Arran

4 Whiskies by Claxton’s: Arran, Miltonduff & more (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…)

Rock Oyster Sherry Edition (Review)

Rock Oyster Sherry Edition by Remarkable Regional Malts (Douglas Laing Islands Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Review Tasting Notes)

When they created their Remarkable Regional Malts range, the people at Douglas Laing wanted to offer their customers high-quality blended malts that embody the unique characteristics of the different whisky regions in Scotland. Rock Oyster represents the maritime island whiskies (more…)

Whisky Tasting at Helgoheiner’s – June 2017 (Event)

Whisky Tasting at Helgoheiner's (Single Malt Scotch Whiskey Bourbon Tasting Event Helgoland)

Amiably referred to as Helgoheiner by drammers from all over Germany and beyond, Heiner’s Duty-Free-Shop is one of the most well-regarded whisky institutions on Helgoland, Germany’s only island in the open sea. Specializing in single cask bottlings (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…)

Whisky Experience – Independent Bottlers and Single Casks Tasting (Event)

Whisky Experience - Independent Bottlers and Single Casks - Tasting (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Event Drams BarleyMania)

So, here we go again with another great tasting with Norbert from Whisky Experience in Hamburg. Just one week ago, Tobi wrote a review about the Irish Whiskey tasting we attended together. This week, my wife and I booked a tasting called “Independent Bottlers and Single Casks”. (more…)

Douglas Laing’s Best Casks 2017 – Tasting (Event)

Douglas Laing's Best Casks 2017 Tasting by Bremer Spirituosencontor (Single Malt Scot Whisky Cask Event Grain Blend Hanse Spirit)

Scheduled for one hour and hosted by Thomas Kretschmer from Douglas Laing’s German importer Bremer Spirituosen Contor, the “Douglas Laing’s Best Casks 2017” masterclass at Hanse Spirit introduced us to five precious drams  (more…)