Welsh gold is extremely rare and as such it is coveted by many. This is no better represented than the fact that the British royal family have used Welsh gold in their wedding bands for nearly 100 years - first used by the Queen Mother in her wedding band in 1903. This is a fact … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Penderyn – Portwood
When The Lakes Distillery first came to market, their blend The One acted as both a stop gap for the consumer between the distillery opening and being able to release their own product and it was also a first for the market: the first British blend of whiskies, i.e. the first bottled blend featuring a … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Lakes Distillery – The One (Moscatel Wine Cask Finished)
It is no secret that we are fans of the The Lakes distillery and have closely followed their development over recent years. One person at the centre of that development is Dhavall Gandhi, their ‘Whiskymaker’. The Lakes and Dhavall have provided a lot of transparency about how they’ve been learning from each bottling that they … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Lakes Distillery – Whiskymaker’s Editions – Colheita
Introducing The Whiskymaker’s Editions, Colheita. A diversion from their sherry-led house style, The Whiskymaker’s Editions Colheita is the first in a series of special-edition single malt whiskies from The Lakes Distillery which showcase whiskymaker Dhavall Gandhi’s sense of adventure in maturation and blending. Each unique bottling is an expression of creative freedom, the product of a playground where instinct, experience and inspiration roam … Continue reading Press Release: The Lakes’ Whiskymaker’s Editions
Back in its heyday, Campbeltown had some 30 whisky distilleries in full operation and garnered a reputation as the whisky capital of the world. Whilst those days are now long gone, there are still 3 distilleries in operation - Springbank, Glengyle, and Glen Scotia - and the Campbeltown Malts Festival was started in 2009 to … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Glen Scotia – 14 Years Old (Tawny Port Finish)
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!
We’ve written about Mackmyra several times on this site and, for us, it is the spiritual home (as it were) of Swedish whisky. The distillery sells a steadily increasing number of core range whiskies, which are all excellent (see here). However, it is the distillery's nature of innovation and experimentation that leads to their more … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Mackmyra – Vintersol