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.
WINE.GOOD & TASTY – 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!
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.
“And it tastes oh so well, my Friend!“
This year it is BOTTLE MARKET’s 5th anniversary. Hence, we offer a very special bottling – a 20 yr. old Glen Moray single cask. This Scotch is a cask strength single malt edition. It was matured in an ex-bourbon cask, is non-coloured as well as non-chill filtered. Scotland’s finest!
Where to taste it? At the stand of Scotch-Club Bremen and Highland Games.
The alcohol is nicely balanced with most complex flavours. Lots of fruits such as lemon, apricot, and cidery flavours, some salt and herbs arise. You can find hints of the charred cask and clove and beautiful vanilla notes with caramel.
Kicks in powerfully and creamy with green apple, raisins and leathery, wooden notes. Again you can taste the salty Speyside sea. Delicate oak flavours, together with sweet vanilla, pear and a note of cocoa. Pleasantly spicey bitter notes from the cask. Complexe flavours that get earthy and mellow sweet when thinned with water. Surprisingly fruity for it’s age.
Long lasting – spicey, slightly oily with subtle pepper notes and still there is vanilla sweetness and suddenly nutty flavours and again slight hints of smoke.
Price/bottle: € 89
From award-winning or rare to Japanese or exotic – dive in to the world of exklusive whisk(e)y! Learn worth knowing trivia on distilleries, production and storage of whisk(e)ys. A rum tasting will take you on a sugarcane journey and GINaholics will enjoy an exciting tasting full of good gins with different tonics.
The tasting classes last about 1-1.5 hours. The number of participants per tasting is limited, so be fast as the booking is “first come, first serve”.
As the tastings are part of the BOTTLE MARKET the purchase of a day-ticket is mandatory. Entrance and participation at age 18 +.
15.30 h – 16.00 h: „Whisk(e)y journeys in Scotland and Ireland“ Reisekultouren
16.30 h – 18.15 h: Music from Dan Israel
19.15 h – 21.00 h: Music from Rosy Daze
11.30 h – 12.15 h: Music from Salty Shores
13.15 h – 13.45 h: „Whisk(e)y journeys in Scotland and Ireland“ Reisekultouren
14.45 h – 15.30 h: “I smell with my little nose something beginning with…” Malt Mariners
15.30 h – 16.15 h: Music from Salty Shores
16.45 h – 17.15 h: Music from Bilge on the Rock
18.00 h – 19.00 h: Music from Scapula
11.45 h – 12.15 h: „Whisk(e)y journeys in Scotland and Ireland“ Reisekultouren
12.45 h – 13.30 h: “New distilleries in Scotland” Malt Mariners
14.00 h – 15.00 h: Music from Kranich.Band
15.30 h – 16.00 h: „Whisk(e)y journeys in Scotland and Ireland“ Reisekultouren
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!
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.
Friday to Sunday
EUR 139 in a business double room
EUR 215 in a business single room
Good Wines and Delicacies
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!
Friday, 15th November 2019 14.00 – 21.00
Saturday, 16th November 2019 11.00 – 21.00
Sunday, 17th November 2019 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.
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.
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.
We appreciate your understanding and wish you a pleasant day with nice contacts, great spirits and a lot of joy.
Your BOTTLE MARKET team
The tasting glasses are available at our counter at the entrance.
Tasting glass € 2,50/pc
Glass holder € 2,50/pc