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Bottle Market 2022 in Bremen – “Spirits All Over” – Part Two (Fair)

Bottle Market 2022 in Bremen - Northern Germany's Whisky and Spirits Fair

Following up on “Part One” of my Bottle Market 2022 recap, here comes “Part Two”. It covers the second leg of my visit to one of Northern Germany’s leading whisky and spirits fairs. Again, I stopped by at the stalls of many fantastic exhibitors – such as Prineus GmbH from Kiel, (more…)

Bottle Market 2022 in Bremen – “Spirits All Over” – Part One (Fair)

Bottle Market 2022 in Bremen - Northern Germany's Whisky and Spirits Fair

Every year in November, my friends and I head to Bremen for a day of tasting, laughing, and exploring at Bottle Market – one of my absolute favorite whisky and spirits fairs up here in the north. This year I enjoyed my visit to the fullest, trying quite a big number of drams. (more…)

Odds & Evens Whisky: Launch Party at Bar Oorlam in Hamburg (Event)

Odds & Evens Whisky Launch Event Tasting at Bar Oorlam in Hamburg

“This feels like celebrating my birthday … only better!” – Tasting host and whisky expert Gearoid O’Callaghan had a big smile on his face, when he poured me a dram of Odds & Evens Batch 01 last night. For obvious reasons, this new small batch release is extra-close to cheerful Irishman’s (more…)

Whisky Weeks 2022 at Alsterhaus in Hamburg (Fair)

Impressions of Whisky Weeks 2022 at Alsterhaus in Hamburg

For several years now, I have been a regular visitor to Whisky Weeks at Alsterhaus. In case you have not heard of it before, Whisky Weeks is the annual in-house dramming show of one of the most glamorous shopping centers in my home town of Hamburg. (more…)

Black Bottle – Alchemy Series: Virtual Launch Event for “Andean Oak” and “Smoke & Dagger” (Tasting)

“I love working on Black Bottle Blended Scotch Whisky,” said the Distell Group’s Master Blender Julieann Fernandez early on in this virtual launch event via Zoom. “It is such an experimental brand that constantly allows me and my colleagues to challenge existing conventions (more…)

Kammer-Kirsch introduces The M&H Distillery from Israel: Milk & Honey Tasting in Hamburg (Tasting)

Impressions from Kammer-Kirsch's whisky tasting with Shilton Almeida from The Milk & Honey Distillery in Hamburg

Before he joined The M&H Distillery in Israel as Area Sales Manager and Brand Ambassador in early 2022, Shilton Almeida was with Paul John Whisky for ten years. During that time, seemingly everyone in the whisky world had raised a glass with him at one occasion or another (more…)

Lochlea Our Barley – A Virtual Dramming Session with John Campbell (Tasting)

Lochlea Distillery - Single Malt Lowlands Scotch Whisky Online Tasting by Kirsch Import

“After 27 years at Laphroaig, I knew all the answers there,” said whisky veteran John Campbell at one point throughout this online tasting. “However, when I moved on to Lochlea, many things were new to me. It felt good to be somewhat uncertain again and to take on a new challenge, too.” (more…)

Lindores Abbey Tasting at Restaurant Hoi An in Hamburg-Harburg (Tasting)

Impressions of Prineus' exclusive Lindores Abbey whisky tasting at restaurant Hoi An in Hamburg-Harburg

In the light of the new spirits fair Just Whisky Hamburg, alcohols importer Prineus GmbH held a brilliant tie-in event. At the classy premises of top-quality Vietnamese restaurant Hoi An in Hamburg-Harburg, the company ran an exclusive Lindores Abbey tasting. (more…)

Just Whisky Hamburg ’22 (Fair)

Impressions of Just Whisky Hamburg '22

In Hamburg, we have a strong whisky scene with lots of great bars, shops, events, and people. Still, I am always psyched when another dramming attraction comes to my home turf. These days, we were fortunate to welcome a new fair in town: Just Whisky Hamburg. (more…)

An evening with Robin Laing and Bruichladdich – hosted by Flickenschild (Event)

Impressions from an evening with Robin Laing and Bruichladdich in Itzehoe, Germany hosted by Flickenshild Whisky Merchants

When whisky bard Robin Laing asked the audience “How many of you have Bruichladdich as their favorite distillery?”, several hands went up including his own. And indeed, whether you are a die-hard fan or an occasional sipper, one thing you can hardly deny: The legendary Islay unit (more…)