4 Mar
Taste buds be warned, this is a devilishly good 114-proof whisky

Dip your finger into the amber liquid (don’t be shy, you’re adventurous, right?), drop it onto your palm and rub. Now bury your face into your hands and smell the sweet, yet burnt almond notes emanating off your hands. The sensation almost makes you want to repeat again, until you realize that the Ardbeg Corryvreckan [...]


23 Dec
Celebrating 50 years of Master Distiller Dennis Malcolm

We met Heiko while visiting the five-star Hotel A-Rosa on the island of Sylt in the North Sea. Dubbed the “Hamptons of Germany”, Sylt is populated with the type of old European money that makes the New York seacoast look downright nouveau riche. We learned he was not only an excellent mixologist, but also a classically trained spiritist with [...]


Heiko is from Germany with a specialized field in Whisky. After finishing his apprenticeship as a fully trained hotel clerk he began work as a barkeeper in the 5-Star Hotel A-Rosa on the beautiful island of Sylt. He discovered the passion for whisky a few years ago and since then his life is full of [...]


12 Jul
Heiko reviews a bourbon finished in three kinds of wood

Heiko is from Germany with a specialized field in Whisky. After finishing his apprenticeship as a fully trained hotel clerk he began work as a barkeeper in the 5-Star Hotel A-Rosa on the beautiful island of Sylt. He discovered the passion for whisky a few years ago and since then his life is full of [...]


28 Jun
Heiko reviews the Lowland's triple distilled single malt scotch

We met Heiko this spring while testdriving the new Mercedes Benz E-Class coupe in the gorgeous island of Sylt, a dune-swept resort island in the North Sea that’s long been dubbed “The Hamptons of Germany”. While that’s undoubtedly intended as a compliment, the truth of the matter is the Hamptons don’t touch the kind of [...]


Counting down the days until Christmas on a traditional advent calendar is exciting: opening a cardboard door to uncover a piece of Santa-shaped chocolate, or perhaps a marshmallow snowman. But let’s face it, there are better things in life than cheap milk chocolate and stale marshmallows to make you merry. Drinks by the Dram brings [...]


12 Oct
An eerie and bloody way to decant your favorite Bordeaux

What will surely be a big hit in the Vampire Wino community, Italian designer Liviana Osti’s Cuore is actually a fascinating, yet eerie symbol of just how fragile the human body is. Granted, it’s an ironic piece of working art considering the use for the heart shaped object: Osti designed the carafe in the form of [...]


29 Apr
Scottish Spirits' benevolent wish to keep us all real toasty

A company called Scottish Spirits is releasing Scotch In a Can, a new product being marketed heavily in the Caribbean and southernmost Central America. This is supposedly the first time a straight spirit has been sold in a can, and is being investigated by the Scottish Whisky Association who question whether the product is real [...]

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