The Best Whiskies in the World, Awards Special
Sazerac 16 Years Old
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00% 4 A very very classy mature rye. Highly recommended for the decadent boulevardiers among you.
Sazerac 18 Years Old
Single Grain - U.S.A. - 45.00% 9 A superb bourbon. As neat and perfectly dressed and combed as Richard Paterson!
Sazerac 18 Years Old
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 A big, rye experience.
Sazerac 18 Years Old
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 Another Rye Whiskey ? The nose is a bit dour but the palate is more balanced. An interesting character.
Sazerac 18 Years Old Bottled Fall 2007
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 More of a sipper than a cocktail rye.
Sazerac 18 Years Old Straight Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00% 8 A trifle sophisticated for my tastes, but a very fine rye whiskey.
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00% 7 Balanced and controlled.
Hailed by its fans as the first cocktail, the sazerac courted controversy because of one ingredient -absinthe. Ian Wisniewski looks at its history
June 2005, Issue 48, page 54
New Orleans signature cocktail
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The Bourbon Affair
Fred makes a plea for the Bourbon community to work together
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Flying the Flag
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Po-Mo in Nola
Dave Broomlooks at the impending death of post-modernism.
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Elegy for the ‘Easy'
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A new frontier
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The bourbon question
In this round table we asked two prominent members of the bourbon industry and Whisky Magazine readers about the future of bourbon.
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Drinking Large in the Windy City
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Neil Ridley looks at two important cocktail tomes.
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Single Tree Effects
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Trying to blend in
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April 2010, Issue 87, page 46
On the rebound
Rye is on the rise again,William M.Dowd looks at what's hot out there at the moment
July 2007, Issue 65, page 24
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Stiring times in the Big Easy
Liza Weisstuch reports from this year's Tales of the Cocktails event
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How hip is your flask?
Michael Jackson, on the road, With an ear for a great whisky
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Rye's In Trend
The comeback of the original American whiskey
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Naren Young packs his library card and is welcomed to one of New York's newest centres of higher learning
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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
London mixes a recipe for success
Whisky cocktails present mixologists with a unique set of problems. But some of London's finest were up for the challenge. Dominic Roskrow reports.
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Sean's Canadian hub
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All up for grabs?
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Behind Closed Doors
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July 2011, Issue 97, page 48
The Whisky River along the Hudson
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A trace of greatness
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Summer in a Glass
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The Appliance of Science
Neil Ridley meets the men behind two revolutionary establishments and gets a science lesson in the process
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Return of the rye
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Full steam ahead in Kentucky
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The feast of Bourbon
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The bourbon industry is undergoing a major transformation, and its biggest player isn't going to fall behind. Dominic Roskrow reports on the changes at Jim Beam and its parent company.
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Traces of the buffalo (Buffalo Trace)
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World Whiskies Awards
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A Greener Future
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