Sunday, February 17, 2013

Dutch Cousins

As some may be aware, Makers Mark has contemplated watering down the bourbon, an action they have backed away from given the reception.  Well blogs will be blogs and this has produced competitive commenting on the best of everything.


Eli, being a bunny has a lot of cousins.  The Dutch side of the family, the Coneys, formerly of Coney Island before the English kicked them out, recommends pretty much anything at 't Spul, a small, friendly cafe in Schiedam, just outside of Rotterdam,  stocking 400 types of jenever, each better and more interesting than the last, and an owner who will tell you about each of them.

14 comments:

Russell Seitz said...

400 flavors of jenever?

The only brew served by Willards crew may be sampled here.

EliRabett said...

The Dutch also have something for Willard Tony

Rattus Norvegicus said...

Well, that would certainly plug any holes!

dhogaza said...

The good jenever place in Amsterdam is in the last remaining wood building in the central area.

Meanwhile, there's an excellent whiskey bar on Spuistraat.

klimaatverandering said...

I can see lots of bunnies running around in the sanddunes when I look outside the office window.

For jenever tasting, try Wynand Fockink (don't mind the name) http://www.wynand-fockink.nl/nl/menu1-nl/home-nl Perhaps the same one as Dhogaza meant?

Bart

Anonymous said...

Some Coneys' (pron. Conness or Cunness) fetched up in Ireland, having probably come with Dutch William's army. I had a schoolmate name Coneys, and the family still lives in the west of Ireland, in Connemara.

A local historian told me the Coneys saw the way the wind was blowing and exchanged their Protestantism for Catholicism somewhere along the way.

You might look them up sometime!

Toby

Antiquated Tory said...

dhogaza,
In t'apjen on Zeedijk! A very cool place.

Anonymous said...

When it comes to jenever, I prefer to stick to my Bols.

Russell Seitz said...

A great victory for water conservation.

If McKibben had any sense he'd be lobbying Tennessee to ban the export of jack Daiels to Alberta, forcing them to choose between the pipeline and having to drink frakking fluid or Canadian Club

dhogaza said...

AT, that's the place, thanks!

The bartender pegged me as a yank in a microsecond, picking me out of a group of people from australia, argentina, denmark, and the UK and immediately said ...

"you have to try my apple pie!"

Flavored gins mainly cinnamon-infused and apple-infused, and yes, it tasted quite a lot like apple pie.

Quite funny.

One of those touristy spots that is actually quite worth it. Or at least it seemed that way after plenty of jenever.

Harald Korneliussen said...

That a large and profitable energy industry systematically works to undermine environmental safeguards and environmental science, you have done a good job helping to expose, prof. Rabett.

That a large and profitable tobacco industry has done the same to public health is also something much talked about. For a large part it's the same people and organizations too, as we know.

But the large and profitable alcohol industry has gained very little attention. Don't they do these sort of things? Yes they do.

But unlike tobacco, they're welcomed with a seat at the table. They are invited as if they can be trusted to help reduce alcohol abuse, even though they make by far the most of their money on harmful use. Also unlike tobacco, they have broad popular support. Lots and lots of people (doctors and researchers too!) can be counted on to get defensive about their drinking habits.

Thus, they don't have to go to the risky extremes of lobbying that tobacco and carbon have.

Anonymous said...

Dho, probably because you were the loudest of them all. Lol.

--cynicus

Flakmeister said...

Russell,

there is a dandy rye called Alberta Springs so it'll be tough to starve em out that way....

J Bowers said...

Another one that makes me dance.