When M + T merrily agreed to visit the Lakes Distillery (“TLD”) for their bloggers event, we were slightly unsure as to what to expect. After all, TLD is still a baby in the world of whisky, so what would we be tasting/discussing? Well the honest truth is...a bit of everything! TLD are very welcoming … Continue reading The Lakes Distillery – A Visit To The Future
Why bother with Orkney? Well, two things spring to mind for whisky drinkers: Highland Park and Scapa! However, as WU discovered, there is so much more to Orkney than this fine pair of distilleries. If natural beauty and some of the most important historical sites in Northern Europe pique your interest, then read on for … Continue reading Orkney Unplugged: Our Top Ten!
It's fair to say that when the trip of a lifetime was arranged between three of us from WU to head up to Orkney, we were pretty excited about the prospect of dropping into Old Pulteney on the way. Many a whisky drinking session ended up in grand plans of heading up the northeast coastal … Continue reading Distillery Visit: Old Pulteney
When you think of The Cotswolds area in the UK, you come to imagine: rolling hills; protected green spaces; beautiful yellow stone buildings; pretty little towns and villages that have multiple words within their name; decadent living; and glorious pubs. After a tip off from a friend, a trip had been organised to one such … Continue reading A Rare Gem: Yubberton
Last Friday (20th Oct) the Whisky Unplugged boys set off on a road trip to Norfolk for a weekend of camping, jokes and drams. The primary target en route was, of course, the English Whisky Company (EWC, formerly the St George's Distillery). Whilst S and T had been to the distillery before, this was a … Continue reading Venue Visit: The English Whisky Company
When the WU guys were putting together a trip to visit Speyside, needless to say that we were spoilt for choice. With over half of Scotland's distilleries being based in the area surrounding the meandering River Spey, and none of our 4-strong troop having been to the region before, we were living and breathing the … Continue reading Distillery Visit: Glenfarclas
It's fair to say that whenever I get to visit a Scottish town then the trip is usually based around the distillery. With Oban, this happens to be the case for the entire town itself! Oban distillery was legally established in 1794 and the town has since been very much built around it. Set in … Continue reading Distillery Visit: Oban