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

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

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

26. August 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Quick Post: White Rabbit Saloon 120th Anniversary – The New Jack Daniel’s Limited Release

Quick Post: White Rabbit Saloon 120th Anniversary – The New Jack Daniel’s Limited Release

Jack Daniel’s (owned by Brown Forman) keeps the collectors on their toes. They have now released a new limited edition bottle to celebrate the 120th Anniversary of the White Rabbit Saloon in

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

9. August 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Quick Post: Slowdrink-Tasting in Biberach on October 6th, 2012

Quick Post: Slowdrink-Tasting in Biberach on October 6th, 2012

Just a quick teaser for this year’s tasting and whisky-fair in Biberach (Whisky-Fest Biberach 2012) on October 6th: check out the line-up for our slowdrink-Masterclass

29. Juli 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Slowdrink-Event: 25. Tasting des Regensburger Whisky- und Weinclubs

Slowdrink-Event: 25. Tasting des Regensburger Whisky- und Weinclubs

28. Juli 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Slowdrink-Event bei Munich Spirits: Dram in a Tram II.

Slowdrink-Event bei Munich Spirits: Dram in a Tram II.

… Whisky in einer historischen Straßenbahn mit Tour – absolutes Highlight: Dram in a Tram II. (Sa., 15. September 2012) –> High-End Whisky-Tasting bei einer Straßenbahntour durch München <–

21. Juli 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Three Smoky Beers (partly from Whisky Barley)

Review: Three Smoky Beers (partly from Whisky Barley)

Many of us love the smoky taste in whisky, which, simply put, is distilled from smoky beer. However, when we think of smoky beer, there is not much reference – or a highly unusual one with the famous

23. Juni 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Very Rare: ARDBEG (Christopher Street) DAY

Very Rare: ARDBEG (Christopher Street) DAY

After the release of the Ardbeg Day-bottling some weeks ago, Islay’s ultimate malt distillery now fires out a follow-up that celebrates the festivities around Christopher Street Day. This very rare bottling bears

17. Juni 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Mortlach 50 y.o. G&M 1942

Review: Mortlach 50 y.o. G&M 1942

After we had visited Mortlach distillery, fellow Malt Maniac Ulf Buxrud pulled out a magic bottle to celebrate his birthday with us: a 1942 Mortlach (war years)! What a generous gesture, thank you Ulf! You requested some notes, so here … Weiterlesen

9. Juni 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Three Cragganmore (MoS, First Editions and SMWS)

Review: Three Cragganmore (MoS, First Editions and SMWS)

Before I am flying to Scotland to meet up with most of the other Malt Maniacs for the 15th Anniversary, I am going to review three Cragganmore, another

6. Juni 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: A Malt Maniac Award Winner (GlenDronach 1972 Cask 712)

Review: A Malt Maniac Award Winner (GlenDronach 1972 Cask 712)

Glendronach is a true Single Malt by definition, it has a unique taste profile (loads of geranium earth, dry sherry, cooked wine, soy sauce) that sets it apart.

4. Juni 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: A Legend from Port Ellen

Review: A Legend from Port Ellen

We all know by know how great Port Ellen can be. They age very well but also rock in their youth although it is getting harder and harder to obtain good bottles from that era. Today I want to review … Weiterlesen

2. Juni 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Ardbeg-Day Review: Unbottled 1975 and 1998 Sherry Casks from the Distillery

Ardbeg-Day Review: Unbottled 1975 and 1998 Sherry Casks from the Distillery

It is Ardbeg Day – finally. What a big machinery of viral/guerrilla marketing was revved up for that to refuel the cult-like following of this wonderful distillery. So be it, it was done well, let’s join in.

30. Mai 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Imperial 16 y.o. Whisky-Fässle 1995 – 2011, Bourbon Hogshead, 53,9%

Review: Imperial 16 y.o. Whisky-Fässle 1995 – 2011, Bourbon Hogshead, 53,9%

Imperial used to be an ugly duckling among some other shiny distillery names (is that why it is from the Duck Series?) – now it has convinced many connoisseurs and strictly delivers good quality. I haven’t tasted a real bad … Weiterlesen

29. Mai 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: An old Strathmill from 1974

Review: An old Strathmill from 1974

Once in a blue moon … a Strathmill comes along. Indeed quite a rare dram which is not often bottled as a Single Malt. However, with the ever increasing demand for older whisky even such unusual drams find their way … Weiterlesen

22. Mai 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Two More Clynelish 1997 (A Quick Comparison)

Review: Two More Clynelish 1997 (A Quick Comparison)

Very busy days with many tasting events before summer strikes (sorry for not posting more), so here comes just a short comparison of two recent Clynelish releases because many people were asking for more of these ‚bang-for-your-buck‘ drams (like the … Weiterlesen

16. Mai 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Banana Drams – Two Old Tomintoul

Review: Banana Drams – Two Old Tomintoul

Our club members always appreciated the 1966/67 Tomintouls, especially for their crazy banana aromas and deep fruitiness. These distillates can really age well and are still reasonably prized. Let’s check out two recent releases:

16. Mai 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Two Clynelish from the 1990ies

Review: Two Clynelish from the 1990ies

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

8. Mai 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Two Laphroaig 1998 out of Sherry Casks (Stunner-Alarm)

Review: Two Laphroaig 1998 out of Sherry Casks (Stunner-Alarm)

When it comes to Laphroaig Malt matured in sherry, I have mixed feelings. Some of these bottlings are really messed up by the wine – yet others are really enhanced in their complexity. For me it is important that the … Weiterlesen

6. Mai 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Comparing two old Talisker 10 y.o. OB ‚Split Label‘

Review: Comparing two old Talisker 10 y.o. OB ‚Split Label‘

Talisker 10 has always been a bang for yor buck, a great whisky at a fair price – and it still is. Rumour has it that the older versions are a bit better than today’s releases from Skye. In general … Weiterlesen

4. Mai 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Short Note: Highland Park 19 y.o. Duthies Sherry Cask

Short Note: Highland Park 19 y.o. Duthies Sherry Cask

A quick post today: I could try a new Highland Park on the go, so here are my quick impressions:

2. Mai 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Springbank 40 y.o. Chieftain’s 1968 Oloroso Butt

Review: Springbank 40 y.o. Chieftain’s 1968 Oloroso Butt

On the weekend, the old 21 y.o. dumpy Springbank parchment label (silver-red box) impressed the crowd. These old Campbeltown malts are monsters in terms of complexity yet very intellectual and demanding. As a follow-up, I am going to taste the … Weiterlesen

1. Mai 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Peat’s Beast

Review: Peat’s Beast

There are a lot of peat beasts, reeks, monsters and smokeheads on the market, some Vatted (ooops, I used an outlawed term) and some Single Malts of various quality. Such names speak directly to the lovers of a style, not … Weiterlesen

28. April 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Heute fahren wir Tram!

Heute fahren wir Tram!

Los fährt die historische Whiskytram um 18:30 Uhr an der Haltestelle Ostbahnhof der Linie 19 stadteinwärts (München). Leider sind wir ausgebucht. Die Fahrt führt uns dann über die Maximilianstraße zum Stachus, weiter über

27. April 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Two Peated Laddies (Octomore Comus and Port Charlotte MoS)

Review: Two Peated Laddies (Octomore Comus and Port Charlotte MoS)

At Bruichladdich they seem to be keen on the record of the peatiest malt – which is Octomore with ever higher ppm-levels in terms of phenol. As weird as it sounds, the less phenolic Port Charlotte tastes way peatier (and … Weiterlesen

17. April 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für News: Zwei Messen, ein neues Tasting und ein Gewinnspiel

News: Zwei Messen, ein neues Tasting und ein Gewinnspiel

Liebe Genießer, nach dem Austrian Whisky & Spirits Festival in Linz (schön war’s!) steht noch ein Hammer-Wochenende bevor. Ich möchte Euch zwei Messen ans Herz legen, die Ihr nicht verpassen solltet. Auf beiden Veranstaltungen sind wir vertreten und verlosen auch … Weiterlesen

12. April 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: More old Bowmore from the 1960ies

Review: More old Bowmore from the 1960ies

I wanted to measure up the White Bowmore with small remnants of other great Bowies. And as the Austrian Whisky & Spirits Festival starts in some hours, where we have a stand, here are the short comments/scores of these:

11. April 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: White Bowmore 1964

Review: White Bowmore 1964

For my Easter vacation I took some real treats with me, one of them being the White Bowmore. There wasn’t one 1964 Bowmore I didn’t like, some were „just very very good“ (yeah, the price, let’s not get into this). … Weiterlesen

6. April 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Very Old Malts from Passive Casks (Springbank 45 y.o., Lochside 1967 and BenRiach 1971)

Review: Very Old Malts from Passive Casks (Springbank 45 y.o., Lochside 1967 and BenRiach 1971)

Easter dramming is in full session. Following up on the recent review of pale drams, here are three more nice examples out of quite inactive casks. Check it out:

5. April 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: A 21 y.o. Highland Park from a New Bottler (The First Editions)

Review: A 21 y.o. Highland Park from a New Bottler (The First Editions)

At the Finest Spirits Fair in Munich 2012, I found a new independent bottler I hadn’t come across yet: The First Editions. It is imported to Germany by the very nice Sondheims, and the friendly Scottish partner Andrew Laing (Stewart … Weiterlesen

4. April 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Two Unusual Speysiders (Macduff and an amazing Ardmore)

Review: Two Unusual Speysiders (Macduff and an amazing Ardmore)

Whisky-Doris has brought us many great bottlings in the past. Doris and Herbert are real sherry-fans, but they know a good dram from an average one in every field. Recently they sent me their latest releases, let’s check out these … Weiterlesen

3. April 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Three Nice Sweet Wines

Review: Three Nice Sweet Wines

For a long time, sweet wines were out of fashion here in Germany, but connoisseurs sticked to the wonderful Riesling Auslesen and the other worldwide high class elixirs of that kind. Sherry, Tokay and Port also sell much less in … Weiterlesen

2. April 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Two T-Drams (Talisker 18 and Tomatin 1982)

Review: Two T-Drams (Talisker 18 and Tomatin 1982)

Sometimes we look for the most awkward independent bottlings out there to tickle our fancy – which is perfectly alright with me, I do just the same. What tends to be forgotten is how good some standards can be, they … Weiterlesen

1. April 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Odd Ones (Two Flavoured Rums, a Rum Liqueur and a 10 y.o. Vodka from Poland)

Review: Odd Ones (Two Flavoured Rums, a Rum Liqueur and a 10 y.o. Vodka from Poland)

On a Saturday night when people go out, we should taste accordingly – so I put together some odd ’nightlify‘ products as an interesting review for April fools tomorrow. I’m starting out with a pre-dinner vodka aged for ten years, … Weiterlesen

31. März 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Two Old-Style Whiskies (Cragganmore, Stewarts Dundee Blend from 1970ies)

Review: Two Old-Style Whiskies (Cragganmore, Stewarts Dundee Blend from 1970ies)

Due to several factors, we get more and more modern whiskies these days. A comparison to wine is making sense: fewer bad ones, but less personality, more resemblance. Don’t worry, enough unique drams are still out there, and that is … Weiterlesen

29. März 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Three Really Old Glenglassaugh (1965, 1966 and 1972)

Review: Three Really Old Glenglassaugh (1965, 1966 and 1972)

I felt the need for fruit today (no, not the healthy stuff, the liquid equivalent) – and so I went straight to the sample room and grabbed three Glenglassaughs from the old days. Check out this uber-cristalline head-to-head: