Similar to its younger siblings in the distillery's core range, the 15 Year Old expression from Benromach has been matured on site in the Speyside hills following a gentle peat smoke malting. The 15yo features an in-house blend of sherry and bourbon cask matured whiskies, with a higher proportion of sherry to bourbon components in … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Benromach – 15 Years Old
Within the Speyside region, its fair to say that the competition for whisky bragging rights is fairly tough. With all of the different experimentations we've seen hitting the shelves in recent years for brands to try and distinguish themselves, there are still some brands that cling to their heritage to sell their wares. Benromach have … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Benromach – 100 Proof
The opening gambit of the Benromach single malt whisky experience is their 10 Year Old expression. Truly, a milestone for any distillery. Since the distillery re-opened in 1998 under Gordon & MacPhail ownership, the team have worked on recreating "a classic Speyside". With this in mind, this flagship regular bottling sees Benromach combine their stock … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Benromach – 10 Years Old
Since 2005 the Wemyss family have been crafting a series of blended malt whiskies with great success. The family-run business have used a rolling team of blending experts, including industry icon Charles Maclean, along with their own senses to create a solid output of blended whiskies. The core range of blends, features a trio of tipples each … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Wemyss Malts – Smoky Nectar (Caol Ila 1983)
With the new distillery boom of recent years, Yorkshire has been waiting for its new whiskymakers to reach the appropriate age and quality to be sold: The Spirit of Yorkshire distillery have been the first to make a single malt whisky within 'God's Own Country', and our eyes are also firmly fixed on the self-built … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Bruichladdich – 16 Years Old (Claxton’s)
From all of us at Whisky Unplugged, we wish you all a very happy new year and all the very best for 2019. As we head forward into the new year, we look to build on our contributions to date, with some exciting projects coming up, and so here is our reflection on the whisk(e)y … Continue reading 2018 Unplugged: Our Top Ten Whiskies Of The Year!
This Summer (2018) saw the first release of a brand new core range of whiskies by the Fettercairn distillery. Based outside the town of Fettercairn, east of the Cairngorm mountain range, the distillery has been functional since 1824 within the Fasque estate (once owned by the family of British Prime Minister William Gladstone). The distillery … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Fettercairn (Core Range)