Hanse Spirit

Hanse Spirit 2019 – The Whisky & Spirit Fair in Hamburg (Event)

Hanse Spirit 2019 in Hamburg (Whisky Whiskey Bourbon Spirit Tasting Fair Event

Let me cut straight to the chase: This year’s Hanse Spirit was a blast! Organizer Chris Rickert and his team managed to keep all of last year’s benefits (such as the beautiful location and the excellent line-up), while simultaneously improving everything that still left room for embetterment (more…)

“Douglas Laing’s Best Bottlings” Tasting at Hanse Spirit 2018 (Event)

"Douglas Laing's Best Bottlings" Tasting at Hanse Spirit (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting Glentauchers Glengoyne Blended Remarkable)

Although I met Douglas Laing’s Global Brand Ambassador Jan Beckers quite a few times in the last years, I never got to attend one of his tastings. So when I saw that he would not only man the booth of the company’s German importer Bremer Spirituosen Contor (more…)

The Whiskey Makers Series by Jameson – Tasting (Event)

The Maker's Series by Jameson - Tasting (Hanse Spirit 2017 Pernod Ricard Irish Whiskey Dram Whisky Blog BarleyMania)

“Sine metu”, our host Laurie told us in her introduction to this tasting held at Hanse Spirit 2017, means “without fear” in Latin. Ever since John Jameson moved to Dublin in the late 18th century with his wife and many children, the founder of Jameson distillery lived by this credo. (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…)

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…)