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/

Stauning Whisky “New Bottle Design” Launch Event in Hamburg (Event)

Stauning Whisky New Bottle Design Launch Event in Hamburg (Bar Le Lion Kirsch Whisky Cocktails Denmark Tasting)

When nine Danish friends decided to found their country’s first whisky distillery in 2005, they gave it their everything. Besides their savings, they also put their blood, sweat, tears and time into the project. And – most importantly – their heart. Luckily for them and us, the effort paid off. (more…)

Mackmyra Jaktlycka Launch Event at Christiansen’s (Tasting)

Mackmyra Jaktlycka Launch Tasting at Christiansen's in Hamburg (Sweden Single Malt Whisky Event BarleyMania)

Today, long-running Swedish whisky makers Mackmyra have launched their annual limited edition for the winter season of 2020. This year’s bottling is called Jaktlycka, which means “Good hunting!” in the native tongue of those who crafted the spirit. Jaktlycka is finished in … (more…)

Starward Two Fold Double Grain Australian Whisky (Review)

Starward Two-Fold Double Grain Australian Whisky (Wheat Malt Blend Red Wine Cask Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

“Born and bred in Melbourne” – Aussie distillers Starward are proud of where they come from. And thus they have made their home turf an integral part of their spirit’s DNA: They purchase all ingredients from local sources. They preferably fill their new make into Australian red wine (more…)

Highland Park 12yo Single Cask for Arlanda Airport (Review)

Highland Park 12yo Single Cask for Arlanda Airport (Orkney Islands Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes Blog)

When it was initially released in 2018, this single cask release by Highland Park was excludively available at Arlanda Airport in Stockholm, Sweden. Over time, however, some bottles also ended up in other parts of the world. I bought mine at EDF Duty Free Paradise (more…)

Scallywag 10yo – Speyside Blended Malt Whisky (Review)

Scallywag 10yo Sherry Cask by Remarkable Malts (Douglas Laing Speyside Blended Malt Whisky Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

Two years ago, Douglas Laing expanded the core range of The Remarkable Regional Malts. As a follow-up to the regular NAS expressions, the Glasgow-based whisky makers also released permanent 10-year-old versions of Big Peat, Rock Island, Timorous Beastie and Scallywag. (more…)

Private Founder’s Tour at Stork Club Rye Whiskey in Germany (Tour)

Private Founder's Tour at Stork Club Rye Whiskey Distillery (Berlin Spreewald Tourist Travel Experience)

Fate is a cheeky lady. And an unpredictable one, too. When she interfers, even the most solid plan can dissolve within seconds. You don’t believe me? Ask the three friends Steffen, Stefan and Bastian from Berlin. On a fateful day in 2016, they drove to the small town of Schlepzig (more…)

3 Joint Bottlings by DeinWhisky.de and Mancarella Whisky – 18yo, 26yo and 35yo (Review Flight)

Exclusive Joint Bottlings by DeinWhisky.de & Mancarella (Single Malt Blended Scotch Whisky Sherry Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

This is a first for me. Before I sat down with these samples from DeinWhisky.de, I had never heard of Mancarella Whisky, a small indie bottler based in the town of Herrenberg near Stuttgart. A quick Whiskybase research showed that they started their business in 2017. (more…)

“Balance” – Secret Islay 14yo by Old Particular “The Spiritualist Series” (Review)

Balance Islay 14yo by Old Particular - The Spiritualist Series (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Peated BarleyMania)

Keep it slow, keep it easy, keep it unagitated. In the fast-moving times we are living in, it is sometimes wiser to shift a gear down rather than up. Leisure and relaxation are invaluable goods to which we should all treat ourselves from time to time. Douglas Laing know this very well. (more…)