When Diageo hooked up with HBO to create a series of single malts to celebrate the final series of Game of Thrones, the general reaction from those interested in both was: shut up and take my money! Of the 8 original single malt releases, 7 of them were contained within off-white tubes that garnered the … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Oban – Bay Reserve (Game Of Thrones – The Night’s Watch)
How do I/you/we rate whisky? With something so subjective as taste and preference, it really is up to you. Here, we could develop a scoring system and there are a few different versions of those out in the blogosphere, whether it’s a composite score out of a hundred, marked across different criteria, or just a … Continue reading Triple Tipple: Speyburn – Bradan Orach, 10yo & 15yo
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!
It is no big secret that, here at Whisky Unplugged Towers, we are big fans of Highland Park and we rate the 12 year old expression as a ‘companion whisky’ - you know, like a good pet dog: it is faithful, trusty and great company, but, unlike a dog, the HP12 doesn’t require you to … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Highland Park – Dragon Legend
Glen Moray is based in Elgin, Scotland, within the legendary Speyside region and the distillery has seen some rapid expansion within the last 5 years or so. Their distinctive brand and bottling shows a focus on traditional distilling and with so much competition within the area, the content of their bottles really has something … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Glen Moray Classic Sherry Cask Finish
Since their takeover and refresh in 2001, Bruichladdich have been absolutely on point with their marketing and offerings. Very fashionable. Very cool. This whisky has been targeted at challenging the traditonal whisky snob and, as the name suggests, it is recommended to be served on ice, i.e. on the rocks. When released this was a … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Bruichladdich – Rocks
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?