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/

Benrinnes 22yo “36.172 – Orange oil and wine corks” by SMWS (Review)

Benrinnes 22yo by The SMWS (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Speyside Festival 2020 Tasting Notes)

This year, the sought-after festival bottlings from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society sported colorful animal illustrations. One of my faves: the chilled orang-utan that peacefully dozes on the label of this bourbon cask-matured Benrinnes 22 Years Old. (more…)

Online Whisky Tasting “Barley & Yeast” by Kilchoman (Tasting)

Usually when talking about a whisky, we ask questions like “How old is it?”, “In what cask was it matured?” or “Which region does it come from?”. Rarely if ever, we discuss the barley or yeast varieties that were used in the production. Yet, they play an important role (more…)

Strathearn: “The new Premium Highland Single Malt in the Douglas Laing Portfolio” (Interview)

Cara Laing on Strathearn Distillery (Premium Highland Single Malt Whisky Douglas Laing Interview BarleyMania)

I gotta admit: Strathearn Distillery caught me off-guard. Sure, I assumed its whisky to be good. Still, I did not expect the spirit made at this wee Highland unit to put me in such a state of euphoria! To know what I mean, check out my review of Batch 001 of Strathearn Single Malt Whisky. (more…)

4x “Landscape of Taste” by Whic.de – Glengoyne, Tobermory & more (Review Flight)

4x Landscape of Taste Whisky by Whic.de (Single Malt Cask Blog Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

The “Landscape of Taste” is an exciting territory to explore. While traveling it, you will pass hills of peat, gardens of fruit, fields of spice, forests of wood, clouds of smoke and a myriad of other oh-so-lovely domains. But how do I enter this mystical realm, you might ask. (more…)

3 Single Casks from DeinWhisky.de – Glendronach, Tamdhu & Benromach (Review Flight)

3x Single Cask Whisky Bottlings by DeinWhisky.de (Glendronach Tamdhu Benromach Scotch Tasting Notes Blog)

Today, I continue my introduction of the exclusive bottlings currently available at DeinWhisky.de. Whereas part one included three expressions from independent companies, part two features three distillery bottlings. They all share a similar age (12 to 13 years) and origin (Speyside). (more…)

New in the Wood Series: The Epicurean with Cognac Finish (News)

Douglas Laing's The Epicurean from Remarkable Regional Malts (Single Cask Blended Malt Scotch Lowlands Whisky News)

Last year, Douglas Laing surprised the fans of its signature Lowlands malt, The Epicurean, with a limited edition finished in a single Côte-Rôtie wine cask. Today, the Glasgow-based company announced the follow-up to this sought-after expression, which sold out swiftly (more…)

Strathearn Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Batch 001 (Review)

Strathearn Batch 001 by Douglas Laing (Single Malt Highlands Scotch Whisky Sherry Blog Tasting Notes)

The minute Strathearn Distillery started out on their own in 2013 and got acquired by Douglas Laing in 2019. Shortly after, they launched their first official release, simply titled Batch 001. To be honest, I had overlooked it at first. But then I won a 20 per cent voucher (more…)

3 Indie Bottlings from DeinWhisky.de – Tobermory & Laphroaig (Review Flight)

3x Exclusive Indie Bottling by DeinWhisky.de with Claxton's and Malts of Scotland (Tobermory Laphroaig Single Cask Scotch Whisky)

German mailorder DeinWhisky.de carries a great selection of malts, grains and blends from all over the world – including a number of exclusives. They regularly cooperate with distilleries and indie bottlers to bring special releases to their online shop. (more…)