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Whisky Magazine Issue 52

Whisky Magazine Issue 52

Whisky Magazine Issue 52

In this issue - Break for the Border - Whiskey and moonshine - Oban Distillery - Wine Finishes - Kentucky - Improve your tasting skills - Glen Moray - Jimmy Barclay - Tullamore Dew

Published November 2005

Chinese New Year?
As we enter 2006, China and the environment are going to be key issues for the world of whisky

November 2005, Issue 52, page 5

A memorable moment with the Minister
A kiss is just a kiss. Or does it count as sexual harassment?

November 2005, Issue 52, page 11

Whiskey town weirdness
Louisville,home of bourbon,is under threat from the globalisers. Its quirkiness needs defending

November 2005, Issue 52, page 12

Whisky Live across the globe
Hosted for the second time in the magnificent Palais Brongniart, the old Stock Exchange, Paris Whisky Live welcomed 60 distilleries from all other the world including the newcomers from India, Wales a...

November 2005, Issue 52, page 15

Special finishing school
Whisky Magazine and The Glenlivet hosted a readers' round table in London. In the first half we asked about wood finishes and innovations

November 2005, Issue 52, page 16

Fast cars and wild whiskey
Once upon a time,moonshine was big business,and the American South played out a daily game of cat and mouse as fast cars raced for the border. Jim Leggett goes in search of an American institution

November 2005, Issue 52, page 18

Small but perfectly formed (Oban)
Oban is a wonderful but compact distillery in a picturesque port town. Ian Buxton visited it

November 2005, Issue 52, page 24

Time to raise its game (Glen Moray)
Glen Moray is Glenmorangie's third distillery and is somewhat forgotten,lying as it does in the shadow of Tain's finest and the wonderful Ardbeg.But is it underrated? The mystery visitor had a look…

November 2005, Issue 52, page 30

Praise where praise is Dew
Tullamore Dew is reasserting its Irishness and it's paying dividends. Dominic Roskrow reports

November 2005, Issue 52, page 32

Jack meets, shoots, and leaves
Jack and Jean Oswald have turned their passion in to a hobby and business. Dominic Roskrow reports

November 2005, Issue 52, page 34

A tasteful way to understand whisky
Pip Hills explains how his Scotch Whisky Directory can help you improve your tasting skills

November 2005, Issue 52, page 36

Full steam ahead in Kentucky
The times they are a-changing in Kentucky as the bourbon producers enjoy a renewed interest in their products. Dominic Roskrow reports

November 2005, Issue 52, page 40

Dinner down under
Whisky and food is a new concept in Australia,but trendy Sydney restaurant China Doll was prepared to give it a go. Naren Young went along

November 2005, Issue 52, page 44

The Truman snow
Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory recalls a fond seasonal ritual. Jefferson Chase reports

November 2005, Issue 52, page 47

The missing link
The recent Pernod Ricard-Allied deal reunited two great whisky names. But they were linked once before by whisky entrepreneur Jimmy Barclay. Iain Russell reports

November 2005, Issue 52, page 48

The Hot Toddy
Ian Wisniewski on a very old classic

November 2005, Issue 52, page 50

Who's a pretty ploy then?
The Pattison brothers could have taught media guru Max Clifford a thing or two about promotion.They even used parrots to promote their whisky. Ian Buxton reports

November 2005, Issue 52, page 52

Flying Dutchman
Joe Bates with the latest from travel retail

November 2005, Issue 52, page 55

America - the stave
Ian Wisniewski looks at how the bourbon barrel influences the taste of whisky

November 2005, Issue 52, page 64

The forgotten blend
Tynron is a sleepy Scottish town and it once had its own whisky. Dave McFadzean goes in search of this unusual blend

November 2005, Issue 52, page 67

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Celtique Connexion Vin de Paille du Jura Wood Finish 1994
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A rich and comforting character. Complex but not complicated. To warm you up on a dull evening. Play Beethoven Symphony N°7 (second movement) and you'll be in heaven.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Royal Mile Whiskies Bowmore 1999, Young Peaty Islay
Single Malt - Scotland - 61.50%
8 Bring on the kippers.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Auchentoshan 17 Years Old, Bordeaux Wine
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.00%
8 The wine finish brings in sweetness and fruitiness but without masking the delicate grassiness and lightness of the Lowland style. A real cracker, perfect for a wake up call.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Glenlivet 1972
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Lots of flavour but restrained and well balanced. Very confident. If there is a Speyside style, surely this is it.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Bruichladdich Second Edition 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 I seem to have fallen into a breakfast reverie. This would be best with a Japanese breakfast.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Celtique Connexion 1993 Monbazillac Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Quite a strong character. Uncompromising warmth. Good balanced. You need to like it hot to enjoy the dram.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Celtique Connexion Cadillac Wood Finish 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A whispering dram. Nothing wrong with that. You've just got to tune in to its delicacy. The character is full and complex. Dangerously enticing especially with a dash of water.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Dewar Rattray Bunnahabhain 27 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.90%
8 Not as elegant and complex as some in this flight, but the breakfast it evoked was hearty and delicious.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Queen of the Moorlands Laphroaig, Rare Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.70%
8 A deft, attractive, dram.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Rare Malts Glendullan 1978 26 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.50%
8 In the crush bar at the opera?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Dalmore 1991, Madeira Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.00%
8 The wine smoothes but it is not there yet. Too young? Not enough finishing? It should have gone back to sleep.

Benromach 21 Years Old, Old Tokaji Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00%
7 Rather unbalanced. The nose is far more promising than the palate. What's the point of the finish?

Chieftain's Choice Auchroisk Medoc
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 A port finish? Rather brutal and overwhelming. Was the distillery character so bland?

Glenmorangie Cote d'or Burgundy Wood Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 A beautifully balanced Highlander. Serious, reliable, pleasantly displaying a good array of flavours. Maybe the wine cask has imparted more intensity.

James MacArthur The Glenrothes 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.50%
7 Sophisticated flavours in a delicate structure. Like elaborate petits-fours.

Rare Malts Glen Mhor 1976 28 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.90%
7 A straight-ahead, fruity, creamy, Speysider.

The Dalmore 1973, Cabernet Sauvignon Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.00%
7 A charming old lady with her pockets full of candies. Who can resist?

The Wee Dram Craigellachie 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Metallic flavour seems dominant, and the rest doesn't hold together.

The Wee Dram Rosebank 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Once a vamp. Now a trouper. She is a little astringent, but I am blind to her faults. I could fall for her all over again.

Tullibardine 1993, Marsala Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A lovely dram. Fresh, natural, cheery. The perfect companion for a cheese party. Preferably undiluted.

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