Diageo World Class Cocktail Competition – Northern Europe Finals 2019

The Cocktail Nation was invited to attend the Northern Europe Finals of the famous Diageo World Class Coktail Competition at the Nolet distillery in Schiedam, the Netherlands. What follows is an account of the absolute blast we had that day! Article and Photos by Mickaël Editing by Rolf The competition took place at the Nolet…

Zacapa Rum launches ‘Reserva Limitada’ at The Jane.

This very exclusive limited edition for 2019 is a blend of rums aged 6 to 24 years old. The brilliant blend is then aged through a solera system of carefully selected barrels, mostly sherry and bourbon if I remember correctly. Master Blender Loreena Vasquez might have gone above and beyond the clouds with this one….

Pisco College Brussels 2019 Graduation Ceremony

Below a selection of photos showing the graduation ceremony of the Pisco College Brussels. Congrats to all students and especially to the two lucky bastards who won a trip to Peru to visit several of the most famous Pisco distilleries themselves. photography by geertruivangoethem.com Essentialy, the Pisco College Brussels is an iniative by the Embassy…

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…

Teerenpeli – Finnish Whisky

What do you do when you are in Helsinki for Christmas, and you have some time to spend roaming the icy streets? Well, visit the Teerenpeli pub in Kamppi, for example, as they offer an introduction to the thus-far unknown world of Finnish whiskies. Article by Mickaël Van Nieuwenhove There I was, standing in front…

The Game Of Thrones Single Malts Have Arrived!

Eight exclusive Scottish single malt whiskies were carefully selected to represent the seven Houses of Westeros and the infamous Night’s Watch. So, choose your own House and pledge your allegiance while you watch the final season of the glorious Game Of Thrones saga! featured image by petitecellars The GOT single malt collection was announced with…

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…