Whisk(e)y

Weinquelle Lühmann in Hamburg (Location)

Weinquelle Lühmann in Hamburg (Liquor Store Whisky Whiskey Bourbon Beverages Bottles Sale Mailorder Buy)

Given the fact that I live almost next door from Weinquelle Lühmann, it should come as no surprise that this is by far my most-visited liquor store in all of Hamburg. But even if I was not a quasi-neighbor of theirs, I would still come to see them regularly. (more…)

Ireland Tasting at Cadenhead’s Whisky Market (Event)

Ireland Tasting at Cadenhead's Whisky Market in Berlin (Irish Whiskey Pot Still Event The Pogues Tullamore DEW Powers)

Ever since I attended a Cadenhead masterclass at this year’s edition of Kiel Whisky Fair, I have been looking forward to my next trip to Berlin – the location of one of the two stores that Scotland’s oldest independent bottler operates in Germany. (more…)

News From Eire – Tasting at Der Zigarrenmacher (Event)

News From Eire - Tasting at Der Zigarrenmacher (Irish Whiskey Event Hamburg Altona Pot Still Drams)

A few months ago I got to know Stefan Bohn when he hosted an Arran tasting at this year’s Hamburg-based whisky fair Hanse Spirit. Shortly after, I found out that he also offers regular tastings in a much cosier environment, namely Der Zigarrenmacher in Hamburg-Altona. This month, Stefan welcomed a wee round of eight guests to a tasting focusing on Irish Whiskey. The gathering took place in a small and very homely room, where water, bread and chocolate were readily prepared for everyone. Upon entering the cigar shop that we had to pass in order to reach the tasting room, we were also free to pick a cigar of our fancy from the full assortment. (more…)

Open Whisky Tasting and BBQ at Weinkellerei von Have (Event)

Open Tasting & BBQ at Von Have (Single Malt Scotch Irish Whiskey Blend Dram Event)

Last January I attended an open tasting at Hamburg-based winery Weinkellerei von Have. I enjoyed that evening so much that it was no question I also had to get a ticket to their open whisky tasting on the last weekend in June. While von Have already hosted several of these events before (more…)

Whisky Tasting at Helgoheiner’s (Event)

Whisky Tasting at Helgoheiner's (Single Malt Scotch Whiskey Bourbon Tasting Event Helgoland)

Amiably referred to as Helgoheiner by drammers from all over Germany and beyond, Heiner’s Duty-Free-Shop is one of the most well-regarded whisky institutions on Helgoland, Germany’s only island in the open sea. Specializing in single cask bottlings (more…)

Hyde No. 5 Burgundy Cask Finish (Review)

Hyde No5 Burgundy Cask Finish (Irish Single Grain Whiskey Ireland Dram BarleyMania)

Irish whiskey was out of fashion for a long time. During these hard years many distilleries and brands disappeared from the market for good. But nowadays the Irish whiskey industry is alive again and new distilleries from all over the country have begun to make names for themselves. (more…)

West Cork 12yo Sherry Cask (Review)

West Cork 12yo Sherry Cask (Irish Single Malt Whiskey Finish Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

I first stumbled across West Cork Distillers when I was looking for not-yet-discovered treasures in the world of whisk(e)y in some online shops. I ordered a bottle of their limited edition Cask Collection series with a rum finish. I really enjoyed it and so the bottle was emptied way too fast. (more…)