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…

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…

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…

Nomad Outland Whisky, a Blend of Scotland and Spain

We tested Nomad Outland Whisky, a blend of Scottish whiskies, which is matured in two locations: Scotland and Spain. Yes Spain! Focused on a more southern-European market, this ‘outlander’ is creating a bit of a name for itself, but what do us northerners think about it? Article by Mickaël Editing by Rolf A nomad is…

St. Paddy’s is coming! Choose your Teeling!!

Sunday is Saint Patrick’s Day and then we celebrate the patron saint of Ireland. Originally this happened only in Ireland, but since the Irish travelled a lot during the 19th century, now the entire planet turns green on the 17th of march! And as we know, every celebration comes with a good drink, but the…

Golden Gai, a tiny touch of Tokyo in Ghent

Ramen is the next big thing, so why not pair it with cocktails. That’s exactly what Jesse and Robin, both previously bartenders at Jigger’s, had in mind. So they created the Golden Gai ramenbar and the result is a tiny touch of Tokyo in Ghent. As a kid I grew up with Aiki Noodles. Not…

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…