Thursday, 6 May 2010

Wynand Fockink

Story goes... "In around 1679, Wynand Fockink opened his spirits and liqueur distillery on the Pijlsteeg in the bustling city centre of Amsterdam. In those days distilleries usually included a tasting house and a shop; Wynand Fockink's was no exception. Today, three centuries later, Wynand Fockink continues to specialise in liqueurs and jenevers which you can still see being made in the distillery." I know what you're thinking how the hell was someone ever names 'Wynand Fockink'?? But there was a guy, and he was, and he made some great booze. If you haven't been yet, check it out. Just off Dam Square, follow the little laneway down the right hand side of the Grand Krasnapolsky.
Wynard Fockink: Pijlsteeg 31 & 43, 1012 HH Amsterdam. The Tasting room is open daily from 3pm to 9pm.They also do guided tours, see their website.

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