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Whisky Magazine Issue 90

Whisky Magazine Issue 90

Whisky Magazine Issue 90

In this issue - Music Special - Ailsa Bay - Independent Bottlers' Challenge and much more...

Published September 2010

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
There is nothing quite like hitting the road and seeing the whisky world, I can totally see why Alfred Barnard did it. I honestly cannot think of another industry that is on the whole as welcoming and...

September 2010, Issue 90, page 5

Get Focused with Bowmore
If you needed any more incentive to get out there snapping, Bowmore has come up with a superb series of prizes.

September 2010, Issue 90, page 8

Whisky Live Paris 2010
With the unique and quite exceptional Palais de Tokyo as our setting, Whisky Live Paris will for the first time this year be open to all fine spirits.

September 2010, Issue 90, page 9

Happy Times
Dave Broom discusses whisky fuelled cars and a new excellent watering spot.

September 2010, Issue 90, page 10

New Digital Emperors
Tim Forbes has worked for The Whisky Exchange since 2003 and looks after the company's online presence including The Whisky Exchange Blog.

September 2010, Issue 90, page 11

Whisky a Quo Quo
After 45 years on the road, Status Quo are arguably Britain's ultimate kings of Rock and Roll. And with a career spanning 32 hit albums and an astonishing 118 million records sold, you'd assume that t...

September 2010, Issue 90, page 12

Prodigal sons
For the past few years London's Nu-Folk scene has been quietly bristling away in the basements of a few nondescript pubs and cafes. But now, a close-knit group of young creative musicians and writers ...

September 2010, Issue 90, page 16

Joyful order
Dave Broom talks to one of the pioneers of an innovative electronic/guitar blend of music and a founder member of Joy Division and New Order

September 2010, Issue 90, page 19

Leading the revolution
Iorweth Griffiths meets the man who helped Irish Whisky in to the limelight.

September 2010, Issue 90, page 22

Dr in demand
Dr Jim Swan plays a key role in the whisky industry and is at the forefront of innovation. And as Dominic Roskrow discovered, he's very much in demand.

September 2010, Issue 90, page 26

A sense of determination
Davin de Kergommeaux undertakes the great Western Canadian distillery challenge

September 2010, Issue 90, page 30

Up on the hill
Gavin D. Smith charts the fortunes of Port Dundas.

September 2010, Issue 90, page 34

Bourbon tastes
Spent any time in Kentucky and you'll soon come across Jeff and Ann McMichael. Dominic Roskrow reports

September 2010, Issue 90, page 35

Capital offers
Joe Bates heads to Edinburgh airport to find a new whisky offer

September 2010, Issue 90, page 36

Developing character
Ian Wisniewski asks what role does yeast play during fermentation, and how influential can this be in determining the flavour profile of mature malt whisky?

September 2010, Issue 90, page 38

Weathering the storm
Family-owned distillery Glenfarclas isn't flash or fancy, but it's in rude health Dominic Roskrow reports on a good old-fashioned success story.

September 2010, Issue 90, page 40

Not backing down
Gavin D. Smith visits the Grant family's new kid on the block.

September 2010, Issue 90, page 46

A quiet retreat
Gavin D. Smith investigates a newly developed whisky room offering comfort and drams

September 2010, Issue 90, page 50

Speyside delights
Martine Nouet looks back at 10 years of Aberlour whisky dinners at the Spirit of Speyside festival with a ‘best of...' menu.

September 2010, Issue 90, page 52

Join the debate
Age concerns With much interest I have read your editorial and Dave's column in WM 89. In both your writings Chivas Brothers gets (most of) the blame for putting too much emphasis on the stated age on...

September 2010, Issue 90, page 70

American Gothic
Jefferson Chase looks at another whiskey laden tome.

September 2010, Issue 90, page 71

For your pleasure
Jonny McCormick encourages you to delve into your private collection.

September 2010, Issue 90, page 74

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Lagavulin Limited Edition 2010
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.50%
9 As good a Lagavulin as I've tasted. Hie thee to Islay!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Duncan Taylor Glenrothes Octave Range 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
9 Give it time. Balanced, complex and recommended.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Rare Auld Glen Moray 35 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.70%
8 An exemplary old gently matured whisky.

BenRiach 16 Years Old 1993 Claret Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Pleasant, but the burnt wood knocks it back.

BenRiach 17 Years Old 1992 Rioja Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Slightly over-active finishing cask has had a negative effect.

BenRiach 17 Years Old 1993 Burgundy Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Just a little lacking in full integration. You can sense the whisky sitting underneath the finish.

Blair Athol Limited Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.80%
7 Good, just lacking the extra layers which produce complexity.

Caol Ila 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Great nose but a little dry on the tongue.

Elements of Islay Lagavulin LG2
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.00%
8 Vibrant and full of character. Best neat.

Glenallachie 35 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.90%
8 Big cask influence on a pretty light whisky. Interesting, but only for sherry nuts.

Glencadam 12 Years Old Portwood
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 I'm a fan of Glencadam, but not this time.

Glencadam 14 Years Old Sherrywood
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 On the surface all smiles and amenability but like a David Lynch film there's darkness lurking underneath.

Glendronach 14 Years Old Virgin Oak
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Full and rich.

Glendronach 15 Years Old 1995 Moscatel
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Soft and easy –and sweet –but all in all a little bland.

Glendronach 20 Years Old Tawny Port
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Balanced and integrated.

Glenkinchie Limited Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.30%
7 Unbalanced.

Glenmorangie Finealta
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A clever balancing act here – and it works.

Oban Limited Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.20%
7 Good presence and a sumptuous palate.

Proof Whisky
Blended - Canada - 42.00%
6 I remain baffled, but will be using the remnants of the sample to make a cocktail.

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