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Well by the time you read this the epic Bowmore Ben Nevis Challenge will be over and I will probably not be looking forward to tackling any big flights of stairs in a hurry. I have never been in a ro...
September 2011, Issue 98, page 5
The search starts again to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. In the first of three voting heats, we reveal the winners of the Scottish round.
September 2011, Issue 98, 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.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 10
Po-Mo in Nola
Dave Broomlooks at the impending death of post-modernism.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 12
A Case for Blends
Gavin D. Smithis a regular contributor to Whisky Magazine and the author of more than a dozen books about whisky, along with several on beer and Scottish history. He is also contributing editor of www...
September 2011, Issue 98, page 13
While the blended whisky market remains relatively static in the UK, new and emerging markets around the globe have begun to highlight some interesting ways to enjoy blends. Neil Ridley reports.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 14
The Theory of Evolution
Dave Broom talks to the man behind Dewar's revival.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 19
Give Grain a Chance
Ian Wisniewski asks how do different stages of the production process influence the character of grain whisky?
September 2011, Issue 98, page 24
The Heart of the Empire
Gavin D. Smith goes behind the scenes at Diageo's grain plant.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 28
The House Blend
In the first of a new series, Gavin D. Smith takes a look at some of the famous names of blending which were once very familiar, but have now dropped below the radar, disappearing altogether or divert...
September 2011, Issue 98, page 32
We meet the men behind forward thinking Edinburgh-based cocktail bar, Bramble Bar & Lounge.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 33
For the Love
Our man visits the award winning duo of shops in Fife.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 34
Permission to Tour
Davin de Kergommeaux finds visiting Canadian distilleries is not as easy as it seems.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 39
Joining the Club
Davin de Kergommeaux visits a Canadian giant.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 40
The Cradle of Liberty
Liza Weisstuch take us round her home town.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 46
Lets go Fruity
Whisky chef Martine Nouet embraces Harvest Time.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 52
The Girl Who...
Jefferson Chase continues his look at Swedish crime fiction.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 70
In the Summertime
Jonny McCormick toasts Centenary bottlings and welcomes a new entry.
September 2011, Issue 98, page 74
Auchentoshan Valinch 2011
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.50% 8 Another excellent marker on the upward trajectory of Auchie.
Compass Box Great King Street
Blended - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Exemplary blending. Try with soda or on rocks.
Glen Garioch 1994 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.90% 7 With water is fine boned and delicate.
Glengoyne 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Just get the feeling that bottling at a slightly higher strength might have given it the kick it needs for the palate to balance the nose.
Isle of Jura Boutique Barrel 1996
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.00% 7 Impressive, but you can see the joins.
Matisse 12 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A good mixing blend, though this too fades a little.
Wemyss Vinatge Malts Well Mannered Mint 1999
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 7 Balanced yet assertive.
Wemyss Vintage Malts Vanilla Summer 1997
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 A wee charmer.
Wemyss Vintage Malts Whispering Smoke 1981
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00% 8 Perfectly sound but I'd prefer more depth (and that doesn't mean heaviness) for a 30 Years Old.
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