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June 3, 2018
by Peter Krause
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New Bottler ‘The Shining Dram’ on the test track

The German whisky scene is alive and bubbling. New bottlers enter the market. Our friend Markus Bauer started a series called ‘The Shining Dram’ and provided me with his first releases (nice label designs). He has been drinking the water … Continue reading

Tennessee Whisky Fässle

May 11, 2017
by Peter Krause
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Whisky-Fässle Spring 2017 Releases

Will Jens have picked a loser this time – I seriously doubt it. The duck breeder keeps delivering. Here are my reviews of the new releases:   Blended Malt ‘very old’ Whisky-Fässle bottled 2016, sherry butt, 45,4% Comment: Loved the … Continue reading

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October 27, 2011
by Peter Krause
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Review: A Blend Worth Revisiting – Hankey Bannister 12 y.o. ‘Regency’ / World’s Greatest Whisky Revealed

Before we will talk about the World’s Greatest Whisky made at Old Pulteney 21 years ago – according to whisky-writer Jim Murray in the new Whisky Bible – soon (with tasting notes) we stay modest and humble today and try … Continue reading