Out and About

Islay Distilleries #3 of 8: Kilchoman – The Newcomer

May 17, 2010

The installment of Kilchoman in 2005 was highly acclaimed for two reasons. Firstly because it was the first new distillery to be built on Islay for 124 years. And then the concept of a small farmhouse distillery makes Kilchoman something unique.

Islay Distilleries #2 of 8: Bruichladdich – The Maverick

May 16, 2010

Bruichladdich is something special. To understand this distillery you have to know that they have a vision: Turning whisky from an industrial, mass produced commodity back to where it came from – a regional craft product rooted on the talent of local people.

Islay Distilleries #1 of 8: Bunnahabhain – The Grey Mouse

May 15, 2010

Often overlooked or regarded as the least interesting of all Islay distilleries, Bunnahabhain is something like the ugly duckling or grey mouse of the bunch. So I was very eager to learn a bit more about it when I set off to Bunnahabhain on my first morning on the island.

See you, Scotland!

May 14, 2010

A great ten days in Scotland have come to an end, and I am back home in Bavaria. My journey to Islay and Glasgow yielded lots of material for new articles and of course also some new bottles of whisky.

Slyrs Distillery Visit: All Pictures

April 16, 2010

The Worpress blog system – or the included editor, to be more specific – has serious problems integrating captioned pictures without disrupting text flow.

So I decided to collect all pictures I took in this post without further comments.

Distillery Visit: Slyrs Bavarian Single Malt

April 15, 2010

Slyrs was created in 1999 as Florian Stetter from Schliersee distilled his first single malt whisky at Lantenhammer distillery in Schliersee

An Evening in Munich

February 23, 2010
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From 19th to 21st of February 2010, the annual Whisky and Bar Festival took place in Munich. After having been held on the Praterinsel the years before, the festival switched to a new location.