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Issue 71 - Maturing nicely

Whisky Magazine Issue 71
April 2008


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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.

The current resurgence in whisky was reflected in London recently, when the capital staged one of Britain's biggest ever whisky tasting event.

More than 2,000 people passed through the doors at Whisky Live at London Victoria's Horticultural Halls to experience everything the whisky world had to offer.

The attendance figure marked an increase for the event, which is now in its eighth year.

Whisky Live has always attracted a large number of whisky connoisseurs,many from across Europe, but the Friday evening ticket encouraged the merely curious to attend the show for the first time.

A series of specialist seminars had been organised over both days to help visitors understand the many facets of whisky from across the world.

Kicking off the masterclasses on Friday was Diageo looking at the science of smoke.

Then Whisky Magazine writer Martine Nouet took attendees on a trip round the still including Cognac,Calvados and rum.

The final two classes of the day were taken by Whisky Magazine's Distiller of the Year Inver House.

Devotees got the chance to taste the full range this award winning distiller has on offer.

Starting the Saturday sessions of indepth seminars was Glenmorangie's Dr Bill Lumsden, who took people through the new sensual world of Glenmorangie's whiskies.

Meanwhile Whisky Magazine Editor Rob Allanson stood in for Dave Broom and took drinkers on a journey to the Far East and the joys of Japanese whisky.

Ardbeg took to the masterclass stage in the afternoon w...

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