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Whisky Magazine Issue 66

Whisky Magazine Issue 66

Whisky Magazine Issue 66

In this issue - How glass affects your taste - Rise of small stills - Tamnavulin - Woodford Reserve - Jura - Ardbeg Dinner - Michael Jackson - Bunnahabhain

Published September 2007

Fond Memories
Rob reflects on the events of the last couple of months

September 2007, Issue 66, page 5

An industry mourns
The whisky world has paid tribute to one of its biggest supporters – Michael Jackson–long time Whisky Magazine contributor, author, journalist and towering authority on whisky and beer. Here is a ...

September 2007, Issue 66, page 7

Sparring and surviving
In his final column before his death,Michael looks back at his time in India and the rise of a nation of whisky drinkers

September 2007, Issue 66, page 11

The heart of the matter
Dave lets us in on part of his tasting regime

September 2007, Issue 66, page 12

Dram Beating
In order to toast their sell out Beat The Drum event held at Loch Ness recently, Scottish super group Runrig got together with award-winning whisky merchant Duncan Taylor of Huntly to create a special...

September 2007, Issue 66, page 14

In brief
New York bids again Liquor connoisseurs will soon be able to bid on rare distilled spirits from around the globe at auctions in New York, legalized recently by Governor Eliot Spitzer, according to th...

September 2007, Issue 66, page 14

Raising the roof
Highland Park is investing morethan £550,000 to replace the two pagoda roofs at its Grade B listed distillery in Kirkwall, Orkney. A well-known sight synonymous with Scotch whisky distilleries, alth...

September 2007, Issue 66, page 14

Kilchoman on offer
Kichoman, Islay's Farm Distillery, is offering individuals the opportunity to secure bottles from the very first release of Kilchoman 5 year old Single Malt. To find out more about this unique opport...

September 2007, Issue 66, page 15

More experiments
Buffalo Trace Distillery has another round experimental whiskies ready for release. Two more barrels have been selected and bottled from among the 1,500 experiments currently aging. Buffalo Trace Dis...

September 2007, Issue 66, page 15

New era
Glenmorangie has unveiled its new image and liquid marking the biggest change in the brand's history to date. The new comtemporary identity includes the introduction of bespoke bottle shapes, new lab...

September 2007, Issue 66, page 15

The ultimate dinner
Andrew Derbidge pulls up a seat at a very prestigious Ardbeg meal

September 2007, Issue 66, page 17

A brave new world
The world of whisky may well still be dominated by the big five traditional producers,but they're no longer having it all their own way.Dominic Roskrow looks at the new wave of world whisky

September 2007, Issue 66, page 18

Northern soul (Old Pulteney)
Pulteney takes some getting to but there's plenty to fall in love with if you make the effort. Dominic Roskrow reports

September 2007, Issue 66, page 22

Things hotting up
In the two-part investigation Dave Broom examines the potential effects of global warming on the scotch whisky industry. Part 1 looks at the potential scenario for whisky production by the end of the ...

September 2007, Issue 66, page 25

Ask the expert
John Rose fields more of your questions

September 2007, Issue 66, page 31

A different beast
Canada's whisky industry is a pale imitation of what it once was. But if you're thinking of visiting its distilleries be prepared for a lot of travel – its few remaining distilleries are spread righ...

September 2007, Issue 66, page 32

Conval-no-more
In the latest of our series Gavin D Smithlooks at the history behind Convalmore

September 2007, Issue 66, page 35

“Customers are often time rich and cash rich” Fraser Dunlop
Rob Allanson talks to Fraser Dunlop,head of liquor,tobacco,food and tax free items for World Duty Free

September 2007, Issue 66, page 37

Small Stills
Ian Buxton looking at the rising phenomena of distilling spirit from the comfort of your armchair,shed or garage.

September 2007, Issue 66, page 38

La via Allegra
Seafood and whisky have often been tipped as near perfect partners, but at Jura Lodge this love match is intensified. Rob Allanson takes two planes, a bus and ferry to find out more.

September 2007, Issue 66, page 42

Through the looking glass
Can the shape and quality of the glass really make a difference to the enjoyment of whisky? And will whisky follow the example of the wine industry with increasing numbers of glasses designed to compl...

September 2007, Issue 66, page 44

Divided Communities
Jefferson Chasedelves into a novel set in Northern Ireland at the height of the Second World War

September 2007, Issue 66, page 47

Return of the Big Tam
Gavin D Smithlooks at the comeback of a Speyside classic

September 2007, Issue 66, page 48

Innovative times
By launching a wood finish bourbon Kentucky's Labrot & Graham is merely honouring a long tradition of innovation at the distillery. Our man reports

September 2007, Issue 66, page 52

Expanding Copenhagen
Joes Bates looks at the new Scandinavian store

September 2007, Issue 66, page 55

Fresh Crop
Ian Wisniewski looks at how companies are developing new barley varieties

September 2007, Issue 66, page 56

At the helm
Whisky and sailing goes well together,as Rob Allanson found out when he took to the high seas with the Bunnahabhain crew

September 2007, Issue 66, page 59

The Tennessee question
In the latest in our series looking at whisky terminology,Dominic Roskrow considers the letters k and l and in particular The Lincoln County Process

September 2007, Issue 66, page 74

Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection Chardonnay, 10 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 The nose is great, the palate a huge let down. I'm all for experiments but this hasn't worked.

Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection Chardonnay, 6 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 The wood is simply too aggressive for the spirit.

Cadenhead's Craigellachie Glenlivet 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.30%
7 Saved by the water and though too insubtantial to get a high mark would make a good aperitif.

Cardhu Special Cask Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Well balanced and worth seeking out.

Celtique Connexion Champagne Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%

Celtique Connexion Sauternes, 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%

Dewar Rattray Aultmore 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.90%
8 It's not my preferred style of whisky, but this has real class and excellent balance.

Dewar Rattray Glen Garioch
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.50%
7 A quirky little number. Well worth a look.

Dewar Rattray Glen Spey 11 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.00%
7 It's a cad pursuing an innocent girl. The big bad wolf after little Red Riding Hood.

Dewar Rattray Tobermory 11 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.90%
5 This just hasn't been allowed to mature out. The result being it's harsh and all over the shop.

Duncan Taylor Glen Grant C3490 Cask Strength Rare Auld Scotch Whisky
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.70%
8 Elegant and sophisticated.

Four Roses Barrel Strength Limited Edition Single Barrel Bourbon, 15 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 52.10%
7 Sugar and spice and all things nice.

Glenkinchie 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 A huge leap in quality from the old 10 Years Old.

Gordon's Dram The Arran Malt
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A gentle and sweet farewell to one of the gentlest and sweetest men in the industry. Farewell Gordon, we'll miss you.

Laphroaig Vintage, 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.30%
8 An excellent mix of the rich, the sweet and the smoky. Mouthfilling and complex.

Mackmyra Preludium 03
Single Malt - Sweden - 52.20%
5 A theme emerges...

Mackmyra Preludium 04
Single Malt - Sweden - 53.30%
6 If you want to build a new distillery you have to be willing to take the financial hit of waiting until the whisky is ready.

Mackmyra Preludium 05
Single Malt - Sweden - 48.40%
6 We're moving in the right direction here.

Mackmyra Reserve Swedish Oak Finish
Single Malt - Sweden - 58.50%
7 Another let-down. Lacking in coherence.

Mackmyra Single Cask Swedish Oak Finish
Single Malt - Sweden - 56.50%
7 It's not hard, it's not chemically, it doesn't have a bitter edge, or taste of glue, it is actually good!

Old Malt Cask Bowmore 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%

Old Malt Cask The Macallan (Rum Finish), 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 All rather insubstantial but attractive enough though.

Springbank Rum Wood, 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.20%
7 Almost as if it is still coming together.

Springbank Vintage, 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.20%
8 There's an uncompromising feral power to this. Magnificent.

Sullivans Cove Bourbon Maturation
Single Malt - Australia - 60.00%
6 The overriding impression is of young whiskies released too soon.

Sullivans Cove Double Cask Bourbon & Port Oak
Single Malt - Australia - 40.00%

Sullivans Cove Port Maturation
Single Malt - Australia - 60.00%
6 It sticks to the tongue and you can't get rid of it.

The Glenlivet 1969 Cellar Collection
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.80%
8 Magnificent, but I hate to think of the price!

The Whisky Exchange Highland Park 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 No better than average HP.

Tsuru 17 Years Old
Blended - Japan - 43.00%
8 The finish pulls it down. Other than that, very approachable and highly drinkable.

Yoichi Single Malt
Single Malt - Japan - 43.00%
8 Not Yoichi at its most full-blooded and a little gawky but worth a look.

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