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Whisky Magazine Issue 71

Whisky Magazine Issue 71

Whisky Magazine Issue 71

In this issue - Best Whiskies in the World 2008 - Wonderful wood - Old Bourbon - Lost Distilleries - Travel Retail - Tastings Grain Whisky and much more...

Published April 2008

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well I guess I promised last issue to write more about my travels in Japan. As a Tokyo beginner it is hard to know where to begin. It is a fascinating country that feels so familiar at times, and loo...

April 2008, Issue 71, page 5

Glenglassaugh returns
Highland malt will be flowing again soon from the long-mothballed Glenglassaugh distillery, following its sale in March by the Edrington Group. The new owners is a Dutch investment group The Scaent G...

April 2008, Issue 71, page 8

Big Sight Tokyo
One of Whisky Live's most impressive members of the family hit new heights this year and Rob Allanson was there to soak up the atmosphere.

April 2008, Issue 71, page 10

Whisky Live Auckland
New Zealand is the latest country to embrace Whisky Live and it did so with style. Dominic Roskrow went down under.

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Maturing nicely
The world's premier whisky event rolled into the English capital for the 8th time,bring with it some of the best whisky in the world.

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Havana nights
Dave explores the delights of Cuba,its wonderful rum and a changing culture.

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World Whiskies Awards 2008
This year's competition saw more than 200 whiskies do battle over three tasting rounds for the coveted titles of the best whiskies in the world.

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World's Best Grain Whisky
Compass Box Hedonism

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World's Best Whisky Liqueur
Wild Turky American Honey

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World's Best Blended Malt Whisky

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World's Best New Release
Glenrothes 25 Years old

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World's Best Blended Whisky
Suntory Hibiki 30 years old

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George T.Stagg

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Adventures in wood
Ian Buxton looks at some innovative uses for casks and washbacks when the whisky industry has finished with them.

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Walk the line
What happens on the bottling line is often overlooked when discussing the production process. But there's far more to it than just pressing a button,says Ian Wisniewski.

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Silent all these years
Gavin D Smithinvestigates the fortunes of Glen Grant No.2 distillery,also known as Caperdonich

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How to prove it
In the latest in the series on whisky terminology we look at the letter P – and the proof system.

April 2008, Issue 71, page 33

Turkish delight
Joe Bateschecks out the huge duty free store at Istanbul's Atatürk airport

April 2008, Issue 71, page 34

Ask the expert
I am a representative from a liquor board in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I have a customer who owns a bottle of Haig Dimple which he believes dates back to the early part of the 20th century.The owner is gett...

April 2008, Issue 71, page 37

A country beyond kentucky
Think American whiskey and you think Kentucky. But across the United States there are other options – including the biggest of them all

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Welcome to Islay's gentle soul
It calls itself the gentle malt of Islay,but Bunnahabhain is much more than just that.Dominic Roskrow braved the last blast of winter to visit it

April 2008, Issue 71, page 42

The Italian job
Gavin D Smith heads to Speyside to discover what's going on at Glen Grant

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How old is too old?
Charles K. Cowdery looks at the best ages for whisky and bourbon.

April 2008, Issue 71, page 52

Blending the blues
The last time I tried falling off a log I nearly broke my ankle. It looks easy enough, the principle isn't hard to understand but doing it gracefully is another matter. And doing it day after day is e...

April 2008, Issue 71, page 56

Sliced, diced and matched with malt
Dave heads to one of the world's most famous fish markets to discover how Japanese seafood works with Scotch malt whisky

April 2008, Issue 71, page 59

Tales from the noose
If you want to find weirdness in America, a good place to start looking is at the fringes – the panhandles, promontories and peninsulas only tenuously connected to the rest of the US. I should know....

April 2008, Issue 71, page 75

The most important part of any business is the people
IAN What would you like visitors to take away with them? ALASTAIR A much greater knowledge of Scotch whisky, and also the propensity not only to taste it, but to drink it. We're in the process of a ...

April 2008, Issue 71, page 76

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April 2008, Issue 71, page 78

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Invergordon CI5517
- Scotland - 50.20%
8 That rare commodity...a mature grain. Snap it up quick the industry is in short supply!

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

The Glenrothes 1978 Vintage Malt
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 You need to concentrate hard on this one as it does not give up its complexities immediately.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Cameronbridge C3583
- Scotland - 54.40%
8 Mature. A great start!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Eagle Rare 17 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 A deeply classy bourbon. Recommended

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Single Malts of Scotland Caol Ila
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.70%
8 Lovely balance. Great everyday dram.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Single Malts of Scotland Clynelish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Good aperitif whisky. Lulls you into a false sense of security then hits you on the finish.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Whisky Society Clynelish
- Scotland - 58.50%
8 Great balance . Aperitif or with (sea)food.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Tomintoul 1976 Vintage
- Scotland - 40.00%
8 A big initial impact then a slow gentle falling away.Worth a look.

Cask Collection Macallan
- Scotland - 57.40%
7 A generously proportioned beauty.

Cask Collection Miltonduff
- Scotland - 51.90%
7 Splits into its (often contradictory) component parts.Lacks balance and coherence

Cask Collection Mortlach
- Scotland - 55.50%
7 Highly recommended.

Connemara 1992
- Republic of Ireland - 50.50%
7 Robust and strong-willed. Worth a look.

Cooley 1992
- Republic of Ireland - 56.40%
7 A lovely summery afternoon dram.

George T. Stagg
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 70.90%
7 This is as big as a buffalo,but the key is how all of these massive flavours (and alcohol) are brought together

Girvan Sincere Grain
- Scotland - 58.00%
7 Good spirit, but an average whisky.

Greenore 8 Years Old
Single Grain - Republic of Ireland - 40.00%
6 Young and juicy.

World Whiskies Awards 2011 - World's Best Grain Whisky - Winner

Greenore 15 Years Old
Grain - Republic of Ireland - 43.00%
6 Not hugely complex,but good.

Hedonism Limited Release
- Scotland - 50.10%
8 Complex and characterful.

Highland Park Artist Edition 1988
- Scotland - 46.00%
7 Mellowand balanced.Worth a look

Leinburn Single Malt Speyside
- Scotland - 43.00%
7 Nothing wrong with it but hardly exciting.

The Whisky Society Caol Ila
- Scotland - 57.00%
7 Balance is the key here and the higher alcohol is not obtrusive.

The Whisky Society Springbank
- Scotland - 52.60%
7 Appetising and generous.

Tomatin 1984
- Scotland - 22.00%
7 Maybe lacks the extra spark that makes it complex but a delicious sweet dram nonetheless

William La Rue Weller
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 59.00%
7 The gentler side of American whiskey. Well worth a look.

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