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!
The latest release from The Lakes Distillery is a sherry finished expression of their signature 'British Isles Blended Whisky' called The One. The base whisky blend has been put together with whisky spirits taken from the four principal nations of the British Isles, namely: Wales (Penderyn), Northern Ireland (Bushmills), England (The Lakes) and Scotland (currently … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Lakes Distillery – The One (Sherry Expression)
It's fair to say that whenever I get to visit a Scottish town then the trip is usually based around the distillery. With Oban, this happens to be the case for the entire town itself! Oban distillery was legally established in 1794 and the town has since been very much built around it. Set in … Continue reading Distillery Visit: Oban
Over the past couple of decades the world market has seen a strong rise to prominence for Japanese whiskies. Japan is currently the third largest national producers of whisky (behind Scotland and the US respectively) and there are countless volumes written about how it compares to the traditional Scotch whiskies. If you actually look into … Continue reading Whisky Business: Japan vs Scotland – A Side-By-Side Comparison
...and it has said "Ho ta lah!" - or at least that's the closest phonetic spelling I can find for the Taiwanese equivalent to cheers! Yes, the World Whisky Awards for 2015 were held recently to determine the best whiskies in the world across a multitude of categories and they have awarded their top … Continue reading The world has spoken in 2015…