In this issue - Rye rebound - Blood Brothers - Teacher's - Americas whisky heartland - 50 Whiskies tasted - Barbecues - George Dickel - Woman in whisky - Benromach - Bruichladdich - Longmorn - Tullibardine
Published July 2007
A Love Supreme
Rob takes a quiet night with a jazz legend to reflect on what whisky can mean
July 2007, Issue 65, page 5
Michael looks back at the early days of his education in Edinburgh's finest
July 2007, Issue 65, page 11
A passing fancy
Dave delves into a glamourous world of Highland gatherings,fast drams and racy women
July 2007, Issue 65, page 12
With the whisky industry becoming increasing part of large global corporations we decided to look at how ownership is viewed by the drinkers. We put two questions to Whisky Magazine's online community...
July 2007, Issue 65, page 16
Rob Allanson takes an educational trip through America's whiskey heartland
July 2007, Issue 65, page 18
On the rebound
Rye is on the rise again,William M.Dowd looks at what's hot out there at the moment
July 2007, Issue 65, page 24
“The optimism in the industry at the moment is sensational” Campbell Evans
Ian Wisniewski talks to Campbell Evans,The Scotch Whisky Association's director of government and consumer affairs
July 2007, Issue 65, page 28
A grievous loss (Rosebank)
In the latest of our series Gavin D Smith looks at the history behind Rosebank
July 2007, Issue 65, page 31
Alike in dignity (Ardmore and Glendronach)
Ardmore and Glendronach have much in common but at the moment their experiences are very different. Dominic Roskrow visited both
July 2007, Issue 65, page 32
A special corner (South and East Highlands)
The region known as The Highlands covers a huge and disparate area. So in this area we focus just on the South and East part of the region
July 2007, Issue 65, page 36
Lighten up (Barbecues)
Whisky can be a great summer drink – and it can work well with the barbecue. Dominic Roskrow gets the big recipe book out
July 2007, Issue 65, page 42
Ian Buxton dusts off the film canisters to discover a lost world
July 2007, Issue 65, page 46
In the Buff (David Sedaris)
Jefferson Chase looks one of America's notable writers
July 2007, Issue 65, page 48
Robin Laing is whisky's muse.He's recorded three CDs of whisky songs and has just completed a quite excellent book on Speyside,called The Whisky River. Dominic Roskrow spoke to him
July 2007, Issue 65, page 52
Ian Wisniewski investigates distillery character versus maturation character
July 2007, Issue 65, page 54
Business traffic drives whisky business at Frankfurt
Joe Bates reports from one of Europe's largest airports
July 2007, Issue 65, page 57
The one that got away
Ian R Mitchell tells some tales of the Donside illicit whiskymakers.
July 2007, Issue 65, page 58
Managing Dalmore (Andrew Scott)
Gavin D Smithmeets the man behind the classic Highland malt
July 2007, Issue 65, page 60
Caroline Dewar meets the women behind the whiskies
July 2007, Issue 65, page 62
The heart of the matter
In the latest in the series on whisky terms,Dominic Roskrow looks at the letters H,I and J
July 2007, Issue 65, page 78
Bushmills 12 Years Old Distillery Reserve
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00% 8 A leap in quality above the rest on show here. Worth a trip to the still just to buy one.
Bushmills 21 Years Old Madeira Finish
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00% 8 Good flow, balance and grip. A powerhouse.
The Whisky Exchange Balblair 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.20% 8 Yet another superb Balblair which chimes perfectly with the official bottlings.
Berry's Own Selection Dailuaine 1985
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 A good example of a little seen distillery.
Bushmills Black Bush
Blended - Ireland - 40.00% 8 Beautifully balanced.
Islay Mist 17 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 8 Cutting this to 40% means it's lost some of its energy. Let's have a cask strength version!
Longmorn 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00% 8 Great balance and depth. At last! Longmorn gets the bottling it deserves.
The Glenlivet XXV
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Just needs a little more in the middle.
Tullibardine 1993, Sauterne Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 There's lots of elements at play here. They're just not playing together.
Brora 1981 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.50% 7 Lacks balance.
Bruichladdich Redder Still
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.40% 7 A plump fruity number.
Bushmills 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00% 7 Lovely nose (once again). . Lacks a bit of depth (once again).
Bushmills 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00% 7 A touch slick and a little one-dimensional.
Blended - Ireland - 40.00% 7 Its youth just gives it a hard quality.
Connemara Peated Single Malt
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00% 7 There's real substance here. Well-integrated.
Craoi na Mona
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00% 6 Ominously pale and initial suspicions were proved correct. This has been bottled way too young.
Duncan Taylor Invergordon 40 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 49.00% 7 Want to get bourbon drinkers into whisky, give ‘em grain! Maybe not 40 Years Old grain but it could be the way in.
Glen Moray Mountain Oak The Final Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.60% 7 More of a whisky spread than a drink. For those with a sweet tooth.
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 Amazingly fresh for such an oldie. Much prefer this style of Glengoyne to the sherried monsters which tend to drown the distillery character.
Gordon & MacPhail Benromach Peat Smoke
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 Once the middle fills out will be a lovely addition to the range.
Islay Mist 12 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Needs water to open the nose, but the palate is rather simple.
Kilbeggan 15 Years Old
Blended - Ireland - 40.00% 7 Proof (if it were needed) that Cooley is a serious player.
Blended - Ireland - 40.00% 7 An attractive sipper, but only in decent mouthfuls. A good session whiskey...if one is allowed to say that in these moderate times.
Strathclyde 37 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 54.40% 7 It's in the twilight of its autumn, but has subtle complexity and less of the overt sweetness that old grains usually exhibit.
The Irishman 70 Superior
Blended - Ireland - 40.00% 7 A promising nose, but doesn't deliver on the palate.
The Irishman Aged Single Malt
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00% 7 Once again the nose offers up hope only for it to be dashed on the palate. It's not so much these are light, it is that they lack substance.
The Whisky Exchange Bunnahabhain 27 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 A welcome addition.
Blended - Ireland - 40.00% 6 This metallic edge suggests the use of young grain that hasn't matured out fully.
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