Back in November 2020, after some minor delays owing to the pandemic, the recently finished Hinch distillery was able to finally get their stills fired up and set their spirit a-flowing. That new make spirit is now being produced in earnest and laid down to rest for those all important 3+ years in a selection … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Hinch – Craft & Casks Series
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
When HBO and Diageo announced that they were going to release a collection of single malts to coincide with the final series of Game of Thrones, the excitement was palpable. When they stated that there were going to eight single malts the next questions were: which distilleries, when and how much? The release that surprised … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Singleton Of Glendullan – Select (Game Of Thrones – House Tully)
You would imagine that the circles in a Venn diagram of whisky enthusiasts and Game of Thrones fans would be pretty close to overlapping! [ed: He says writing as a big fan of the TV series, half-committed reader of the books, and whisky blogger]. It came as no surprise therefore that when Diageo announced a … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Lagavulin – 9 Years Old (Game Of Thrones – House Lannister)
Here we are with yet another Mackmyra review and it seems that we should probably just have a “Mack of the Month” feature. For this post we are looking at the new Efva release. This expression comes from their Moment Range - the more exclusive releases which focus on even more rare and unusual casks … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Mackmyra – Efva
Founded in 1933, Ian MacLeod Distillers is now into its third generation of family ownership and have continued to go from strength to strength. The business now owns two of Scotland’s most loved distilleries, Glengoyne and Tamdhu, with a series of other revered drinks brands to their name (including the very successful Edinburgh Gin). Amongst … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Smokehead – Extra Rare
This is our chance to look back at an eventful year and post our top ten whiskies of the year! Well, make that the top ten of whiskies that we have drank this year, not of all whiskies actually released this year, obviously - making this list even more subjective! Well, without further ado... let … Continue reading 2019 Unplugged: Our Top Ten Whiskies Of The Year!