Hi, thanks for your welcome.
@ Ross Dargan
Well, I think at G Spirits the whisky isn't really in the focus ...
But OK, there are quite a lot micro-destilleries in Germany, often Breweries or producers of fruit spirits using column stills or the stills that are used for producing kirsch etc., who produces some kind of Whisky, that cannot be compared to scottisch products. Its different, but sometimes not bad. At the actual state it´s quite experimental and the results, as you can often read are of different quality. But they are getting better and better, adding a regional touch to the product.
I have tried 3 german whiskys so far, one i cannot remember the name, but it was nothing really to keep in mind.
In the south of Bavaria they are producing the Slyrs at copper pot stills since 2008, using unpeated malted barley and maturing the spirit in new oak casks. The results after 2008 were very well made and goog to enjoy.
The second distillery i want to mention is the AV Brennerei south of Trier at the border to Luxemburg an France, not far from the river Mosel. The whisky is calles Threeland. They use coloumn still, regional barley and mature the spirit in former Mosel whitewine barrels. Thats very interesting, expecially when they adding some Port Finish to it. Also not compareable to scottish whisky, but very good.
Have you tried any german whisky so far?
@ autism & Wee rab
Yes, I will tell my friends of the forum, of course.
Well I´m not sure about what Augsburg ist famous for in the UK.
Augsburg is twin town with Inverness
OK, lorries are constructed there by MAN and Rudolf Diesel invented the diesel engine there, but thats all I know.
In medieval times, Augsburg was a very important an wealthy trade town, especially because of the Fugger family.
And the "Pax Augustana" was signed in Augsburg, which declares peace between the catholic and protestant confessions in Germany after the reformation.
And we (still, definetily until July) have a Bundesliga football team