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New taps, new beers & new whisky….

februar 15, 2018 at 11:00

Its been another very busy week at Highlanders, this week we installed a few new beer lines, a new cooler for our cask ale and we have some new whisky arriving…

On the whisky front, we have a couple of bottles from the “Lost Distillery” range arriving an Auchnagie & a Stratheden, and Longrow Red is finally back on the shelf.

On friday you can join us for FURaften until kl. 20 you can get a pint of FUR Volcano Pilsner, Renæssance Brown Ale or a bottle of FUR Barley wine for just 35kr.

Chimay finally got their suppliers in Denmark sorted out, and we now have White, Blue, Red & Gold Chimay in bottles back in stock.

Einstok will be back on tap later on Friday evening, and as soon as another tap is available, Harviesouns’ Old Engine Oil porter is going to be available on draught too…. so watch out for a last minute special offer on friday evening….

This weekend sees the appearance of a couple of new beers from #BrewDog – Global Hop Topic, a new england style IPA and Karma Cloud – following on from the grapefruit IPA of Elvis Juice & Off-Duty Alien, this unfiltered ipa has a lot of tropical fruit character -with mango, peach, papaya, pineapple and more …. 

 

#dogdealerdk #brewdog #furaften

Brewdog’s Elvis Juice is here to stay

februar 1, 2018 at 20:14

BrewDog announced this week that Elvis Juice is here to stay after they won an appeal over the name.

Emanating from the be-suited corridors of power that now control the Estate of Elvis Presley, Brewdog were slapped with an order to change the name of their beer.

They lost the initial battle – but held their ground and appealed. And won!!

BrewDog Elvis Juice rules the roost once more. So this weekend we are getting’ all shook up.

https://www.brewdog.com/lowdown/blog/elvis-juice-here-to-stay

Come and join the celebration at Highlanders this Saturday, 3. feb from kl. 21:00 when we are giving away FREE Elvis Juice to everyone who dresses as Elvis or brings something Elvis related to the bar !!

Check out our event on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/events/150043305699966/

Christmas Opening Times

december 23, 2017 at 23:24

We would like to wish all our customers, suppliers & friends a very merry christmas…

The bar will be open again on Wednesday, 27. dec kl. 16:00..

Dec. 24 – juledag, CLOSED
Dec. 25 – 1. juledag , CLOSED
Dec. 26 – 2. juledag, CLOSED
Dec. 27 – 29 – åbn som normalt / open as usual.

Dec 30. – kl. 14 – 00

We are closed new years eve and will be open again on 3. jan.

Vi holder lukket nytårs aften, og åbner igen d. 3. jan.

Fary Lochan “Rum Edition” – release Friday, 24. nov.

november 20, 2017 at 19:55

Fary Lochan “Rum Edition, batch 1.” release

Fary Lochan whisky "Rum Edition, batch 1"

 

This friday, november 24.,  Fary Lochan release their new “Rum Edition, batch 1” whisky. Just 600 bottles are being released and can be pre-ordered already through their website. Each bottle will retail for 1500kr and if you pre-order in enough time they will ship your bottle thursday evening.

This new Fary Lochan whisky is a 5 year old, having spend 4 years on ex-bourbon barrels it has spend a further year on 2 different rum casks to give it a little extra sweetness. This unsmoked whisky is bottled at cask strength, 64,7% and each bottle is numbered.

Just hours after the launch you will be able to try some at Highlanders Bar, we have secured a couple of bottles which we will open on friday for all those eager to try it. 

Keep an eye on our social media this week for further information about this release, as we are talking to Thomas Smidt-Kjærby from Fary Lochan about dropping by the bar to enjoy a whisky with us later this week.

Fary Lochan Rum Edition, batch 1

Alder: 5 år (frigivet 24. november 2017)
Fade: 2 bourbon barrels (4 år), derefter finish på 2 rom fade (1 år)
Alkohol: 64,7 % vol. (fadstyrke)
Kendetegn: olieret whisky med romnoter
Noter: lakrids, krydret, vanilje, græs og mineralsk salt
Røg: ingen
Liter i flasken: 50 cl.
Antal flasker i alt: 639 stk. (alle nummereret)

About Fary Lochan:

Fary Lochan have been around since 2009 and are a relatively small distillery based in Jylland, Denmark. Their whisky is hand made following traditional scottish methods, with quality over compromise at every step. Their stills are designed and build in Scotland. They generally release 4 variations of whisky to match the seasons . Spring and summer are unsmoked whisky’s whilst the autumn and winter are smoked at 1,5PPM and 15PPM respectively using malt smoked from the burning of fresh nettles.

SMWS Ambassadors Choice Tasting 2018

november 14, 2017 at 2:05

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 :)

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 !

Jopen tap take over – friday 1. december

november 14, 2017 at 1:53

Jopen, ‘Crafting Diving Beer’ since 1994

On friday, 1. december Jopen will be dropping by Highlanders Bar and taking over our taps – as well as the Mooie Nel IPA that we have on tap regularly Jopen will be featured on a number of taps.

You will have the opportunity to try 8 different beers, including a barley wine aged on Clynelish and Strathclyde casks and their christmas beer Hopps & Myrrh.

Jopen Tap List

Mooie Nel (Northsea) IPA
IPA containing lots of american hops, bitter & fruity.

Adriaan Witt
Wheat, oats & herbs are brought together for this fresh and fruity wheat beer.

Berliner Ryesse
A berlin style wheat beer with rye and raspberries.

Hot Summer Nights
A collaberation between Jopen and Austmann breweries, a saison style beer, slightly bitter with lots of peppery spiciness.

Life’s a Beach
Session IPA lighter in alcohol but lots of flavour

Gerstebier
A barley beer, top fermented based on a style very popular in the late 19th century.

Verloren Zoon #4
A barley wine aged on Clynelish and Strathclyde casks.

Hopps & Myrrh
Jopens seasonal ’spicy’ and hoppy christmas beer.

 

For latest updates on the event, check out our facebook event page.

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

juni 30, 2017 at 2:00

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 :) 

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/

A bottle of Ardbeg Kelpie washed up at Highlanders

juni 17, 2017 at 22:14

The new limited edition Ardbeg Kelpie has arrived in the bar – come and give it a try before it disappears in the mist !!

Ardbeg Kelpie is named for the legends of the sea around Ardbeg.

Its powerful aromas of oily peat, salty seaweed and tarry rope have been produced by virgin oak casks from the Black Sea, intermingled with the hallmark Ardbeg flavour profile. Waves of spicy black pepper give way to a delectable tide of bacon and dark chocolate. Incredibly deep.

Non chill-filtered at 46% ABV

The Kelpie was released on this years Ardbeg day and is available in limited numbers only, we have been lucky enough to get our hands on one – though its not going to be around for very long !

 

Bourbon Trail tasting this weekend….

maj 16, 2017 at 22:25

There are still a few tickets left for this weekends Bourbon Trail tasting with Peter Nielsen, you can find more details and purchase tickets online here : http://www.enkelbillet.dk/?pid=bevt&eventid=450702

Gin, Gin and more Gin at Highlanders Bar

maj 10, 2017 at 12:00

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 – you 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.