Whisk(e)y

BarleyMania Birthday Bash ’17: Our 1st Big Whisky Give-Away

BarleyMania Birthday Bash '17 (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Blended Douglas Laing Bruichladdich Mackmyra Wolfburn Akashi Contest Giveaway Win Prize)

One year, wow! If we were a whisky rather than a blog, we would still be considered a spirit drink. But hey… even that 54-year-old Bowmore they have on display in the distillery’s beautiful tasting bar has not always been of biblical age. (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…)

Irish Diamonds 2005 Small Batch No. 03 by Alambic Classique (Review)

Irish Diamonds 2005 Small Batch No. 03 by Alambic Classique Collection (Single Malt Whiskey Ireland Wine Cask Tasting Notes)

“Gummi Bears, bouncing here and there and everywhere…” This is not only the chorus of an 80s TV show I loved to watch when I was a child, but it is also the first thing that came to my mind when I opened my bottle of this beautiful Irish Whiskey (more…)

Whic.de releases free E-Book on Irish Whiskey (News)

Irish Whiskey - Whiskey Von Der Grünen Insel by Whic.de (E-Book Free Download Pot Still Irland Kostenlos)

Headquartered in Munich and stocking over 1,700 whisk(e)y-related items, Whic.de is currently one of the fasted growing online whisk(e)y retailers in Germany. While their main business does certainly lie in selling the water of life, they are also very eager to educate their customers (more…)

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…)