Over the last couple of years, Irish whiskey has seen something of a renaissance but, all in all, with the same major players still dominating the scene. Method and Madness is a new name in that scene but from an old face. The new micro-distillery has been set up by the team at County Cork’s … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Method & Madness – Virgin Hungarian Oak
From all of us at Whisky Unplugged, we wish you all a very happy new year and all the very best for 2019. As we head forward into the new year, we look to build on our contributions to date, with some exciting projects coming up, and so here is our reflection on the whisk(e)y … Continue reading 2018 Unplugged: Our Top Ten Whiskies Of The Year!
This Summer (2018) saw the first release of a brand new core range of whiskies by the Fettercairn distillery. Based outside the town of Fettercairn, east of the Cairngorm mountain range, the distillery has been functional since 1824 within the Fasque estate (once owned by the family of British Prime Minister William Gladstone). The distillery … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Fettercairn (Core Range)
The latest release from The Lakes Distillery is a sherry finished expression of their signature 'British Isles Blended Whisky' called The One. The base whisky blend has been put together with whisky spirits taken from the four principal nations of the British Isles, namely: Wales (Penderyn), Northern Ireland (Bushmills), England (The Lakes) and Scotland (currently … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Lakes Distillery – The One (Sherry Expression)
So, it’s just a dressed up 12 year old, right? Different bottle, different label, same whisky, right? Wrong! On a recent trip to Orkney, WU got the chance to get up close and personal with one of Highland Park’s latest limited releases. Why the special release? The Orkneyinga Saga is the only … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – Orkneyinga Legacy
The Magnus Eunson tour of the Highland Park (HP) distillery was a dream come true for us at Whisky Unplugged. Not only was it a great insight into the past, present and future of the distillery, but it culminated in a genuinely once-in-a-lifetime experience. Once the site visit concluded, we were escorted into a tasting … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – Magnus Eunson Tour
During the summer of 2017, the Highland Park core range of single malt whisky releases went through quite the stylistic rebrand as the Orkney dwellers put their viking heritage marketing into overdrive, with 3 age-stated whisky bottles each featuring some new gnarly embossing, and the names, Viking Scars, Viking Honour, and Viking Pride. Of these … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – 10 Years Old