Single Malt

An evening with Robin Laing and Bruichladdich – hosted by Flickenschild (Event)

Impressions from an evening with Robin Laing and Bruichladdich in Itzehoe, Germany hosted by Flickenshild Whisky Merchants

When whisky bard Robin Laing asked the audience “How many of you have Bruichladdich as their favorite distillery?”, several hands went up including his own. And indeed, whether you are a die-hard fan or an occasional sipper, one thing you can hardly deny: The legendary Islay unit (more…)

Fading Hill – German Whisky Tasting via Zoom (Tasting)

Impressions of Fading Hill German Single Malt Whisky Zoom Tasting

The home of Fading Hill Birkenhof filled its first whisky cask in the early 2000s. That makes the place one of Germany’s oldest manufacturers in this domain. Its general history in spirit production, however, is even longer: The family-owned craft unit started way back in 1848 (more…)

Fary Lochan 5yo “Nettle-smoked” by Whisky Druid (Review)

of Fary Lochan 5yo by Whisky Druid

Recently, petite Danish distillery Fary Lochan has spawned an increasing number of indie releases. The latest offering of such nature is this 5-year-old single cask bottling via Germany’s Whisky Druid. As a die-hard Fary Lochan fan, I did not think twice about getting it; (more…)

Cley 4 Years Old “Secret Islay Batch No.1” (Review)

Header image of Cley Dutch Single Malt Whisky 4yo "Secret Islay Batch No.1"

Over the last couple of years, the mastermind behind the minute Cley Distillery in Rotterdam, Paul den Dulk, has amassed a nice selection of casks several of which were previously used by highly renowned production sites across the world. (more…)

Indri Trini – Indian Single Malt Whisky Virtual Launch Event (Tasting)

Indri Trini Indian Single Malt Whisky Virtual Launch Event by Prineus

This might be the first time you will hear of Indri Single Malt Whisky from India; but it will certainly not be the last! There is a good reason why many drammers over here will most likely not have stumbled upon this brand before: For the past ten years, the Indri Distillery at the (more…)

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2022 – Warehouse 1 (Review)

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2022 at BarleyMania Whisky & Whiskey Blog

To celebrate friendship and togetherness within its global community, peaty giant Laphroaig releases a new Cairdeas bottling every year. The limited edition whiskies always go up for purchase on “Laphroaig Day”, i.e. the day of the annual Feis Ile festival (more…)

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…)

Ardbeg Ardcore Launch Day Tasting at Getränke-Paradies Wolf (Event)

Ardbeg Ardcore Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Launch Day Tasting at Getränke Paradies Wolf in Hamburg

Put on your torn Sex Pistols shirt and dust off that old leather jacket, fellas. ‘Cause Ardbeg’s new Feis Isle bottling Ardcore is a celebration of all things punk – the music, the aesthetics, the attitude. The whisky, which is said to “punkture your palate and trash your taste buds”, (more…)