In 2017, Wemyss Malts released the first limited edition batch releases of their 3 core range whiskies. The smokiest of these offerings is named the "Peat Chimney", following the blended-maltsters' pattern of two-word monikers for their whiskies. Following the success and sell out of the first batch, in early 2019 a second wave of the batch strength … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Wemyss Malts – Peat Chimney (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
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!
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
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
It is a fair statement that the scotch-drinking world can be snobby, elitist and strongly opinionated - indeed it is our mission statement in the "About WU" section that we try to look beyond the divide - but one argument that is progressively resonating throughout the whisky communities (whether elitist or otherwise) is the role … Continue reading Dumbing Down The Drams?