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Whisky Magazine Issue 91

Whisky Magazine Issue 91

Whisky Magazine Issue 91

In this issue - Music special part - Back to the seventies - Fettercairn and much more...

Published October 2010

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Here at Whisky Towers we have been receiving lots and lots of your lovely images for our inaugural photographic competition. I have to say that there is some talent out there and I have been very impr...

October 2010, Issue 91, page 5

spy
We bring you the news, show and reviews amd Dave's look at the whisky world

October 2010, Issue 91, page 6

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

October 2010, Issue 91, page 10

Whisky Live Glasgow
The world's premier whisky tasting show, Whisky Live visited Glasgow for the seventh time with great sucess.

October 2010, Issue 91, page 11

Changing times
Dave muses about where we are and where we are going

October 2010, Issue 91, page 12

The last glass ceiling
Liza Weisstuch is a spirit, lifestyle and business journalist who's work has appeared in the Boston Globe and the New York Times

October 2010, Issue 91, page 13

Suited & Booted
Singer songwriter KT Tunstall is a passionate Scot who enjoys a whisky. Joel Harrison caught up with her

October 2010, Issue 91, page 14

The Distillery's muse
Richard Hawley is a singer-songwriter who has carved a name for himself as a solo artist. Neil J. Ridley caught up with the Sheffield - based

October 2010, Issue 91, page 18

The view from the top
The premium blended Scotch market has proved to be highly resilient and has emerged from the downturn strongly. Dominic Roskrow reports

October 2010, Issue 91, page 22

Rags to whiskies
For the first time in 60 years a local man is at the helm of Springbank, Gavin D. Smith meets him

October 2010, Issue 91, page 26

Island hopping
Charles Douglas visits the wild and beautiful edge of Scotland and provides an alternative history guide to the whisky islands

October 2010, Issue 91, page 30

Lowland life
Gavin D. Smith charts the rise, fall and soon the rise again of distilling in the Lowland region

October 2010, Issue 91, page 34

Harris quality
Mark Harris is an important name in the restaurant world, and he's using that as a platform to promote whisky, too. Dominic Roskrow reports

October 2010, Issue 91, page 35

Concept retail
Joe Bates finds out how Delhi T3 putting Indian aviation on the map

October 2010, Issue 91, page 36

In praise of ester
Ian Wisniewski asks how are esters created and what do they contribute to malt whisky

October 2010, Issue 91, page 38

Cometh the hour
Fettercairn has been at best ignored and at worst pilloried for many years now. But a fight back is underway. Dominic Roskrow follows a two year rehabilitation campaign

October 2010, Issue 91, page 40

Dispelling the myths
This month, Diageo's £40 million complex at Roseisle opened its doors to the press, offering an insight into one of Scotland's most ambitious - and controversial distillery projects in the last deca...

October 2010, Issue 91, page 46

On a spirited Spice route
Martine Nouet meets the chef who brings spice to our lives

October 2010, Issue 91, page 50

The travelling drams
Gavin D Smith, Ian Buxton and Charles MacLean compare the old with the new

October 2010, Issue 91, page 59

Join the debate
email the team editorial@whiskymag.com

October 2010, Issue 91, page 70

Radio silence
Jefferson Chase reviews another whisky laden tome

October 2010, Issue 91, page 71

Ask the expert
I have a very old (40 years plus) bottle of Hector MacDonald Glen Mist Whisky Liqueur priced at 40/- shillings, bottled by Savermo of London. The wax seal around the cork is broken but the cork is int...

October 2010, Issue 91, page 73

What lies beneath?
Jonny McCormick reports on Christie's Paris auction and looks ahead to the year end sales

October 2010, Issue 91, page 74

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Highland Park 1970 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00%
9 A slow, learned intellectual of a malt. If you are going to put out a 40yo, here's the benchmark.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch 2010 Release
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 55.00%
8 Another unsung hero shows its quality. Excellent layering effect.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.50%
8 Balanced and complex. Recommended.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Bunnahabhain 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.30%
7 What was already a very fine (if underrated) 12yo has been given greater depth with a bump up in strength and non chill filtering. It's now one of the best on the market.

Berry's Own Selection Clynelsih 1982
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A very pleasing dram with decent balance, but just a touch too discreet.

Berry's Own Selection Islay Reserve Blended Malt
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Perfectly acceptable.

Berry's Own Selection Laphroaig 1998
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.50%
7 The smoke saves it - a more active cask would have elevated it.

Berry's Own Selection Speyside Reserve Blended Malt
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Nice but needs the middle filling out.

Glenfarclas 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Young and still coming together but there's enough richness of character to make it more than just an interesting pit stop on the road to full maturity.

Glenfarclas Heritage
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Clean and of interest.

High West Whiskey Silver Oat
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 40.00%
6 Two questions - why bottle this at 40 when even a drop of water kills it? And given this fragility what on earth is going to happen when it goes into cask?

Highland Park St Magnus
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.00%
8 HP is on fire at the moment.

Isle of Jura Boutique Barrels Bourbon J0
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.50%
7 Lost in the forest like Hansel and Gretel, but before they find the house of sweets.

Isle of Jura Boutique Barrels Bourbon XU
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.00%
7 Balanced and quite rich. Worth a look.

Isle of Jura Boutique Barrels Sherry J1
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.00%
7 Another often dismissed distillery comes out swinging.

Ledaig 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.30%
7 Not exactly refined, but a bit of rough does you no harm and certainly a big improvement. There's just something about the wood that isn't quite right.

Parker's Heritage Collection Wheated Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.50%
8 Rich and sweet with massive energy. A trio of great bourbons.

Penderyn Portwood Edition Cask PT26
Single Malt - Wales - 60.60%
7 On this evidence, Penderyn is really finding its feet. Generous and compelling. Compare to the Tomintoul.

Tobermory 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.30%
7 The feel is what is the biggest improvement here.

Tomintoul 12 Years Old Portwood
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 No real complexity. Maybe longer in cask would have helped. Compare to the Penderyn.

Wemyss Vintage Malts Freshly Cut Grass
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Like No2 this is delicate but while that shows good distillery character this just seems not quite fully formed. Pleasant, but pleasant isn't enough after two decades.

Wemyss Vintage Malts Toasted Oats 2002
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Needs more assertive wood. Should really be further along at this age.

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