Scandinavia

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…)

Mackmyra Jaktlycka Launch Event at Christiansen’s (Tasting)

Mackmyra Jaktlycka Launch Tasting at Christiansen's in Hamburg (Sweden Single Malt Whisky Event BarleyMania)

Today, long-running Swedish whisky makers Mackmyra have launched their annual limited edition for the winter season of 2020. This year’s bottling is called Jaktlycka, which means “Good hunting!” in the native tongue of those who crafted the spirit. Jaktlycka is finished in … (more…)

2x Single Malt Whisky from Myken and Whic (Review Flight)

Single Malt Scotch Scandinavian Whisky by Myken and Bunnahabhain (Whic Peat Islay Norway Blog Tasting Notes)

Most of the time when I review samples, I try to group them together thematically. For example, I have done review flights for whiskies that all came from the same company, the same product line or the same country. In this case, however, there is not really a common thread. (more…)

3x Danish Single Malt Whisky by Fary Lochan, Mosgaard & Stauning (Review Flight)

3x Single Malt Danish Whisky by Fary Lochan, Moosgard & Stauning (Denmark Organic Sherry Dram Tasting Notes Blog)

In the last few years, Denmark has emerged to become one of my favorite whisky countries. I just love the attitude, the approach and, of course, the products of our neighbouring distillers in the north. Three Danish production sites I enjoy a lot are Fary Lochan, Mosgaard and Stauning. (more…)

1x Single Malt Whisky and 1x Gin by Myken Distillery (Review Flight)

Whisky and Gin by Myken Distillery from Norway (Peated Sherry Single Malt Arctic Spirit Scandinavia Tasting Notes)

Located at 66°45’39N and 12°28’39E, Myken Destilleri is currently the northernmost whisky production site in the world. Luckily, I do not have to travel past the northern polar cycle to try their well-crafted products. Here in Germany, Myken Destilleri is represented and distributed (more…)

Holy Sh!t Shopping ’19 with Kyrö, Stork & Dolleruper Whisky (Event)

Holy Shit Shopping 2019 in Hamburg (Kyrö Distillery Stork Dolleruper Destille Rye Whisky Fair Event)

On the Third Sunday in Advent, my girlfriend Dini and I attended the Hamburg edition of Holy Shit Shopping to look for Christmas gifts. The event promotion promised a three-figure amount of exhibitors from all disciplines of the creative domain: (more…)

Visiting Stauning Whisky at Man’s World in Hamburg (Event)

Stauning Whisky at Man's World in Hamburg (Danish Distillery Tasting Event BarleyMania)

“We’re at Man’s World this weekend, because we want to show people that Stauning is a little different. We honor traditions, of course. But we also like to try new stuff. We’re not the kind of whisky that your grandpa drinks in his study room,” says Kristian Schweitzer (more…)

Mosgaard Whisky from Denmark: Open Tasting at Getränke-Paradies Wolf (Tasting)

Mosgaard Whisky from Denmark (Organic Dansk Single Malt Tasting Notes Dram Event BarleyMania)

In 2015, Jes Mosgaard quit his job as an engineer and turned his hobby – brewing and distilling – into a profession. In his own production site, Mosgaard Distillery, he began to create exactly the kind of spirit that he himself enjoyed best: a fruity, sweet and soft distillate (more…)

Fary Lochan 6yo “141.1 – Dramlet: the Dark Prince of Denmark!” by SMWS (Review)

Fary Lochan 6yo by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (Single Cask Danish Sherry Dram Tasting Notes)

“To be or not to be?” – In case of “Dramlet: the Dark Prince of Denmark!” there is but one reply to the great playwright William Shakespeare’s existential question. And that is “To be!” on all levels. To be the first Danish whisky in the portfolio of the renowned Scotch Malt Whisky Society. (more…)