Whiskey Weekend

February 14 to 16 of 2020

Two of our most passionate Whisk(e)y DRAM members have put together an amazing weekend trip to Dortmund Germany! Lars Gregerson of Denmark and Tobias Schuhmacher of Germany have a weekend of great food, amazing whiskies, and sight-seeing!
WHEN: February 14 to 16 of 2020

Friday, February 14th

Meet on Friday, 4 p.m., in the lobby of the Hotel Esplanade www.esplanade-dortmund.de. There we have pre-booked rooms for us for the weekend (two nights from Friday to Sunday). You can choose between a classic or a first class single room. From the hotel, we start by bus to the Hillock – German whisky distillery (approx. 44km from the hotel, www.habbel.com, where we’ll have a guided tour including a tasting of four whiskies from the distillery. Afterwards, we’ll have a dinner there with a four course-meal. After the dinner, we’re heading back to Dortmund where you can enjoy nightlife on your own.

German Hall of Fame

Saturday, February, 15th

On Saturday morning, we’ll visit the German Football Museum in Dortmund where we will have a guided tour. www.fussballmuseum.de. The afternoon is free for expeditions in Dortmund on your own or a short nap before we start to the evening program. We start by taxi or public transport from the hotel to the Erlebbar (approx. 7km from the hotel, www.erlebbar-dortmund.de, where we will have a self-cooking event of four courses (including salmon and beef) and a tasting of eight whiskies.

Sunday, February 16th

On Sunday morning, we visit a German cultural property, a former coal mine where we will have a guided tour https://www.lwl.org/industriemuseum/standorte/zeche-zollern. Afterwards, we’ll have lunch in a “Horse Barn” (that’s the name of the restaurant!  http://www.restaurantpferdestall.de. The weekend will conclude at 2:00 p.m.

The Cost & registration

The costs for the weekend are 590,00 € in the classic and 630,00 € in the first class single room. If you want to join us as a couple and need a double room, the price may be different. Please ask for it if needed. The price includes the hotel room (with breakfast) in the booked category, the bus transfer on Friday, the visit of the distillery, the tasting and the dinner (including soft drinks and beer/wine), the visit of the Football Museum, the self-cooking event (including soft drinks and beer/wine) and the whisky tasting on Saturday, the visit of the Coal Mine and the lunch on Sunday. It’s not the cheapest weekend you can have but one of the worthiest, we think! If you want to be part of this very special weekend please send an email to ra@tschuhmacher.de by November 15, 2019. Afterwards, you’ll receive payment information: 50% of the balance must be payed by November 30th. because afterwards we can’t cancel the hotel reservations. The remaining balance is due January 31, 2020. PLEASE NOTE We need 20 participants in order to organize the weekend and can accommodate no more than 30. Kind regards, cheers and slainte mhath,
Lars and Tobias
Whisk(e)y DRAM Fellowship