Author: Tobi@BarleyMania

Powerhouse Whisk(e)y Blogging since 2016. Stay tuned to BarleyMania for a whole lotta posts on a whole lotta drams! https://www.barleymania.com/

Glasgow Distillery: “The first single cask release from 1770 Whisky” (Interview)

Glasgow Distillery 1770 Whisky (Lowlands Single Malt Cask Kirsch Import Talk Interview)

Sure thing: For any new distillery and their fans, the release of the first single cask bottling is a special happening. At Glasgow Distillery, the folks making the whisky on site – and the ones drinking it at home – experienced this recently. (more…)

Bushmills Irish Whiskey – Open Tasting at Alsterhaus (Event)

Bushmills Irish Whiskey Open Tasting at Alsterhaus in Hamburg (10yo Cognac Cask 28yo Malaga Causeway Collection)

At the end of 2020, many things in our lives are much different from how they were in the previous years. Be it working, traveling, commuting, socializing, shopping or running daily errants – the corona pandemic has turned pretty much all of our routines upside down. (more…)

Benromach 45 Years Old (Review)

Benromach 45yo (Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Blog Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

Earlier this year, one of my favorite Scotch distilleries, Benromach, completely overhauled their corporate identity and bottle design. At first, it took me a bit to adjust to the new look and feel. But now I am happy to say: I love it! It tells a story. It sticks out. (more…)

The GlenAllachie Vintage 2008 Cuvee Cask Finish (Review)

The GlenAllachie 2008 Cuvee (Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Kirsch Import Tasting Notes BarleyMania Blog)

The Vintage 2008 Cuvee Cask Finish is a new limited edition release from The GlenAllachie. It is exclusively available in Germany, where it is being distributed by Kirsch Import. Its story in a nutshell: Billy Walker, the mastermind behind the reinvigorated GlenAllachie Distillery, (more…)

Glen Spey 8yo “80.17 – Dazzling and scintillating” by The SMWS (Review)

Glen Spey 8yo "80.17 - Dazzling and scintillating" by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (Speyside SMWS Single Cask Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

At the end of each year, it becomes time for me to renew my membership to The Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Here, I always pay a little extra to get a mystery bottle along with the prolonged club affiliation. I find it really exciting to wait for the package, open it and take out a surprise (more…)

Caol Ila 10yo Single Cask from Weinquelle’s Whisky Choice (Review)

Caol Ila 10yo by Weinquelle's Whisky Choice (Single Malt Scotch Islay Whisky Peated Tasting Notes BarleyMania Blog)

Recently, my favorite local dealer Weinquelle Lühmann launched its first indie bottling under the new label Weinquelle’s Whisky Choice. For this special occasion, they picked a classic dram from Caol Ila Distillery. It is 10 years old, matured in a hogshead and bottled at cask strength (more…)

Ovenbird Coffee aged for 18 Weeks in Whisky Barrels from Auchentoshan (Review)

I became a fan of Glasgow-based coffee roastery Ovenbird about a year ago. When I found out that they had beans matured in Laphroaig barrels on offer, I had to order these! I enjoyed them so much that I kept placing regular orders in Ovenbird’s online shop (more…)

Caol Ila 11yo w/ Rum Finish by A Dream Of Scotland (Review)

Caol Ila 11yo Single Cask with Rum Finish by A Dream Of Scotland (Islay Malt Whisky Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

Count Dracula is a man of surprise. When it comes to is boozing habits, most people will probably take him for the red wine-sipping type. But apparently he also has a soft spot for whisky and rum. Luckily for him (and us), this year’s “Happy Halloween” edition (more…)

Glasgow 1770 Whisky – Exclusive Single Cask Bottling for Kirsch Import (Review)

Glasgow 1770 Whisky for Kirsch Import (Single Malt Sherry Cask Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes Blog BarleyMania)

Many people envison a classic Scotch distillery to be located in a picturesque valley at the foot of a towering mountain in the Highlands. And yes, when you travel Scotland you will indeed find several such units here and there. But you will also find many others (more…)