Scotch

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…)

Glen Elgin 20yo “Tropical Fruit Banquet” by Wemyss (Review)

Glen Elgin 20yo by Wemyss Malts "Tropical Fruit Banquet" (Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Bourbon Cask)

Most of the time, composing tasting notes for a single cask bottling by Wemyss Malts is pretty easy. Cause thankfully the family-owned independent bottler has a habit of picking very telling names for its whiskies that usually do the character of the associated spirit great justice. (more…)

Weinquelle Lühmann in Hamburg (Location)

Weinquelle Lühmann in Hamburg (Liquor Store Whisky Whiskey Bourbon Beverages Bottles Sale Mailorder Buy)

Given the fact that I live almost next door from Weinquelle Lühmann, it should come as no surprise that this is by far my most-visited liquor store in all of Hamburg. But even if I was not a quasi-neighbor of theirs, I would still come to see them regularly. (more…)

Douglas Laing to build Urban Distillery in Glasgow (News)

Douglas Laiing Govan Distillvery Glasgow (River Clyde Lowlands Single Malt Scotch Whisky Pacific Quay)

Having recorded double digit growth in the past three years and doubled its size in the last four years, Glasgow-based bottlers and blenders Douglas Laing & Co. are ready to take their business to the next level and announce “the biggest news in [their] 70 year history” (more…)

3 single cask Whiskies by North Star (Review Flight)

3 Single Cask Whiskies by Norht Star (Glenallachie Islay Malt British series 002 Tasting Notes)

Exactly one week ago, Tobi introduced you to the three “exotic” releases of North Star Spirits’ recently released series 002, namely a blend, a bourbon and a sherry. This week we got our hands on a trio of their new single cask Scotch whiskies. (more…)

Pernod Ricard Tasting with The Glenlivet, Aberlour & Longmorn at Christiansen’s (Event)

Pernod Ricard Tasting at Christiansen's (Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Longmorn Ballantine's The Glenlivet Aberlour Event)

Although I had enjoyed drams at Christiansen’s before, I never got to attend one of the many tastings they host in their premises throughout the year. So when I read on Facebook that the bar would stage a Pernod Ricard masterclass with renowned spirits consultant Jürgen Deibel (more…)

Strathclyde Grain Distillery in Glasgow (Location)

Strathclyde Distillery in Glasgow (Grain Scotch Whisky Pernod Ricard Ballantine's Chivas Regal Visit)

With its puffing chimneys, entangled pipelines, enormous tanks and squarish buildings, Strathclyde Distillery looks nothing like the picturesque whisky production sites you often find perpetuated on the front sides or postcards or the pages of illustrated books. (more…)

Wolfburn: “How Thurso’s Finest took the Whisky World by Storm” (Interview)

Wolfburn - Thurso's Finest (Nothern Highlands Single Malt Scotch Whisky Shane Fraser Interview)

Recently, I was lucky to win a bottle of Wolfburn’s precious Kylver II in a Facebook give-away. Since I have been a fan of the young Highlands distillery for quite some time (I bought my bottle of Northland back when it was still called First Release) (more…)