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Issue 127 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 127

A Focus on Speyside, Allt-á-Bhainne, Kentucky Visitor Centres, Golf and Whisky

 

American Whiskey

Blended

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

High West Whiskey Son of Bourye
Blended - U.S.A. - 46.00%
8 The world's only Bourbon/rye marriage. And it works.

Bourbon

Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection 12 Years Old Bourbon From Floor #5
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
9 The clarity of the rye is absolutely stunning. If it turns out that there's no rye here then I'm a Dutchman!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch 2010 Release
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 55.00%
8 Another unsung hero shows its quality. Excellent layering effect.

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

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.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Thomas H Handy
Rye - U.S.A. - 64.50%
8 An unusual floral profile for a rye. But delightful. What a nose!

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.

George A. Dickel's Tennessee Whisky No. 12
Tennessee - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 Not as smoky and char-like as I remember. Very enjoyable, but less obviously Tennessean.

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 Cask Strength Wheat
Wheat - U.S.A. - 60.00%
8 ?Some will say this is bottled at too high a strength – I might have to agree with them, but the core of this whisky is excellent. One to disagree over.

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