Benelux Region

Cley 4 Years Old “Secret Islay Batch No.1” (Review)

Header image of Cley Dutch Single Malt Whisky 4yo "Secret Islay Batch No.1"

Over the last couple of years, the mastermind behind the minute Cley Distillery in Rotterdam, Paul den Dulk, has amassed a nice selection of casks several of which were previously used by highly renowned production sites across the world. (more…)

2x Whisky New Make (Unpeated & Peated) from Klein Amerika Distillery in NL (Review Flight)

Last summer, I went on a field trip together with my wife Dini and my brothers Flo and Martin. Our destination: Klein Amerika Distillery in the Netherlands (located just a few kilometres behind the Dutch-German border). There, we had a super-nice meeting with the founders (more…)

Klein Amerika Distillery in the Netherlands (Visit)

Visiting the Klein Amerika Distillery in the Netherlands (Zevendal single Malt Whisky Micro Brennerei BarleyMania)

When they reach their 40s or 50s, people often look for new things to spice up their lives. Some buy a sportscar or a motorcyle. Others do a round-the-world trip. And yet again others like Robert and Benny from the Netherlands build their own micro distillery. Yeah, that’s right. (more…)

The Barrel Baron: “In regard to our whisky, the highest priority is quality” (Interview)

The Barrel Baron from the Netherlands (Dutch Independent Single Cask Whisky Bottler Interview BarleyMania)

Though I only discovered Dutch whisky company The Barrel Baron recently, I am already a fan. After all, co-founder Marcel Kip and his partners are total malt maniacs offering both top-quality indie bottlings and exclusive cask shares. (more…)

2x Dutch Single Malt Whisky by Cley Distillery (Review Flight)

I first learned about Cley Distillery in March of this year during a business trip to Rotterdam. Usually, when I visit a place I have not been to before, I ask Google for whisky offerings nearby. And one of the all-knowing search engine’s suggestions was Cley Distillery. (more…)