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Whisky Magazine Issue 61

Whisky Magazine Issue 61

Whisky Magazine Issue 61

In this issue - American Distiller of the Year - Icons of Whisky - Buffalo Trace Exclusive - Bar Exams - Premium Bourbon - Ballantines

Published January 2007

On the road to Louisville
Mid terms,football games and musicians, Rob Allanson takes a voyage of discovery in to bourbon country

January 2007, Issue 61, page 5

Up close and personal
When Michael Jackson left The Streets of Sinners, what happened to his drinking?

January 2007, Issue 61, page 11

African aspirations
Dave finds whisky and hip hop go well together in the Rainbow Nation

January 2007, Issue 61, page 12

The bourbon question
In this round table we asked two prominent members of the bourbon industry and Whisky Magazine readers about the future of bourbon.

January 2007, Issue 61, page 14

The big five
Iconic distillery releases its latest antique collection

January 2007, Issue 61, page 17

Rising spirits
Bourbon is not only continuing its growth in profitability but is carving out a new premium image for itself. Dominic Roskrow reports

January 2007, Issue 61, page 18

Roll out the barrel
The Blue Grass Cooperage is one of the major barrel making companies in the United States, Rob Allanson took a tour

January 2007, Issue 61, page 20

Out from behind bars
Let 10 young bartenders loose in bourbon country and it'll get messy. But as Dominic Roskrow reports, when it came to the business end of the trip, our boys delivered

January 2007, Issue 61, page 23

Two's company (Ballantines)
Ballantine's is one of the world's top blends but it is in need of a dose of loving and who better for that than the French? Dominic Roskrow reports

January 2007, Issue 61, page 26

After dinner heaven
Cigar whiskies to go with a good smoke have become popular,we have a look at some of the best.

January 2007, Issue 61, page 32

Inverness and beyond
We look at the region of Speyside round about Inverness

January 2007, Issue 61, page 34

Americana at its best
Are we getting old or is it really the case that most of the great album music is coming from older guys? Our man looks at Golden Smog's Another Fine Day

January 2007, Issue 61, page 39

Live around the World
Three packed shows,three cities – Whisky Live spreads the gospel bringing the world's best whiskies to South Africa and Holland

January 2007, Issue 61, page 40

Whisky's jewel
Amber at the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre has established itself as a class act. Now it's taking whisky and food pairings to new heights. Dominic Roskrow reports

January 2007, Issue 61, page 44

Short and sweet
Jefferson Chase looks at a career defining moment

January 2007, Issue 61, page 47

That's amore
Kate Ennis looks at why the Italians have such a passion for whisky

January 2007, Issue 61, page 48

The cream of the crop
Every year Whisky Magazine holds the Icons of Whisky, the international awards recognising the very best in the whisky industry

January 2007, Issue 61, page 50

Comfy Bumpkin
London's newest gastro-pub has created a relaxing,home from home atmosphere where drinkers can feel comfortable experimenting with whisky,as Kate Ennis discovers

January 2007, Issue 61, page 52

A quick word please
Ian Buxton uncovers some of the less heard whisky quotes

January 2007, Issue 61, page 53

Norwegian whisky paradise
Joe Bates Gardermoen shops offer taxed locals whisky paradise

January 2007, Issue 61, page 55

The buck stops here
Ian Wisniewski looks at the challenging role of distillery managers

January 2007, Issue 61, page 56

Blood and Sand
Ian Wisniewski looks at a silver screen classic cocktail

January 2007, Issue 61, page 59

The C Words
In the latest in his series defining whisky terms Dominic Roskrow looks at the letter C

January 2007, Issue 61, page 74

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

BenRiach 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
9 Soft, subtle and not overwooded. Just shades it over the 25yo this time.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

The Balvenie Rumwood 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.10%
8 A rich whisky which has taken some exotic and sensuous notes from the rum. Stiffens up on the finish.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist 1990 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A welcome addition to the range.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

BenRiach 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 Another killer from Mr Walker's warehouse. Distillery of the year for me.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Inchgower 1980
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A big powerful bruiser.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Chieftain's Choice Brora 24 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Elegant and highly individual. Takes no prisoners.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Chieftain's Choice Caol Ila 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Here we go again...Caol Ila hits the nail on the head yet again.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Compass Box Flaming Heart
Blended Malt - Scotland - 48.90%
8 Worth a try but not the most subtle or refined of the range.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Cooper's Choice Mortlach 1990 16 Years Old, Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Yup, it's Mortlach alright. Every bit as good as the OB.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glenfiddich 21 Years Old, Gran Reserva
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Delivers more than expected. Seems a bit bland at start but it displays an attractive array of aromas and flavours on time. The rum influence is under control.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Gordon & MacPhail Glen Grant 1948
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 1948? Amazing. Has retained a refined almost raffish air and though frail is not overwooded.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Gordon & MacPhail Glen Grant 1968
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A ghost-like dram almost too elusive to grasp.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Balvenie Roasted malt Aged 14 Years
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.10%
8 Give this time and you'll find a delicious dram.

BenRiach Dark Rum Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A cheery dram, opening up on the sunny side with definite rum colours on the nose. A dash of water sweetens the palate.

BenRiach Pedro Ximinez Sherry Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A cheery dram, opening up on the sunny side with the definite rum colours on the nose. A dash of water sweetens the palate.

Berry's Own Selection Clynelish 1992
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Tight and hard to love.

Berry's Own Selection Longmorn 1992
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 What a bizarre bottle...musty nose and fragrant palate.

Chieftain's Choice Dallas Dhu 26 Years Old Rum Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.50%
7 I wonder what type of rum casks were used. I cannot find any hint to a finish here. Don't look for delicacy but fine if you look for a wake up call.

Dun Bheagan Linkwood 11 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Insubstantial.

Glen Moray 1989 Signature Malt 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.60%
7 It's hard to get excited about.

Greenore 8 Years Old 1996, Single Grain Irish Whiskey
Single Grain - Ireland - 40.00%
7 The best Greenore yet. Worth a look.

Private Collection Caol Ila 1990 Demerara Rum Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00%
7 A bit puzzling at start. Seems somewhat austere and restrained. Then releases sweet notes. Is it an effect of the rum finish?

Private Collection Caol Ila 1990 Vintage Rum Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00%
7 Hang on! Is that a single malt with a rum finish or a good rum matured in a bourbon cask? An exemplary phagocytosis or a magical trick. But we wanted whisky!

The Macallan Fine Oak 'Whisky Maker's Selection'
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.80%
7 Fine, not a lot of oak.

Tomatin 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
6 Lacks balance.

Tomatin 1962
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.20%
7 High maintenance. Beneath that sleek exterior beats a hard, one dimensional heart.

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