Whisky

Black Bottle – Alchemy Series: Virtual Launch Event for “Andean Oak” and “Smoke & Dagger” (Tasting)

“I love working on Black Bottle Blended Scotch Whisky,” said the Distell Group’s Master Blender Julieann Fernandez early on in this virtual launch event via Zoom. “It is such an experimental brand that constantly allows me and my colleagues to challenge existing conventions (more…)

3x Single Cask Whisky Bottling by Flickenschild: Tomatin, Mortlach & Ardmore (Review Flight)

Header image of 3x Single Cask Scotch Whisky from Flickenschild (Tomatin, Mortlach, Ardmore)

Last month, I received a wee parcel from Flickenshild whisky shop in Itzehoe, Northern Germany. The content: Three samples of their most recent exclusives, realized in collaboration with renowned indie bottlers Wu Dram Clan and Hunter Laing as well as fellow spirits dealers (more…)

Kammer-Kirsch introduces The M&H Distillery from Israel: Milk & Honey Tasting in Hamburg (Tasting)

Impressions from Kammer-Kirsch's whisky tasting with Shilton Almeida from The Milk & Honey Distillery in Hamburg

Before he joined The M&H Distillery in Israel as Area Sales Manager and Brand Ambassador in early 2022, Shilton Almeida was with Paul John Whisky for ten years. During that time, seemingly everyone in the whisky world had raised a glass with him at one occasion or another (more…)

Lochlea Our Barley – A Virtual Dramming Session with John Campbell (Tasting)

Lochlea Distillery - Single Malt Lowlands Scotch Whisky Online Tasting by Kirsch Import

“After 27 years at Laphroaig, I knew all the answers there,” said whisky veteran John Campbell at one point throughout this online tasting. “However, when I moved on to Lochlea, many things were new to me. It felt good to be somewhat uncertain again and to take on a new challenge, too.” (more…)

Lindores Abbey Tasting at Restaurant Hoi An in Hamburg-Harburg (Tasting)

Impressions of Prineus' exclusive Lindores Abbey whisky tasting at restaurant Hoi An in Hamburg-Harburg

In the light of the new spirits fair Just Whisky Hamburg, alcohols importer Prineus GmbH held a brilliant tie-in event. At the classy premises of top-quality Vietnamese restaurant Hoi An in Hamburg-Harburg, the company ran an exclusive Lindores Abbey tasting. (more…)

Just Whisky Hamburg ’22 (Fair)

Impressions of Just Whisky Hamburg '22

In Hamburg, we have a strong whisky scene with lots of great bars, shops, events, and people. Still, I am always psyched when another dramming attraction comes to my home turf. These days, we were fortunate to welcome a new fair in town: Just Whisky Hamburg. (more…)

Floki Distiller’s Choice 2016/2022 – Icelandic Single Cask Whisky (Review)

Header image of Floki Distiller's Choice Icelanding Single Malt Whisky drawn from an Oloroso Sherry cask

Iceland-based Eimverk Distillery is best known in the dramming community as the maker of Floki. Over the last couple of years, the brand has made quite a name for itself, also internationally. Still, annual production at Eimverk remains so small that all of its releases so far (more…)

An evening with Robin Laing and Bruichladdich – hosted by Flickenschild (Event)

Impressions from an evening with Robin Laing and Bruichladdich in Itzehoe, Germany hosted by Flickenshild Whisky Merchants

When whisky bard Robin Laing asked the audience “How many of you have Bruichladdich as their favorite distillery?”, several hands went up including his own. And indeed, whether you are a die-hard fan or an occasional sipper, one thing you can hardly deny: The legendary Islay unit (more…)

Fading Hill – German Whisky Tasting via Zoom (Tasting)

Impressions of Fading Hill German Single Malt Whisky Zoom Tasting

The home of Fading Hill Birkenhof filled its first whisky cask in the early 2000s. That makes the place one of Germany’s oldest manufacturers in this domain. Its general history in spirit production, however, is even longer: The family-owned craft unit started way back in 1848 (more…)

Fary Lochan 5yo “Nettle-smoked” by Whisky Druid (Review)

of Fary Lochan 5yo by Whisky Druid

Recently, petite Danish distillery Fary Lochan has spawned an increasing number of indie releases. The latest offering of such nature is this 5-year-old single cask bottling via Germany’s Whisky Druid. As a die-hard Fary Lochan fan, I did not think twice about getting it; (more…)