Do you like a good scotch or are you more of a bourbon-type? Do you like the sweetness of a sherry cask finish alongside an exclusive cigar or would you prefer a smoky Islay whisky? Are you a traditionalist or are you curious about German distilleries and lively waters from Scandinavia or Down Under?
Whatever you prefer – we have everything ready for you, to journey into an exclusive world of whisk(e)y.
During three days you can explore the variety of Uisge Beatha in a cozy atmosphere. In hall 4 manufacturers, importers, independent bottlers and retailers are waiting for your visit, and are eager for exciting conversations and of course your thirst (for knowledge).
Explore new bottlings and whisk(e)y rarities or get to know the tasteful range of well-known brands. For friends of the British-Irish lifestyle we also have something in store. Next to live music and talks you will also find Celtic jewelry or delights like fudge, haggis and whisk(e)y pralines.
+++ NEW this year: +++
BOTTLE MARKET will grow and be enriched by international premium wines, delicacies and fine chocolates. In halle 4 a huge world of tasteful delights awaits you to explore.
We are looking forward to you and a delightful BOTTLE MARKET weekend.
This year BOTTLE MARKET offers you two festival bottlings and they have quite some things in common!
Both are cask strength single malt whiskys with 52 %. They are from Scotland and exclusive single cask bottlings. Both non coloured and non chill filtered. There name starts with an A and ends with ‘more’ – and that makes sense, because they definitely taste like ‘more’!
+++ Have a taste during the fair: visit the booth from Scotch-Club Bremen +++
ARDMORE 16 yr.
An Islay whisky that is none – but tastes like it!
The alcohol is nicely integrated between a subtle smoke and lots of fruit. Tangy with currants, cider flavours, some salt and driftwood rises in the nose. Oak, delicate smoke, beautiful vanilla notes and a touch of mint are coming up.
Kicks in powerfully, a lot of tastes at once – rich lemon fruits, green apple, delicate oak and again some smoke, sweet vannilla and a delicate note of cocoa. Complexe flavours that get earthy and mellow sweet when thinned with water.
Long lasting and more dry than expected – white wine, rather fruity sweet in the beginning, then spicey, slightly oily with nutty salt notes.
Price/bottle: € 82
AULTMORE 10 yr.
A liquit sweet für real connoisseurs!
Beautifully complex and balanced, slightly floral. Caramelised sugar, dry fruits like dates, apricots and raisins please the nose. Elegant leathery notes with fresh soil, however velvety and with hints of chocolate.
The alcohol hides, is noticable in the breath. Kicks in creamy and aromatic – green apple, a light woody, sweet-sour note – reminds of liquorice, then Crème Brûlée. “The malt is absolutely seductive and encourages you to take more of it!”
Long lasting with rich fruits – apricot kernels, followed by honey gingerbread and a certain dry bitterness. Still sweet with delicate leather flavours and a oily creaminess.
Price/bottle: € 69
Everything from peaty to award-winning to chocolaty and American – all tastes will find their likings.
One or the other tasting will be hosted by distillery representatives, such as Angela D’Orazion,
the master blender of Mackmyra Svensk Whisky or Paul Dempsey, Commercial Director Speyside Distillers.
Let yourself be enthralled and learn about the process of distilling and the storage of the uisge beatha.
Additionally we are offering a rum tasting, which takes you on a journey through the world of the sugarcane.
The tastings as part of the BOTTLE MARKET 2016 will take one hour and 15 minutes. (Participants must be over 18)
Further information will be published here starting September.
We wish for you to have a delightful day at the BOTTLE MARKET, Bremen’s own whisk(e)y fair.
Aside from international whisk(e)ys and the corrosponding irish-british lifestyle products, we have compiled a diverse side program for you.
We wish you great pleasure while tasting, browsing and strolling at the BOTTLE MARKET 2017.
More information regarding the side programme will be published here starting September.
BOTTLE MARKET weekend trip – a perfect start into the Christmas season
BOTTLE MARKET has been established in 2014 as an additional theme for Christmas & MORE and has been perfectly scheduled on the weekend prior to the first advent. Both parts of the exhibition benefit from an extraordinary atmosphere, christmasy and cosy. Hand crafts, culinary art, gift ideas and whisk(e)ys are twinkling in the warm lights of festively decorated halls.
This atmosphere invites to tasting and enjoying whisk(e)y, but also to relaxed shopping or a first gift brainstorming. Maybe this year the Christmas season might actually start relaxed! This weekend certainly is a wonderful opportunity to buy the right whisk(e)y for comfy winter evenings and to already snatch one or the other Christmas present for your loved ones.
Take the chance and use the visit to BOTTLE MARKET to stroll around the city center of Bremen as well. The hanseatic city ever since has a strong connection with the international wine and spirit trade, therefore exploring is worth it. The town hall in the heart of the city has been declared a World Cultural Heritage by UNESECO and its cellar holds Germany’s biggest wine collection. Aside from spirits and wine, beer should not be ignored. A tour at the Beck’s brewery offers an insight into the craft of beer making.
Friday to Sunday
EUR 119 in a double room
EUR 175 in a single room
Friday, 17th November 2017 14.00 – 22.00
Saturday, 18th November 2017 11.00 – 20.00
Sunday, 19th November 2017 11.00 – 18.00
The ticket is valid for BOTTLE MARKET, Christmas & more and KUCHENLIEBE
Day ticket adult € 10.00
Reduced day ticket * € 8.50
2-Day-Ticket € 15.00
Children** free of charge
*valid for school students, pensioners and severely disabled perople
** up to and including 14 years in adult company. Please get a free ticket at the information in hall 7. The law for protection of children and youth at public events will be observed.
Fast connections to the A1, A27, A28
Only 10 minutes from the motorway exit to the exhibition car park or the open-air parking with 2,500 parking lots.
From the motorway exits simply follow the signs to Centrum / Messe Bremen.
For the open-air parking “Bürgerweide” please enter “Theodor-Heuss-Allee, 28215 Bremen” into your navigation system.
For the multi-storey car park please enter “Hollerallee 99, 28215 Bremen” to your navigation system.
TAt events where alcohol is served we as organisers have to pay attention to a lot of things.
For a relaxed and enjoyable visit at the BOTTLE MARKET, we listed some points, which are important for you to notice.
We appreciate your understanding und wish you a pleasant day with nice contacts, great relish and a lot of joy.
Your BOTTLE MARKET team
The tasting glasses are available at our counter at the entrance.
Tasting glass € 2,– each
WFB Bremen Economic Development Corp.
Tel. 0421 3505 269
Fax 0421 3505 340