Pit Krause beim BR 3

May 20, 2017
by Peter Krause
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Verkostungen, Tasting-Seminare und Events 2017 – ständig aktualisiert

Hier findet Ihr unsere kommenden Veranstaltungen (stets offen für Neulinge trotz Clubs privater Natur – wir arbeiten gemeinnützig ohne Gewinnabsicht, um Freunde flüssiger Genüsse zu treffen, Kosten zu minimieren und besondere Abfüllungen probieren zu können). Hierzu laden wir herzlich ein. … Continue reading

littlemill holy crab preview

June 28, 2014
by Peter Krause
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Review: Great New Archives Bottlings (Bunnahabhain 1990, Glen Keith 1992, Glen Spey 1988 and three Littlemill from 1988, 1989 and 1990)

Hooorrraaayy – our friends from the Netherlands have just released their new bottlings. These new Samoan fishes and crabs left me impressed like Robben, I have to admit. Let me share my quick tasting notes

Bavarian Duck

May 12, 2014
by Peter Krause
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Whiskyfässle-Review: Miltonduff 1995 and Ledaig 2005

Whenever Jens Unterweger announces new bottlings to come I wonder which ducks the bottles will show. I have made the suggestion “roasted” or “SM” already, hopefully

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March 7, 2014
by Peter Krause
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A new Blockbuster: Hepburn’s Choice

In times of crazy whisky prices we need affordable and good daily drams. If this is what you are looking for, the following series called Hepburn’s Choice is hard to beat

Glen Keith Tasting Fellows

March 6, 2014
by Peter Krause
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Whisky from next door: Tasting Fellows (Independent Bottler)

When I learnt about this project, I loved it from the start. A group of friends decided to bottle their own – hence the name “Tasting Fellows“. As you might know, it

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March 5, 2014
by Peter Krause
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Tasting: Summer-Jamboree vor dem Vatertag (28. Mai bei Ziegler – Feine Kost) – meine Whisky-, Rum- und Cognac-Specials

Wir haben in den Sommer verschoben – wer da nicht dabei ist, insbesondere zu diesem fairen Preis, dem ist nicht mehr zu helfen. Pit holt zehn seiner ganz besonderen Flaschen aus seiner Kollektion, um sie

first editions single malt range

January 6, 2014
by Peter Krause
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Review: New First Editions Bottlings

Andrew Laing’s new bottlings have sat on my shelf for a while, now let’s taste them. I went through the releaes twice. Overall, the quality is good and some

GlenGlassaugh Massandra series Collection

August 31, 2013
by Peter Krause
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Review: Glenglassaugh Massandra Collection

Glenglassaugh from way back, always a treat. I wanted to try the Massandra Collection (more information here and there – and there are even some videos about

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August 25, 2013
by Peter Krause
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Review: New Whisky-Fässle Bottlings (Glen Keith, Bowmore, Tamdhu, Auchroisk, Bunnahabhain, Clynelish)

Our friend Jens Unterweger has proven time and again that he has a fine nose for finding the best cask out of a series. Did he do it again? Read my review here:

Row of SMWS Bottles

July 26, 2013
by Peter Krause
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Speedtasting the new SMWS-Releases (June/July 2013)

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has gained a well-deserved good reputation as an independent bottler. Here are their new releases in a quick review:

Samoan Fish

July 23, 2013
by Peter Krause
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Archives: New Bottlings (Fishes of Samoa) Reviewed – Tormore, Bunnahabhain, Glenfarclas)

On such a hot day it is time for fish – let’s try the long expected new series by our friends at whiskybase.com / Archives called ‘The Fishes of Samoa’ with their beautiful labels:

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May 12, 2013
by Peter Krause
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Slowdrink-Whiskyabend bei Munich Spirits – Fine Old Drams in Fassstärke

Bitte klickt auf folgenden Link zum Einladungs-pdf (am 6. Juni): Einladung Juni 2013 Munich Spirits and slowdrink

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December 25, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Merry Christmas with five Drams

As a Christmas warm-up, I could try some nice drams yesterday. I simply browsed through the sample cabinet and picked up some whiskies I was in the mood for, so

Bowmore in storm from poster

November 26, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: A 23 y.o. Bowmore from 1989 (Sherry Cask)

What a cool label and what an enticing colour this new Agency bottling has! I was very curious to try this 23 y.o. sherried Bowmore a week ago. Since then it received

Laphroaig Distillery

November 25, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Laphroaig 17 y.o. ‘Fights’ from 1995

Laphroaig is one of the most reliable distilleries. When it comes to Bourbon cask Laph, I never had a real letdown so far. Today I am having a medium-aged

Bunnahabhain Distillery small

November 23, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: An Austrian Bunnie from 1991

Austria has proven to be whisky-savvy many times. This rings true once again in the case of the Single Cask Collection, Austria’s independent bottler. They

Herrenabend Tasting Whisky München Regensburg

November 11, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Unser Weihnachtsgeschenk-Tipp: Herrenabend – deluxe: Whisky, Steaks und scharfe Klingen

DAS Geschenk für Männer: unsere ‘Alternativ-Veranstaltung’ zu Weiberfasching am 7. Februar 2013, ein wahrer Herrenabend mit fantastischen Genüssen.

Bunnahabhain Distillery small

November 10, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Three recent Bunnahabhain

Long time no hear … we had a lot of tastings and media events going on, and then a virus hit the whole family and my nose. Well, what can you do …? Now I am back at the tasting … Continue reading

Caol Ila Stills and Paps

October 22, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Three older Caol Ila

Older Caol Ila can be gems that are still reasonably priced – once they hit 30 years they often display a very complex profile. Today I am comparing three older

Glen Keith sign

October 14, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Glen Keith from the early 1990ies

We often have encountered amazing Glen Keith from the 1960ies and 70ies. I adore how this malt translates the aromas of Bourbon casks into creamy fruitiness and

Tomintoul Distillery Sign

October 5, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Warming up for tomorrow’s Whiskyfest in Biberach with a Tomintoul 1968

Last year we had a blast in the Swabian city of Biberach (read here) where they are going to host the third Whiskyfest at the Goldener Rebstock tomorrow (2pm-11pm). Check

Littlemill Distillery

October 4, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Four more Littlemill

First of all, sorry for the few posts recently. We had a terrible death in the family (R.I.P. Thomas, age 43), some mandatory tasting sessions and two television gigs – so there

Springbank Logo

September 23, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Three Springbank

Springbank produced some of the greatest Single Malts ever but after 2005 only few bottlings convinced the hard core of connoisseurs. However, recently nice versions from sherry

Port Charlotte Sign Port Sgioba

September 22, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: A new Port Charlotte from 2002

This is the last of the peaters among the new SMWS-bottlings, a Port Charlotte from a refill Bourbon barrel. Some of these releases have been great. I am curious if

Ardbeg Logo broad

September 21, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Two Ardbeg from Sherry Casks

From the new Society releases again, here are two nice Ardbeg in a head-to-head. You are in for a surpise when you read the outcome. But be quick, I guess they are as good as gone already.

Bowmore 54 y.o. OB 1957 with box

September 19, 2012
by Peter Krause
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A Dream of a Bowmore – The 1957 with 54 years of age

It is a superlative bottling in many ways: the oldest ever bottled Bowmore (54 years old), the most expensive on the shelves (100.000 Pound), only 12 bottles outturn (two of

Littlemill Label

September 18, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Two new Littlemill

Recently, many great Littlemill were released. Some reviews can be found here. Let’s hope this run continues, we need more good whisky at affordable prices. Today I am tasting two

different number, same outfit

September 16, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Speed-Tasting two Laphroaig SMWS

You sometimes have to be quick to get your hands on the sought-after SMWS releases. Quite a load of Society samples have piled up here recently (thanks Ralf), so let’s do some

Stuart Nickerson and Peter Krause

September 11, 2012
by Peter Krause
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(P)Review: Old old Glenglassaugh and new old Glenglassaugh

Yesterday great news reached Glenglassaugh fans. There is going to be a brandnew series of five really old casks released (33-45 years old) which were finished in ex-wine casks from

Glenfarclas Distillery

September 10, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Glenfarclas 2001 OB ‘The Family Casks’ for Potstill, First-fill Sherry Cask 2819

Glenfarclas has always been a reliable source for good Speyside whisky out of ex-sherry casks. Let’s have another one of Grant’s Finest from 2001, imported by Potstill (Vienna). Mario

Glen Spey Pure Malt Sign Distillery old historic

September 9, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Glen Spey 35 y.o. Maltbarn 1977

The ultra-rare whisky from Glen Spey is one of the grassiest and greenest out there, usually paired with vanilla, licorice and soft nutty aromas. A batch of 1977 casks seems to

Thompson's Fine Bordeaux Range Bottles

September 8, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: An Englishman in Bordeaux – Thompson’s Brandy

Every region in France has its own Eau-de-Vie, but haven’t you ever wondered what that would be in France’s famous Bordeaux appellation? As Bordeaux wines sell comparatively well,

Highland Park Distillery Entrance

September 6, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Highland Park 1995 G&M Reserve – real value

People often ask me about the ‘bang-for-your-buck bottlings’, those off the beaten track, single cask stuff at a fair price, absolute value. One I can recommend without blinking an

Balblair hand bottling hand-bottled

September 3, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Balblair 1992 OB Hand Bottling

Whisky tourism has become a lucrative side-business for some distilleries and the numbers of people visiting has risen tremendously in recent years. Consequently many nice visitor centers were

Glen Garioch 1967 Platinum Selection 36 y.o. Douglas Laing Old & Rare

August 31, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Glen Garioch 36 y.o. Douglas Laing Platinum 1967

After so many new releases I felt like having a classic. My search on the sample shelves found an end with this 1967 Garioch. Some of the 1960 distillates from there are

Tomintoul 33 y.o. OB

August 30, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Tomintoul 33 y.o. OB 43%

Time for another banana dram, a lead aroma in many older Tomintoul (esp. 1966/67). This bottling comes from the late 1970ies and is marketed quite well as I could see it showcased

Teaninich Distillery

August 28, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Teaninich 28 y.o. The First Editions 1982

The First Editions have released some decent drams recently, a good start for this new independent bottler. They also offer a Teaninich 28 y.o. from 1982. This DIAGEO distillery (founded 1817) was

Clouds in a glass

August 27, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Wines of this Summer I.

Huge post today: A lot of wine has been tasted lately, but I never got round to publish much about these bottles (among them Mouton Rothschild, Sassicaia and Penfolds Grange). This includes our 7th wine tasting of

Jack Daniels White Rabbit Saloon

August 26, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Quick Post: White Rabbit Saloon 120th Anniversary – The New Jack Daniel’s Limited Release

Jack Daniel’s (owned by Brown Forman) keeps the collectors on their toes. They have now released a new limited edition bottle to celebrate the 120th Anniversary of the White Rabbit Saloon in

Tobermory Distillery

August 25, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Ledaig 2004 Archives

I have tried this too late as it seems to be sold out, but maybe one can still find some bottles. Tobermory’s Ledaig are one of the most interesting drams in the whisky world and a different take on

Allt-a-Bhainne Distillery

August 23, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Allt-a-Bhainne 18 y.o. MoS 1992

How many Allt-a-Bhainne have you tasted so far? Built only in 1975, this distillery was intended to predominantly produce for Chivas blends (like almost all distilleries) and was very rarely

Longmorn Distillery painted

August 22, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Longmorn 1992 Archives

We need summer drams at such temperatures. A medium-aged Longmorn seems like a good choice here, which I am going to taste in the basement (less heat). At 70 Euro, this

Miltonduff Distillery Sign

August 21, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Miltonduff 29 y.o. The First Editions 1982

Miltonduff often is a good choice from the ‘second-tier’ distilleries – if such a term does justice to any distillery in the first place – some are just not marketed and overlooked. My favourite Miltonduff expression is a 1966 from