Based out of Edinburgh, The Whisky Cellar is a brand borne out of the the work of one man: Keith Bonnington. The name may appear familiar to readers of this blog and/or those familiar with recent scotch whisky history. Having earned his stripes through Edrington, Keith has recently flown solo, using those contacts and tastebuds … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Bruichladdich – 10 Years Old (The Whisky Cellar)
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!
A TASTE OF THE EXTRAORDINARY FROM EDINBURGH AS J.G. THOMSON & CO UNVEILS AWARD-WINNING FIRST COLLECTION OF SMALL BATCH SPIRITS Small batch spirits with simple ingredients and complex flavours are the order of the day for new J.G. Thomson & Co brand A first and already award-winning collection of small batch spirits with simple ingredients … Continue reading Press Release: New Spirits Brand J.G. Thomson & Co. Launches
This post is about two things: 1) a whisky, and 2) the brilliance of independent bottling. We'll come to the whisky in a moment, but for me, one of the most beautiful things about independent bottling is that you can capture, sample or explore a rare cask or expression which may otherwise be kept behind … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Royal Brackla – 7 Years Old (The Whisky Cellar)
Since 2005 the Wemyss family have been crafting a series of blended malt whiskies with great success. The family-run business have used a rolling team of blending experts, including industry icon Charles Maclean, along with their own senses to create a solid output of blended whiskies. The core range of blends, features a trio of tipples each … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Wemyss Malts – Smoky Nectar (Caol Ila 1983)
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)
Since starting whiskyunplugged, we have been writing about enjoying whisky in all its many guises and trying to demystify the fusty world that the whisky market of old had created for itself. Whilst we have been doing so, the whisky market has also widely been diversifying its products with welcome twists, interpretations and experimentation. We … Continue reading An Evening With… Compass Box