12. Mai 2014
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Whiskyfässle-Review: Miltonduff 1995 and Ledaig 2005

Whiskyfässle-Review: Miltonduff 1995 and Ledaig 2005

Whenever Jens Unterweger announces new bottlings to come I wonder which ducks the bottles will show. I have made the suggestion „roasted“ or „SM“ already, hopefully

7. März 2014
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für A new Blockbuster: Hepburn’s Choice

A new Blockbuster: Hepburn’s Choice

In times of crazy whisky prices we need affordable and good daily drams. If this is what you are looking for, the following series called Hepburn’s Choice is hard to beat

6. März 2014
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Whisky from next door: Tasting Fellows (Independent Bottler)

Whisky from next door: Tasting Fellows (Independent Bottler)

When I learnt about this project, I loved it from the start. A group of friends decided to bottle their own – hence the name „Tasting Fellows„. As you might know, it

5. März 2014
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Tasting: Summer-Jamboree vor dem Vatertag (28. Mai bei Ziegler – Feine Kost) – meine Whisky-, Rum- und Cognac-Specials

Tasting: Summer-Jamboree vor dem Vatertag (28. Mai bei Ziegler – Feine Kost) – meine Whisky-, Rum- und Cognac-Specials

Wir haben in den Sommer verschoben – wer da nicht dabei ist, insbesondere zu diesem fairen Preis, dem ist nicht mehr zu helfen. Pit holt zehn seiner ganz besonderen Flaschen aus seiner Kollektion, um sie

6. Januar 2014
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: New First Editions Bottlings

Review: New First Editions Bottlings

Andrew Laing’s new bottlings have sat on my shelf for a while, now let’s taste them. I went through the releaes twice. Overall, the quality is good and some

6. Januar 2014
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: New Archive Bottlings (fishes n‘ stuff)

Review: New Archive Bottlings (fishes n‘ stuff)

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

21. Oktober 2013
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Monster Malts und mehr / Gewinnspiel zur Finest Spirits 2015

Monster Malts und mehr / Gewinnspiel zur Finest Spirits 2015

Zum zehnjährigen Jubiläum der Finest Spirits (Spirituosenmesse in München am kommenden Wochenende) werden wir auch wieder am Start sein – mit tollen Stoffen:

31. August 2013
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Glenglassaugh Massandra Collection

Review: Glenglassaugh Massandra Collection

Glenglassaugh from way back, always a treat. I wanted to try the Massandra Collection (more information here and there – and there are even some videos about

25. August 2013
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: New Whisky-Fässle Bottlings (Glen Keith, Bowmore, Tamdhu, Auchroisk, Bunnahabhain, Clynelish)

Review: New Whisky-Fässle Bottlings (Glen Keith, Bowmore, Tamdhu, Auchroisk, Bunnahabhain, Clynelish)

Our friend Jens Unterweger has proven time and again that he has a fine nose for finding the best cask out of a series. Did he do it again? Read my review here:

7. August 2013
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Recent ‚First Editions‘-Bottlings (Littlemill, Bladnoch, Miltonduff, Caperdonich, Glen Elgin, Bunnahabhain and Clynelish)

Review: Recent ‚First Editions‘-Bottlings (Littlemill, Bladnoch, Miltonduff, Caperdonich, Glen Elgin, Bunnahabhain and Clynelish)

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

26. Juli 2013
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Speedtasting the new SMWS-Releases (June/July 2013)

Speedtasting the new SMWS-Releases (June/July 2013)

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has gained a well-deserved good reputation as an independent bottler. Here are their new releases in a quick review:

23. Juli 2013
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Archives: New Bottlings (Fishes of Samoa) Reviewed – Tormore, Bunnahabhain, Glenfarclas)

Archives: New Bottlings (Fishes of Samoa) Reviewed – Tormore, Bunnahabhain, Glenfarclas)

On such a hot day it is time for fish – let’s try the long expected new series by our friends at whiskybase.com / Archives called ‚The Fishes of Samoa‘ with their beautiful labels:

23. Juli 2013
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für New Maltman Releases: Mortlach 22 y.o., Glenrothes 18 y.o., Arran 16 y.o. and a Ledaig cask sample

New Maltman Releases: Mortlach 22 y.o., Glenrothes 18 y.o., Arran 16 y.o. and a Ledaig cask sample

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

10. Juni 2013
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für TV: Pit visited ‚Wir in Bayern‘ with some nice bottles

TV: Pit visited ‚Wir in Bayern‘ with some nice bottles

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

12. Mai 2013
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Slowdrink-Whiskyabend bei Munich Spirits – Fine Old Drams in Fassstärke

Slowdrink-Whiskyabend bei Munich Spirits – Fine Old Drams in Fassstärke

Bitte klickt auf folgenden Link zum Einladungs-pdf (am 6. Juni): Einladung Juni 2013 Munich Spirits and slowdrink

30. Januar 2013
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für LAGAVULIN: Geniales Gewinnspiel und neues Bottling

LAGAVULIN: Geniales Gewinnspiel und neues Bottling

Lagavulin ist zu Recht Kult von Islay, und oft ein richtiger ‚Bang for your Buck‘ – dies wird die neue Special Release Bottle auch wieder beweisen (siehe Foto unten). Aber nun könnt Ihr auch Azubi bei der Brennerei werden – … Weiterlesen

13. Januar 2013
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Whiskyseminar ‚A World of Whisky‘ (1. Februar in Regensburg)

Whiskyseminar ‚A World of Whisky‘ (1. Februar in Regensburg)

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

25. Dezember 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Merry Christmas with five Drams

Merry Christmas with five Drams

As a Christmas warm-up, I could try some nice drams yesterday. I simply browsed through the sample cabinet and picked up some whiskies I was in the mood for, so

26. November 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: A 23 y.o. Bowmore from 1989 (Sherry Cask)

Review: A 23 y.o. Bowmore from 1989 (Sherry Cask)

What a cool label and what an enticing colour this new Agency bottling has! I was very curious to try this 23 y.o. sherried Bowmore a week ago. Since then it received

25. November 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Laphroaig 17 y.o. ‚Fights‘ from 1995

Review: Laphroaig 17 y.o. ‚Fights‘ from 1995

Laphroaig is one of the most reliable distilleries. When it comes to Bourbon cask Laph, I never had a real letdown so far. Today I am having a medium-aged

23. November 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: An Austrian Bunnie from 1991

Review: An Austrian Bunnie from 1991

Austria has proven to be whisky-savvy many times. This rings true once again in the case of the Single Cask Collection, Austria’s independent bottler. They

11. November 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Unser Weihnachtsgeschenk-Tipp: Herrenabend – deluxe: Whisky, Steaks und scharfe Klingen

Unser Weihnachtsgeschenk-Tipp: Herrenabend – deluxe: Whisky, Steaks und scharfe Klingen

DAS Geschenk für Männer: unsere ‚Alternativ-Veranstaltung‘ zu Weiberfasching am 7. Februar 2013, ein wahrer Herrenabend mit fantastischen Genüssen.

10. November 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Three recent Bunnahabhain

Review: Three recent Bunnahabhain

Long time no hear … we had a lot of tastings and media events going on, and then a virus hit the whole family and my nose. Well, what can you do …? Now I am back at the tasting … Weiterlesen

22. Oktober 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Three older Caol Ila

Review: Three older Caol Ila

Older Caol Ila can be gems that are still reasonably priced – once they hit 30 years they often display a very complex profile. Today I am comparing three older

14. Oktober 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Glen Keith from the early 1990ies

Review: Glen Keith from the early 1990ies

We often have encountered amazing Glen Keith from the 1960ies and 70ies. I adore how this malt translates the aromas of Bourbon casks into creamy fruitiness and

5. Oktober 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Warming up for tomorrow’s Whiskyfest in Biberach with a Tomintoul 1968

Review: Warming up for tomorrow’s Whiskyfest in Biberach with a Tomintoul 1968

Last year we had a blast in the Swabian city of Biberach (read here) where they are going to host the third Whiskyfest at the Goldener Rebstock tomorrow (2pm-11pm). Check

4. Oktober 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Four more Littlemill

Review: Four more Littlemill

First of all, sorry for the few posts recently. We had a terrible death in the family (R.I.P. Thomas, age 43), some mandatory tasting sessions and two television gigs – so there

23. September 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Three Springbank

Review: Three Springbank

Springbank produced some of the greatest Single Malts ever but after 2005 only few bottlings convinced the hard core of connoisseurs. However, recently nice versions from sherry

22. September 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: A new Port Charlotte from 2002

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

21. September 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Two Ardbeg from Sherry Casks

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.

19. September 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für A Dream of a Bowmore – The 1957 with 54 years of age

A Dream of a Bowmore – The 1957 with 54 years of age

It is a superlative bottling in many ways: the oldest ever bottled Bowmore (54 years old), the most expensive on the shelves (100.000 Pound), only 12 bottles outturn (two of

18. September 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Two new Littlemill

Review: Two new Littlemill

Recently, many great Littlemill were released. Some reviews can be found here. Let’s hope this run continues, we need more good whisky at affordable prices. Today I am tasting two

16. September 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Speed-Tasting two Laphroaig SMWS

Review: Speed-Tasting two Laphroaig SMWS

You sometimes have to be quick to get your hands on the sought-after SMWS releases. Quite a load of Society samples have piled up here recently (thanks Ralf), so let’s do some

11. September 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für (P)Review: Old old Glenglassaugh and new old Glenglassaugh

(P)Review: Old old Glenglassaugh and new old Glenglassaugh

Yesterday great news reached Glenglassaugh fans. There is going to be a brandnew series of five really old casks released (33-45 years old) which were finished in ex-wine casks from

10. September 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Glenfarclas 2001 OB ‚The Family Casks‘ for Potstill, First-fill Sherry Cask 2819

Review: Glenfarclas 2001 OB ‚The Family Casks‘ for Potstill, First-fill Sherry Cask 2819

Glenfarclas has always been a reliable source for good Speyside whisky out of ex-sherry casks. Let’s have another one of Grant’s Finest from 2001, imported by Potstill (Vienna). Mario

9. September 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Glen Spey 35 y.o. Maltbarn 1977

Review: Glen Spey 35 y.o. Maltbarn 1977

The ultra-rare whisky from Glen Spey is one of the grassiest and greenest out there, usually paired with vanilla, licorice and soft nutty aromas. A batch of 1977 casks seems to

6. September 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Highland Park 1995 G&M Reserve – real value

Review: Highland Park 1995 G&M Reserve – real value

People often ask me about the ‚bang-for-your-buck bottlings‘, those off the beaten track, single cask stuff at a fair price, absolute value. One I can recommend without blinking an

3. September 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Balblair 1992 OB Hand Bottling

Review: Balblair 1992 OB Hand Bottling

Whisky tourism has become a lucrative side-business for some distilleries and the numbers of people visiting has risen tremendously in recent years. Consequently many nice visitor centers were

31. August 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Glen Garioch 36 y.o. Douglas Laing Platinum 1967

Review: Glen Garioch 36 y.o. Douglas Laing Platinum 1967

After so many new releases I felt like having a classic. My search on the sample shelves found an end with this 1967 Garioch. Some of the 1960 distillates from there are