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Whisky Magazine Issue 83

Whisky Magazine Issue 83

Whisky Magazine Issue 83

In this issue - Exclusive - Diageo's Ambitious Project - Bladnoch - Manhattens in Manhatten - Whisky Islands - Blair Athol - Glenrothes - Macallan and much more...

Published October 2009

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well I am guessing that not many of you know that I have an MA in Scottish Literature. For some an odd degree but for me one of the best aspects was focusing in on the Medieval period. Scotland was ta...

October 2009, Issue 83, page 5

Coming of age
The first English whisky for more than a century will be bottled this side of Christmas, our man went to taste the 33 month old spirit.

October 2009, Issue 83, page 7

Whisky Week
Whisky Week tours Scotland Inspired by Homecoming Scotland's aim to attract as many folk from around the world as possible, Whisky Week was born to provide the very best tastings and dinners in the he...

October 2009, Issue 83, page 8

Whisky Live - Around the World
WHISKY LIVE LONDON 2010 After the success of this year's show, Whisky Live London returns to the Hurlingham Club on 26th and 27th February 2010 for its 10 year anniversary with what promises to be an...

October 2009, Issue 83, page 9

The missing haggis
Dave Broom and the vexing case of the vanishing main course.

October 2009, Issue 83, page 10

Road tripping whisky
We catch up with the team as they complete their journey and blend.

October 2009, Issue 83, page 12

Making the grade
In a Whisky Magazine exclusive we go behind the scenes of this ambitious project.

October 2009, Issue 83, page 18

Whisky Alchemy
Our man meets the brains behind one of the most innovative whisky companies out there.

October 2009, Issue 83, page 24

Rising to the challenge
Fermentation is a prime example of multi-tasking,with yeast having to grow,produce alcohol and create various flavours. So,how does yeast manage to tick all the boxes? Ian Wisniewski finds out challen...

October 2009, Issue 83, page 28

A great loss
Gavin D Smith charts the rise and fall of one of the largest distilleries in the Whisky City.

October 2009, Issue 83, page 32

The History man
Kentuckian Mike Veachhas dedicated his adult life to archiving bourbon. Now he's seeing it gets the respect it deserves.

October 2009, Issue 83, page 32

Online with style
Joe Bates looks at the World of Whiskies website.

October 2009, Issue 83, page 34

Island hopping
Scotland's islands are only loosely connected and include vastly differing geographies, histories and whisky styles.

October 2009, Issue 83, page 36

a world away
Raymond Armstrong is nothing like the average Scottish whisky distiller – and that's because he's an Irishman with a building background. Dominic Roskrow travelled to Galloway on Scotland's west coa...

October 2009, Issue 83, page 40

Spirited Away
For a band on tour,the road can be a lonely place, despite the fans,adulation and oodles of free drinks. Neil Ridley caught up with UK band,The Duke Spirit midway through a six week tour of the United...

October 2009, Issue 83, page 44

Manhattan expedition
Two barflys go in search of the perfect classic cocktail in this iconic part of New York.

October 2009, Issue 83, page 48

On the spice trail
Martine Nouet takes a walk on the spiced side of life.

October 2009, Issue 83, page 52

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Glann Ar Mor 2005 3 Years Old
Single Malt - France - 46.00%
8 Like a walk in a field after a few rainy days. Nicely invigorating. It does not really need water or just a wee drop to cut some edges.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Parker's Heritage Collection Golden Anniversary
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.00%
8 Another big whisky from Heaven Hill. A delight as the nights start to drawn in.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Eddu Gold
Single Malt - France - 43.00%
8 Well put together. Oak is well integrated. Deserves paying attention. To be paired with a dry ewe cheese like amanchego.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glenrothes 1998
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Another belter from the Rothes gang.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Highland Park Hjarta
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.10%
8 It is almost like they have put the usual 12 Years Old on steroids. Great stuff.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Macallan Whisky Maker's Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.80%
8 Yet again Macallan on form. Great interplay with oak and spice.

Eddu Silver
Single Malt - France - 40.00%
7 A pleasantly balanced whisky. Appetising,with an apple character.

Blended - France - 42.00%
7 Better pour that whisky and leave it to breathe before nosing it to get (almost) rid of the dusty vacuum cleaner note as it is really nice after.

Glenrothes 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 A great addition to the Glenrothes vintages. Stands up well among its fellow bottlings.

Old Pulteney 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.00%
7 A very engaging whisky with good integration.

Rittenhouse Very Rare 25 Years Old
Rye - U.S.A. - 50.00%
8 A great example of an old rye. One to savour.

The Macallan Estate Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00%
8 A stunner… but why just Duty Free? Share the love.

The Macallan Select Oak
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Very easy drinking,but holds the interest with its various layers.

Tomintoul 1976 33 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 A good example of integration. A dram in balance.

Wemyss Vintage Malts Smooth Gentleman
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Certainly lives up to its name.

Wemyss Vintage Malts Spice King
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A very gentle dram with fruit edges. One for sipping while cooking.

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