Sherry Cask(s)

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…)

High Coast 8yo “The Nordic Casks” by Berry Bros & Rudd (Review)

Header image of High Coast Vintag 2013 "The Nordic Casks" by Berry Bros & Rudd

Last year, tradition-rich British indie bottler Berry Bros. & Rudd released a special set of whiskies drawn from single casks. Called “The Nordic Casks”, the exclusive selection included top-class bottlings from Fary Lochan (Denmark), Kyrö (Finland), Myken (Norway) (more…)

Thy Whisky No. 15 – Fjordboen (Review)

Header image of Thy Distillery No. 15 Fjordboen from Denmark (BarleyMania)

If you read my blog regularly, you will know that I have developed quite a fondness of Danish whisky in the last few years. Consequently, I am always eager to check out new whiskies from this country. My latest discovery of such nature is Thy Whisky, which is made at a family-owned (more…)

2x “Secret Speyside” Single Cask Bottling by DeinWhisky.de & Sansibar Whisky (Review Flight)

Secret Speyside 26yo & 28yo by DeinWhisky.de (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Sanisbar Exclusive BarleyMania)

Merry Christmas, everyone! For this special occasion, I have chosen a whisky duo that is not Christmas-themed per se, but perfectly suited for the occasion nonetheless. I am speaking of two Secret Speyside single cask releases by Sansibar Whisky, which are exclusively (more…)

4x Whisky from DeinWhisky.de – Longmorn, Tomatin, Cameronbridge & Glenglassaugh (Review Flight)



Here we go with four recent additions to DeinWhisky.de‘s ever-growing selection of exclusives. In detail, we are talking about the following drams: A creamy and fruity Longmorn 24 Years Old with a wonderful balance (drawn from a refill hogshead). (more…)

Bain’s 21yo Double Cask: “A uniquely sherried grain that would surprise many a malthead” (Interview)

With their multi-award-winning Bain’s brand, the folks at James Sedgwick Distillery in South Africa have a different approach to making grain whisky than most other production sites in the world. Elsewhere, this particular spirit is traditionally created as a supplement for blending. (more…)

Cley 4 Years Old with Oloroso Finish by The Barrel Baron (Review)

Cley Distillery 4yo Oloroso Cask Finish by The Barrel Baron (Single Malt Dutch Whisky Blog TastingNotes BarleyMania)

The first-ever independent bottling from tiny Dutch craft distillery Cley is absolutely brilliant. The company responsible for it, The Barrel Baron, picked a top-notch cask and presented it in a very classy way! (more…)

Fary Lochan 7yo Oloroso by The Liquid Madness (Review)

Fary Lochan 7yo Oloroso by The Liquid Madness (Danish Single Malt Whisky Sherry Cask Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

The driving forces behind the new indie bottler The Liquid Madness are two well-known whisky mavens from Germany, namely Tilo “The Caskhound” Schnabel and Sebastian “The Spirits Alchemist” Büssing. The two self-proclaimed “spirit adventurers” have joint forces (more…)

Glasgow Distillery 5yo Sherry Cask Finish by North Star (Review)

Glasgow Distillery 5yo Oloroso Sherry Finish by North Star Spirits (Single Malt Scotch Malt Whisky Lowlands Tasting Notes Blog)

Earlier this year, Glaswegian indie bottler North Star celebrated its fifth anniversary. So, before I continue, here is a little insert: “Happy Birthday, Iain and team! Keep up the stellar work!” And now, on with the text … For my latest review here at BarleyMania, I have spent some quality time (more…)

The Macallan 12yo “24.148 – Effortlessly bold” by The SMWS (Review)

The Macallan 12yo by The SMWS "Effortlessly bold" (Single Malt Sherry Cask Speyside Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

In recent months, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society released a couple of bottles with the identifier 24 on the label. All of ’em got sold out within minutes, if not seconds. The reason for this: In the bottle code system of The SMWS, the number 24 stands for The Macallan (more…)