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"Blue Mouse" Whiskey Distillery
In 1923 Gehgründet brother to Kunigunde & Josef Neuses established a business in House No. 52 to supply the food and tobacco trade. Brother George Neuses worked at the "Vogelsang tobacco factories" as district director.
From 1934 Kunigunda Neuses was the sole proprietor delivering her goods to restaurants and other stores using a “butchers“ bike for delivery. Her brother helped with his motorcycle (Jodef) until the outbreak of the war, Trade prospered .
The present site located at the home of the parents, Josef and Kunigunda Fleischmann a residential and commercial building erected in 1949
During 1960 a new company building was constructed.
Due to the requirements of the cigarette industry in 1967 the business premises were altered.
On 15 February 1969 Robert Fleischmann married Anita Förth , they had two children Thomas and Angelika.
In December 1973 control of the business passed to Robert Fleischmann. Two years later a tobacconist shop was purchased in Baiersdorf and the storage and garage spaces were rebuilt
The distillery was established 1980 and 0n 19 February 1983 the first attempt to produce Pure Malt Whiskey was made. There were further attempts to partially terrible results. Under the motto: Practice - Practice - Practice
In 1984 saw the business expand w ith the change of the Maritimes as a cellar bar "to the Blue Mouse. It remains faithful to its Navy and lake theme.
Sale of the whiskey's started in 1996
By 2000 Thomas Fleischmann with his wife Petra take an active role in the company.
Single Cask Malt Whisky:
Blaue Maus: Vintage 1999 40%
"The nose is malted, with a noble note of oak.
The taste has cereal and a dry sweetness, together with a Nice tannic undertone.
Slightly spicy finish with a certain extra something."
Blaue Maus, 2. Barrel Filling: Vintage 1992 40%
"Colour: golden yellow
olive oil - Aroma: intensive at first, tannin, fresh flowery meadow -
Taste: marzipan, Fresh wood, some bitter undertones, green apples -
Finish: long on the palate, short in the throat.
Blaue Maus, Cask Strength: Vintage 1992 58,6%
Aroma: fruit, berries, hints of almond and wood, slightly stingy
Taste: fruity and tart, dark chocolate
Finish: malted and smooth
Comment: add a little water and the finish will be longer and mellower, the taste of malt will be stronger, more harmony, all in all
Krottentaler: Vintage 1996 40%
Cereal and the sweetness of malt in the nose. A very unobtrusive note of oak.
The taste is smooth, slightly sweet and also with a hint of oak.
The finish is not too long and not too short, with a beautiful aroma of almonds at the end.
Schwarzer Pirat: Vintage 1997 40%
Colour: light amber
Aroma: fruit (pear, apple, plum) with a most agreeable touch of wood
Taste: malty, sweet, strong note of bitter almond, smooth and mild
Finish: nice length, when warm slightly bitter, highly enjoyable
Spinnaker: Vintage 1998 40%
Colour: fine colour of straw
Aroma: tannic acid, much later some citrus fruits
Taste: malty sweetness, citrus fruits, slightly tannic, a hint of bitterness
Finish: dry and relatively short
Spinnaker, 2. Barrel Filling: Vintage 1997 40%
Colour: fine yellow
Aroma: enjoyable, some pear
Taste: bitter almond, fruit
Finish: short and dry
Comment: the tannic acid is close to imperceptible
Spinnaker, Cask Strength: Vintage 1999 48,2%
Colour: dark mahogany
Aroma: fruity, fruit in rum, wood, a slightly stingy nose
Taste: dark chocolate with tart herbs
Finish: only stays fairly shortly on the tongue and the palate
Comment: with a little water more delicate and longer-lasting;
Water will reduce the bitterness and set free some malty sweetness
Grüner Hund: Vintage 1996 40%
Colour: dark amber
Aroma: freshly hewn wood, some tannic acid
Taste: powerful and massive, peppery, dark chocolate, malt
Finish: the pepper subsides, the malt stays
Comment: some extra water highly recommendable, needs some time in the glass, should be warmed in your hands
The most popular of the currently available Fleischmann whiskeys.
Grüner Hund, Cask Strength: Vintage 1996 51%
Colour: dark Amber
Aroma: roasted almonds, cocoa
Taste: dark chilli chocolate, tart, German lebkuchen (gingerbread), cocoa, some fruit
Finish: dark chocolate, middle length, dry
Comment: without water quite a savage dog, with water more on the tame side – delicious in any case
Old Farh Cask Single Malt Whiskey 40% vol.
Introduction year: January 2009
Color: dark amber
Aroma: alcohol drenched in dark chocolate
Taste: soft, nutty, zartbitter
Finish: pleasant, as if you have a whiskey praline behind
Comment: nice soft whiskey after dinner
Single Cask Grain Whisky:
Austrasier: Vintage 1994 40%
Colour: dark amber
Aroma: damp wood, some cereal
Taste: marzipan, some tannic acid, a hint of acridity
Finish: warm and enjoyable
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Whiskey distillery "Blue Mouse"
Owner: Thomas and Petra Fleischmann
Bamberger Straße 2
Tel: +049 (09545) 74 61..