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It is always good to be back in Ireland, to return to the cradle of so many things that we often take for granted: distilling, Christianity, EU funding and that elusive craic. Despite the recent econ...
June 2011, Issue 96, page 5
Single Tree Effects
Science is a mind-bendingly complicated enigma. There is a cause that engenders every effect, response and reaction, but even the most basic everyday causalities can elude us. The stimuli that provoke...
June 2011, Issue 96, page 6
Alberta Turns 30
Total world-wide annual sales of just 75,000 cases of American rye might lead one to conclude that the ‘Rye Revival' is nothing more than a mirage. But in Canada, Alberta Distillers continues to dis...
June 2011, Issue 96, page 7
The Dalmore took to the bitter cold of Iceland to launch the latest addition to its portfolio, the 45 Years Old Aurora – and to see the whisky's namesake in the sky. Hotel Ranga in Hella, near the...
June 2011, Issue 96, page 7
We report from the recent expanded Tokyo show
June 2011, Issue 96, page 8
Bring Back the Flavour
Dave Broom reflects on the changing fortunes of the Irish whiskey market
June 2011, Issue 96, page 10
Australian Whisky Accent
Chris Middleton has a background in global whisky marketing, freelance whisky writing and is director of a recently established whisky distillery in Austalia
June 2011, Issue 96, page 11
Living in a Sensory World
Dave Broom takes us through the mechanics of smell
June 2011, Issue 96, page 12
More Than Taste
Martine Nouet looks at why you say tomato, I say tomeito
June 2011, Issue 96, page 14
The Man who Sees with His Nose
Martine Nouet meets a man at the cross
June 2011, Issue 96, page 18
Scents and Sensibility
Roja Dove is one of the world's most celebrated names in the fragrance industry. The 'Professeur de Parfums' recently working with The Macallan to help broaden the understanding of the aromas found in...
June 2011, Issue 96, page 22
The Longest Glen
Our man tours Speyside out of season
June 2011, Issue 96, page 26
Gavin D. Smith looks at the lost distillers of Merseyside
June 2011, Issue 96, page 30
It takes Two
Hans and Becky Offringa have combined their respective talents to spread the word about whisky. Dominic Roskrow reports
June 2011, Issue 96, page 31
Our man pulls up an armchair for a consultation in the whisky showroom
June 2011, Issue 96, page 32
DFS stages luxury spirits extravaganza at Singapore airport
June 2011, Issue 96, page 33
Thoughts on Texture
Ian Wisniewski asks what gives a malt whisky its particular mouthfeel?
June 2011, Issue 96, page 34
Jura distillery has the wind in its sails; is not only popular, it's respected too.
June 2011, Issue 96, page 36
Man of Taste
Jonny McCormick meets the perfectly suited British designer and whisky lover Patrick Grant of Norton & Sons
June 2011, Issue 96, page 42
Drinking Under the Sydney Sun
Whisky is like Coca Cola in this city. Then there is always plenty in reach. But if you are looking for more intriguing, hard to find whiskies, then put Chris Middleton's guide in your pocket and head...
June 2011, Issue 96, page 46
The Appliance of Science
Neil Ridley meets the men behind two revolutionary establishments and gets a science lesson in the process
June 2011, Issue 96, page 52
Whisky chef Martine Nouet gets to grips with the science behind food pairing
June 2011, Issue 96, page 54
The Age of Ice
Dave Broom gets his hands on liquid history for a tasting exclusive
June 2011, Issue 96, page 62
Iorwerth Griffiths finds an escape to whisky heaven in Northern Ireland
June 2011, Issue 96, page 70
Jefferson Chase review another whisky sodden novel
June 2011, Issue 96, page 71
Caol Ila Moch
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00% 7 Worth a look.
Black Bull Special Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.60% 8 It's all quite subtle, but rewarding.
Four Roses Single Barrel LE 2011
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 56.00% 8 Big flavour delivery. A sipper, but with one cube of ice or water on the side.
The Macallan Royal Marriage
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.80% 8 A classic Macallan.
Copper Fox Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00% 6 An uneasy mix between spirit and wood.
Glenfiddich Age of Discovery
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A new land for Glenfiddich and the drinker. Recommended.
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 Great balance and liveliness.
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.90% 7 Amazing depth of character for such a young whisky. Has been bottled at its peak and shows a great balance of distillery character and the weird decayed glory of Sauternes.
Heaven Hill Trybox Series Rye New Make
Blended - U.S.A. - 62.50% Again well made and clean and interesting to know where a spirit start, but it's only as a reference point. Again cannot mark.
Heaven Hill Trybox Series New Make
Blended - U.S.A. - 62.50% Interesting, but why is it being bottled? I've not marked it because there is no frame of reference.
High West Whiskey Double Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 46.00% 7 Bold and well made. For me maybe just needs a bit more sweetness but worth a look.
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey
Blended - U.S.A. - 35.00% 6 This has the imprint of cold dead hand of marketing all over it. Avoid.
Kilbeggan 18 Years Old
Blended - Republic of Ireland - 40.00% 7 18 years already? Cooley continues to show its quality.
Revel Stoke Spiced Whisky
Blended - Canada - 45.00% 7 Well made.
St George Single Malt Lot 9
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 43.00% 6 The Californian St George, not the Norfolk one. One of the finest craft distillers
Teerenpeli 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Finland - 43.00% 7 Very well made. Finland emerges as a whisky nation.
Usquebach 15 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 43.00% 7 Well assembled and while you see the joins when it is neat, water makes it more coherent.
Usquebach Old Rare
Blended - Scotland - 43.00% 7 It's a decent blend, but there's something about the wood that doesn't seem quite right.
Blended - Scotland - 43.00% 7 A solid performer.
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