Highland Park – Valhalla or bust!

We were invited to taste the Highland Park collection during a private masterclass session a couple of weeks ago. We tasted dram after dram, and discovered Highland Park is not just ‘that brand with the nice bottles’. It is a brand that ranges from delicate, subtle tastes to full-bodied, brooding drams. written by: Mickaël Van…

Braeckman Distillery Revamps Old Genever

Old Flemish Genever has bought a new coat and dresses young again! Braeckman Distillery from Oudenaarde (Belgium) wants to rejuvenate genever’s old fashioned reputation by restyling their approach, their bottles and especially the labels. The result is magnificent and by that we mean the bottle as well as the liquid inside!! Braeckman Distillery is located…

The Glenrothes – Solar Veneration In A Dram

In this article, we are focusing on a whisky brand that takes the sun as its biggest inspiration for the various expressions it has on offer. With the “Soleo collection”, The Glenrothes offers us five unique solar venerations, all considered culminations of an intense care to distill the best possible product in the most natural…

World’s End Navy 57 Rum, Dunderstruck!

World’s End Rum released a Navy strength Jamaican Blend, we tasted it and we sank! That’s how good it is. It blew us away, not by a pistol shot, but by a full forty barrels broadside. We were pulverised, struck by dunder, hit by hogo, the obeah of funk! Navy 57 easily took a seat…

Vicaris Triple Gueuze an unusual blend of two unique Belgian beers

Today we don’t talk about cocktails, but we do talk about blends. Beer blends to be more specific. We were not familiar with beer blends at all, so we were quite excited to taste one and this one is very unusual because it mixes two very different styles of beers together, the Triple and the…

Filliers New Generation Genever

We do love genever at The Cocktail Nation and we wouldn’t be Belgian if we didn’t like Filliers. Now, the last couple of decades, genever suffered a bit from an image problem. That and 66 years of prohibition up and until 1985 didn’t do well for the juniper fuelled grain spirit in Belgium, but now…