Observations from Diageo World Class 2018 Benelux Finals

Well, the first one is easy of course, David Lebeer won for Belgium! He’ll be representing Belgium on the Global Finals hosted this year in Berlin and we wanted to create a little buzz (pun intended) here. Didn’t get the pun? Well he has a thing going on with bees and with a surname which…

The Cocktail Nation goes Amster-damn! And “Hides in Plain Sight”

HPS a secret circle of tastebud enchanters   The second cocktailbar we wanted to visit was the HPS – Hiding in Plain Sight. An award winning bar in the Dutch cocktail scene and a bar much recommended by Belgian bartenders.Curiousity was triggered, I had to pay a visit. Ben Belmans, internationally acknowledged genever specialist and godfather…

The Cocktail Nation goes Amster-damn! Part one

Door 74 a review of pink partying people and jungle fever   It was hot in the city. You know, the kind of hot that makes desert scorpions say “f**k it”, kick back and relax in mini hammocks, while sipping rum cocktails from tiny Tiki mugs in their pincers. The kind of hot that makes…