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Whisky Magazine Issue 84

Whisky Magazine Issue 84

Whisky Magazine Issue 84

In this issue - Boutique Speyside - Explore The Balvenie - Japanese Focus - Cocktails from New Orleans - Bunnahabhain - Buffalo Trace - Mackmyra - SMWS and much more...

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Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Education is the key to many things I have always been told. This applies to the world of whisky and bartending, especially when the pair collide and involve the public. The bartenders of this world ...

January 1970, Issue 84, page 5

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BUMPER BOWMORE
A job lot of The Bowmore 1964 Trilogy has gone under the hammer recently for $21,600 at a Christie's auction in New York on Saturday,exceeding the asking price of $18k. The three-bottle lot included ...

January 1970, Issue 84, page 7

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CROWNING COCKTAIL
After searching the country for the nation's ultimate well-crafted Manhattans, Woodford Reserve bourbon and Esquire have crowned Jeromy Edwards from Louisville, Kentucky and his “Cider Manhattan” ...

January 1970, Issue 84, page 7

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MUTINY MR CHRISTIAN?
Talisker, the Isle of Skye's single malt,has announced its sponsorship of an epic sailing adventure which will be the first to recreate the exact journey of Captain William Bligh's epic 4,000-mile ope...

January 1970, Issue 84, page 7

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50 not out
In these times when both job security and loyalty are so often at a premium, it seems remarkable that one man has worked for the same company for 50 years. Even in the Scotch whisky industry, where f...

January 1970, Issue 84, page 8

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Events - 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 ...

January 1970, Issue 84, page 9

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Paris
The sixth edition of Paris Whisky Live in September looked like a giant three day whisky party. 4500 visitors tasted, chatted, experimented with cocktails and stunning matchings,wandered along the 80 ...

January 1970, Issue 84, page 10

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Naturally creative
Dave reports from the front line at Whisky Live South Africa.

January 1970, Issue 84, page 12

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The Art of Science
Dave Broom examines how Japan's distillers are taking their country's whiskies into the world.

January 1970, Issue 84, page 14

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Tasting Success
Gavin Smith meets the family behind the iconic glass.

January 1970, Issue 84, page 20

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High Society
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has slowly but surely been evolving and growing. We look at its progress.

January 1970, Issue 84, page 22

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Whisky in the War Zone
Rob Allanson talks to veteran BBC journalist John Simpson about whisky,wars and passing the passion for the spirit on to a younger generation.

January 1970, Issue 84, page 24

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Brewer's decline
The number of distilleries using brewer's yeast has declined significantly since the 1990s. Ian Wisniewski asks why.

January 1970, Issue 84, page 28

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Granite city blues
Gavin D Smith looks at how Aberdeen went from several distilleries to none.

January 1970, Issue 84, page 32

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Kellar trends
Andreas Haller has turned his hobby into something more serious.

January 1970, Issue 84, page 33

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Group growth
Joe Bates looks at another popular Middle East destination.

January 1970, Issue 84, page 34

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Ginza a go-go
Dave Broom takes us on a walking tour through one of Tokyo's popular drinking districts.

January 1970, Issue 84, page 36

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Inspirational distilling
The VIP tour of Balvenie is quite arguably the best Scotland has to offer. Our man indulged himself.

January 1970, Issue 84, page 40

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Mixing history
Neil Ridley looks at two important cocktail tomes.

January 1970, Issue 84, page 44

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Tales of the times
Liza Weisstuch heads out to New Orleans to see what's mixing at the moment.

January 1970, Issue 84, page 46

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Eastern Promises
London's smartest Japanese restaurants may be admired for their minimalist chic but the entrance to Sake No Hana is a little too minimal and discreet for its own good. I weave through the crowds and a...

January 1970, Issue 84, page 52

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Short and sweet
Jefferson Chase looks at the shorter form of story telling.

January 1970, Issue 84, page 71

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Join the debate
First of all may I say what a great read Whisky Magazine is. I look forward to it landing on the doorstep every month. Having visited Scotland a few times along with going on the usual distillery to...

January 1970, Issue 84, page 74

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Thomas H Handy
Rye - U.S.A. - 64.50%
8 An unusual floral profile for a rye. But delightful. What a nose!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Benromach 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A well-structured dram with character and delicacy. Very refreshing. A perfect Speysider to recommend.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Eagle Rare 17 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 A bourbon close to a rye whiskey,well structured and quite complex.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

George T. Stagg
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 70.70%
8 A big,muscular bourbon. George T. Stagg ? Good guess...For a stag night maybe...

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glenlivet Nadurra Triumph 1991 Vintage Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00%
8 A lovely dram, more spring-time than autumnal. To enjoy with shellfish.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Glenrothes John Ramsay
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.70%
8 A refined and fulfilling dram. Perfect balance. Complex without ostentation.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Kilchoman Inaugural Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 An enticing dram. With this soft and tender malty heart. Reminds me of an Ardbeg. The dram which takes you to the shore on a mild winter day.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Sazerac 18 Years Old
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 Another Rye Whiskey ? The nose is a bit dour but the palate is more balanced. An interesting character.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Springbank Vinatge 1998
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.30%
8 I don't like to drink wood infusions !

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Balvenie Madeira Cask 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Rich and complex. Superbly balanced and elegant. To enjoy with Beethoven's 7th Symphony.

Connemara Sherry Finish
Single Malt - Republic of Ireland - 46.00%
7 Needs time to cheer up. A rigid oaky profile. Surprisingly,water softens it.

Kornog Taouarc'H Kentan 2006 3 Years Old
Single Malt - France - 57.10%
7 The profile of a well knitted young islander. Of the gentle sort. Alcohol is well mastered. Invigorating and cuddling at the same time.

Mackmyra Special: 03
Single Malt - Sweden - 48.25%
7 A pleasant dram,with an interesting malty chore.

Miyagikyo 1990 19 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 61.00%
7 Funny enough,that strong dram is better neat. But give it time.

Nikka Coffey Grain 1995 14 Years Old
Single Grain - Japan - 60.00%
7 A grainy profile enriched by fruity flavours. I'd happily try it chilled.

Scotch Malt Whisky Society 120.4 Tibetan Joss-Sticks and Polynesian Pork 1990 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 59.30%
7 The nose is a delight. To enjoy the palate,you have to be a wood freak.

The Dalmore Sirius
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00%
7 A very old whisky which has retained vigour but lost its balance. Oak is prevailing. To savour more like a piece of liquid history.

William La Rue Weller
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 67.50%
7 Rich and deep but the alcohol is not mastered. Too burning a dram for me.

Yamazaki 1984 24 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 48.00%
It's as if all the tastes have been turned up to max.

Yamazaki The Cask of Yamazaki 1974
Single Malt - Japan - 55.00%
A magnificent mouthful.

Yoichi 1991 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 58.00%
7 A warm but rich character. Water tames it a little. Some like it hot !

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