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

Pit Krause beim BR 3

March 6, 2017
by Peter Krause
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Geschenk / Buchung: Verkostung in Sachen Whisky, Whiskey und Rum (Tasting)

Bei uns sind sie richtig – das optimale Geschenk mit Niveau von der Nummer 1 in Sachen Degustationen: Unter folgendem Link finden Sie eine Vielzahl an spannenden Verkostungen, Proben, Seminare, Events und mehr: –> zu unseren Tastings (Gutscheine erhältlich)                             … Continue reading

Highland Cattle yummie

June 30, 2016
by Peter Krause
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Guest Report: Crazy Tasting Session by our Friends

Some days ago, a few slowdrinkers gathered in the Bavarian town of Moosburg for a special dramming session. I am extremely delighted that they sent us their notes – of course partly in pseudo-Tyrolean style . Read what Florian J., … 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

Peter Pit Krause Tasting

November 16, 2015
by Peter Krause
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Geschenktipp: Verkostung in Sachen Whisky, Rum, Craft Bier und mehr – das besondere Tasting

Wenn Sie noch ein besonderes Präsent suchen, das mit Sicherheit begeistert, dann verschenken Sie das Erlebnis eines Tastings – von Experten mit Herzblut moderiert, feinste Auswahl zum Selbstkostenpreis, qualitativ ohne Kompromiss (kein Event-Agentur-Mist). Seit 20 Jahren haben wir nie enttäuscht. … Continue reading

besonderes Geschenk Männer Whisky Seminar Tasting

June 20, 2015
by Peter Krause
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Ob Junggesellenabschied, Geburtstag oder Weihnachtsfeier – ein Tasting als besonderes Geschenk

In letzter Zeit erfreuen sich unsere Verkostungen auch bei oben genannten Feiern großer Beliebtheit. Ganz nach Ihren Wünschen stellen wir Ihnen die Welt der Edelspirits auf

caol-ila-10-mcwhisky

May 6, 2015
by Peter Krause
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Review: Caol Ila 10 y.o. for McWhisky

In celebration of  the first five years the German whisky shop McWhisky.com released a commemorative Caol Ila. In fact, such bottlings become fewer because it is becoming hard to get desired casks as an independent bottler, esp. peated Islay drams. … Continue reading

Logo SMWS II

September 11, 2014
by Peter Krause
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Quick Review of recent SMWS Bottlings for Germany

The Society bottlings sell out very quickly (because they usually perform very well), which makes it necessary for me to release notes shortly after they arrive. So I keep

Ente Laptop Hipster Duck

September 11, 2014
by Peter Krause
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The Duck Breeder keeps on amazing us – New Bottlings by Whisky-Fässle

Our friend Jens Unterweger allowed me to sample his latest releases. This really nice, knowledgeable and ‘down to earth’ guy has had a good hand in choosing amazing

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August 17, 2014
by Peter Krause
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Review: More New Hepburn’s Choice Bottlings

Without further ado, we just tasted the latest Single Cask releases of the new Indie-bottler Hepburn’s Choice (Laing Brothers). For older bottlings and information, click here and here.

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July 30, 2014
by Peter Krause
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Review: New Hepburn’s Choice Releases

As written here, this new single cask series with 46% abv. really made an impact – affordable drams with lots of (distillery-) character and quality. Let’s see if Langside

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

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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

Samoan Fish

January 6, 2014
by Peter Krause
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Review: New Archive Bottlings (fishes n’ stuff)

Due to a lot of tastings we held in the last months, the time for notes didn’t present itself. However, I keep my tasting book anyway and sometimes manage to

the first editions whisky

August 7, 2013
by Peter Krause
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Review: Recent ‘First Editions’-Bottlings (Littlemill, Bladnoch, Miltonduff, Caperdonich, Glen Elgin, Bunnahabhain and Clynelish)

Andrew Laing’s new series is not yet widely known but his bottlings are really noteworthy (find some reviews here, there, there, there, there, there and there). Today I am tasting seven recent bottlings.

Riesling is King

August 7, 2013
by Peter Krause
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Cancelled – leider kaum Teilnehmer: Der Riesling-Himmel – deutschsprachige Top-Weine (auf Wunsch mit Seafood-Dinner) am Sa., 12.10.2013

Alles Riesling … und keine Angst vor großen Weinen: Christian Thoma und Pit Krause führen Euch durch einen gemütlichen Abend im Zeichen des Rieslings

sorry, not photo of bottle

July 23, 2013
by Peter Krause
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New Maltman Releases: Mortlach 22 y.o., Glenrothes 18 y.o., Arran 16 y.o. and a Ledaig cask sample

After a while, I am back for tasting sessions because my health really improved and my “system” is tuned again. So let’s start out with the new Maltman bottlings, which could convince recently. I hope you enjoy these reviews and … Continue reading

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Balmenach Distillery Caorunn Gin

August 8, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Balmenach 32 y.o. Maltbarn 1979

Funny, I never had a bad Balmenach and even remember excellent ones from the 1960ies, which needed a lot of time but then changed like chameleons. On the other hand, I didn’t