4-10 Years

Bunnahabhain Moine 6yo by Wiljalba (Review)

Bunnahabhain Moine 6yo bottled by Signatory for Wiljalba (Single Malt Islay Scotch Whisky Heavily Peated)

My pal David from Berlin not only co-runs the Whisky & Vinyl blog, but also writes and records music under his alias Wiljalba. For the release of his latest album “Lost Valley” he came up with something special: he paired his CD and LP with a limited edition whisky (more…)

Balmenach “48.98 – Bubblegum church candle” by SMWS (Review)

Balmenach 9yo Bubblegum Church Candle by The SMWS (Single Malt Speyside Scotch Society Tasting Notes)

My girlfriend and I bought this Balmenach 9yo at The Vaults, the spiritual home of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, on the first day of our latest trip to Scotland. To be honest, we predominantly picked it because it was one of the cheapest whiskies they had on sale. (more…)

Promixo introduces The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey (News)

The Sexton Irish Single Malt Whiskey (US Launch Promixo Oloroso Sherry Release Dram Drink)

Earlier this week, premium spirits producer PROXIMO (best known as the owner of brands such as Bushmills whiskey or The Kraken rum) launched a new Irish whiskey expression called The Sexton in the US. Described as “an unexpected modern-day Irish whiskey for the everyman” (more…)

Ledaig “42.40 – Herb smoked treacle” by SMWS (Review)

Ledaig "Smoked Herb Treacle" by SMWS (Single Cask Strength Islands Mull Tasting Notes)

Lately, I have been listening to British indie pop band Art Brut’s great album “It’s a bit complicated” a lot. Art Brut have always been one of my favourite bands and I even named my cat after their lead singer Eddie Argos. My favourite track on this album is called “Direct Hit”. (more…)

Arran 5yo by A.D. Rattray (Review)

Arran 5yo by A.D. Rattray (Single Malt Islands Scotch Whisky Bourbon Cask Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

Some people might say that five years of maturation are not enough to let a whisky develop depth and character. Yet, if you are in the mood for a young and wild whisky, a spirit that did not spend too many years in the cask might be exactly what you have been looking for. (more…)

Blaue Maus Single Cask Malt Whisky (Review)

Blaue Maus Single Cask Malt Whisky (Fleischmann German Whiskey Bourbon Dram Drinking Review Bottle BarleyMania)

Unlike the world’s biggest whisky nations, such as Scotland, Ireland or the US, Germany does not have a century-long tradition in distilling the water of life. The Destillerie Blaue Maus, which means “blue mouse  distillery”, is our country’s longest-running whisky manufacturing site. (more…)