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  1. #21
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    Re: Hello from Germany

    Guten Tag!

    If you come to the USA there are tours of the distilleries where the bourbon is made. You could fill up your luggage with bourbon and justify the expense of the airline ticket.

  2. #22
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    Re: Hello from Germany

    Wie Gehts, Guten Abend, meine neue Bourbon freund!

    (2 years of high school German..and it is not pretty....I can count a bit and recall a few "dialogues" we used to practice )

    Tangent....my father used to drink beer from:

    " Joseph Huber Brewing Co " out of Monroe, Wisconsin....

    So, even with the slightly different name spelling, maybe some remote cousins came over and started brewing beer!

    What would Germany consider its native liqour...Schnapps?

  3. #23
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    Re: Hello from Germany

    Hi Gebhard!

    No need to travel out of Germany in order to get great bourbon. The Swedish assortment is disastrous so I regularly order from a couple of excellent stores in Germany. They usually have most of the Antique Collection (at a cost of course...) as well as the van Winkle family and many other bottling not easily found in regular stores. If you don't feel confident with on-line ordering, they all have "real" stores as well. If you live in the vicinity a trip could pay off...

    http://www.big-market.de/
    http://www.macha-weine.de/
    http://www.thewhiskystore.de/

    /Mats

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    Re: Hello from Germany

    Quote Originally Posted by PFC View Post
    Hi Gebhard!

    No need to travel out of Germany in order to get great bourbon. The Swedish assortment is disastrous so I regularly order from a couple of excellent stores in Germany. They usually have most of the Antique Collection (at a cost of course...) as well as the van Winkle family and many other bottling not easily found in regular stores. If you don't feel confident with on-line ordering, they all have "real" stores as well. If you live in the vicinity a trip could pay off...

    http://www.big-market.de/
    http://www.macha-weine.de/
    http://www.thewhiskystore.de/

    /Mats

    Many thanks, PFC. I have been to two of the three and in fact, most purchases have been at Macha. Though I have never ordered online. Another person here has mentioned to do the same thing. I have not found Van Winkle products in either stores but I did not check on ordering online. Course I only just learned of Van Winkle on this site so only just now started looking.

    Where are you located, in Deutschland as well? I am close by to Berlin just outside.

    Kindest,

    Geb






    And guten Tag to you Wineguy and Jono. Though it's most likely Morgen for you both in America. Great to hear from you both and love your thoughtful German response! Thank you!

    Geb
    Last edited by Huegeb; 03-27-2008 at 05:06.

  5. #25
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    Re: Hello from Germany

    Ok, then you know your way around...
    As a matter of fact I'm living in Stockholm, Sweden, but as it happens I visited Berlin just a couple of weeks ago. My bourbon hunting took me out to Big Market (not really in the central parts though...) where I found some nice additions to my bourbon cabinet.

    I noticed that they had Pappy van Vinkle 20, George T Stagg and Eagle Rare 17 (I grabbed a lonely 2001 bottling). They also had a couple of Boone's Knoll 16 Y bottles at 80 Euros a piece. On this forum Julian van Winkle has confirmed that this is an early bottling of the Hirsch 16 for the German Market. This should make it similar to the early blue or gold wax versions (I mention this since many have been let down by the gold foil version).


    /Mats

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    Re: Hello from Germany

    Quote Originally Posted by PFC View Post
    Ok, then you know your way around...
    As a matter of fact I'm living in Stockholm, Sweden, but as it happens I visited Berlin just a couple of weeks ago. My bourbon hunting took me out to Big Market (not really in the central parts though...) where I found some nice additions to my bourbon cabinet.

    I noticed that they had Pappy van Vinkle 20, George T Stagg and Eagle Rare 17 (I grabbed a lonely 2001 bottling). They also had a couple of Boone's Knoll 16 Y bottles at 80 Euros a piece. On this forum Julian van Winkle has confirmed that this is an early bottling of the Hirsch 16 for the German Market. This should make it similar to the early blue or gold wax versions (I mention this since many have been let down by the gold foil version).


    /Mats

    Mats, thank you so much for the information especially on the Hirsch. I read many good things about this bourbon. I shall go there tomorrow to see if any other bottles of the Boone are there. Do you recall how many were left at the time you visited?

    Thank you again.

    Kindest,

    Geb

  7. #27
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    Re: Hello from Germany

    I think I saw 3 or 4 bottles. The have probably been collecting dust for quite some time so the odds are on you side. Good luck!

    /Mats

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    Re: Hello from Germany

    Quote Originally Posted by Huegeb View Post
    Time keeps on slippin', didn't someone say that once?
    Yeah Geb, Steve Miller did in "Fly Like An Eagle".

    Nice to meet you and welcome to the board!

  9. #29
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    Re: Hello from Germany

    Quote Originally Posted by PFC View Post
    Hi Gebhard!

    No need to travel out of Germany in order to get great bourbon. The Swedish assortment is disastrous so I regularly order from a couple of excellent stores in Germany. They usually have most of the Antique Collection (at a cost of course...) as well as the van Winkle family and many other bottling not easily found in regular stores. If you don't feel confident with on-line ordering, they all have "real" stores as well. If you live in the vicinity a trip could pay off...

    http://www.big-market.de/
    http://www.macha-weine.de/
    http://www.thewhiskystore.de/

    /Mats
    Mats,

    Interesting to se that you have ordered from the whisky store. They have not wanted to ship to Sweden in several years, but I have not tried to pervade them for 1 or 2 years now so I guess now I the time.

    Leif
    Swedish lover of American whiskey

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    Re: Hello from Germany

    Quote Originally Posted by Mashface View Post
    Yeah Geb, Steve Miller did in "Fly Like An Eagle".

    Nice to meet you and welcome to the board!

    Thank you Mashface. It is fun to be here to share a passion for bourbon.

    Kindest,

    Geb

 

 

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