Bremer Spirituosen Contor

BarleyMania Bourbon Bash ’18: Win a Bottle of Bib & Tucker (Give-Away)

BarleyMania Bourbon Bash 2018 (Small Batch Tennessee Whisky Give-Away Win Raffle Bib & Tucker Bremer Spirituosen Contor)

Exactly one month from now, on June 14, whiskey folks across the pond celebrate National Bourbon Day. Of course, us drammers on the old continent are more than happy to chime in from afar and drink a glass of top-notch American whiskey on that day as well. (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…)

Writers’ Tears Cask Strength 2017 (Review)

Writers Tears Cask Strength 2017 (Irish Whiskey Walsh Limited Edition Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

Happy St. Paddy’s Day to all ye fabulous people, who stumbled upon this blog – be it by choice or happenstance. I hope you either have a nice Irish whiskey in your glass already or will enjoy such a sip later on today. Naturally, I also chose a pour from Eire (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…)

BarleyMania Birthday Bash ’17: Our 1st Big Whisky Raffle (Give-Away)

BarleyMania Birthday Bash '17 (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Blended Douglas Laing Bruichladdich Mackmyra Wolfburn Akashi Contest Giveaway Win Prize)

One year, wow! If we were a whisky rather than a blog, we would still be considered a spirit drink. But hey… even that 54-year-old Bowmore they have on display in the distillery’s beautiful tasting bar has not always been of biblical age. (more…)

Around the Whisk(e)y World with BSC (Tasting)

Around The World with Bremer Spirituosen Contor (Single Blended Malt Whisky Tasting Event Whiskey Bourbon)

In Jules Verne’s popular novel In 80 Days Around The World from 1873, it took well-heeled swashbuckler Phileas Fogg a total of 20,000 pounds and 80 days to circumvent the globe. Under the guidance of Timo Lambrecht of Bremer Spirituosen Contor, we did the same (more…)

Whisky Fair Kiel 2017 (Event)

15th Whisky Fair Kiel 2017 (Single Malt Scotch Event Tasting Masterclass Drams Northern Germany)

For the 15th time, Germany’s northernmost annual whisky fair took place in the Steigenberger Hotel right next to Kiel’s cruise terminal on the first weekend of May. Though the fair is rather small with round about ten exhibitors, it had a lot to offer for the attendees: (more…)

Douglas Laing’s Best Casks 2017 – Tasting (Event)

Douglas Laing's Best Casks 2017 Tasting by Bremer Spirituosencontor (Single Malt Scot Whisky Cask Event Grain Blend Hanse Spirit)

Scheduled for one hour and hosted by Thomas Kretschmer from Douglas Laing’s German importer Bremer Spirituosen Contor, the “Douglas Laing’s Best Casks 2017” masterclass at Hanse Spirit introduced us to five precious drams  (more…)