Since first releasing blended malt whiskies in 2005, the Wemyss Malts team have continued to develop a stable core range of products that best example some of scotch whisky's key unique identifiers: sweet, spicy and smoky. These three characteristics are represented within the three unique expressions that comprise their core range: The Hive, Spice King … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Wemyss Malts – The Hive (Batch Strength No.2)
Despite the fact that this post relates to a new series of blended malt scotch whiskies, the origins of the whiskies actually start with a single malt whisky distillery under a new vision from 2017, originally built in 1967, a Victorian inventor and distiller, and an even older, traditional Hogmanay greeting. To go back and … Continue reading Tasting Notes: MacNair’s – Lum Reek
Ask yourself this: what would I need to take with me when heading out on an incredibly perilous, unpredictable and life-threatening expedition to unchartered territories in Antarctica? Bear in mind that the year that you are asking yourself this question is 1907 too, so iPhones, laptops and complex geo-positioning devices are not even the stuff … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Mackinlay’s – Shackleton
The brand Sheep Dip has a great little story behind its origins, which, despite being a blend of malt scotch whiskies, originally started in Gloucestershire in 1974. In the beginning, the whisky was packaged as 'The Original Oldbury Sheep Dip', named after the pub that it was crafted in, in Oldbury-on-Severn, as an 8-year old … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Sheep Dip – Original
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!
The latest release from The Lakes Distillery is a sherry finished expression of their signature 'British Isles Blended Whisky' called The One. The base whisky blend has been put together with whisky spirits taken from the four principal nations of the British Isles, namely: Wales (Penderyn), Northern Ireland (Bushmills), England (The Lakes) and Scotland (currently … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Lakes Distillery – The One (Sherry Expression)
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