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Issue 122 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 122

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

 

Whisky from California, U.S.A.

 

Some of the best from California

St George Single Malt Lot 9
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 43.00%
6 The Californian St George, not the Norfolk one. One of the finest craft distillers

Bowen's Whiskey Small Batch, Handcrafted American Whiskey
Non Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 Despite being quaffable, this seems like a work in progress, which needs a little more time in the cask to allow the spirit to balance out a touch more.

Old Potrero
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 62.10%
8 Despite the 'Old', a new rye. The idea was to get closer to what the first American ryes might have been. I like the idea. Wins points for all-rye character and assertiveness.

St George Single Malt
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 43.00%
6 Knowing that this distillery began with eau-de-vie, I hope I am not being suggestible, but I find the fruitiness of this whisky overwhelming.

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