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Whisky Magazine Issue 77

Whisky Magazine Issue 77

Whisky Magazine Issue 77

In this issue - The Macallan - Richard Paterson - Diageo - Chieftain's - Edradour- Glenmorangie - SMWS & much more...

Published January 2009

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well by the time you read this the presents will have been well and truly opened, those socks have probably shrank in the wash already, batteries have gone flat on those all important purchases and we...

January 2009, Issue 77, page 5

Other Stories
New centre Auchentoshan Distillery,home to Scotland's only triple distilled single malt whisky, has provided an injection to Glasgow tourism with a £500,000 investment in its visitor centre.

January 2009, Issue 77, page 6

Pachyderm parade
Team England has won the World Elephant Polo Championships at the Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge in Nepal. The English ‘Air Tusker' team, captained by Robert McKenzie, raised the Tiger Tops Challenge Trop...

January 2009, Issue 77, page 6

Scapa Reborn
Orcadian malt Scapa is being reborn this month as a luxurious 16 Years Old, thanks to the availability of precious older whiskies.Formerly aged 14 years, the island whisky also has an elegant new look...

January 2009, Issue 77, page 6

Whisky Case in China
Global intellectual property (IP) firm Rouse has successfully acted for Diageo in a landmark IP case in China. Diageo accused Blueblood (Shanghai) Wine Co Ltd of adopting similar packaging to its Joh...

January 2009, Issue 77, page 6

Horses for 'Farclas
The inaugural Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeplechase was held at the Cheltenham race course recently. The lucky winner was Davy Russell aboard Dix Villez.

January 2009, Issue 77, page 7

Scotland's Tallest Still
Scotland's tallest whisky still has been winched into place at The Glenmorangie Company's famous distillery in Tain,Ross-shire. The five-metre-tall,swan-necked copper still is the last of four new st...

January 2009, Issue 77, page 7

Sweden goes Japanese
In an odd way, Sweden is one of the leading whisky countries in the world. Not because of Mackmyra or the other handful of Swedish distilleries, but on account of interest. Nowhere else is the interes...

January 2009, Issue 77, page 7

A growing church
We report from Holland's excellent Whisky Live event.

January 2009, Issue 77, page 10

The view from...
It was one of those clear winter days which only the north manages to deliver. At this time of year the sun, seemingly exhausted after its 12 months of effort, can barely pull itself above the hills a...

January 2009, Issue 77, page 12

Life through a lens
Rob Allanson goes behind the scenes of The Macallan's latest ambitious project and gains exclusive access to the people involved.

January 2009, Issue 77, page 14

A new frontier
Jonathan McCormick looks at selling bourbon to the Scots.

January 2009, Issue 77, page 20

The nose knows
As his book hits the shelves Kate Portman talks to Master blender Richard Paterson.

January 2009, Issue 77, page 24

The price is right?
The price of a malt whisky has to cover a wide range of costs,many of which are variable and unpredictable. Ian Wisniewski tries to add them all up

January 2009, Issue 77, page 28

Irish Powerhouse
Gavin D Smith investigates Jameson's old rival

January 2009, Issue 77, page 32

At the helm
In a new series Dominic Roskrow celebrates some of the people who are contributing to whisky,quietly making our lives richer. First up is Ingvar Ronde,publisher of the Malt Whisky Yearbook.

January 2009, Issue 77, page 33

Flying to Frankfurt?
Joe Bates heads out to Germany's largest place of work to check out the whisky selection

January 2009, Issue 77, page 34

Ask the expert
I'm looking for the six classic single malts “Double Matured”miniatures. I already have the six Classic Single Malt miniatures but somebody told me that there is also a Double Matured version. It ...

January 2009, Issue 77, page 36

Crossing the continent
In the latest of our series on places to visit we look at Europe

January 2009, Issue 77, page 38

The pride of Speyside
BenRiach is still relatively unknown but it's a gem of a distillery and as Dominic Roskrow reports,it will continue to punch above its weight.

January 2009, Issue 77, page 42

Northern Highland highlights
Gavin D Smith visits three Diageo distilleries in search of a sense of regionalisation.

January 2009, Issue 77, page 46

Future proof?
The world may be going somewhere in a handbag,but the bourbon industry seems to be pretty buoyant at the moment.

January 2009, Issue 77, page 51

Royal flush
Kate Portman plays a hand of poker with Buffalo Trace's Master Distiller, Harlen Wheatley.

January 2009, Issue 77, page 52

Sweet temptations
Chocolate and Whisky have been a classic combination for many people, Rob Allanson talks to the latest convert.

January 2009, Issue 77, page 54

The beautiful game
Jefferson Chase delves between the leaves of another novel.

January 2009, Issue 77, page 71

There's a greater awareness among people who are buying to be careful
Ian Wisniewski talks with Martin Green, whisky consultant at Bonhams in Edinburgh.

January 2009, Issue 77, page 72

Join the debate
Star letter - Whisky missing I'm writing in reply to your feature titled “Called to the bar” on places to drink whisky in London, in issue 76. I have some pretty strong feelings about this topic...

January 2009, Issue 77, page 74

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Yoichi 10 Years old, 1998
Single Malt - Japan - 55.00%
8 Another cracker from that great distillery. Just a splash of water and it takes you further and further.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Mackmyra Special:01 Eminent Sherry
Single Malt - Sweden - 51.60%
8 A lovely dram. Delicate on the nose, quite brisk on the palate. But with a good substance. Invigorating.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Scotch Malt Whisky Society 26.7 An Absolute Cracker
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.50%
8 Tastes old.Superb. Refined and complex. Still so lively and fresh. Hard to leave…

Danny Boy 15 Years Old
Blended - Republic of Ireland - 40.00%
7 An enjoyable dram. Well balanced with a good structure and a straightforward malty profile. Far better when neat. Water makes it soft and heavier.

Deanston 12 Years Old 1996
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.30%
7 Disappointing.The nose has more than the palate.Less cardboardy with water but surprisingly fiery.

Glenfarclas 105 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.00%
7 The nose was promising but the palate is too woody for me. And the alcohol is not mastered.

Limburgers Two Years Old, 2006
Single Malt - Australia - 43.00%
7 An aromatised whisky ? Odd,rather well constructed but leave a sickening feel. Like a cough syrup.

Scotch Malt Whisky Society 66.27 Foodie Dram
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.30%
7 The nose is richer than the palate. Seems a bit uncoordinated,like a young untamed horse.

Wemyss Vintage Malts Bonfires on the Beach 1997 11 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A pleasant young islander (an Ileach obviously). Refreshing,wrapped in smoke,easygoing. To quench the thirst after a walk.

Wemyss Vintage Malts Honey Comb 14 Years Old 1994
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.00%
7 A sweet and frisky dram. Clean,Straightforward. Refreshing.

Wemyss Vintage Malts Oak Apple 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A whispering whisky,especially on the nose. Will not stand in front of big guys in tastings.But I like its fresh delicacy.

Wemyss Vintage Malts Sea Smoke (Caol Ila)
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.00%
4 A beautiful wintery outdoor dram. Reminiscent of Islay on a dricht (dull) day with the warming scent of peat fires.

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