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

4. September 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für … and the winner is / vier Plätze in der Whiskytram noch frei

… and the winner is / vier Plätze in der Whiskytram noch frei

Im Kontext unserer Tasting-Einladungen haben wir Ende Juli wieder einen Gewinn ausgelobt. Jeder, der slowdrink.de auf facebook ‚geliked‘ hat, nahm daran teil. Gebt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6. August 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Laphroaig ‚PX CASK‘

Review: Laphroaig ‚PX CASK‘

This version is only available for Travel Retail at the moment but there are ways to order it as well. I have heard different opinions about it, so I am keen on tasting it for

5. August 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Port Ellen Pe1 (bottled 2009)

Review: Port Ellen Pe1 (bottled 2009)

Somehow I never got round to publishing the notes for this baby, which I could taste several times. It was always a pleasure drinking Pe1 for it is one of the legendary Port Ellen

4. August 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Brora 32 y.o. OB

Review: Brora 32 y.o. OB

A shorter note today, but one of a very famous bottling: the highly acclaimed Brora 32 y.o. – I could try this at a friend’s house (thanks, Michael) after a nice dinner last night. This dram was the perfect

2. August 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Two more excellent Port Ellen from 1982

Review: Two more excellent Port Ellen from 1982

Following up on the recent Port Ellen comparison (click here), I feel like comparing another couple of this beautiful ‚lost distillery-dram‘  in a head-to-head. Same vintage (1982), different casks, rare editions. Let’s go:

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 <–

27. Juli 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Port Ellen 1983 for Reifferscheid – and its sisters

Review: Port Ellen 1983 for Reifferscheid – and its sisters

Long gone is the time when Port Ellen was a sleeper for insiders, only. Nowadays it ranks among Islay’s superstars, good in its youth but also

26. Juli 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Clynelish 1972 Rare Malts Selection

Review: Clynelish 1972 Rare Malts Selection

The Rare Malts series is known for high proof releases vatted from several casks. As the name suggests, these bottlings are becoming

25. Juli 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Stunner-Alarm: Longmorn 35 y.o. Douglas Laing Platinum 1968

Stunner-Alarm: Longmorn 35 y.o. Douglas Laing Platinum 1968

Time for a stunner again. The whisky in this review left everyone at our tasting table speechless: It was a Longmorn from the glory days. These bottlings have

22. Juli 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Glenrothes 30 y.o. The Macphail’s Collection, 43%

Review: Glenrothes 30 y.o. The Macphail’s Collection, 43%

The Macphail’s Collection stands for great old whisky at an afordable price and can still be found on some shelves. This Glenrothes version is one of the winners within this range.

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

20. Juli 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Five Teenage Highland Park

Review: Five Teenage Highland Park

It is hard not to like Highland Park and there are only few releases that disappoint. This allrounder of the whisky world works its charms on everyone. However, now is the time to still get some affordable bottles

16. Juli 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Four nice Bowmore

Review: Four nice Bowmore

Some Bowmore samples have piled up here, one was even taken straight from the cask (thanks, I feel honoured). With this Islay distillery you should taste before you buy as it

15. Juli 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Isle of Arran 14 y.o. by The Maltman

Review: Isle of Arran 14 y.o. by The Maltman

Arran Malts are coming of age and I am always curious to taste them, especially when they are not from active wine casks in order to see their state of ‚classic‘ maturation. This release by The Maltman (Meadowside Blending) is

14. Juli 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Glen Keith 18 y.o. by The Maltman

Review: Glen Keith 18 y.o. by The Maltman

Glen Keith Distillery has been motballed and didn’t distill since 1999. Currently it is used as a filling store and a technical centre for quality control. For us whisky lovers it was

13. Juli 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Two medium-aged Bunnies (SMWS and First Editions)

Review: Two medium-aged Bunnies (SMWS and First Editions)

The Bunnahabhain session continues as this is a great dram for the summer. I was in for a surprise with the second one, an encounter of the peated kind.

12. Juli 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Two Bunnahabhain 1973

Review: Two Bunnahabhain 1973

Time for two old Bunnies from Heaven 😉 . This still underrated distillery with very reasonable pricing should get more attention. I had so many great samples of these salty and maritime drams recently, so the two 1973 versions should … Weiterlesen

11. Juli 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Two more great Littlemill

Review: Two more great Littlemill

From out of nowhere, great Lowland whisky turned up from closed Littlemill. What a gift. Most of these drams have succeeded so far and quickly sold out. Although I prefer

10. Juli 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Two new Caol Ila in a Head-to head

Two new Caol Ila in a Head-to head

Head-to-head is the name of the game, two Caol Ila reached my desk and need to be reviewed (honestly not a task to complain about), so here they come without further ado.

1. Juli 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Knockando 12 y.o. The Managers‘ Choice 1996 – 2009, Sherry Cask 800790, 58,5%

Review: Knockando 12 y.o. The Managers‘ Choice 1996 – 2009, Sherry Cask 800790, 58,5%

Knockando has been a big contributor to the Justerini & Brooks Blends but also has been marketed as an entry-level Single Malt at a fair price point. These whiskies,

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.

1. Juni 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Whiskyverkostung am 16. Juni in Regensburg / Vorschau Sommer

Whiskyverkostung am 16. Juni in Regensburg / Vorschau Sommer

Bevor der Sommer, die Fussball-EM und v.a. die Sommerpause von slowdrink.de voll zuschlagen, hier noch eine Möglichkeit, gute Whiskys zu verkosten. Die Verkostung findet bei Wein und Mehr in der Markthalle statt, wo man inzwischen eine schöne Auswahl an Single … Weiterlesen

31. Mai 2012
von Peter Krause
Kommentare deaktiviert für Review: Bodega Pago de Cirsus de Inaki Nunez ‘Seleccion de Familia’ 2004 Navarra D.O. 14,5%

Review: Bodega Pago de Cirsus de Inaki Nunez ‘Seleccion de Familia’ 2004 Navarra D.O. 14,5%

Bodega Pago de Cirsus de Inaki Nunez ‘Seleccion de Familia’ 2004 Navarra D.O. 14,5% „Die »Selección de la Familia« ist so etwas wie die ganz persönliche Botschaft von Iñaki Nuñez, erzeugt aus einer strengen Selektion der Sorten Merlot, Tempranillo und … Weiterlesen