2022 has been a notable year for exploring new whiskies and distilleries. Whilst being able to actually go out and taste new whiskies now that the world has opened up a bit more, I have also been lucky enough to swap whiskies, attend a plethora of tweet tastings, and have signed up to the OurWhisky … Continue reading 2022 Unplugged: Our Top Ten Whiskies Of The Year!
Based out of Edinburgh, The Whisky Cellar is a brand borne out of the the work of one man: Keith Bonnington. The name may appear familiar to readers of this blog and/or those familiar with recent scotch whisky history. Having earned his stripes through Edrington, Keith has recently flown solo, using those contacts and tastebuds … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Bruichladdich – 10 Years Old (The Whisky Cellar)
It is some 20 years now since Islay’s Bruichladdich distillery was reincarnated into the “Progressive Hebridean Distillers” that we know and love today. With industry legend Jim McEwan at the helm, the Ileachs have come to produce 3 distinct and revered brands from the same distillery: Bruichladdich remains the unpeated single malt that the distillery … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Port Charlotte – 10 Years Old
As I'm pretty sure everyone can agree 2021 has been an odd, difficult, and different year in many many ways. Whilst I have kept my whisky fascination going throughout the year, I have taken my foot off the gas on the blogging front so as to focus on family life and a life-changing and (gasp) … Continue reading 2021 Unplugged: Our Top Ten Whiskies Of The Year!
With the new distillery boom of recent years, Yorkshire has been waiting for its new whiskymakers to reach the appropriate age and quality to be sold: The Spirit of Yorkshire distillery have been the first to make a single malt whisky within 'God's Own Country', and our eyes are also firmly fixed on the self-built … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Bruichladdich – 16 Years Old (Claxton’s)
Since their takeover and refresh in 2001, Bruichladdich have been absolutely on point with their marketing and offerings. Very fashionable. Very cool. This whisky has been targeted at challenging the traditonal whisky snob and, as the name suggests, it is recommended to be served on ice, i.e. on the rocks. When released this was a … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Bruichladdich – Rocks