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Whisky Magazine Issue 81

Whisky Magazine Issue 81

Whisky Magazine Issue 81

In this issue - Evan Williams - Bushmills - Highland Park - Auchentoshan - Bowmore - Mackmyra - Glen Scotia and much more...

Published July 2009

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well its a great time of year to be out and about on the bike in Norfolk. The weather is mostly sunny and its not snowing which is always nice. One thing that keeps me amused is riding past the barl...

July 2009, Issue 81, page 5

BOTTLE COLLECTION
A Swede has the biggest collection of BenRiach malt whisky in the world. Magnus Fagerstrom (44) from Helsingborg in the south of the country started collecting BenRiach two years ago and now has 201 ...

July 2009, Issue 81, page 7

Houston has Jack
Jack Daniel's recently opened its first airport duty-free shop at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental airport. The great grand-niece of Jack Daniel's and author Lynne Tolley attended the official ...

July 2009, Issue 81, page 7

MADEIRA RELEASE
David Stewart, The Balvenie malt master, has released a new limited edition from The Balvenie Distillery, a 17 Years Old single malt finished in Madeira casks. Matured in traditional oak and finished...

July 2009, Issue 81, page 7

OLDEST FROM PULTENEY
Old Pulteney has announced the launch of their oldest and most exclusive whisky. The 30 Years Old single malt was distilled and matured in American white oak at the most northerly distillery on the UK...

July 2009, Issue 81, page 7

Party time
Everyone likes a birthday party. All your friends come round, there's food, and, if you're a distillery, plenty of whisky. Glengyle Distillery celebrated its fifth birthday with a global launch and c...

July 2009, Issue 81, page 8

Whisky Live Glasgow
Scotland's greatest whisky tasting event of the year, Whisky Live Glasgow,comes back to Glasgow in 2009 with a new date and a new venue. Bringing all the best whiskies of the world together in one pla...

July 2009, Issue 81, page 9

Taken by storm
We report from the recent Shanghai show

July 2009, Issue 81, page 10

The Canadian new world
Dave muses on John Hall's approach to whisky making and innovation.

July 2009, Issue 81, page 12

Taking a stand
The Scotch Whisky Association is one of the most powerful bodies in the whisky industry. But what does it actually do? Dominic Roskrow went to find out.

July 2009, Issue 81, page 21

Mulholland's Drive
Iorwerth Griffiths talks to Ireland's first female master blender.

July 2009, Issue 81, page 24

Independently minded
Being independent certainly has its advantages but what opportunities and challenges do Independent bottlers currently face? Ian Wisniewski finds out.

July 2009, Issue 81, page 28

Fort William's loss
Gavin D.Smith charts the history of one of the two Fort William distilleries,Glenlochy.

July 2009, Issue 81, page 32

The knowledge
Misako Udo is the ultimate whisky enthusiast and her book The Scottish Whisky Distilleries is the most intensely researched book ever published.

July 2009, Issue 81, page 33

Above the clouds
Joe Bates gives in-flight duty-free a chance.

July 2009, Issue 81, page 34

The tun up club
Whisky Mag's bar fly heads to Speyside to check out a watering hole almost in the round.

July 2009, Issue 81, page 37

Exploring the Highlands
In the latest in our series on places to visit we look at some of the lesser known distilleries in Eastern Scotland.

July 2009, Issue 81, page 38

The spirit of Orkney
The owners of Highland Park are building on the distillery's heritage and shaping up for a glittering future. Dominic Roskrow finds out what's being lined up.

July 2009, Issue 81, page 43

Taking the learning curve
Gavin D.Smith gets his satchel, pens and paper together and heads back to the classroom.

July 2009, Issue 81, page 46

Jura's new range
We look at the new bottlings to come from Jura.

July 2009, Issue 81, page 50

Mix and match
Kate Portman pulls her wellies on and heads out to the festivals.

July 2009, Issue 81, page 52

A paternal side
Jefferson delves into a gripping Dutch novel.

July 2009, Issue 81, page 71

Ask the expert
I would like your help with the value of a bottle of The Balvenie I purchased a few years ago in Scotland. It is a Vintage Cask 1951 hand bottled at the distillery 7th November 1996 from Cask 1236. It...

July 2009, Issue 81, page 72

Join the debate
email the team editorial@whiskymag.com

July 2009, Issue 81, page 74

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glen Grant 1992 Cellar Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Floaty and summery.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glen Grant Duthies 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Decent.

Belgian Single Malt
Single Malt - Belgium - 46.00%
6 A little lost child in the rain.

Evan Williams 1989 (Bottled 1998)
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
Light and restrained,but balanced.

Evan Williams 1990 (Bottled 1999)
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
Improved with water. Restrained again with an edgier character than the 89.

Evan Williams 1991 (Bottled 2000)
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
Fuller,but well balanced.

Evan Williams 1992 (Bottled 2001)
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
Solidly built and huge. A different style.

Evan Williams 1993 (Bottled 2002)
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
More classic Evan Williams character.

Evan Williams 1994 (Bottled 2003)
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
Has the signature mix of honey,citrus, grip and precision.

Evan Williams 1995 (Bottled 2005)
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
In a similar vein to 89 and 94.

Evan Williams 1996 (Bottled 2005)
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
Big and bold.

Evan Williams 1997 (Bottled 2006)
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
More ordered after the '96. Perfumed.

Evan Williams 1998 (Bottled 2007)
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
The bigger fatter ones like this and the ‘92 are slightly less expressive.

Evan Williams 1999 (Bottled 2008)
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30%
We're back to where we started.

Glenfarclas The Family Cask, Release 3 1962 Cask 2647 46 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.00%
6 Overcooked.

Glenfarclas The Family Cask, Release 3 1969 Cask 3188 39 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.00%
7 Big and tannic. Would add structure to a blend.

Mackmyra Special 02 - The Anniversary Edition
Single Malt - Sweden - 50.00%
8 Perfectly pleasant.

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