Monday, February 20, 2017

Surf'n'Turf Burger


With my second burgerbook being released on January 25. 2017, I would like to introduce also a burger here on my blog.

The book itself is in German language (bit.ly/WWBurger) but I am already working on the English version which should be available in summer, so my English speaking readers have something to look forward too....

Ok, back to topic: the burger for this blogpost is a Surf'n'Turf Burger which combines some Galloway meat and shrimps in a delicious combination. All flavored with some Bruichladdich XVII, an Islay whisky with a reasonable portion of peat but not too overwhelming and due to this not influencing but emphasizing the taste.

What else did I use... spring onions, cream cheese and some herbs and spices... and of course a homemade Brioche bun...

I think there is no need to say more, the pictures show the way how to build it.

Enjoy it together with a dram of the whisky that has been used for the flavoring... a perfect match!








Friday, February 10, 2017

Dow's 1977


After we'd a bottle of this a few years ago when I met with some friends I was on the hunt for some more of this... for me it was an excellent Portwine, especially in combination with the Montecristo Robusto EL 2000 that we smoked.



Luckily I found a vendor who still had two bottles left of it, so I grabbed them a while ago... and now they're waiting for the right moment to be opened....

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Fingerlicking good?


Definitely YES!

Leon Grill, St. Gallen

Fantastic burger: homemade brioche bun, fresh beef pattie grilled to medium, caramelized onions...


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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A visit to... Laphroaig


Laphroaig - one of the distilleries with the best tour (at least on Islay itself) and good range of whiskies which could be tried all the time at the bar.

As a "Friend of Laphroaig" I took the chance to visit my piece of land on the other side of the road and mark it with a (German and Swiss) flag. I also received the payment from Laphroaig, a miniature of the 10yo. Cask Strength... a nice dram for the way home to the Bowmore House as I wasn't driving on that day...

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Swiss and German flag

The plots of the Friends of Laphroaig

The necessary Wellingtons































Here are the drams we had during the tasting:
  • Triple Wood
  • PX (Travel Retail only)
  • 10 yo. + Rochefort
  • Quarter Cask + Orange
  • 18 yo. + coffee beans







Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy New Year 2017


I wish all my followers and readers and also their families and friends a Happy New Year 2017, may it be healthy and prosperous...

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

2016 in pictures


It's time to sum up another year with some nice pictures... many good memories are connected to those. As always it's really hard to reduce all the pix of one month down to one... a click on the picture'll bring you to the corresponding report...

  • January
Smoking in the name of science

  • February
I'm an author
  • March
The two C - coffee and cigar

  • April
The Annual Whisky Madness

  • May
A villa in paradise

  • June
Beer, BBQ and... CIGARS!!

  • July
The Three Amigos

  • August
Islay

  • September
Old and shiny

  • October
Florida Heat

  • November
Ardbegilicious

  • December
Winter Titans