BrewDog Tasting – 30. June 2018 kl 15:00

Licensed to deal Dog !

Come and join us at Highlanders for a BrewDog tasting – this is the first of a number of BrewDog tastings that we will be hosting this year.

This tasting will be a sort of introduction to BrewDog’s range of beers – from the iconic Punk IPA where it all started to some of our favorites like Elvis Juice, 5am Red, Jet Black Heart and we will have some other specials not usually available in DK. We will tell you the story of BrewDog and take you on a journey through some of the beers that they have available.

You can hear about the DogDealer network in denmark and find out how you can get your hands on some free beer !

So far we have rounded up 7 different BrewDog beers ….

Punk IPA
5am Red
Elvis Juice
9 to 5 Wizard
Native Sun
Clockwork Tangerine
Jet Black Heart

We actually have a few others in stock, the hard part is going to be deciding which ones to include !!

The price for the tasting is 199kr – but if you are quick you can grab yourself a ticket from our new Klik&Kollect bottle shop website (more about that in another post !)

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SMWS Ambassadors Choice Tasting 2018

Join us on January 6 at 14:00

Come and join Thomas, our ambassador from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society here in Denmark, for one of the highlights of the new year.

This is THE event that we look forward to every year, each year we are surprised by the selection of whisky that Thomas finds for this tasting.

Thomas will take you through a journey of 8 hand picked whisky’s from the SMWS vaults in vejle. Each whisky from the society is a single malt single barrel cask strength whisky from the society. These whisky’s are bottled by the SMWS and outside partner bars, they are generally not available for sale to the public.

OPEN TO ALL

Often, SMWS events are restricted to members of the society, not this one – once a year we open the doors to everyone to join in with this tasting. Every year this tasting brings some fantastic examples of the whisky available from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, so come along and try some of the great SMWS whiskys.

You do not need to be an SMWS member to enjoy this great tasting …. everyone is welcome ūüôā

After the event you will be able to talk to Thomas about the benefits of becoming a member of the SMWS.

There are just 30 places available, and it makes a great christmas gift, so this year we are putting it on sale a little earlier than usual..

Tickets can be purchased online, here

Details of the bottles for the tasting will be announced on our facebook event page and in our mailing list once the final details are known – but dont let that stop you buying a ticket before they are all gone !

Whisky|Sound – Tasting 6. July at the Dome Of Visions, Aarhus

What does your dram sound like ?

Whisky|Sound - what does your dram sound like ?

Its not really anything I had though about until now, but the answer may be closer than expected Niels Dalum (composer) and Nikolaj Kynde (sound artist) have been hard at work figuring it out, together they form Whisky|Sound. 

Just as each whisky has its own special fragrance, taste and color these guys have figured out a tune that it goes with. This is taking the sensations behind a whisky tasting one step further. The concept is simple, whilst you drink the whisky, they play the music that goes with the dram. 

In just a few days time Niels & Nikolaj are coming to Aarhus to perform, and you still have the chance to come and experience what may be the first of many visits that they will be making to our fine little town. 

Tickets for the upcoming tasting on 6. July, kl. 19:30-21:30 at “The Dome of Visions”, Inge Lehmanns Gade, Pier 2, 8000 Aarhus C are on sale, here – https://billetto.dk/en/e/whisky-sound-tickets-201998. Price is 350kr per ticket, or if you are a student, just 250kr.

Though it has not been publicized as yet, I have had a sneak preview of the line-up for the tasting – and without giving too much away, if they happened to break into a chorus of Smoke on the Water it might be fitting too ūüôā 

After the tasting, the duo will be retiring to Highlanders Bar, where we will have the opportunity for a drink and chat – once we have finalized the details in a day or two I will let you all know. 

If you are still not sure, check out the video on facebook – https://www.facebook.com/whiskysound/videos/629018667303238/

Gin, Gin and more Gin at Highlanders Bar

Gin on the rocks, with a slice and maybe a splash of tonic.

Highlanders Bar Gin Tonic Tasting

Gin & Tonic “testing” at Highlanders

Highlanders is fairly well known as a great place for its selection of whisky, rum and beer – over recent months we have been seeing more and more interest in gin, craft gins, quality gins rather than gins we have come to know all too well over the last few decades.

So, after having taken some time to do a little research (with and without tonic), we have started to expand our range of gin.

For regulars, you will know the story of our “house” gin – The Botanist, for those who don’t, its from one of our favourite whisky distillers Bruichladdich and it has been our go to gin since we opened the bar.

Over the last year or so, a couple of other gins have found their way onto our golden shelves, Monkey 47, which is a drier gin from German, and probably has the largest number of botanicals, following that we added a couple of flavored gins from Edinburgh Gin –¬†the good news our selection is being increased to around 20 different gins !


Harris Gin served with tonic, ice and a slice of pink grapefruitHarris Gin

Harris Gin, another scottish gin, this one is not only a great drink, its working towards supporting a community on a remote isle in the Outer Hebrides Рyou can read more about Harris Gin on their website here.

Njord from Aarhus

We have also got some locally sourced gin, in fact, its made just round the corner from from the bar by Spirit of Njord. Later in the year we will see if we can get they guys in for a tasting.


England, Europe and further afield

Our range includes a number of gins from the UK –¬†Jensen’s small batch, Sipsmith ¬†VJOP from London, as well as Rokeby’s Half CrownSilent Pool and¬†Pickerings. We have Martin Miller’s which is distilled in England and after a 10 day journey, it is blended with water coming from the fjord’s of Iceland.

From Belgium we have Copperhead, ¬†Citadelle from France (from the same house as our Plantation Rum), Gin Mare from Spain …, Hedgehog from Ron de Jeremy in the US and more…

We have selected a range of tonics to accompany the gins from the likes of Erasmus Bond, who basically invented tonic, and Fever Tree for those who prefer a slightly sweeter tonic, and 1724 which was created to accompany Gin Mare.

We wont be making fancy cocktails, that’s just not us, we will just be offering a range of great gins served in a modern way with lots of ice, a splash of tonic and a garnish.


Gin Tastings

We are offering Gin ( & tonic) tastings gift cards through both DuGlemmerDetAldrig and Smartbox, and needless to say we will also be hosting larger tastings with our suppliers and the various distillers in much the same way we host whisky, rum and beer tastings today.

Tastings will combine both a tasting of the different spirits, across the different styles, as well as a selection of different tonics.

Keep an eye on our facebook page and newsletter for more details.

If you would like to know more about our tastings, feel free to contact us here.

Bourbon Trail Tasting, May 20.

Peter Nielsen, a regular host for whisky tastings at Highlanders Bar, is back again – this time he will be presenting some of Kentucky’s finest bourbons.

The line up for the afternoon is:

Elijah Craig 18 single barrel 
Town Branch Single Barrel CS
Woodford Reserve double oaked       
Barton Single Barrel Select
Four Roses single barrel CS         
Makers Mark Cask Strength
Wild Turkey Single Barrel     
Knob Creek Single barrel

The tasting starts at 14:00 on Saturday 20th May.

Tickets are just 300kr, available online here