Strathclyde Grain Distillery in Glasgow (Location)

Strathclyde Distillery in Glasgow (Grain Scotch Whisky Pernod Ricard Ballantine's Chivas Regal Visit)

With its puffing chimneys, entangled pipelines, enormous tanks and squarish buildings, Strathclyde Distillery looks nothing like the picturesque whisky production sites you often find perpetuated on the front sides or postcards or the pages of illustrated books. (more…)

Wolfburn: “How Thurso’s Finest took the Whisky World by Storm” (Interview)

Wolfburn - Thurso's Finest (Nothern Highlands Single Malt Scotch Whisky Shane Fraser Interview)

Recently, I was lucky to win a bottle of Wolfburn’s precious Kylver II in a Facebook give-away. Since I have been a fan of the young Highlands distillery for quite some time (I bought my bottle of Northland back when it was still called First Release) (more…)

News From Eire – Tasting at Der Zigarrenmacher (Event)

News From Eire - Tasting at Der Zigarrenmacher (Irish Whiskey Event Hamburg Altona Pot Still Drams)

A few months ago I got to know Stefan Bohn when he hosted an Arran tasting at this year’s Hamburg-based whisky fair Hanse Spirit. Shortly after, I found out that he also offers regular tastings in a much cosier environment, namely Der Zigarrenmacher in Hamburg-Altona. This month, Stefan welcomed a wee round of eight guests to a tasting focusing on Irish Whiskey. The gathering took place in a small and very homely room, where water, bread and chocolate were readily prepared for everyone. Upon entering the cigar shop that we had to pass in order to reach the tasting room, we were also free to pick a cigar of our fancy from the full assortment. (more…)

5 new Whiskies by Douglas Laing (Review Flight)

5 new Whiskies by Douglas Laing (Remarkable Malts Provenance Feis Ile Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Single Cask Tasting Notes)

As an avid BarleyMania reader you will have noticed that Douglas Laing has always been one of the most talked-about companies on our pages. I just can’t help it, but I have been in love with them from the moment I first laid eyes on the cute label of their Highlands blend (more…)

The Glen Els Triple Port (Review)

The Glen Els Triple Port (Special Edition Harzer Single Malt Whisky Finish Tasting Notes)

One of the whiskies I like most is not made in Scotland or Ireland or even Japan. It is manufactured in the middle of Germany, in the beautiful low mountain range Harz. By now, you might have guessed that I am speaking of The Glen Els, which is produced at Hammerschmiede (more…)

Sujet – 3 Single Cask Whiskies By Whic (Review Flight)

Sujet by Whic (Macduff Fettercairn Tobermory Single Cask Malt Scotch Whisky Series Sherry Tasting Notes)

“Whisky is more than just a drink, it is liquid art”, says Whic’s exectutive director Arne Wesche. A statement we wholeheartedly agree with! To pay homage to the water of the life’s artisan quality, the Munich-based spirits mailorder has just released a new series of single cask bottlings (more…)