Bourbon Cask

Summer Wit Barrel Aged by ÜberQuell (Review)

Summer Wit Barrel Aged by Überquell (Bulleit Bourbon Craft Beer Hamburg St. Pauli Micro Brewery Tasting Notes)

Beer and whisk(e)y make a perfect match – not just side to side, but also bonded. As a big fan of barrel-aged brews, I was especially excited when I heard that my favorite micro brewery, ÜberQuell, had recently put a Belgian Wit beer into an ex-bourbon barrel (provided by Bulleit). (more…)

Caol Ila 14yo by Gordon & MacPhail (Review)

Caol Ila 14yo Connosoir's Choice by Gordon & MacPhail (Peated Single Malt Islay Scotch Whisky Cask)

As a marketer by profession, I am quite susceptible to good storytelling and well-conceived ad campaigns. Still, I am also always happy when a whisky manages to catch my attention without supplementary hoo-ha. This 14-year-old Caol Ila from Gordon & MacPhail’s (more…)

Glenturret 8yo by North Star (Review)

Glenturret 8yo by North Star Spirits (Single Malt Highlands Scotch Whisky Cask Strength Bourbon Tasting Notes)

Two times a year, Glasgow’s North Star Spirits releases a new selection of single cask whiskies. And two times a year, I order at least one bottle from their latest series. After obtaining a muscular grain by Port Dundas in round one and a fruity malt by Linkwood in round two (more…)

Glen Elgin 20yo “Tropical Fruit Banquet” by Wemyss (Review)

Glen Elgin 20yo by Wemyss Malts "Tropical Fruit Banquet" (Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Bourbon Cask)

Most of the time, composing tasting notes for a single cask bottling by Wemyss Malts is pretty easy. Cause thankfully the family-owned independent bottler has a habit of picking very telling names for its whiskies that usually do the character of the associated spirit great justice. (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…)

Box Whisky The 2nd Step Collection 02 (Review)

Box Whisky The 2nd Step Collection 02 (Swedish Peated Single Malt Whisky Dram Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

A few days ago I met Box Whisky’s Brand Ambassador Bo Eng at the BorderShop in Puttgarden, where this spring’s edition of Whisky & Festival took place. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you might remember our little article on our visit. (more…)

Tobermory 21 by Cadenhead’s (Review)

Tobermory 21yo by Cadenhead's (Small Batch Single Malt Scotch Whisky Bourbon Cask BarleyMania)

Buying a single cask whisky by Scotland’s oldest independent bottler Cadenhead’s at Hanse Spirit has become somewhat of a tradition for me. Last year, I purchased a stellar Dalmore 24yo with a rum finish from their booth. This year, I went home with this outstanding Tobermory(more…)