Hamburg

Hanse Spirit 2023 in Hamburg – Part Two (Fair)

Impressions of Hanse Spirit 2023 in Hamburg

And my Hanse Spirit 2023 recap continues … as you might have seen, “Part One” of my two-bit event summary focused on the Scotch, Irish Whiskey, and Bourbon I drank at the fair. If you have not yet read it, just click here and check it out. (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…)

Odds & Evens Whisky: Launch Party at Bar Oorlam in Hamburg (Event)

Odds & Evens Whisky Launch Event Tasting at Bar Oorlam in Hamburg

“This feels like celebrating my birthday … only better!” – Tasting host and whisky expert Gearoid O’Callaghan had a big smile on his face, when he poured me a dram of Odds & Evens Batch 01 last night. For obvious reasons, this new small batch release is extra-close to cheerful Irishman’s (more…)

Whisky Weeks 2022 at Alsterhaus in Hamburg (Fair)

Impressions of Whisky Weeks 2022 at Alsterhaus in Hamburg

For several years now, I have been a regular visitor to Whisky Weeks at Alsterhaus. In case you have not heard of it before, Whisky Weeks is the annual in-house dramming show of one of the most glamorous shopping centers in my home town of Hamburg. (more…)

Kammer-Kirsch introduces The M&H Distillery from Israel: Milk & Honey Tasting in Hamburg (Tasting)

Impressions from Kammer-Kirsch's whisky tasting with Shilton Almeida from The Milk & Honey Distillery in Hamburg

Before he joined The M&H Distillery in Israel as Area Sales Manager and Brand Ambassador in early 2022, Shilton Almeida was with Paul John Whisky for ten years. During that time, seemingly everyone in the whisky world had raised a glass with him at one occasion or another (more…)

Lindores Abbey Tasting at Restaurant Hoi An in Hamburg-Harburg (Tasting)

Impressions of Prineus' exclusive Lindores Abbey whisky tasting at restaurant Hoi An in Hamburg-Harburg

In the light of the new spirits fair Just Whisky Hamburg, alcohols importer Prineus GmbH held a brilliant tie-in event. At the classy premises of top-quality Vietnamese restaurant Hoi An in Hamburg-Harburg, the company ran an exclusive Lindores Abbey tasting. (more…)

Just Whisky Hamburg ’22 (Fair)

Impressions of Just Whisky Hamburg '22

In Hamburg, we have a strong whisky scene with lots of great bars, shops, events, and people. Still, I am always psyched when another dramming attraction comes to my home turf. These days, we were fortunate to welcome a new fair in town: Just Whisky Hamburg. (more…)

Whisky Weeks 2021 at Alsterhaus in Hamburg (Fair)

Whisky Weeks 2021 at Alsterhaus in Hamburg (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Cocktails Event Festival Tasting BarleyMania)

Finally: another whisky fair! Earlier this month, the prestigious Alsterhaus in Hamburg held its annual Whisky Weeks again. Whereas the multi-day festival was quite the event in the past, it only happened in a very reduced form in 2020 due to the unsteady corona situation. (more…)

Bushmills Irish Whiskey – Open Tasting at Alsterhaus (Event)

Bushmills Irish Whiskey Open Tasting at Alsterhaus in Hamburg (10yo Cognac Cask 28yo Malaga Causeway Collection)

At the end of 2020, many things in our lives are much different from how they were in the previous years. Be it working, traveling, commuting, socializing, shopping or running daily errants – the corona pandemic has turned pretty much all of our routines upside down. (more…)

Stauning Whisky “New Bottle Design” Launch Event in Hamburg (Event)

Stauning Whisky New Bottle Design Launch Event in Hamburg (Bar Le Lion Kirsch Whisky Cocktails Denmark Tasting)

When nine Danish friends decided to found their country’s first whisky distillery in 2005, they gave it their everything. Besides their savings, they also put their blood, sweat, tears and time into the project. And – most importantly – their heart. Luckily for them and us, the effort paid off. (more…)