Flickenschild

3x Single Cask Whisky Bottling by Flickenschild: Auchroisk & 2x Caol Ila (Review Flight)

Header image of 3x Single Cask Scotch Whisky by Flickenschild (2x Caol Ila & 1x Auchroisk)

The new three-piece range of single cask bottlings by Flickenschild has a simply yet evocative name: “Slainte”. Graced with stylish illustrations by North-German artist Mats Matthée, each member of the trio cuts a mighty fine figure both on the outside and on the inside. (more…)

Hanse Spirit 2023 in Hamburg – Part One (Fair)

Impressions of Hanse Spirit 2023 in Hamburg

From 26 to 28 January 2023, Hanse Spirit returned to my hometown of Hamburg. With a colorful roster of exhibitors, the popular whisky and spirits fair made a strong bounce-back from its two-year break. As compared to the last installments (more…)

3x Single Cask Whisky Bottling by Flickenschild: Tomatin, Mortlach & Ardmore (Review Flight)

Header image of 3x Single Cask Scotch Whisky from Flickenschild (Tomatin, Mortlach, Ardmore)

Last month, I received a wee parcel from Flickenshild whisky shop in Itzehoe, Northern Germany. The content: Three samples of their most recent exclusives, realized in collaboration with renowned indie bottlers Wu Dram Clan and Hunter Laing as well as fellow spirits dealers (more…)

An evening with Robin Laing and Bruichladdich – hosted by Flickenschild (Event)

Impressions from an evening with Robin Laing and Bruichladdich in Itzehoe, Germany hosted by Flickenshild Whisky Merchants

When whisky bard Robin Laing asked the audience “How many of you have Bruichladdich as their favorite distillery?”, several hands went up including his own. And indeed, whether you are a die-hard fan or an occasional sipper, one thing you can hardly deny: The legendary Islay unit (more…)

Hanse Spirit 2017 – Explore the liquid life (Event)

Hanse Spirit 2017 (Whisky Fair Hamburg Spirits Whiskey Gin Vodka Rum Drinks Event)

From February 17 to 19, Northern Germany’s biggest whisk(e)y and spirits fair, Hanse Spirit, took place in Hamburg – for the seventh time in a row. Needless to say that the BarleyMania gang did not think twice about going there. (more…)