Orkney

5 single cask Whiskies from North Star (Review Flight)

North Star Spirits - Series 003 (Single Malt Grain Scotch Whisky Islay Bruichladdich Orkney Glen Moray Benrinnes Cambus)

“The north star always guides me, when winter skies are gray”, Manowar proclaimed in the opening verse of the sing-a-long hymn “Carry On” from their 1987 masterpiece “Fighting The World”. And just like the band’s lead singer Eric Adams, I also hope that the North Star will forever (more…)

Rock Oyster Sherry Edition (Review)

Rock Oyster Sherry Edition by Remarkable Regional Malts (Douglas Laing Islands Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Review Tasting Notes)

When they created their Remarkable Regional Malts range, the people at Douglas Laing wanted to offer their customers high-quality blended malts that embody the unique characteristics of the different whisky regions in Scotland. Rock Oyster represents the maritime island whiskies (more…)

Highland Park reveals new bottle design of 10yo and 12yo (News)

Highland Park new Bottle Design (Orkney Single Malt Scotch Whisky Core Selection Viking Heritage News BarleyMania)

Today, Scotland’s most northern-based whisky distillery Highland Park revealed the new bottle design of its core selection. Paying homage to the viking heritage of the island of Orkney where Highland Park is located, the 12yo has been re-branded as Viking Honour (more…)

Ola Dubh 12 – Sherry Cask by Harviestoun Brewery (Review)

Ola Dubh 12 by Harviestoun Brewery (Barrel-aged Craft Beer Ale Whisky Sherry Cask Highland Park 12yo)

Today, I’d like to take a little detour from the established BarleyMania routine and present you with a beer review rather than a whisk(e)y post. However, I have not picked any ale for this endeavor, but one that fits the theme of this blog well.  (more…)