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Issue 68 - Welcome to Whisky Magazine

Whisky Magazine Issue 68
December 2007

 

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Welcome to Whisky Magazine

Well I am not sure about how the weather is with you, but here at Whisky Towers the faint hopes of any summer, Indian or not, have been dashed by cold, damp days and some startlingly crystal clear, cold night.

Why do I mention this? Well like changing clothes it's time to shift everything round in the drinks cabinet again and look out those heavy peaty numbers to warm a cold evening.

Meanwhile I am extending my carbon footprint by flying, creating enough carbon emissions to power a small third world state.

But I do walk to work – that's good…right?

That said the recent trips – particularly Kentucky and Toronto – have been eye openers in seeing the way different people make their whiskies.

Also the trip to Kentucky ended up with a brief excursion to Indiana. There I was just thinking the States were pretty big when Gordon, Whisky Mag's sales exec, and I took a wrong turn, hopped over a bridge and there we were, Indiana.

To cap it off the roads into Kentucky were so busy we visited the same place in Indiana twice. As you can imagine the mood in the car was mild annoyance from the driver and amusement from the passenger.

I have to say though the Ohio River frames Louisville's skyline beautifully, you can only see if you are a passenger being driven from an accidental incusion into Indiana.

I finally made the pilgrimage to two very different Kentucky distillers.

The surprising thing about Four Roses is the yeast. Now I know yeast is not a terribly exciting subjec...

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