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BarleyMania is a private blog dedicated to all things whisk(e)y. While a million things have already been said about the topic, I am happy to chime in and share a few thoughts of my own.

Tobi (responsible for all original content)

Cheers, everybody. My name is Tobi and I have started this blog to write about whisk(e)y. Who would have guessed? Though I am pretty enthusiastic about the topic, I can still remember a time when I only had my drinks with coke. But hey, I also didn’t have a beard back then. Apart from a good dram, I like a ton of other things, including heavy music, horror films, video games, football, and traveling. In April 2017, I joined Douglas Laing & Co.’s honorary embassadors, the Douglas Laing’s Fellows. And in November 2020, I started setting up and managing the German social media profiles of Rotterdam-based micro-distillery Cley.

Besides content created by myself, BarleyMania also links to external sources. While I quickly review these sources before I set up a connection, I cannot check each and every one of them in full detail. Should any of them contain unlawful content, I will delete the respective link right after it was brought to my attention. Also, I do not intend to violate the copyrights or property rights of any third party. All images, texts, and other assets that were not created by myself are marked as such, including a mention of the original source. I use these assets here under the Fair Use doctrine, showing them for information purposes only. If you consider any of my posts or articles an infringement of your rights, please let me know and I will promptly remove the item(s) in question. Another note: I sometimes get invited to an event or provided with a free sample. If I promote a product or experience on my blog that I received for free, I will mark this clearly in the respective post.