Hamburg

“Whisky Blending Seminar” by The Whisky Jack (Event)

Tasting & Blending Seminar by The Whisky Jack (Malt Grain Scotch Vatting Event BarleyMania)

In a way, whisky blending is like alchemy. Cause just like the proto-scientists of yore, whisky blenders also create an elixir of life (“aqua vitae”), turn differing raw materials into gold (albeit in liquid form) and produce a universal solvent (if the blend is good, one sip is all it takes (more…)

BBQ, Boilermaker & Bowery with ÜberQuell & Bulleit (Event)

Here in Hamburg, a boilermaker is called a “Herrengedeck”. You can order it in every bar or tavern, no matter how run-down the place or how small their assortment. When you ask for it, you will normally receive a bottle of Holsten or Astra and a shot of hard liquor. (more…)

Ardeg An Oa Tasting and BBQ at Spirituosen Wolf (Event)

Ardbeg An Oa Barbecue (Spirituosen Wolf Ambassy Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Peated)

With An Oa, which is named after the rounded peninsula in the Southwest of Islay that shields the Kildalton distilleries from the roaring waves and raging winds of the Atlantic ocean, Ardbeg has recently added the first new bottling to its core range in almost 10 years! (more…)

Irish Whiskey Special Tasting by The Whisky Jack (Event)

Irish Whiskey Special Tasting at Kittel's by The Whisky Jack (Kilbeggan Roe & Co Tyrconnell Tullamore DEW Irish Diamonds Connemara)

Gearoid O’Callaghan, who runs The Whisky Jack, and I first got to know each other through Instagram, where the cheerful Irishman commented on a whisky photo of mine. We stayed in contact ever since, but although we both live in the same city, we never actually got to meet (more…)

Glenfiddich and Überquell Tasting at Christiansen’s (Event)

Glenfiddich & Überquell Tasting at Christiansen's (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Dram Speyside Craft Beer Hamburg Event)

The story of Glenfiddich is a story of maverickness. Ever since the first drops of spirit dribbled out of the new-found distillery’s pot stills in 1887, the family-owned company has been striving to do things a little different. In 1963 they jumped into a blue ocean (more…)

Jura Tastival 2017 in Hamburg (Event)

Jura Tastival 2017 in Hamburg (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Fest Tasting Food Pairing)

About two weeks after Jura had its opening day at Feis Ile 2017, the cherished island distillery invited its fans to another festivity. This time, however, the celebrations did not take place on the isle of Jura itself, but in Northern Germany. Organized by Jura’s importer (more…)