Category Archives: – News and Announcements

De Struise Brouwers, anno 2020

When I started drinking craft beers some years ago, De Struise Brouwers were right at the top of everyone’s list. They made innovative beers that broke the Belgian mould (The Belgian Mould being Blonde, Double, Tripel, sometimes a Quadrupel). They … Continue reading

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Talisker 15, 57.3% – Diageo Special Releases 2019

The Diageo Special Releases are always a thing to look forward to as summer approaches. As in, that’s generally when the announcement happens or there is some marketing leak in which they releases are listed. When it happened last year, … Continue reading

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Glen Moray 24, 1992-2017, 50.9% – Cadenhead

Glen Moray is one of those distilleries that make an amazing spirit, but in their own releases there’s often so much done to it, that it loses its greatness. A quick search on the internet reveals there’s a Cabernet, Sherry, … Continue reading

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Michter’s King Tutankhamun , 43%

My friend MvZ is quite a fan of old stuff. He wrote for the magazine of the Usquebaugh Society on the topic of old bourbon and old Irish whiskey. Luckily, he was also kind enough to trade some samples with … Continue reading

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Inchgower 1985-2005, 20yo, 60.8% – Usquebaugh Society

A few years ago when I was still a member of the Usquebaugh Society, a few of the older club bottlings popped up at some whisky shops in The Netherlands. There was a Clynelish, I believe a Caol Ila (which … Continue reading

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The state of the samples – 2020 edition

Last year I wrote a post about the rather insane amount of samples I had knocking about my whisky shelf, in my tiny home office. I found some gems pushed to the back by newer additions and finished these over … Continue reading

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A beer and cheese tasting with Fromagerie Abraham Kef and De Kromme Haring

Last Friday the missus and I went to a beer and cheese tasting in Amsterdam, hosted by Fromagerie Kef, with beers from De Kromme Haring. Now I know the cheese parlor for their epic cheeses which JK and I used … Continue reading

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Glentauchers 20, 50.9% – Chorlton Whisky

Chorlton, honestly, sounds like the polite English version of barfing, but apart from that, I had never heard of this whisky brand, and until I found these tasting notes and looked up more information on the bottling, I had once … Continue reading

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Hey there, 2020!

While technically the new decade only starts next year, we’ve still moved from the tens to the twenties last week and that is much more noticeable than 2020 to 2021 is going to be. So, to get things going: Happy … Continue reading

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Imperial 1995-2013, 17yo, 51.2% – Creative Whisky Co., Tony Koehl Series

The Tony Koehl Series is a short series (four bottlings, if I’m not mistaken) by David Stirk, when he still owned The Creative Whisky Company. He doesn’t anymore since last year. I don’t know what happened with it, but when … Continue reading

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