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 love the idea of a speakeasy. So imagine how much we liked the idea of a whiskey named after a series of crypts underneath the Christ Church cathedral in Dublin, which were reputed as subterranean drinking dens. Quintessential Brands tells us that this 16 year old single malt Irish whiskey being sold under the … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Dublin Liberties – Keeper’s Coin
This ominous sounding whiskey has been named after an unmarked alley between Bow Street & James Street in Dublin. As the supporting marketing explains, during the early 1600's many men, women and children met an unpleasant fate on that lane in the Liberties area. This 13 year old single malt has been procured from an … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Dublin Liberties – Murder Lane
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
If you've seen our last few posts, you will know that we love a whisk(e)y with a story behind it. Not your standard marketing BS though, but an actual history behind the whisky itself. The Green Spot whiskey is no exception. I first became aware of the whiskey due to its entry in Ian Buxton's 101 Whiskies … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Green Spot
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