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Whiskymag 137 July _Aug 2016

Fleischmann German Whisky

"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% 

Colour: mahogany

 

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

Robert Fleischmann

 

Tobacco wholesalers and retailers

Food, wine distillery Brant,

Whiskey distillery "Blue Mouse"

 

Owner: Thomas and Petra Fleischmann

 

Bamberger Straße 2

91330 Eggolsheim

 

Tel: +049 (09545) 74 61..

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