Tasting

Auchentoshan, Glenrothes & Ardmore Tasting (Event)

Beam Suntory Tasting with Auchentoshan, Glenrothes & Ardmore (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Event Lowlands Highlands Speyside Sherry)

In 2017, I took part in no less than five tastings and masterclasses at Christiansen’s Fine Drinks & Cocktails. Since I really enjoyed each and every one of these experiences, I came out of hibernation rather early this year to make sure I would not miss the afore-mentioned bar’s kick-off event (more…)

“Salt – Sugar – Smoke” Tasting by The Whisky Jack (Events)

"Salt - Sugar - Smoke" Tasting by The Whisky Jack (Islands Maritime Single Malt Scotch Teaninich Isle of Jura Longrow Springbank Laphroaig Bruichladdich Octomore)

“I’m sorry, guys. But when you buy a bottle like this and keep it to yourself rather than share it with your friends, you’re a loser”, said The Whisky Jack’s Gearoid O’Callaghan last Thursday, when he popped the cork off the Octomore 08.1 (more…)

“Nordish by Nature” with Julia Nourney at Bottle Market (Event)

Nordish By Nature Tasting at Bottle Market (Swedish Danish Single Malt Whisky Stauning Mackmyra Box Floki Event)

This year was the first time I did not only spend a single day at Bottle Market. Instead, I convinced my wife to find a nice hotel and stay in Bremen for the whole weekend. After starting slowly with a few drams on Friday evening, we returned to the fair on Saturday morning (more…)

Gonzales Byass Sherry Tasting at Christiansen’s (Event)

Gonzalez Byass Sherry Tasting at Christiansen's (Whisky Spain Bodega Credeira Hamburg Event Wine)

As a passionate drammer, sherry is certainly not unknown to me. Yet, I have to confess that most of my touchpoints with this beverage did not happen in pure form but via the “detour” of whisky. For whatever reason, I have rarely ever poured myself a sherry on its own so far. (more…)

Tobermory and Ledaig Tasting at Christiansen’s (Event)

Tobermory and Ledaig Tasting at Christiansen's (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Isle of Mull Peated Rarity Event)

Considering how good they are at throwing memorable parties and giving people an amazing time, it does not really come as a surprise that the team of Christiansen’s in Hamburg hauled out the big guns to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their amazing whisky and cocktail bar. (more…)

Hansemalt Rum Tasting with Ron Maja, Matugga & Whisper (Tasting)

Rum Tasting at Hansemalt with Whisper, Matugga and Ron Maja (Spirits Event Brans Entrepreneurs Drinks)

Every now and then you have to broaden your perspective. While I have definitely visited a fair share of whisky tastings, I can unfortunately not say the same about events focussing on other types of spirits. So when Chris Rickert of Hansemalt asked me if I wanted to attend a rum tasting (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…)