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Whisky Magazine Issue 153

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Connemara 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
8 This is a bottling of 28 casks of the 1991 vintage, so it is particularly rare an therefore collectible. When it's gone. It's gone.

Connemara 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
7 That lactic note overwhelms nose and palate. Not sure that a dairy whiskey is something to look forward to! Surprisingly, a dash of water makes more palatable.

Connemara 1992
- Republic of Ireland - 50.50%
7 Robust and strong-willed. Worth a look.

Connemara Cask Strength
Single Malt - Ireland - 59.60%
8 The paler colour suggests less interesting casks. The higher the alcohol adds to the pepperiness. The end result is drier, more cutting, but less rounded than the 40%.

Connemara Cask Strength
Single Malt - Ireland - 60.00%
8 I just love this un-chill filtered version; it's fat, it's loud and it's fun. In this price bracket, there are very few Scottish single malts that can match it.

Connemara Peated Single Malt
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
8 Lots happening. Chimney pots of smoke. I love this whiskey.

Connemara Peated Single Malt
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
7 There's real substance here. Well-integrated.

Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
7 Characterful, vivid but not complex. “Tastes” stronger than 40%. A body warmer for cool evenings.

Connemara Sherry Finish
Single Malt - Republic of Ireland - 46.00%
7 Needs time to cheer up. A rigid oaky profile. Surprisingly,water softens it.

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Connemara Single Malt Irish whiskey
Single Malt - Ireland - 40.00%
8 The revival of rustic peatiness adds a whole new element to today's palette of Irish whiskey flavours.

Connemara Turf Mor 3 Years Old
Single Malt - Republic of Ireland - 58.20%
6 Way, way too young.

Border store
Joe Bates heads across the American border

July 2008, Issue 73, page 34

Flavour Revelations
Stave off the squall with seafood and whisky

February 2017, Issue 144, page 60

Celtic tiger
Dublin's Celtic Whiskey Shop is driving an interest in Irish whiskeys but Scotch is benefiting too. Iorweth Griffiths reports

July 2006, Issue 57, page 54

A Heady Twist
Adding whisky to your recipe

July 2016, Issue 137, page 64

A light shines down on Beam Suntory

December 2015, Issue 132, page 29

Let me entertain you
Hosting a dinner party with whisky does not need to be an overwhelming experience for your guests. Using a drop of whisky judiciously can transform the experience, and convert even the toughest critic...

September 2017, Issue 146, page 68

A taste of Ireland
Martine Nouet heads into the little-charted waters of cooking with Irish whiskey, combining traditional Gaelic fare with some arguably controversial choices of spirit. Three tantalising courses, five ...

December 2001, Issue 20, page 62


April 2008, Issue 71, page 23

That's enough smooth talk
inspired in the two Gravediggers, Michael Jackson seeks a provocative pint and a combative ball of malt

May 1999, Issue 3, page 7

Irish Fare
The feast of St. Patrick

March 2016, Issue 134, page 58

An Alternative Way
Food pairings to avoid allergens

July 2018, Issue 153, page 60

Near the Finnish line?
Michael Jackson enthuses, but finds it hard to finish

December 2001, Issue 20, page 7

Irish Collection
Cork airport unveils its own Irish Whiskey Collection Joe Bates reports

March 2013, Issue 110, page 28

Gardener's world
David Gardener of Nickolls and Perks in Stourbridge has big plans for whisky. Richard Jones reports

June 2005, Issue 48, page 49

A touch of glass
There is no doubt that the glass you use has an effect on the appreciation of the spirit therein. Marcin Miller investigate further.

July 2002, Issue 24, page 46

Fashion Invasion
Joe Bate reports on how whiskey arrived in style at Belfast City.

July 2010, Issue 89, page 36

The Wild Atlantic Way
From Mazin Head to Malin Head

January 2016, Issue 133, page 18

A potted history
Justifiably famous for its range of Irish whiskies, the Pot Still in Gloucester is also a haven for lovers of single malts, unusual spirits, liqueurs and bottled beers. Richard Jones reports

June 2006, Issue 56, page 33

The corporate raider of Cooley
Charles Maclean meets the chairman of Ireland's newest distillery, Cooley, and finds that his story can only be told in epic form

May 1999, Issue 3, page 16

Irish guys still smiling
Ireland's only independent distillery has had a rollercoaster time since it was established at the end of the '80s. Now it's time to deliver,its chairman tells Dominic Roskrow

July 2006, Issue 57, page 52

The Irish Resurgence
Naren Youngdiscovers how the revival of Irish whiskey is being greeted behind the stick

April 2012, Issue 103, page 32

In God's distilling country
Iorwerth Griffiths explores the Ireland Whiskey Trail.

February 2010, Issue 86, page 30

Up in Smoke
Seáneen Sullivan shares a recipe for smoking your own salmon at home

June 2014, Issue 120, page 60

The Big Grill
Cooking up a Barbie

July 2015, Issue 129, page 84

Toronto tasting
There's plenty of places to hang out in Canada's biggest city, but its whisky bars offer something a bit special. Kathleen Sloan and Ted Mcintosh make merry among the malts.

June 2000, Issue 10, page 58

Let's go to the salad bar
Martine Nouet lightens up for summer

May 2004, Issue 39, page 55

Celtic resurgence
Is the Emerald Isle worth a visit for whiskey fans? You bet – and particularly in 2007

March 2007, Issue 62, page 38

Coast to Coast
Iorwerth Griffiths takes us on a tour of God's distilling country

March 2011, Issue 94, page 26

I should cocoa
Writer Kate Ennis goes on a mouth watering exploration with a London chocolatier.

June 2008, Issue 72, 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

The Cooley effect
In the second of three features asking ‘what is Irish whiskey? 'Dave Broom gets caught up in Cooley

February 2008, Issue 70, page 22

The King of Cooley
Dr John Teeling is teetotal, he runs on caffeine, and he's making waves in the world of Irish whiskey. Peter Mulryan talks to the man behind the company

March 2003, Issue 29, page 30

In search of the world's best whiskies
This is the third time we have held the Best of the Best. But as Dominic Roskrow reports, this is the biggest and most ambitious attempt yet to find the world's best whiskies

March 2005, Issue 46, page 18

?The beating heart of Ireland?
?Get up close and personal with this vibrant capital city

September 2013, Issue 114, page 51

We're celebrating five glorious years
Five years, my brain hurts alot; five years, that's all we've got..."

December 2003, Issue 36, page 24

World Whiskies Awards 2012 Winners Announced
There is a certain joy following the various spirits through this competition and its format. The job of the judges gets progressively harder as the rounds progress and the competition for the winning...

April 2012, Issue 103, page 73

New Irish Dawn
Much has been made of the Scotch whisky boom,but Irish whiskey is also in rude good health. Dominic Roskrow looks at the new kids on the block.

September 2008, Issue 74, page 46

Teeing Off
Iorwerth Griffiths finds an escape to whisky heaven in Northern Ireland

June 2011, Issue 96, page 70

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

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