Scotland

Teaninich 12 Years Old by Old Particular (Review)

Teaninich 12yo Old Particular by Douglas Laing (Single Malt Cask Hightlands Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes Blog)

A couple of days ago, I spoke with a whisky buddy of mine, who named Teaninich as his favorite distillery. This was a first for me. Usually, people drop other names during such a conversation: The Macallan, Springbank, Bruichladdich or Tobermory, for example. (more…)

3x “Nymphs of Whisky” by Whic.de – Arran, Craigellachie & Secret Speyside (Review Flight)

Recently, Whic.de released Batch 2 of its “Nymphs of Whisky” series. It consists of four single cask releases from Scotland, namely a Glen Moray 11yo, an Arran 13yo, a Craigellachie 12yo and a Secret Speyside 14yo. The Glen Moray, I already introduced here on BarleyMania (more…)

Arran Whisky Masterclass with Mariella Romano (Tasting)

“Our founder was a visonary, a pioneer and a crazy man,” quips Arran’s global brand ambassador Mariella Romano. And indeed: Besides vision, passion, resolve and a “just do it”-kinda attitude, it also takes a certain amount of craziness to tackle a project like Arran Distillery. (more…)

“Oh, sweet Scotland” Whisky Tasting by The SMWS (Tasting)

Besides their quality, the illustrious single cask releases of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society are also known for their clever names and elaborate tasting notes. The latter often include references to British sweets that drammers from the mainland might not be familiar with. (more…)

2x Single Cask Scotch Whisky from Whic.de – Cameronbridge & Glen Moray (Review Flight)

2x Single Malt and Grain Whisky by Whic (Cameronbridge Lowlands Glen Moray Speyside Single Cask Scotch Tasting Notes Blog)

I am always happy when I get to try a new single cask bottling from Whic. Over the last couple of years, the Munich-based company released quite a lot of whiskies that left a big impression on me. Here’s another two: an 11-year-old single malt from Glen Moray distillery (more…)

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2019 & The Gauldrons Batch 05 (Review Flight)

Big Peat Christmas Edition 2019 & The Gauldrons Batch 05 (Blended Malt Islay Campbeltown Whisky Douglas Laint Tasting Notes Blog)

Merry Christmas, dear BarleyMania readers! I hope you all have a good pour put aside for tonight. As in the years before, I will enjoy a dram of Big Peat’s annual Christmas Edition on December 24. After all, the holiest of nights would feel incomplete without a visit from my favorite Ileach. (more…)

Benrinnes 16yo by Old Particular (Review)

Benrinnes 16yo by Douglas Laing's Old Particular (Single Cask Malt Scotch Whisky Sherry Notes)

Recently, Douglas Laing’s German importer Bremer Spirituosen Contor started the sublabel “Time for whisky adventures” within the Old Particular line of bottlings. The first releases sporting the new moniker and logo are three real sherry bombs: (more…)