It is some 20 years now since Islay’s Bruichladdich distillery was reincarnated into the “Progressive Hebridean Distillers” that we know and love today. With industry legend Jim McEwan at the helm, the Ileachs have come to produce 3 distinct and revered brands from the same distillery: Bruichladdich remains the unpeated single malt that the distillery … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Port Charlotte – 10 Years Old
With the new distillery boom of recent years, Yorkshire has been waiting for its new whiskymakers to reach the appropriate age and quality to be sold: The Spirit of Yorkshire distillery have been the first to make a single malt whisky within 'God's Own Country', and our eyes are also firmly fixed on the self-built … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Bruichladdich – 16 Years Old (Claxton’s)
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!
Since their takeover and refresh in 2001, Bruichladdich have been absolutely on point with their marketing and offerings. Very fashionable. Very cool. This whisky has been targeted at challenging the traditonal whisky snob and, as the name suggests, it is recommended to be served on ice, i.e. on the rocks. When released this was a … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Bruichladdich – Rocks
I recently had the pleasure of being featured on the Amateur Drammer's Desert Island Drams, and you can peruse my musings here. For our own site, then I thought I'd best post a full review of my dram of choice! Of all the whiskies available in the world right now, there are few that are … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Bruichladdich – The Laddie Ten
It is fair to say that, as appreciators of scotch whisky, a trip to Speyside had got the Whisky Unplugged boys into high spirits (so to speak), and one of the experiences that we were most looking forward to was the cask strength whisky tasting booked in at Aberlour. At £35 per head, this was … Continue reading Aberlour – Casks From The Past
If you enjoy a smoky kick to your whisky then chances are that you'll already know your best friend's name is 'peat'. Peat itself is quite an interesting entity (if you're into that sort of thing) and represents something that is hundreds of years in the making. Personally, I was pretty blown away to find … Continue reading For Peat’s Sake!?