Out and About

TWE Whisky Show London 2013 And Beyond

October 20, 2013
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It has become almost a tradition that I use the Whisky Exchange Whisky Show in London as an excuse for a small holiday at the beginning of October. Apart from popping over to London I also decided to spend a few days in Paris afterwards.

Jim Murray – Whisky, Sulphur And Testosterone

January 23, 2013
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Jim Murray arguably is one of the most controversial personalities in the whisky world. At the Victoria Whisky Festival I had the opportunity to to experience him in action.

Victoria Whisky Festival 2013

January 23, 2013
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It came as quite a surprise when I received an official invitation for the Victoria Whisky Festival a few months ago. Here is the report.

The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2012

October 18, 2012
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Just like last year I took the opportunity to combine a few days of mini holiday in London with attending the Whisky Exchange Whisky Show.

Ardbeg Galileo at Bar Gabányi Munich

September 4, 2012
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On 3rd September I had the pleasure to attend the opening of Munich’s second Ardbeg Embassy at Bar Gabányi. The event coincided with the launch of Ardbeg Galileo.

Castles, Casks And Consistency

June 16, 2012
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As many of you will know, the Malt Maniacs are having their 15th anniversary this year. To celebrate this milestone in style, we met in Scotland.

Limburg Whisky Fair 2012

May 5, 2012

For the first time ever I was able to attend this legendary whisky festival this year, albeit for one day only

Dramming in Limburg

April 14, 2012
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In just two weeks time the 2012 edition of the Limburg Whisky Fair will take place. This year I will finally be able to attend!

Laphroaig and Jazz in Brooklyn

November 17, 2011
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For the day after WhiskyFest New York, fellow Malt Maniac Peter Silver invited me to a special event in Brooklyn.

WhiskyFest New York 2011

November 12, 2011
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1st November saw the annual WhiskyFest New York being held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on Times Square.

The TWE Whisky Show London 2011

October 10, 2011
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I received an invitation for this year’s Whisky Show organized by The Whisky Exchange at Vinopolis in London. Even though it was not quite easy to fit this into my schedule, I decided to accept anyway.

Dramming in Scotland 2011 #12+1 – People, Places and Moments

May 25, 2011
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During my Scotland whisky trip I made quite a lot of experiences that are not really worthy of an entire blog post but should not go unmentioned nonetheless.

Dramming in Scotland 2011 #12 – Glenturret

May 23, 2011
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On my way back from Speyside to Edinburgh I made a pit stop in Crieff. I had recieved an invitation from my German Facebook friend Mark Giesler who wanted to show me Glenturret distillery, the home of the Famous Grouse blend.

Dramming in Scotland 2011 #11 – Glendronach

May 22, 2011
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Like Knockdhu, Glendronach is only about ten miles away from Huntly close to Forgue, so with the help of a lift I could visit this distillery as well. Retired distillery manager Frank Massie showed my around the place.

Dramming in Scotland 2011 #10 – Knockdhu

May 21, 2011
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After the Spirit of Speyside Festival my travels led me to the eastern part of the Speyside region. I had made an appointment for a visit at Knockdhu distillery where anCnoc whisky is produced.

Dramming in Scotland 2011 #9 – Full Disclosure of a Standard Bottling

May 18, 2011
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Stewart Buchanan, the distillery manager of Benriach held a tasting of his whiskies at the Spirit of Speyside Festival. It started out as your usual distillery tasting, but it turned into something very special.

Dramming in Scotland 2011 #8 – Dufftown Distillery

May 17, 2011
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Dufftown has the reputation of being “built on seven stills”. One of those is aptly named “Dufftown”, and just like its neighbour Mortlach it is only open to the public for the Spirit of Speyside Festival.

Dramming in Scotland 2011 #7 – Ben Rinnes and Benrinnes

May 16, 2011
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A report of a Walk up Ben Rinnes and a whisky tasting at Benrines distillery with Dave Broom

Dramming in Scotland 2011 #6 – Dufftown Whisky Fair

May 14, 2011
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On the Saturday and Sunday of the Spirit of Speyside Festival the Dufftown Whisky Fair was being held at the Memorial Hall which is located not too far away from the central Clock Tower at the Square.

Dramming in Scotland 2011 #5 – Glenfiddich

May 13, 2011
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Glenfiddich is one of the biggest Scottish distilleries and it was the first one that actively marketed single malt whisky on a global basis. I decided it would be foolish not to pop in and have a look around.