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Liber 15 Years Old “El Diablito Sulfuroso” (Review)

Header image of Liber 15yo "El Diablito Sulfuroso by The Caskhound (Spanish Single Malt Whisky PX Sheery Cask)

Finally … it’s Halloween! On the scariest, spookiest, and most spine-tingling night of the year, I take you down to the fiery pits of hell! Guarded by demons and enshrouded in the reek of brimstone, there waits for us a whisky whose torrid character and fiery temper (more…)

Fary Lochan 5yo “Nettle-smoked” by Whisky Druid (Review)

of Fary Lochan 5yo by Whisky Druid

Recently, petite Danish distillery Fary Lochan has spawned an increasing number of indie releases. The latest offering of such nature is this 5-year-old single cask bottling via Germany’s Whisky Druid. As a die-hard Fary Lochan fan, I did not think twice about getting it; (more…)

Williamson 6yo Islay Blended Malt Whisky by Dram Mor (Review)

Header image of Williamson 7yo Blended Malt Islay Scotch Whisky by Dram Mor

A cask is ready when it’s ready. Sometimes, it takes several decades for the spirit inside to reach its peak. And sometimes, it only takes a few years. In the end, I don’t think that I could ever overstress the much-quoted statement that “age is just a number”. (more…)

3x Single Cask Whisky by Whic: Edradour 10yo, Mortlach 14yo & Strathmill 15yo (Review Flight)

3x Single Malt Scotch Whisky by Whic.de (Edradour, Mortlach & Strathmill)

In regard to the provided benefit, this blog post rather serves an archiving purpose than a recommendatory one. That is because all of the three single cask releases reviewed here – Edradour 10 Years Old, Mortlach 14 Years Old, and Strathmill 15 Years Old – sold out within hours (more…)

FABLE Whisky: “Bringing Scotland’s stories to life via her national drink” (Interview)

FABLE Whisky from Glasgow: Story-driven Indy Bottler ("The Ghost Piper of Clanyard Bay")

In my recent review for FABLE‘s Dailuaine 12 Years Old I claimed that “both [FABLE‘s] visuals and storytelling [were] pretty much unparalleled in the whisky world.“ That statement gets even more weight, I think, when you know that I have mad appreciation for captivating narratives (more…)

Dailuaine 11yo “Chapter Three: Moon” by FABLEWhisky (Review)

Header image of Dailuaine 11yo by Fable Whisky from Scotland (BarleyMania)

For as long as I can remember, I have felt attracted to the dark, the grotesque, and the obscure. No matter in what form it appears e.g., a gothic novel, a fright flick, or a horror-themed heavy metal album I always find the supernatural highly intriguing. (more…)

Auchentoshan 18yo “5.76 – Guyana comes to Glasgow” by The SMWS (Review)

Header image of Auchentoshan 18yo Single Malt Scotch Whisky by The SMWS

I love this rum cask-finished Auchentoshan’s nickname “Guyana comes to Glasgow”. Still, I would much more like to introduce a whisky called “Peace comes to Kyiv” on my blog these days. Let’s all hope that there will soon be cause for a bottling with such a name; (more…)

2x Whisky by Whic: Bunnahabhain 12yo & Secret Highlands 13yo (Review Flight)

2x Single Cask Scotch Whisky by Which (Islay Highlands Independent Bottler Whisky Tasting Notes Blog)

Every now and then, the fine folks at Whic.de send me a whisky sample. Usually, I try to make sure that the received drams don’t stay with me too long before I try them. Nevertheless, I end up being late most of the time. It is not my fault though. After all, the vast majority (more…)

North of Scotland 50yo by Sansibar Whisky for DeinWhisky.de (Review)

North of Scotland 50yo by DeinWhisky.de & Sansibar (Single Cask Grain Scotch Whisky Blog Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

Now and again, I invest in whisky. When I do so, however, I don’t aim for a quick buck or a huge margin. Rather, I go for a special experience and a rich moment. One example of such an investment is my recent purchase of DeinWhisky.de’s fifth anniversary bottling: a 50-year-old grain (more…)

2x “Secret Speyside” Single Cask Bottling by DeinWhisky.de & Sansibar Whisky (Review Flight)

Secret Speyside 26yo & 28yo by DeinWhisky.de (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Sanisbar Exclusive BarleyMania)

Merry Christmas, everyone! For this special occasion, I have chosen a whisky duo that is not Christmas-themed per se, but perfectly suited for the occasion nonetheless. I am speaking of two Secret Speyside single cask releases by Sansibar Whisky, which are exclusively (more…)