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
Where better to enjoy the newly revived core range of Old Pulteney whiskies than in the new tasting room at the Pulteney distillery? Well, that was the privilege that the WU team got to experience recently. For notes on the distillery itself, see our separate post here. For the main event itself though, here are … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Old Pulteney’s New Core Range
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 I first started to get into whisk(e)y, there were several names that I began to start seeing regularly on the shelves of pubs and bars all around the UK, and they all began with "J": Jack Daniel, John Jameson and Johnnie Walker. Since developing a taste for them, I have started to make my … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Johnnie Walker – Platinum Label
With their Remarkable Regional Malts series, the team at Douglas Laing have now produced a premium blended malt whisky range for each of the 6 traditional whisky producing regions of Scotland: Campbeltown - The Gauldrons Islay - Big Peat The Highlands - Timorous Beastie The Islands - Rock Oyster The Lowlands - The Epicurean Speyside … Continue reading Triple Tipple: Douglas Laing’s Timorous Beastie