Blend

Big Peat 26yo – The Platinum Edition (Review)

Big Peat 26yo Platinum, by Douglas Laing & Remarkable Malts (Single Malt Islay Scotch Whisky Ardbeg Bowmore Port Ellen)

What is the difference between American rock’n’roll legends KISS and Islay-born geezer Big Peat? There is more smoke in a bottle of the latter than there is in an entire stage show of the former. Also, the band went platinum on account of their record sales (more…)

The Epicurean – Glasgow Edition by Douglas Laing (Review)

The Epicurean - Glasgow Edition by Douglas Laing (Remarkable Malts Lowlands Blended Malt Whisky Cask Strength Tasting Notes)

When I read on the internet that Douglas Laing was about to release a limited edition of their Lowlands blended malt The Epicurean, a huge smile formed on my face. As a dedicated  fan of this moustached muchacho, I could not wait to find out what this special bottling (more…)

Syndicate 58/6 & Aberlour 21yo “Architecture of Taste” (Rev. Flight)

Syndicate 58/6 by Douglas Laing & Aberlour 21yo by Whic (Single Cask Blended Malt Whisy Bourbon Sherry Oloroso Tasting Notes)

Usually, I either buy the whiskies I introduce on BarleyMania myself or borrow them from friends. But every now and then, I also receive a sample from a distillery or from an independent bottler. Although I understand that some of you might question the impartiality (more…)

“Whisky Blending Seminar” by The Whisky Jack (Event)

Tasting & Blending Seminar by The Whisky Jack (Malt Grain Scotch Vatting Event BarleyMania)

In a way, whisky blending is like alchemy. Cause just like the proto-scientists of yore, whisky blenders also create an elixir of life (“aqua vitae”), turn differing raw materials into gold (albeit in liquid form) and produce a universal solvent (if the blend is good, one sip is all it takes (more…)

Big Peat 25yo – The Gold Edition (Review)

Big Peat 25 Years Old - The Gold Edition by Douglas Laing (Remarkable Malts Islay Blended Whisky BarleyMania)

Although he was the first Remarkable Malt to hit the market back in 2009, it took Big Peat quite a while until he received a special bottling with an age statement. However, after his friends Scallywag, Timorous Beastie and Rock Oyster had all spawned limited editions (more…)