Single Malt

2x “Amazing Whiskies” from Whic: Glenlivet 12yo & Inchgower 21yo (Review Flight)

Amazing Whiskies by Whic - Inchgower 21yo & Glenlivet 12yo (Single Malt Speyside Scotch Whisky Sherry Tasting Notes Blog BarleyMania)

The adventure continues … Part two and three of Whic’s colorful Amazing Whiskies series take us to a fabled region called Speyside. There, we first get to explore an outlying place called Inchgower Distillery. It might not be the most well-known and well-frequented spot in the area (more…)

BarleyMania Birthday Bash ’20: My 4th big Whisky Raffle (Give-Away)

Barleyversary '20 with Kirsch Import & Starward Whisky (Single Malt Australia Give-Away Prize Raffle BarleyMania)

October is one helluva month. On the one hand, it is home to my favorite holiday of the year: Halloween! On the other hand, it is also the month in which my blog BarleyMania celebrates its birthday. Traditionally, I do this by running a give-away. (more…)

Kilchoman 100% Islay – The 10th Edition (Review)

Kilchoman 100% Islay - The 10th Edition (Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky Farm Distillery Blog Tasting Notes)

As the name suggests, 100% Islay by Kilchoman is a bonafide Islay malt. All of its ingredients come from the fabled whisky island off the western shore of Scotland. And all stages of the production were carried out right there on Islay, too. “From barley to bottle” (more…)

2x Scotch Whisky by DeinWhisky.de – Arran & The GlenAllachie (Review Flight)

2x Single Cask Exclusive by DeinWhisky.d (Arran The GlenAllachie Malt Scotch Whisky BarleyMania)

Recently, I was lucky to taste the latest two exclusives from German online shop DeinWhisky.de. Both are Scotch whiskies. Both are single casks. Both are ten years old. Both were distilled in 2009 and bottled in 2020. Both spent their full maturation time amidst sherry-treated wood. (more…)

Online Tasting “Ledaig Cuvee Series” by Signatory Vintage & Kirsch Whisky (Tasting)

Ledaig Cuvee Tasting with Kirsch Whisky & Whisky-Helden (Online Single Malt Scotch Dram Event Signatory Tobermory)

Originally, the term “cuvee” has been coined by the wine industry. It refers to a technique similar to blending or vatting: wines made from different grapes are being mingled to create a new product with a special flavor profile or balance. (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…)

Highland Park 12yo Single Cask for Arlanda Airport (Review)

Highland Park 12yo Single Cask for Arlanda Airport (Orkney Islands Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes Blog)

When it was initially released in 2018, this single cask release by Highland Park was excludively available at Arlanda Airport in Stockholm, Sweden. Over time, however, some bottles also ended up in other parts of the world. I bought mine at EDF Duty Free Paradise (more…)

“Balance” – Secret Islay 14yo by Old Particular “The Spiritualist Series” (Review)

Balance Islay 14yo by Old Particular - The Spiritualist Series (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Peated BarleyMania)

Keep it slow, keep it easy, keep it unagitated. In the fast-moving times we are living in, it is sometimes wiser to shift a gear down rather than up. Leisure and relaxation are invaluable goods to which we should all treat ourselves from time to time. Douglas Laing know this very well. (more…)