Whisky Magazine Issue 59
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Two of the greatest shows on earth.We provide an overview ofWhisky Live in Glasgow and Paris.
The grandeur of Glasgow bathed in the most glorious sunshine was the backdrop for this year's Whisky Live event.
The world's premier whisky tasting show, held in George Square, was packed with enthusiasts eager to sample the latest and greatest offerings from a wealth of distillers and whisky companies.
More than 2,700 visitors got the chance to taste the finest drams on the market, including a sample of the entrants from Whisky Magazine's ‘Independent Bottler's Challenge'.
Several companies released new expressions at the show, giving the malt lover an opportunity to try the latest bottlings before they hit the shelves.
These included Glenfiddich's Toasted Oak Reserve, Old Pulteney's 15 year old and Benromach Tokaji wood.
These new releases were put through their paces by whisky star and renowned author, Dave Broom and French Whisky Magazine editor Martine Nouet in a series of live head to head tastings.
The stage was turned into a cocktail bar as top international barmen from LA Bartenders created some refreshing and the flamboyant and passionate Richard Paterson talk about some of the rarest whiskies from Whyte and Mackay, followed by the equally effervescent Ronnie Cox enthusing about the delights of The Glenrothes range and its wood policy.
To finish off the masterclasses Graham Eunson, distillery manager at Glenmorangie, helped people create their own perfect dram with a selection of special cask drawn samples.
For the first time Isle of Arran Brewery were at ...