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Whisky Magazine Issue 72

Whisky Magazine Issue 72

Whisky Magazine Issue 72

In this issue - The Dalmore - Forest to Flask - The Whisky Boom - Four Roses - Auchentoshan - Glen Grant - AnCnoc and much more....

Published June 2008

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well I don't know about you, but occasionally I look at the world and think “why?” And the last few weeks have been packed with those moments. The most recent came with the announcement of a huge...

June 2008, Issue 72, page 5

Heading Downtown
America's most famous city hosts the greatest whisky show on earth,we find out more

June 2008, Issue 72, page 9

Feeling positive
Davereflects on recent column inches about the World Whisky Awards and other announcements

June 2008, Issue 72, page 11

Forest to flask
William M. Dowd heads to the Ozark mountains to investigate Glenmorangie's impressive wood policy.

June 2008, Issue 72, page 12

What's in a box
Packaging can convey various messages about a whisky, but how we respond to a particular design also says something about us, and the way we see ourselves, write Ian Wisniewski.

June 2008, Issue 72, page 16

Splitting Wick
For a quarter of a century the Northern port of Wick had no licensed premises. Dominic Roskrowreports on the bitter feud that divided the town.

June 2008, Issue 72, page 20

Signature craft
Ian Buxton meets the man behind Balvenie's style

June 2008, Issue 72, page 22

Talking stills
In the first of two articles on stills, Ian Wisniewskilooks at the role of the wash still,and what happens during the first distillation process

June 2008, Issue 72, page 24

The dynasty of Dallas
Gavin D Smithlooks at the fascinating history behind Dallas Dhu

June 2008, Issue 72, page 28

Two Rs of education
In the latest in our series looking at whisky terms we look at the letters Q and R,and in particular rye whiskey and reflux.

June 2008, Issue 72, page 29

Forget the headlines
Joe Bates braves the crowds and keeps an eye on his bags as he checks out the offerings at Heathrow's flagship terminal

June 2008, Issue 72, page 30

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...

June 2008, Issue 72, page 32

Ask the expert
I want to ask you a question concerning the certification of whisky, of which you spoke in issue 70.Let's say I want to buy a bottle of expensive whisky I have seen in a specialist whisky shop, or on ...

June 2008, Issue 72, page 33

Emerging Europe
We look at some whisky producing nations outside the big players.

June 2008, Issue 72, page 34

Stalking the stag
The Dalmore is a sleeping giant but it's starting to stir. Dominic Roskriw visited one of Scotland's strangest distilleries.

June 2008, Issue 72, page 38

A matter of taste
It seemed like a good idea, and in the end the event turned into a great evening's tasting with some interesting company, cracking spirits and one belter of a cigar. Rob Allanson Reports

June 2008, Issue 72, page 42

Expansion demands
Charles K.Cowdery looks at what the US distilling community is doing to meet the growing demand for their products

June 2008, Issue 72, page 46

History in a glass (The Glenrothes)
Berry Bros & Rudd organised the ultimate tasting of The Glenrothes, we found out more.

June 2008, Issue 72, page 50

I should cocoa
Writer Kate Ennis goes on a mouth watering exploration with a London chocolatier.

June 2008, Issue 72, page 52

Difficult second album
Jefferson Chase looks at the battle between the secular and religious.

June 2008, Issue 72, page 71

“I don't know if anyone else sells The Dalmore 50 by the glass”
Ian Wisniewskitalks to Giuseppe Ruo of The Library Bar at The Lanesborough Hotel in London

June 2008, Issue 72, page 72

Join the debate
email the team editorial@whiskymag.com

June 2008, Issue 72, page 74

World Whiskies Awards 2009 - World's Best New Release - Winner Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 40 Years Old
- Scotland - 48.30%
9 A stunningly great whisky. One of the finest I've had for a considerable time.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Rosebank
- Scotland - 61.40%
8 Fuller than you normally get from Rosebank,but no worse for that. Highly recommended.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Auchentoshan Select
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Good balance. Fresh and exciting.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Auchentoshan Three Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A classic of its type.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Balblair 1986
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Elegant and sophisticated.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Port Ellen
- Scotland - 46.00%
8 This is top notch stuff. One of the best Port Ellen's for some while. Snap it up.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Four Roses 120th Anniversary Barrel Strength 110.8 Proof
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 55.40%
8 The perfumed aspect might not appeal to all,but the balance on this is great. Recommended.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glenkinchie 20 Years Old
- Scotland - 58.40%
8 Balanced,mature and elegant. More robust than you expect from Lowlands. Recommended.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Inverleven 17 Years Old
- Scotland - 40.00%
8 My summer drink already and it's barely spring.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Balvenie Signature
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Best neat and further proof of Balvenie's premier league status.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Vintage Malts The Almond Tree
- Scotland - 46.00%
8 Quietly understated. An Edinburgh lawyer (but with a personality).

AnCnoc 1994
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Another wee charmer from anCnoc.

Auchentoshan 12 Years old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Good balance.

Auchentoshan 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Good nose,but the palate is a little too dry.

Auchentoshan 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Nose is very promising,not sure about the palate.

Auchentoshan Classic
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Balanced clean and a good starting point.

Balblair 1975
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 The Balblair bandwagon continues.

Berry's Own Selection Clynelish
- Scotland - 46.00%
6 Needs moretime in wood.

Berry's Own Selection Glen Grant 1993
- Scotland - 53.80%
7 No real depth or complexity.

Berry's Own Selection Glenglassaugh
- Scotland - 46.00%
7 A lovely dram..hope its new owners find some like this lurking in the warehouses.

Berry's Own Selection Linkwood
- Scotland - 46.00%
7 Pleasant enough.

Berry's Own Selection Mortlach
- Scotland - 56.40%
7 A 70s playboy...all mirrored shades, suede jacket,woody aftershave and cigar.

Buffalo Trace Cabernet Franc Aged After 6 Years
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 Attractive nose,but the grip obliterates any charm.

Buffalo Trace Cabernet Franc Aged After 8 Years
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.00%
Great nose but disappointing palate. It's not as simple as ‘what's the right age',but at what point has the cask done its job. This has gone too far.

Cutty Sark Blended Malt
- Scotland - 40.00%
7 Decent but not that exciting.

Glenkinchie 12 Years old
- Scotland - 43.00%
6 The sulphur knocks it back in aroma erms, but the palate is good. A simple aperitif.

Glenkinchie Distillers Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Just lacks brio.

Grant's 12 Years old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Would take ice and ginger well. Very good blending.

Grant's Family Reserve
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Does exactly what it sets out to do.

Montgomerie's Rosebank
- Scotland - 46.00%
7 Another which shows that light doesn't mean insubstantial.

Old Masters Glenturret 14 Years Old
- Scotland - 56.90%
7 Absolutely no cask interaction, making this the polar opposite of the last quartet. In a way this is a very instructive tasting.

The Antiquary 1977 Rare Old Blended
- Scotland - 46.00%
7 Great balance and a real surprise in the mouth...and it's green.

The Family Casks 1967 Release II Cask Number 5117
- Scotland - 40.00%
7 Better than the previous two with a certain muscular strength.

The Family Casks 1952 Release II Cask Number 1710
- Scotland - 41.90%
7 Great balance and complexity.

The Family Casks 1957 Release II Cask Number 2115
- Scotland - 46.50%
6 Too long in the wood.

The Family Casks 1960 Release Ii Cask Number 1773
- Scotland - 43.80%
6 Sorry,but this isn't what old whisky is for me.

The Family Casks 1969 Release II Cask number 3185
- Scotland - 56.50%
6 Another that's lost it.

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