Category Archives: – Bar

A couple of days in the promised land

I just returned from a couple of days in Scotland with some of my best friends. And by ‘just’ I mean that our plane landed not three hours ago. The misses and the kids are still on their way home … Continue reading

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J.D. William’s Whisky Bar

Somehow, Amsterdam is pretty dry when whisky is regarded. Admitted, there are two festivals and a bar with more than 1800 whiskies open, according to their website. There also is a whisky shop quite a ways out of the city … Continue reading

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Delirium Café Amsterdam

Right. Yesterday a couple of colleagues and I went on the piss. On a school night. That was not such a good idea, since I was already massively sleep deprived, and last night my body was mostly processing alcohol instead … Continue reading

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Interactive Studios whisky event #5

Interactive Studios is a company run by some of my closest friends. I used to work for them until my move to a more northerly homestead caused a too large commute. This was in 2009. I kept working for them … Continue reading

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A night on the town

Last Friday my wife and I went into Amsterdam for a couple of drinks and something to eat to celebrate my 32nd birthday. The plan was to go for a cocktail first, then food, then beers. That last bit got … Continue reading

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Port Ellen, 1978-1998, Rare Malts, 60.9%

As a bonus and since you have to go out on a bang Jon also poured me a dram of one of the many Port Ellens that he has in his collection. For some reason he decided to start collecting … Continue reading

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Brora 25, 1978 – 2004, 57% – SMWS

It’s been ages since I reviewed an SMWS bottling, but to be honest, it’s also been ages since I tried a really interesting one. This has nothing to do with a lack of interesting booze, but more an availability problem. … Continue reading

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Clynelish 17 Year Old, Manager’s Dram, 61.8%

This dram is legendary before I even tasted it. I don’t think anyone has tasted this without being blown away, and I am not necessarily talking about its intensity. Anyway, the fourth dram in my Fiddler’s adventure. It’s turning out … Continue reading

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Lagavulin 1995, Feis Ile 2013, 51%

As Jon told us in his post last Monday, he went to Feis Ile again this year for Port Ellen shenanigans. Thanks to that, and Diageo releasing a lot of bottles this year, he was able to procure a Lagavulin … Continue reading

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Highland Park, Batch 1, 44.7% – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

While everyone who was at the tasting at Maltstock was promised to be in on the selection process I never got these samples (damn you, mail man!). Which meant, I never tasted this dram even though a cartoony version of … Continue reading

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