Asia & India

Mars Whisky from Japan: Open Tasting at Weinquelle Lühmann in Hamburg (Tasting)

Open Mars Whisky Distillery Tasting at Weinquelle in Hamburg (Single Malt Japan Blend Cask Tasting Kirsch Event)

Hats off to Kirsch Whisky! Their North-German tasting tour for Mars Whisky – a Japanese brand they distribute here in Germany – was a lot more than just another promo event. Following up on the Whisky Live exhibition in Paris, Kirsch’s very own Andre Haberecht hit the road (more…)

Paul John Christmas Edition 2018 (Review)

Paul John Christmas Edition 2018 (Indian Single Malt Whisky Oloroso Sherry Cask BarleyMania)

Every year, I buy a Christmas-themed bottle to enjoy during the festive season. This year, my choice fell on Paul John’s Christmas Edition 2018 – to my knowledge the first seasonal bottling from the Indian distillery. While the whisky itself does not bear an age statement (more…)

Beam Suntory Masterclass with Gordon Dundas (Event)

Beam Suntory Masterclass with Gordon Dundas (Chita Hibiki Auchentoshan Bowmore Laphroaig Glen Garioch Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting Event BarleyMania)

One of the best ways to improve your whisky knowledge is learning from those who know so much about the topic that you could easily call them a whisky encyclopedia on two legs. One such guy is Gordon Dundas, honorable Keeper of the Quaich (more…)

Amrut Herald – 3rd Batch (Review)

BarleyMania - Team (Single Malt Whisky India Helgoland Cask Strength Dram Review Tasting Notes)

Although I was born and raised in the very North of Germany, I have never been to Helgoland – Germany’s only island in the open sea – before last year. Yet, the long weekend I spent there in June of 2015 instantly turned the remote isle into one of my favorite places in the world. (more…)