Whiskey

4x Special Bottling from Irish Whiskeys and Ball of Malt Tastings (Review Flight)

4x Special Bottling by Irish Whiskeys and Ball of Malt Tastings (Single Malt Cask Peat Ireland BarleyMania Blog Tasting Notes)

I had a splendid time visiting the Irish Whiskeys booth at Bottle Market this year! During my stay, I had a nice chat with my old buddy Thorsten Frahling (Ball of Malt Tastings) and his partner-in-crime for the weekend, Daithi O’Connell (more…)

Bottle Market 2021 – Whisky and Spirits Fair in Bremen (Event)

Bottle Market 2021 in Bremen ("Taste the Spirit" Whisky Fair Festival Event Tasting BarleyMania)

Located at Hall 7 of Messe Bremen, Bottle Market is one of Northern Germany’s biggest whisky and spirits fairs. And at least in my humble opinion it is also one of the absolute best! The three-day event is centrally located in direct vicinity of Bremen’s main train station. (more…)

Heaven’s Door Double Barrel American Whiskey (Review)

Heaven's Door Double Barrel American Whiskey (Bob Dylan Dram Blog Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

Usually, I am not too intrigued by celebrity-owned or -endorsed brands. For example, I always liked Becks as a player. But I have not yet bought a bottle of that grain whisky, whose – admittedly good looking – face he is. With Heaven’s Door Whiskey it is slightly different. (more…)

Bushmills Irish Whiskey – Open Tasting at Alsterhaus (Event)

Bushmills Irish Whiskey Open Tasting at Alsterhaus in Hamburg (10yo Cognac Cask 28yo Malaga Causeway Collection)

At the end of 2020, many things in our lives are much different from how they were in the previous years. Be it working, traveling, commuting, socializing, shopping or running daily errants – the corona pandemic has turned pretty much all of our routines upside down. (more…)

A Drop Of The Irish 10yo Peated by Blackadder (Review)

A Drop Of The Irish 10yo Peated by Blackadder (Single Malt Whiskey Ireland Cask Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

Whiskey is best enjoyed in good company. So I immediately agreed when my friend Aaron, who runs the Drams United blog, asked me if I wanted to try this 10-year-old Irish whiskey from Blackadder with him. Sniffing, sipping and dissecting the spirit together was good fun. (more…)

Stork Club Straight Rye Whiskey (Review)

Stork Club Straight Rye Whiskey (Berlin Spreewood Distillers Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

A couple of weeks ago, I got to visit Stork Club Distillery near Berlin. At the end of the private tour, co-founder Steffen gave me a bottle of their signature product – Stork Club Straight Rye. In its current form, the Straight Rye is still being made from stock that Steffen and his partners (more…)

Private Founder’s Tour at Stork Club Rye Whiskey in Germany (Tour)

Private Founder's Tour at Stork Club Rye Whiskey Distillery (Berlin Spreewald Tourist Travel Experience)

Fate is a cheeky lady. And an unpredictable one, too. When she interfers, even the most solid plan can dissolve within seconds. You don’t believe me? Ask the three friends Steffen, Stefan and Bastian from Berlin. On a fateful day in 2016, they drove to the small town of Schlepzig (more…)