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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

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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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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.

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May 16, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Two Clynelish from the 1990ies

Clynelish is one of the most reliable distilleries. Rarely do these drams disappoint, and occassionally they can even take your breath away. What I like about these apple-candlewax-stormcloud-whiskies is their austerity and the fact, that they are mostly about the … Continue reading

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February 20, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Recent SMWS-Releases II.

Here comes part two of my review of the recent SMWS Christmas releases from those not so crazily sought-after distilleries we all often underestimate. Have a look if the second tier could surprise and step up to the plate.

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February 17, 2012
by Peter Krause
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Review: Recent SMWS-Releases

Just before Christmas, these bottlings filled by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society rolled in. Let’s put them to the test while we have a white landscape out there. The second load will be reviewed soon.

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December 4, 2011
by Peter Krause
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Verkostungen und Tipps im Dezember und Januar (Regensburg, Landshut, München)

Dies sind die letzten News im alten Jahr, in dem wir uns noch für Eure Treue und das uns entgegengebrachte Interesse bedanken wollen. Es hat uns wieder sehr viel Spaß gemacht. Unsere non-profit-Plattform wächst und gedeiht und auch der Blog … Continue reading

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November 17, 2011
by Peter Krause
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Review: Two New Drams from Sherry Hogsheads (Glen Grant 1972 and Springbank 2000)

Before I head out to host the Munich Spirits-tasting tonight, I am going to review two great drams that just have been released. The first one was sent to me by our friend Carsten Ehrlich from ‘The Whisky Agency’, a … Continue reading

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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 20, 2011
by Peter Krause
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Review: SMWS Fall Releases II. – Old Bottlings (Balmenach, Glenturret, Glenrothes, Glen Albyn)

In September, I tasted some of the brandnew arrivals of the SMWS – the ones that I knew would sell out in no time (Ardbeg, Bowmore, Port Charlotte, Mortlach –> see article ‘SMWS Fall Releases I.’ here on www.slowdrink.de). Today … 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

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September 13, 2011
by Peter Krause
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Review: Ardbeg SMWS 33.93 ‚Tarry peppermint tea‘ 10 y.o., 8.1998 – 6.2011, Refill Sherry Butt, 626 bottles, 55,9%

The new SMWS Since the Scotch Malt Whisky Society has been taken over, I was in the lucky position to try most of their releases. Our partner Ralf Dänzer (www.smws-süd.de) does a wonderful job in selecting and promoting the whiskies. … Continue reading