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Black Cask Blend by Beara Distillery (Review)

Header image of Black Cask Blend by Beara Distillery in Ireland (via BarleyMania Whisky Blog)

I had my first touchpoint with Beara Distillery a couple of weeks ago at Just Whisky Hamburg. There, I met the founder of the small production site, John Power, at the booth of Irish Whiskeys. While I sipped a generous dram of Black Cask Blend, he told me more about it: (more…)

3x Single Cask Whisky Bottling by Flickenschild: Tomatin, Mortlach & Ardmore (Whisky Flight)

Header image of 3x Single Cask Scotch Whisky from Flickenschild (Tomatin, Mortlach, Ardmore)

Last month, I received a wee parcel from Flickenshild whisky shop in Itzehoe, Northern Germany. The content: Three samples of their most recent exclusives, realized in collaboration with renowned indie bottlers Wu Dram Clan and Hunter Laing as well as fellow spirits dealers (more…)

Floki Distiller’s Choice 2016/2022 – Icelandic Single Cask Whisky (Review)

Header image of Floki Distiller's Choice Icelanding Single Malt Whisky drawn from an Oloroso Sherry cask

Iceland-based Eimverk Distillery is best known in the dramming community as the maker of Floki. Over the last couple of years, the brand has made quite a name for itself, also internationally. Still, annual production at Eimverk remains so small that all of its releases so far (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…)

Cley 4 Years Old “Secret Islay Batch No.1” (Review)

Header image of Cley Dutch Single Malt Whisky 4yo "Secret Islay Batch No.1"

Over the last couple of years, the mastermind behind the minute Cley Distillery in Rotterdam, Paul den Dulk, has amassed a nice selection of casks several of which were previously used by highly renowned production sites across the world. (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…)

Indri Trini – Indian Single Malt Whisky Virtual Launch Event (Tasting)

Indri Trini Indian Single Malt Whisky Virtual Launch Event by Prineus

This might be the first time you will hear of Indri Single Malt Whisky from India; but it will certainly not be the last! There is a good reason why many drammers over here will most likely not have stumbled upon this brand before: For the past ten years, the Indri Distillery at the (more…)

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2022 – Warehouse 1 (Review)

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2022 at BarleyMania Whisky & Whiskey Blog

To celebrate friendship and togetherness within its global community, peaty giant Laphroaig releases a new Cairdeas bottling every year. The limited edition whiskies always go up for purchase on “Laphroaig Day”, i.e. the day of the annual Feis Ile festival (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…)