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Which whisky brand to start with?

Which whisky brand to start with?

When I wanted to start drinking whisky I came across the question every whisky starter has: which brand do I have to pick? By then I only knew the name of the famous Johnnie Walker red label. When I start Googling for this brand I noticed something funny, on a lot of websites people wrote that they did not like the taste. A friend of mine told me Johnnie Walker themselves promotes their Red Label to use in mixes (see image below). I was quite surprised since I thought this was a very good whisky (do not take me wrong: if you like Red Label keep enjoying it!).

Proof: Red Label is for mixes
Proof: Red Label is for mixes

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Newly tasted Whiskies

Newly tasted Whiskies

A few weeks ago I went whisky tasting with a friend of mine. Our target was a small whisky cafe called L&B. This cafe is located in Amsterdam, roughly 20 minutes walking from the central station. Since we both are new into whisky, we decided to order a so called “menu”. This menu contains three glasses each approximately containing 2cl of whisky…

Our menus
Our ordered menus

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How to start drinking whisky?

How to start drinking whisky?

Since three weeks I started to drink whisky. A good friend of mine took me to the whisky cafe L&B in Amsterdam and told me a lot about it. The next day I started to Google around for more information  about the world of whisky. It turns out (as with most subjects) there is plenty of very well written information. Since everyone needs to start somewhere, I started at Wikipedia. For this blog I thought it would be fun to share my experienced and provide some information and links about this topic.

Glencairn
Glencairn whisky glass

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