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I have been reading this great book recently about hunting down the true empty, wild places in the United Kingdom. The Wild Places by Robert Macfarlane is a really engaging and thought provoking read...
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We report from the latest event in the Whisky Live family.
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Convert a friend
Dave encourages us to embark on a year of education,whisky style.
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Icons of Whisky 2009
Following months of debate,scrutiny and several exhaustive rounds of voting,we finally reveal who has topped the Whisky Magazine charts.
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The renaissance man
Dave Broom talks innovation,metabolic pathways and obscure Scottish rock bands with Glenmorangie's head of distilling & flavour creation,Dr Bill Lumsden.
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The green revolution
With green issues firmly on the agenda,how eco-friendly have malt whisky distilleries become? Ian Wisniewski finds out.
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Gavin D Smith looks at the huge distilling complex at Bandon.
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King of the blog
In the latest in our series celebrating some of whisky's lesser known personalities,Dominic Roskrow talks to Kevin Erskine,founder of thescotchblog.com.
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A sense of place
Joe Bates finds a warm welcome in Sweden.
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Whisky Magazine's barfly Kate Portman discovers an oasis of whisky at the end of the line.
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In the latest in our series of places to visit we look at Southern Ireland.
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A question of soul
Edradour may be small but it's perfectly formed and as it starts to bottle malt distilled under its current owners, it looks set to continue to punch above its weight. Dominic Roskrow visited it.
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Heather's blooming success
Liza Weisstuch discusses whisky,music and why talking is a good thing with Glenfiddich's Heather Greene.
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Raising the standard
Glenfiddich,The Glenlivet and Glenmorangie are three of the biggest selling malts in the world but does familiarity breed contempt? Dominic Roskrow suggests they're worth revisiting.
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The long view
Does history hold the key to future brand development? Ian Buxton puts on his white gloves and has a delve around.
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Kate Portman looks at the marriage between Scottish food and whisky.
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Jefferson Chase circumnavigates the globe with this latest tome.
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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...
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Evan Williams Single Barrel 1999 Vintage
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30% 8 Clean very precise and well crafted.
Glencadam 1983 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Elegant and complex. Highly recommended.
Scotch Malt Whisky Society 33.70 Ardbeg Keith Richards meets Socrates 1998 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.30% 7 An effusively phenolic smouldering hulk. Recommended.
The Dalmore 50 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.00% 8 Like drinking an ancient forest and not to everyone's taste (or pocket) but it has character and power.
The Famous Grouse Blended Malt 37 Years Old
Blended Malt - Scotland - 47.60% 8 If this is John Ramsay's last blend then what a way to go. Masterly. The slow ever-changing multifaceted style is blending at its very best.
Bunnahabhain Darach Ur
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.30% 7 Seems to be slightly hidden somehow. Maybe it just needs time to settle in the bottle.
Scapa 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A little bit of a let-down after a superlative nose.
Scotch Malt Whisky Society 64.17 Mannochmore Oozes Juiciness 1992 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.70% 7 Don't water. Decent aperitif dram.
Scotch Malt Whisky Society 93.33 Glen Scotia Pine sap and black pepper 1992 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 64.30% 6 Like Dr Jekyll it's trying to escape from its alter ego,but Hyde wins out.
Tamnavulin 1991 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Why bottle a 15 Years Old single cask at 40%?
The Black Grouse
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Can't help thinking that bottling at 43 would provide the richness it needs in the middle.
Woodford Reserve Sweet Mash 1838
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20% 7 This would make a great cocktail whisky and that's not being dismissive!
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