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Whisky Magazine Issue 70

Whisky Magazine Issue 70

Whisky Magazine Issue 70

In this issue - Icons of Whisky 2008 - Speyside Treasures - Silent Season - Tour de France - Ireland Guide - Littlemill - Dalmore - Ardmore ... and more

Published February 2008

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
I have been reaquainting myself recently with an old literary favourite of mine from many years ago through the joys of the internet, who knew the digital revolution could be so fun? Garrison Keillor...

February 2008, Issue 70, page 5

What's in a bottle?
Faked single malt whisky has once again been making headlines in recent months,we look at what has been going on

February 2008, Issue 70, page 8

War on whisky fakers
http://www.whiskyfun.com/war.html Having been duped, he began to dig a little deeper. On e-Bay he discovered a faker's paradise where you can buy old bottles, old labels, even capsules and empty cart...

February 2008, Issue 70, page 9

The Chivas Life
In the first of a series of guest columns,we ask Chivas Brothers' Douglas Cruickshank about everyday life at the distillery. Last year Douglas celebrated 40 years in theScotch industry by being appoin...

February 2008, Issue 70, page 11

January's blue eyes
Davetakes a look at the United Kingdom market and finds himself wondering if the glass is half full or half empty

February 2008, Issue 70, page 13

Icons of Whisky 2008
Following months of scrutiny,much debate and exhaustive rounds of voting, we finally reveal the cream of the crop in the whisky world.

February 2008, Issue 70, page 15

The Cooley effect
In the second of three features asking ‘what is Irish whiskey? 'Dave Broom gets caught up in Cooley

February 2008, Issue 70, page 22

The silent season
A distillery's year comprises more than four seasons,with the addition of an annual silent season.But while nature's seasons happen quite naturally,the silent season requires a lot of planning.Ian Wis...

February 2008, Issue 70, page 26

Bowling for Littlemill
Gavin D.Smith investigates the lost fortunes of Glasgow's other distillery.

February 2008, Issue 70, page 30

Meet peat
In the latest in his series on whisky terms,Dominic Roskrow addresses part one of a two part look at the letter P, and makes sense of peat,phenols and PPMs

February 2008, Issue 70, page 31

Whisky sales take off at Colombo airport
Joe Bates heads tothe Indian subcontinent tolook atSri Lanka's main airport.

February 2008, Issue 70, page 32

Under the hammer
Now you can find both of John Rose's superb articles about collecting whisky in one place. In collections,he looks at some of the latest bottles to come up at auction. In questions,he fields your enqu...

February 2008, Issue 70, page 34

Ask the expert
I wonder if you could help me with a small problem I have regarding a bottle of whisky I purchased in 1989. It's a bottle of 25 year old Aberlour Vintage 1964 in a teak lockable box. On the label it s...

February 2008, Issue 70, page 35

The emerald isle
Once rich in distilleries, Ireland has few left and only one permits visitors. So whisky tourists have to work domainly with museums. Great country to do it though.

February 2008, Issue 70, page 36

Technical perfection
The Glenrothes is one of Scotland's biggest distilleries but is an enigmatic one too,its doors generally closed to visitors and its malts relatively unknown.Dominic Roskrow visited it.

February 2008, Issue 70, page 40

Money for Barrels
So you'd like to invest in Whisky? Ian Buxton reports

February 2008, Issue 70, page 44

Indian gala gathering
For the first time Whisky Magazine decided to honour the Indian whisky industry as part of the Icon awards. We report on the event.

February 2008, Issue 70, page 47

Too little of a good thing?
Charles K. Cowdery looks at the buzz created by the limited editions market.

February 2008, Issue 70, page 48

French flair
Ted Bruning visits the distilleries making waves in Brittany.

February 2008, Issue 70, page 52

The spice route
Kate Ennis discovers that whisky can be the spice of life

February 2008, Issue 70, page 56

Welsh's whisky links
Jefferson Chase looks at another home grown literary giant

February 2008, Issue 70, page 75

We can also help with inspiration for a new product.
Ian Wisniewski talks with Christine McCafferty,Diageo's archive manager

February 2008, Issue 70, page 76

Join the debate
email the team editorial@whiskymag.com

February 2008, Issue 70, page 78

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Glenmorangie The Nectar D'Or
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Long and sweet. Try with soft goat's cheese.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Spirit Safe & Cask Islay Single Malt
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.80%
8 Might lack subtlety,but sure as hell it definitely delivers.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

AnCnoc 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Takes water nicely. A real fun summery mouthful.Session dram.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glenmorangie 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 The second of Morangie's twin peaks

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glenmorangie Original
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A standard malt? This is a very classy dram,so LVMH stop discounting. It only makes you seem like you're ashamed of it!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glenmorangie Quarter Century
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Fantastic dram,but why oh why put it in such a horrible bottle?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Again a real improvement on the old finish.Light.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Longrow
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A belter. Highest recommendation

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Port Ellen
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.80%
8 A classic Port Ellen. A must-buy for peat heads.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Dalmore 40 Years Old
- Scotland - 40.00%
8 A sexysiren clad in blue velvet.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Dalmore 40 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A sexy.siren clad in blue velvet

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Dalmore Cabernet Sauvignon 1973
- Scotland - 45.00%
8 All darkened nightclubs and secret assignations in Mulholland Drive.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Dalmore Cabernet Sauvignon 1973
- Scotland - 45.00%
8 All darkened nightclubs and secret assignations in Mulholland Drive.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Whyte & Mackay Original 40 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 45.00%
8 Not exactly subtle,but one hell of a mouthful.Great blending.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Yoichi Single Malt
Single Malt - Japan - 55.00%
8 Powerful yet elegant. A yokozuna of malt whisky.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Yoichi Single Malt
Single Malt - Japan - 55.00%
8 Powerful yet elegant. A yokozuna of malt whisky.

Ardmore
- Scotland - 46.00%
7 Ahhdrmore! A welcome addition.

Bakery Hill Classic
Single Malt - Australia - 46.00%
7 Nicely made.

Bakery Hill Peated Single Malt Whisky
Single Malt - Australia - 46.00%
7 Interesting but needs to fill out.

Barrogill North Highland Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
6 Not knitted.

Barrogill North Highland Blended Scotch Whisky
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
6 Not exactly subtle,but one hell of a mouthful. Great blending.

Battlehill Auchentoshan
- Scotland - 43.00%
7 Very sulphury nose which knocks the scoreback. For me this needs more time in cask just to lose that element.

Battlehill Imperial 8 Years Old
- Scotland - 43.00%
7 Rumour has it that Chivas is going to get this up and running again..if not, then sell it to someone who cares!

Benromach Traditional
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A spring meadow with dew on the grass.

Dun Bheagan Single Malt 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 A pretty dram.

Dun Bheagan Single Malt 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Not quite the extra dimension that would raise it to the next level but greatfor a youngster.

Dun Bheagan Single Malt 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 This has power,depth and length.Good.

Dun Bheagan Single Malt 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 At their best,these are approachable, easy-drinking whiskies. This is a good example

Glenalmond 1998 Pure Highland Malt
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A light and gentle aperitif.

Glenlivet The Coopers Choice Single Cask Selection
- Scotland - 46.00%
7 Somehow manages to be light in character but deep in weight.

Glenmorangie La Santa
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Very well integrated. A real improvement.

Longrow Gaja Barolo
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.80%
7 Longrow's bold character manages to boss the wine cask resulting in a fascinating combination.

Macleod's 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 An unreconstructed alpha male.

Macleod's Single Malt Scotch Whisky 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Fine in an undemanding wa.

McGibbon's Linkwood (Sherry Matured)
- Scotland - 46.00%
6 Not come to life yet.

Nikka Single Coffey Malt
- Japan - 55.00%
7 Layers of seductive soft fruitiness. A malt made in a Coffey still? Why the hell not.

Nikka Single Coffey Malt
Single Malt - Japan - 55.00%
7 Layers of seductive soft fruitiness. A malt made in a Coffey still? Why the hell not!

Old & Rare Brora
- Scotland - 55.10%
7 Not the biggest Brora but a good one.

Old Malt Cask Tomatin
- Scotland - 50.00%
7 Lovely. Has retained freshness (or taken a long time to get here.

Thomas H. Handy
- U.S.A. - 67.40%
7 Wild at heart. Bonkers.

Tomintoul Single Peated Malt Scotch Whisky
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
6 Pleasant and easy-going.

Wemyss Vintage Malts The Spice King 5 Years Old
- Scotland - 43.00%
6 An aperitif. The oak suggests flavours not interacted as yet.

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