Label 5 Single Grain Whisky Bourbon Barrel

The chance that you’ve heard from Label 5 is quite big, it’s among the top 10 of best selling Scotch whisky in the world! The funny part is that it is Scottish made, but owned by the French (La Martiniquaise Company). So if you’d think that the French only drink Cognac and Calvados you’re only…

Flavours Of Fettercairn

Unicorn Purity! Fettercairn is a small, quiet town or village rather, as Queen Victoria used to describe it, in Eastern Schotland (Aberdeenshire). It roughly translates as “at the foot of the hill”. One day, things became exceptionally dreary and boring at Balmoral Castle and Queen V decided to go to a local pub, incognito, accompanied…

The Macallan Edition N°6

A River Runs Through It Last month Macallan revealed its latest and final number in their Edition series, N°6. The Edition series is a rather unique set of whiskies, because at the same time they showcase and celebrate everything that constitutes Macallan Whisky. The 6th Edition celebrates the fast flowing river that runs through the…

Fortunella, a Kumquat distillate

“Pugnatus sum avec kumquat” – Eddie Izzard If you don’t understand the subtitle or you don’t know who Mr. Izzard is, you’re missing out on a whole lot of fun! If you don’t know what Fortunella is, have no fear I will explain it to you. If you’re in a hurry, just remember these three…

Martini Non-Alcoholic Aperitivo

No Booze, All Bliss! Today in the arcane world of drinking there are two rising trends (until covid smashed everything): 1) aperitivo and 2) non-alcoholic spirits. Aperitivo Aperitif in Belgium until recently didn’t really exist as a thing on its own. Aperitif was just waiting until dinner was ready, it wasn’t really special, just drinking…

Bacardi Spiced or old Oakheart in a new jacket.

Spiced rum is on the rise, slowly but steadily over the last couple of years. And that’s wonderful, because it’s really a category in itself, a playground without rules. And there’s a new kid on the playground…or well, it looks a lot like that older kid we knew, but this time with a new jacket…

The Ravazjol Cocktail Bar

A unique, atypical and cosy 18th Century Speakeasy hidden in the centre of a small industrial city If there’s one thing that would summarize the Ravazjol, then it’s the fact that it doesn’t really fit into any category of cocktailbar you’ve seen before. “The Ravazjol is the Ravazjol,” is the answer you get from locals…

Winter is coming, have a dram!

On The Wall the Night’s Watch stays vigilant and today we discuss some of their daily rations: Oban Bay Special Reserve, the Night’s Watch Edition of the Game Of Thrones Single Malt Series. I don’t have to explain Game Of Thrones or even the Night’s Watch, by now that’s common knowledge. The Watch has always…

Teeling Single Pot Still Batch 2,3, … & 4

Yes, The Dublin Phoenix has a new batch of their Single Pot Still and yes, it’s different! Also this VIP Masterclass presented by none other than Alex Chasko the Master Distiller himself and hosted by the Nectar in the more than amazing spirits shop TasTToe, let us taste their Poteen, Teeling 24 “the famous 24”…

Five Expressions Of Port Askaig

Port Askaig is the name of a very small harbor on the isle of Islay, but it’s also the name of a single malt and quite a mysterious one so it seems. We were happy to receive five bottles of Port Askaig ranging from ‘smoke bombs’ to ‘so balanced it can do yoga on its…