Events

Tastings, meetings, fairs, promotions… where there is whisk(e)y, there is reason to come together!

Jura Tastival 2017 in Hamburg (Event)

Jura Tastival 2017 in Hamburg (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Fest Tasting Food Pairing)

About two weeks after Jura had its opening day at Feis Ile 2017, the cherished island distillery invited its fans to another festivity. This time, however, the celebrations did not take place on the isle of Jura itself, but in Northern Germany. Organized by Jura’s importer (more…)

Master Class at Helgoheiner’s (Event)

Master Class at Helgoheiner's (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Independent Bottler Tasting)

There is no question that Helgoland, which is Germany’s only island in the open sea, is my favorite place in my entire homecountry. Not only is that red rock in the North Sea unbelievably beautiful, but it also makes you feel relaxed and chilled from the moment your feet touch its ground. (more…)

Baltic Sea Cruise Whisky Tasting on board of the Mein Schiff 3 (Event)

Baltic Sea Cruise Whisky Tasting (Mein Schiff 3 Tui Single Malt Scotch Auchentoshan Lagavulin Balvenie)

If you are a regular reader of BarleyMania, you might have noticed that I am a big whisky enthusiast. Another thing I really love is traveling – visiting new places, meeting interesting people and seeing everyday life in foreign countries. An excellent way to do this is going on a sea cruise (more…)

Whisky Tasting at Helgoheiner’s (Event)

Whisky Tasting at Helgoheiner's (Single Malt Scotch Whiskey Bourbon Tasting Event Helgoland)

Amiably referred to as Helgoheiner by drammers from all over Germany and beyond, Heiner’s Duty-Free-Shop is one of the most well-regarded whisky institutions on Helgoland, Germany’s only island in the open sea. Specializing in single cask bottlings (more…)

SMWS Feis Ile 2017 Flight (Event)

SMWS Feis Ile 2017 Whisky Flight (Islay Festival Cask Strength Limited Edition Scotch Bunnahabhain Bowmore Laphroaig Tasting)

This year, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society selected three particularly jaw-dropping pours as their official Feis Ile 2017 trio: a Bunnahabhain 10yo, a Bowmore 20yo and a Laphroaig 21yo. While most bottles containing these top-class whiskies are being served on Islay itself, (more…)

Whisky Fair Kiel 2017 (Event)

15th Whisky Fair Kiel 2017 (Single Malt Scotch Event Tasting Masterclass Drams Northern Germany)

For the 15th time, Germany’s northernmost annual whisky fair took place in the Steigenberger Hotel right next to Kiel’s cruise terminal on the first weekend of May. Though the fair is rather small with round about ten exhibitors, it had a lot to offer for the attendees: (more…)

Glenmorangie & Ardbeg Prestige Tasting (Event)

Glenmorangie Ardbeg Prestige Tasting (Single Malt Scotch Whisky Highlands Islay Moet Hennessy Masterclass Event)

Without a doubt, Highlands sovereigns Glenmorangie and Islay monarchs Ardbeg are among the most prestigious Scotch whisky producers in the world. So when their mother company Moët Hennessy teamed up with Weinquelle Lühmann to host an exclusive prestige tasting (more…)

Whisky Experience – Casks & Finishes Tasting (Event)

Whisky Experience Tasting (Cask Types Finishes Scotch Single Malt Dram BarleyMania)

Due to the summer break, Whisky Experience now has a 3-month blank on its tasting schedule. For Aaron and me this will be tough. After all, we attended the fun and friendly whisky gatherings, which the company’s owner Norbert hosts in the center of Hamburg, quite often. (more…)