Fjallagrasa Icelandic Schnapps Review (Iceland)

Fjallagrasa Icelandic Schnapps bottle

Have you ever tried Icelandic Schnapps before? How about Icelandic Schnapps flavoured with moss? No? Then let me introduce you to Fjallagrasa Icelandic Schnapps – the liqueur flavoured with Cetaria Islandica, a type of lichen that grows in Iceland. This was one of the most interesting bottles of liqueur my husband and I purchased in … Read more Fjallagrasa Icelandic Schnapps Review (Iceland)

An Exclusive, Behind-the-Scenes Tour of De Kuyper Royal Distillers – Part 2

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This is Part 2 of our Behind the Scenes tour of De Kuyper Royal Distillers. If you missed it, check out Part 1 here! After Mark and I finished our Peachtree and 7 Up drinks, we left the De Kuyper Works! workshop behind to see the rest of the facility. Marja, our guide, walked us … Read more An Exclusive, Behind-the-Scenes Tour of De Kuyper Royal Distillers – Part 2

A Tour and Tasting at Wynand Fockink Proeflokaal

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Our most recent visit to Amsterdam was a little different from all of our previous trips there. It was our first time travelling with friends. Oh, sure, we’ve made friends on group trips before. But this was the first time we were consciously travelling with people we already knew. Mark and I had a mental … Read more A Tour and Tasting at Wynand Fockink Proeflokaal

An Exclusive, Behind-the-Scenes Tour of De Kuyper Royal Distillers – Part 1

de kuyper royal distillers

Have you ever fallen in love with a liqueur or spirit and wished you could tour the distillery that made it? Well, in April 2017, my husband and I had this very opportunity! It all started while we were planning our most recent vacation to the Netherlands. Mark mentioned that we were low on Dropshot liqueur, and … Read more An Exclusive, Behind-the-Scenes Tour of De Kuyper Royal Distillers – Part 1

A Visit to the House of Bols – Now With More Flair!

house of bols cocktails

If you’re a fan of gin, a visit to the House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience in Amsterdam should be on your must-see list. And even if you’re one of those folks who thinks gin tastes like tree sap, the Bols company probably still makes a liqueur or two that you’ll find appealing. Gin … Read more A Visit to the House of Bols – Now With More Flair!

Kabanes Halbbitter Liqueur Review (Germany)

kabanes bottle

Here we are again, time for another liqueur review! This time I’m reviewing a liqueur from Germany called Kabanes. (As a side note, technically the second “A” in Kabanes should have an umlaut accent over it, as it does on the label.) We purchased this bottle in 2015 in Cologne, Germany. Coincidentally, that’s also where it’s … Read more Kabanes Halbbitter Liqueur Review (Germany)

Liqueur Tasting at Tamborine Mountain Distillery

Tamborine Mountain Distillery liqueur tasting

Australia is, of course world-famous for its amazing wines. But did you know they also have some wonderful distilleries? My husband and I got the opportunity to visit one of them in November – the Tamborine Mountain Distillery. Tamborine Mountain is located in South East Queensland in the Gold Coast Hinterland region. It’s about a … Read more Liqueur Tasting at Tamborine Mountain Distillery

Valhalla Liqueur Review (Finland)

valhalla liqueur bottle

Typically my liqueur reviews are based on local specialty drinks we’ve discovered during our travels. This review still fits that category, but with one small caveat: this liqueur wasn’t actually made in the country we purchased it in. I will explain. On our recent stop over in Iceland, we found a liquor store. As we … Read more Valhalla Liqueur Review (Finland)

Seeking out the True Genever Experience: Wynand Fockink

Wynand Fockink exterior

If you haven’t caught on already, I love Amsterdam. The museums, the shopping, the food, the architecture, the weather, the tulips….it’s all amazing. But the one thing that had been missing from all of our adventures in this great European city, was to drink genever in a proper genever bar. For the uninitiated, genever/jenever is … Read more Seeking out the True Genever Experience: Wynand Fockink