Events

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

Master Class 2018 at Helgoheiner’s (Event)

Master Class 2018 at Helgoheiner's (Single Malt Whisky Tasting Helgoland Cask Grain Event)

When you visit the island of Helgoland, you are lucky if your stay correlates with one of Helgoheiner’s weekly whisky tastings (which usually take place on a Thursday afternoon). And you are even more lucky if you not only get to attend a regular event, but a masterclass. (more…)

Jura Whisky Festival 2018 in Hamburg (Event)

Jura Whisky Festival 2018 in Hamburg (Single Malt Islands Scotch Borco Marken Import Event Tasting)

I have never been to the Isle of Jura in my life. Yet, I have already attended the distillery’s annual whisky festival no less than three times! Sounds highly improbable, I know. But thanks to Jura’s distributor Borco Marken Import it is actually possible. (more…)

Kiel Whisky Fair 2018 (Event)

Kieler Whisky Messe 2018 (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Blended Dram Event Kiel Tasting)

Last year I visited Kiel Whisky Fair, one of Germany’s longest-running spirit exhibitions, for the first time. Since I really enjoyed the small event’s intimate atmosphere, excellent line-up and nice location in the 4-star Steigenberger Conti Hansa hotel, my girlfriend Dini and I returned (more…)

SMWS Tasting & Pulled Pork BBQ by The Whisky Jack (Event)

SMWS Tasting Pulled Pork BBQ by The Whisky Jack (Single Malt Scotch Event Hamburg)

If you are a regular visitor of this wee blog o’ mine, you might have noticed that The Scotch Malt Whisky Society got featured quite prominently on BarleyMania in the recent past. There are two reasons for this: First, I am tremendously enjoying my membership (more…)

“Whisky Blending Seminar” by The Whisky Jack (Event)

Tasting & Blending Seminar by The Whisky Jack (Malt Grain Scotch Vatting Event BarleyMania)

In a way, whisky blending is like alchemy. Cause just like the proto-scientists of yore, whisky blenders also create an elixir of life (“aqua vitae”), turn differing raw materials into gold (albeit in liquid form) and produce a universal solvent (if the blend is good, one sip is all it takes (more…)

“Day Of The 100 Open Bottles” at Pinkernell’s Whisky Market in Berlin (Event)

Day of the 100 Open Bottles at Pinkernell's Whisky Market in Berlin (Single Malt Scotch Bottling Tasting Event Claxton's Jack Wievers)

Every end is also a beginning. So when his contract with Cadenhead’s ended after 13 years, whisky vet Klaus Pinkernell looked forward rather than back. And not even half a year later, he opened a new store called Pinkernell’s Whisky Market in Berlin-Friedrichshain. (more…)

“Talisker at Sea” Tasting on board the MS Kleine Freiheit (Event)

"Talisker at Sea" Tasting by Christiansen's in Hamburg (Isle of Skye Single Malt Scotch Whistky Diageo Tasting Event)

Talisker has the motto “Made by the sea” written in silver or gold on all of its bottles for a reason. After all, there is hardly another distillery in Scotland, whose product epitomizes the image of a maritime malt as perfectly as the fruity, peppery and peated whisky from the Isle of Skye. (more…)