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Whisky Magazine Issue 41

Whisky Magazine Issue 41

Whisky Magazine Issue 41

In this issue - 50 Years of Maker's Mark - Yamazaki - Aged Bourbon Tasting - Fake Whisky update - Islay Walks - Paul Rankin - Scapa

Published July 2004

Let'sdiveinatthedeepend
Onlyonething:theydrankmyentirebottleofLaphroaig

July 2004, Issue 41, page 5

The‘quaiching'ofaPresident
MichaelJacksonrecallshispartinRon'sdownfall

July 2004, Issue 41, page 11

It'sallamatterofangles
Dave‘TheBrush'Broomonpotting,piratesandpromotions

July 2004, Issue 41, page 12

BladnochisastrongSouthWesterly
IttakessomegettingtobutScotland'smostsoutherndistilleryisworththeeffort.Evenwhenit'ssilenced

July 2004, Issue 41, page 18

Castinganeyetothefuture
Thismonth'sdebatelooksatthefutureroleofagestatementsonbourbons

July 2004, Issue 41, page 20

Headydaysasdrinkersseekoutquality
Theseareveryspecialdaysindeedforwhisky

July 2004, Issue 41, page 22

Isbourboncomingofage?
IsthereaperfectageforAmericanwhiskey–andaredifferentageexpressionsdrivingthemarketorindangerofharmingit?

July 2004, Issue 41, page 24

HowMaker'smadeitsMark
WhenTWSamuelsVIfirstproducedMaker'sMarkhewasdismissedasacrackpot.Buthesucceededinchangingtheimageofbourbonforever,andthesectorisstillbenefitingDominicRoskrowreports

July 2004, Issue 41, page 28

Whiskyateasewithitself(Yamazaki)
AtYamazakithedistilleryandchurchstandnexttoeachotherinharmony.DaveBroomwitnesseswhiskymakingatitsnoblest

July 2004, Issue 41, page 32

Let'stakeawalkonthefragrantside
ThesmellsofIslayreflectonsomeofitswonderfulwhiskies.MartineNouettakesyouonasensoryjourneyacrosstheislandandintroducesitsfloraandfauna

July 2004, Issue 41, page 36

Outwiththeold,inwiththenew?Notquite...
Canwhisky-makingbetaughtproperlyatuniversity,andisourunderstandingofscienceleadingtobetterwhisky?GavinSmithlooksattheissue

July 2004, Issue 41, page 40

BackfromthebrinkforScapa
TheScapadistilleryonOrkneyistobereopenedfulltimeafteryearsofneglectDominicRoskrowvisitedit

July 2004, Issue 41, page 44

Findingfellowshipincafésociety
JeffersonChasestopsforadrinkatCarsonMcCullers'SadCafé

July 2004, Issue 41, page 47

AspiciersideofIreland
CelebritychefPaulRankinhasalwaysusedwhiskeyinhisrecipes.DominicRoskrowtookacookinglessonwithhimandvisitedhisrestaurant,Cayenne

July 2004, Issue 41, page 50

MagnificentSevenmeettheFamousFive
ChivasbilleditasthegreatGlenlivetTastingShowdown.OurmanIanBuxtonpoppedalongtoseewhatitwasallabout

July 2004, Issue 41, page 56

Somethingfishyorasaltonthesenses?
IanWisniewskiexploresthephenomenonofmarinecharacteristicsandaskswhywecantastetheseawhenwedrinksomemalts

July 2004, Issue 41, page 58

Foundonthemarketingdepartmentfloor
AmericanwriterTerrySullivanisthelatestguestjournalisttograceourpages.Andhehassomeprettycoolindustryinsidersascontacts…

July 2004, Issue 41, page 74

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Dewar Rattray Bruichladdich 1991, 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.00%
8 Savoury. Summery. A picnic malt. Or eating freshly shucked oysters with Jim McEwan.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Evan Williams 23 Years Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 53.50%
8 A lovely bourbon, but I prefer it younger.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Old Rip Van Winkle's 15 Years Old, Family Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 53.50%
8 Big . Rich. Hearty. Robust.

World Whiskies Awards 2008 - World's Best American Whiskey - Winner Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

George T. Stagg
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 71.35%
8 Ideal for Thanksgiving or Christmas. If you don't like your in-laws or the television, knock yourself out after dinner.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Gordon & MacPhail Benromach Traditional
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 This one really does have subtlety. A lovely, delicate aperitif.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

W.L. Weller 12 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 Would I take a bath in this? Well, perhaps a shower.

Dewar Rattray Auchentoshan 1990, 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.00%
7 I would never have identified this as an Auchentoshan. Proves 'the Glasgow malt' has plenty of character, but this expression lacks subtlety.

Dewar Rattray Longmorn 1990 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.30%
7 I loved the aroma. After that the stern, impenetrable palate was frustrating but in keeping with the mood. A good, old-fashioned Speysider.

Dewar Rattray The Macallan 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.60%
7 A very odd Macallan. Perhaps a very odd cask.

Eagle Rare 17 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 The nose suggested an astringent palate, but there is some balancing sweetness.

Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 Delicious. Dangerously drinkable. Bigger and richer than I remember.

Henry McKenna Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.00%
7 Shy. Diffident. But with its own delicacy.

Old Charter Proprietor's Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 Finally made it to lunch.

Old Charter The Classic 90, 12 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 Biscuits and gravy and a shot of Charter 12. The breakfast of champions.

Pappy Van Winkle 20 Years Old, Family Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20%
7 The family propensity to fall asleep seems to have struck in the bottle; given a chance to breathe and a drink of water, it comes back to life.

Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve, 23 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.80%
7 Big and robust but very drinkable and soothing.

The Arran Malt First 1995, Limited Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 The early releases were promising, and this one has matured well.

Van Winkle Special Reserve, 12 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20%
7 Well balanced. Easy to drink. Not especially complex.

Wild Turkey Sherry Signature
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.00%
7 Bourbon and sherry? Is this allowed? I'm not sure it should be. I didn't order this, I ordered 101.

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