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

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March 15, 2016
by Peter Krause
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Review: ARDBEG ‘Dark Cove’ Committee Release 55%

This new bottling – said to be the darkest Ardbeg ever – meets high expectations. Many Ardnuts love the really rare sherry-cask expressions. The ‘Dark Cove’ is only partly matured in such casks, but this worked well for the Uigeadail … Continue reading

Gin clear

September 11, 2014
by Peter Krause
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Ginis, Maoam and Stolen Stones – Erfahrungen unseres Gin Panels

Gin ist in, als Trend in aller Munde: ein noch nicht hinreichend definiertes Lifestyle-Produkt, teils aber auch mit langer Tradition, das

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

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

Whisky-Fässle Logo

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:

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:

Pit Krause beim BR 3

June 10, 2013
by Peter Krause
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TV: Pit visited ‘Wir in Bayern’ with some nice bottles

Check out the show if you missed it on April 23rd, it was great fun to introduce new people to whisky. Thanks to the friendly BR-Team for their support.

Storm in Glass

January 13, 2013
by Peter Krause
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Whiskyseminar ‘A World of Whisky’ (1. Februar in Regensburg)

A World of Whisky Zielgruppe: Einsteiger und Fortgeschrittene gleichermaßen (sehr gute Tropfen, für jeden etwas dabei) Zeit/Ort: Freitag, 1. Februar 2013 um 20:00 Uhr in

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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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

Macallan 21 y moS 1990 fino

August 20, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Macallan 21 y.o. Malts of Scotland 1990 Fino Cask

Macallan is always a fine spirit, but it makes me even happier being able to try older versions from Sherry casks – finer oak, so to speak . The release I am sampling today

glenturret scotland's oldest distillery sign logo

August 11, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Glenturret 34 y.o. Maltbarn 1977

Glenturret can be inconsistent in quality, but there are great ones out there as well, for example this one. Let’s give another dram from Scotland’s oldest distillery

slowdrink whisky degustation seminar whiskey biberach

August 9, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Quick Post: Slowdrink-Tasting in Biberach on October 6th, 2012

Just a quick teaser for this year’s tasting and whisky-fair in Biberach (Whisky-Fest Biberach 2012) on October 6th: check out the line-up for our slowdrink-Masterclass

Tormore Distillery

August 7, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Tormore 16 y.o. Whisky-Doris 1995

Not often do I get Tormore Single Malt, so this is exciting. Some of the old bottlings were decent to good, but some also disappointed. This bottling was released in memoriam

Brora 32 y.o. 2011 special release

August 4, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Brora 32 y.o. OB

A shorter note today, but one of a very famous bottling: the highly acclaimed Brora 32 y.o. – I could try this at a friend’s house (thanks, Michael) after a nice dinner last night. This dram was the perfect

Tasting slowdrink Regensburg Verkostung

July 29, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Slowdrink-Event: 25. Tasting des Regensburger Whisky- und Weinclubs

Whisky-Tram München

July 28, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Slowdrink-Event bei Munich Spirits: Dram in a Tram II.

… Whisky in einer historischen Straßenbahn mit Tour – absolutes Highlight: Dram in a Tram II. (Sa., 15. September 2012) –> High-End Whisky-Tasting bei einer Straßenbahntour durch München <–

Longmorn Distillery

July 25, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Stunner-Alarm: Longmorn 35 y.o. Douglas Laing Platinum 1968

Time for a stunner again. The whisky in this review left everyone at our tasting table speechless: It was a Longmorn from the glory days. These bottlings have

Glenrothes Distillery old

July 22, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Glenrothes 30 y.o. The Macphail’s Collection, 43%

The Macphail’s Collection stands for great old whisky at an afordable price and can still be found on some shelves. This Glenrothes version is one of the winners within this range.

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July 20, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Five Teenage Highland Park

It is hard not to like Highland Park and there are only few releases that disappoint. This allrounder of the whisky world works its charms on everyone. However, now is the time to still get some affordable bottles

Cliffs on Skye

July 19, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Two Isle of Skye Drams (50 y.o. and 24 y.o.)

The idea of a blend and Skye doesn’t quite match as there is only the Talisker Distillery on the island. However, this doesn’t mean that other whiskies can’t be put into the mix under such a name. More than a … Continue reading

Sherriff's Bowmore Casks 1957 Islay

July 17, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Sherriffs BOWMIST Finest West Highland Whisky

Following up on yesterday’s four Bowmore I pulled out an old whisky from the 1960ies/70ies, most probably a blend with a lot of Bowmore in it, called Bowmist (Sherriff’s version). The label actually says ‘distilled and matured at Bowmore’, so … Continue reading

Bowmore in storm from poster

July 16, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Four nice Bowmore

Some Bowmore samples have piled up here, one was even taken straight from the cask (thanks, I feel honoured). With this Islay distillery you should taste before you buy as it

Grange und Kracher

July 15, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Yesterday’s Wine Tasting: Some Impressions

Yesterday we had a wonderful event here at ‘slowdrink-central’, a wine tasting with 15 guests, 15 wines and a chef. Actually planned as a garden tasting, we had to go inside as the weather didn’t allow for that. The wines … Continue reading

Lowlands

June 30, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Littlemill 1988 Whisky-Fässle (ex-Sherry)

Quite some Littlemill releases are popping up these days, and most of them really convinced me with a lovely yet unusual profile, like those, for example. Today I am going for a 1988 version out of a Sherry Cask – … Continue reading

Mortlach Sign

June 17, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Mortlach 50 y.o. G&M 1942

After we had visited Mortlach distillery, fellow Malt Maniac Ulf Buxrud pulled out a magic bottle to celebrate his birthday with us: a 1942 Mortlach (war years)! What a generous gesture, thank you Ulf! You requested some notes, so here … Continue reading

Cragganmore Entrance Sign

June 9, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Three Cragganmore (MoS, First Editions and SMWS)

Before I am flying to Scotland to meet up with most of the other Malt Maniacs for the 15th Anniversary, I am going to review three Cragganmore, another

MM Gold Medal

June 6, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: A Malt Maniac Award Winner (GlenDronach 1972 Cask 712)

Glendronach is a true Single Malt by definition, it has a unique taste profile (loads of geranium earth, dry sherry, cooked wine, soy sauce) that sets it apart.

Port Ellen 12 years old James MacArthur

June 4, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: A Legend from Port Ellen

We all know by know how great Port Ellen can be. They age very well but also rock in their youth although it is getting harder and harder to obtain good bottles from that era. Today I want to review … Continue reading

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June 2, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Ardbeg-Day Review: Unbottled 1975 and 1998 Sherry Casks from the Distillery

It is Ardbeg Day – finally. What a big machinery of viral/guerrilla marketing was revved up for that to refuel the cult-like following of this wonderful distillery. So be it, it was done well, let’s join in.

Glass style

June 1, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Whiskyverkostung am 16. Juni in Regensburg / Vorschau Sommer

Bevor der Sommer, die Fussball-EM und v.a. die Sommerpause von slowdrink.de voll zuschlagen, hier noch eine Möglichkeit, gute Whiskys zu verkosten. Die Verkostung findet bei Wein und Mehr in der Markthalle statt, wo man inzwischen eine schöne Auswahl an Single … Continue reading