Single Malt

Craigellachie “44.97 – Sweet, succulent shape-shifter” by SMWS (Review)

Craigellachie 11yo by The SMWS (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Society Speyside Cask Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

In mystery shows like “Supernatural“, shape-shifters often fill the roles of sly and devious antagonists that use their transformation abilities to mislead the heroes and perform their vile deeds unnoticed. This special breed of shape-shifter, which hails from Craigellachie Distillery (more…)

Rock Island: “Painting a marvelously maritime picture of the whisky islands” (Interview)

Rock Island by Douglas Laing and Remarkable Malts (Blended Malt Maritime Scotch Whisky Interview)

Last week, I introduced a trio of Rock Island expressions (namely Regular, 10yo and 21yo) here on my blog. Today, I am happy to dive even deeper in the matter and share with you some first-hand information on the latest developments from the Rock Island camp. (more…)

Glen Mhor 42yo Vintage 1965 from Gordon & MacPhail (Review)

Glen Mhor 42yo Vintage 1965 from Gordon & MacPhail (Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Closed Distillery Rare Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

A unicorn!? Well, maybe not quite. But certainly no ordinary bottle either. When the barkeeper of Whiskycafe L&B in Amsterdam produced this 42-year-old (!) Highland malt by the disbanded Glen Mhor distillery from one of his many whisky-filled racks, my eyes lit up (more…)

The Macallan Edition No 4 (Review)

The Macallan Edition 4 from Speyside (Sherry Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky Limited Edition Dram Bottle Scotland Tasting Notes)

I have a special relationship with The Macallan’s annual Edition series. My first-ever sip, I took in April 2018. Back then, Edition No 2 marked the epic finale of the complimentary tasting that followed up on the distillery tour. It was one of the last tours through the old production halls. (more…)

2 Lowlands Whiskies by Kingsbarns and Bladnoch (Review Flight)

2x Lowlands Single Malt Scotch Whisky by Kingsbarns and Bladnoch (Vibrant Stills Scotland Dram Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

Recently, I attended two special tasting events hosted by Vibrant Stills, the German distributor of a fine selection of whisky brands from Scotland, Ireland and beyond. First, there was the German kick-off for Dream To Dram, the much anticipated debut release (more…)

Bladnoch appoints Dr. Nick Savage as Master Distiller (News)

Dr. Nick Savage to become Master Distiller at Bladnoch Distillery (Lowlands Single Malt Scotch Whisky Macallan News)

At the recent promo event in Hamburg, Bladnoch’s owner David Prior already hinted at the fact that the resurrected Lowlands unit was going to appoint a well-known industry figure as their new master distiller very soon. Today, they let the cat out of the bag on their social media profiles. (more…)

3 new Whiskies by Whic: Mackmyra, Ben Nevis & Glen Moray (Review Flight)

3x Single Cask Scotch Whisky by Which (Mackmyra Ben Nevis Glen Moray Speyside Malt Dram Tasting Notes)

Munich-based whisky company Whic.de is a lot more than just a mailorder. Besides selling bottles and samples through their website, they also moderate a vivid community page on Facebook and operate as an independent bottler. (more…)