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Whisky Magazine Issue 97

Whisky Magazine Issue 97

Whisky Magazine Issue 97

In this issue - USA spotlight: Wild Turkey, New York, Jack Daniel's and Diageo and much more...

Published July 2011

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
There is a strange phenomenon afoot in the whisky world at the moment, and I don't think we have seen it reach its zenith yet. This is of course the trend of über expensive whiskies in blinged out bo...

July 2011, Issue 97, page 5

Riding the Wave
Ed Bates and Dominic Roskrow look at the latest English distillers

July 2011, Issue 97, page 6

Feis Ile 2011
The 2011 Feis Ile proved to be another huge success, with the distilleries yet again upping their game, all in the name of fun, frivolity and peated whisky. The sideways rain, which hit early on the f...

July 2011, Issue 97, page 7

Scott's Tribute
Only one man in the world has tasted it, and that's Colin Scott the man who created Chivas Brothers new luxury blend, the Royal Salute Tribute to Honour bottling. The whiskies are all at least 45 yea...

July 2011, Issue 97, page 7

Farclas 175
Few distilleries can claim to have been around for 175 years. Fewer still have remained in the same family ownership for nearly 150 of those years. And even fewer are still independent, and flourishi...

July 2011, Issue 97, page 8

Storming the Mansion
We report from the first Whisky Live Dublin show

July 2011, Issue 97, page 10

Service, Please!
What is going on in the hotels and bars in Scotland, Dave Broom finds out

July 2011, Issue 97, page 12

Round the World
Mark Gillespie is the host and executive producer of WhsikyCast, the online whisky community featuring cask-strength conversation on whiskies from around the world. WhiskyCast

July 2011, Issue 97, page 13

New Build Bonanza
Charles K. Cowdery delves into the new $50m Wild Turkey Distillery

July 2011, Issue 97, page 14

Rediscovering America
Charles K. Cowdery looks at the changing state of play for the global drinks giant

July 2011, Issue 97, page 18

Filtering Out
Ian Wisniewski asks what is the Lincoln County process, and what influence does it have?

July 2011, Issue 97, page 26

Mellowing in Lynchburgh
Davin de Kergommeaux gets under the skin of the Tennessee giant

July 2011, Issue 97, page 28

A Road Less Travelled
Gavin D. Smith follows the Northern Highland Whisky Trail

July 2011, Issue 97, page 34

Highland Roots
Glenmorangie has been at the forefront of single malt whisky innovation in recent months. But as Dominic Roskrow reports, the distillery's staying true to its roots.

July 2011, Issue 97, page 38

English Heritage
Gavin D. Smith concludes his look at lost distilleries

July 2011, Issue 97, page 42

Ralfy's World
No one covers whisky quite like Ralfy Mitchell does. His blogs and video postings are a law unto themselves. Dominic Roskrow reports

July 2011, Issue 97, page 43

The Wright Stuff
Our man looks at how things can come together to form a shop

July 2011, Issue 97, page 44

Perfect Timing
Joe Bates finds out how Switzerland embraces arrivals duty-free

July 2011, Issue 97, page 45

Up in Smoke
Naren Young looks at some of the exciting things happening behind the stick

July 2011, Issue 97, page 46

Behind Closed Doors
A new movement of discreet 'speakeasy' styled bars have started to take our capital by storm. Neil Ridley knocks three times and finds out what all the fuss is about.

July 2011, Issue 97, page 48

Travelling Through a Green Land
The editor takes the new BMW R1200R on a road trip round Ireland

July 2011, Issue 97, page 52

BIG Apple Bars
Liza Weisstuch takes us out to some favourite haunts in New York city's boroughs

July 2011, Issue 97, page 56

Techniques to Know
Martine Nouet takes us though another set of do and don'ts for whisky pairings

July 2011, Issue 97, page 62

The Swedish Way
Jefferson Chase heads north to investigate some excellent modern Scandinavian crime writing

July 2011, Issue 97, page 79

Asia Loves Macallan
Jonny McComick reflects on three very different whisky sales

July 2011, Issue 97, page 82

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Auchentoshan 36 Years Old, 1975
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.90%
8 Elegance personified. A great mature complex dram.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Wemyss Vintage Malts Ginger Compote, 1996 15 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Great balance - true to its distillery character but a slightly softer edge than usual.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Benromach 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Balanced and poised.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Vintage Malts Mocha Spice 21 Years Old, 1990
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Good palate whisky, but keep the water on the side.

Bowmore 29 Years Old, 1982
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.30%
7 One of those Bowmores.

Cearban Vatted Malt
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Quite simple but pleasant.

Craigellachie 2002 8 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.30%
6 Attractive enough but lacks complexity. There again, it's only 8yo.

Glen Breton Rare 20th Anniversary
Single Malt - Canada - 43.00%
7 A love or hate dram.

Glendronach 15 Years Old, Tawny Port
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 We all know ‘Dronach is capable of better. This is a relic of an old regime. Better things will come in the future.

Glenglassaugh 35 Years Old, 1976 Vintage
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.30%
8 A rich and mysterious dram.

Glenmorangie 30 Years Old, Pride 1981
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.70%
8 Odd, askew, individual and marvellous but way too pricey. On liquid alone the score is 9.1

Master of Malt Cragganmore 20 Years Old, 1991
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.20%
7 An unexpectedly light (but well balanced) Cragganmore.

Master of Malt North British 1991 20 Years Old
Single Grain - Scotland - 55.80%
7 It might lack the layering you want from a 20 year old but its vibrancy is to be praised.

Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy
Pot Still - Republic of Ireland - 46.00%
8 As quiet, complex and elegant as the man himself.

Powers John's Lane
Pot Still - Republic of Ireland - 46.00%
8 This is astoundingly complex for a 12yo. An instant classic.

Scott's Selection Glenlivet 31 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.50%
7 A decent Glenlivet.

Scott's Selection Glenrothes 1986 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.70%
7 A little underwhelming.

Tullibardine Coume Del Mas Banyuls
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
6 Too much finish for me.

Two Gingers 4 Years Old
Blended - Republic of Ireland - 40.00%
7 The feel is good but it needs time to develop all the flavours. Four years old is just too early.

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