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Whisky Magazine Issue 95

Whisky Magazine Issue 95

Whisky Magazine Issue 95

In this issue - World Whiskies Awards and much more...

Published April 2011

Personality Traits
Dave Broom looks at how to get under the skin of a distillery

April 2011, Issue 95, page

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
?This is not really the column I was planning on writing for this edition, but something has been on my mind. One thing that the Japanese disaster has brought home to me is the changing role of report...

April 2011, Issue 95, page 5

Chilled out Colour
Tim Forbes and Ed Bates go head to head over the issue of chill-filtration and colouring

April 2011, Issue 95, page 6

Whisky Live London 2011 Sell Out Show
We report from the recent Whisky Live London which saw the launch of the Walking with the Wounded expedition to the North Pole

April 2011, Issue 95, page 9

The Surety of Life
Dave Broom reflects on the recent events in Japan and how quickly life changes

April 2011, Issue 95, page 10

Traditional Practice
Commentator, consultant, writer and chairman of the World Whiskies Conference, Ian Buxton is approaching 25 years in the whisky industry

April 2011, Issue 95, page 11

Pushing the Boundaries
Can the words 'innovation' and 'whisky' appear in the same sentence, and if so, how? Who's doing it, who's hindering it and how far will they go? Dominic Roskrow introduces a special report

April 2011, Issue 95, page 12

The Big Distiller
in the Scotch whisky 'mainstream' nobody has more respected reputation for innovation than Dr Bill Lumsden, head of distilling & whisky creation for Glenmorangie plc; owner of the Glenmorangie and Ard...

April 2011, Issue 95, page 14

The Boutique Whisky Maker
John Glaser has been pushing the whisky envelope at Compass Box for more than 10 years. But as Dominic Roskrow found out, he belives we 'ain't seen nothing' yet

April 2011, Issue 95, page 17

Innovating the Americans Way
Liza Weisstuch looks at the restriction and innovations from the US distillers

April 2011, Issue 95, page 19

Mr Hi Ball
Dave Broom talks liquid, occasion and serve with Suntory Liquors whisky supremo

April 2011, Issue 95, page 23

A Work in Progress
Liza Weisstuch heads to Louisville to chuck out some new happenings o tickle the tastebuds

April 2011, Issue 95, page 26

The Old and New
Gavin D. smith looks at two more lost distilleries

April 2011, Issue 95, page 30

A Family Affair is a social network site for whisky enthusiasts. We spoke to Pierre about the rise and rise of one of the web's best sites

April 2011, Issue 95, page 31

Whisky Pudding
Our man heads to Derbyshire to find a whisky to match his cake

April 2011, Issue 95, page 32

Shopping Liszt
Joe Bates finds shopping at Budapest airport plays to a new tune

April 2011, Issue 95, page 33

Fluid Dynamics
Ian Wisniewski asks what is reflux, and what influence does this have?

April 2011, Issue 95, page 34

Lomond's Formidable Distiller
It isn't on the list of distilleries that more than a million visitors to Scotland descend upon each year. it isn't situated on some windswept, romantic, island shore and it isn't very pretty. But it ...

April 2011, Issue 95, page 36

La Gran Turismo
Touring the world as a solo musician can be a lonely affair, usually from behind the wheel of a trusty people carrier. However some musicians do things in a slightly different way. Neil Ridley joins S...

April 2011, Issue 95, page 42

That's Entertainment
We discover some new places to drink in this fashionable area of Tokyo

April 2011, Issue 95, page 46

The Do and Don'ts
Martine Nouet takes us through some essential tips for food pairing

April 2011, Issue 95, page 50

Debt Collecting
Jefferson Chase looks at another whisky laden tome

April 2011, Issue 95, page 68

Island Odyssey
Jonny McCormickreports on Isly's growing dominance

April 2011, Issue 95, page 96

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Black Bull 40 Years Old Batch No. 2
Blended - Scotland - 41.90%
9 A pure beauty. The age without the wrinkles...

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Deanston Virgin Oak
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.30%
8 An enticing summery character. To be enjoyed with fruit puddings.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Bulleit Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 An excellent rye, keeping the perfect balance between sweet and sour, fruit and oak.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Inverleven Deoch an Dora 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.50%
8 A charming thirst-quencher. No water please. It is perfect straight.

Bunnahabhain 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.30%
8 On the oak side but with depth and distinction.

Bunnahabhain 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.30%
8 The nose lets you expect sweeter notes. The palate is a bit disappointing.

Bunnahabhain Cruach Mhona
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 An appetising islander. On the sweet side. Bring the langoustines and the scallops.

Blended - Canada - 40.00%
7 Like a sticky candy you have kept in your pocket for ages. Easy to forget.

Glenglassaugh Manager's Legacy Release No. 4 Walter Grant
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.40%
8 An old sherry character. Wood has taken the lead but in a rich and deep expression. Don't miss nosing the empty glass.

Glenugie Deoch an Dora 1977
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.40%
8 Disappointing for a 32 year-old sherry character I think.

Grant's 25 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A delicate and enticing whisky which would have benefited from a higher strength. When you want to try a little tenderness.

Johnnie Walker Double Black
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Not unpleasant but light in flavours although syrupy in texture.

Kavalan 4 Years Old, Solist Vinho 2008
Single Malt - Taiwan - 59.20%
7 That whisky definitely needs water to cut the edges but it brings out bitterness. The balance is missing.

Kavalan 5 Years Old, Solist Fino
Single Malt - Taiwan - 58.30%
7 Bitter all the way. No balance. One dimensional. To try only if you are a ‘woodfreak'. Surprisingly, water tones the bitterness down.

King Kar Conductor
Single Malt - Taiwan - 46.00%
7 A pleasant dram in spite of a weak development at mid palate.

Knappogue Castle Twin Wood 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Republic of Ireland - 40.00%
7 Nose and palate are completely different. The second saving the first. The palate shows a beautiful Irish character whereas the nose is bland. So drink it without nosing it.

Master of Malt Caol Ila 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.40%
7 Incredibly crisp and strong for its age. Water mellows the nose but makes the palate more astringent. Lack of balance.

Master of Malt Highland Park 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Republic of Ireland - 56.00%
7 Refreshing and well balanced. The nose promises more than it delivers on the palate. I have never come across such a phenolic HP.

Michael Collins 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Republic of Ireland - 40.00%
7 Should we try pairing that whisky with cheese? I am not convinced...

Michael Collins Blended Irish Whiskey
Blended - Republic of Ireland - 40.00%
7 A refreshing blend that can be enjoyed slightly chilled.

The Balvenie 17 Years Old Peated
Single Malt - Scotland - 41.90%
8 A well balanced and rich whisky. Perfect after dinner dram with a piece of dark chocolate.

The Dalmore Castle Leod
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 For those who like bitter drinks, obviously. Too much untamed wood maybe?

The Dalmore Dee Dram
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A pleasant dram with a satisfying balance to it.

The Dalmore Spey Dram
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A solid character on the oaky side but not overwhelmed by wood.

The Dalmore Tay Dram
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A well-knitted dram. Good structure and balance. Water enhances oak.

The Dalmore Tweed Dram
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A decent dram but without an oomph character.

The Glenrothes Vintage 1995, 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 The palate is sweeter and more open than the nose. Oak mellows on time. Give it time.

Tullibardine Aged Oak
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A well structured dram. Oakier on the palate than on the nose.

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