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Malt Maniacs Awards 2012

December 3, 2012

The official results of the Malt Maniacs Awards 2012 are now available. You can find them at the Malt Maniac Awards Page

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E-pistle 2012-08: The Blue Mouse: A Bavarian Distillery

August 28, 2012

Foreign Correspondent Jacob Krodel (currently living in Korea) takes us on a visit to Blaue Maus, a whisky distillery in Bavaria. PDF File

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E-pistle 2012-07: Annandale, A Distillery Rediscovered

August 14, 2012

Ralfy Mitchell gives us an insight into a new distillery project in the Scottish Borders and interviews Professor David Thomson, the proprietor of Annandale Distillery. PDF File

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E-pistle 2012-06: Visit to Dalwhinnie – An Armchair Travelogue

August 5, 2012

A report from Indian maniac Krishna Nukala about a visit to the distillery during the Malt Maniacs’ 15th anniversary trip to Scotland. PDF File

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E-pistle 2012-05: Olfaction & Memory – A Whiff, a Sniff and a Flashback

July 20, 2012

Keith Wood investigates the strange phenomenon of memory flashbacks when nosing a whisky by travelling from the Yorkshire Dales to the limbic system of the human brain. PDF File

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The Malt Maniacs Manifesto – “The next 15 years”

July 10, 2012

We thought our 15th anniversary would be a good opportunity to give our manifesto a bit of a facelift. The essential things have not changed, but we think our guidelines have become visible be a bit more clearly now.

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Martin Diekmann Retires From The Malt Maniacs

July 10, 2012

The Malt Maniacs would all like to congratulate Martin Diekmann on his recent marriage and wish the happy couple many great years together, but that’s not all, Martin has decided to retire from The Maniacs to pursue his business as an Independent Bottler with his new label “Maltbarn”. Martin, we wish you great happiness and […]

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A New Monitor Milestone

June 29, 2012

We are delighted to announce that the Whisky Monitor now has surpassed the magic number of 50,000 Ratings for over 15,700 Bottlings  The results of one and a half decades of heavy dramming! Now let’s go for the 20,000 bottle mark…

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The MMs adopt a new Committee and celebrate their 15th Anniversary in Scotland

April 26, 2012

It was 1997 when Johannes van den Heuvel, Craig Daniels and Louis Perlman created The Malt Maniacs, one of the first online communities of whisky anoraks which, over the last 15 years and under Johannes’ leadership, has grown beyond anyone’s initial belief. After all these years at the helm, Johannes has decided to call it […]

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Personal changes

April 13, 2012

On 12th April 2012 Johannes van den Heuvel, founder of the Malt Maniacs, published his decision to leave the group. His statement can be found at the bottom of the Malt Madness homepage. For the remaining maniacs I can say that we all are sad to see Johannes go, especially as he is the person […]

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