10. Mai 2020
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für TWA review – The Whisky Agency’s new releases (Spring 2020)

TWA review – The Whisky Agency’s new releases (Spring 2020)

As so many events and festivals had to give way to Covid-19-shutdowns and mitigation efforts, the Limburg Whisky Fair was no exception. However, we don’t have to miss out on TWA bottlings which were just released. Thank you for providing me with a preview. I am impressed with the general quality again – and glad this is no color-obsessed release. Let’s taste the details in brief fashion as these probably fly off the shelves (quick tasting – done twice – no pictures of bottles out yet):


Cognac 49 y.o. ‚Petite Champagne‘ 1970 – 2019, barrel, 49,2%

Comment: We don’t know the producing house but I have a hunch. It is very well-balanced, and no overboarding wood disturbs the pleasure full of nuts, plums, pineapple skin, tobacco smoke, Oyster Sauce, flowers, Asian spices, fruit cake with dried and caramellized fruits. Medium rancio though, this is more on subtleties on the lighter side – it unfolds lik an onion, give it time..it gradually becomes darker in character. medium-long finish. A high class Cognac, very typical. Not a 1960s-Bowmore-esque Berry Bomber, though (if you search for that unsusual profile).

Score: 89 – 90


Irish Single Malt 29 y.o., 1990 – 2019, barrel, 48,5%

Comment: When Irish Malts become this old, they become rare and expensive. Also did the load of older Emeralds dry recently, so this is really cool. This dram is still malty and has some wood spice to counter enormous tropical fruitiness, berries and lemongrass. Creamy, milky too, somehow: pineapple-vanilla milkshake, anyone? On the palate it plays out its strength the most: Mangos meet berries and blackcurrant. Yeah. I am a sucker for uber-fruitiness. Medium-length finish. Maybe not the best Irish from these years but certainly a great one. Got me a bottle…

Score: 91


Irish Single Malt 21 y.o., 1998 – 2019, barrel, 51,3%

Comment: A good age when usually fruitiness explodes in Irish drams. Is this in its prime yet? Yes. Wow, I like it. Bushmills 21, but more naked. Fresh and fruity, berries, vanilla, blackcurrant. All the way well-balanced, icecream topping quality. Absolutely typical, recommendation.

Score: 90 – 91


Irish Single Malt 16 y.o., 2003 – 2019, barrel, 51,9%

Comment: How does the youngest Irish contender hold its own? It is a nice example of a grassy and lemony version, discrete oak influence (spice), coconut too. Creamy, fruity, smooth, honest. Pistacchio. A good dram.

Score: 88


Littlemill 27 y.o., 1992 – 2020, hogshead, 52,3%

Comment: Thyme on roasted lamb, other Mediterranean herbs, pineapples, apple juice, Pak Choi, vanilla pod, pine cone, traces of Bourbon. Fragile and elegant all the way.

Score: 91


Secret Highland 34 y.o.,  1985 – 2019, hogshead, 47,0%

Comment: I like the pink grapefruit in this (hint – hint), nice old profile with big fruitiness and no offnote, fresh too, so spirit driven. Mangos, berries, blackcurrant, pineapple, maracuja and what not. Is there a smoked pink grapefruit? It would taste like this. Who needs distillery names 😉

Score: 91+


Arran 17 y.o.,  2002 – 2020, Barrel, 49,2%

Comment: Spices on apples and pineapples, coconut, cappuccino froth, vanilla, peaches, Tarte Tatin, honey, pear cider, rosemary, Marshmallows, ozone, mossy brine. A fine Arran.

Score: 88+


Ben Nevis 23 y.o., 1996 – 2020, hogshead, 47,6%

Comment: Lychee sweetness, peaches, mango, herbs, roses, Alpine cheese, vanilla, apple crumble, sugar-coated nuts, honeyed malt, sandalwood candle, almost no wood. Amazing Ben Nevis from a great vintage for this distillery, fruitier than usual. Wow. This is en par with the Maltbarn release from last year which I adore as well.

Score: 92


Ledaig 25 y.o., 1995 – 2020, hogshead, 48,5%

Comment: Quite an aged Mull malt, rare indeed. The peat is secondary here, broken down into coastal aromas now. Malty, chalky, mineral, salty, briny. Air-dried ham, kiwi, peaches, melon, Atlantic seabreeze, wool, windswept sheep shack wood (sorry :)), leather, pepper. A pan of scallops deglazed with Vermouth and whisky. Aaah, this grows on you with every sip.

Score: 89+

10. April 2020
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Hood Review: A Ledaig Kraken from da WU!

Hood Review: A Ledaig Kraken from da WU!

Ledaig 11 y.o. The Whisky Kingdom / Wu Dram Clan 2009 – 2020, Bourbon hogshead 700056, 279 btl., 54,4%

Comment: Release the Kraaaaken! Cool label, thanks to Boris for providing me with a sample. I am a sucker for Ledaig anyway. Let’s taste: Very clear and focused, no nonsense peated Mull malt: immediately a bath of island peat, nice sweetness too, like digging herbs from wet earth. Aaah, historic shoe wax on polished Italian calf leather Oxfords, green apples and tea, pineapple, Lardo ham, stewed plums, tar and quite some chalky minerality (Loire wine). It evokes several images in my head like grey wood planks on an old windswept shed, freshly shorn sheep wool (no joke!), sea shells and Galician octopus cooking in a creamy Rias Baixas white wine reduction with herbs – high class! This is a very elegant version (compared to sister casks I had). It also shows great balance with enough power and a well-dosed oak influence that renders a seductive sweetness to the leather-peat-Island Combo. Long and complex finish that echoes the mentioned aromas and turns nicely flinty. Super choice, boys, I hadn’t expected this great quality from the stats on paper. One of the finest younger Ledaigs out there! Recommended.

Score: 90

4. April 2020
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Ardbeg 5 y.o. Wee Beastie 47,4%

Review: Ardbeg 5 y.o. Wee Beastie 47,4%

This sample arrived late due to postal issues with Covid-19. I was so happy when it made it. Great to see an addition to Ardbeg’s core range, especially as this ‚Little Beast‘ has an age statement. The five years don’t worry me, peated whiskies are way more drinkable in younger years than normal ones. Of course, you lose some complexity but gain sheer power on the other end. However, a higher abv would be even more to my liking… but this has to fit newer palates in the market as well, so this is ok. And, forgive me, it really looks cool. The contents were taken from Bourbon and Oloroso casks, refill, I would reckon. Let’s have a dram:

Comment: Powerful and typical, extremely smoky (like thick clouds packed into a hole in the earth – quite mezcal-esque) and direct hit. No mash aroma, this is good antiseptic and peaty Ardbeg. Altogether it has a greener profile (herbs, green tea, pear, apple, Aloe, pickles) and spices are key (pepper, leather, jalapeno). It also sports chocolate, chalk, flinty sulphur, lemon dash, prosciutto ham, cold brew coffee and vanilla, even shortbread and a hint of cherry brandy. However, my beloved iodine is tuned on low. Not low on complexity, but wilder an greener than usual. On the palate you can detect the rounding-off effect of the sherry casks (well done), the Ardbeggian sweetness is there – and big smoke. Still balanced, not overpowering, not weak, just about right. Vanilla, and „welcome“, iodine, green elements, fired guns, leather and discrete old wood. Nice long finish. No monster, a good Islay Mezcal 🙂 Proven: For this whisky, no weird finishes are necessary. Absolutely recommended for its price below 40 bucks.

Score: 88

22. März 2020
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Quick Quarantine Tasting – Ten New Malts from Maltbarn, Mancarella, Brothers in Malt and Wu Dram Clan

Quick Quarantine Tasting – Ten New Malts from Maltbarn, Mancarella, Brothers in Malt and Wu Dram Clan

Always make the best out of a situation. Isolation gave me time to taste some really nice drams after my nose was not congested anymore. My friends Boris, Martin, Dino and Maic provided me with some quarantine tipples. Thanks, guys! All of these are not expected to score low and I have heard good things, so this will be nitpicking. So without further delay, here some notes to distinguish:


Highland 36 y.o. Mancarella 1983, Hogshead 50, 47,3%

Cristallized tropical fruits (star fruit, pink grapefruit, lime, pineapple, maracuja, etc.), coconut, apple strudel, the wood is there but wonderfully discrete and adding interesting spice aromas that totally fit in (pepper, cinnamon, resin, supernice oakiness, all tuned well). It reminds me of older Springbank in moments, then it is very Tomatin-70s again, which might very well be the origin 🙂 – what a combo. 91+.


Speyside Malt 46 y.o. Maltbarn 1973 – 2019, Sherry cask, 68 btl., 49,7%

Darker and sweeter in terms of wood than the predecessor, also somewhat rooty at first. Nutty, liqueurish, tropical fruits, Manuka honey, cristallized orange peel, Asian spice, dark wood, marzian It becomes brighter with time in its spectrum, peaches, pineapple, kiwi and marshmallows come to the fore. Very complex, take your time with this one. 91-.


Highland Malt 32 y.o. Maltbarn 1987 – 2019, Sherry cask, 159 btl., 49,9%

Great harmony, old sherry wood, plums, cherries, raisins, kiwi, leathery spice, dark chocolate, X-Mas-cake, nettles, tobacco. A classic profile fitting a Chesterfield club chair setting in a mahogany room. Chewy, gimme more! 91-.


Secret Speyside 24 y.o. Brothers in Malt 1995 – 2020, Bourbon Barrel 1409061, 261 btl., 52,1%

May I say the M-word? Smells just like an Easter Elchies House Malt 😉 Great fruit acidity, depth and balance, hard to grasp this fruit basket with discrete spiciness. Citrus fruits of all kind, pineapple, dried apricots, white grapes, hive, spring flowers, nutcake, roasted hazelnuts, wine gums, ginger, leather … soooo Speyside! The subtlest of smoke lingers within this harmonic dram where the oak is only traceable in secondary and tertiary aromas. High class, a sipper for all day, no offnote here. Great choice. 91.


Springbank 19 y.0. The Whisky Kingdom / Duckhammer’s 2000 – 2020, Refill Sherry Hogshead 669, 50,8%

Spicy over all, and with its typical maltiness, discrete peat in background, milky oats, Serrano ham, fresh grain, peaches and apricots (Bellini), strawberries, cherries, coconut, almonds and marzipan, salty brine, seaspray and ozone (nice coastal freshness), pepper, rubbery leather, moss, very complex, a smoky one that also lets fruit build up – there is lots going on, „Daddy like“! 91+.


Invergordon 46 y.o. Mancarella 1972, 49,2%

Pina Colada (Pineapple, coconut, cream, rum, vanilla) on speed! Typical old Invergordon, and perfect as such within its limits, sporting sweet juicy oak, catnip, mulch, fudge, cinnamon, nutmeg and  loads of maple syrup. It offers elements of the worlds of Bourbon, Rum and old Blended Whisky all in one, and White Russian. Dino’s third great Invergordon, nicely done, dude. 90+.


Clynelish 23 y.o. Maltbarn 1996 – 2020, Bourbon cask, 170 btl., 48,7%

Waxy and spicy, fruit acidity: there are aromas of leather, candles, hay, Sauvignon Blanc, then a great fruitiness breaks through (Granny Smith apples, peaches, passion fruit, pineapple, satsumas, gooseberries, plums), then persipan, beehive, ferny rocks, lime lemonade, wasabi, slight traces of darker oak bitterness as an antidote – all in excellent harmony, and highly drinkable. Plus, I love these pictures on the labels. 90.


Lochindaal (Bruichladdich) 9 y.o. Brothers in Malt 2010 – 2020, Bourbon Barrel 4337, 241 btl., 58,9%

From a rare run that is slightly peatier than Port Charlotte make. Well-dosed peat smoke still allowing complexity to come through, nice and original. Chalky minerality, kelp, fish smoker in action (yeah!), freshness of salty sea spray, resin, rubber boots, green tea, sheep shed, toffee, lime dash, roots, leather, wasabi … and sweeter than expected on the palate. A great example of a complex Islay Malt with hints of Campbeltown-esque maltiness. 90.


Caol Ila 20 y.o. Maltbarn 1999 – 2o20, Sherry cask, 118 btl., 48,9%

A dusty version (old sherry cask), interestingly different but still a typical Caol Ila (juniper in kelp, black olives), quite a lot of peat smoke, one for discovering more layers. 89.


Octomore 8 y.o.Maltbarn 2010/11 – 2020,  Bourbon and Wine casks, 43 btl., 58,3%

Read the label for more insights. A cheesy peatster, tar, seaweed, nettles and herbal weeds, dried apple rings, lemon skin, shed by the sea, leather, Virginia tobacco, smoked mackerel, sweet on palate with mentholated moments that dissolve into a peat, resin and iodine combo, loooong finish. Typical and good. 90.

2. März 2020
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für VERKOSTUNGEN UND EVENTS 2020


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28. Februar 2020
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Ardbeg Blaaack Committee Release 50,7%

Review: Ardbeg Blaaack Committee Release 50,7%

A black sheep? Cool marketing – and sheep being a logical link between Scotland’s Islay and New Zealand, from where the Pinot Noir red wine casks came from in which this Ardbeg was matured (Cloudy Bay, I would guess). The bottling is going to be released on March 3 commemorating twenty years of the Ardbeg Committee. Let’s see if Pinot Noir fits the Ultimate Islay peatster:

Comment: No worries, this is an Ardbeg nose, at first on the sooty and smoky side. Typical features like peat, iodine, antiseptic spray, tar, sulphur, leatherbag, hot transformator and green herbs are right here. However, the wine casks left their traces: somehow this Ardbeg is drier due to woody oak tannins (and cedar). Resin and more aromatic smokiness than usual. Also I am getting a rooty aroma that reminds me of small cask maturation. Later, strawberries, raspberries and cranberries chime in discretely. Nice and unusual, I must say.

On the palate the wine casks speak way louder. The tongue hits a dry oaky wall at first, tannins stripped the beloved Ardbeg sweetness in parts. Not as balanced and slender as usual. The elements unfortunately don’t integrate so well altogether.

The finish is a bit shorter than usually in terms of Ardbeg but it builds itself up nicely, smokily and sooty. If you like dry Islay styles, this is for you – but it departs from the typical south shore tipple. A good whisky but not en par with an Uigeadail or a Corry, if you ask me. But I like to try out new things, and this finds fans for sure. Taste and decide for yourself, don’t follow the herd: „Baaaaaah!“, goes the sheep, tame in nature, shorn to be wild.

Score: 85+

21. Februar 2020
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Rum-Exchange: A new Rum-bottler worth noticing

Rum-Exchange: A new Rum-bottler worth noticing

Andreas Isopp

I like it when things are done correctly, thoughtfully, nerdy. Such is the case with the freshly launched rum importer ‚Rum-Exchange‘ run by Andreas Isopp. Our friend Andreas does source real rums and bottles them at cask strength without any additives – all that with full transparency, partly even informing on the place of maturation  (tropical > continental). Some of his rums even undergo finishing in Sherry casks. As a side note, the bottles really look cool. Now let’s review their taste, starting from early to latest release date:


#001: Jamaica – Trelawny 5 y.o., 2013 – 2019 Oloroso Finish, 355 btl., 61,5%

Comment: This, of course, is a rum from Hampden Estate.  It aged in ex-Bourbon casks for three years, then it was transferred to Oloroso wood for the remaining period of aging. Usually I am sceptical of Sherry finishes in rum, but with a funky and dry ester-monster, it might just add nice dimension. And exactly this happened. The sweet Jerez wine compements and fits like a glove, it polishes not too much of the exotic spiciness and leaves brighter fruitiness alive. Really exciting! One of the finest rums in the last months, I have to admit. I am getting leather, snus tobacco, many spices, very mature tropical fruit, citrusy elements, multi-vitamin-juice that is starting to ferment, resin, tar, and: pressed sour cherries. All these aromas are well-integrated and play with each other peacefully: earthy funk meets sweetness and leaves you craving another sip to grasp this complexity. What a great first release!

Score: 91+


#002: Jamaica – St. Catherine 5 y.o., 2013 – 2019, Ruby Port Finish, 350 btl., 59%

Comment: Same idea as above, yet a different sweet wine and distillate from Worthy Park, which I usually adore. However, this one worked out only ok, not great. Port finishing is difficult though. This rum aged four years in tropical climate (Bourbon cask) before it was ‚deported‘ (forgive this pun) – one year Port finish in continental climate left its marks: the distillate is tamed (some mnight love that), for me a tad too much. It is tightly-knit and oozes raisins and various kinds of berries, Jamaica reggaes on in the background only (aromas of an empty leather bag of weed, dark wooden pipes, orange and lemon zests, maybe even Usain Bolt’s rubber running shoes 🙂 On the palate the aromas still battle, tensions can be felt. The wood influence is a bit doctored, but I think this rum has many friends who are into cask-driven whisky and rum. Junkies of typicality might dislike it. Anyway, a very interesting and tasty learning experience (Jamaica vs. Port).

Score: 86


#003: Belize – Traveller’s Distillery 10 y.o., 2019 – 2019, ex-Bourbon (tropical aging), 300 btl., 60,8%

Comment: Traveller’s Distillery struck me as a great source for naturally sweeter rums (Middle American style) with some weight to them, something for the sweet teeth ready to step up a notch on the ladder of quality. And this release lends itself perfectly for converting people to real rum. A very mature nose with ample oak hits the nostrils like a pastry, more in a style of old Domenican Republic releases at first, but then it shows its home Belize in clearer ways: Vanilla, caramel, fat nutty oils (Macadamia, almonds, coconut) and cedar wood rule over lime blossom, honey, cinnamon and cream. Spicy elemenst chime in (chili, resin, kurkuma) to set a counterpart. The palate is more elegant than you would expect from such a baroque nose, this rum is never cloying yet sweet n‘ oily – roasted sugarcoated nut heaven which lingers on quite a while. The wood spices balance the sweetness here. A maelstrom of sheer goodness if this style is yours.

Score: 89


#004: Guyana – Port Mourant 11 y.o., 2008 – 2019, 250 btl., 58,3%

Comment: PM, my favourite mark. And it is a brighter version of demerara juice which gives me great hopes for an excellent spirit-driven experience. YES! So typical of Port Mourant, which I consider as one of the finest distillates around. Sorry, but wow: I succumb to this great complexity and balance in such a powerhouse. Wet humidor, olives, band aids with iodine, grilled Sunmaid raisins, snus and Virginia tobacco, bruised dates, tar … for a start. Then mentholated sweet drops („Eisbonbon“), prunes, warm mulch, polished magogani, Romeo y Julietta cigars (unlit), leather, vanilla, licorice, pine cones, pepper and diesel come to the fore. A carousel of crazy aromas, so wonderfully awkward yet fitting together perfectly. A full-score nose! On the palate it is less wild,  sweeter than expected and very balanced. It shows high drinkability and Finesse, an exciting rum. If only it had not been tamed this would be the T-Rex. An absolute recommendation at this price below 90 Euro!

Score: 91-


#005: Barbados – Foursquare 2009 – 2020, 59%

Comment: This is a preview, the rum is not released yet (probably at the end of March). Thanks for the advance sample, Andreas! So we Keep this shorter: you can expect a great natural rum again, very balanced and soft for its make. This Foursquare is fresh and displays lemon balm, coconut, vanilla, green tea, herbs, chewing gum, mulch, cedar, soft smoke, olives, licorice, cinnamon, kurkuma and peppers. Something for everyone, also for hotter days. Elegant Barbados.

Score: 88


We would like to wish Andreas Isopp the best of luck in the business and hope to get more of such fine rums! Maybe we even team up for evil elixirs in the future 🙂 Reward his efforts, get ya‘ some!

23. September 2019
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für ARDBEG Supernova 2019 53,8%

ARDBEG Supernova 2019 53,8%

Nach dem gelungenen Traigh Bhan legt Ardbeg gleich nach mit dem Torfhammer schlechthin, dem sehr gesuchten Supernova. Für mich ist diese Variante mit mehr ppm an Phenolen stets ein Genuss gewesen, der näher an den legendären 1970ern dran war als andere Releases. Hier fand man mehr Jod, noch tieferen Torf, Ruß und Teersüße. Ich würde wetten, dass das Malz der glorreichen Jahre ähnlich hohe Phenolwerte hatte. Ich bin gespannt, wie dieser Malt reift – aber ich kann nicht genau sagen, ob es sich um denselben Lauf/Jahrgang handelt wie der bei den Vorgängern, doch ich vermute es. Er wird am 1. Oktober für die Committee-Mitglieder für 150 Euro  bei „www.ardbeg.com“ erhältlich sein. Nu lasst ihn uns probieren:

Kommentar: Toller erster Eindruck, noch eindeutiger als das Standard-Destillat, reif wirkend. Hier ist Jod, starke süße Rußigkeit, Torf und Kaffee stehen sofort im Raum, Fischräucherofen, Wildleder, Tabak, Moos, Kampfer-Sauna-Aufguss, Trafobrand, H0-Schienenöl, Kreide, Vanille und Schokolade, dafür kaum die Aloe-Note und Eukalyptus (ich nehme dies anders wahr als die offizielle Verkostungsnotiz). Genau meine Baustelle, keine Schärfen und doch so komplex und würzig. Im Mund wird er tatsächlich mentholischer, dann zündet das Islay-Feuerwerk, das in perfekter Balance zur Süße steht. Erdloch-Lagerfeuer-Kaminkehrer. Aaahh. Kein reines Powerhouse, eher rund und süßlich-rauchig, wie eine gepimpte Barbecue-Sauce. Der Abgang bringt schöne Rauch-Schwefelwolken zum Torfruß, Arbroath Smokie-Planke, abgefeuerte Kanone, Harz und Jod. Man will sofort nachschenken.

Score: 90

29. August 2019
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für ARDBEG 19 y.o. Traigh Bhan (first batch 2019), 46,2%

ARDBEG 19 y.o. Traigh Bhan (first batch 2019), 46,2%

Da hat mich Ardbeg doch im Urlaub überrascht, daher erst heute die Review: ein neuer Ardbeg mit Altersangabe 19 Jahre, das ist schon allein ein Grund zu feiern. Er wird in jährlichen Kleinserien dauerhaft erhältlich sein und ist nach dem „singenden Strand“ an Islays Südküste benannt. Die 1990er Destillate reiften wohl in Refill Bourbon- und Oloroso-Fässern, doch das ist ganz klar ein „spirit-driven“ Malt ohne Schnickschnack. Bei einem Verkaufspreis unter 200 Euro dürften die Bestände zügig leer werden. Ich bin sehr gespannt:

Aroma: Wunderbar balancierter und typischer Neunziger-Ardbeg (sweet n‘ deep), der schon die kaktusartigen Aloe Vera-Anklänge späterer Jahre aufweist. Keine Offnote, gut, jodig-tief, würzig und vegetal (Tomatenstauden), wirklich fein und zwischen den Gegensätzen leicht und schwer wandelnd. Hauptsächlich findet man Torf, Teer, Harz, Kalk, Gerbleder, Milchschokolade, Kaffee, Ananas, Zitronenzesten und Paprikapulver. Zwar bemerkt man die Sherryanteile nicht direkt, doch indirekt verleihen sie dem Traigh Bhan Tiefe.

Geschmack: Kohlig-vegetaler Antritt, alles eher leicht, dann süßer und schwerer werdend durch Jod, Torf, Harzrauch, Teer und Leder – auch klassisch und gelungen, Ardbeg mal elegant.

Nachklang: Mittellang, erdig-torfig, stimmig. Wer auf puren und gereiften Brennereicharakter steht, mag diesen Vintage Islay. Bitte mehr davon!

Bewertung: 90


1. Juni 2019
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für ARDBEG DAY – roll the DRUMS :)

ARDBEG DAY – roll the DRUMS :)

Traditionell ist beim Feis Ile, dem Islay Festival, jeder Brennerei ein Tag gewidmet. Und heute ist Ardbeg Day. Neben zwei Single Casks, die man nur vor Ort bekommt, wird die  neue Sonderabfüllung namens ‚Drum‘ in der Brennerei und den weltweiten Ardbeg Embassies mit Rahmenprogramm angeboten. Wir haben die Committee-Version bereits mit Freude verkosten dürfen, siehe Link. In den öffentlichen Verkauf wird er am 10. Juni erhältlich sein (105.- Euro).

Entsprechend des Karneval-Mottos erwartet uns laut Dr. Bill eine prächtige Aromenparade im sommerlichen Stil, da der torfige Tropfen in amerikanischen Rumfässern nachgereift wurde. Das Committee-Bottling hatte 52% und kam bei uns gut an (89 Punkte), hier stehen wir bei 46% in strohfarbener Eleganz. Ich bin gespannt, wie sich diese Ausmischung im Vergleich verhält:

Verkostung: Schon beim Einschenken breiten sich süßlich-jodiger Torfrauch und frisch geteerte Straße aus, man ist sofort auf Islay. Apfel, Limette, Ananas, grüne Banane und Datteln sowie Gartenkräuter im schweflig-rußigen Räucherofen, heißer Trafo, Gerbleder, Gunpowder-Tee, Kreosot und alte Salbe in braunem Pflaster, Nadelbaum (insbesondere Kiefernharz), Latte Macchiato mit Vanilleschuss und peruanische Bitterschokolade – alles fein eingebunden und komplex. Ein zitruslastiger und leichtfüßiger Ardbeg, den Rum findet man nur durch seine indirekte Wirkung, die mehr Süße evoziert. Eine interessante Variante mit milderem Abgang als die Committee-Version, die im Sommer am Strand viel Freude machen wird.

Score: 87



7. März 2019
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Mancarella: New Releases in the Review

Mancarella: New Releases in the Review

Dino Mancarella has set foot in the bottling scene and is here to stay. His previous bottlings could really convince me. So I am glad to have been provided with samples of his latest two ‚babies‘. Let’s taste:


Invergordon 45 y.o. Single Grain Scotch Whisky 1972 – 2018, Bourbon barrel, 49,5%

Comment: Classic flawless grain nose, on the crossroads between rum and Bourbon, very mature: vanilla sweetness, maple syrup, marzipan, well-oaky but fits in, marshmallows, Big Red chewing gum, almonds and coconut, fudge, cardamom and nutmeg, pineapple, peach, apple juice, fruit-infused tea and fruity pipe tobacco mix, catnip. On the palate, it is quite oaky and spicy at first, then it gives room to the complexity of the nose, loooong vanilla carpet all the way into the finish.

Score: 90


Ardmore 20 y.o. Mancarella 1998, Bourbon Hogshead, 51,9%

Comment: On the farmyardy side altogether with greener fermentation notes and cheese, aroma-laden coal smoke, peat, leather, yellow apple, olives, shoe shine, flowery elements too. Nice mature palate with a sweet malty backbone, peatier than the nose with my beloved flintiness. Complex and deep.

Score: 89


Dino visits Pit


7. März 2019
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für New Maltbarn Bottlings Reviewed

New Maltbarn Bottlings Reviewed

Martin was so kind as to provide me with some of his latest releases – in times of good whisky being rare, expensive and hard to get hold of as an Indie bottler, he does an excellent job. There are quite some decent malts in his protfolio, and a high general quality. Check it out – and some might still be available:


Aultmore 21 y.o. Maltbarn 1997,  50,7%

Comment: This is fruity-herbal and also juicy, very well-balanced. I am getting strawberry, cranberry, lemon, orange, macadamia-cookie, herbal infusion, and a discrete leafy bitterness in the nose. On the palate more wood Comes through (yet still within borders of good balance), but spice is clearly there.

Score: 89


Glentauchers 21 y.o. Maltbarn 1997 , 48,0%

Comment: A mild and sour-fruity dram, very typical for this underrated distillery. We have lemon and grapefruit, green tea, lemongrass, white peach, a hint of ginger and white pepper, fresh laundry, asparagus, smoked herbs and moss. It reminds me of a racy Riesling , excellent balance, too.

Score: 90


Speyside Distillery 29 y.o. Maltbarn 1989, 49,1%

Comment: This Oldie is very fruity (tropical: orange jam, passion fruit, white peach) but also has some malty sweetness, nice spices, creamy vanilla, like a baroque Palatinian Riesling – great in taste and balance, and sooo juicy!

Score: 90


Braes of Glenlivet 23 y.o. Maltbarn 1994, 48,7%

Comment: This quite rare Single Malt offers autumnal fruit and leafs, (blood) oranges, grapefruit, sour apple rings (Haribo), catnip, some flowery freshness and acidity.

Score: 88+


Glenrothes 22 y.o. Maltbarn 1996, sherry cask, 48.7%

Comment: This one is my favourite in the bunch along with the Springer, so alive and sexy with leather and spice, orange zest, cinnamon, forest honey, Stollen, raisins, a hint of sherry, perfectly balanced and enticing. Mooooreish!

Score: 90+


Springbank 15 y.o. Maltbarn 2003, sherry cask, 48,9%

Comment: Sprinbank back on top with sheer quality and great oak usage – meaty ham, salt and spice, brine, maritime wind, cookies, brighter and darker fruits (peach, warmth of earth, plums, raisins, redcurrant), Parmigiano Reggiano and blue cheese. Tasty stuff.

Score: 91-


Caol Ila 14 y.o. Maltbarn 2004, 53,7%

Comment: A typical Caol Ila in the right age, very herbal, great palate and a very long finish. Good Islay quaffer!

Score: 88

Pit Krause bei Bayern 3 – Mensch, Bayern! (mit Brigitte Theile und Andi Christl)

7. März 2019 von Peter Krause | Kommentare deaktiviert für Pit Krause bei Bayern 3 – Mensch, Bayern! (mit Brigitte Theile und Andi Christl)

Im Februar 2019 hatten wir die Ehre, Besuch von Bayern 3 zu bekommen

Andi Christl besuchte Pit und die beiden hatten richtig Spaß!

Man unterhielt sich über Whisky als Genuss- und Entschleunigunsmittel, Sensorik, historische Flaschen und das im Bau befindliche Whiskymuseum sowie Pits Lehrberuf und seinen Werdegang. Pit legt selbst keinen Wert auf Titel wie Whiskypapst oder Preise seiner Flaschen – es geht ihm um die Sache des slow drinking und Lebensfreude. Dennoch bleiben manche Superlative dabei nicht aus. Ein Whisky-Enthusiast lebt seinen Traum.

Also reinhören, dies sind ein paar Auszüge des Interviews. Danke an Bayern 3 und Andi.

6. März 2019
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Ardbeg Drum Committee Release 52,0%

Ardbeg Drum Committee Release 52,0%

Packt die Rumba-Rasseln aus – die 2019er Spezialabfüllung steht heute in den Startlöchern! Ein Ardbeg mit Teilreifung aus Rumfässern getreu dem Motto des Karnevals auf Islay. Vogelwilde Flasche! Der Run auf die Preziose, die als Testversion für die „Ardbeg Day-Abfüllung“ gedacht ist, wird sicher groß sein. Als Taster, der selber schon ein paar Rum-Finishes gemacht und bis zurück in die 1980er getrunken hat, war ich besonders neugierig auf das Ergebnis – ohne zu wissen, um welche Rumcasks es sich handelt, denn da gibt es natürlich enorme Unterschiede. Dazu lieferten Bourbonfässer ihren Anteil der Reifung. Also mach‘ ich nun den Reggae an und probiere:

Aroma: Wie bei vielen Finishes ist das Resultat eher im Geschmack zu finden, die Nose, zeigt den Rum nicht klar an. Dafür ist sie aber richtig fein, ein reif und rund wirkender Ardbeg mit seinen typischen Merkmalen steigt einem in die Nase: Trafobrand, Reifen, Seegras, Jod, salzige Seeluft, Torf, geröstete Kaffeebohnen, Gerbleder, Pfeffer, Chili, Schokolade, Erdnüsse, grüne Kräuter, Spinat, Dill und Aloe Vera. Volles Spektrum. Was hier anders erscheint als bei den klassischen Abfüllungen sind deutliche Kiefernzapfen, Harz, mehr Vanilleanteil mit etwas mehr Holz (keine Angst, der Dram bleibt „spirit-driven“) und ein tropischer Einschlag durch trockene Ananas, Blutorange und Limettensaft. Auch Datteln, Gras und warme Erde (Rindenmulch im Olivenhain) tragen zu diesem leicht süßeren Gesamtbild bei.

Geschmack: Ah, the rum is not gone – hier erkennt man seine Spuren deutlicher als zuvor, jedoch nie aufdringlich. Dieser Ardbeg ist milder und süßer im Antrunk, ohne seinen Charakter zu verlieren – wie ein schön frisierter und in ein Hawaiihemd gesteckter Islay-Fisherman mit Bart und Brusthaar. Ananas, Apfel, Zimt, Banane, Datteln, Olivenöl, Vanille, Kaffee, Leder, Bitterschokolade, Erde und Mulch sowie aromatischer Torfrauch mit Jod. Das ganze ist enorm trinkig und angenehm, Ardbeg für die Sonnenterrasse.

Nachklang: Auch hier kein Kastrat, sondern ein herrlich spaßiger Ardbeg, der keine einzige Offnote aufweist. Zugänglicher, verspielter, etwas leichter, aber dennoch mit Aussage, wie Kinski an einem guten Tag. Der Rum bringt die Jodsüße stärker heraus, angezündetes Streichholz für brennende Kiefernzapfen, Vanilla-Espresso am Strand von Port Ellen mit Torfschwaden im Hintergrund. Could you be loooved …? Indeed. Ich mag ihn.

Bewertung: 89

6. Januar 2019
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Whisky-Seminar in München am 27. Januar 2019

Whisky-Seminar in München am 27. Januar 2019

WP_20170901_12_36_02_Pro27. Jan., 16.00 Uhr (München): Whisky-Seminar in der Havana-Bar:

Wir bringen unseren Klassiker nach München. Zu bestem Preis-Leistungsverhältnis erlebt ihr hier ein Traum-Whiskyseminar, das sowohl Neulinge als auch Kenner voll befriedigt. Viel Wissenswertes rund um das Thema Whisky, verschiedene Fassreifungen, Regionen, Altersstufen und Stile, Tipps und Rohstoffe sind in ca. acht ‚Drams‘ zu erleben. Alles im Edutainment-Stil (Spaß, Kult und Wissen), locker moderiert von zwei slowdrink-Experten, die tiefste Passion für das ‚water of life‘ haben. Mit Herz eben. Die Whiskys sind auch nichts von der Stange, wir legen Wert auf das Besondere – sie stammen aus dem Keller von Whiskyguru Pit Krause (Raritäten, Geheimtipps, Top Daily Drams usw.), der das Lineup zusammenstellt (69,90 Euro Unkosten inkl. Snack und zwei Cocktails)

Anmeldung: info@slowdrink.de

Pit Krause beim BR

5. Januar 2019
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Tasting an Über-Lagavulin from Friends: 21 y.o. Select Cask 1997 for the European Lagavulin Fans with 56,6%

Tasting an Über-Lagavulin from Friends: 21 y.o. Select Cask 1997 for the European Lagavulin Fans with 56,6%

The last whisky of 2018 and the first in 2019 is one of friends and I am glad to have snatched one of the 158 bottles. As you know, a review for people closer to you is difficult, so I promise I will be very strict like my old math teacher Leutenbauer.

Rare 21 y.o. Select Cask

This bottling was done for and chosen by some real malt heads (see picture) who love their Lagavulin dearly. As it is a rare sensation that DIAGEO allows original bottlings for a certain group, this is a special gem. I am very excited and hope this is good (as it was really expensive). Let’s taste:

Comment: Holy…, OmG! This is great from the first whiff. I could smell this for hours and it touches my soul. No joke, this is probably the best nose I had in 2018, full score. Why such praise: very complex and interwoven balance, deep, all elements fit together, like a huge orchestra with all musicians playing yet no instrument takes centre stage. The Tannoy speakers of Lagavulin, full of peaty, medical and leathery goodness paired with maturity. Here we have the precise middle between cask and spirit influence, going hand in hand, not tired but refined – a maelstrom of peat, iodine and sweet wine from very elegant old-style wood, like only the greatest of the great have. 21 is an ideal age for the Lagavulin distillate of this cask type.

I am now getting Shisha tobacco, roasted peanuts, gunpowder tea, dates, bacon-wrapped plums, cedar-wrapped Romeo y Julieta in a mahogany humidor, mmmh, and mint, like having a Mojito in the back of an authentic old Cuban bar. More pleasures chime in: espresso macchiato, chalk, iodine, gorse, kelp, vanilla pod, cough syrup, BBQ-glazed baby back ribs after 12 hours of smoking, bonfire and the combo of good sulphury smoke and peat. Aaaah….

On the palate it doesn’t disappoint at all, yum, but I am almost glad that it doesn’t go on with perfection like before – otherwise I needed more bottles 😉  It is more on the liqueur-side than expected and wins out when drunk in big sips because the body is slick and elegant, no bruiser. Water is not necessary. All the above elements are to be found, but leathery spice paves the way nicely. It somehow unites Lagavulin power with mild and smooth character traits in a slender body.

The finish is earthy and sweet at first, then lit matchstick, flinty gunpowder and an iodine-esque peatiness linger. What a treat and a worthy dram for the occasion – these are the moments … amazing pick, boys! A must-have for the devotee. Free refills, anyone? 😉

Score: 94+

Thanks to Donnie and Boris for the sample.

23. Dezember 2018
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für DANK, FROHES FEST UND EIN GENUSSREICHES 2019


In der Zeit zwischen den Jahren kommt man endlich zur Ruhe – nach der oft gar nicht ’staden Zeit‘ davor 🙂

Wir wünschen all unseren Freunden eine gesegnete Weihnacht und ein gesundes, glückliches und auch genussreiches neues Jahr. 2019 wird unser Traum vom Whisky- und Spirituosenmuseum wahr.

Unser besonderer Dank gilt all den selbstlosen Helfern, die unsere Unternehmungen ermöglicht und begleitet haben. Vergelt’s Gott oder das Spaghetti-Monster, Ihr seid Helden des Genusses!


31. Oktober 2018
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Scotch Malt Whisky Society – some new releases reviewed

Scotch Malt Whisky Society – some new releases reviewed

It has been quite a while since I sampled SMWS releases here. Lots of changes have taken place since then (ownership, order policy, frequency of offerings, internal structure) – some for the better, some for the worse. So be it. Let’s taste some samples I was given by Ralf Dänzer (thank you). I am going to start with a set of three Glen Moray (a distillery that used to be in the same owners group in the past, hence some casks are in stock):


SMWS 35.219 Glen Moray 2003 ex-Chardonnay Barrique 14 y.o., 57,2%

This is a Germany-exclusive release, also titled and described in German – nice. And it is a winner that was chosen by a jury of German connoisseurs. A very „mortlachy“ Glen Moray, I must say because it has quite some smoke, a dry meaty and sulphury edge and metallic undertones. Old wood notes meet grapes, mango, Peach, orange zest, muesli box, ginger and chili, coal, pine needles and Aperol Sprizz. Funny and interesting nose on the dry and malty side of things. On the palate it Shows greatness, very round and flawless. Malt and spice-combo leads to honey sweetness, fruits and wine – like a watercolor painting that hints at things in a subtle way. It finishes long and metallic with all the aroma’s reminiscences glowing up shortly. Water makes it sweeter and sends the chilis to the fore. Quite a ride, like on Autobahn A3 in heavy traffic 🙂

Score: 88


SMWS 35.194 Glen Moray 2001 ex-Oloroso 1st-fill, 16 y.o., 59,8%

I am sure this release will find little common ground. I find it fungi-flawed like many of these casks that only display sulphury raisins, blue cheese and grapey sweetness – no distillery character and complexity. However, some love it exactly for this profile.

The nose is intact: rich and malty nose, dark honey, oak, pistachio, mash, hints of fruit (apricots and gooseberries), sulphury raisins, Spanish vinegar, ginger, chili and ginger, coal, eucalypt, chocolate Lebkuchen, not too bad. However, on the palate it displays the described flaw. Raisins, blue cheese, flinty sulphur. the spices save it a bit from being too monodimensional. Water also helps. I declare the discussion on this one as open…

Score 83


SMWS 35.204 Glen Moray 2001 ex-Bourbon/new oak, 16 y.o., 58,9%

This one is much less debatable. It has quite some wine character on the one side and wood spice on the other, almost bordering on Bourbon territory (yet smoother). Nuts, vanilla, cloves, maple syrup, salted caramel, honey, figs, dates, sulphury raisins, oranges and sweet tobacco big time. On the palate the sherry starts to speak more, with hints of the fungi-problem, but also juicy aromas. No water needed.

Score: 87


This was an interesting head-to-head comparison. Now I am glad to also try other releases as well.


SMWS 5.60 Auchentoshan 2000 ex-Bourbon/Oloroso, 16 y.o., 56,5%

The most surprising one in this set, it is beguiling. What a great cask! Very much like an older Glen Keith in moments. So creamy and full of Bourbon cask goodness, aaah! Mango on creme brûlée, coconut and pineapple meet Werthers Originals toffee, gooseberries, linden blossom honey, ripe pear, roses, orange zest, cinnamon hazelnut, amoroso sherry, calvados, vin santo, Bailoni Apricot liqueur sweetness, full on! All he way to the end this is powerful, complex and well-balanced. A clear buy!

Score: 89-90


SMWS 68.11 Blair Athol 2009 ex-Bourbon 7 y.o., 57,9% 

Forest Floor in late autumn, aromatic and fresh, then it becomes a sweet pasty like a cinnamon sticky bun with nuts, Marzipan fruitcake, honey-glaze and dessert wine. Water makes it even sweeter, one for afternoon tea parties.

Score: 87


SMWS 66.104 Ardmore 2008 ex-Bourbon 8 y.o., 60,1%

I love Ardmore at all ages. The younger ones don’t dissappoint but are a bit greener and sweeter than predecessors from the direct firing period of distillation. This one reminds me of a Bunnahabhain Moine in the nose. Like having a green tea on a frehsly tarred road near to an Islay distillery. Ashtray smokiness and aromatic peat, herbs, Aloe, juniper, metal, BBQ-sauce, mustard seed, ginger, apples, black pepper and chili – a powerhouse. On the palate it is way sweeter and more comlex as one would think. Everything tightly woven together like a Tsunami of peaty whisky goodness plus some iodine. So balanced and refined, you want another glass. Wow. Another recommendation!

Score: 88-89

30. Oktober 2018
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für New release: Speyside Region 25 y.o. maltmountains 1993 – 2018 Sherry Cask 51,1%

New release: Speyside Region 25 y.o. maltmountains 1993 – 2018 Sherry Cask 51,1%

Our friend Oliver has a new bottling in the pipeline, just perfect for X-Mas: a sherried old Speysider! He was so kind as to send me a sample. Here are my 2p on it:

Comment: This is like a gingerbread with a chocolate-chili coating, very appropriate for the season. The Oloroso smell and hints of a dry n‘ spicy classic ooze out of my tasting tulip. I am getting sherry, old wood, orange zest, soaked gingerbread, dusty warehouse, green tea and herbs, dark chocolate, Maraschino cherry gelee, dates, apricot, humidor, and: Chili! Altogether rather an old style dram … and on the palate? Less dry than expected! Great stuff with an exciting back n‘ forth between sweetness (jammy) and spiciness, yet in very good balance. Cough syrup-complexity 🙂 It finishes lengthy and full of finesse, echoes of cherries, chocolate, dates and sloeberries linger. A real recommendation!

Score: 90

27. Oktober 2018
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Mancarella’s New Bottlings in the Review

Mancarella’s New Bottlings in the Review

Dino Mancarella was on the hunt again and has selected new whisky. I am thrilled to try them because his previous bottlings really convinced me. Let’s go straight to the glass:


SpeysideSpeyside Region 1989 Mancarella Region 28 y.o. Mancarella 1989 – 2018, Bourbon cask, 93 btl., 47,6%

Comment: Very fruity (pink grapefruit, maracuja, garden fruits) and full of blossom honey. This has good maturity and balance, the wood is exactly right. Mint, chili, bloody steak, a trace of ginger and the sweetness of vanilla pastries in the nose. On the palate it delivers similarly. very soft but lacking a bit of power. However, it is so refined, I forgive 🙂 – a winner, again.

Score: 90-91



InvergordonInvergordon 44 Mancarella Grain 1973 44 y.o. Mancarella 1973 – 2018, Bourbon cask, 106 btl., 52,3%

Comment: Those Grains are winning ground in the community of whisky nerds. A profile in the middle between Rum, Scotch and Bourbon makes them very complex at higher age. This one is no exception. Clear grainy whiffs meet Barbados-Rum (coconut, pineapple, soft smoke, vanilla), demerara sugar, lime blossom, blueberries, resin, maple syrup, apple crumble with cinnamon, gingerbread and what not, an amazing Bourbon cask did ist work here. For sweet teeth and lovers of complex drams. Wow!

Score: 91+

Dino and Pit

8. Oktober 2018
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für ARDBEG 22 Twenty Something 46,4%

ARDBEG 22 Twenty Something 46,4%

Ardbeg 22j Detail 2 blackThe Twenty Something Series has impressed me so far. Especially the 23 y.o. was a stunner and showed that 1990s Ardbegs age well and bear many resemblances to older drams (but not the same, though) from the distillery. Pricewise they are still acceptable (this is 480 Euro), some Independent Bottlers charged more. I think, price is not an issue with such rare drams – if you are a devotee, you need to have it. Bang for your buck, nope, but history and education for your tastebuds.

The 22 y.o. is from spring 1996 and was matured in Bourbon barrels only. I hope it can stand up to a wonderful Cadenhead Ardbeg with similar stats we recently had. Let’s taste it:

Comment: Ardbeg 22j grey boxI had it on three occasions and it presented itself slightly different each time. Overall, it is a soft and sweeter Ardbeg, one for big sips, not too loud, very rounded, a dram for the second helping. Give it time and it will reward you. It brings old as well as new Ardbeg character to the table, a real mix that is not as „beasty“ as usual, more on the fruity side of things. However, it has the classic profile in its DNA, but if you are into pressure on your palate, this isn’t for you. It starts on coal, sweet smoke, vanilla, freshly sawn firs, Mezcal, Granny Smith apples, green tea with bitter elements, tar, kiwi, lemon drop, chalk and white pepper – plus the peat, tar, burnt trafo and iodine. All that is balanced and shy. On the mild palate, leather and apples take center stage, chalk and peat meet fruits. It is complex and tightly woven together, discrete, no powerhouse but one to drink another glass. Maybe it is easy to miss and tired in moments, but I like it for its special character and smooth style.

Score: 89/90

3. Juni 2018
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für New Bottler ‚The Shining Dram‘ on the test track

New Bottler ‚The Shining Dram‘ on the test track

The German whisky scene is alive and bubbling. New bottlers enter the market. Our friend Markus Bauer started a series called ‚The Shining Dram‘ and provided me with his first releases (nice label designs). He has been drinking the water of life for over 20 years now – so no startup without soul.  All his releases are non-chill-filtered and without artificial colouring. Markus picks the single casks himself. I wish him best of luck. Let’s taste them: Weiterlesen →

3. Juni 2018
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für New Maltbarn Bottlings

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 and explores other Spirits as well – a kindred spirit. His stuff is sought after worldwide. There have been incredible releases in his series, also hidden gems. Let’s taste some recent ones (some still available):


Bruichladdichbruichladdich 8 y.o. Maltbarn 2009 – 2018 Chateau Lafite Cask, 65,5% (Release #92)

Comment: A cask from one of Bordeaux‘ finest wineries, world-reknowned. The strength of this Laddie is brutal, I suggest to add some water after a while. It is a spicy-hot version (ginger, chili, wood-infused spices) that deals well with the sweet malt and wine cask elements which create a nice counterpart. Hints of green Haribo apple rings, Pineapple, peaches, canned milk, strawberries and oa7k come through. The wine becomes more detectabe on the palate and suits the dram. Young but already expressive.

Score: 87


Bunnahabhainbunnahabhain moine ‚Moine‘ 5 y.o. Maltbarn/Signatory 2011 – 2017 hogshead, 61,9% (Release #84)

Comment: This is heavily-peated Bunnie, the stuff which is in many undisclosed Islay bottlings these days. Camphor meets peat in a dryer and steely style, also salty and herbal. I am getting Bacon-drizzled Barbecue coal, juniper, olive oil, lemon zest, ozone freshness, antiseptic bandaid and more. On the palate it is a bit Mezcal-like at first and way softer than one would expect from the Monster nose. Water releases more sweetness – astounding complexity at such a young age.

Score: 86+


Port Charlotteportcharlotte 10 y.o. Maltbarn 2007 – 2018 Margaux-Cask, 61,5% (Release #97)

Comment: I like this, a very typical and round one, the rooty style of peatiness is a PC trait. This powerhouse is balanced out by sweetness that adds complexity. Water helps but is not necessary. The wine also left traces of raisins and blue cheese.

Score: 88


SpringbankSpringbank 26 y.o. Maltbarn 1992 – 2018 Bourbon cask, 51,0% (Release #100)

Comment: An honour to try this – and a good choice for the jubilee. A fine example of Springbank with loads of fruit, coconuts, jamon saltiness and all that jazz older Springers offer – in an austere and mature style and great balance, not oily though. The Bourbon cask shines through wonderfully.

Score: 91 (emotionally 100)

2. Juni 2018
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Ardbeg OB ‚Grooves‘ 46%

Ardbeg OB ‚Grooves‘ 46%

ZumArdbeg Grooves closeup Ardbeg Day am 2. Juni bringt die Kultbrennerei wieder eine witzige Sonderabfüllung auf den Markt, die zuvor als fassstarkes Committee-Bottling wenigen Glücklichen vorgestellt worden war, der Grooves. Dieser im Sinne eines englischen Wortspiels an die 1960s angelehnte Ardbeg verdankt seinen Namen eigentlich den Rillen (engl. ‚grooves‘), die bei den verwendeten Eichenfässern das Flächenauflageverhältnis Holz-Destillat, und damit den Reifungseffekt, vergrößern sollen. Dies geschah bei der Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Edition auch schon, die für diesen Ardbeg verwendeten Fässer sollen aber stark getoastete Rotweinfässer gewesen sein. Abgefahrenes Rezept aus Hippiehirnen 🙂 (verzeih mir, Dr. Bill) – hier ist ein ‚cask-driven‘ Whisky zu erwarten, der vom normalen Ardbeg ein wenig abweichen wird.

Tasting Note:Ardbeg Grooves top flower In der Nase ist dieser Dram zuerst deutlich als Ardbeg zu erkennen (Torf, Jod, Trafobrand, Barbecuesauße, Lagerfeuer, Speck, Reifen, Sattelfett etc., vgl. viele der auf unserer Seite verkosteten Ardbeg-Abfüllungen), doch es gibt Abweichungen, die sich mit der Zeit verdeutlichen: Der Grooves liegt eher auf der holzigen Schreinerwerkstattseite und wirkt süßlich, die Toastung addiert Rußaromen. Nach ein wenig Zeit im Glas geht er ab wie Jimi Hendrix in Woodstock, man nimmt erhitzte Gewürze wahr (edelsüßer Paprika, Zimt, Pfeffer), bittere Kräuter, Pinienrauch harzigen Charakters, rote Äpfel, rote Johannisbeere und Leder steigen auf. Mit der Zeit wird er immer ungewöhnlicher und wie ein ‚crafted spirit‘ moderner Art, man kann sogar Granatapfelkerne, bitteren Apertif (Martini), Wermut, Orangenlikör und Pampelmusenschale erriechen. 

Der Geschmack, der bei Ardbeg meist ins Süße mit Schokolade und Espressonoten sowie Jod geht, ist hier leicht, bitterkrautig-likörig und weich („mellow“) ausgeprägt – fast wie ein torfiger Aperol Spritz mit Bitterorange in manchen Momenten, dabei stets trockener werdend. Auch englische Marmelade, lauter werdendes Eichenholz und die typischen Ardbegnoten finden sich im Hintergrund, der rußige Rauch bleibt bis zum Ende.

Fazit:Ardbeg Grooves Very groovy, das muss man diesem mutigen Experiment lassen. Für Ardbeg-Puristen ist er vielleicht nicht geeignet, aber wer einmal ein anderes Gesicht dieser Brennerei kennenlernen will, ist hier genau richtig. The Sixties were experimental times, right? Open your mind, klebt die Prilblumen-Aufkleber und füllt das Glas mit diesem leicht rötlich-braunen Islay-Blumenkind, das für mich der Ardbeg Spritz für den lauen Sommerabend in der Kommune ist. Ein Fun-Dram, der auch gut in die Jahreszeit passt!

Happy Ardbeg Day und danke Tobias für das Sample.

Score: 86+

1. April 2018
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: New hot ‚Entenshice‘ – die neuen Whisky-Fässle-Releases

Review: New hot ‚Entenshice‘ – die neuen Whisky-Fässle-Releases

Glen Keith 24 y.o. Whisky-Fässle 1993 – 2017, Barrel, 47,6%

Kommentar:glen-keith-1993-whisky-faessle-476-vol-klein-AID-1565B Glen Keith ist in meinen Augen ein Geheimtipp, kaum ein anderer Malt liebt gute Bourbonfässer mehr im Ausbau. So ab 20 Jahren werden diese Speysider daher zu einem Fest. Diese Version hätte auf dem Papier alle Merkmale (evtl. aber recht reduziert in Stärke), kann er halten was er verspricht? Die Ananas und deutliche Weißeichenaromen mit Würze springen einen sofort an, dazu gesellen sich Sternfrucht, Kiwi, Passionsfrucht, Blütenhonig auf Toast, Zitronentee, Ingwer und Vanille, ja sogar Erdbeeren mit Sahne – die Holz- und Ingwerwürze arbeitet stets mit und gibt der Frucht kontra, später meine ich auch Ahornsirup und Harz wahrzunehmen: wie erwartet ein Spiegel des guten Bourbonfasses auf schottische Art. Am Gaumen tritt er zunächst bitterholzig an, dann entfalten sich aber die Früchte in einem langen Bogen. Der Abgang entspricht einem Pfauenrad der genannten Elemente, aber das helle Holz hat die Führungsrolle: For cask lickers like me 🙂 !

Bewertung: 88-89


Fine Blended Malt Whisky 24 y.o. Whisky-Fässle 1993 – 2018, Sherry Hogshead, 54,3%

Kommentar:blended-malt-whisky-1993-whisky-faessle-543-vol.klein-aid-1575b Jens‘ letzte Blended-Batches haben mich stets überzeugt, sie wurden teils schon als Jungdestillate vereint. Bei diesem weiß ich die Hintergrundstory nicht, habe aber Gutes in Sachen Qualität gehört. Er tritt mit trockener und klarer Sherrynote an, alte dunkle Fässer, Bitterschokolade und die Schoko-Lebkuchen-Herzen mit Kirschfüllung (Maraschino und Cocktail), Orangeat, Pflaumen, rote Trauben, alte Rosinen mit Staub, Dinkelkeks, schwarzer Pfeffer, Kaffeebohne und Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte. Und so schmeckt er auch in genau der richtigen Intensität und Balance, zwar leicht trocken, aber mit genug Fruchtsüße hinten raus (Kirsche!), um diesen Stoff richtig geil zu finden! Man will sofort mehr davon. @Jens: send rüber, mein Zeuch, love it!

Bewertung: 90


21. Februar 2018
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Ein paar Tasting-Notes: Speyside Region, Orkney und Glenrothes

Ein paar Tasting-Notes: Speyside Region, Orkney und Glenrothes

Speyside Region 44y.o. Mancarella Private Bottling 49,6 %

Kommentar: mancarella 2In der Nase absolut typisch, rund, malzig und komplex, Pfirsich, Kokosnuss, Guave, Mango, Passionsfrucht, weißschokolierte Früchte, viel Honig, Minze, Spur Anis, Holz bringt Würze und ist noch nicht zu !aut. Am Gaumen ähnlich, ebenfalls äußerst rund und gelungen mit genug Kraft, Fruchtkorb, insbesondere Maracujasaft mit Honig, Creme Brulee; auch noch Säure neben der fetten Cremigkeit, spät auch Anis. Gewinner!

Score: 92


Speyside Region 43y.o. Whisky-Fässle 1973 – 2017, Sherry Butt, 51,3%

Kommentar:Speyside-Region-43-Jahre-1973-Whisky-Fässle-Duck Kiwi-Bombe (DER KIWI-Whisky) und Tropen-King (Maracuja, Birne, Kokosnuss, Mandeln, Zotrusfrüchte, Guave, Sternfrucht, gelbe Äpfel usw.), Eiche zuerst da, aber noch nicht zu viel, dann weniger werdend, fette Vanillecreme im Krapfen, Honig, interessante geringe Würze, Leder, Minzfrische, dunkle Planke. Im Mund folgt er der Nose mit Frucht und Creme, auch Kokos, doch der Abgang wird kräftig und würzig, fast scharf (pfeffrig und holzig) . Lang! Afterburner – if you like a rollercoaster (zuerst mild, dann richtig holzwürzig werdend).

Score: 91+


Speyside Region 26 y.o. Whisky-Fässle 1991 – 2017, Sherry Cask, 50,6%

Kommentar:duck heart Klassischer Jens, sehr harmonisch balanciert, Sherry gut eingebaut und nie pappig, eng verwobene Aromen, interessante Würzkomponente, die alle anderen Aromen gelten lässt aber das Ganze interessant hält – auch irgendwie frisch in Momenten. Marzipanstollen! Orangeat, Feigen, Rosinen, Zwetschgen, Lebkuchen, Vanille, spät dezente Tropenfrucht dezent auftauchend. Am Gaumen ein klassischer Speysider aus dem Sherrycask, süß und trocken zugleich, ausgewogen, bitteres dunkles dumpfes Holz eines Refill-Fasses, Bitterschokolade, aber später auch helle Anteile (z.B. Aprikose) und Würze, wirklich schwer zu fassen, ein Chamäleon. Malz, Staub. Würziger Abgang mit weißem Pfeffer und Wasabi. Hochinteressant und eine Empfehlung. Den habe ich mir auch geholt.

Score: 90



Orkney Single Malt 13 y.o. Whisky-Fässle 2004 – 2017, Sherry Cask, 50,5%

Kommentar:orkney-malt-2004-whisky-faessle-505-vol-klein-AID-1548B recht typisch, gut balanciert, frisch, maritim, salzig, Brackwasser; kaum Sherry-Einfluss, schöne Würze (Pfeffer, Leder, Ingwer), dezent fruchtig (schon anteilig tropisch, Äpfel, Aprikosen, Pfirsich, grüne Trauben weiß schokoliert), schon reif und doch Malz und Silomaische von Brauereien. Am Gaumen beeindruckend für sein Alter mit feiner holzig-ledriger Bitterkeit (edel, frisch, wow) Sternfrucht und  Apfel trifft Maische und Malzigkeit sowie Würze, helles Orkney-Bier, dazu wieder der Traubenspieß mit weißer Schokolade, lang in Würze anhaltend und doch gut balanciert, herausfordernd, Spuren an Torf. Ein spannendes Gerät und guter Fund.

Score: 89+


Glenrothes 20 y.o. Whisky-Fässle 1997 – 2017 Sherry Butt 47.9%

Kommentar:Elephant Session Einer der vielen Releases aus dem Jahr 1997 mit tiefen Sherryaromen; diese Drams sind meist großartig, aber gelegentlich etwas schweflig. Nicht zu komplex, aber einfach gut und zu Herzen gehend. Dieses Fass ist ein feiner und absolut typischer Vertreter, wieder harmonisch im Stile von Jens: Schoko-Lebkuchenherz mit Kirschfüllung, Orangeat, fette Rosine (teils verbrannt), Blutorange, fleischig, auch Frische, leichtes Plankenholz, Leder, dazu besonders an diesem Fass: auch Tabak und dezenter Rauch (passt gut dazu). Alles wohl integriert – was er tut, macht er gut. Manchmal müssen es nicht 300 verrückte Aromen sein. Wer feine Sherry-Drams a la Macallan in guter Balance mag, wird hier perfekt bedient.

Score: 90+

12. Oktober 2017
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Ardbeg An Oa 46,6%

Review: Ardbeg An Oa 46,6%

It goes without saying that a new Ardbeg standard release is very exciting. What sets this fourth official range bottling named after the beautiful Islay peninsula ‚An Oa‘ apart from the existing ones? From a marketing perspective, a slightly smoother entry level version would make sense without betraying the true nature of this untamed Islay whisky. And it is exactly that:

Nose:Ardbeg An Oa bottle & carton_Grey_preview The An Oa stats on  green notes of agave (Mezcal-esque), herbs (fennel, oregano, thyme), green tea (nettles), mint (catnip), anis and lime zest that meet the classic peaty Ardbeg profile. The focus is on tar, resin, a sweet peat-iodine-soot-combo, leather, quite some cocoa, roasted coffee beans, dates, chalk, oak and toffee. It somehow smells more liqueur-like than other Ardbegs, but it is clearly spirit-driven.

Palate: Great balance, classic Ardbeg, but more civilized, streamlined and quaffable. This plays on the lighter and sweeter side of Islay. For a change I am getting mossy green earth, vanilla and apple-hickory-BBQ-smoke that joins the world of Ardbeg. Well-made, this subtle yet ardbeggy dram.

Finish: Medium length and very pleasant, this unifies contrasts of wild and mild, of elegance and intensity. Introduce people to Ardbeg with this one.

Score: 85

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29. August 2017
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Speyside Region 43 y.o. Mancarella 1973, sherry cask, 51,6%

Review: Speyside Region 43 y.o. Mancarella 1973, sherry cask, 51,6%

Dino Mancarella, a real friendly whiskyfan and tennis instructor from Germany, fulfilled his dream to bottle whisky – and he started with a stunner of a cask share as you can see. These Speysiders are among the best buys these days if you are into high-end drams. Let’s check his choice that comes with a beautiful label at around 380 Euro):

Comment:Mancarella Flasche Very typical for its provenance, and so tropical. To me this is an example of the finest Bourbon wood maturation (reminding me of Glen Keith 40, Bruichladdich 1970 or Springbank Local Barley) but the label says “sherry cask” … well, many of these were made from American oak in Jerez, and this has been a refill for sure. Like a Monin syrup of pink grapefruit, grilled pineapple with sugar, apricots, coconut, vanilla (Bavarian Crème), pear in cream and traces of green tea and herbs. The oak is perfectly integrated and not too loud. On the palate it arrives so wonderfully oily and fruit-laden, wow! This is close to perfection and finely balanced. It stays true to itself all the way to the finish, never too dry, medium-long and very ‘moreish’. The slight touch of bitter (herbal whiff) keeps it interesting and sets a nice counterpart to the fruit. Great pick, Dino, thank you for letting me try it.

Score: 92+

29. August 2017
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: The Alpinist – Swiss Premium Dry Gin 42%

Review: The Alpinist – Swiss Premium Dry Gin 42%

Sommerzeit ist gern auch mal Ginzeit, und diesen von Arthur Nägele kreierten Schweizer habe ich mir in die Berge mitgenommen. Das Design von Packung und Flasche gefällt mir sehr gut, und auch die Unterstützung von Ski-Ass Marco Büchel wird dem aus Jungfrauenjoch-Gletscherwasser in Liechtenstein hergestellten Alpenstoff nicht schaden. Doch all das ist Marketing, mal sehen, was er bei einem Preis von ca. 50 Euro kann.

Die Geschmacksbeschreibung und die Botanicals sollen an eine Bergwiese im Sommer erinnern (Arnika, Silberdistel, Frauenmantel, Bergkräuter). Als Kind der Alpen kenne ich diese Gerüche … bin gespannt:

Beschreibung:Alpinist 1 Ohne die guten Notes des Herstellers kopieren zu wollen stimme ich in großen Teilen zu. Ein insgesamt klassischer Dry Gin, jedoch mit viel „Terroir“. Die deutlichsten Aromen sind tatsächlich Bergwiese (warmes Heu, Trockenblumen, Almblüte) und Limette, dazu etwas Bergamotte, Salbei, Pfeffer und Honig. Der Wacholder spielt zurückhaltend im Hintergrund, helle Geruchsfarben prägen das Bild. Am Gaumen ist der Gin eher leicht süßlich und sehr weich, mild-wärmend mit dezenter Würze. Orange Limette, Kamille, Wacholder, Rosmarin, Almwiese, die ganze Heidi in akzeptabler Balance. Den vom Hersteller als mächtig bezeichneten Nachklang ist eher von mittlerer Länge und sehr rund, es klingt warmes Bergheu und Wacholder in feinen Wellen an. Insgesamt gutes Mittelfeld mit BonuspunktenAlpinist glacier water für Originalität und Regionalität, das Thema ist top umgesetzt. Wer es weich und alpin liebt, ist hier genau richtig. Mir fehlt etwas Druck und Balance am Gaumen, doch das ist immer Geschmackssache. Ein spannendes Produkt ist dieser Eidgenosse auf jeden Fall. Probieren!

Bewertung: 86

17. Juli 2017
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Two nice discoveries from Glenrothes and Aultmore

Review: Two nice discoveries from Glenrothes and Aultmore

Two nice samples came my way for the holidays, a dark and a brighter one, both really nice drams, which were highlights on the frontporch of my bungalow.

Glenrothes 20 y.o. malt mountains 1997 – 2017, sherry cask, 50,3%

Comment:Glenrothes malt mountains Glenrothes ranks really high among blenders, and rightfully so. I also adore this malt with its bloodorange-tang. Oliver Späth already had a nice Glen Keith, Tobermory and the astonishing Bladnoch in his range, and this bottling is his latest. In this one, the sherry is dominant yet not overpowering, it goes in a balsamic direction altogether. There is more to it than just raisins, as some modern casks are these days. It is kirsch gateau (chocolate cake soaked in cherry schnaps) with hazelnuts and fudge, a dessert dram, earthy like a Glendronach but less dry, also whiffs of orange peel, humidor and cedar wood are to be nosed. On the palate it is very typical, a well-balanced sherry dram with blood orange and forest floor. Overall not overly complex but simply good at what it is and does. Long satisfying finish. Thanks Oliver! Good pick, again. Available here.

Score: 90+


Aultmore 33 y.o. OB ‚Exceptional Cask Series‘ for China Whisky Society 1983 – 2016, sherry cask finish, 678 btl., 53,3%

Comment:Aultmore 1983 China Exceptional Cask 33 Don’t these new Aultmore bottles look beautiful (clear glass, that is), you wanna touch them. A rare one for China, let’s see: Oh my God, this is a monster of complexity: honey and hay meet the sweet side of oak – this what bursts out of the glass at first. Then licorice, honey, butter, sugar-glazed pastry, Werther’s Originals, vanilla and fruits (pink grapefruit, kiwi, plums, grapes) join a solid malty backbone of the classic kind (old style). After a while it reminds me of a walk in an olive garden in summer bloom, also ruccola and hot mulch. It arrives with great nervosity on the palate, quite some action is going on there. Like an aquarel painting all the aromatic dots are there but only hinted at. The interesting acidity is slowly becoming sweetness, everything happens in style and is well-integrated. Waves of tasty stuff return in the finish: sweet malt and pastry again (now with vanilla sauce), honey glace, green tea,  sycamore bark and so much more. Gimme a bottle! Thanks Boris!

Score: 92

11. Mai 2017
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Whisky-Fässle Spring 2017 Releases

Whisky-Fässle Spring 2017 Releases

Will Jens have picked a loser this time – I seriously doubt it. The duck breeder keeps delivering. Here are my reviews of the new releases:


Blendedblended malt xo whisky-fässle Malt ‚very old‘ Whisky-Fässle bottled 2016, sherry butt, 45,4%

Comment: Loved the last one, hope this can keep up. The nose reveals dry sherry wood, garden fruit and exotic fruit (esp. pineapple), cocoa, ginger, pepper, licorice, resin and soaked gingerbread cake (if that exists). On the palate it shifts into higher gear, really impressive and classic in style. Old polished sherry malt style that reminds me oft he biggest names in Speyside with a hint of Orkney. Juicy stuff that keeps you sipping because the finfish is soooo classy.

Score: 90


CragganmoreCragganmore WF 27 y.o. Whisky-Fässle 1989 – 2016, sherry butt, 48,7%

Comment: This one is adored by quite some friends and I also find Cragganmore underrated but not all bottlings of this herbal malt are great. This specimen is the Amaro (an Italian Bitter) among Craggies, herbal healing. It also reminds me of a walk in the forest with a basket of apples and a flower bouquet. I also has nutty elements (even pistacchio), beech leafs, bark, nettles, green tea, honey, agave (yes, it has tequila-esque moments), yuzu and orange zest. The palate is mature and unusual, great old oak, sherry-style, yet teaish green, wow. Orange, apples, apricots, licorice, vanilla and fallen leafs. A long finish rewards the drinker. Different and hard to score, maybe I am at the low end of this one.

Score: 89 (some might go higher here)


FineTennessee Whisky Fässle Tennessee Whiskey 5y.o. Whisky-Fässle 2011 – 2016, barrel, 51,4%

Comment: Clearly a Dickel from Tullahoma (I lived close many years ago) with rye in the mash bill. Complex sweet oak elements meet maple syrup, nuts and marzipan. Very more-ish.

Score: 88


CaolCaol Ila WF Ila 10 y.o. Whisky-Fässle 2006 – 2017,for Whisky Klubben Maltes Vänner hogshead, 53,6%

Comment: My favourite from this batch – which I wouldn’t have expected from the sheer facts on the label. This is so pure, clean and spirit-driven, it hurts. Classic profile with juniper, olive oil, moss, coal gas, big lemon drop, green apples, gunpowder tea, soot and ashes along with peat, resin and tar. The palate is powerful and very well-balanced. Expressive purity! Amazing spirit. Islay holiday at the first sip.

Score: 90


MannochmoreMannochmore WF 28 y.o. Whisky-Fässle 1988 – 2016, hogshead, 46,0%

Comment: Another cool pick, I must say. Wonderfully old-school with a metallic edge. I am getting leather, peaches and stone fruits, orange zest, quince, lemons. Behind that there are nougat whiffs, mild chili and slightly bitter old oak elements that fit very well. It tastes very complex and much fruitier than expected. It is an example of a solid and complete malt.

Score: 90

24. März 2017
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für A great Bladnoch by malt mountains

A great Bladnoch by malt mountains

My friend Oliver, who has been enjoying wonderful drams with me for years, has ventured into bottling some casks under his name on a very small scale. We already reviewed some bottlings here. Now he has a new baby that I consider as a bang for your buck:

BladnochBladnoch 26 y.o. malt mountains No. 5, 1990 – 2016, bourbon barrel, 48,6%

Comment: Sweet and mature nose in great balance. Creme brulee wit loads of vanilla, almonds, white peach, kumquat, gooseberry, grapefruit, pear, cider, kirschschnaps, elder, lime dashes, kurkuma and what not – in parts like a Nahe Riesling Auslese and marzipan cake and Haribo foam mice (sorry!). The palate is equally rewarding, and the oak is not dominant. This mild baby surfs on vanilla and fruit but has enough power to render great aromas. It reminds me of white-chocolate-glazed fruits at county fairs. A dessert in a glass. And at a price around 165.- Euro this is a real steal. Hell of a pick, Oli! Get the remaining bottles on malt mountain’s page, you won’t regret it.

Score: 91


20. März 2017
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Tasting Notes by Friends – a high-class session

Tasting Notes by Friends – a high-class session

A group of friends held their anual tasting session with really nice oldies. Enjoy their notes (in German):

Am 10.11.2016 trafen wir uns zum dritten Mal in gewohnter Viererrunde. Diesmal standen insgesamt 13 Drams auf dem Programm, mit priorisiertem Schwerpunkt auf die Brennerei Springbank, darunter die gesamte legendäre Millennium Range, der 64er Samaroli Sherry Dumpy sowie der 67er Prestonfield Single Sherry Cask 1472. Abgerundet wurde die herausragende Range durch einen 12-jährigen (sherrylastigen) Glenfarclas (ca. aus den 1950er Jahren), einen 73er Glenfarclas aus dem Bourbonfass, einen 40-jährigen Linkwood aus dem Jahr 1946 sowie den 32-jährigen offiziellen Laphroaig nebst einem uralten 10-jährigen Ardbeg (vermutlich abgefüllt noch in den 60ern) !


Das sensorische Vergnügen startete Weiterlesen →

19. März 2017
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für ARDBEG Kelpie – a review

ARDBEG Kelpie – a review

Thekelpie 2 special release often shows a different side of Ardbeg and is much sought after. ‚Kelpie‘ (a mythological being from Gaelic heritage, a ghost from the waters in the shape of a horse) actually has nothing to do with kelp itself, although Ardbeg’s flavour profile and advertising might suggest. This Committee release was aged in virgin oak from the Black Sea and has no age statement, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing when we look at Uigeadail and Corry. Let’s see how Dr. Bill Lumsden tweaked it:


Comment:Kelpie Ardbeg, of course, and not a bad one, but it is very interesting to see what increased wood influence does. These casks brought burning pine needles, resin and peanuts to the foreground (Studentenfutter-Ardbeg). But there is so much more going on: Antiseptic spray, small bicycle shop, camphor, soot, tar, iodine, peat, canned milk, peppered steak, agave, nettles, chalk and white oak. I am also getting poppyseed pastry and a dash of lime. On the palate, the resinous and spicy character is rounded off nicely by a sweet edge. Different, yet a typical Ardbeg that turns sooty in the finish.

Score: 89+

I also want to use the post to congratulate Mickey in this little video:


18. März 2017
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Ducks for Spring: New Whisky-Fässle Bottlings

Ducks for Spring: New Whisky-Fässle Bottlings

Our friend Jens was so kind to send me samples of the new drams. Unfortunately, I am a bit late with my notes, but nevertheless here they come, my 2p:


IrishWhisky-Fässle Irish Malt extra old Single Malt ‚extra old‘ Whisky-Fässle, bottled 2016, Barrel, 50,6%

Comment: Tropical fruits, of course (guava, apricot, pink grapefruit, mango, passion fruit), but not uber-fruity yet (probably still slightly below 20 y., maybe a mix). Vanilla, white chocolate, wine gums. It also possesses a malty backbone with discrete spiciness (ginger, chili) and some green elements. Good drop of the Irish!

Score: 89


MannochmoreMannochmore Whisky-Fässle 1988 28 y.o. Whisky-Fässle 1988 – 2016, Hogshead, 46%

Comment: Expressive, a character of a malt with beautiful garden fruits (Cox apples, quinces, apricots, pomegranate), nuts, honey, floral elements, marshmallows, leather, vanilla, ginger and a trace of maritime air. On the palate it becomes maltier and more floral with loads of nuts and dark fruit. Somehow, blue cheese takes it over, very cool! Aaah, complexity and uniqueness.

Score: 90

Jens und Pit

6. März 2017
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Geschenk / Buchung: Verkostung in Sachen Whisky, Whiskey und Rum (Tasting)

Geschenk / Buchung: Verkostung in Sachen Whisky, Whiskey und Rum (Tasting)

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Kompetenz und Authentizität

BeiWalk 2 uns moderieren anerkannte Experten und Autoren, bekannt aus dem TV und den Medien, mit viel Herzblut und Passion. Die Drinks (auch atemberaubende Raritäten) stammen mitunter aus Pit Krauses bekannter Sammlung. Als deutscher Vertreter der Malt Maniacs stellt er die Verkostungen zusammen und leitet die meisten Veranstaltungen. Hierbei teilt er auch seine Erfahrungen als Whisky- und Rumhersteller, Blendmaster, Mitglied in diversen Verkostungsjurys und weltweiter Berater. Die Verköstigungen sind ‚edutainment‘, also viel Wissenswertes gepaart mit Spaß. A real Masterclass!

GerneTram Dram on rails können Sie vergleichen, wir haben seit Jahren nie enttäuscht und sind in der Spirituosenszene anerkannt als impulsgebender Club, der allen offen steht. Bei uns bekommen Sie mehr Whisky, Rum und Wissen für Ihr Geld und werden unabhängig informiert. Dieses hohe Niveau ist uns wichtig, wobei auch die Freude und der Spaß nicht zu kurz kommen dürfen. Insiderwissen über Bottlings und Trends sind garantiert. Slowdrink ist der Dachverband diverser Whisky- und Spirituosenclubs in Europa mit besten Kontakten zu Brennern, Küfnern und der Barszene. Unsere Single Malt- und Rhum-Kompetenz wird Sie begeistern.

Verschiedene Events in ganz Bayern – und bald im Whisky- und Spirituosenmuseum

Unsere181024_10151291404171373_2047893109_n Seminare, Tastings und Dinner finden in ganz Bayern und darüber hinaus statt, vorwiegend aber in Regensburg, München, Augsburg, Nürnberg / Erlangen sowie in Kelheim. Neben diesen Veranstaltungen gibt es gelegentlich niveauvolle Junggesellenabschiede, Geburtstagsfeiern und Firmenevents (Weihnachtsfeier einmal anders), die wir gerne nach Ihren Wünschen ausrichten können. Unser Zentrum ist die Region Oberpfalz / Niederbayern sowie Oberbayern, doch auch Schwaben und Franken buchen uns regelmäßig.

BeispielsweiseCaol Ila Stills and Paps haben wir im Bergwerk, auf der Walhalla, in der historischen Tram, der Jurte, der Mühle, auf dem Strudlschiff, in der Sternwarte und dem High-End Hi-Fi-Studio, bei diversen Köchen oder in Schlössern und Havana-Bars verkostet oder sog. Whisky Walks durchgeführt. Schottische Brennereien (Ardbeg, Lagavulin) haben bei uns Ihre Jubiläen gefeiert und Weltpremieren vorgestellt. Stets versuchen wir, etwas Einzigartiges zu bieten.

Bald wird auch ein weltweit einmaliges Museum mit ca. 7.000 Flaschen Whisky, Rum, Cognac etc. entstehen, worin auch Tastings stattfinden sollen.

Sehen Sie auch unseren youtube-Kanal und unsere facebook-Seite sowie die Galerie ein, um einen Eindruck zu bekommen. Die Bilder sprechen für sich. Kommen Sie zum Original, bevor Sie enttäuscht werden. Googeln Sie us – hier ist am meisten geboten. Wir freuen uns auf Sie!

Beste Grüße,

Ihr Peter ‚Pit‘ Krause.

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2. November 2016
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Ducklove – Reviewing the New Whisky-Fässle Bottlings

Ducklove – Reviewing the New Whisky-Fässle Bottlings

Our friend Jens never let us down when it comes to well chosen bottlings. After a little silence he has new drams ready. Thanks to his kindness I was able to try them before release. Here are my notes – as always only personal and subjective:

Benrinnes 18 y.o. Whisky-Fässle 1997 – 2016, Hogshead, 52,2%

OBenrinnes Whisky-Fässlerchard fruits (yeah, loads of apples, pears apricots, bitter oranges, cristallized mangos with saffron, traces of banana and pineapples, a fruit fly’s paradise and whiffs of a juicy fruit gum), malt, licorice, ginger, almond milk with vanilla sugar, tonka beans, freshly cleaned mahogani cupboard, quite some wood smoke, ozone and coal gas freshness. Grassy, malty and slightly nutty (pistachio) on the palate at first, then the fruit and caramel/vanilla take center stage. With a really nice and long finsh. 89.

Fine Lowland Grain (Girvan) 52 y.o. Whisky-Fässle 1964 – 2016, Barrel, 47,7%

DGirvan Whisky-Fässleinosaur! Typical of such old grains, it changes between the categories of rum, bourbon and scotch all the time, rollercoaster. What a deep nose, like the finest rum aged for over 30 years in Caribbean climate. However, the vodka-esque graininess is still there as well as vanilla and caramel. Green tea, muscovado sweetness and ripe tropical fruits, coconut oil, spinach, undergrowth and bublegum. The oak and spicy elements never overwhelm, this is still somewhat spirit-driven after all these years. A must-have for maltsters and rumheads alike. 91.

Fine Blended Malt of various very old vintages for Whisky-Fässle, bottled 2016, Sherry Butt, 45,2%

TBlended very old Whisky Fässlehe nose reveals canned milk, ginger bread, very Speysidey in its esters, vanilla, green tea, and mostly: plum cake with cinnamon and whipped cream on top (Zwetschgendatschi)! Then nettles. It becomes dusty with old-style class in moments, some sherry rounds it off discretly. The palate is so well organized, very classy again and totally my style. Some won’t get this eöegance, but if you are into old drams that are not overloaded with primary aromas, this is your choice – and mine. Balance king, no offnote, dangerously drinkable. LOVE it. Great price-performance ratio – Jens, you Swabian wizard of quality. 91.

Glenrothes 19 y.o. Whisky-Fässle 1997 – 2016, Sherry Butt, 51,8%

WGlenrothes Whisky-Fässleonderful resistance of the great Glenrothes distillery character (a favourite of blend masters) that stands up to heaviest sherry fire. Like a Glendronach in moments, but juicier. Dark fruits (but not only raisins like with treated cask aromas), ginger bread hearts with cherry jam filling, jaffa cake (orange meets chocolate on a sponge cake), geranium flowerpot earth with some petals, morello marvel. The palate is a good combination of bone dry vs. juicy sherry, the dry character wins in the end. A really nice sherry monster with some distillery character preserved. 90+.

Barbancourt 12 y.o. Whisky-Fässle 2004 – 2016, Bourbon Barrel, 51,9% (Rhum from Haiti)

VBarbancourt Whisky-Fässleery much like the 15 y.o. original version (which is adorable and helps many good people in Haiti to survive), but with more depth and power. However, the bourbon wood is louder than I would have liked it (vanilla),  but some are exactly looking for that. Very soft, balanced and slightly earty – plus licorice. This Haitian Agricole is an interesting alternative to Martinique or Guadeloupe. Try it. 89.

Epris 17 y.o. Whisky-Fässle 1999 – 2016, Barrel, 45,6% (Rum from Brazil)

NEpris Whisky-Fässle Rumever had this distillery before, mybe once with a Cadenhead Brazilian bottling – wow, very different: rotten limes, green tea and rose hip touch, mint, orange zest. It tastes almost like a spiced rum, really funky stuff on the freestyle edge, you have to like this, but it has personality. The finish has menthol, rotten oranges, and many weird but somehow interesting elements. It grows on you if you are open to new styles. 87.

25. August 2016
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für ARDBEG TWENTY ONE 46% – coming of age

ARDBEG TWENTY ONE 46% – coming of age

We just got send the long expected ARDBEG 21 y.o., which will be released on Sept. 21st for the Committee Members (370.- Euro). All from Bourbon casks and non-chill-filtered. Cadenhead had some real stunners of the same vintage and I predicted Ardbeg to be close to the old days if it has time to mature. Let’s see if it can live up to the excellent 21 y.o. from late 1970ies and early 1980ies:

Comment: ThisArdbeg twenty one black committee is soooo Ardbeggy in the nose and shows that the distillate improves with the years (not all do so) – but I fear stocks are low on older Ardbeg these days. The age shows in sweetness and depth, but it is still racy, spicy and acidic (not flat at all), loads of leather (handmade shoes) and iodine, mustard seed, tires, hot transformer of a toy railroad, burnt BBQ-sauce on pork, lemon zest, Espresso macchiato, coal, tar, chalk and sugar-coated wet peat (sorry for this stupid image). Also very round and harmonic. I am surprised by a sweet herbal liqueuriness that emerges after a while. The spice combo gets accompanied by black pepper and resiny junipers. I am glad the green elementsArdbeg 21 have moved away from the aloe style of the youngsters towards a Pesto Genovese direction. The palate is like the nose but I would have expected more sweetness and weight – the base notes are a bit weakish (in comparison to older 21 y.o. from 1970ies), maybe also because of the 46% abv. but that is nitpicking. I am glad to try such oldies from one of my favourite distilleries. Maybe one sherry cask in the mix would have rendered these elements and propelled it towards an even higher score. It is a great (but not stellar) dram with a long sooty peat n‘ coffee-ish finish, an lighter but more complex Ardbeg – but try for yourself, I am sure you like it – the question is just: how much? The ‚regular‘ Ardbeg range is so good, there is your value. So haters, stop bashing. This is extravagance, and in a good way! I am glad they didn’t soup it up with some finish, This is an honest and naked version with finesse worth enjoying.

Score: 91-

30. Juni 2016
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Guest Report: Crazy Tasting Session by our Friends

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., Heiko B., Kerstin J. and Markus U. had to report (in German this time): Weiterlesen →

28. März 2016
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Five New Bottlings by First Editions

Review: Five New Bottlings by First Editions

The bottlings to be tasted come from a well-respected source (see our search engine with more First Ed. reviews). Our friend Peter Sondheim (www.best-whisky.de) was so kind to provide us with samples. Again I was happy about the overall quality – but no spoiling, here we go: Weiterlesen →

28. März 2016
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Ardbeg Dark Cove (regular version) 46,5%

Review: Ardbeg Dark Cove (regular version) 46,5%

After the review of the Committee edition (see here), this is the follow-up: tomorrow is Ardbeg Day and the regular version with lower abv is being released. So I compared and tasted this smuggler’s dram with quite some sherry influence. More information can also be found at the link above. Weiterlesen →

27. März 2016
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für maltmountains: gettin‘ high?

maltmountains: gettin‘ high?

My fellow upper Bavarian friend Oliver Späth has dedicated a part of his time to import single cask whisky – LIKE. Not only is he one of the nicest guys around in the German whisky scene, he has also proven to have a good nose in recent years. His page is here. Let’s put his drams to the test: Weiterlesen →

15. März 2016
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: ARDBEG ‚Dark Cove‘ Committee Release 55%

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 (about 10% sherry casks), which I consider one of the finest standard bottles around. And the new one is slightly darker, maybe 20-30% sherry wood, who knows. I also guess some European oak to be in the mix. Anyway, let’s look under the hood:

Nose:002 Ardbeg Dark Cove_Black (480x640) Very round, holding back at first – not a loud and aggressive one, finesse is the key. It reminds me of long-gone expressions, which is a good thing: no green notes or aloe vera. Absolutely well-matured, but not in your face. Classic Ardbeg. The sherry had a nice polishing effect without causing a loss the spirit-driven character too much (not a modern make-up). Aside from the softened peat-sulphur-iodine combo I am getting campfire, chocolate cake and coffee immediately, then suede and leather shoes, mustard seed, pepper, chili, Nicaragua tobacco leaf, dates and sultanas, lime zest and the typical aromas associated with Ardbeg. The heat of peppery notes renders a nice counterpart to the sweetness without standing out too much.

Palate:001 Ardbeg Dark Cove_Black (480x640) Velvety and smoother than your average Kildalton dram. Softly it coats your mouth for a while, then a peppery bite, brine near the sea, cocoa, really stylish. But you need to take big sips to fully grasp the experience. Lovers of powerful drams might be disappointed a bit, but if you are into harmony without any offnote, this is your choice. I dig this style. Having worked with several Ardbegs in sherry casks myself, I found the effect the very same: raw power turns into mature sweet complexity in the mouth but Islay is still enough there. It is not a weakling. The drinkability is off the chart, but a lower abv might hurt it. We’ll see at what strength the regular version will be bottled.

Finish:002 Ardbeg Dark Cove_White klein Darn good, really seductive, leaving you wishing for more. Flints, soot, sweet peat (does that exist?), iodine, embers, growing bigger by the minute. Kudos, a nice addition to the core range. Chimney sweeper’s delight!

Score: 90

16. November 2015
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Geschenktipp: Verkostung in Sachen Whisky, Rum, Craft Bier und mehr – das besondere Tasting

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.

Folgende Verkostungen sind als Gutschein erhältlich (weitere Termine werden noch folgen):

                  Preise sind reine Unkosten (non-profit) –

19. März: Nacht der Genüsse (Obertraubling, im Airport): Messestand

08.DSC00292 April: Whisky-Seminar in der Jurte (Kelheim) – www.dasfeuerherz.de

09. April: Rum-Seminar in der Jurte (Kelheim) – www.dasfeuerherz.de

16. April: Whisky-Tasting in Augsburg (49,90 Euro)

23. April: Top-Malts auf dem Strudelschiff auf der Donau – Kult und feinste Drams, DAS Highlight 2016 – wir cruisen mit der ‚Siebnerin‘ (ggf. überdacht) die Donau auf und ab und drammen dabei Edelstoffe, also nur das Feinste und Raritäten aus der Whiskywelt (Regensburg, mit Folk n‘ Country-Band, 128.- Euro)

01. Mai Elephant Session(München): Rum-Tasting in der Havana-Bar – die bedeutendste Rumverkostung Süddeutschlands in passendem Ambiente, purer Kult und immer schnell ausverkauft! Mit Raritäten, neuen Trends, Spitzenrums und viel Rumwissen, dazu Spaß und 2 Cocktails (München, 16 – 20 Uhr, 69,90 Euro)

04. – 06. Mai: Regensburger Craft Bier Festival 2016 (Neupfarrplatz)

17. Juni (Nördlingen): Event ‚No bullshit allowed‘ – Mega-Malts, only: Pit Krause wird hier absolute Topstoffe, Raritäten und Specials kredenzen, mit gewohnt viel Information, Spaß und Kult (99,90 Euro Unkosten). Erleben! Hier vorab mehr Infos: https://www.facebook.com/events/1695356654042989/

24. Juni (Regensburg):  200 Jahre Lagavulin (mit Markenbotschafter Thomas Plaue und Pit Krause, die legendäre Bottlings der Brennerei und Neuheiten/Premieren öffnen, dazu Specials und Foodpairing, evtl. in einer Mühle; es sind wohl die alte 12 white label, 30y.o. und 21 y.o. oder so ähnlich feine Drams am Start)

08. Pit Krause beim BR 3Juli: Whisky-Seminar (Regensburg) – unser Klassiker mit viel Wissenswertem, Trends, Raritäten, moderiert von Pit Krause (19 Uhr: 49,90 Euro)

09. Juli (Regensburg): Spitzenweinverkostung bei Pit (halbjährlich lassen wir uns die feinsten Tropfen der Weinwelt schmecken, in lockerer Atmosphäre mit dennoch vielen Infos und besonderen Eindrücken – nur High End)

10. September (München): Dram in a Tram – High End-Whiskys bei Fahrt in historischer Tram mit Kult-Stadtführer Rainer Blumer und Malt Maniac Pit Krause (115.- Euro)

– diverse Dinner und Events im Herbst, auch Ultimate Craft Bier-Tasting, etc.


Gerne beraten wir Sie, welche Veranstaltung am besten passt (e-mail an ‚info@slowdrink.de‘ oder Tel.: 0160-1768777).

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