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