Tasting

“SMWS X Buddelship” Whisky & Craft Beer Tasting at Bar Oorlam (Tasting)

The SMWS X Buddelship Whisky Craft Beer Tasting at Bar Oorlam in Hamburg (Single Malt Scotch Boilermaker Event)

When you are looking for a whisky tasting with a twist in Hamburg, Gearoid O’Callaghan, also known as The Whisky Jack, is the man to talk to.  In addition to Scottish and Irish whisk(e)y, he is also well-versed in coffee, craft beer and trend food. (more…)

Weinquelle Lühmann’s “100 Years” Tasting incl. Black Bowmore 42yo (Tasting)

Weinquelle Lühmann 100 Years Tasting (Black Bowmore Glenrothes Talisker Bruichladdich Ardbeg Glenfarclas Single Malt Scotch Whisky Event)

Located right next to where I live, the Weinquelle Lühmann shop in Hamburg is my favorite liquor store of all. It is there that I bought my first bottle of single malt Scotch whisky about four years ago (which was Jura’s wonderful Diurach’s Own, if I remember correctly). (more…)

Bladnoch Tasting with David Prior in Hamburg (Tasting)

Bladnoch Tasting by Alba Import in Hamburg (Lowlands Single Malt Scotch Whisky Event)

“When you set forth to buy a Scotch distillery”, whisky entrepreneur David Prior smirked, “you won’t find one. The distillery will find you”. With this remark, the well-spoken Australian referred to the fact that it is incredibly hard to obtain a whisky production site on Scottish soil (more…)

“Twins & Twins” – Hansemalt’s Whisky Wednesday with The SMWS (Tasting)

Hansemalt The SMWS Tasting in Hamburg (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Speyside Islay Event)

For nearly two years, Chris Rickert (owner of Hansemalt and organizer of Hanse Spirit) was the official brand ambassador for The Scotch Malt Whisky Society in my hometown of Hamburg. Sadly, the two parties went separate ways at the end of 2018. (more…)

Kingsbarns Dream To Dram Premiere Tasting at Hanse Spirit (Tasting)

Kingsbarns Dream To Dram Premiere Tasting at Hanse Spirit by Alba Import / Vibrant Stills (Lowlands Single Malt Whisky Distillery)

The big wait is over! A month after they released their first single cask whisky exclusively for the members of their Founders’ Club, the Kingsbarns Distillery in Fife has now put out its debut core expression, monickered Dream To Dram. On Thursday, I was lucky to try this (more…)

BorderShop Whisky Festival ’18 incl. Bruichladdich masterclass (Event)

BorderShop Whisky & Rom Festival 2018 (Single Malt Scotch Dram Whiskey Islay Event)

In regard to its setting, line-up and atmosphere, the BorderShop Whisky Festival – which recently got rebranded as Whisky & Rom Festival – is unlike any other fair I ever visited. Last weekend, I went there for the third time. As always, I had an absolute blast strolling from booth to booth (more…)