Interview

Carlos I Brandy: “Matured in the best of the best sherry casks” (Interview)

Carlos I Brandy de Jerez (Osborne Sherry Weinbrand Herr Lutz Brand Ambassador Interview)

In the week before Christmas, I met my pal Michael “Jerry” Lutz, whom some of you might know under his alias Herr Lutz, for a chat over a couple of drams. A few weeks before, he had taken a new job at Grupo Osborne. During our conversation, he told me that he will (more…)

Rock Island: “Painting a marvelously maritime picture of the whisky islands” (Interview)

Rock Island by Douglas Laing and Remarkable Malts (Blended Malt Maritime Scotch Whisky Interview)

Last week, I introduced a trio of Rock Island expressions (namely Regular, 10yo and 21yo) here on my blog. Today, I am happy to dive even deeper in the matter and share with you some first-hand information on the latest developments from the Rock Island camp. (more…)

Emily Chappell: “Creating the iconic labels of That Boutique-y Whisky Company” (Interview)

Emily Chappell (That Boutique-y Whisky Company Single Cask Malt Scotch Whisky Label Illustration Comic Graphic Novel BarleyMania)

Whenever I stumble upon the exquisite bottlings of That Boutique-y Whisky Company, I cannot take my eyes off them. Not only do they contain excellent drams, but also do they sport one-of-a-kind designs. The comic-styled labels that grace these precious single cask whiskies (more…)

Finlaggan: “How Islay’s mystery malt rose to fame. And what’s up next” (Interview)

Finlaggan Interview (Islay NAS Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky Dram BarleyMania Talk)

Offering high-quality Islay malts at very friendly price points, it is little surprising that Finlaggan is a brand held in high esteem by whisky lovers across the globe. The veil of mystery that surrounds these drams further adds to the fascination that emanates from them. (more…)