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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…)

Sprinkbank 12 Cask Strength (Review)

Springbank 12 Cask Strength (Campbeltown Scotch Single Malt Whisky Review Tasting Notes)

I really love spending my days by the seaside or travelling by ferry or ship as often as I can. Feeling that salty air on my lips and the wind in my hair makes me feel homey and free at the same time. If you are looking for a whisky that transports exactly this feeling (more…)