29. Januar 2021
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für ARDBEG Arrrrrrrdbeg! 51,8% in the review

ARDBEG Arrrrrrrdbeg! 51,8% in the review

Zu Ehren des ehemaligen Managers Mickey Heads, der 13 Jahre das Steuerrad der Kult-Islay-Brennerei in der Hand hielt, wurde diese Abschiedsedition abgefüllt. Für Piraten wie uns ist das Label von Butcher Billy schon ein echter Hingucker. Inhaltlich sprechen wir hier … Weiterlesen

3. Juli 2020
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Ardbeg 19 y.o. Traigh Bhan Batch 2, 46,2%

Ardbeg 19 y.o. Traigh Bhan Batch 2, 46,2%

Ein Jahr nach seinem Debut kommt Batch 2 des gelungenen Traigh Bhan, dessen Verkostungsnotiz Ihr hier lesen könnt. Da er als regelmäßig wiederkehrender Dram mit höherem Alter konzipiert ist und es ältere Ardbeg selten gibt, ist er ein gesuchtes Kleinod. … Weiterlesen

3. Juli 2020
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Da Wu goes bling: Cognac Vallein Tercinier 53 y.o. Brut de Fut (Single Cask, 156 btl.) 1967 – 2020 Grand Champagne 47%

Da Wu goes bling: Cognac Vallein Tercinier 53 y.o. Brut de Fut (Single Cask, 156 btl.) 1967 – 2020 Grand Champagne 47%

Let’s start with a longer introduction this time – skip if in a hurry 🙂 : Now that good whisky is becoming a luxury item and many drinkers feel like getting priced out of the market, people need to look … Weiterlesen

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 … Weiterlesen

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 … Weiterlesen

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 … Weiterlesen

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! … Weiterlesen

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 … Weiterlesen

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

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 … Weiterlesen

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 … Weiterlesen

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 … Weiterlesen

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 … Weiterlesen

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

ARDBEG 22 Twenty Something 46,4%

The 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 … Weiterlesen

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 … 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 … 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 … Weiterlesen

31. Oktober 2015
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: New First Editions‘ Bottlings

Review: New First Editions‘ Bottlings

Our friends at bestwhisky.de were so kind to send us some of the available bottlings by First Editions, an independent bottler which we have reviewed before here and here and in other places (use search function). I was stunned by … Weiterlesen

28. Juni 2014
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Great New Archives Bottlings (Bunnahabhain 1990, Glen Keith 1992, Glen Spey 1988 and three Littlemill from 1988, 1989 and 1990)

Review: Great New Archives Bottlings (Bunnahabhain 1990, Glen Keith 1992, Glen Spey 1988 and three Littlemill from 1988, 1989 and 1990)

Hooorrraaayy – our friends from the Netherlands have just released their new bottlings. These new Samoan fishes and crabs left me impressed like Robben, I have to admit. Let me share my quick tasting notes

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

8. September 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: An Englishman in Bordeaux – Thompson’s Brandy

Review: An Englishman in Bordeaux – Thompson’s Brandy

Every region in France has its own Eau-de-Vie, but haven’t you ever wondered what that would be in France’s famous Bordeaux appellation? As Bordeaux wines sell comparatively well,

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