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Timorous Beastie 18yo and Rock Oyster 18yo coming soon (News)

Timorous Beastie 18yo and Rock Oster 18yo (Remarkable Regional Malts Douglas Laing Blended Scotch Whisky Highlands Islands)

While all eyes are currently directed at Islay where this year’s iteration of the Feis Ile festival is in full swing, cool things are happening in the other Scottish whisky regions as well. From Glasgow we just received notice that Douglas Laing are proud to announce the addition of a new duo (more…)

Douglas Laing releases Scallywag 13yo Limited Edition (News)

Scallywag 13yo by Douglas Laing's Remarkable Malts (Speyside Blended Malt Whisky Limited Edition Sherry Cask BarleyMania)

Who let the dogs out? Douglas Laing did! Today, the Glasgow-based company released the first globally available Scallywag bottling with an age statement. Like its little NAS brother, which represents the Speyside in Douglas Laing’s signature Remarkable Regional Malts (more…)

Highland Park reveals new bottle design of 10yo and 12yo (News)

Highland Park new Bottle Design (Orkney Single Malt Scotch Whisky Core Selection Viking Heritage News BarleyMania)

Today, Scotland’s most northern-based whisky distillery Highland Park revealed the new bottle design of its core selection. Paying homage to the viking heritage of the island of Orkney where Highland Park is located, the 12yo has been re-branded as Viking Honour (more…)

Kilchoman to release its first, strictly limited 10yo (News)

Kilchoman 10yo - Fifth Club Release (Barley Mania Whisky Scotch Single Malt Cask Strength Islay Limited Edition)

If you read our review for the Machir Bay – Tour Edition 2015, you should know that Kilchoman are one of our favorite distilleries here on BarleyMania. Needless to say, the excitement was big when we heard of the impending release of your first 10 years old. (more…)

Douglas Laing announces Timorous Beastie 21yo – Sherry Edition (News)

Timorous Beastie 21yo - Sherry Edition (Douglas Laing Remarkable Malts Blended Scotch Whisky Whiskey Bourbon Cask Limited)

What happens when a wee field mouse makes himself at home in a cozy Sherry cask? Well, soon we will find out. Today, Glasgow-based premium blenders Douglas Laing & Co announced the 21 years old Sherry Edition of their signature Highland malt Timorous Beastie. (more…)

Booker’s Rye honored as World Whisky of the Year 2017 (News)

BarleyMania - Jim Murry's Whisky Bible - World Whisky of the Year 2017 (Bookers Rye Jim Beam Whisky Whiskey Bourbon Bible)

Today, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible revealed their World Whisky of the Year 2017. This year, the winner of the distinct honor is the Booker’s Rye Limited Edition by Beam Suntory, which originally hit retail shelves in May 2016 for an introductory price of ~300 USD. (more…)