On 3rd February 1940 in a quiet corner in the north of Scotland, George Urquhart and his father, John, had the extraordinary foresight and vision to lay down spirit from Glenlivet Distillery in a bespoke Gordon & MacPhail cask to be enjoyed by future generations. Cask 340 To celebrate John and George Urquhart’s vision, Gordon … Continue reading Press Release: Gordon & MacPhail Introduces The World’s Oldest Single Malt Scotch Whisky
It's around this time of the year that, without fail, there are a few more people heading down the spirits aisle in your local supermarket. Whether it is a purchase for themselves or someone else, whisky sales sky rocket at this time of the year, and rightly so. One of the (great) results is that … Continue reading 10 Supermarket Scotch Gift Ideas for Christmas
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
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?