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Bad ass whisky tasting at De Whiskykoning

Last Friday was the day I booked a tasting at my favorite whisky shop. We went to Den Bosch, to De Whiskykoning (who has a new web site, by the way) with some friends for the bad ass whisky tasting. … Continue reading

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The annual ‘Islay’ Tasting at De Whiskykoning – part 2

Yesterday I wrote about the first three drams we had at De Whiskykoning in November. Today I write about the rest of the evening. I might have to admit that were a tad rowdy during the tasting and Rob, the … Continue reading

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The annual ‘Islay’ tasting at De Whiskykoning

Every year for quite a while I’ve been going to De Whiskykoning‘s ‘winter tasting’, which consists of only peaty drams. Mostly, that boils down to six whiskies from Islay. Sometimes there’s another one in the tasting from Jura or another … Continue reading

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The season is upon us!

With the holiday season getting some traction, you can’t really avoid the new releases and special products anymore. While the rest of the planet is gearing up for Christmas, we (the Dutch and Flemish) still have Sinterklaas coming first. While … Continue reading

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The annual Islay tasting at De Whiskykoning

The Islay tasting is one of the four seasonal tastings at De Whiskykoning. Officially it’s called the Winter Tasting. The other three are obviously Spring, Summer and Autumn. In that order the themes are Lowlands, Speyside and finally Highlands (and … Continue reading

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4 Rosebanks in a row

I almost wrote Four Roses, but that would be rather misleading. Especially for a post like this. Probably the most Serge Valentin-esque post I’m ever going to do with four rather different whiskies from one distillery. I was not able … Continue reading

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Six Irish Whiskeys at De Whiskykoning (2/2)

The second three whiskies were number 3, 5 and 6 of the tasting. Rob decided that the first higher strength whisky was very good, but couldn’t stand up to Teeling’s flavour rampage. Anyway, it was a good call, but that … Continue reading

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A short impression of De Whiskykoning’s Bottoms-Up tasting

Yesterday was the annual Bottoms Up tasting. I was invited becaus I went to (or brought enough people to) tastings last year. I hope I make it again for next year. I didn’t take any in depth notes because I … Continue reading

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A Surprise tasting at De Whiskykoning (2/2)

The second half of the surprise tasting write-up at De Whiskykoning in Den Bosch. Tasting twelve whiskies in a row in just over two hours is taxing. The glasses were properly covered with glass lids so I started by nosing … Continue reading

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Ardbeg Ardbog, whatever. 52.1%

I’m not sure if this is supposed to be called The Ardbeg Ardbog, or just Ardbog. At least it’s this year’s Ardbeg Day bottling. They’ve picked up the Ardbeg Day idea a few years ago when they started to open … Continue reading

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