This is our chance to look back at an eventful year and post our top ten whiskies of the year! Well, make that the top ten of whiskies that we have drank this year, not of all whiskies actually released this year, obviously - making this list even more subjective! Well, without further ado... let … Continue reading 2019 Unplugged: Our Top Ten Whiskies Of The Year!
The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.1 represents the first release in a new series of whiskies from The Lakes Distillery. The whisky is intended to offer the drinker an insight into the distillery’s new sherry-led direction under the guidance of their own Whiskymaker, Dhavall Gandhi (whose Twitter handle just happens to be @Whiskymaker!) The limited first run … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Lakes Distillery – The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.1
2019 marks the 175th anniversary of Whyte & Mackay, and to celebrate the event, the blenders have released a whisky that money can’t buy! Literally! This 50 year old blended scotch whisky has been made available to a select few and competition winners only. The blended whisky’s components have been matured in a combination of … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Whyte & Mackay – 50 Years Old (175th Anniversary)
In August 2018 the Fettercairn distillery underwent a stylish rebrand to great success and reviews. The seasoned whiskymakers’ revamp saw the release of a core range of age statement whiskies of very fine vintages (12, 28, 40, and 50 years old) set to appeal to the young and more established consumer. The branding looked clean … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Fettercairn – 12 Years Old (PX Finish)
We love the idea of a speakeasy. So imagine how much we liked the idea of a whiskey named after a series of crypts underneath the Christ Church cathedral in Dublin, which were reputed as subterranean drinking dens. Quintessential Brands tells us that this 16 year old single malt Irish whiskey being sold under the … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Dublin Liberties – Keeper’s Coin
This ominous sounding whiskey has been named after an unmarked alley between Bow Street & James Street in Dublin. As the supporting marketing explains, during the early 1600's many men, women and children met an unpleasant fate on that lane in the Liberties area. This 13 year old single malt has been procured from an … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Dublin Liberties – Murder Lane
In 2018 the GlenAllachie launched its new and revised core range of single malt whiskies into the market. The distillery had changed hands back in 2017 when it was purchased by a team including BenRiach's renowned Billy Walker. The new core range focussed on a strong rebrand and a linear flight of age statement releases: … Continue reading Tasting Notes: GlenAllachie – Koval Rye Quarter Cask Finish (8 Years Old)