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“Nordish by Nature” with Julia Nourney at Bottle Market (Event)

Nordish By Nature Tasting at Bottle Market (Swedish Danish Single Malt Whisky Stauning Mackmyra Box Floki Event)

This year was the first time I did not only spend a single day at Bottle Market. Instead, I convinced my wife to find a nice hotel and stay in Bremen for the whole weekend. After starting slowly with a few drams on Friday evening, we returned to the fair on Saturday morning (more…)

Kilchoman VIP Tasting by Vibrant Stills and Hansemalt (Event)

Kilchoman VIP Tasting by Vibrant Stills and Hansemalt (Peated Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Event)

A few days ago Norbert Meyer-Sand, the owner of a very cool online mailorder called Whisky Experience, invited me to accompany him to a VIP tasting with Kilchoman’s maltman Jamie Muir. Organized by Corinna Schwarz and Adam Dittrich of the distillery’s German importer (more…)

Ledaig “42.40 – Herb smoked treacle” by SMWS (Review)

Ledaig "Smoked Herb Treacle" by SMWS (Single Cask Strength Islands Mull Tasting Notes)

Lately, I have been listening to British indie pop band Art Brut’s great album “It’s a bit complicated” a lot. Art Brut have always been one of my favourite bands and I even named my cat after their lead singer Eddie Argos. My favourite track on this album is called “Direct Hit”. (more…)

Kingsman – Old Forester meets GlenDronach at Passage Kino (Event)

GlenDronach meets Old Forester - Kingsman Special Screening (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Vintage 1991 Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey Brown Forman)

A few days ago, I received an e-mail from Florian Weiß of Kammer Kirsch – which is both a distillery in Southern Germany and an importer of brands like Arran, BenRiach, Glen Moray and GlenDronach. He invited me to a beautiful old-fashioned cinema (more…)

The SMWS “All Things Peaty” Tasting by Hansemalt (Event)

SMWS "All Things Peaty" Tasting (Hansemalt Scotch Malt Whisky Society Ardbeg Bunnahabhain Ardmore Bowmore Highland Park)

For several months, I was struggling with myself wether I should become a member of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society or not. Throughout this time I tried several bottlings of theirs and not once was I disappointed. In addition, my wife also enjoyed almost every SMWS dram (more…)