Scotland

“Ambassador’s Choice” Single Cask Whisky Tasting by Loch Lomond (Tasting)

When I hear the name Loch Lomond Distillery, I immediately think of two things: variety and quality. Thanks to its complex hardware set-up and multi-faceted approach to whisky making, the large-sized Highlands unit is capable of producing an extremely wide range of styles all under one roof. (more…)

FABLE Blended Malt Scotch Whisky – Batch Two (Review)

Full shot of FABLE Blended Malt Scotch Whisky - Batch Two

Following up on my recent review of Batch One of FABLE Whisky’s delicate Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, I have now also written tasting notes for Batch Two. It constitutes a great addition to the range – especially due to the fact that it has a totally different character than Batch One. (more…)

FABLE Whisky: “Bringing Scotland’s stories to life via her national drink” (Interview)

FABLE Whisky from Glasgow: Story-driven Indy Bottler ("The Ghost Piper of Clanyard Bay")

In my recent review for FABLE‘s Dailuaine 12 Years Old I claimed that “both [FABLE‘s] visuals and storytelling [were] pretty much unparalleled in the whisky world.“ That statement gets even more weight, I think, when you know that I have mad appreciation for captivating narratives (more…)

Dailuaine 11yo “Chapter Three: Moon” by FABLEWhisky (Review)

Header image of Dailuaine 11yo by Fable Whisky from Scotland (BarleyMania)

For as long as I can remember, I have felt attracted to the dark, the grotesque, and the obscure. No matter in what form it appears e.g., a gothic novel, a fright flick, or a horror-themed heavy metal album I always find the supernatural highly intriguing. (more…)

Auchentoshan 18yo “5.76 – Guyana comes to Glasgow” by The SMWS (Review)

Header image of Auchentoshan 18yo Single Malt Scotch Whisky by The SMWS

I love this rum cask-finished Auchentoshan’s nickname “Guyana comes to Glasgow”. Still, I would much more like to introduce a whisky called “Peace comes to Kyiv” on my blog these days. Let’s all hope that there will soon be cause for a bottling with such a name; (more…)

2x Whisky by Whic: Bunnahabhain 12yo & Secret Highlands 13yo (Review Flight)

2x Single Cask Scotch Whisky by Which (Islay Highlands Independent Bottler Whisky Tasting Notes Blog)

Every now and then, the fine folks at Whic.de send me a whisky sample. Usually, I try to make sure that the received drams don’t stay with me too long before I try them. Nevertheless, I end up being late most of the time. It is not my fault though. After all, the vast majority (more…)

North of Scotland 50yo by Sansibar Whisky for DeinWhisky.de (Review)

North of Scotland 50yo by DeinWhisky.de & Sansibar (Single Cask Grain Scotch Whisky Blog Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

Now and again, I invest in whisky. When I do so, however, I don’t aim for a quick buck or a huge margin. Rather, I go for a special experience and a rich moment. One example of such an investment is my recent purchase of DeinWhisky.de’s fifth anniversary bottling: a 50-year-old grain (more…)

Loch Lomond 12yo from a Pineau des Charentes Hogshead (Review)

Loch Lomond 12yo Pineau des Charentes (Single Cask Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes Blog BarleyMania)

When Loch Lomond Distillery’s local importer Wein Wolf released this single cask bottling on the German market in late 2021, I learned two things from it: First, I discovered that Pineau des Charentes casks can be really well-suited for whisky maturation. (more…)