Website The Old Pipe is part of a Liquor store / liquor store of Boxmeer.
My parents started the liquor store in 1978. Initially, only my mother, then my father who actually comes from the construction industry. The building continued to itch and business was going well so soon decided to expand. In 15 years, there are 3 cellars and a new liquor store were built. All this was done by my father himself. My mother could then finally one of these cellars give her passion shape. Because she had built up a huge collection of vintage port over the years and had a beautiful place in one of the cellars.
Late 90s had finished my studies at the Economic Lyceum in Eindhoven and I rolled the beverage world, effective immediately. This was no surprise that I have for several years worked at home in our liquor and had done the necessary experience in several places in the area. These people I'm absolutely grateful and would they like to mention: Caliper Eindhoven, Liquor Git Eindhoven, Eindhoven Drankurgel, Winehouse Uden and Spirits Verhoeven Beek en Donk. Almost immediately I had a mission and that was pulling the liquor at a higher level. Here I got from my parents the space and the means and mounted on Scotch Single Malt Whisky. A good move proved afterwards. Together with Eric the husband of my sister we have a room in our house transformed into a true whiskey paradise. This space is also known as 'The Old Pipe'. Now known throughout the Netherlands and Flanders. Also Ilse, my girlfriend had already strengthened our team and specialized in wine and spirits.
Since the internet is now vital to The Old Pipe also linked a shop and there is also a beer shop has been added called debierkelder.nl which focuses on special beer in 75cl bottles.
The end of 2013 we were surprised by the SSMWS having us for our commitment to Scottish Single Malt Whisky rewarded with the title "Best Whisky Slijter of the year"
Also sisters Marjan and Jolanda found their place within our liquor and are responsible for the administration and sales. All in all we are therefore a real family business. This did not go unnoticed by local TV and Omroep Brabant here start this year a report made which can be found on our websites.
The whiskey award and now also nominated for Best Slijter 2013 we see as a big crown on our work and an absolute incentive to continue our work in this line, and hopefully the next generation feels attracted to the beverage world so that life's work of our parents and in the meantime can be put forth as well from the rest of the family.
The other nominees are piece by piece quality shops that stand out from the rest of the liquor stores in the Netherlands and we wish them every success for now and for the future.