Events

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

Auchentoshan, Glenrothes & Ardmore Tasting (Event)

Beam Suntory Tasting with Auchentoshan, Glenrothes & Ardmore (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Event Lowlands Highlands Speyside Sherry)

In 2017, I took part in no less than five tastings and masterclasses at Christiansen’s Fine Drinks & Cocktails. Since I really enjoyed each and every one of these experiences, I came out of hibernation rather early this year to make sure I would not miss the afore-mentioned bar’s kick-off event (more…)

“Salt – Sugar – Smoke” Tasting by The Whisky Jack (Events)

"Salt - Sugar - Smoke" Tasting by The Whisky Jack (Islands Maritime Single Malt Scotch Teaninich Isle of Jura Longrow Springbank Laphroaig Bruichladdich Octomore)

“I’m sorry, guys. But when you buy a bottle like this and keep it to yourself rather than share it with your friends, you’re a loser”, said The Whisky Jack’s Gearoid O’Callaghan last Thursday, when he popped the cork off the Octomore 08.1 (more…)

“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…)

Bottle Market 2017 incl. Amrut Masterclass (Event)

Bottle Market 2017 incl. Amrut Masterclass (Single Malt Scotch World Whisky Event Fair Bremen)

The Bottle Market in Bremen is always worth a visit! Located a mere five minutes by foot from the city’s central train station, it is super-easy to reach. And filled to the brim with the lavishly equipped tables of all kinds of indie bottlers, importers, distilleries and other spirit companies (more…)

Gonzales Byass Sherry Tasting at Christiansen’s (Event)

Gonzalez Byass Sherry Tasting at Christiansen's (Whisky Spain Bodega Credeira Hamburg Event Wine)

As a passionate drammer, sherry is certainly not unknown to me. Yet, I have to confess that most of my touchpoints with this beverage did not happen in pure form but via the “detour” of whisky. For whatever reason, I have rarely ever poured myself a sherry on its own so far. (more…)

BorderShop Whisky Festival 2017 incl. Highland Park & Macallan masterclass (Event)

Whisky & Festival 2017 incl. Highland Park & Macallan Masterclass (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Highlands Viking Sherry Cask Event)

Taking place bi-annually at the gargantuan BorderShop in Puttgarden on the peninsula of Fehmarn, Scandlines’ Whisky & Festival is easily one of my favorite drink and spirit fairs out there. The location is mindboggling, the atmosphere is fantastic and the prices are unbelievable (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…)

BBQ, Boilermaker & Bowery with ÜberQuell & Bulleit (Event)

Here in Hamburg, a boilermaker is called a “Herrengedeck”. You can order it in every bar or tavern, no matter how run-down the place or how small their assortment. When you ask for it, you will normally receive a bottle of Holsten or Astra and a shot of hard liquor. (more…)