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Issue 138 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 138

A roundup of Canadian whisky and blends, Arran and Paul John Distillery Focus plus Australian whisky supplement

 

American Whiskey

Blended

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Yellow Rose Blended Whiskey
Blended - U.S.A. - 40.00%
8 I liked the nose but the palate was a little sweet and simplistic.

Early Times 150th Anniversay
Blended - U.S.A. - 50.00%
8 Stylish, but the finish knocks it back a few points for me.

Blended Grain

Parker's Heritage Collection 8 Years Old Straight Malt Whiskey
Blended Grain - U.S.A. - 54.00%
8 Intriguing and contemplative. In fact it goes rather well with Green and Blacks organic milk chocolate!

Glacier Distilling Company Two Med
Blended Grain - U.S.A. - 43.00%
8 Eaux de Bourbon or CK B #8 Char perhaps?

Bourbon

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

John E. Fitzgerald Very Special Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
9 Monstrous but elegant and complex. What would it have been like at cask strength?!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Woodford Reserve Master's Collection 1838 Style White Corn
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.20%
9 Copious eulogising is definitely deserved, but to be brief… wow!

Corn Whisky

Balcones Baby Blue
Corn Whisky - U.S.A. - 46.00%
7 A lovely dram, balanced between fruit and oak. Leaves a pleasant fresh taste.

Grain

Koval Four Grain
Grain - U.S.A. - 47.10%
7 Indulgent and slightly dangerous - delicious.

Dry Fly Triticale
Grain - U.S.A. - 42.00%
8 A big, rich classic Bourbon note to this one. Well played.

Liqueur

Great Lakes Distillery Pumpkin Seasonal Spirit
Liqueur - U.S.A. - 45.00%
6 ?Not unpleasant, but just too far removed from the (already vastly cavernous) flavour profile whisky has.

Non Bourbon

Stranahan's “Snowflake” Mt. Silverheels
Non Bourbon - U.S.A. - 47.00%
8 The initial nose is off putting but stick with it.

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.

Oat

Lion's Pride Oat
Oat - U.S.A. - 40.00%
6 Young and gawky, but there's something stirring.

Lion's Pride Dark Oat
Oat - U.S.A. - 40.00%
6 This is weird.

Pot Still

Corsair Buck Yeah!
Pot Still - U.S.A. - 46.00%
8 Definitely left of centre. It has more than a passing resemblance to the Corsair Rasputin. For the record I love it!

Rye

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Old World 12 Years
Rye - U.S.A. - 43.00%
8 Great balance of spirit and wood.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Michter's Barrel Strength Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 54.00%
9 An example of fine American spirit.

Single Grain

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

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!

Forty Creek John's Private Cask
Single Grain - U.S.A. - 40.00%
7 Interesting contrast between nose and palate.

Single Malt

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Corsair Triple Smoke Single Barrel Distiller Select
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 67.50%
9 It's a love or hate whisky and I love it.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Colkegan Single Malt Whiskey
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 46.00%
9 Like walking into a French pâtisserie in a small rural Gascony village.

Tennessee

Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select
Tennessee - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 ?A classic rye whiskey. Gains balance and sweetness with a dash of water.

Corsair Outrage
Tennessee - U.S.A. - 50.00%
7 What is this? A flavoured whisky? A strange European whisky? Either way, it's perhaps a bit young.

Wheat

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Parker's Heritage Collection Original Batch
Wheat - U.S.A. - 63.70%
8 This has alcohol, complexity and character in abundance.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Dry Fly Straight Washington Wheat Whiskey
Wheat - U.S.A. - 45.00%
9 Fantastically complex with the oak playing second fiddle to the spirit character.

Whisky Liqueur

Troy & Sons Platinum Whiskey Nectarine & Honey
Whisky Liqueur - U.S.A. - 35.00%
7 It's always difficult to score flavoured new make highly as by its very nature there is not much in the way of complexity. As they say, it is what it is! – Peachy Dog!

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