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North Star: “Unique whisky for every taste and budget” (Interview)

North Star Spirits (Glasgow Single Cask Scotch Malt Whisky Bottlings Blended BarleyMania)

Glasgow’s North Star is a young whisky company, specializing in drams that tick two simple but important boxes: to be unique and to be delicious. They kicked off their endevours with a six-part selection of single cask whiskies called Series 001 (more…)

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…)

Compass Box: “On making The Double Single from two carefully selected components” (Interview)

Jilly Boyd of Compass Box on The Double Single (Blended Scotch Whisky Grain Malt Glen Elgin Girvan Premium Interview BarleyMania)

To create a blended Scotch whisky of staggering complexity, you do not necessarily need to merge a huge number of components. In fact, you can achieve something truly remarkable by blending as little as two differing ingredients. That is the concept behind The Double Single (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…)

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…)

Scallywag Easter Edition by Douglas Laing (Review)

Scallywag Easter Edition by Douglas Laing (Remarkable Malts Speyside Blended Scotch Whisky Limited Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

Douglas Laing’s furry little friend Scallywag loves the holidays. Last December, he put on a red-glowing Rudolph’s nose and celebrated the festive season with a strictly limited Christmas Edition. And this April, he sports fake rabbit’s ears (more…)

Bushmills 1608 Anniversary Edition (Review)

Bushmills 1608 Anniversary Edition (Blended Irish Crystal Malt Grain Whiskey Dram Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

Having received its license to distil “uisce beatha” from King James I in 1608, Bushmills prides itself to be the “world’s oldest whiskey distillery”. After unfavourable circumstances forced the whiskey makers to operate out of the shadows for quite some time, (more…)

A Remarkable Regional Mix Up! by Douglas Laing (Event)

Douglas Laing's Remarkable Regional Mix Up (Online Tasting Cocktail Class Scotch Whisky Timorous Beastie Big Peat Islay BarleyMania)

In recent times, I often stumbled upon Twitter Tastings and other online whisky get-togethers. They always sounded like good fun, but I never managed to take part in any. Until yesterday! Thanks to Douglas Laing’s Marketing Assistant Hannah, I got an invitation (more…)

Spice Tree Extravaganza by Compass Box (Review)

Spice Tree Extravaganza by Compass Box (Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Vatting Premium Dram Scotland BarleyMania)

The regular edition of the Spice Tree by London-based artisan blenders Compass Box is one mighty fine blended Scotch whisky with a wonderful flavor profile. Last year, the company headed by outside-the-box whisky maker John Glaser introduced a limited edition of said brand (more…)