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Whisky Magazine Issue 75

Whisky Magazine Issue 75

Whisky Magazine Issue 75

In this issue - Global blends - Chichibu - Buffalo Trace - Independent Bottlers Challenge - Icons of Whisky - Awards - Yamazaki - Yoichi - The Balvenie - Old Forester - Whisky Kitchen - Bourbon Festival

Published October 2008

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well it looks like the seasons are on the turn here in God's own country, and county (Norfolk to the uninitiated), but oddly rather than getting colder and wetter (which was summer), it has got a litt...

October 2008, Issue 75, page 5

In safe hands
The new owners of Glendronach have big plans for the iconic malt. Dominic Roskrow spoke to Billy Walker

October 2008, Issue 75, page 8

Whisky live Paris 2008
A full sensory experience

October 2008, Issue 75, page 10

Here we go again
Dave looks at the links between rum and whisky – the two hottest premium brown spirits around

October 2008, Issue 75, page 12

National treasures
We showcase the results from this year's Independent Bottlers'Challenge

October 2008, Issue 75, page 14

Hot Scotch
Kate Portman looks at how blended Scotch is making an impact across the globe from beach parties to trendy bars.

October 2008, Issue 75, page 18

Liquid education
Charles Cowdery discovers what the Scots taught the world.

October 2008, Issue 75, page 23

Ready for it's close-up (Buffalo Trace)
Liza Weisstuch dons her white coat to see what's been cooking in the Buffalo Trace lab.

October 2008, Issue 75, page 26

What's in a barrel?
Ian Wisnewski looks at the complex nature of acquiring casks and the increasing demand for quality.

October 2008, Issue 75, page 28

Last man standing
In the latest of our series charting lost distilleries,Gavin Smith looks at Northern Ireland's Coleraine

October 2008, Issue 75, page 32

Jack and George
In the latest in our series we look at the letters T,U,V,and consider Tennessee whiskey

October 2008, Issue 75, page 33

More than chocolates
Joe Bates heads to the land of confectionary to discover some whisky gems

October 2008, Issue 75, page 34

Ask the expert
I have a moderate collection of various malt whiskies (54) all in various stages of consumption with the exception of six “specials” My wife purchased a bottle of Balvenie Single Barrel 15 Years O...

October 2008, Issue 75, page 37

Festival time
The Kentucky Bourbon Festival is normally a safe bet.This year,though, there was an unusual excitement to it,too. Dominic Roskrow reports.

October 2008, Issue 75, page 38

The new rising son (Chichibu)
Dave Broom takes a trip to Japan's latest distillery.

October 2008, Issue 75, page 42

Bottle Stopping moments
Ian Buxton finds out more about this tiny yet hugely significant part of whisky packaging.

October 2008, Issue 75, page 47

Nearing perfection
Dave Broom takes us on a trip through his Japan to discover inner peace and fabulous whisky.

October 2008, Issue 75, page 50

Serving up simplicity
With their first book enjoying great success in whisky circles,Kate Portman meets the team behind The Whisky Kitchen.

October 2008, Issue 75, page 56

An actor's tale
Jefferson Chase looks at a literary rule breaker

October 2008, Issue 75, page 75

“It's one of the best jobs in the world, so I count myself as being very fortunate”
Ian Wisniewski talks with Doug McIvor,spirits manager of Berry Bros & Rudd,in London

October 2008, Issue 75, page 76

Join the debate
email the team editorial@whiskymag.com

October 2008, Issue 75, page 78

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Glenmorangie Signet
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A bold and some would say a-typical. It works is a valid and successful improvisation on the theme.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Hibiki 17 Years Old
Blended - Japan - 43.00%
4 Relaxed and laid back. This is excellent blending.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Coffey 13 Years Old 1995 Single Cask
Single Grain - Japan - 64.00%
8 Silky and smooth.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Compass Box The Peat Monster Reserve
Blended Malt - Scotland - 48.90%
8 Not so much a Monster,more a Big Friendly Giant.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Elements of Islay Laphroaig Lp1
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.80%
8 This has an extra dimension and added energy. Beautiful balance.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Miyagikyo 22 Years Old 1986 Single Cask
Single Malt - Japan - 63.00%
8 The soft juicy Miyagikyo shows its darkside.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Yoichi 1986 22 Years Old Heavily Peated
Single Malt - Japan - 59.00%
8 Refined,bold but elegant. Buy one.

Ardbeg Blasda 10 Year Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A delicate and rather charming afternoon (or 4am) dram. Will cause a stooshie though!

Benromach Origins
Single Malt - Scotland - 0.00%
7 Balance and character. Recommended.

Blue Hanger 4th Limited Release
Blended Malt - Scotland - 45.60%
8 Complex and fascinating. Snap it up.

Elements of Islay Caol Ila CI1
Single Malt - Scotland - 62.90%
7 Young, vibrant and brimful of personality.

Hakushu 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 43.00%
7 Delicacy to the fore. A breakfast dram.

Hakushu 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 43.00%
7 Another lighter one which only gets going in the middle of the mouth.

World Whiskies Awards 2013 - World's Best Blended Whisky - Winner

Hibiki 21 Years Old
Blended - Japan - 43.00%
7 Just a little too fat for me,though a little unfair to slip two blends among all of these malts!

Karuizawa Noh Series 1995 13 Years Old Cask 5004
Single Malt - Japan - 63.00%
7 Rare steak anyone?

Old Malt Cask Caol Ila 1996, 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 Another lovely Caol Ila that just lacks a little weight.

The Balvenie 17 Years Old Rum Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Poised and balanced.

The Glenrothes Robur Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Could be bolder.

Yamazaki 1990 Sherry Butt
Single Malt - Japan - 61.00%
7 For the big sherried lovers.

Yamazaki 1993 Heavily Peated Malt
Single Malt - Japan - 62.00%
7 Great balanceand intrigue in here. Well worth a look.

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