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June 3, 2018
by Peter Krause
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New Maltbarn Bottlings

Our friend and former fellow Malt Maniac Martin became an independent bottler and – how time flies – has just bottled his 1ooth bottle under the Maltbarn logo. Congrats. Not only is Martin a great person, he knows his whisky … Continue reading

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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

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November 7, 2011
by Peter Krause
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Review: The X-Mas Releases of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society I. (Highland Park, Clynelish, Laphroaig, Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Port Charlotte)

The new SMWS Christmas Releases Tomorrow the German chapter of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society will present their new releases for Christmas time. Our friend Ralf Dänzer and I don’t want you to find any bad drams underneath the X-mas … Continue reading

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October 19, 2011
by Peter Krause
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Review: SMWS Spring Bottlings (Frühlingsliste)

Bevor ich in den kommenden Tagen die restlichen Abfüllungen der Herbst-Bottlings von SMWS bewerte, hier die Verkostungsnotizen der Frühlingsliste (Auchentoshan 1999, Glenmorangie 1992, Mortlach 1989, Bowmore 1994, Ardbeg 2001, Aultmore 1982, Glen Moray 2000, Linkwood 1982, Benrinnes 1996, Port Charlotte … Continue reading

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September 15, 2011
by Peter Krause
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Review: SMWS Fall Releases I. (Ardbeg 1996, Bowmore 1994, Port Charlotte 2003, Mortlach 1995)

Today I received the fall releases of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (thanks, Ralf). As the good drams sell out very quickly, I am going to review the most sought-after distilleries right away, speaking of Ardbeg, Port Charlotte, Bowmore and … Continue reading