Bottle Market 2018

Visit Bremen’s Whisk(e)y Fair

Do you like a good scotch or are you more of a bourbon-type? Do you like the sweetness of a sherry cask finish or would you prefer some Islay smoke? Are you a traditionalist or rather an adventurous connoisseur?

Whatever you prefer – join us for a journey of great tastes!

For three days in November, an international diversity of whisk(e)y, rum, gin and other spirits is presented at BOTTLE MARKET. A good 75 distillers, importers, independent bottlers and retailers are waiting for your visit. In a cosily atmosphere they are looking forward to vivid conversations with you and of course your thirst (for knowledge).

Furthermore – discover our Whisky-Points, which are a meeting point for German and Scandinavian bottlings. Join one of our spirit classes (bookable here) or buy a bottle of our single cask festival bottlings. The matching praline, please find at the stand of Nick van Heyningen. Also discover the exklusive range of rum from around the world and a huge variety of fabulous gins.

Next to live music you can listen to interesting speeches and broaden your knowledge with participating in our tastings. Or just take a spirits break and enjoy some great foods.



Visit our exclusive world of wines and other delights at the BOTTLE MARKET!

Red or rather white – what do you prefer? This year you will find an even bigger selection of German and international wines at our WINE.GOOD & TASTY area.

Taste wines of the “new generation” or of traditional winemakers at our 40 exhibitors and enjoy them alongside a delicious Tarte Flambee. Are you in search of a praline that goes well with  your favourite wine or are you looking for some delicious cheese specialties? Are you looking to find a balsamico for the christmas dinner with your loved ones or do you want to get inspired to new menus by mustards and sauces? Our exhibitors have the good stuff ready for you!

We are looking forward to a delightful weekend with you!


Wein und Genuss


Wein und Genuss

Whisky Points

At the BOTTLE MARKET you will find both, whisk(e)ys from countries with a long history of spirits production such as Scotland, Japan or the USA, as well as new players who have only started their whisk(e)y business in modern times.

This is what our Whisky-Points are all about – new spirits.

The Scandinavian-Whisky-Point presents some of Swedens distilleriess, Norwegian spirits or Danish sorts of whisky. Here you can have a chat with manufacturers from Finland or Iceland and taste delicious Whiskys as well as pure White Dogs.

At the German-Whisky-Point you will find Germanys oldes destillery and national breweries, offering not only whisky but also fruit brandy or liquor made of grain. Explore the whole range of German distills an be amazed by the wide ranged flavours.



TastingsExplore the fine world of Whisk(e)y

What would a Whisk(e)y exhibition be without various tastings.
This year you can choose between ten different, exclusive tastings.


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.


You can book the tastings here.

Site programmeIt's more than a fair - it's an event


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 2018.

More information regarding the side programme will be published here starting September.

Whisky trip 2018

Get into the (Christmas) spirit!


The BOTTLE MARKET, accompanied with the Christmas & more, creates a special atmosphere that invites you to stay and enjoy.

Try spirits such as whisky or rum, taste international wines and discover the finest delicacies such as chocolate or chutneys that round off the offer.

By the end of the weekend you might even have a few Christmas presents for your loved ones in mind.

Use your visit to the BOTTLE MARKET to go for a walk around the city centre of Bremen. The Hanseatic city has always had a strong connection to the international wine and spirit trade. The town hall in the heart of the city has been declared a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO and its cellar holds Germany’s biggest wine collection. Aside from spirits and wine, Bremen is also well-known for its beer and the Beck & Co brewery.

We wish you a delightful and tasteful weekend!

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The 4-star-hotel Swissôtel is located nearby the historical park “Wallanlagen” and within walking distance to the BOTTLE MARKET. A 15-minutes walk will take you to the exhibition centre, just accros the main station. Don’t miss the opportunity to go for a stroll around the city centre as well.

The hotel rooms are provided with elegant furniture as well as state-of-the-art technology and amenities, including free high-speed Wi-Fi. Try some of Bremen’s specialties at the exclusive Hillmann’s restaurant or enjoy light dishes, exclusive Nordic tapas and delicious cocktails at Vicco’s. To sit back and relax after the BOTTLE MARKET visit, the Ô place Bar with its cosy “living room” atmosphere is the place to go.

Our guests have free access to the hotel gym and the opportunity to use the Finnish sauna, the steam bath and the snow pool. A wide range of bookable massages and treatments round off the offer and help you to relax after a busy day.

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Services included

  • 2x overnight stay at 4* Swissôtel Bremen
  • 2x breakfast buffet
  • 2-day ticket to BOTTLE MARKET and Christmas & more
  • Tasting glass & glass holder

Additional services

  • Travel cancellation insurance p.p. EUR 9,–

Book now

Friday to Sunday

Prices per person

EUR 139 in a business double room
EUR 215 in a business single room

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Salvador Dalí already knew “The who knows how to enjoy, never drinks wine again, but tastes secret.”


Dive in to a world full of tasty secrets! Red and white wine from all 13 wine regions, far traveled bottles from South Africa and South America, as well as France, Spain, Italy, Austria and Hungary – among this broad choice of quality wines you will surely find your new tasty darling.

Also discover exclusive cheese specialties and mustards, deer ham and herbal oils, crisps and liquorice or experience little moments of sweet delight with handmade chocolates and tasty nougat.

Let our 40 wine and gourmet food exhibitors allure you and enjoy a tasteful start to the Christmas season.

Highlight: This year you will find the “new generation” winemakers at our partners Weine vor Freude theme area. Young winemakers present their newest creations and aim to bring wine in a new and modern position – be curious about it!

The glasses will be handed out directly by the exhibitor’s.

We are looking forward to a joyful BOTTLE MARKET weekend with you!


Information for visitors

Opening Hours

Friday, 16th November 2018 14.00 – 22.00
Saturday, 17th November 2018 11.00 – 20.00
Sunday, 18th November 2018 11.00 – 18.00


The ticket is valid for BOTTLE MARKET, Christmas & more and STADTZWERG

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.


Smoking is not allowed inside the exhibition halls.
Smoking areas are designated.


Please understand that dogs
are not allowed at the event.


By car:

Fast connections to the A1, A27, A28

Within 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” into your navigation system.

Public Transport

From Bremen main station:

From Airport Bremen:

  • 15 minutes by taxi or tram (Line 6 to ‘Blumenthalstraße’)
  • Nonstop-flights from numerous major European cities, incl. Ryanair Connections such as: London Stansted, Manchester, Edinburgh, Dublin, Stockholm Skavsta, Gothenburg Landvetter, Tampere
  • to Bremen Airport

By bus or tram:

  • 3 bus services lead to the exhibition centre: Busses 24 (to ‘Blumenthalstraße’), 26 and 27 (to ‘Messe Centrum’) and tram lines 6 and 8 (to ‘Blumenthalstraße’)
  • to timetable information BSAG

Would you like to spend a „whisky weekend“ in Bremen?

We put together a selection of hotels and homestays to support your search for the perfect accommodation. If you could not find a suitable accommodation, you may find more accommodations at www.bremen-tourismus.de.


Welcome to the BOTTLE MARKET!

At 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.

  1. The target group is adult customers, consequential the law for protection of children and youth for serving and selling drinks and consuming cigars at our lounge (admittance 18+) will be observed.
  2. Our gastronomic offer provides a good foundation for your tastings. Please make sure to drink enough water inbetween the whisk(e)y tastings for a long enjoyable stay at the BOTTLE MARKET.
  3. Our exhibitors are instructed to stop serving alcohol to obviously drunk people.
  4. In case of a strongly intoxicated person we will make use of our householder’s rights. This person will be expelled from the halls, in order to secure a further peaceful event. In case of an expulsion, you do not have the right to enter the halls again or claim back the entrance fee.
  5. Please note that the bottles and products you bought at the exhibition stands are not destined for on site consumption and therefore this is prohibited.
  6. And remember „After Whisk(e)y driving risky!“. The Bremen Exhibition Centre is located right in the heart of the city and in direct neighbourhood to the main station with it’s public transport system. So the car may stay in the garage.

We appreciate your understanding and wish you a pleasant day with nice contacts, great spirits and a lot of joy.


Taste the Spirits

The tasting glasses are available at our counter at the entrance.

Tasting glass € 2,50/pc

Glass holder € 2,50/pc


M3B GmbH
Findorffstraße 101
28215 Bremen

Christine Glander
Tel. 0421 3505 269
Fax 0421 3505 340

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Anja Rickmeier
Project Manager
Tel.: +49 (0) 421 3505-382

Carolin Glasing
Sales Manager
Tel.: +49 (0) 421 3505-205

Laura Slawinski
Project Team
Tel.: +49 (0) 421 3505-385

Anne-Lena Kaufhold
Project Assistant Consumer Exhibitions
Tel.: +49 (0) 421 3505-272

Kerstin Renken
Division Manager Consumer Exhibitions
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Florian Samietz
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