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Whisky Magazine Issue 74

Whisky Magazine Issue 74

Whisky Magazine Issue 74

In this issue - The Ardbeg Story - Glentauchers - New Orlean Cocktails - Rum Special - Caol Ila - Inverleven - Mackmyra - The Dalmore - Benriach - Cragganmore - Tomatin and much more...

Published September 2008

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
It has been a little slow at the moment travel wise.The rigours of moving house have taken their toll somewhat, however a recent trip up to The Macallan provided a welcome break. I have not been up t...

September 2008, Issue 74, page 5

Whisky Magazine Aged 10 Years
The Macallan join the celebrations!

September 2008, Issue 74, page 9

Grouse season
Dave looks at the famous bird's new clothes with an eye on past trends

September 2008, Issue 74, page 12

Attracting barfiles
There is only one place to take the temperature of the great cocktail makers, New Orleans. Liza Weisstuch went to see what's shaking.

September 2008, Issue 74, page 14

En parade
As part of our 10th Anniversary celebrations Rob Allanson headed up to Speyside as the magazine was invited to lay down a couple of special barrels at The Macallan Distillery.

September 2008, Issue 74, page 18

Drams on the ocean wave
Nothing quite beats the thrill of visiting a distillery by water. Dominic Roskrow looks at the link between whisky and sailing.

September 2008, Issue 74, page 20

The experience game
Gavin D Smith discovers Glentauchers unplugged.

September 2008, Issue 74, page 24

Supply and demand
Ian Wisniewski looks at the turbulent world of barley.

September 2008, Issue 74, page 28

Irish history
Gavin D Smith uncovers the story of Comber Distilleries

September 2008, Issue 74, page 32

That's the spirit
In our latest in our series on whisky terms we look at the second part on the letter S,and the role of the spirits still in Scotch whisky production.

September 2008, Issue 74, page 33

Shopping on the fly
Joe Bates finds himself at Glasgow airport facing early morning drams and security warnings

September 2008, Issue 74, page 34

Ask the expert
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...

September 2008, Issue 74, page 36

Land of legends
Canada is a great holiday destination and has a fascinating take on whisky production. In this guide we look at two centres:Ontario and Calgary

September 2008, Issue 74, page 38

Rennaissance Dram
It's more than ten years since Ardbeg ended a period of stop-start production and went back on stream properly. And as Dominic Roskrow reports, it's going from strength to strength.

September 2008, Issue 74, page 42

New Irish Dawn
Much has been made of the Scotch whisky boom,but Irish whiskey is also in rude good health. Dominic Roskrow looks at the new kids on the block.

September 2008, Issue 74, page 46

It's School time
You may think you've had enough of classrooms and teachers, but what about a new learning experience - a whisky school?

September 2008, Issue 74, page 48

Festival Menus
Martine Nouet takes us through recent whisky and food combinations she has discovered.

September 2008, Issue 74, page 50

Interesting times
Dave looks at the increasing interest in rum.

September 2008, Issue 74, page 54

The sunshine spirit
While it has always been Whisky Magazine's remit to celebrate the great whiskies of the world,we have long realised thatthere are other great spirits out there which whiskylovers either alreadydrink o...

September 2008, Issue 74, page 54

Global phenomenon
Travelling around the rum world, Dave introduces us to the various styles.

September 2008, Issue 74, page 56

At the still
Dave takes us through the production process.

September 2008, Issue 74, page 59

But why the rum?
Dave tell's it like it is.

September 2008, Issue 74, page 60

The butler's tale
Jefferson Chase delves into a Pulitzer prize winner's follow up work.

September 2008, Issue 74, page 83

“What we'redoing is always exposing the very best theindustry hasto offer”
Ian Wisniewski talks with Paul Miles,managing director of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

September 2008, Issue 74, page 84

Join the debate
email the team editorial@whiskymag.com

September 2008, Issue 74, page 86

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Tomatin 1976 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.30%
8 Real character and finesse.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

BenRiach Arumaticus Fumosus Dark Rum Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A constantly shifting but balanced mix of sweetness and smoke and distillery character.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

BenRiach Heredotus Famosus Pedro Ximinez Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Fantastic balance and richness of character.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

BenRiach Importanticus Fumosus Tawny Port Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Worth a look.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

BenRiach Maderensis Fumosus Madeira Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Great balance. When Madeira works it really works!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Parker's Heritage Collection 27 Years Old 96 Proof
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 48.00%
8 Heaven Hill has quietly been releasing some stunners in recent years. This is another.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Scotch Malt Whisky Society 116.12 Yoichi 21 Years Old
Blended Malt - Japan - 54.20%
8 Ah Yoichi..it's Ardbeg in Hokkaido.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Scotch Malt Whisky Society 64.15 Mannochmore 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.10%
8 Multifaceted and fascinating.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Tomatin 1967 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.90%
8 A fantastic mature dram. A revelation.

BenRiach Sauternes Finish 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Lacks a little depth in the centre, but of interest.

BenRiach Sherry Matured
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Good, sweet and balanced.

Forty Creek John K Hall Double Barrel
Blended - Canada - 40.00%
6 Not working for me.

Mackmyra The 1st Edition
Single Malt - Sweden - 46.10%
7 Mackmyra comes of age and it's good.

Miyagikyo No Age
Single Malt - Japan - 43.00%
7 Not at its best.

Scotch Malt Whisky Society 97.11 Littlemill 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.00%
7 Lovely balance. A slow sipper.

The Dalmore 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Sweet and simple. Maybe higher alcohol would help?

The Dalmore 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 I'm normally a fan of Dalmore, this doesn't do it for me.

The Dalmore Gran Reserva
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 This is the best of the bunch,but in general I find the construction of these just a little too obvious.

The Dalmore King Alexander
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
6 Lacks balance for me. Overloaded in the oak department and also too sweet.

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