Wynand Fockink

Tasting tavern

We want to send everyone who enjoys alcohol to this little place tucked away in the armpit of a posh hotel. Once one has found it, off an alley parallel to the Damstraat, it’s like arriving through a portal to the 17th century ( low lighting, rough wooden beams and wizened characters leaning on bar to boot ). A new glass & concrete building has been built up around this distillery & tasting tavern. The liqueurs, genevers & bitters ( there are approximately 70 flavors to choose from ! ) are served in dinky traditional glasses one has to slurp while they’re still on the bar since they’re filled to the brim. Bottles of their wares can be purchased at their shop next door to take back as really good presents.