Single Malt

BarleyMania Birthday Bash ’17: Our 1st Big Whisky Give-Away

BarleyMania Birthday Bash '17 (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Blended Douglas Laing Bruichladdich Mackmyra Wolfburn Akashi Contest Giveaway Win Prize)

One year, wow! If we were a whisky rather than a blog, we would still be considered a spirit drink. But hey… even that 54-year-old Bowmore they have on display in the distillery’s beautiful tasting bar has not always been of biblical age. (more…)

Glenfiddich Project XX (Review)

Glenfiddich Project XX (Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Experimental Series Tasting Notes)

Not long ago, Speyside giants Glenfiddich revealed part three of their Experimental Series called Winter Storm. While I have not yet had the pleasure of trying this 21-year-old Scotch whisky finished in Canadian ice wine casks, I am lucky to call a bottle of its predecessor my own. (more…)

“All Things Peaty” SMWS Tasting by Hansemalt (Event)

SMWS "All Things Peaty" Tasting (Hansemalt Scotch Malt Whisky Society Ardbeg Bunnahabhain Ardmore Bowmore Highland Park)

For several months, I was struggling with myself wether I should become a member of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society or not. Throughout this time I tried several bottlings of theirs and not once was I disappointed. In addition, my wife also enjoyed almost every SMWS dram (more…)

Whisky Tasting at Helgoheiner’s – September 2017 (Event)

Scotch Whisky Tasting at Helgoheiner's on Helgoland (Pfanner Adelphi The Wolfburn The Maltman Grainman Kilchoman Single Malt Grain Event)

Whenever you travel to Helgoland, you should definitely try to be there on a late Thursday afternoon as this is the time of Helgoheiner’s weekly whisky tasting. I already attended several of these gatherings and really enjoy the fact that they always offer six very nice drams (more…)

Ardbeg: “How An Oa is a whole new type of Ardbeg” (Interview)

Ardbeg An Oa Interview with Brandan McCarron (Islay Single Malt Peated Scotch Whisky Talk)

While Ardbeg’s new permanent expression An Oa has already been available for purchase in the UK for a few weeks, it officially launched in the rest of Europe today. We took the opportunity to reach out to the distillery’s Head of Maturing Whisky Stocks, Brendan McCarron (more…)

Langatun Swiss Whisky Tasting hosted by Hansemalt (Event)

Langatun Swiss Whisky Tating at Hansemalt (Single Malt Cask Strength Switzerland Old Bear Deer)

“The wine cask is for us what the ex-bourbon cask is for others”, said Langatun’s co-owner and Head of Sales Christoph Nyfeler early on in his Swiss whisky tasting at the premises of Hansemalt in Hamburg – a statement that surely made the two handful of whisky enthusiasts (more…)

6 incredible XOP Whiskies by Douglas Laing, pt.2 (Review Flight)

Xtra Old Particular by Douglas Laing (Single Malt Grain Scotch Whisky North British Littlemill Macallan Cask)

Following up on last week’s blog post centering on a 55 years old grain whisky by North British, a 25 years old Lowlands jewel by Littlemill and a 40 years old Speyside masterpiece by Macallan, I am happy to review the remaining three expressions of the latest batch of XOP bottlings (more…)