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Whisky Magazine Issue 87

Whisky Magazine Issue 87

Whisky Magazine Issue 87

In this issue - Awards Edition - Best Whiskies in the World 2010

Published April 2010

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Recently I have been doing a little temperature taking of the industry to see how things are going, and despite the huge clouds of economic doom covering much of the globe I have to say that most peop...

April 2010, Issue 87, page 5

Whisky Magazine Photo Challenge 2010
The Whisky Magazine Photo Challenge is the new annual photographic competition, leading to publication of the winning photographs in the February issue each year and a selection of short-listed images...

April 2010, Issue 87, page 7

Whisky Live Forthcoming Events
WHISKYLIVE SINGAPORE For its first show, Whisky Live Singapore will take place at Raffle's on Monday 24th May To make sure that everyone enjoys an exceptional experience, Whisky Live Singapore will pu...

April 2010, Issue 87, page 9

A decade of drams
Whisky Live! in Japan became the first Live to reach the 10 year anniversary, again at Tokyo Big Sight on Sunday February 21st. The event continues to both grow -just under 5,500 participants through...

April 2010, Issue 87, page 10

The dram of time
Dave muses on the world's oldest whisky released recently.

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The Worldwide Whisky Web
Liza Weisstuch and Neil Ridley investigate the power of the web.

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Nessie's local
Jonny McCormick explores a monster of a Highland bar on the shores of Loch Ness.

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Dramatic Painting
Amanda Brock talks to one of Scotland's hottest artists and his malt connections.

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Walking the line
Gavin D. Smith explores the Speyside Way.

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O Caledonia
Gavin D. Smith looks at one of Edinburgh's former distilleries.

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Down under
Joe Bates checks out the latest developments at Sydney.

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Phenolic fancies
Ian Wisniewski asks what does the term ‘ppm' stand for in relation to a peated malt, and what does this signify in terms of a malt's character?

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The Chivas Trio
Strathisla, Glenlivet and Aberlour are the band of brothers behind Chivas Regal, but nature has been giving them a tough time. Dominic Roskrow visited them.

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In the beginning
Distilleries covet the title of Scotland's oldest – but where was Scotland's first distillery, and what happened to it? Ian Buxton finds out.

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Trying to blend in
What is wrong with American blended whiskey? Maligned and misunderstood, American blends may be due for revival by Charles K. Cowdery.

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A life away from the waver
Robin Laing joins a group of enthusiasts heading up the Spey with paddles.

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Global acclaim
WM caught up with Matsuhisa Nobu during one of his recent whirlwind visits to his Tokyo restaurant.

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Join the debate
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April 2010, Issue 87, page 70

A hoodwinker's guide
Jefferson Chase looks at a decadent debut.

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Ask the expert
I am interested in a bottle of Scottish Cream Scotch Whisky Blended & Bottled in Scotland by The Kinloch Distillery Co. Ltd. Glasgow. As the distillery closed in the early 1920s do you think this woul...

April 2010, Issue 87, page 72

The price is right
Jonny McCormick reports on the Spring whisky auctions, some spectacular Macallan prices and why Bruichladdich is on the up.

April 2010, Issue 87, page 74

World Whiskies Awards 2012 - World's Best New Release - Winner Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Black Bull 40 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.20%
8 A delicate yet full of character old whisky. Like walking in a flower garden at springtime.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Vintage Malts Autumn Leaves 12 Years Old 1997
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A fresh and balanced dram. Easy going, straightforward, cheerful. A perfect appetiser.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Vintage Malts Honey Smoke 13 Years Old 1996
Blended Malt - Scotland - 59.60%
8 An enticing islander. A dash of water gives a velvety feel but in the same time, enhances the sootiness, hence a dusty feel on the tongue.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Vintage Malts Tropical Spice 19 Years Old 1990
Blended Malt - Scotland - 59.40%
8 On the edge of being too woody but manages to keep a pleasant balance if you give it time, peace and quiet ! A tribute to old age?

Glen Moray Port Finish 1995 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.70%
7 Assertive and tangy. The alcohol is not mastered and the character lacks depth.

Greenore 15 Years Old
Single Grain - Republic of Ireland - 43.00%
Fresh, light and young. Light to medium bodied.

Invergordon 1971
Single Grain - Scotland - 48.00%
The most wood influenced. Medium bodied. Very focused spirit.

Nikka Coffey Grain 1995
Single Grain - Japan - 60.00%
Medium to full-bodied, but that slight mustiness diminishes its undoubted voluptuous charms.

Snow Grouse
Blended Grain - Scotland - 40.00%
The ‘grainiest' of the range. Light body.

Tomatin 21 Years Old 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.00%
7 The cask has left a dour print on this whisky. Too grumpy for me.

Wemyss Vintage Malts Spiced Apples 14 Years Old 1995
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 The nose promised more sweetness than the palate delivered. A little disappointing. Needs time to open.

Wemyss Vintage Malts The Fruit Bowl 20 Years Old 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A cousin of the previous sample? Maybe creamier and softer though. But there is still a gap between nose and palate.

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