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/

The GlenAllachie 11yo Single Cask (Review)

The GlenAllachie 11yo Single Cask (Speyside Malt Whisky Scotland Port Pipe Strength)

When former BenRiach managing director Billy Walker and his partners purchased The GlenAllachie in 2017, they changed the course of the Speyside unit drastically. Whereas almost all of The GlenAllachie’s considerable output was sold to blenders in the past (more…)

Paul John Christmas Edition 2018 (Review)

Paul John Christmas Edition 2018 (Indian Single Malt Whisky Oloroso Sherry Cask BarleyMania)

Every year, I buy a Christmas-themed bottle to enjoy during the festive season. This year, my choice fell on Paul John’s Christmas Edition 2018 – to my knowledge the first seasonal bottling from the Indian distillery. While the whisky itself does not bear an age statement (more…)

Bottle Market 2018 – Whisky and Spirits Fair (Event)

Bottle Market 2018 (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Irish Whiskey Dram Spirit Event)

Normally, getting up early on a Saturday morning to board the train from Hamburg to Bremen is not much fun. Last Saturday, however, me and my friends were more than happy to do so. Cause we knew that round about one and a half hours later, we would be having our first dram (more…)

3 Single Cask Whiskies by Douglas Laing (Review Flight)

3 Single Cask Scotch Whisky Bottlings by Douglas Laing (Isle of Jura Bunnahabhain Tullibardine Islay Highlands Tasting Notes)

Sitting on an incredible wealth of casks, Glaswegian indie bottlers Douglas Laing & Co. have the right whisky for pretty much every preference, occasion and wallet in their portfolio. While their Provenance range usually consists of affordable pours, the Old Particular line (more…)

BorderShop Whisky Festival ’18 incl. Bruichladdich masterclass (Event)

BorderShop Whisky & Rom Festival 2018 (Single Malt Scotch Dram Whiskey Islay Event)

In regard to its setting, line-up and atmosphere, the BorderShop Whisky Festival – which recently got rebranded as Whisky & Rom Festival – is unlike any other fair I ever visited. Last weekend, I went there for the third time. As always, I had an absolute blast strolling from booth to booth (more…)

“New Brew X J-Day” at UeberQuell Brewery (Event)

J-Day and New Brew at UeberQuell in Hamburg, St. Pauli (Craft Beer Aalborg Akvavit Danish Dansk Denmark Julebryg Event)

In Denmark, the annual J-Day (which is short for Julebryg Day) is one of the most anticipated dates of the year. Cause on the first Friday in November, the Danish brewers – big and small – traditionally tap their Christmas beers. And since Christmas ain’t just another holiday (more…)