Whisk(e)y

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…)

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…)

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…)

BorderShop Whisky Festival – April 2017 (Event)

BorderShop Whisky Festival in Puttgarden in April 2017 (Whiskey Bourbon Fair Event Travel Retail Bottle BarleyMania)

If you have read our blog post on last October’s BorderShop Whisky Festival, you will not be surprised that Aaron and I headed for Puttgarden again this weekend to catch the latest realization of Scandlines’ bi-annual whisky and spirits fair. (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…)

Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel (Review)

Jameson Select Reserve Black Barrel (Irish Whiskey Dram St. Patrick's Day Drink BarleyMania)

Whenever you think about Irish whiskey, there is a good chance that one of the first brands that will come to your mind is Jameson. The wide range of whiskey they offer begins with the classic Jameson Irish Whiskey, which is well known as part of your Jameson and Ginger. (more…)

Whisky Experience – Irish Whiskey Tasting (Event)

Whisky Experience - Irish Whiskey Tasting (West Cork Hyde Redbreast The Quiet Man Teeling Dram Tasting Event)

If you run a business or offer a service, you know that you are on the right track when your customers keep coming back to you. Since Saturday’s “Irish Whiskey” tasting at the Jungfernstieg in Hamburg was the 3rd time I booked a tasting with Norbert from Whisky Experience, (more…)

Teeling Distillery Tour (Event)

Teeling Whiskey Distillery (The Spirit of Dublin Irish Whisky Tour Experience Triple Distilled Dram BarleyMania)

For almost 40 years, there was no working distillery in Ireland’s capital. But in 2015, the Spirit of Dublin was awoken at Newmarket when Teeling Distillery opened its gates. The distillery was founded by Stephen and Jack Teeling, sons of Cooley Distillery founder John Teeling. (more…)

Irish Whiskey Museum in Dublin (Location)

The Irish Whiskey Museum in Dublin (Ultimate Whiskey Memorabilia History Experience Tourist Location Jameson Teeling Power)

Dublin offers many beautiful places for lovers of Irish whiskey. Besides big names like Jameson or Teeling there are also many nice bars and pubs that have a big range of (not only) Irish whiskeys on the tap. But there is another must-see in the center of Dublin. (more…)