Whisky

Williamson 2005 by Spirit & Cask Range (Whisky)

I must confess that this single cask bottling from the Spirit & Cask Range did not sound too tempting to me at first. In this age span, you find quite a lot of bourbon-matured whiskies from Southern Islay; and usually they are a bit more friendly to your wallet. (more…)

Master Class 2018 at Helgoheiner’s (Event)

Master Class 2018 at Helgoheiner's (Single Malt Whisky Tasting Helgoland Cask Grain Event)

When you visit the island of Helgoland, you are lucky if your stay correlates with one of Helgoheiner’s weekly whisky tastings (which usually take place on a Thursday afternoon). And you are even more lucky if you not only get to attend a regular event, but a masterclass. (more…)

Jura Whisky Festival 2018 in Hamburg (Event)

Jura Whisky Festival 2018 in Hamburg (Single Malt Islands Scotch Borco Marken Import Event Tasting)

I have never been to the Isle of Jura in my life. Yet, I have already attended the distillery’s annual whisky festival no less than three times! Sounds highly improbable, I know. But thanks to Jura’s distributor Borco Marken Import it is actually possible. (more…)

4 Single Cask Whiskies from Loch Lomond (Review Flight)

4x Single Cask Whisky by Loch Lomond Distillery (Malt Scotch Peat Inchmoan Inchmurrin Highlands Dram BarleyMania)

When Donald MacLellan, International Sales Manager of Loch Lomond Distillery, held a free tasting in Hamburg last month, I had to give the event a pass. As the guided degustation already started in the early afternoon, I could not get away from work early enough to join the fun. (more…)

Kiel Whisky Fair 2018 (Event)

Kieler Whisky Messe 2018 (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Blended Dram Event Kiel Tasting)

Last year I visited Kiel Whisky Fair, one of Germany’s longest-running spirit exhibitions, for the first time. Since I really enjoyed the small event’s intimate atmosphere, excellent line-up and nice location in the 4-star Steigenberger Conti Hansa hotel, my girlfriend Dini and I returned (more…)

SMWS Tasting & Pulled Pork BBQ by The Whisky Jack (Event)

SMWS Tasting Pulled Pork BBQ by The Whisky Jack (Single Malt Scotch Event Hamburg)

If you are a regular visitor of this wee blog o’ mine, you might have noticed that The Scotch Malt Whisky Society got featured quite prominently on BarleyMania in the recent past. There are two reasons for this: First, I am tremendously enjoying my membership (more…)

4 Whiskies from North Star’s new Series 004 (Review Flight)

Series 004 by North Star (Single Cask Malt Scotch Whisky Blend Ardbeg Bunnahabhain Vega Islay Royal Brackla Tasting Notes)

Although they have only been up to their tricks for one-and-a-half years, Glasgow’s North Star Spirits have made quite an impact in the whisky world with their well-chosen single cask bottlings and other limited editions. Quite recently they launched their fourth series of whiskies (more…)