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Carlos I Brandy 130 Aniversario (Review)

Carlos I 130 Aniversario (Brandy de Jerez Sherry Cask Premium Luxury Tasting Notes BarleyMania Grupo Osborne)

In mid-March, I took part in a fantastic Carlos I online tasting run by my good friend Michael Lutz. I enjoyed the event so much that I decided to buy a new bottle of Carlos I afterwards. At first I aimed for the PX or the Amontillado. But then I thought to myself: Why not up the ante (more…)

Heaven’s Door Double Barrel American Whiskey (Review)

Heaven's Door Double Barrel American Whiskey (Bob Dylan Dram Blog Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

Usually, I am not too intrigued by celebrity-owned or -endorsed brands. For example, I always liked Becks as a player. But I have not yet bought a bottle of that grain whisky, whose – admittedly good looking – face he is. With Heaven’s Door Whiskey it is slightly different. (more…)

Glasgow 1770 Whisky “Peated – Release No.1” (Review)

Glasgow 1770 Whisky Peated Release No. 1 (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Lowlands Tasting Notes Blog BarleyMania)

One thing I love about whisky is the fact that it is so much more than just a rich, versatile and well-tasting drink. It is also a carrier of lore, a bringer of joy, a patron of togetherness and an ignitor of the imagination. Often, it only takes one sniff and one sip to unlock the most amazing thoughts (more…)

Kilchoman 100% Islay – The 10th Edition (Review)

Kilchoman 100% Islay - The 10th Edition (Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky Farm Distillery Blog Tasting Notes)

As the name suggests, 100% Islay by Kilchoman is a bonafide Islay malt. All of its ingredients come from the fabled whisky island off the western shore of Scotland. And all stages of the production were carried out right there on Islay, too. “From barley to bottle” (more…)

Stork Club Straight Rye Whiskey (Review)

Stork Club Straight Rye Whiskey (Berlin Spreewood Distillers Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

A couple of weeks ago, I got to visit Stork Club Distillery near Berlin. At the end of the private tour, co-founder Steffen gave me a bottle of their signature product – Stork Club Straight Rye. In its current form, the Straight Rye is still being made from stock that Steffen and his partners (more…)

Starward Two Fold Double Grain Australian Whisky (Review)

Starward Two-Fold Double Grain Australian Whisky (Wheat Malt Blend Red Wine Cask Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

“Born and bred in Melbourne” – Aussie distillers Starward are proud of where they come from. And thus they have made their home turf an integral part of their spirit’s DNA: They purchase all ingredients from local sources. They preferably fill their new make into Australian red wine (more…)

Strathearn Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Batch 001 (Review)

Strathearn Batch 001 by Douglas Laing (Single Malt Highlands Scotch Whisky Sherry Blog Tasting Notes)

The minute Strathearn Distillery started out on their own in 2013 and got acquired by Douglas Laing in 2019. Shortly after, they launched their first official release, simply titled Batch 001. To be honest, I had overlooked it at first. But then I won a 20 per cent voucher (more…)