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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…)

Whisky Tasting at Helgoheiner’s – September 2017 (Event)

Scotch Whisky Tasting at Helgoheiner's on Helgoland (Pfanner Adelphi The Wolfburn The Maltman Grainman Kilchoman Single Malt Grain Event)

Whenever you travel to Helgoland, you should definitely try to be there on a late Thursday afternoon as this is the time of Helgoheiner’s weekly whisky tasting. I already attended several of these gatherings and really enjoy the fact that they always offer six very nice drams (more…)

Signatory and Gordon & MacPhail Tasting at Koepenicker Whiskyfest (Event)

Signatory and Gordon MacPhail Tasting by Passion Whisky at Köpernicker Whiskyfest (Single Malt Cask Scotch Event Fair)

You might have realized that I am a big fan of independent bottlings. So when I visited Köpenicker Whiskyfest on the first weekend in September, I had to attend in the Signatory and Gordon & MacPhail tasting on Saturday evening. (more…)

Whisky & Chocolate Paring with Villa Konthor at Köpernicker Whiskyfest (Event)

Whisky and Chocolate Pairing with Villa Konthor at Köpenicker Whiskyfest (Single Malt Scotch Dram Food Deanston Bunnahabhain Tobermory Ledaig)

Each year on the first weekend of September, Berlin is not only the capital of Germany but also the most important destination for whisky enthusiasts in the whole country. Not only one but two whisky fairs take place in Berlin during that time. One of these, the Köpenicker Whiskyfest (more…)

Irish Diamonds 2005 Small Batch No. 03 by Alambic Classique (Review)

Irish Diamonds 2005 Small Batch No. 03 by Alambic Classique Collection (Single Malt Whiskey Ireland Wine Cask Tasting Notes)

“Gummi Bears, bouncing here and there and everywhere…” This is not only the chorus of an 80s TV show I loved to watch when I was a child, but it is also the first thing that came to my mind when I opened my bottle of this beautiful Irish Whiskey (more…)

Rock Oyster Sherry Edition (Review)

Rock Oyster Sherry Edition by Remarkable Regional Malts (Douglas Laing Islands Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Review Tasting Notes)

When they created their Remarkable Regional Malts range, the people at Douglas Laing wanted to offer their customers high-quality blended malts that embody the unique characteristics of the different whisky regions in Scotland. Rock Oyster represents the maritime island whiskies (more…)

Springbank 13yo by Whiskykanzler (Review)

Springbank 13yo by Whiskykanzler (Single Malt Scotch Dram Campbeltown Rum Cask Tasting Notes)

During my last stay in Berlin I visited the famous whisky pub Offside in the district of Wedding. Not only did I have a few very nice whiskies there, but I also persuaded the barkeeper to pass the almost-empty bottle of this Springbank 13yo on to me (more…)