I don’t think that much more can be said about what a weird year 2020 was. I am forever an optimist though, and whilst I can’t deny the horrible times that we’ve had, I still think it important to look back and take stock: as I write this, I can say that I’ve made it … Continue reading 2020 Unplugged: Our Top Ten Whiskies Of The Year
Here we have the first whisky to be released by Colonsay Beverages. As the name suggests, the company is based on the Scottish Isle of Colonsay within the Inner Hebrides and indeed the whisky brand gets its name from the port and village that the company are based in. Colonsay Beverages operates a microbrewery and … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Scalasaig – Island Hopper (Maiden Voyage)
If you are a fan of Scotch whisky at all then it wouldn’t have gone unnoticed by you that Highland Park have quite an affinity with their Viking heritage. And it’s effective. You can’t deny that it certainly makes their whiskies stand out from the crowd. Horned helmets on the bottle? That’s a Highland Park. … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – Harald
This whisky represents the third and final part of Highland Park’s Viking Legend series. The trilogy started with Valkyrie in 2017, followed by Valknut in 2018, and now this closing release of 2019: Valfather. Each release has been supported by heavy Viking imagery and mythology alongside designs from Danish designer Jim Lyngvild. The Valfather himself … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – Valfather
In April 2019, Highland Park have created a new special release single malt whisky in collaboration with Danish tattoo artist Colin Dale, which has been unleashed into the world as the 16yo Twisted Tattoo. The story behind the whisky again looks to the Orcadians' Viking heritage alongside our current trends to brand ourselves as both … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – Twisted Tattoo
In 2017 the team at Highland Park wanted to release a whisky which displayed their master distiller's skills and create something different to the standard HP playbook that we have come to know and love. The trend to be bucked was the use of sherry casks, and the release of Full Volume represents a limited … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – Full Volume
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!