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Issue 122 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 122

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

 

Master of Malt

Master of Malt Bally Delicious
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.00%
7 An interesting floral character but not a wide aromatic palate.

Master of Malt Ben Nevis 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.40%
8 This was a little edgy at first, but give it time and it softens up.

Master of Malt Lowland Single Malt 2nd Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Hard to pin a great deal on this one. The nose has its merits, but you really have to search for them.

Master of Malt Springbank 19 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.50%
8 Invigorating like a crisp spring morning. Fragrances in the air. I prefer it neat.

Master of Malt Tobermory 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.00%
7 A vibrant character, especially on the palate. Refreshing but with a bite.

Master of Malt Aberlour 1995 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.00%
8 Balanced, fresh and fruity – a fine opening dram for the evening.

Master of Malt Ardbeg 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30%
8 Try describing ‘Islay' to someone who has never visited before. If they still don't get it, give them a dram of this.

Master of Malt Aultmore 5 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 66.80%
7 At this strength, one wonders what it's trying to prove.

Master of Malt Bunnahabhain 1990 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.10%
7 Soft and very easy.

Master of Malt Caol Ila 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.40%
7 Incredibly crisp and strong for its age. Water mellows the nose but makes the palate more astringent. Lack of balance.

Master of Malt Clynelish Single Cask Series 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10%
8 A lovely, fresh and conversational dram. A dash of water brings out more sweetness. A spring celebration in itself.

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

Master of Malt Glenglassaugh 25 Years Old 1984
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.70%
7 Another oak and oak only whisky. I must have an oak-(over)sensitive palate!

Master of Malt Glenturret 34 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.90%
8 A nicely rounded whisky.

Master of Malt Glen Garioch 1990 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.80%
8 Approaching its twilight years, but still with a definite spring in its step. Very nicely balanced indeed.

Master of Malt Highland Park 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Republic of Ireland - 56.00%
7 Refreshing and well balanced. The nose promises more than it delivers on the palate. I have never come across such a phenolic HP.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Master of Malt Laphroaig 10 Years Old 1998
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.50%
8 The perfect image of the countryside in autumn on a wet chilly morning, with a mixture of fog and smoke hovering over the fields and the woods. Very suggestive.

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.

Master of Malt Speyside 50 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Lovely nose but not fully backed up on the tongue. In cask just too long.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Master of Malt Speyside 60 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.20%
9 Flavours like these are the reason wood maturation was invented. Excellent stuff.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Master of Malt 8 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Cleanliness, style and substance. A wee cracker!

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Master of Malt Aberlour That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Blended Malt - Scotland - 54.60%
8 A rich and well structured whisky. Amazingly smooth given its strength.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Master of Malt Ardbeg That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Blended Malt - Scotland - 51.90%
8 A perfect islander. More phenolic than smoky and so well balanced. The ocean in your glass. Bring the oysters!

Master of Malt Aultmore That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Blended Malt - Scotland - 53.40%
7 An autumn dram. Pleasant but it is as if something was missing. Not completely put together.

Master of Malt Benriach That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Blended Malt - Scotland - 48.20%
7 Not unpleasant but one dimensional. With some astringency on the finish.

Master of Malt Benrinnes That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Blended Malt - Scotland - 48.90%
7 A slightly austere character but well balanced as well.

Master of Malt Islay 12 Years Old
Blended Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 It's fine, but a bit one-dimensional.

Master of Malt Springbank 19 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.80%
8 A buoyant character. Perfect to get you back on your feet on a crispy morning.

Master of Malt Tormore Single Cask Series
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.20%
7 Interesting whisky but the high ABV requires some precautions. Time, a dash of water and you have an energetic and talkative dram!

Master of Malt Whisky Liqueur 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A fine addition to the ever-growing whisky liqueur category.

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

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The Naked Spirit
Ever wondered what your favourite whisky would taste like when stripped of its colour? Neil Ridley experiences a moment of clarity

October 2012, Issue 107, page 30

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.

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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...

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Icons of Whisky 2012
Following months of debate,scrutiny and several rounds of voting,Whisky Magazine's international judging panel has finally settled on the winners. We reveal who has collected the coveted Icons

March 2012, Issue 102, page 49

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

October 2012, Issue 107, page 22

Blackadder goes forth
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The blog boys
Dominic Roskrow meets the brains behind the Edinburgh Blog.

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Jam and dram
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Raiding the Larder
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A thoroughly Scottish night in
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Allt A Bhainne 20 Year Old 1992 Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sam
Master of Malt
£4.81
Ardbeg 21 Year Old 1992 Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£7.41
Arran 16 Year Old Single Cask Master Of Malt 53.9% 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.43
Arran 17 Year Old 1996 Single Cask Master Of Malt
Master of Malt
£58.95
Arran 17 Year Old 1996 Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.73
Auchroisk 23 Year Old 1990 Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£5.46
Aultmore 15 Year Old 1997 Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.73
Aultmore 20 Year Old 1991 Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.85
Bally Delicious 23 Year Old Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.86
Benriach 42 Year Old 1971 Single Cask Master Of Malt
Master of Malt
£469.95
Benriach 42 Year Old 1971 Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£25.67
Benrinnes 14 Year Old 1998 Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.30
Bunnahabhain 23 Year Old 1979 Lost Bottlings Series Master Of Malt
Master of Malt
£16.15
Bunnahabhain 23 Year Old 1979 Lost Bottlings Series Master Of Malt
Master of Malt
£284.95
Clynelish 16 Year Old 1997 Single Cask Master Of Malt
Master of Malt
£64.95
Clynelish 16 Year Old 1997 Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£5.03
Dailuaine 15 Year Old 1997 Single Cask Master Of Malt
Master of Malt
£59.95
Dailuaine 15 Year Old 1997 Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.81
Dallas Dhu 1974 18 Year Old The Master Of Malt
The Whisky Exchange
£299.00
Deanston 19 Year Old 1994 Single Cask Master Of Malt
Master of Malt
£85.95
Deanston 19 Year Old 1994 Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£6.02
Fettercairn 17 Year Old 1995 Single Cask Master Of Malt
Master of Malt
£59.95
Fettercairn 17 Year Old 1995 Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.82
Glen Garioch 20 Year Old 1993 Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sampl
Master of Malt
£5.04
Glenrothes 1966 27 Year Old Sherry Cask Master Of Malt
The Whisky Exchange
£999.00
Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1988 Single Cask Master Of Malt
Master of Malt
£103.95
Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1988 Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£6.85
Glentauchers 15 Year Old 1997 Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sampl
Master of Malt
£4.47
Glenury Royal 1978 15 Year Old The Master Of Malt
The Whisky Exchange
£350.00
Kilchoman 5 Year Old 2008 Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£6.28
Ledaig 7 Year Old Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.37
Macallan 15 Year Old Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£6.80
Macallan 24 Year Old 1989 Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£20.53
Macduff 15 Year Old Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.51
Master Of Malt 10 Year Old 1st Edition
Master of Malt
£39.95
Master Of Malt 10 Year Old 1st Edition 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£3.83
Master Of Malt 30 Year Old Speyside 6th Edition
Master of Malt
£149.95
Master Of Malt 40 Year Old Speyside 2nd Edition
Master of Malt
£260.95
Master Of Malt 50 Year Old Speyside 4th Edition
Master of Malt
£370.95
Master Of Malt 60 Year Old Speyside
Master of Malt
£999.95
Master Of Malt Highland
Master of Malt
£43.95
Master Of Malt Highland 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£3.87
Master Of Malt Island
Master of Malt
£44.95
Master Of Malt Island 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£3.89
Master Of Malt Islay
Master of Malt
£46.95
Master Of Malt Islay 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£3.93
Master Of Malt Lowland
Master of Malt
£41.95
Master Of Malt Lowland 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£3.79
Master Of Malt Own Bottlings Tasting Set Tasting Set
Master of Malt
£25.95
Master Of Malt Speyside
Master of Malt
£37.95
North British 18 Year Old 1994 Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Samp
Master of Malt
£4.80
Strathmill 21 Year Old 1991 Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£5.38
Tobermory 18 Year Old 1995 Single Cask Master Of Malt
Master of Malt
£69.95
Tobermory 18 Year Old 1995 Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£5.28
Tomintoul 17 Year Old 1995 Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.87
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