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/

Hedekaffe Whisky Coffee Beans made with Stauning Kaos (Review)

Hedekaffe Stauning Kaos Whisky Coffee (Denmark Tasting Notes Blog)

My passion for whisky is not only limited to the spirit in its pure, unaltered form. I also love it when my favorit alcoholic beverage mingles with other delicacies I have a passion for, such as craft beer or coffee. “The Taste of KAOS” by Hedekaffe falls into the latter category. (more…)

Dolleruper Destille in Northern Germany (Visit)

Dollerupe Destille in Northern Germany (Single Malt Whisky Rum Gin Spirit Distillery Visit Travel BarleyMania)

First of all, a disclaimer: I am not going zig-zag across the country these days to see whisky distilleries. I am staying the heck home, of course. While doing so, however, I remembered that I had started this piece on my visit to Dolleruper Destille almost one year ago. (more…)

Teaninich 12 Years Old by Old Particular (Review)

Teaninich 12yo Old Particular by Douglas Laing (Single Malt Cask Hightlands Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes Blog)

A couple of days ago, I spoke with a whisky buddy of mine, who named Teaninich as his favorite distillery. This was a first for me. Usually, people drop other names during such a conversation: The Macallan, Springbank, Bruichladdich or Tobermory, for example. (more…)

3x “Nymphs of Whisky” by Whic.de – Arran, Craigellachie & Secret Speyside (Review Flight)

Recently, Whic.de released Batch 2 of its “Nymphs of Whisky” series. It consists of four single cask releases from Scotland, namely a Glen Moray 11yo, an Arran 13yo, a Craigellachie 12yo and a Secret Speyside 14yo. The Glen Moray, I already introduced here on BarleyMania (more…)

3x Single Malt Whisky from North Star’s Series 009 (Review Flight)

North Star Spirits Series 009 (Single Malt Scotch English Whisky Review Flight Tating Notes)

To the center of Speyside, to the north-east coast of Islay and even south of the border to England – this sample flight from North Star Spirits takes me off and about. It consists of three single malt whisky bottlings, each of which got filled from a single cask (more…)

3x Danish Single Malt Whisky by Fary Lochan, Mosgaard & Stauning (Review Flight)

3x Single Malt Danish Whisky by Fary Lochan, Moosgard & Stauning (Denmark Organic Sherry Dram Tasting Notes Blog)

In the last few years, Denmark has emerged to become one of my favorite whisky countries. I just love the attitude, the approach and, of course, the products of our neighbouring distillers in the north. Three Danish production sites I enjoy a lot are Fary Lochan, Mosgaard and Stauning. (more…)

Arran Whisky Masterclass with Mariella Romano (Tasting)

“Our founder was a visonary, a pioneer and a crazy man,” quips Arran’s global brand ambassador Mariella Romano. And indeed: Besides vision, passion, resolve and a “just do it”-kinda attitude, it also takes a certain amount of craziness to tackle a project like Arran Distillery. (more…)

“Oh, sweet Scotland” Whisky Tasting by The SMWS (Tasting)

Besides their quality, the illustrious single cask releases of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society are also known for their clever names and elaborate tasting notes. The latter often include references to British sweets that drammers from the mainland might not be familiar with. (more…)