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There are moments when you are whisky tasting that you are lost for words to describe the liquid in front of you. Those nail-on-the-head descriptors just don't come as quickly as they should. Usually...
March 2011, Issue 94, page 5
On the Rebound
If there's anything that can be said about 2010 when we look back on the year, it's that the economy had not quite rebounded back to tip top shape. Nations' economies tumbled, stock markets offered fe...
March 2011, Issue 94, page 8
As every reader of Whisky Magazine will know, the most popular Scotch whisky in the world is Johnnie Walker. As a standard blend it tends to be over-looked by aficionados, though the 12 Years Old Blac...
March 2011, Issue 94, page 9
The Auld Alliance
Dave looks at the links between the two nation's spirits of choice
March 2011, Issue 94, page 10
A Matter of Age
Ed Bates is a freelance whisky writer, taster and industry commentator. He has worked for various spirit companies including independent bottlers Berry Bros. & Rudd
March 2011, Issue 94, page 11
Jewel in the Crown
Hundreds of people flocked to one of India's top hotels recently to sample some of the best whiskies the world has to offer. Held at the Leela Kempinski in Delhi, Whisky Luxe India appealed to the en...
March 2011, Issue 94, page 12
All in the Mash
Iorwerth Griffiths explores a particularly Irish style
March 2011, Issue 94, page 18
Living on his Own Terms
Dave Broom meets Indian drinks king Dr. Vijay Mallya
March 2011, Issue 94, page 22
Coast to Coast
Iorwerth Griffiths takes us on a tour of God's distilling country
March 2011, Issue 94, page 26
Park No More
Gavin D. Smith looks at one of the victims of the Speyside 18090 boom
March 2011, Issue 94, page 30
The Still Man
Find a new distillery installing Forsyth pot stills and you know it's serious about distilling. The company represents quality. Dominic Roskrow reports
March 2011, Issue 94, page 31
A State of Mind
Our man visits a glorious Wiltshire whisky outposts
March 2011, Issue 94, page 32
Joe Bates looks at why Dubai is aiming for the duty free title
March 2011, Issue 94, page 33
Cask Life and Fillings
Ian Wisniewski asks what do the terms first fill and second fill mean in relation to aging malt whisky?
March 2011, Issue 94, page 34
Ireland Eyes Expansion
Ian Buxton visits a very bullish Midleton distillery
March 2011, Issue 94, page 36
Never Mind the Baltics
The Baltic region is emerging as a new and exciting market for Scotch whisky exports, Neil Ridley heads to Lithuania for the opening night of the country's very first whisky bar
March 2011, Issue 94, page 42
A Canadian Feast
Martine Nouet heads north for a challenging pairing
March 2011, Issue 94, page 52
Jefferson Chase delves into another whisky laden tome
March 2011, Issue 94, page 71
Greenore 18 Years Old
Single Grain - Republic of Ireland - 46.00% 8 A very stylish grain which is showing grip and character rather than just getting sweeter and flabbier with age.
Benromach Origins Batch 2 Port Pipes 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 8 Wholly matured in port pipes. Shows great balance and style for a 12 Years Old and is marked accordingly.
BenRiach Horizons 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 7 Triple distillation heightens the aromatics though can't really see the oloroso influence.
BenRiach Solstice 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00% 8 A somewhat lurid colour, but this is an extremely sound and stylish BenRiach with an integration not often seen in finished whiskies.
Dry Fly Wheat
Blended - U.S.A. - 40.00% 7 Well made. Just needs time in cask to bulk up a little. Just hope they keep some back for longer term aging.
Early Times 354
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 40.00% 7 After years of being a Kentucky whiskey, Early Times moves back into the bourbon world. Young, sound and light.
Evan Williams Single Barrel 2001
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.30% 8 A more rye-accented single barrel but one which maintains this series' high standard of excellence.
Penderyn Single Bourbon Cask
Bourbon - Wales - 61.50% 7 Just lacks a little weight but a good aperitif.
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