Events

Tastings, meetings, fairs, promotions… where there is whisk(e)y, there is reason to come together!

Weinquelle Lühmann’s “100 Years” Tasting incl. Black Bowmore 42yo (Event)

Weinquelle Lühmann 100 Years Tasting (Black Bowmore Glenrothes Talisker Bruichladdich Ardbeg Glenfarclas Single Malt Scotch Whisky Event)

Located right next to where I live, the Weinquelle Lühmann shop in Hamburg is my favorite liquor store of all. It is there that I bought my first bottle of single malt Scotch whisky about four years ago (which was Jura’s wonderful Diurach’s Own, if I remember correctly). (more…)

Bladnoch Tasting with David Prior in Hamburg (Event)

Bladnoch Tasting by Alba Import in Hamburg (Lowlands Single Malt Scotch Whisky Event)

“When you set forth to buy a Scotch distillery”, whisky entrepreneur David Prior smirked, “you won’t find one. The distillery will find you”. With this remark, the well-spoken Australian referred to the fact that it is incredibly hard to obtain a whisky production site on Scottish soil (more…)

“Twins & Twins” – Hansemalt’s Whisky Wednesday with The SMWS (Tasting)

Hansemalt The SMWS Tasting in Hamburg (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Speyside Islay Event)

For nearly two years, Chris Rickert (owner of Hansemalt and organizer of Hanse Spirit) was the official brand ambassador for The Scotch Malt Whisky Society in my hometown of Hamburg. Sadly, the two parties went separate ways at the end of 2018. (more…)

Hanse Spirit 2019 – The Whisky & Spirit Fair in Hamburg (Event)

Hanse Spirit 2019 in Hamburg (Whisky Whiskey Bourbon Spirit Tasting Fair Event

Let me cut straight to the chase: This year’s Hanse Spirit was a blast! Organizer Chris Rickert and his team managed to keep all of last year’s benefits (such as the beautiful location and the excellent line-up), while simultaneously improving everything that still left room for embetterment (more…)

Kingsbarns Dream To Dram Premiere Tasting at Hanse Spirit (Event)

Kingsbarns Dream To Dram Premiere Tasting at Hanse Spirit by Alba Import / Vibrant Stills (Lowlands Single Malt Whisky Distillery)

The big wait is over! A month after they released their first single cask whisky exclusively for the members of their Founders’ Club, the Kingsbarns Distillery in Fife has now put out its debut core expression, monickered Dream To Dram. On Thursday, I was lucky to try this (more…)

Bottle Market 2018 – Whisky and Spirits Fair (Event)

Bottle Market 2018 (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Irish Whiskey Dram Spirit Event)

Normally, getting up early on a Saturday morning to board the train from Hamburg to Bremen is not much fun. Last Saturday, however, me and my friends were more than happy to do so. Cause we knew that round about one and a half hours later, we would be having our first dram (more…)