Scotch

Kingsman – Old Forester meets GlenDronach at Passage Kino (Event)

GlenDronach meets Old Forester - Kingsman Special Screening (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Vintage 1991 Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey Brown Forman)

A few days ago, I received an e-mail from Florian Weiß of Kammer Kirsch – which is both a distillery in Southern Germany and an importer of brands like Arran, BenRiach, Glen Moray and GlenDronach. He invited me to a beautiful old-fashioned cinema (more…)

BarleyMania Birthday Bash ’17: Our 1st Big Whisky Give-Away

BarleyMania Birthday Bash '17 (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Blended Douglas Laing Bruichladdich Mackmyra Wolfburn Akashi Contest Giveaway Win Prize)

One year, wow! If we were a whisky rather than a blog, we would still be considered a spirit drink. But hey… even that 54-year-old Bowmore they have on display in the distillery’s beautiful tasting bar has not always been of biblical age. (more…)

Glenfiddich Project XX (Review)

Glenfiddich Project XX (Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Experimental Series Tasting Notes)

Not long ago, Speyside giants Glenfiddich revealed part three of their Experimental Series called Winter Storm. While I have not yet had the pleasure of trying this 21-year-old Scotch whisky finished in Canadian ice wine casks, I am lucky to call a bottle of its predecessor my own. (more…)

Whisky Tasting at Helgoheiner’s – September 2017 (Event)

Scotch Whisky Tasting at Helgoheiner's on Helgoland (Pfanner Adelphi The Wolfburn The Maltman Grainman Kilchoman Single Malt Grain Event)

Whenever you travel to Helgoland, you should definitely try to be there on a late Thursday afternoon as this is the time of Helgoheiner’s weekly whisky tasting. I already attended several of these gatherings and really enjoy the fact that they always offer six very nice drams (more…)

Ardbeg: “How An Oa is a whole new type of Ardbeg” (Interview)

Ardbeg An Oa Interview with Brandan McCarron (Islay Single Malt Peated Scotch Whisky Talk)

While Ardbeg’s new permanent expression An Oa has already been available for purchase in the UK for a few weeks, it officially launched in the rest of Europe today. We took the opportunity to reach out to the distillery’s Head of Maturing Whisky Stocks, Brendan McCarron (more…)

6 incredible XOP Whiskies by Douglas Laing, pt.2 (Review Flight)

Xtra Old Particular by Douglas Laing (Single Malt Grain Scotch Whisky North British Littlemill Macallan Cask)

Following up on last week’s blog post centering on a 55 years old grain whisky by North British, a 25 years old Lowlands jewel by Littlemill and a 40 years old Speyside masterpiece by Macallan, I am happy to review the remaining three expressions of the latest batch of XOP bottlings (more…)

Around the Whisk(e)y World with BSC (Tasting)

Around The World with Bremer Spirituosen Contor (Single Blended Malt Whisky Tasting Event Whiskey Bourbon)

In Jules Verne’s popular novel In 80 Days Around The World from 1873, it took well-heeled swashbuckler Phileas Fogg a total of 20,000 pounds and 80 days to circumvent the globe. Under the guidance of Timo Lambrecht of Bremer Spirituosen Contor, we did the same (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…)

6 incredible XOP Whiskies by Douglas Laing, pt. 1 (Review Flight)

Xtra Old Particular by Douglas Laing (Single Malt Grain Scotch Whisky North British Littlemill Macallan Cask)

When picking a whisky, the mere age of the distillate is hardly ever the key criteria on which I base my decision. Having already enjoyed more than just a few NAS bottlings and youngsters of exceptional quality, I have learned that there are beautiful whiskies of all ages (more…)