Jigger’s launches Belle Fleur Apple Eau De Vie!

And you know what they say, an apple a day… Olivier Jacobs from Jigger’s (Ghent) wanted to make a spirit that is honest and responsibly made. A product which he followed from apple to bottle. Distilled by Biercée this results in an eau de vie that is an absolute jewel and there’s only 2000 bottles……

Trends and tipular fixings for 2016

To augur the cocktail and spirit trends for 2016 is more like horoscopes, tarot and disembowelling lamb to check their livers for strange spots. It’s not hard science. So instead we take a look at what we saw in 2015 and what we would like to see in 2016, mixed together with what we could…

Jigger’s will be jamming with the best of the world!

Belgium’s best cocktailbar Jigger’s has invited 4 worldstar bartenders – each belonging to a bar from amongst the top 50 best bars in the world – for a two day guestbartending. This is your chance to meet the best of the best in the world and compare cocktail culture from Italy, Moscow, Chicago and Amsterdam…

Hannah Van Ongevalle wins Diageo World Class Belgium 2014

For the first time in years there was girlpower on the stage of the Diago World Class Belgian Finals, Hannah Van Ongevalle and Sofie Ketels have definitely proven that the Belgian bartenderscene is no longer a male monopoly. Well, I must say, this was a very exciting competition. Eleven contenders, lots of new faces. Amongst…

Belgian bar amongst the top 10 most influential bars of Europe

JIGGER’S, The Noble Drugstore, a cosy cocktailbar located in Ghent, was recently voted amongst the top ten most influential bars of Europe. It is not easy to spot the bar. When you ask local people in the streets, they tell you to watch for a stuffed fox with an eyeglass. Honestly, you wouldn’t believe anybody…

JIGGER’S – Best Belgian Cocktailbar – starts 2014 with a Bang!

Belgium’s best cocktailbar ‘Jigger’s The Noble Drugstore’ will be invaded by a horde of national and international premium bartenders this January! Be there and surrender to their wonderful libations! The ladies and gentlemen that will present you their latest creations are all from award winning bars, like for instance Sherry Butt (Paris) and DOOR 74…

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…

Stanislav Vadrna en de Nikka Perfect Serve Wedstrijd

Wel, mocht je het nog niet weten het is volop wedstrijd seizoen in cocktailland. Diageo World Class, Bols Around the World, Nikka Perfect Serve, Thomas Henry, Disaronno Mixing Star, … noem maar op. Bartenders worden volop getest op hun vaardigheden en winnen of niet; elke deelname verhoogt hun wedstrijdervaring en stressbestendigheid. De Belgische preselectie voor…

Olivier Jacobs bereidt zich voor op Diageo Finals in Rio

The Jiggers Gent, een review. Voor onze reservatie moest er al een klein beetje gepuzzeld worden, dus ik verwachte een drukke bedoening toen ik aanbelde aan de bescheiden voordeur van de Jiggers Speakeasy te Gent. We wachtten geduldig tot er iemand de trap op stormde, de deur zwaaide open en we werden onmiddellijk hartelijk ontvangen….

De 5 Beste Belgische Mixologen

Ik weet niet of er veel cocktail-meerwaardezoekers zijn in ons Belgenlandje? Wanneer ik mezelf soms als dusdanig waag te profileren, staren ze me meestal aan op een manier alsof ze zouden kijken naar een dobermann met 6 poten die in brand staat. Dat wil zeggen: een ongelijke mix van fascinatie, angst en een paar druppeltjes ‘je-ne-sais-quoi’….