12yo

Irish Diamonds 2005 Small Batch No. 03 by Alambic Classique (Review)

Irish Diamonds 2005 Small Batch No. 03 by Alambic Classique Collection (Single Malt Whiskey Ireland Wine Cask Tasting Notes)

“Gummi Bears, bouncing here and there and everywhere…” This is not only the chorus of an 80s TV show I loved to watch when I was a child, but it is also the first thing that came to my mind when I opened my bottle of this beautiful Irish Whiskey (more…)

Port Dundas 12yo by North Star (Review)

Port Dundas 12yo by North Star (Glasgow Lowlands Single Grain Whisky Bourbon Cask Strength Tasting Notes)

When I visited the Ben Nevis whisky bar in Glasgow a few months back, the beautiful releases of young independent bottler North Star directly caught my eye. Shining in jazzy colors, the six bottlings from the company’s kick-off series 001 were almost impossible to miss (more…)

West Cork 12yo Sherry Cask (Review)

West Cork 12yo Sherry Cask (Irish Single Malt Whiskey Finish Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

I first stumbled across West Cork Distillers when I was looking for not-yet-discovered treasures in the world of whisk(e)y in some online shops. I ordered a bottle of their limited edition Cask Collection series with a rum finish. I really enjoyed it and so the bottle was emptied way too fast. (more…)

Ola Dubh 12 – Sherry Cask by Harviestoun Brewery (Review)

Ola Dubh 12 by Harviestoun Brewery (Barrel-aged Craft Beer Ale Whisky Sherry Cask Highland Park 12yo)

Today, I’d like to take a little detour from the established BarleyMania routine and present you with a beer review rather than a whisk(e)y post. However, I have not picked any ale for this endeavor, but one that fits the theme of this blog well.  (more…)