Pairing cigars and whisky seems to be a fixed combination for some people. But where to start ? Which cigar to pick ? How to cut and light your cigar ? And how to enjoy the combo of smoke and whisky aromas ? Find out for yourself how the different flavours are brought out by six fantastic whiskies of 2018 and five wonderful cigars. Lees verder Cigars and the whisky year 2018
Six bottles in a row is called a line-up. A visual ranking that deep down in me entices the inevitable urge to number whiskies from 1 up to 6. I want to rank them on smell, taste, appearance, exquisity, price, alcohol. A plethora of characteristics that obviously block my ability to come to full enjoyment. What an utter waste of time ! Lees verder Listing urge and tasting notes at WDK
Verschenen in De Kiln, winter 2018
Het was een interessante middag in de whiskykamer. De teller stond na 2,5 uur op 45.000 kilometer. Het startschot viel in Uttar Pradesh, Noord India in de Rampur Distillery. De finish van onze lange whiskyreis was in de Nantou Distillery in Taiwan. Lees verder Rond de wereld in 6 whisky’s
Afgelopen week is Master Distiller Dave Pickerell overleden in een hotelkamer in San Francisco; hij was 70 jaar.
Published at The Whiskey Wash, January 18, 2019
“A bon, les whisky des tranchées; ce sont la“. The local Carrefour Contact manager shows me his treasure trove with great pride. Finding the cheap imported blends stashed away on the top shelf did not surprise me at all, but the denomination ‘trench whisky’ was new to me. Not purposely disrespectful I guess but definitely awkward in these last months of the 2018 World War One commemorations that lead up to the centenary in November.