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For the Whisky drinkers

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So, while we were at IBC, we were made aware of a really cool bar called the Whisky Cafe. They have over 1500 different bottles of Whisky on hand, plus lots of other stuff. If you are ever in Amsterdam, and you enjoy yourself a good whisky, check this place out. Here are two pictures.

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Where would you even start?

I'd need at least a couple of days to get thorough 1500 whiskies!!

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the staff there knows everything. We asked what we should start with, and they recommended good stuff.

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There's a similar place in Brussels, Belgium. It's called Delirium Cafe and has 2500 different beers each 3 months. 200 on tap every day.

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They have over 1500 different bottles of Whisky on hand

But do they have any whiskey?

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Yes...and I've seen it spelled both ways.

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My neighbour pulled out the most amazing scotch tonight. About 50 years old! Wow! What a surprise.

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FWIW, the Americans and Irish usually spell it Whiskey, the Scots, Canadians, Japanese etc. spell it Whisky.

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FWIW, the Americans and Irish usually spell it Whiskey, the Scots, Canadians, Japanese etc. spell it Whisky.

If you drink enough, youwon't be able to spell it at all

J.D.

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When referring to the alcoholic spirit from Scotland, use the spelling whisky (plural whiskies). Whiskey, with an e (plural whiskeys), is the spelling used in Ireland and America.

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However you spell it, this place was really cool, and I'm going back next year.

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Here's a pic I snapped long ago of a nice Scotch collection. Not as impressive as that bar but respectable for a personal collection.

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Here's a pic I snapped long ago of a nice Scotch collection. Not as impressive as that bar but respectable for a personal collection.

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Glad this has been resurrected!!

Found a great whisky when last in LA, called Mulholland. It's made in downtown LA and available directly from distillery or from K&L. It's 100 proof but drinks smoother than most standard 80 proof whisky. 

Also discovered Nikka Coffey Grain whisky from Japan. I have always liked Japanese whisky for its precision, but never its uniqueness. This is unique and lovely. 

My most dangerous discovery was the 12yr Red Breast Irish. It drinks like water. A lovely flavor (although a funny "nose") with the smoothest finish of any whisky I've ever had. 

You're welcome :-)

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