In a creative shake-up to its whisky-making team, The Lakes Distillery has appointed Sarah Burgess to be its new Whiskymaker. Sarah Burgess - The Lakes’ New Whiskymaker Former Lead Whiskymaker at The Macallan, Sarah’s time at Edrington focused on whisky range creation, innovation, and quality control for one of the world’s most revered single malts. … Continue reading Press Release: New Whiskymaker Appointed At The Lakes Distillery
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!
The last couple of years have seen a branding alliance forged between Islay institution Bowmore and the automotive landmark Aston Martin. The marketing and crafting collaboration has seen a global travel retail (“GTR”) range of age statement releases: a 10yo (twinned with the Aston Martin TT2), a 15yo (twinned with the Aston Martin V8 1972), … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Bowmore – Master’s Selection (22 Year Old)
The Lake District is the source of inspiration for many things. The rolling hills, lakes, and local produce all combine to make for a very British and classic getaway, and the protection of the land - due in part to Beatrix Potter’s involvement - has maintained that splendour for years. The Lakes Distillery have partnered … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The Lakes Distillery – Whiskymaker’s Editions: Reflections
The spirits industry is no stranger to celebrity endorsements, and it seems that they are becoming more and more commonplace. These tend to fall into 2 camps: 1) pure advertising, or 2) where it is more than just endorsement but also financially backing a startup. It seems that the most successful arrangements fall into that … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Coachbuilt – Build No.001
Back in 2019 the team at Spirit of Yorkshire distillery did something that no one had ever officially) done before: they released a Yorkshire single malt whisky. Following the very successful First and Second Releases their first mainstay recipe and core release was called “Flagship” (sipped and savoured with notes here). Since then, the team … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Filey Bay – Double Oak #1