Scandinavia

“Whisky from Iceland” Tasting with Floki & Kirsch Import (Tasting)

Floki Whisky by Eimverk Distillery on Iceland (Single Malt Whisky Tasting Kirsch Import Blog BarleyMania)

Only quite recently, the fine people of Iceland have begun to master the craft of whisky making. The country’s first (and to this day solitary) distillery Eimverk was planned in 2009, built in 2013 and taken into service in 2014. The whisky produced there is called Floki. It is made by hand (more…)

“Danish Whisky” Tasting with Fary Lochan & Prineus GmbH (Tasting)

Fary Lochan Distillery Danish Whisky Tasting (Single Malt Denmark Prineus Online Virtual Event)

Started in 2009, Fary Lochan is Denmark’s first distillery that was custom-built from scratch for whisky making. In the conception and realization of the place, its late founder and visionary Jens-Erik Jørgensen left nothing to chance. His attention to detail and his passion for the water of life (more…)

Lervig Paragon 2019 Vintage – Barrel Aged Barley Wine Ale (Review)

Lervig Paragon 2019 Vintage (Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine Craft Beer Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

Norwegian craft brewers Lervig are total champions of barrel aging – and their Paragon barley wine ales are often praised as the pinnacles of their work! The 2019 Vintage is the latest expression in the much-lauded series. To create this very rich, strong, sweet and creamy beer, Lervig (more…)

Virtual Warehouse Tasting with Fary Lochan Distillery (Tasting)

VIrtual Warehouse Tasting with Fary Lochan Distillery from Denmark (Danish Single Malt Whisky Event)

Friday’s Virtual Warehouse Tasting by Jutland’s finest, Fary Lochan, was a different kind of experience for me: Since the event was moderated in Danish, I did not understand a word. Yet, I still had one helluva time! How’s that? Well, for starters our hosts lead us through the digital (more…)

Stauning Whisky “New Bottle Design” Launch Event in Hamburg (Event)

Stauning Whisky New Bottle Design Launch Event in Hamburg (Bar Le Lion Kirsch Whisky Cocktails Denmark Tasting)

When nine Danish friends decided to found their country’s first whisky distillery in 2005, they gave it their everything. Besides their savings, they also put their blood, sweat, tears and time into the project. And – most importantly – their heart. Luckily for them and us, the effort paid off. (more…)

Mackmyra Jaktlycka Launch Event at Christiansen’s (Tasting)

Mackmyra Jaktlycka Launch Tasting at Christiansen's in Hamburg (Sweden Single Malt Whisky Event BarleyMania)

Today, long-running Swedish whisky makers Mackmyra have launched their annual limited edition for the winter season of 2020. This year’s bottling is called Jaktlycka, which means “Good hunting!” in the native tongue of those who crafted the spirit. Jaktlycka is finished in … (more…)

2x Single Malt Whisky from Myken and Whic (Review Flight)

Single Malt Scotch Scandinavian Whisky by Myken and Bunnahabhain (Whic Peat Islay Norway Blog Tasting Notes)

Most of the time when I review samples, I try to group them together thematically. For example, I have done review flights for whiskies that all came from the same company, the same product line or the same country. In this case, however, there is not really a common thread. (more…)

3x Danish Single Malt Whisky by Fary Lochan, Mosgaard & Stauning (Review Flight)

3x Single Malt Danish Whisky by Fary Lochan, Moosgard & Stauning (Denmark Organic Sherry Dram Tasting Notes Blog)

In the last few years, Denmark has emerged to become one of my favorite whisky countries. I just love the attitude, the approach and, of course, the products of our neighbouring distillers in the north. Three Danish production sites I enjoy a lot are Fary Lochan, Mosgaard and Stauning. (more…)

1x Single Malt Whisky and 1x Gin by Myken Distillery (Review Flight)

Whisky and Gin by Myken Distillery from Norway (Peated Sherry Single Malt Arctic Spirit Scandinavia Tasting Notes)

Located at 66°45’39N and 12°28’39E, Myken Destilleri is currently the northernmost whisky production site in the world. Luckily, I do not have to travel past the northern polar cycle to try their well-crafted products. Here in Germany, Myken Destilleri is represented and distributed (more…)

Holy Sh!t Shopping ’19 with Kyrö, Stork & Dolleruper Whisky (Event)

Holy Shit Shopping 2019 in Hamburg (Kyrö Distillery Stork Dolleruper Destille Rye Whisky Fair Event)

On the Third Sunday in Advent, my girlfriend Dini and I attended the Hamburg edition of Holy Shit Shopping to look for Christmas gifts. The event promotion promised a three-figure amount of exhibitors from all disciplines of the creative domain: (more…)