Welcome to Whisky Magazine
It has been a busy few weeks here at Whisky Towers with some wonderful whiskies coming into the office and plottings happening for the various Whisky Lives around the world. One great event I had the...
July 2008, Issue 73, page 5
A tale of two distillers
Dave reflects on recent changes announced in the whisky industry.
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4 Roses blooming
As most American whiskeys look overseas for new drinkers, Four Roses finds its growth back home. Charles Cowdery investigates.
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New Jack in town
Dominic Roskrow fires 20 of the best latest in the line of Jack Daniel's master distiller's, Jeff Arnett
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Growing old gracefully
Rob Allanson gets an exclusive peek behind the scenes to see how you launch a mature whisky.
July 2008, Issue 73, page 24
That's the spirit
In the second of two articles on stills,Ian Wisniewskilooks at the critical role of the spirit still during the second distillation
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Gavin D Smithdelves intothe history of Dunville & Co's Royal Irish Distilleries
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In the latest in our series on whisky terms we reach the letter S.In the first of two parts,we look at American whiskey's use of the letter.
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Joe Bates heads across the American border
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Ask the expert
I have a bottle of Usher's Old Vatted Glenlivet intact and in very good condition and good level just above the neck of the bottle,dated 1907. Is it possible to tell me what it might beworth? C.Brou...
July 2008, Issue 73, page 37
Crossing the lines
If you fancy visiting some unusual distilleries,why not base yourself in a town and take in the tourist sites too? Here we pick four base camps
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Flying the flag
Sweden has always been serious about its whisky but now it has a distillery of its own that it can be truly proud of Dominic Roskrow visited Mackmyra.
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We look at some of the pressing issues affecting whisky
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Strengthening Royal ties
We report on HRH Prince Charles' visits to two distilleries
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Dave Broom concludes his indepth investigation of the Irish whiskey industry
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Roll up for the bbq
Charles Cowdery lights for the fires for a perfect day out.
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Jefferson Chase looks at a classic tale of Buddhist vengeance.
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“It's a very physical job. You're using shoulders, forearms and your back”
Ian Wisniewski talks with Michael Jamieson,the longest serving cooper at The Edrington Group's Clyde Cooperage.
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Single Malt - Scotland - 57.10% 8 A gorgeous,luscious dram. ‘Morangie to the max.
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.90% 8 Everything here has been reduced to elemental levels. A nice circle completed.
Karuizawa 1971 Cask No 6878
- Japan - 64.10% 8 Should only be consumed in small amounts by consenting adults. Highest recommendation
Aberlour 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% The overall effect is a little forced as if it's trying to appear older than it actually is. A wee boy in his Dad's suit.
Auld Reekie 10 Years Old
- Scotland - 46.00% 7 Underplayed and understated and all the more interesting for it. Aperitif.
Boisdale Islay (Laphroaig)
- Scotland - 46.00% 8 Ordered and enjoyable.
Boisdale Speyside (Mortlach)
- Scotland - 46.00% 7 An uncompromising malt which demands a cigar..or two. Love it,or leave it,this one won't care. The best of the Boisdale trio.
Cardhu 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% Balanced if not hugely complex.
Duncan Taylor Lonach Glenrothes
- Scotland - 42.70% 7 Reminds me of gentlemen's coconut oil shaving cream. If you like that,you'll love this.
Famous Grouse 12 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% A big-boned dram for those markets who want things sweet.
Glen Grant No Age Statement
- Scotland - 40.00% Have it long with ice,soda or ginger. Lacks the character you'd want from a single malt,but a pleasant drink.
Glengoyne Glenguin Shiraz Cask Finish
- Scotland - 48.00% 6 More of a fruit squash than a whisky, but use it as a delicious,ready-mixed summer drink.
Glenmorangie 10 Years Old
- Scotland - 40.00% A perfectly sound,easy-going,sweet dram. Not a patch on ‘Original'(which of course is newer).
Johnnie Walker Green Label
Blended - Scotland - 43.00% Multi-faceted,elegant and intriguing.
Karuizawa 1986 Cask No 7387
- Japan - 60.70% 7 Unreconstructed macho whisky
Laphroaig 10 Years Old
- Scotland - 40.00% A peaty classic. Uncompromising yes, but great balance.
Matisse Old Blended Scotch Whisky
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 6 “Old Blended/3 Years Old” Huh?
Talisker 10 Years Old
- Scotland - 45.80% It's the sweetness that's the key here.
The Balvenie Double Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% A class act and a finish which works.
The Glenlivet 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% Seems a little fatter on the palate than in the past,and none the worse for it.
The Macallan Sherry Oak
- Scotland - 40.00% Glossy and polished. Big flavour rules here.
The Wee Dram Balblair 12 Years Old
- Scotland - 46.00% 7 Another great Balblair.
The Wee Dram Caol Ila 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 Precise and poised. Happy Birthday Wee Dram.
Tobermory 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.30% 7 Honest and well made.
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