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Issue 122 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 122

Is Craft an Expression of Skill, Aberlour, Flavoured Whiskies, Glen Grant

 

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Compass Box Asyla
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A refreshing dram. Straightforward, clean. No complexity but it does not boast sophistication. Simplicity and natural are also great qualities.

Compass Box Asyla
Blended Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Plenty of attack, but straightforward rather than complex. Suggested as a base for cocktails. I'll work on that...

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Compass Box Eleuthera
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Hold your glass to your ear and listen to water lapping against the tarred boat hull.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Compass Box Flaming Heart
Blended Malt - Scotland - 48.90%
8 Worth a try but not the most subtle or refined of the range.

Compass Box Flaming Heart 10th Anniversary
Blended - Scotland - 48.90%
7 Well put together, with a nice display of spice and peat.

Compass Box Great King Street
Blended - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Exemplary blending. Try with soda or on rocks.

Compass Box Great King Street
Blended - Scotland - 43.00%
A newcomer immediately holding its own. Has more succulent, yet soft weight than most in its style.

Compass Box Hedonism
Grain - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Remarkably flavoursome and enjoyable for a blend of grain whiskies.

World Whiskies Awards 2009 - World's Best Grain Whisky - Winner

Compass Box Hedonism
Blended Grain - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Someone knows what they are doing. Who would have thought grain whisky could taste so good?

Compass Box Hedonism
Blended Grain - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Compass Box knows how to stay on course. Its whiskies are well-judged and consistent.

World Whiskies Design Awards 2012 - Best Illustration - Winner Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Compass Box Oak Cross
Blended Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Perky, smooth yet firm and spicy. Clever stuff and hugely drinkable.

Compass Box Orangerie
Whisky Liqueur - Scotland - 40.00%
7 It is not a whisky, so it cannot be scored as one. In character, I would regard it as an aperitif liqueur, rather than an-after dinner drink. In a category of its own, it secures a high score.

Compass Box The Entertainer
Blended - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Despite its almost saccharine sweetness, it's hard not to enjoy this as a belting peaty dram. Just remember to brush your teeth after each glass.

World Whiskies Design Awards 2012 - Best Label - Winner Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Compass Box The Peat Monster
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A monster? As compared to earlier creations from the same house, but don't expect mass hysteria on Park Avenue.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Compass Box The Peat Monster
Blended Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A warm, clean and charming whisky. The Islay influence is there but gently flirting with a mainland fellow. An accomplished character.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Compass Box The Peat Monster Reserve
Blended Malt - Scotland - 48.90%
8 Not so much a Monster,more a Big Friendly Giant.

World Whiskies Design Awards 2012
Winners of the inaugural World Whiskies Design Awards were announced at the Waldorf Hilton on 22nd March. Highland Park 50 Years Old won the Best Design award and Stranger & Stranger took home the Bes...

April 2012, Issue 103, page 8

Whisky Alchemy
Our man meets the brains behind one of the most innovative whisky companies out there.

October 2009, Issue 83, page 24

Edinburgh's Whisky Fringe
John Morton recounts his experience on the Royal Mile.

November 2002, Issue 27, page 14

World's Best Grain Whisky
Compass Box Hedonism

April 2008, Issue 71, page 18

The finished article?
Ed Bates is a freelance whisky writer, taster and industry commentator. He has worked for various spirit companie including independent bottlers Berry Bros & Rudd

December 2010, Issue 92, page 13

The name game
A spate of whiskies with strange names suggest whisky is moving forward in marketing terms. Is this a good thing? We asked a select panel of experts

July 2005, Issue 49, page 18

A stupid move
Plans to ban drinking from a glass in pubs and clubs in Scotland are wrong,says Dominic Roskrow

April 2006, Issue 55, page 5

French Delights
Gavin D. Smith chats with John Glaser about the influence of French oak

April 2012, Issue 103, page 20

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

Mixing it!
Does the art of blending vary with the size of the operation? Richard Jones talks to John Glaser of Compass Box and John Ramsay of The Famous Grouse

July 2005, Issue 49, page 30

Provenance and perception
Our man looks at the strength and allure of brands

June 2014, Issue 120, page 58

Expanding the niche
The art of creating something a little different

February 2014, Issue 117, page 40

A cure for hiccups
Robin Laing takes a gentle stroll with his friend through Speyside

November 2004, Issue 44, page 34

Stamp of authority
Tax stamps are being introduced for bottles of British spirits. In this issue we ask a panel whether they think they are a good idea

June 2006, Issue 56, page 16

Whisky Live Auckland
New Zealand is the latest country to embrace Whisky Live and it did so with style. Dominic Roskrow went down under.

April 2008, Issue 71, page 10

Join the Debate
email the team editorial@whiskymag.com

January 2011, Issue 93, page 70

Limburg Whisky Fair 2005
In just three years, the Whisky Fair at Limburg in Germany has established a good reputation and continues to attract excellent visitor numbers.

March 2005, Issue 46, page 15

That was the year that was
This month's round table looks back at the past year and looks forward to the year ahead

November 2004, Issue 44, page 20

Lets go Fruity
Whisky chef Martine Nouet embraces Harvest Time.

September 2011, Issue 98, page 52

Bold Experiments
Ian Buxtonlooks at the rise of whisky liqueurs and infusions

October 2012, Issue 107, page 22

Barrels of innovation
Ian Wisniewski looks at how companies are pushing the boundaries with casks

April 2007, Issue 63, page 62

Rising stars
The search is nearly over for the cream of the crop in the whisky world. In the final round of the regional voting our focus turns to the ‘rest of the world'.

February 2010, Issue 86, page 6

Liqueurs challenge the old order
Not all liqueurs are over sweet and unpalatable. And some should even justify a place in your drinking repertoire. Ian Buxton reports

April 2005, Issue 47, page 48

Nothing wrong with being a cheeky Monkey
Perhaps it's because of what we British call the ‘silly season', but over the summer months I seem to get a larger than normal number of calls from national journalists wanting to write about whisky...

July 2005, Issue 49, page 5

Box clever (John Glaser)
Dave Broom talks to John Glaser, the man exploring the boundaries of whisky

August 2002, Issue 25, page 34

Enduring Icons
With the search for the Global Icons of Whisky nearing its end, we turn our attention to the rest of the world; this includes producing nations such as Ireland, Japan, Canada and India

March 2012, Issue 102, page 6

The state of independents
How good are the independent bottling companies? We decided to find out in our biggest ever tasting – more than 175 entrants in 24 categories,judged by nine judges over seven weeks. Dominic Roskrow ...

September 2005, Issue 50, page 16

Out of the shadows
Grain whisky is stepping into the spotlight after years of being undervalued. Ian Wisniewski finds out more

November 2006, Issue 60, page 56

Flava Dave
Dave muses on Dewar's move into the flavoured categor

April 2013, Issue 111, page 11

Spicing up the industry
Compass Box's new product is a cracker. But will it upset the traditionalists?

October 2005, Issue 51, page 12

Don't go against the grain
Despite views to the contrary,grain whisky can be pretty sensational - and great value for money.

March 2006, Issue 54, page 50

The Gathering
As Jim Morrison nearly put it in the film Wayne's World, if you book them they will come. So that's what a group of whisky nuts in The Netherlands have done. Dominic Roskrow reports...

April 2009, Issue 79, page 46

If you can't say anything nice...
Mark is a U.S contributing editor for Whisky Magazine

April 2013, Issue 111, page 14

Mark of distinction
The Harris Whisky Company is the latest company to bring quality whisky to the English market. Dominic Roskrow reports

July 2006, Issue 57, page 59

Evolution in North America
We review the three recent shows from Fort Lauderdale, Toronto and Los Angeles

December 2010, Issue 92, page 10

Whiskies Get Fatter
Naren Young looks at the latest trend of fat washing whiskies

January 2011, Issue 93, page 18

Blackadder ploughs on
In the latest of our series celebrating some of whisky's lesser known personalities,Dominic Roskrow talks to Robin Tucek,owner of independent whisky company Blackadder.

June 2009, Issue 80, page 33

Maturing Nicely
Neil Ridleyis a regular contributor to Whisky Magazine and a number of publications including Imbibe, The Malt Whisky Yearbook, The Evening Standard and Aston Martin Magazine. He also sits on the pane...

April 2012, Issue 103, page 13

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

July 2011, Issue 97, page 46

View from the other side
For this debate we ask a group of non whisky industry people for their view on the subject

January 2005, Issue 45, page 20

On the up
Is grain whisky on the verge of an exciting new era? Ian Wisniewski finds out.

November 2008, Issue 76, page 28

A great vintage
The fourth Whisky Live Paris saw an incredible gathering of rare and exciting drams,we find out more

November 2007, Issue 67, page 10

World Whiskies Awards
This year's competition saw more than 150 whiskies put through their paces during three rounds of tastings to win the coveted titles of “Best in the World”.

April 2009, Issue 79, page 15

What's wrong with vat?
Inevitably this issue's debate looks at labelling and the use of the words ‘blended malts'

April 2005, Issue 47, page 18

New World Order
With the search for the Global Icons of Whisky nearing its end, we turn our attention to the rest of the world; this includes producing nations such as Ireland, Japan, Canada and India.

March 2013, Issue 110, page 6

The Blender Without Portfolio
Craft blenders...a disappearing art?

September 2014, Issue 122, page 35

Taking it Outside (BBQ)
Whisky chef Martine Nouet prepares, and hopes, for some decent summer weather

June 2012, Issue 104, page 56

The big cheese
Whisky and cheese is one of the best pairings to grace a dinner table, Kate Portman investigates why...

April 2009, Issue 79, page 50

Raising the bar (Gordon & McPhail)
Gordon & McPhail is something of a ‘one stop shop'f or whisky enthusiasts. As it celebrates 10 years as a distillery owner our man looks at why it continues to surprise and delight

March 2007, Issue 62, page 50

The best of blends
Is a passion for blends on the rise? Ian Wisniewski looks at what is being done to promote blended Scotch.

October 2006, Issue 59, page 21

Compass Box Asyla
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Compass Box Asyla
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£35.84
Compass Box Asyla
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£34.50
Compass Box Asyla
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£33.75
Compass Box Asyla 3cl Sample
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£3.80
Compass Box Asylas Deluxe Brand
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£34.79
Compass Box Canto Cask 48 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£5.62
Compass Box Canto Cask 48 53.2% 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£5.62
Compass Box Delilah's 20th Anniversary Celebration 3cl Sample
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£4.81
Compass Box Double Single 10th Anniversary
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£94.00
Compass Box Double Single 10th Anniversary
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£118.11
Compass Box Flaming Heart
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£77.00
Compass Box Flaming Heart 2012 Edition
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£99.95
Compass Box Flaming Heart Fourth Release
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£73.50
Compass Box Flaming Heart Release 4 3cl Sample
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£5.72
Compass Box Great King Street
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£27.90
Compass Box Great King Street Artist's Blend
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£25.75
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£34.45
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£24.50
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£3.98
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Compass Box Great King Street Experimental Batch #00 V4
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£32.91
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£4.48
Compass Box Great King Street Experimental Batch #tr 06
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£32.91
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£4.48
Compass Box Great King Street Experimental Tr 06
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£28.80
Compass Box Hedonism
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£53.41
Compass Box Hedonism 3cl Sample
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£5.20
Compass Box Hedonism Blended Grain Scotch Whisky
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£55.45
Compass Box Hedonism Limited Release
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£56.87
Compass Box In Tube Coffret 5 Wit
La Maison du Whisky
£58.00
Compass Box Miniature Gift Pack
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£42.95
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£38.99
Compass Box Miniature Gift Set 5x 5cl Miniatures
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£39.97
Compass Box Miniature Sample Gift Pack
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£40.25
Compass Box Morpheus
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£150.00
Compass Box Oak Cross
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£37.15
Compass Box Oak Cross
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£34.40
Compass Box Oak Cross
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£37.68
Compass Box Oak Cross
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£36.55
Compass Box Oak Cross 3cl Sample
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£3.93
Compass Box Orangerie
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£35.64
Compass Box Orangerie
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£37.50
Compass Box Orangerie Whisky Infusion
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£35.45
Compass Box Peat Monster
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£39.45
Compass Box Peat Monster
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£40.50
Compass Box Peat Monster 10th Anniversary
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£75.95
Compass Box Peat Monster 10th Anniversary
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£75.85
Compass Box Peat Monster 10th Anniversary 3cl Sample
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£6.47
Compass Box Peat Monster Old Presentation
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£69.95
Compass Box Spice Tree
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£41.09
Compass Box Spice Tree
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£41.50
Compass Box Spice Tree 3cl Sample
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£4.17
Compass Box The Last Vatted Malt
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£175.00
Compass Box The Peat Monster
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£40.40
Compass Box The Peat Monster
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£36.77
Compass Box The Peat Monster
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£40.78
Compass Box The Peat Monster
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£38.40
Compass Box The Peat Monster 3cl Sample
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£4.17
Compass Box The Spice Tree
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£40.95
Compass Box Whisky In Tubes
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£40.95
The Last Vatted Malt Compass Box
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£176.00
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