Today is St. George's Day - the national saint day for England - and as such, for the last few years, I have looked to post about an English whisky. In 2022, there is a fairly major landmark occurring: the Platinum Jubilee. This week Queen Elizabeth turned 96, and HRH has now reigned for 70 … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The English Whisky Co – Diamond Jubilee (2012 Bottling)
On a journey to define their signature style, The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.5 is the latest in what has become an internationally award-winning series of single malt whiskies made by The Lakes Distillery. The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No. 5 Matured in the finest, bespoke Oloroso, PX, and red wine casks, comprising Spanish and American oak, The Whiskymaker’s … Continue reading Press Release: The Lakes – Introducing The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.5
For many, 2021 evolved from a year of stagnation and staying at home to adjusting to life with Covid. For The Lakes however, 2021 evolved into the year of output and experimentation. Back in 2020, the distillery started a new offshoot limited edition series called the Whiskymaker's Editions via their Colheita release (see press release … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Lakes Distillery – Whiskymaker’s Editions: Bal Masque
The Lakes Distillery has created a number of limited-edition single malt whiskies in the past twelve months, some rare releases of a few hundred bottles and others several thousand. The Lakes’ Whiskymaker’s Editions: Mosaic Intentional diversions from their house style, each bottling in The Whiskymaker’s Editions series is distinctly different from the last. Seen as … Continue reading Press Release: The Lakes – The Whiskymaker’s Editions: Mosaic
My first proper post of the year on a whisky blog and I’m starting with… a beer? That’s right. But no ordinary beer. A collaboration between two of London’s most exciting alco-wizards: the Brew By Numbers (or BBNo) brewery and the Bimber distillery. BBNo #64 - Imperial Stout - Bimber The Players Brew By Numbers … Continue reading Tasting Notes: BBNo x Bimber – #64 Imperial Stout
As I'm pretty sure everyone can agree 2021 has been an odd, difficult, and different year in many many ways. Whilst I have kept my whisky fascination going throughout the year, I have taken my foot off the gas on the blogging front so as to focus on family life and a life-changing and (gasp) … Continue reading 2021 Unplugged: Our Top Ten Whiskies Of The Year!
The Lakes Distillery has launched a new limited-edition single malt whisky, The Whiskymaker’s Editions - Bal Masque. The fourth release in The Whiskymaker’s Editions series, Bal Masque is a showcase of The Lakes Distillery’s sense of adventure. Each one-off Edition is an expression of creative freedom, with an intrinsic objective to create outstanding flavours. Bal … Continue reading Press Release: The Lakes – Whiskymaker’s Editions: Bal Masque