Tasting Notes

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…)

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…)

Jura Tastival 2016 (Review)

Isle of Jura Tastival 2016 Limited Edition (Triple Sherry Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky Islands Review Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

On June 1st, Jura will host the next round of their annual whisky festival, the frolicsome Tastival. This means that we can not only look forward to super-fun festivities at the distillery (and hopefully also other locations across the globe), but also to a new special bottling. (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…)

West Cork 12yo Sherry Cask (Review)

West Cork 12yo Sherry Cask (Irish Single Malt Whiskey Finish Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

I first stumbled across West Cork Distillers when I was looking for not-yet-discovered treasures in the world of whisk(e)y in some online shops. I ordered a bottle of their limited edition Cask Collection series with a rum finish. I really enjoyed it and so the bottle was emptied way too fast. (more…)

Ardbeg Kelpie – Committee Release (Review)

Ardbeg Kelpie - Committee Release (Islay Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky Limited Edition Cask Strength Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

In Scottish mythology, kelpies are shape-shifting water spirits that can either take the form of a horse or a human. Spending almost all of their time on the grounds of lakes and other waters, they are elusive beings that are rarely seen and almost never caught. (more…)