Tag Archives: Drinks & Gifts

3x Hooghoudt Genevers

I think it was last year that Hooghoudt revamped their entire line of products. An entire series was made available with all kinds of cask maturations and a widely varying age range. Of this range, I got to try three … Continue reading

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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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Tamdhu 2007-2017, 10yo, 55.4% – Creative Whisky Company for Drinks & Gifts

This cask was bottled for my local bottle-shop last year. I had to check, but it was bottled for the 10th anniversary of the shop. Since their inception they’ve gone from a tiny cornershop to a much larger and more … Continue reading

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A whisky tasting with Jock Shaw – part 1

Almost two weeks ago I went to a whisky tasting. Apart from the one I organized in April at De Whiskykoning it had been ages since I went, especially one hosted by my local bottle shop, Drinks & Gifts. So, … Continue reading

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Zuidam Zeer Oude Genever, 10yo, Red Wine cask

This is a rather special one. A couple of years ago (almost five, by the looks of it) Drinks & Gifts organized a trip to Zuidam distillery together with DH17. A couple of drinks shops in The Netherlands thought it … Continue reading

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More Dutch Courage, by Zuidam

A little while I finished my bottle of Dutch Courage. Dutch Courage is the dry gin created by Zuidam Distillers, here in The Netherlands. They aptly named it that since genever (which is technically the same as gin) is the … Continue reading

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Port Ellen, Pe1, 58.7% – Elements of Islay

While there is no official statement saying which Elements of Islay bottlings is which, this line of bottles from The Whisky Exchange‘s Specialty Drinks Ltd. leaves little to the imagination. The toughest one to guess has been the Pc range … Continue reading

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Hielander Whisky Festival 2013

The whisky festival in Alkmaar, hosted by Wullie MacMorland of The Hielander Scottish Restaurant is usually the first official whisky event of the year. This year it is no different. Funnily enough I go there every year with different people. … Continue reading

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