2022 has been a notable year for exploring new whiskies and distilleries. Whilst being able to actually go out and taste new whiskies now that the world has opened up a bit more, I have also been lucky enough to swap whiskies, attend a plethora of tweet tastings, and have signed up to the OurWhisky … Continue reading 2022 Unplugged: Our Top Ten Whiskies Of The Year!
Based out of Edinburgh, The Whisky Cellar is a brand borne out of the the work of one man: Keith Bonnington. The name may appear familiar to readers of this blog and/or those familiar with recent scotch whisky history. Having earned his stripes through Edrington, Keith has recently flown solo, using those contacts and tastebuds … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Bruichladdich – 10 Years Old (The Whisky Cellar)
On WhiskyUnplugged we have posted a handful of times about the whisky sourcing and branding skills of Keith Bonnington. From the Scalasaig to the Whisky Cellar series, he has put out new whiskies from great sources and he’s only gone and done it again... Last year saw the Brig O’ Perth whisky brand resurrected after … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Brig O’ Perth – 14 Years Old
This post is about two things: 1) a whisky, and 2) the brilliance of independent bottling. We'll come to the whisky in a moment, but for me, one of the most beautiful things about independent bottling is that you can capture, sample or explore a rare cask or expression which may otherwise be kept behind … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Royal Brackla – 7 Years Old (The Whisky Cellar)
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