Tastings

Here you can find the tastings, and reviews I did on Augustine-Bar. Moreover, you will also find other events here.

A Rye Blind Tasting

Like the Bourbon Blind Tasting in 2016, I decided to repeat the procedure in 2017 with a Rye Blind Tasting. The tasting was comprised of seven different rye whiskies and they were first sampled on … Read more

A Bourbon Blind Tasting

It has been a while since I put some bourbons to the test. So, I thought it was time to review some new bottles. This is why, I arranged a blind-tasting with some friends. In … Read more

The Ultimate Mezcal Guide

During my big Negroni tasting we wondered which spirit or cocktail we should sample the next time. Soon we decided on trying different mezcals. So, as you will see we gathered ten different ones to … Read more

In the Duke’s living room

Daniel Priseman advised us in his “10 things every bartender should experience” to visit at least one distillery. I even would go as far as suggesting this not only to bartenders, but to every spirits … Read more

Champagne H. Billiot Fils

After my small Champagne tasting last year I was totally won over by the standard cuvée from Henri Billiot. That is why I decided to find out if their other bottlings are any good.

Dictador Rum Tasting

As promised, the gin review on the Black Forest Gin will be the last one for a while now, but since I am a hypocrite this is an outright lie, as you will notice when … Read more

C&D Cocktail Meeting 2015:

This year’s C&D meeting took place in Hamburg and was clouded by a nationwide rail strike. We still somehow managed to get to this great city in the North and met up at a trendy … Read more

Three Days with Ferdinand

Sometimes you are just lucky, for instance when you get a call on Friday that you are invited to visit a gin distillery on Monday! In this case, I had the chance to spend some … Read more

Blended Scotch Whisky Tasting

The series of (hopefully) useful consumer advice continues. This time it’s all about blended scotch whisky. Maybe this section of whisky is often overlooked, due to it’s famous brothers bourbon and single malt, but in … Read more

BCB 2014 – Die wichtigsten Entdeckungen!

Der 8. Barconvent Berlin lud am 07. und 08.10 engagierte Bartender, Gastronomen, Produzenten und Kenner der feinen Getränke ein. Es galt die neusten Trends und Produkte vieler namenhafter Brennereien, sowie handwerklicher Kleinbetriebe und Soft-Drinkhersteller genauer … Read more

Hine Cognac Tasting

Als Bartender freut man sich natürlich immer, wenn man zu einem Tasting eingeladen wird. Genauso wie bei diesem Tasting mit dem Thema Cognac aus dem Hause Hine. Zu verkosten gab es fünf Cognacqualitäten und anschließend … Read more

Ultimate Gin Guide Part II: Tonic Waters

View In: de en Selbstverständlich kann ich keinen Gin Guide schreiben ohne dabei ausführlich über den Gin Tonic zu berichten… Deshalb ist der zweite Teil ganz eurem Lieblings-Highball gewidmet. Falls ihr irgendwelche Fragen zu Gin … Read more

It's Time For Champagne

After the champagne tasting at the C&D forum meeting I thought I had enough of champagne for a while. Well, I was wrong. And because of that I will provide you with a comparison of … Read more

C&D: Champagne Tasting

You thought the cognac seminar was the highlight of this years C&D forum meeting? – Please – for a successful meeting there has to be at least one champagne tasting. That’s why on Sunday we … Read more

C&D: Cognac Tasting

One of the many items on the agenda of the C&D forum meeting was a cognac seminar held by B.N.I.C. educator Julia Nourney. By sampling twelve different cognacs in three flights we had your work … Read more

C&D Forum Meeting 2014: Summary

Every year the members of the German cocktail forum meet in a different city to exchange ideas and learn more about drinks and spirits. This year’s destination was Berlin, which probably has the fastest changing … Read more

Bourbon Whiskey Tasting

As the proverb has it a bird never flew on one wing: Therefore, here is the second Spirit Smack Down. This time it’s all about Bourbon, Rye’s sweet counterpart.

Rye Whiskey Tasting

With the shortage of the past years finally over more and more Rye Whiskey is becoming available. However, that leaves you with a problem: which one is best?