Speyside

The Explorers Tour at Glenfiddich Distillery (Tour)

The Explorers Tour at Glendfiddich Distillery in Dufftown (Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Experience)

When my girlfriend Dini and I arrived at Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown, our experience started in quite an uncommon way, namely with a modeling session. As we were about to enter the visitor centre, photographer John Paul stopped us and asked if we would mind serving as extras (more…)

The Six Pillars Tour at The Macallan Distillery (Tour)

The Six Pillars Tour at The Macallan Distillery (Single Malt Speyside Scotch Whisky Experience)

“This spirit can restore you / It’s the finest I have seen / With my own eyes / With my own eyes,” sings whisky bard Robin Laing in his beautiful piece “Macallan” from the acclaimed “Whisky For Breakfast” album. While I have already seen the cherished Speyside distillery’s excellent product (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…)

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…)

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…)