BarleyMania Birthday Bash ’19: My 3rd big Whisky Raffle (Give-Away)

BarleyMania's Barleyversary 2019 (Single Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Scallywag Fary Lochan Kilchoman Weinquelle Give-Away Prize)

Yeah, yeah, yeah! It is Barleyversary time again! For me, this means that I have now three full years of whisk(e)y blogging on my rap sheet. For you, this means another chance to win amazing bottles! In good ol’ BarleyMania tradition, the latter got sponsored by some of my dearest friends within the industry – namely Douglas Laing from Scotland, Fary Lochan from Denmark and Weinquelle Lühmann from Germany. To learn more about the prizes and how to win them, check out the instructions and introductions below. And once you are done, leave a comment and jump into the drawing pool!

by Tobi

Event: BarleyMania Birthday Bash ’19
Objective: Celebrate BarleyMania’s third anniversary with me! Comment on this blog post and let me which dram you’d raise to toast this occasion.
Prizes: Douglas Laing’s Scallywag, Fary Lochan Distillery Edition Batch 02, Kilchoman 12yo Single Cask bottled for Weinquelle
Sponsors: Douglas Laing, Fary Lochan, Weinquelle Lühmann
Event time: Saturday, October 12, 2019 till Saturday, October 26, 2019. Entries posted later than October 26, 2019 at 11:59pm (CEST) can no longer be considered.
Open for…: Whisky fans from all over the world, who are of legal drinking age in their home country.
Selection of winners: Winners will be selected randomly and announced on the BarleyMania blog after the contest has ended, presumably on Sunday, October 27, 2019. Make sure you provide a valid e-mail address; otherwise you might lose claim to your prize.
Terms and conditions: Click here for the terms and conditions of the BarleyMania Birthday Bash ’19.
Any more questions?: Post them in the comments and I gladly answer them!

BarleyMania's Barleyversary 2019 (Single Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Scallywag Fary Lochan Kilchoman Weinquelle Give-Away Prize)

Douglas Laing’s Scallywag
(sponsored by Douglas Laing)

Scallywag is the beautifully sherried Speyside expression of Douglas Laing’s award-winning range of blended malts, The Remarkable Regional Malt. It is composed, among others, from whiskies distilled at The Macallan, Mortlach and Glenrothes. According to the official tasting notes, Scallywag “reveals an explosion of rich, dark fruits, chocolate and spice interwoven with late vanilla”. Thanks to the lovely people at Douglas Laing, one lucky reader of BarleyMania will soon be able to try this sumptuous sip for themselves. Slainte woof!

BarleyMania's Barleyversary 2019 (Single Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Scallywag Fary Lochan Kilchoman Weinquelle Give-Away Prize)

Fary Lochan Distillery Edition Batch 02
(sponsored by Fary Lochan)

Recently, Fary Lochan from Denmark gained a lot of extra recognition as the first distillery from the Nordics to be bottled by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society. While their debut on the indie circuit was indeed spectacular, their original releases are just as good. Wanna find out for yourself? Then keep your fingers crossed that you will be drawn as the winner of the Fary Lochan Distillery Edition Batch 02. It is five years old, drawn from an oloroso hogshead and limited to 1,106 bottles à 200ml. A small but all-the-more precious jewel!

BarleyMania's Barleyversary 2019 (Single Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Scallywag Fary Lochan Kilchoman Weinquelle Give-Away Prize)Kilchoman 12yo Single Cask
(sponsored by Weinquelle Lühmann)

This year, my favorite whisky and spirits retailer Weinquelle Lühmann celebrated its 100th anniversary! To do so accordingly, they not only organized a number of special events in the Hamburg area, but also released an exclusive single cask whisky bottling. The 12-year-old Kilchoman they picked for this occasion is embodies everything that Islay’s farm distillery is famous for: Bold, smoky and complex in equal shares, it combines a lovely citrus freshness with a yummy caramel sweetness and a delightful nutmeg spiciness. Unsurprisingly, this fabulous whisky sold out pretty quickly. But one bottle is still up for grabs as a Barleyversary ’19 prize!

Douglas Laing @ Web:
Fary Lochan @ Web:
Weinquelle Lühmann @ Web:

*** Prizes kindly sponsored by Douglas Laing, Fary Lochan & Weinquelle Lühmann. ***


  1. Wow, amaizing. Three wonderfull years with great rewievs. I really like your Blog and enjoy every new post. My best wishes for your anniversery. Hope to celebrate more in the next years.

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  2. Three years! Congrats! Weiter so! My choice would be the Fary Lochan, although I love Kilchoman and I’m a bit of a Douglas Laing fan.

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  3. Glückwunsch zum dreijährigen Bestehen dieses tollen Blogs. Das ausgelobte Gewinnspiel bietet außergewöhnliche Preise. Ich würde mich freuen bei einem nächsten Treffen gemeinsam den Douglas Laing’s Scallywag zu probieren. Keep my fingers crossed! Weiterhin viel Erfolg.

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  4. Happy 3rd Birthday Barleymania!
    I was going to post a photo of what I’ll be raising tonight on your Blog-Birthday-Bash, but I can’t.
    However, as I know you like a certain Dram, I will be raising the Timerous Beastie 40 y/o (I still have 2x 2cl left!)
    Enjoy, and keep going strong!
    Slàinte mhath 🥃
    Gavin Ryan Thomson

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  5. Great reviews and posts for 3 years, wow! Time flies.
    Congratulations and Happy Birthday Bash ’19!!
    It is a Hard choice we have to make. I would Any day go with Fary Lochan but this one I already have :)
    So my choice is this time the Kilchoman.
    The Scallywag would also be really nice 🙈
    Keep your writing and tasting going, Cheers!

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  6. Happy birthday Barleymania. If I had to choose one of the above prizes to sip and toast the birthday celebrations I would say the Kilchoman 12yo Single Cask , or from my own collection probably a Bruichladdich 20yo third edition 46%

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  7. Outstanding! My best wishes to you from the great region of „Ostfriesland“. Like to read your post and this evening i will enjoy the Rest of a Fettercain Beauty of the sujet range be whic.
    This dram always reminded me of your Blog.
    Best of luck d’or the next three years.

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  8. Happy Anniversary! Oh, these all look so good. I’d take Scallywag for the name alone, but the Danish Fary Lochan would be appropriate to toast with, being a cultural bridge.

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  9. Happy Anniv.‼️ Hope to get to know you personally someday …… Keep up this great blog….. you know my preference are Blends, so I like the Scallywag😊

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  10. Hello Tobi,
    Happy anniversary to you and your blog!
    Hope to read a lot more from your blog.
    Kind regards tobbe1982

    Slainte with a dram of Port Charlotte MRC:01

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    1. Happy anniversary, just found your blog through the weinquelle and read some really interesting reviews on whiskeys I haven’t heard before.
      My smoky whiskey season(Christmas time) will start in a few days with a new bottle of the Laphroaig brodir.

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  11. Hey unglaublich, drei Jahre schon! Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Irgendwie ist whisky bei mir das letzte Jahr etwas vernachlässigt worden, aber mit den kalten Tagen vor der Tür, wird es jetzt bestimmt wieder mehr!
    Zur Feier deines Jubiläums werde ich mir heute Abend einen tollen kilchoman single sherry cask geben! Cheers und auf die nächsten drei :)

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  12. Congrats my friend! How quick time is passing by… unbelievable. 3 wonderfully tasty years with BarleyMania! And this is hopefully just the beginning;-). I’ll raise my cup filled with a revitalizing peated hot toddy today #männergrippe and when this flue is gone … it should be a remarkable regional malts dram … perhaps Scallywag 13! Cheers and all the best!

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  13. Congratulations! Personally, Kilchoman all the way. Love their business model. Loved their distillery exclusive bottle. Need to go back to grab another, but I’ll be happy with winning this bottle instead.

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  14. Congratulations! Love all things Whisky, but personally I love Kilchoman. I like their business model and the distillery exclusive I had was superb. I’ll take this bottle instead. Haha.

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  15. Hi Tobi,
    Happy birthday! Wow 3 years, that is really great! I raise a glass of the amazing VOLXWHISKY to celebrate your birthday.
    All the Best

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  16. Hi Tobi,
    Great bottles you got and congratulations for your anniversary! I will cheer to you with the Bruichladdich Eldvatten!

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  17. Hey Tobi,

    Gratulation zum dreijährigen bestehen. Sowohl hier als auch in anderen Medien ist es immer wie inspirierend wie ihr hier Whisky aus aller Welt berichtet. Und dann hoffentlich noch sehr sehr lange :)

    Meine Wahl fällt eindeutig auf den Kilchoman. Eine wunderbare Brennerei mit einem schönen Sortiment und gut durchdachten Lagerungen ihres Whiskies.

    Wir haben für nächsten März eine Besichtigung, auf die ich mich besonders freue.

    Bis dahin Slainté und Grüße aus dem Ruhrgebiet



  18. Congratulation..!
    I have never tried the Kilchoman single cask! nor the Distillery Edition from Fary Lochan (though I am a minor shareholder with them) :-).

    tough, tough, tough question! I sip the Fary Lochan Distillery Edition :).

    A toast from Denmark!

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  19. Happy Barleyversary! I would love to try them all, but if I had to pick today I suppose the Fary Lochan would be the one after their recent achievement with SMWS. I wouldn’t be opposed to a lille tur down to Hamburg to try them together :-) It’s quite a nice city afterall.

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