About dramming.com

For some of you, this new site may seem strangely familiar. And you are right. Dramming is the relaunch of Whisky Rating, a site I started back in the Summer of 2009.

Over the course of the months I have gained a lot of experience, not just about whisky but also about blogging and running a website in general. I realized that the original concept of crowd-sourced ratings and tasting notes was not embraced as eagerly as I had hoped. Furthermore, the name of the site imposed a bit of a straitjacket because of its fixation on rating whisky. But I have been blogging about all sorts of whisky topics anyway, so I finally decided to do a complete revamp of the site along with a name change.

Almost all posts of the old site have been transferred, so there is no loss of information. I will continue to taste and rate whisky and will I keep blogging as before. But the new site will give a more solid framework for future expansions. And rest assured that the new site will move on.

During the launch period, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you find any glitches or have ideas for improvements.

At the time of writing, I am 42 years old. I am a professional stamp dealer from Germany (living near Munich) with an ever-growing interest for whisky. I started to make tasting notes not very long ago, so my “track record” is not comparable to some of the other maltheads or whisky pros out there.

By blogging about whisky I have learned a lot. And this site is meant to share my experiences with you.

In December 2010 I was acepted as a new member of the Malt Maniacs.

Contact information:

Oliver Klimek
Blumenstr. 4
85764 Oberschleissheim
Germany

e-mail: oliver@dramming.com

Twitter:

http://twitter.com/Dramming_Com – Blog announcements

http://twitter.com/OliverKlimek – My personal account

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Disclaimer – Cookie Policy

Some tasting notes on this site contain affiliate links to online whisky shops. Klicking on these links will put cookies on your system that may connect your purchases at these shops with this site, reuslting in a small percentual commission I may earn.

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Mike July 31, 2010 at 4:30 am

I just happened across your blog. Haven’t yet read much but what I have read, I like, and I like your attitude of non-pretentiousness. Well done.

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Vera Cruickshank November 16, 2010 at 5:41 pm

I have enjoyed reading your blog and the information in it. I am not a whiskey drinker, but generally buy it for my husband who is. I enjoy learning about it though.

I am hoping to host a whisky tasting night for charity next February 2011.

I am wondering whom might be the best to approach to get some bottles of whiskey donated for the night. It will be an intimate night of no more than 40 people. With no more than 5 different whisky’s to taste.

Do you have any ideas??

Vera

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Oliver Klimek November 16, 2010 at 5:51 pm

I honestly couldn’t give you a recommendation here, Vera. I have no personal experience with charity events yet, so perhaps you should have a look around Twitter and Facebook to find potential donators.

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Dirk Jünger January 31, 2014 at 8:56 am

Lieber Oli,

tolle Seite! Hast Du das alles selbst entworfen? wenn ja Kompliment, wenn nein, auch Kompliment!

Viele Grüße,

Dirk

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Oliver Klimek January 31, 2014 at 9:34 am

Danke für die Blumen. Titelbild und Layout sind von mir, aber mit Wordpress ist es technisch nicht schwer, einen Blog gut aussehen zu lassen.

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Stephan Mohr July 10, 2014 at 7:06 pm

Guten Abend, Herr Klimek,
bin zufällig bei der Vorbereitung einer Fass-Verkostung morgen in unserem “Mini-Warehouse” (30000L) über Ihren hervorragenden Artikel “Four Facts about Whisky Casks…” gestolpert und kann Sie hierzu nur beglückwünschen. Meine Erfahrung mit schottischen Fässern geht genau in diese Richtung. Wir haben “New Malt Spirit” von einem befreundeten Broker gekauft. Nach großen Auseinandersetzungen mit der SWA, die uns etwas von “underaged single malt whisky” erzählen wollten, ist es uns gelungen den “Malt Spirit” in den Originalfässern zu transportieren und so die “beutelschneiderischen” Umfüllaktionen der Schotten zu umgehen. Da die Fässer generell so mies sind, die aus Schottland kommen, haben wir 2mal den New Make sofort in eigene frischentleerte Weinfässer umgefüllt und die Gammelfässer für 50€ an Menschen verkauft, die sie in ihren Garten stellen, so haben wir wenigsten die Transportkosten gesenkt! Dieses ganze Geschwafele ist wirklich schottisches Schmierentheater, ein Besuch letztes Jahr bei der Speyside Coopage war diesbezüglich auch sehr aufschlußreich. Hoffentlich lesen viele “Malt Freaks” Ihren Artikel. Schönen Abend wünscht Stephan Mohr

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