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

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

30. August 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Tomintoul 33 y.o. OB 43%

Review: Tomintoul 33 y.o. OB 43%

Time for another banana dram, a lead aroma in many older Tomintoul (esp. 1966/67). This bottling comes from the late 1970ies and is marketed quite well as I could see it showcased

28. August 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Teaninich 28 y.o. The First Editions 1982

Review: Teaninich 28 y.o. The First Editions 1982

The First Editions have released some decent drams recently, a good start for this new independent bottler. They also offer a Teaninich 28 y.o. from 1982. This DIAGEO distillery (founded 1817) was

27. August 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Wines of this Summer I.

Review: Wines of this Summer I.

Huge post today: A lot of wine has been tasted lately, but I never got round to publish much about these bottles (among them Mouton Rothschild, Sassicaia and Penfolds Grange). This includes our 7th wine tasting of

25. August 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Ledaig 2004 Archives

Review: Ledaig 2004 Archives

I have tried this too late as it seems to be sold out, but maybe one can still find some bottles. Tobermory’s Ledaig are one of the most interesting drams in the whisky world and a different take on

23. August 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Allt-a-Bhainne 18 y.o. MoS 1992

Review: Allt-a-Bhainne 18 y.o. MoS 1992

How many Allt-a-Bhainne have you tasted so far? Built only in 1975, this distillery was intended to predominantly produce for Chivas blends (like almost all distilleries) and was very rarely

22. August 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Longmorn 1992 Archives

Review: Longmorn 1992 Archives

We need summer drams at such temperatures. A medium-aged Longmorn seems like a good choice here, which I am going to taste in the basement (less heat). At 70 Euro, this

21. August 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Miltonduff 29 y.o. The First Editions 1982

Review: Miltonduff 29 y.o. The First Editions 1982

Miltonduff often is a good choice from the ’second-tier‘ distilleries – if such a term does justice to any distillery in the first place – some are just not marketed and overlooked. My favourite Miltonduff expression is a 1966 from

20. August 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Macallan 21 y.o. Malts of Scotland 1990 Fino Cask

Review: Macallan 21 y.o. Malts of Scotland 1990 Fino Cask

Macallan is always a fine spirit, but it makes me even happier being able to try older versions from Sherry casks – finer oak, so to speak ;). The release I am sampling today

11. August 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Glenturret 34 y.o. Maltbarn 1977

Review: Glenturret 34 y.o. Maltbarn 1977

Glenturret can be inconsistent in quality, but there are great ones out there as well, for example this one. Let’s give another dram from Scotland’s oldest distillery

8. August 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Balmenach 32 y.o. Maltbarn 1979

Review: Balmenach 32 y.o. Maltbarn 1979

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

7. August 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Tormore 16 y.o. Whisky-Doris 1995

Review: Tormore 16 y.o. Whisky-Doris 1995

Not often do I get Tormore Single Malt, so this is exciting. Some of the old bottlings were decent to good, but some also disappointed. This bottling was released in memoriam