A few years ago I started a group on Facebook for people who like single malt whisky. The name Single Malt Whisky Group later changed into SMWG and I created a logo to go with it. The logo was printed on T-shirts and hoodies, glencairns and copitas were engraved with it but, until now, it didn’t turn up on the label af a bottle of single malt whisky.
It must be about a year ago that Johan van Boxmeer, owner of The Old Pipe in St. Oedenrode, told me about his plans to bring a “new” independent bottler to his shop. His plans became a reality and by now all of the Dutch whisky enthusiasts know the characteristic bottles. A stylish bottle is one thing, it’s about the contents in my opinion and that’s why I was very glad to taste a few of the recently bottled expressions.