Cask Strength

VHS Hamburg – Single Casks/Cask Strength Masterclass (Event)

VHS Hamburg - Single Cask & Cask Strength Masterclass (Ernst Vollmer Scotch Malt Whisky Tasting Event Speyside Islay)

When you think of public adult education centers, you will immediately think of courses like ”French for beginners“, ”Knitting in the afternoon“ or ”Word and Excel for the elderly“. But at VHS Hamburg there is also a whisky masterclass called ”Single Casks/Cask Strength“ (more…)

Ardbeg Kelpie – Committee Release (Review)

Ardbeg Kelpie - Committee Release (Islay Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky Limited Edition Cask Strength Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

In Scottish mythology, kelpies are shape-shifting water spirits that can either take the form of a horse or a human. Spending almost all of their time on the grounds of lakes and other waters, they are elusive beings that are rarely seen and almost never caught. (more…)

Ledaig 11yo by Old Particular (Review)

Ledaig 11yo by Old Particular (Single Cask Peated Malt Scotch Whisky Douglas Laing Tobermory Isle Of Mull BarleyMania)

A huge fan of peated malts, it should come as no surprise to you that the Isle of Islay is one of my very favorite whisky regions. But of course those 240 square miles of land at the western shore of Scotland are not the only place in the world where smokey drams are being produced. (more…)

Tobermory 21 by Cadenhead’s (Review)

Tobermory 21yo by Cadenhead's (Small Batch Single Malt Scotch Whisky Bourbon Cask BarleyMania)

Buying a single cask whisky by Scotland’s oldest independent bottler Cadenhead’s at Hanse Spirit has become somewhat of a tradition for me. Last year, I purchased a stellar Dalmore 24yo with a rum finish from their booth. This year, I went home with this outstanding Tobermory(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…)