Tasting

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…)

Langatun Swiss Whisky Tasting hosted by Hansemalt (Event)

Langatun Swiss Whisky Tating at Hansemalt (Single Malt Cask Strength Switzerland Old Bear Deer)

“The wine cask is for us what the ex-bourbon cask is for others”, said Langatun’s co-owner and Head of Sales Christoph Nyfeler early on in his Swiss whisky tasting at the premises of Hansemalt in Hamburg – a statement that surely made the two handful of whisky enthusiasts (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…)

Irish Whiskey Special Tasting by The Whisky Jack (Event)

Irish Whiskey Special Tasting at Kittel's by The Whisky Jack (Kilbeggan Roe & Co Tyrconnell Tullamore DEW Irish Diamonds Connemara)

Gearoid O’Callaghan, who runs The Whisky Jack, and I first got to know each other through Instagram, where the cheerful Irishman commented on a whisky photo of mine. We stayed in contact ever since, but although we both live in the same city, we never actually got to meet (more…)

Slyrs Bavarian Whisky Tasting at Christiansen’s (Event)

Slyrs Bavarian Single Malt Tasting at Christiansen's (Whisky Cask Strength Event Lantenhammer Bayern Brotzeit)

When Bavarian fruit brandy makers Lantenhammer decided to distill their first whisky in 1999, there was not really a market for such a product. Still, they deemed the experiment worth a try – after all, whisky was big in Scotland at that time (more…)

Signatory and Gordon & MacPhail Tasting at Koepenicker Whiskyfest (Event)

Signatory and Gordon MacPhail Tasting by Passion Whisky at Köpernicker Whiskyfest (Single Malt Cask Scotch Event Fair)

You might have realized that I am a big fan of independent bottlings. So when I visited Köpenicker Whiskyfest on the first weekend in September, I had to attend in the Signatory and Gordon & MacPhail tasting on Saturday evening. (more…)

Whisky & Chocolate Paring with Villa Konthor at Köpernicker Whiskyfest (Event)

Whisky and Chocolate Pairing with Villa Konthor at Köpenicker Whiskyfest (Single Malt Scotch Dram Food Deanston Bunnahabhain Tobermory Ledaig)

Each year on the first weekend of September, Berlin is not only the capital of Germany but also the most important destination for whisky enthusiasts in the whole country. Not only one but two whisky fairs take place in Berlin during that time. One of these, the Köpenicker Whiskyfest (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…)