Whisk(e)y

Single Malt or Blend. Scotch or Bourbon. Off-the-shelf or hard-to-find. In this category we introduce whatever whisk(e)y falls into our hands…

Ola Dubh 18 by Harviestoun Brewery (Review)

Ola Dubh 18 by Harviestoun Brewery (Highland Park Single Malt Whisky Cask Flavoured Craft Beer Stout)

When I reviewed the Ola Dubh 12 by Harviestoun Brewery earlier this year, I loved the beer but had to confess that I found it difficult to deduct exactly how the extra-maturation in Highland Park casks had influenced the ale. So this time I was a bit more foresightful. (more…)

Bunnahabhain 8yo by Provenance (Review)

Bunnahabhain 8yo by Douglas Laing's Provenance (Single Malt Islay Scotch Whisky Cask Bottling Peaty Tasting Notes)

For quite some time I turned a blind eye on the malts produced by Bunnahabhain Distillery for no specific reason. But then I read a review of a Bunnahabhain malt and from that moment on I knew I had to try it. Luckily, just a few days later I went to a whisky fair, (more…)

Tamdhu 16yo by Old Particular (Review)

Tamdhu 16yo by Old Particular (Single Cask Scotch Malt Whisky Douglas Laing BarleyMania Tasting Notes)

Each year in May there is a big market in Norderstedt’s municipal park, where you can find art, craft and regional food by retailers from Northern Germany. I really love strolling such markets on a Sunday afternoon. Not only do you find a lot of extremely delicious snacks there (more…)

Big Peat Feis Isle 2017 (Review)

Big Peat Feis Ile 2017 (Limited Edition Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Bottling Remarkable Malts Douglas Laing)

Today starts Feis Ile 2017, Islay’s annual whisky craze. While round about 3,500 inhabitants call the beautiful Hebridean island their home for the remaining 51 weeks of the year, almost three times as many people tread its marvelous grounds during the Feis Ile festivities, (more…)

Arran 5yo by A.D. Rattray (Review)

Arran 5yo by A.D. Rattray (Single Malt Islands Scotch Whisky Bourbon Cask Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

Some people might say that five years of maturation are not enough to let a whisky develop depth and character. Yet, if you are in the mood for a young and wild whisky, a spirit that did not spend too many years in the cask might be exactly what you have been looking for. (more…)

Strathclyde 11yo by Old Particular (Review)

Strathclyde 11yo by Douglas Laing's Old Particular (Single Cask Grain Scotch Whisky Glasgow Sherry Tasting Notes)

Having visited a fair share of distilleries and attended quite a few masterclasses, tastings and fairs throughout the first half of 2017, my palate made the acquaintance of many outstanding whiskies this year. Naturally, it is impossible to say which of them was THE best. (more…)

Hyde No. 5 Burgundy Cask Finish (Review)

Hyde No5 Burgundy Cask Finish (Irish Single Grain Whiskey Ireland Dram BarleyMania)

Irish whiskey was out of fashion for a long time. During these hard years many distilleries and brands disappeared from the market for good. But nowadays the Irish whiskey industry is alive again and new distilleries from all over the country have begun to make names for themselves. (more…)