In this issue - Praban na Linne - Grain production - Marmalade - Laphroaig - Cocktail time - Whisky Islands - New Zealand illicit stills - Hokonui - Compass Box - Old Pulteney - Dewar Rattray
Published November 2006
Some months are just packed with events you just want to savour,says Rob Allanson
November 2006, Issue 60, page 5
The Jackson Five
As Michael is away we have decided to select some of the best bits from his columns spanning 60 editions of Whisky Magazine
November 2006, Issue 60, page 11
The innovation game
Dave gives us his thoughts on the latest crop of new whisky
November 2006, Issue 60, page 12
The four Ps of presents
In this round table we ask how you make whisky the gift of choice over other luxury goods using price,positioning, promotion and packaging.
November 2006, Issue 60, page 14
New deli delights (Demijohn)
Sally Toms visits Demijohn,a new breed of independent bottler and off-licence in the heart of Edinburgh
November 2006, Issue 60, page 17
The autumn is always an exciting time for whisky collectors and connoisseurs. There are generally a number of exciting limited edition releases,targeted at the gift market,and this year is no exceptio...
November 2006, Issue 60, page 18
Back in print
A new company is breathing new life in to old lost tomes.Ian Buxtontells us more
November 2006, Issue 60, page 20
Oh La La! (La Zouch)
The name might suggest a certain French flavour but La Zouch is a quintessentially English restaurant selling some rather exceptional whiskies. Richard Jones pulls up a chair.
November 2006, Issue 60, page 21
Whisky by appointment (Laphroaig)
Laphroaig on Islay is one of the iconic distilleries. Dominic Roskrow visited it
November 2006, Issue 60, page 22
As the Gaelic whisky company hits the big 30,Ian Buxton takes a trip to Skye to find out what's next
November 2006, Issue 60, page 26
Richard Parker is turning a passion for whisky in to a healthy business. Dominic Roskrow reports
November 2006, Issue 60, page 27
A quiet secret to shout about
Roddy Woomble is a superb Scottish songwriter and he deserves discovering says Rocky McCabe
November 2006, Issue 60, page 28
How do you drink yours?
Ian Wisniewski discovers how whisky is drunk around the world.
November 2006, Issue 60, page 30
Ask the expert
John Rose answers another selection of our readers' letters
November 2006, Issue 60, page 33
Whisky's island outpost
For very obvious reasons Islay tends to dominate the landscape when it comes to Scotland's whisky islands. But the other islands offer plenty for the whisky enthusiast
November 2006, Issue 60, page 34
Friday 13th October proved lucky for the Master Distillers and exhibitors who poured in to Via Allegro Restaurant in the heart of Toronto. Via Allegro, awarded the Whisky Magazine ‘Great Whisky of t...
November 2006, Issue 60, page 42
The Magic of Citrus
Martine Nouet delves in to the wonderful world of marmalades and tangy, fresh fruit
November 2006, Issue 60, page 44
The perils of drink
Jefferson Chase unearths a forgotten gem
November 2006, Issue 60, page 47
South Island moonshine
Ian R Mitchelltells the story of the Highland Scots emigrants to New Zealand,who took with them their Gaelic language, their bagpipe music – and their illicit whisky skills.
November 2006, Issue 60, page 48
Packing a punch
Ian Wisniewski looks at the story behind this versatile cocktail
November 2006, Issue 60, page 51
Saints and sinner
Robin Laing delves in to the historical connections between the country's saints and the water of life
November 2006, Issue 60, page 52
Scotch rules the roost at Ezeiza
Joe Bates gets the low down on the Buenos Aires scene
November 2006, Issue 60, page 55
Out of the shadows
Grain whisky is stepping into the spotlight after years of being undervalued. Ian Wisniewski finds out more
November 2006, Issue 60, page 56
Great Whisky Bars of the world
Recently we launched a new scheme to honour the world's best whisky bars. As this exciting scheme has grown form strength to strength Whisky Magazine has been inundated with more suggestions.
November 2006, Issue 60, page 59
Dial B for blends
In the second of our ‘back to basics'guides Dominic Roskrow looks at the letter B and in particular blends
November 2006, Issue 60, page 74
Compass Box The Peat Monster
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 A warm, clean and charming whisky. The Islay influence is there but gently flirting with a mainland fellow. An accomplished character.
Dewar Rattray Glencadam 1975 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.40% 8 A dazzling quality you only get when cask and spirit have been in a long slow dance.
Monkey Shoulder Batch 27
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 An elegant dram, dominated by orange and spices. For a Christmas treat? Water is not needed.
Compass Box Oak Cross
Blended Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Perky, smooth yet firm and spicy. Clever stuff and hugely drinkable.
Dewar Rattray Bowmore 1990, 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.00% 8 Has richness and some finesse.
Dewar Rattray Caol Ila 1991, 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.70% 8 Fishy yet sweet. Kipper crumble in a hospital anyone?
James MacArthur 14 Years Old Islay Blended Malt
Blended - Scotland - 58.30% 8 Alcohol is so well tamed. A fully Islay vatted malt. Vatted, really? More a single than a vatted. Or an Ardbeg vatted with a Laphroaig?
Old Pulteney 15 Years Old, Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.80% 8 A slightly odd melange of flavours and textures...but it works.
Chivas Brothers 100 Pipers, 8 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A very gentle and fruity whisky. Would have benefited from a balancing dryness.
Dewar Rattray Ben Nevis 1992 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.20% 7 I find it a little grubby.
Dewar Rattray Caperdonich 1980 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.10% 7 A shy little furry woodland creature peeking out, then hiding again.
Dewar Rattray Craigellachie 1989 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.70% 7 The different elements haven't been pulled together. A better cask would have given some order and control.
Dewar Rattray Glenglassaugh 1976 29 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.00% 7 Of interest, but not great.
Dewar Rattray Strathmill 1975 31 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.30% 7 The wood has taken charge. Doesn't appear to have the character to carry extended aging.
Dewar Rattray Tomintoul 1975 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.50% 7 Slightly angular. Not a lot seems to have happened.
Dewar's 15 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 43.00% 7 Wood bosses around. Lacks subtlety and complexity. Leaves a burning sensation.
Glenfiddich 12 Years Old, Toasted Oak
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A bit of a let down after such a great nose. A very pretty whisky but higher alcohol might have given it better impact in the mouth.
Ian Macleod Pure Island Malt
Blended Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 Definitely an Islander, tastes young. Could have more finesse.
Queen of the Moorlands Bowmore 1995, Rare Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.20% 7 Nothing wrong, just bottled too early.
Blended - New Zealand - 40.00% 7 A very strange aromatic profile. Nose is not very pleasant at start then it delivers more.
Wild Scotsman 15 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 46.00% 7 A comforting dram, cheery, brings in visions of a warm summer day in the country.
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