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://barleymania.wordpress.com/

Glenfiddich and Überquell Tasting at Christiansen’s (Event)

Glenfiddich & Überquell Tasting at Christiansen's (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Dram Speyside Craft Beer Hamburg Event)

The story of Glenfiddich is a story of maverickness. Ever since the first drops of spirit dribbled out of the new-found distillery’s pot stills in 1887, the family-owned company has been striving to do things a little different. In 1963 they jumped into a blue ocean (more…)

Glen Elgin 20yo “Tropical Fruit Banquet” by Wemyss (Review)

Glen Elgin 20yo by Wemyss Malts "Tropical Fruit Banquet" (Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Bourbon Cask)

Most of the time, composing tasting notes for a single cask bottling by Wemyss Malts is pretty easy. Cause thankfully the family-owned independent bottler has a habit of picking very telling names for its whiskies that usually do the character of the associated spirit great justice. (more…)

Weinquelle Lühmann in Hamburg (Location)

Weinquelle Lühmann in Hamburg (Liquor Store Whisky Whiskey Bourbon Beverages Bottles Sale Mailorder Buy)

Given the fact that I live almost next door from Weinquelle Lühmann, it should come as no surprise that this is by far my most-visited liquor store in all of Hamburg. But even if I was not a quasi-neighbor of theirs, I would still come to see them regularly. (more…)

Distillery Tour & Tasting at Stauning Whisky (Event)

Distillery Tour and Whisky Tasting at Stauning in Denmark (Danish Single Malt Peated Rye Diageo Experience)

Making whisky is easy. First you make a beer. Then you distill it. And then you let it age. Sure, if that is all you know about the process, the outcome of your efforts will not be very good. But technically it will still qualify as whisky. And that is all the founders of Stauning Whisky wanted (more…)

Douglas Laing to build Urban Distillery in Glasgow (News)

Douglas Laiing Govan Distillvery Glasgow (River Clyde Lowlands Single Malt Scotch Whisky Pacific Quay)

Having recorded double digit growth in the past three years and doubled its size in the last four years, Glasgow-based bottlers and blenders Douglas Laing & Co. are ready to take their business to the next level and announce “the biggest news in [their] 70 year history” (more…)

3 single cask Whiskies by North Star (Review Flight)

3 Single Cask Whiskies by Norht Star (Glenallachie Islay Malt British series 002 Tasting Notes)

Exactly one week ago, Tobi introduced you to the three “exotic” releases of North Star Spirits’ recently released series 002, namely a blend, a bourbon and a sherry. This week we got our hands on a trio of their new single cask Scotch whiskies. (more…)

Pernod Ricard Tasting with The Glenlivet, Aberlour & Longmorn at Christiansen’s (Event)

Pernod Ricard Tasting at Christiansen's (Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Longmorn Ballantine's The Glenlivet Aberlour Event)

Although I had enjoyed drams at Christiansen’s before, I never got to attend one of the many tastings they host in their premises throughout the year. So when I read on Facebook that the bar would stage a Pernod Ricard masterclass with renowned spirits consultant Jürgen Deibel (more…)

Ireland Tasting at Cadenhead’s Whisky Market (Event)

Ireland Tasting at Cadenhead's Whisky Market in Berlin (Irish Whiskey Pot Still Event The Pogues Tullamore DEW Powers)

Ever since I attended a Cadenhead masterclass at this year’s edition of Kiel Whisky Fair, I have been looking forward to my next trip to Berlin – the location of one of the two stores that Scotland’s oldest independent bottler operates in Germany. (more…)