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Well by the time you read this in the UK I will be somewhere in Scotland on a Triumph Bonneville visiting a few distilleries to make Journey's Blend. If you are in the States or elsewhere I will proba...
June 2009, Issue 80, page 5
The view from the top
More than 30 enthusiasts, including some distillery managers, made their way to the summit of Ben Rinnes recently. The group were there for the unveiling of a toposcope, or orientation plaque, which ...
June 2009, Issue 80, page 6
Whisky Week: Join the fun
Enjoy a week of whisky celebrations throughout Scotland.
June 2009, Issue 80, page 8
First among piers
We review the recent Whisky Live New York.
June 2009, Issue 80, page 10
Taking a tasting bee
Dave discusses language,tasting honey and the art of bee keeping.
June 2009, Issue 80, page 12
Coming on song
Dominic Roskrow looks at four distilleries that have recently passed a big milestone.
June 2009, Issue 80, page 14
Weighing the Anker
Ted Bruning looks at the latest distillery to open its doors, this time in Belgium.
June 2009, Issue 80, page 18
Keeper's of the flame
Gavin D Smith continues his look at great distillery fires.
June 2009, Issue 80, page 22
A life under sail
Dave Broom talks about the ocean wave, true grit,determination and a good drop of malt with one of Britain's most iconic maritime explorers.
June 2009, Issue 80, page 24
Various factors influence the character of the new make spirit during maturation, and determine a malt's final flavour profile, as Ian Wisniewski finds out.
June 2009, Issue 80, page 28
Enduring Irish heritage
Gavin D.Smith looks at the legendary home of one of Ireland's celebrated whiskeys.
June 2009, Issue 80, page 32
Blackadder ploughs on
In the latest of our series celebrating some of whisky's lesser known personalities,Dominic Roskrow talks to Robin Tucek,owner of independent whisky company Blackadder.
June 2009, Issue 80, page 33
Joe Bates heads out east to find a surprise in Eastern Europe.
June 2009, Issue 80, page 34
The lure of the Isle
The Editor packs his bags and heads north,to find a gem of a bar.
June 2009, Issue 80, page 36
A state of mind
The state of Kentucky offers the whiskey lover a great deal of choice. But there's plenty for the non bourbon drinker too.
June 2009, Issue 80, page 38
The bourbon industry is undergoing a major transformation, and its biggest player isn't going to fall behind. Dominic Roskrow reports on the changes at Jim Beam and its parent company.
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Liza Weisstuch looks at some of the new wave of craft distillers who have started to grab the headlines and glasses of whisky lovers.
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Ian Buxton looks at the how and why of collecting.
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The Spice of Life
Kate Portman takes her seat at the table for a bit of Eastern delight.
June 2009, Issue 80, page 52
Heavy plants crossing
Jefferson Chase looks at a ground breaking 50s novel.
June 2009, Issue 80, page 71
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Glenfarclas The Family Cask Release 3 1979 Cask 2216
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.60% 8 Fantastic.
Alberta Premium Canadian Rye 25 Years Old
Rye - Canada - 40.00% 8 Aha! it's Canadian. That explains its amenable nature. A different style.
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.90% 8 Has considerable character. Fresh, young but for peat freaks only.
Four Roses 2009 Limited Edition Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 0.00% 8 Intriguing.
Glencadam 1978 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Good, but for me just lacks the extra layer of complexity to lift it to the next level.
Russell's Reserve Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 A classic rye. Bartenders, this is what you need.
Sazerac 18 Years Old Bottled Fall 2007
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 More of a sipper than a cocktail rye.
The Balvenie Golden Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.50% 8 Balanced, integrated and complex.
The Glenronach Allardice 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Deep,layered and sweet with great balance. Seek it out.
Thomas H Handy
Rye - U.S.A. - 0.00% 8 Not for the fainthearted.
Glenfarclas The Family Cask Release 3 1959 Cask 3227
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.90% 6 A great vintage (!) but too long in cask for me.
Ichiro's Malt Eight of Hearts 1991
Single Malt - Japan - 56.80% 7 An intense flavour package.
Ichiro's Malt Five of Spades 2000 9 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 60.50% 7 Exotic herbal and vibrant.
Jim Beam Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 40.00% 6 Lacks personality and complexity.
Laphroaig 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30% 7 The key here is balance.
Penderyn Rich Madeira Limited Edition
Single Malt - Wales - 54.30% 6 More of a cocktail than a single malt.
Single Malt - Wales - 46.00% 7 Young spirit not quite integrated with the oak ..yet.
Pikesville Supreme Straight Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 40.00% 7 More well-mannered than Iremember.
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 40.00% 4 What sort of delusional person dreamt this up? Who allowed it to be bottled? Hideous.
Rittenhouse Bottled-in-Bond Straight Rye 4 Years Old 2005
Rye - U.S.A. - 50.00% 7 This is a clever, tricksy rye. Worth a look.
Rittenhouse Straight Rye 3 Years Old 2006
Rye - U.S.A. - 40.00% 7 A solid enough performer,but lacks brio.
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00% 7 Balanced and controlled.
Scotch Malt Whisky Society 25.46 Rosebank Lemonade in a Buttercup 17 Years Old, 1991
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10% 7 Balanced fresh and delicious.
Scotch Malt Whisky Society 27.72 Springbank Harbour-side Harmonies
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.30% 7 Lacks integration.
The Glenronach Original 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 Decent dram but seems a tad dolled up.
Tomintoul 1995 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 A charmer and well done Tomintoul for taking the non-chill filtered,no colouring route. Have as a summer time aperitif.
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