All posts by Fred Blans

About Fred Blans

I write about all sorts of beverages of which whisk(e)y is my favorite. Traveling, interviewing and writing are combined in most of the stories on my blog www.legbeforewicket.nl I have to admit that the occasional cigar is a companion that I love to pair with food, (port)wine, cognac and again whisk(e)y. My journeys through Europe have taken me to the most amazing distilling venues from Islay to Poland and Italy to France. Traveling parts of the USA gave me the chance to experience the world of bourbons and ryes first hand.

NC500 dispatches # 2022 Part 1

This first part of the NC500 is filled with travel impressions and whisky news from Kennecraig (Kintyre) up to the high north coast of Scotland (Thurso)

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Islay dispatches # 2022

A mixed bag of touristy info on walks and whisky distilleries on Islay.

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FEW whiskey, a story in a glass. Deel 2

FEW oprichter Paul Hletko vertelt in Deel 2 verder over o.a. muziek, zijn familiegeschiedenis en de lange strijd van de Northwestern University en Frances Elizabeth Willard tegen het alcoholgebruik in Evanston.

In de taproom
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FEW whiskey, a story in a glass. Deel 1

Een uitnodiging om een masterclass bij te wonen van FEW Spirits oprichter Paul Hletko in Bar Brasserie OCCO (The Dylan Amsterdam) onder regie van importeur Bart’s Bottles sla ik niet af.

Paul Hletko (Image courtesy of FEW Spirits LLC)
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