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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…)

Spica 20yo and Vega 41yo by North Star Whisky (Review Flight)

Spica 20yo and Vega 41yo by North Star Spirit (Premium Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Sherry Cask Tasting Notes Review Blog)

Having started as an independent bottler of high-quality single malt whiskies (plus the occasional grain or bourbon thrown in between), North Star has recently also made a name for itself as a blender. Their first such bottling, Vega 23yo, took the whisky community by storm (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…)