2x Single Malt Scotch Whisky from a Young Distillery: Nc’Nean Organic & Dalmunach 3yo (Review Flight)

2x Single Malt Scotch Whisky from a Young Distillery (Nc'Nean NcNean Organic Dalmunach Highlands Speyside Tasting Notes Blog BarleyMania)

Currently, whisky distilling is experiencing a golden dawn. In the last couple of years, many young production sites with fresh minds have opened up their gates and heated their stills. Many of them are now releasing their first whiskies. In the following, I will introduce two drams (more…)

Weinquelle Lühmann starts new single cask whisky range “Weinquelle’s Whisky Choice” (News)

Weinquelle Lühmann announces Caol Ila 10yo as first bottling in Weinquelle's Whisky Choice (Single Cask Malt Scotch Islay News)

In the Northern Germany and beyond, Weinquelle Lühmann has an strong reputation as a top-quality spirits retailer. So far, their business centered around the selling of wine, whisky and other spirits through their stores in Hamburg and Siek as well as their online shop. (more…)

2x “Amazing Whiskies” from Whic: Glenlivet 12yo & Inchgower 21yo (Review Flight)

Amazing Whiskies by Whic - Inchgower 21yo & Glenlivet 12yo (Single Malt Speyside Scotch Whisky Sherry Tasting Notes Blog BarleyMania)

The adventure continues … Part two and three of Whic’s colorful Amazing Whiskies series take us to a fabled region called Speyside. There, we first get to explore an outlying place called Inchgower Distillery. It might not be the most well-known and well-frequented spot in the area (more…)

A Drop Of The Irish 10yo Peated by Blackadder (Review)

A Drop Of The Irish 10yo Peated by Blackadder (Single Malt Whiskey Ireland Cask Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

Whiskey is best enjoyed in good company. So I immediately agreed when my friend Aaron, who runs the Drams United blog, asked me if I wanted to try this 10-year-old Irish whiskey from Blackadder with him. Sniffing, sipping and dissecting the spirit together was good fun. (more…)

BarleyMania Birthday Bash ’20: My 4th big Whisky Raffle (Give-Away)

Barleyversary '20 with Kirsch Import & Starward Whisky (Single Malt Australia Give-Away Prize Raffle BarleyMania)

October is one helluva month. On the one hand, it is home to my favorite holiday of the year: Halloween! On the other hand, it is also the month in which my blog BarleyMania celebrates its birthday. Traditionally, I do this by running a give-away. (more…)

Kilchoman 100% Islay – The 10th Edition (Review)

Kilchoman 100% Islay - The 10th Edition (Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky Farm Distillery Blog Tasting Notes)

As the name suggests, 100% Islay by Kilchoman is a bonafide Islay malt. All of its ingredients come from the fabled whisky island off the western shore of Scotland. And all stages of the production were carried out right there on Islay, too. “From barley to bottle” (more…)

2x Scotch Whisky by DeinWhisky.de – Arran & The GlenAllachie (Review Flight)

2x Single Cask Exclusive by DeinWhisky.d (Arran The GlenAllachie Malt Scotch Whisky BarleyMania)

Recently, I was lucky to taste the latest two exclusives from German online shop DeinWhisky.de. Both are Scotch whiskies. Both are single casks. Both are ten years old. Both were distilled in 2009 and bottled in 2020. Both spent their full maturation time amidst sherry-treated wood. (more…)

Online Tasting “Ledaig Cuvee Series” by Signatory Vintage & Kirsch Whisky (Tasting)

Ledaig Cuvee Tasting with Kirsch Whisky & Whisky-Helden (Online Single Malt Scotch Dram Event Signatory Tobermory)

Originally, the term “cuvee” has been coined by the wine industry. It refers to a technique similar to blending or vatting: wines made from different grapes are being mingled to create a new product with a special flavor profile or balance. (more…)