Masterclass

2022 Masterclasses

  • Teeling: New and Rare releases with the Teeling Duvel Cask
  • Kilkerran, the hidden beauty of Campbeltown
  • Waterford - Interesting, Radical, Unique
  • Elixir Distillers : The Past, Present and Future
  • GlenDronach : Character this rich takes dedication this rare
  • Lagg Distillery: the new adventure
  • Dada Chapel: The challenge of starting up a new distillery in Belgium
  • Cadenhead's Ware House Tasting
  • La Maison & Velier - 1 Distillery, 8 Marks and a gas chromatograph!
  • Masterclasses – 2022 – Saturday

    Teeling: New and Rare releases with the Teeling Duvel Cask

    Alex Chasko
    Saturday - 14:00-15:00

    Alex is the master distiller and blender behind Dublin?s Teeling Whiskey Company. As the first employee at Teeling, Alex has played a crucial role in developing the whiskey as well as the build of the new distillery. Alex is a real wizard when it comes to cask maturation. His knowledge is legendary.
    Alex will present the following lineup
    - Duvel Belgian Ale cask collaboration 46%
    - Sommelier Selection - Douro Old Vines Ex Red Wine casks 46%
    - Wonders of Wood 2 - Portuguese Virgin Oak cask 50%
    - Rising Reserve vol 1 ? 21 YO Carcavelos cask 46%
    - 32 YO Rum & PX Sherry cask 46%
    - Blackpitts Cask Strength 56.5%

    Number of tickets available (indication): 0

    Cost per person: €25,00

    Kilkerran, the hidden beauty of Campbeltown

    Fiona McFadyen
    Saturday - 15:15-16:15

    Fiona will present Glengyle Distillery, the lesser known Springbank sister.
    A great line up definitively and your chance to learn more about the Distillery behind the Kilkerran brand.
    The line-up will be :
    - Kilkerran Cask Sample tripple Distilled
    - Kilkerran 16 years
    - Kilkerran Heavily Peated
    - Kilkerran 8yo Sherry
    - Kilkerran 8yo Port
    - Kilkerran 16yo Rum

    Number of tickets available (indication): 0

    Cost per person: €20,00

    Elixir Distillers : The Past, Present and Future

    Oliver Chilton
    Saturday - 17:00-18:00

    We are incredible honored to welcome Oliver for the first time at Spirits in the Sky. He is full of knowledge and has one of the best palettes in the industry. Oliver is Head Blender for Elixir Distillers (encompassing brands like Single Malts of Scotland, Port Askaig, Elements of Islay and Whisky Trail, as well as Black Tot Rum). Today he manages a team of marketing, sales and production professionals ? but he still takes responsibility for tasting every single cask that is bottled by Elixir Distillers.
    He will also present the plans for Tormore and Portintruan.
    The lineup:
    The past:
    - Single Malts of Scotland Bowmore 1995 bottled 2006 (Black Label)
    - Rosebank Roses
    The present:
    - Single Malts of Scotland Marriage
    - Elements of Islay Sherry Cask
    The future:
    - Tormore cask sample
    - Port Askaig 100 Proof New Recipe

    Number of tickets available (indication): 0

    Cost per person: €25,00

    Waterford - Interesting, Radical, Unique

    Angelita Hynes
    Saturday - 15:00-16:00

    Everything they do at Waterford is interesting, radical and unique. Angelita will talk you through the frontiers of terroir discovery, heritage projects, genetic research or biodynamics.

    You are about to discover 6 cask samples to showcase the great variety of Waterford.

  • Heritage: Hunter
  • Peated: Ballybannon
  • Biodynamic: Luna
  • SFO: Cooladine (only available in South Africa)
  • SFO: Knockroe (only available in South Africa)
  • Micro Cuvée: Feuille Morte (NEW AND EXCLUSIVE to the distillery)

    Number of tickets available (indication): 11

    Cost per person: €20,00

  • GlenDronach : Character this rich takes dedication this rare

    Stewart Buchanan
    Saturday - 16:45-17:45

    Stewart will guide you to some very rare and limited releases and highlight the beauty of Sherry Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez, the heart and the soul of GlenDronach.

    The Line-up :
    - The GlenDronach 10YO 43% -Travel Retail exclusive
    - The GlenDronach 16YO Boynsmill 46% - Travel Retail exclusive
    - The GlenDronach Cask Strength Batch 11 59.8%
    - The GlenDronach 1992 # 8315 26YO Pedro Ximenez Puncheon 51.8%
    - The GlenDronach 1993 Distillery Exclusive Handfill - Oloroso Cask %
    - The GlenDronach Grandeur Batch 11 48.9%

    Number of tickets available (indication): 0

    Cost per person: €30,00

    Masterclasses – 2022 – Sunday

    Dada Chapel: The challenge of starting up a new distillery in Belgium

    Timon Salomez
    Sunday - 14:00-14:45

    Dada Chapel, the new heaven-like distillery in Ghent is an ambitious project. It all started a few years ago at the Zandberg in the city center of Gent, Belgium. The distillery building has a rich history and had many different functions. Inspired by Dadaism, the revolutionary art movement that thrived in the early 20th century, we want change spirit drinks. What is dada? Everything is dada. Nothing is dada. No rules, no boundaries.
    Thinking differently is a way of life. Critical experimentation is necessary. And the holy credo? In Odd We Trust.
    That is the nice theory? but what challenges can you encounter on your way?
    Line-up :
    - Esprit d'Achouffe C.S. Cognac Barrel Distilled at Dada Chapel
    - Liefmans Kriek C.S. Bourbon Barrel Distilled at Dada Chapel
    - Dada Chapel Brhum C.S. American Virgin Oak
    - Dada Chapel Unaged Malt Wine 44%
    - Dada Chapel Malt Wine C.S. Belgian Oak
    - Dada Chapel Malt Wine C.S. Oloroso Sherry

    Number of tickets available (indication): 17

    Cost per person: €10,00

    La Maison & Velier - 1 Distillery, 8 Marks and a gas chromatograph!

    Daniele Biondi
    Sunday - 15:00-16:00

    DOK, H/LCF, , OWH LFCH ? What is this ? And why?
    Let us go as geeky as humanly possible and explore the 8 Marks of Hampden distillery, how they are produced and analyse them in a gas chromatograph! Funky juice guys, and definitively not to miss.

  • OWH – Outram Wormald Hussey
  • LROK – Light Rum Owen Kelly
  • HLCF – Hampden Light Continental Flavoured
  • HGML – Hampden George MacFarquar Lawson
  • DOK – Dermot Owen Kelly

    Number of tickets available (indication): 0

    Cost per person: €20,00

  • Lagg Distillery: the new adventure

    Lucy Coomber
    Sunday - 14:45-15:45

    In 2017, we began building our distillery and its magnificent visitor centre. The stills were installed in August 2018, the first middle cut of spirit was recorded at 2.35 pm on Tuesday the 19th of March 2019. Today, Lucy will proudly present you the following Line Up:
    - Lagg New Make Spirit
    - Inaugural Release 1
    - Inaugural Release 2
    - Inaugural Release 3
    - A warehouse sample from Lagg

    Number of tickets available (indication): 0

    Cost per person: €20,00

    Cadenhead's Ware House Tasting

    Cameron McGeachy
    Sunday - 16:00-17:00

    We are very happy to present one of Spirits in the Sky's real classic master classes! No more words needed, Mister Cameron and 6 samples from the Cadenhead's warehouse.

  • Glentauchers-Glenlivet 11 years
  • Union Distillery 4 years
  • Jura 1992 30 years
  • Ben Nevis 9 years, in Manzanilla sherry since 2020 56.7%
  • Caol Ila 16 years, in Oloroso sherry hogshead since 2021 51.1%
  • Cadenhead’s 1842 Sherry, Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 53.6%

    Number of tickets available (indication): 0

    Cost per person: €25,00