Ardmore

3 Single Cask Whiskies from The SMWS, The Barreliers and Whic (Review Flight)

3x Single Malt Cask Scotch Whisky by The SMWS, Barrliers & Whic (Independent Release Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

Three independent bottlings. Three different distilleries. Three individual flavor profiles. Three unique stories – squeezed into one blog post! Admittedly, on the first glimpse there is not much of a common denominator between the members of this tasting trio. (more…)

Ardmore 10yo “66.150 – Smoke, soot and tarry ropes” by SMWS (Review)

Ardmore 10yo Smoke Soot and Tarry Ropes by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (Single Cask Highland Dram Tasting Notes)

In the context of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, the number 66 is a lot more than just two digits clinging to each other. In The Society’s distillery code system it refers to the Beam Suntory-owned Highlands unit Ardmore. And at least in my opinion, this busy production site is always worth checking out. Traditionally, The SMWS has a particularly good nose (more…)

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…)

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…)

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 Tasting at Helgoheiner’s – June 2017 (Event)

Whisky Tasting at Helgoheiner's (Single Malt Scotch Whiskey Bourbon Tasting Event Helgoland)

Amiably referred to as Helgoheiner by drammers from all over Germany and beyond, Heiner’s Duty-Free-Shop is one of the most well-regarded whisky institutions on Helgoland, Germany’s only island in the open sea. Specializing in single cask bottlings (more…)