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Whisky Magazine Issue 153

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Scapa 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Scapa can seem a delicate whisky, but it is full of flavours, and deserves its growing following.

Scapa 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Good integration of wood and malt. A very decent dram.

Scapa 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A little bit of a let-down after a superlative nose.

Chieftain's Choice Scapa 1985, 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Rich and generous. Again, overwhelming distillery character.

Dun Bheagan Scapa 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
6 A very light, clean expression. Scapa deserves to be in regular production.

Gordon & MacPhail Scapa 1987
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 A complex, delicate, well-balanced vintage.

Gordon & MacPhail Scapa 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
6 I am not sure about that sulphur. Is it from the cask, or is it seaweedy? I usually like seaweed, but am not convinced by this bottling.

Old Malt Cask Scapa 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 Light and discreet. Perfectly pleasant but not exactly exciting.

Scapa Reborn
Orcadian malt Scapa is being reborn this month as a luxurious 16 Years Old, thanks to the availability of precious older whiskies.Formerly aged 14 years, the island whisky also has an elegant new look...

January 2009, Issue 77, page 6

Four Scapa Whiskies
Jonny checks out whiskies from Orkney's southernmost distillery

September 2015, Issue 130, page 79

A taste of Danish
Joe Bates with the latest from travel retail

September 2005, Issue 50, page 55

Buying in Berlin
Joe Bates find his experience a little disappointing but there is hope.

April 2009, Issue 79, page 34

In the midnight hours
Dave enjoys a spot of midsummer madness in Orkney

July 2006, Issue 57, page 12

Back from the brink for Scapa
The Scapa distillery on Orkney is to be reopened full time after years of neglect Dominic Roskrow visited it

July 2004, Issue 41, page 44

Hung, drawn... and quartered?
Allied is rolling out its quarter cask range after the success of Laphroaig Quarter Cask. Dave Broom was given a sneak preview

June 2005, Issue 48, page 34

The Orcadian phoenix
The Scapa Distillery is producing spirit regularly again after a two year renovation programme. Dominic Roskrow reports

October 2006, Issue 59, page 26

Gone to pot
With Dave taking a break for this issue, we asked the BBC's Tom Morton to step up to the plate. He brings us the tale Lomond, Lobotomies and Captain Haddock.

January 2010, Issue 85, page 12

Missed opportunities
Dave Broom on the demise and eventual death of Allied Domecq

September 2005, Issue 50, page 12

Making all the right moves
As ways of making drinking a cerebral pastime, whisky chess takes some beating. Alex Kraaijeveld explains how it works

November 2004, Issue 44, page 40

The New Road
Fond memories of my trip to Orkney

July 2016, Issue 137, page 3

In conversation with Robert Hicks
Charles Maclean talks to Robert Hicks, the master blender at Allied Distillers.

April 2000, Issue 9, page 90

Island hopping
Scotland's islands are only loosely connected and include vastly differing geographies, histories and whisky styles.

October 2009, Issue 83, page 36

The bonny, bonny blend of Loch Lomond
Neil Wilson vistis Loch Lomond Distillery, where four pot stills and a continuous still add up to seven single malts and a soon-to-be-released single blend. And it's done with technology, not mirrors

May 1999, Issue 3, page 28

Top Ten Scottish Distillery Visitor Centres
A selection of the very best from The Orkneys to The Lowlands

June 2016, Issue 136, page 36

A Bridge Further
Whisky chef Martine Nouet looks at some extreme pairings

March 2012, Issue 102, page 57

Island life
From Orkney to Arran,Scotland's islands are home to some of Scotland's best distilleries.

November 2008, Issue 76, page 38

Speyside delights
Martine Nouet looks back at 10 years of Aberlour whisky dinners at the Spirit of Speyside festival with a ‘best of...' menu.

September 2010, Issue 90, page 52

Up the Apples and Pears
Martine Nouet gets a little autumnal with her food pairings

October 2012, Issue 107, page 56

Parker's Progress
Richard Parker is turning a passion for whisky in to a healthy business. Dominic Roskrow reports

November 2006, Issue 60, page 27

Ask the expert
I would like your help with the value of a bottle of The Balvenie I purchased a few years ago in Scotland. It is a Vintage Cask 1951 hand bottled at the distillery 7th November 1996 from Cask 1236. It...

July 2009, Issue 81, page 72

The Miller's Tale
Welcome to a landmark issue. A milestone. When Whisky Magazine was launched there were many blinkered sceptics – you know who you are – who asked “what on earth will you find to write about? Is ...

December 2003, Issue 36, page 5

Something fishy or a salt on the senses?
Ian Wisniewski explores the phenomenon of marine characteristics and asks why we can taste the sea when we drink some malts

July 2004, Issue 41, page 58

Walk on the wild side (Highland Park)
Producing whisky in the middle of the North Sea is one long struggle but the results make it worthwhile. Dominic Roskrow visited Highland Park

June 2005, Issue 48, page 28

Concept retail
Joe Bates finds out how Delhi T3 putting Indian aviation on the map

October 2010, Issue 91, page 36

Heady days as drinkers seek out quality
These are very special days indeed for whisky

July 2004, Issue 41, page 22

Whisky's island outpost
For very obvious reasons Islay tends to dominate the landscape when it comes to Scotland's whisky islands. But the other islands offer plenty for the whisky enthusiast

November 2006, Issue 60, page 34

Spring is in the Air
It's time to get out and about

April 2016, Issue 135, page 3

The heart of Europe
Joe Bates looks at whisky in Brussels airport

July 2005, Issue 49, page 53

Yeast Use
In the first of two articles on yeast, Ian Wisniewski looks at the range available to distillers,and the practicalities that different choices entail.

September 2009, Issue 82, page 28

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

January 2010, Issue 85, page 32

The Spirit of Islay
What soundtrack would you choose?

June 2015, Issue 128, page 3

Stromness' still
Gavin D Smith looks at one of Orkney's lost distilleries

December 2010, Issue 92, page 34

Beauty is in the glass of the beholder (Old Pulteney)
Gavin D Smith tells the story of Old Pulteney, a beautiful whisky from a 'ginm, windswpt fishing town.'

February 2001, Issue 14, page 38

Whisky Week
Whisky Week tours Scotland Inspired by Homecoming Scotland's aim to attract as many folk from around the world as possible, Whisky Week was born to provide the very best tastings and dinners in the he...

October 2009, Issue 83, page 8

Olympic Dreams
Joe Bates looks at how London City Airport is gearing up

March 2012, Issue 102, page 33

Mumbai Duty Free
A new store opens at Chhatrapati Shivaji airport

April 2016, Issue 135, page 77

Forcing Vapours
A look at purifiers and the role they play during distillation

January 2017, Issue 141, page 52

C ream of the Crop
Gavin D. Smithlooks at the fortunes of Stewart's Cream of the Barley

February 2013, Issue 109, page 39

Grown-up & glamorous
Retro luxury pervades the whisky bars of San Francisco as Larry Walker found out when he did a little relaxing West Coast style

February 2000, Issue 8, page 20

Desert Island drams
What do professional tasters drink for pleasure? Richard Jones finds out what the whisky makers' whiskies are

June 2003, Issue 31, page 30

The best Scotch malts in the world
Compiling a top 90 best Scottish malts list is as ambitious a project as this magazine has ever undertook. Dominic Roskrowdescribes how it was done

May 2004, Issue 39, page 22

The spirit of Orkney
The owners of Highland Park are building on the distillery's heritage and shaping up for a glittering future. Dominic Roskrow finds out what's being lined up.

July 2009, Issue 81, page 43

Haydock: truth is everything
He's back – and this time it's personal. John Haydock keeps the faith, fights the power and damns the man. Well, almost

May 2002, Issue 22, page 82

Independently minded
What are the best independent bottlings out there? Our tasters tried more than 160 of them to find out. Here are the results…

November 2007, Issue 67, page 21

Dramatic Painting
Amanda Brock talks to one of Scotland's hottest artists and his malt connections.

April 2010, Issue 87, page 26

Island Hopping
Exploring Scotland’s island distilleries isn’t as difficult as one might think

December 2017, Issue 148, page 31

Fortune comes knocking (Knockdhu)
Knockdhu is an oddball distillery that defies categorisation.It's owned by Whisky Magazine Distiller of the Year,Inver House.Dominic Roskrow visited it.

January 2008, Issue 69, page 40

Surging ahead
The year that was in one of the world’sbiggest markets

January 2018, Issue 149, page 47

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