4 Single Cask Whiskies by Claxton’s (Review Flight)

4 Single Cask Whisky Bottlings by Claxton's (Malt Scotch Independent Arran Auchroisk Miltonduff Glenturret)

Although I got these samples directly from Yorkshire-based whisky company Claxton’s, I have not indicated them as promotional items (as I usually do in such cases). That’s because I did not receive them in my function as editor for BarleyMania, but as a whisky fan “in private”: (more…)

Williamson 2005 by Spirit & Cask Range (Whisky)

I must confess that this single cask bottling from the Spirit & Cask Range did not sound too tempting to me at first. In this age span, you find quite a lot of bourbon-matured whiskies from Southern Islay; and usually they are a bit more friendly to your wallet. (more…)

Master Class 2018 at Helgoheiner’s (Event)

Master Class 2018 at Helgoheiner's (Single Malt Whisky Tasting Helgoland Cask Grain Event)

When you visit the island of Helgoland, you are lucky if your stay correlates with one of Helgoheiner’s weekly whisky tastings (which usually take place on a Thursday afternoon). And you are even more lucky if you not only get to attend a regular event, but a masterclass. (more…)

Jura Whisky Festival 2018 in Hamburg (Event)

Jura Whisky Festival 2018 in Hamburg (Single Malt Islands Scotch Borco Marken Import Event Tasting)

I have never been to the Isle of Jura in my life. Yet, I have already attended the distillery’s annual whisky festival no less than three times! Sounds highly improbable, I know. But thanks to Jura’s distributor Borco Marken Import it is actually possible. (more…)

4 Single Cask Whiskies from Loch Lomond (Review Flight)

4x Single Cask Whisky by Loch Lomond Distillery (Malt Scotch Peat Inchmoan Inchmurrin Highlands Dram BarleyMania)

When Donald MacLellan, International Sales Manager of Loch Lomond Distillery, held a free tasting in Hamburg last month, I had to give the event a pass. As the guided degustation already started in the early afternoon, I could not get away from work early enough to join the fun. (more…)

BarleyMania Bourbon Bash ’18: Win a Bottle of Bib & Tucker (Give-Away)

BarleyMania Bourbon Bash 2018 (Small Batch Tennessee Whisky Give-Away Win Raffle Bib & Tucker Bremer Spirituosen Contor)

Exactly one month from now, on June 14, whiskey folks across the pond celebrate National Bourbon Day. Of course, us drammers on the old continent are more than happy to chime in from afar and drink a glass of top-notch American whiskey on that day as well. (more…)