Category Archives: Whisky

” I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me”
Sir Winston Spencer Churchill (1874-1965)

The world of flavours according to dr. Peter Klosse

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Can one argue about flavour knowing that it is a subjective element ? If tasting is subjective, what do tasting notes add ? And how important is a common language in order to train our perception of taste ? In a quest for answers Fred Blans tastes some expert insights. Continue reading The world of flavours according to dr. Peter Klosse

De smaakwereld volgens dr. Peter Klosse

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Peter Klosse

Verschenen in Whisky Passion nummer 2, 2020

Valt er over smaak te twisten als we weten dat dit een objectief gegeven is? Wat voegen proefnotities nog toe als proeven subjectief is? Hoe belangrijk is een gemeenschappelijke taal bij het trainen van onze smaakperceptie? Bij het zoeken naar antwoorden proeft Fred Blans enkele inzichten. Continue reading De smaakwereld volgens dr. Peter Klosse

Sherry flavours as key components in Millstone whisky

Foto Nick Franken
Patrick van Zuidam. (Foto Nick Franken)

Published by The Whiskey Wash on April 10, 2020.

I talked to master distiller Patrick van Zuidam before about growing rye and the impact of small grain. Today we continue this conversation with the exploration of the new warehouse, whisky barrels and sherry flavors. Continue reading Sherry flavours as key components in Millstone whisky

WhistlePig Whiskey makes landfall in The Netherlands

Images: Roy Lankhorst (Bart’s Bottles) and Fred Blans

Published by The Whiskey Wash on April 2, 2020

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It’s 20 February 2020. A date I have saved preciously for some time. Tonight WhistlePig Whiskey from Shoreham Vermont USA will officially be launched at JD William’s Whiskey Bar in Amsterdam. Matt Rooney is hosting the Industry Launch as WhistlePig’s regional export manager and Bart van Veen – owner of independent importer and wholesaler Bart’s Bottles – is very pleased to be able to add an iconic whiskey to his portfolio.   Continue reading WhistlePig Whiskey makes landfall in The Netherlands