Tasting

Jura Tastival 2017 in Hamburg (Event)

Jura Tastival 2017 in Hamburg (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Fest Tasting Food Pairing)

About two weeks after Jura had its opening day at Feis Ile 2017, the cherished island distillery invited its fans to another festivity. This time, however, the celebrations did not take place on the isle of Jura itself, but in Northern Germany. Organized by Jura’s importer (more…)

Master Class at Helgoheiner’s (Event)

Master Class at Helgoheiner's (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Independent Bottler Tasting)

There is no question that Helgoland, which is Germany’s only island in the open sea, is my favorite place in my entire homecountry. Not only is that red rock in the North Sea unbelievably beautiful, but it also makes you feel relaxed and chilled from the moment your feet touch its ground. (more…)

Baltic Sea Cruise Whisky Tasting on board of the Mein Schiff 3 (Event)

Baltic Sea Cruise Whisky Tasting (Mein Schiff 3 Tui Single Malt Scotch Auchentoshan Lagavulin Balvenie)

If you are a regular reader of BarleyMania, you might have noticed that I am a big whisky enthusiast. Another thing I really love is traveling – visiting new places, meeting interesting people and seeing everyday life in foreign countries. An excellent way to do this is going on a sea cruise (more…)

Whisky Tasting at Helgoheiner’s (Event)

Whisky Tasting at Helgoheiner's (Single Malt Scotch Whiskey Bourbon Tasting Event Helgoland)

Amiably referred to as Helgoheiner by drammers from all over Germany and beyond, Heiner’s Duty-Free-Shop is one of the most well-regarded whisky institutions on Helgoland, Germany’s only island in the open sea. Specializing in single cask bottlings (more…)

Glenmorangie & Ardbeg Prestige Tasting (Event)

Glenmorangie Ardbeg Prestige Tasting (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Highlands Islay Moet Hennessy Masterclass Event)

Without a doubt, Highlands sovereigns Glenmorangie and Islay monarchs Ardbeg are among the most prestigious Scotch whisky producers in the world. So when their mother company Moët Hennessy teamed up with Weinquelle Lühmann to host an exclusive prestige tasting (more…)

Whisky Experience – Casks & Finishes Tasting (Event)

Whisky Experience Tasting (Cask Types Finishes Scotch Single Malt Dram BarleyMania)

Due to the summer break, Whisky Experience now has a 3-month blank on its tasting schedule. For Aaron and me this will be tough. After all, we attended the fun and friendly whisky gatherings, which the company’s owner Norbert hosts in the center of Hamburg, quite often. (more…)

Taste Me: Mackmyra Tasting at the Mercedes me Store (Event)

Taste me: Mackmyra Tasting at Mercedes me Store in Hamburg (Swedish Single Malt Whisky Event)

Sometimes it seems to me as if the hashtag #WhiskyWednesday was mainly invented as an excuse for pouring yourself a dram in the middle of the week. But recently there was a more “substantial” reason for having some luscious whiskies on a Wednesday. (more…)