeeandwhiskymakeanidealafter-dinnerpartnership.Weputtogetherapaneloftasterstomatchsomeoutstandingcoffeeblendswithsomeprovocativemalts.DominicRoskrowreports

June 2004, Issue 40, page 54

Whisky'sowngrandnational?
IanBankier'sdreamistogivewhiskyloversanationalretailchainoftheirown.GavinDSmithspoketotheformerBurnStewartboss

June 2004, Issue 40, page 57

MarriagesmadeinHebrides
It'seasytospiceupyourfoodofferingwithwhisky.HereMartineNouetusesIslayandJuratopepuphermenu

June 2004, Issue 40, page 58

Smallbutperfectlyformed?
Recentissueshavereportedontwomicrodistilleryprojectsbeinglaunchedthisyear.OnthispageTerryWilliamswritesabouttheLochEweDistilleryatDrumchorkLodge,WesterRoss

June 2004, Issue 40, page 67

Mixingit
Wehaveinvitedfourofthebestdrinkswriterstotakeitinturntowriteforus.Firstup,award-winningjournalistAndrewJeffordarguesthatwhiskyisamatteroftastes

June 2004, Issue 40, page 74

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Hibiki 505 17 Years Old, Non chill filtered
Blended - Japan - 50.50%
8 Virile. Rich display of flavours. If I was to climb up the Fujiyama, I'd take a flask with me.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

The Glenlivet 16 Years Old, Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.60%
8 The rich fruity profile of Glenlivet blossoms at cask strength. So well balanced.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Gordon & MacPhail Caol Ila 1991
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.40%
8 What you nose is what you get. A beautiful uncompromising version of Caol Ila. More enjoyable when neat.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Hokuto 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 40.00%
8 A wee cracker. Nothing sophisticated. Clean, straight and well combined. Quite cheering.

Dewar's Founder's Reserve 18 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Attractive nose but a wee more restrained palate than expected.

Dram House Vatted Malt, 12 Years Old, Milroy's
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Conclusion: A true and easy-going mariner. Straight forwardness takes the place of complexity. Is Caol Ila a major player in the vatting?

Evermore 2004 Blend, 21 Years Old
Blended - Japan - 40.00%
7 Perfect blend of aromas and textures. Really appealing. Makes you feel romantic.

Frisky Whisky Milroy's
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Frisky to say the least! The palate is much more talkative and pleasant than the nose. Would be great in a granite with strawberries.

Fujigotenba 15 Years Old, Single Grain
Single Malt - Japan - 43.00%
7 Characterful but I would have easily mistaken it for Cognac.

Fujigotenba 18 Years Old, Single Malt
Single Malt - Japan - 43.00%
7 I like its balance and elegance. Again in a cognac style like a mature X. O. from 'fins bois terroir'.

Glen Grant 14 Years Old, Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.30%
7 A midsummer's night dream dram. So delicate, so rich but without ostentation.

Gordon & MacPhail Bladnoch 1991
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.80%
7 The nose is unusual, closer to a sour Chinese broth than a whisky! But the palate restores an expected floral Lowland freshness.

James MacArthur Glentauchers 1990, 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.20%
7 Pleasant fruitiness on the nose but the palate is somewhat dour and one dimensional.

Karuizawa 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 40.00%
7 I would have enjoyed the whisky more if I had stuck to nosing.

Karuizawa Master's Blend, 10 Years Old
Blended - Japan - 40.00%
7 For once, a whisky that delivers more on the palate than on the nose. It could make a pleasant summer dram.

Longmorn 17 Years Old, Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.20%
8 Maybe not as balanced as the classic 15 year-old. But who would turn one's nose up to a Longmorn? So rare, so satisfying. Yummy.

Mercian Ship
Blended - Japan - 40.00%
7 A promising nose but a somewhat worn out palate.

Miyagikyo 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 45.00%
7 Nose is more attractive than the palate. Lacks elegance and cohesion.

Nikka Black 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 40.00%
7 Easy-going, well-balanced. To be enjoyed as a refreshment with water and ice.

Silver Barley Milroy's
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
6 A very young, new-make like whisky. On the bitter side. A fresh nose isn't enough.

Strathisla 15 Years Old, Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.10%
8 Make the effort to sample a cracking dram and to visit the bonniest distillery in Scotland.

Taketsuru 17 Years Old
Blended - Japan - 43.00%
8 The creamy notes on the nose suggest more sweetness on the palate. Oak speaks up.

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