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!
Let’s get one thing out in the open before we launch into this: I am a lifelong fan of Metallica. I’ve been hooked on the Bay Area Thrashers since first hearing Seek & Destroy on a cassette that a friend gave to me back in primary school in the early 90s. That track led to … Continue reading Some Kind Of Whiskey: Metallica’s Sweet Amber
Bernheim Original is a whiskey experiment that has gone well. Yes, that's a bold initial statement, but it is a succinct summary of Heaven Hill's original wheat whiskey. Why is it different, you ask? Well, whilst wheat does ordinarily form part of a mash bill for making bourbon whiskey, the laws in the US dictate … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Heaven Hill – Bernheim Original
This bourbon whiskey has a lot to live up to, when you consider that it is named after the man who supposedly created the method by which Kentucky straight bourbon is now made - Elijah Craig. What was his secret, you ask? Well, the Reverend Elijah Craig (yes, a man of the cloth) brought a … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Heaven Hill – Elijah Craig 12 Years Old
In their quest for further flavour profiles and experimentation, Tullamore D.E.W. have released their XO Rum Cask Finish triple distilled whiskey. The final product contains a blend of pot still, malt and grain Irish whiskeys, all of which have initially been matured in a combination of ex-Irish, bourbon and sherry casks, before being finished … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Tullamore DEW – XO Rum Cask Finish
Hailing from Waco, Texas, Balcones are a relatively new distillery, having only opened in 2008, but have made quite a name for themselves from the get go. As a corn whiskey, this features at least 80% corn in the original mash, and also features hopi blue corn (which is actually blue, hence the name) and … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Balcones – Baby Blue
Currently owned and made by Kentucky’s dominant distillers Heaven Hill, Mellow Corn has an interesting history behind it. As the name suggests this is a corn whiskey meaning that it has to be made from a mash of at least 80% corn. In fact, this whiskey is made from a mash bill of 90% corn, … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Heaven Hill – Mellow Corn