When Wemyss Malts name a whisky, they are not hiding behind any marketing BS. They tell it like it is. One of the three staple releases of the blenders' core range is the Spice King, and here we were able to sample the second batch strength release of that blend. The whisky is comprised of single … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Wemyss Malts – Spice King (Batch Strength No.2)
Well, happy birthday big man! Here we look at this month's brand new, special release, 10 year old age-stated bottling of Big Peat, looking to celebrate 10 whole years since Big Peat first arrived on the scene as the forerunner to the Douglas Laing & Co series of Remarkable Regional Malts. As per his brethren before … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Douglas Laing – Big Peat (Aged 10 Years)
Back in 2009, the team at Douglas Laing & Co. unleashed a concept that had a big objective and a big name to live up to, for that is the year that Big Peat was born. The blended malt whisky features "A Shovelful of Islay Single Malt Scotch Whiskies including Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Bowmore & … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Douglas Laing – Big Peat
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!
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
Like every region within the UK, there is a strong sense of pride amongst the local communities about their history and heritage, and Cumbria is certainly no exception. This sense of pride and heritage is usually most prevalent on the packaging of a bottle of whisky whereby the local influences, water, terroir and history usually … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Lakes Distillery – Steel Bonnets