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
Sweet meets peat, but is it a treat?
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
Laphroaig ("La-froyg") is a distillery that bookends the 3 big peaty players on the south-east coast of Islay and is renowned worldwide for its peaty and malty taste that is best demonstrated by its flagship 10 year old expression. The first thing that is striking, before you even get to the liquid itself, is the … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Laphroaig – 10 Years Old
One of Laphroaig’s no-age-statement expressions, the Quarter Cask has been matured in traditional ’quarter cask’ barrels, i.e. barrels that hold a quarter the volume of liquid of the usual cask, and so the liquid has more exposure to the surface area of the wood and so the whisky can ‘mature’ quicker than in the normal, … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Laphroaig – Quarter Cask
After a brilliant day's musical and liquid entertainment on the Saturday, I managed to wake up without a single regret on the Sunday, and the weather was also as surprisingly clear as my head. There are few sights in this world that I've been lucky enough to witness that are as serene, calming and stunning … Continue reading Best Of The West Festival 2015 – Day 2
Literally... The latest Laphroaig marketing campaign is currently inviting its twitter followers to tweet comments with the hashtag #BIGOPINIONS and the successful ones are being projected onto the side of the distillery's infamous white walls... This isn't the first time that we've written about Laphroaig, and probably won't be the last, as we at WU … Continue reading The Writing’s On The Wall For Laphroaig