Masterclass

2021 Masterclasses

  • Fettercairn
  • 15 Years The Nectar
  • Calvados Drouin
  • Highland Park
  • Michter's
  • Kyrö x Scapegrace
  • LM&V
  • Teeling
  • Plantation
  • Highland Park
  • Benriach
  • Masterclasses – 2021 – Saturday

    15 Years The Nectar

    Mario Groteklaes
    Saturday - 14:00-15:00

    The Nectar 15th anniversary
    Mario will take you through some special bottlings we did over the past years. The line-up speaks for itself….

  • SPRINGBANK 1997 -2017 54,6° Signatory Vintage Cask Collection For Tasttoe
  • JURA 1995 – 2016 for the 10th Anniversary 56,1° Single Cask
  • LONGROW 2002-2019 17Y 49,7° Single Cask
  • BOWMORE 1995 26Y 50,4° Daily Dram
  • ARDMORE 1988 32Y 47,2° Daily Dram
  • TEELING 1991 28Y RUM Matured 44,7° Single cask for the Nectar

    Number of tickets available (indication): 1

    Cost per person: €65,00

  • Highland Park

    Martin Markvardsen
    Saturday - 15:15-16:15

    The legendary viking story
    Join Martin Markvardsen, Global Brand Ambassador Highland Park, on a magical tour of some of the finest whiskies from this legendary distillery that’s standing strong in Orkney since 1798. Age, experience and tradition define their whisky but it’s Orkney that sets it apart.

    Line-up

  • Highland Park 15 years 40°
  • Highland Park 18 years 43°
  • Highland Park 21 years 46°
  • Highland Park 25 years 45.7°
  • Highland Park Cask Strength 63.3°
  • Highland Park Single Cask for SITS 12 years 66.2°

    Number of tickets available (indication): 0

    Cost per person: €20,00

  • Kyrö x Scapegrace

    Miko Heinilä & James Cowan
    Saturday - 16:45-17:45

    A spectacular Whisky journey around the world!
    Let us take you on a spectacular whisky journey around the world! We’ll go from the most northern distillery in the world right to the most southern one. From Kyrö in Finland all the way to Scapegrace in New-Zealand.
    The two gentlemen entertaining you during this Master Class will be Miko Heinilä, one of the founders of Kyrö, and James Cowan, the Global Sales Director of Scapegrace. At the end of this Master Class you’ll know everything there is to know about both Kyrö and Scapegrace, their history and their unique way of working.
    We’ll kick of the Master Class by drinking both of their famous gins to then move on to the real deal: 4 mystery whisky samples coming straight from their ageing warehouses. Both Kyrö and Scapegrace are on the verge of taking over the whisky world by storm and you’ll be one of the first people to try these special Whisky samples.
    Join us on this journey around the world and discover some new and exciting whiskies!
    Line-up

  • Scapegrace Black Gin
  • Kyrö Pink Gin
  • Talent for smokiness: 2 whisky’s to compare their traditions for a smokey whisky
  • Preview into the future: 2 whisky’s to compare what the 2 brands have in store for you in the future

    Number of tickets available (indication): 21

    Cost per person: €15,00

  • Fettercairn

    Andrew Lennie
    Saturday - 13:30-14:30

    A 200 years vision for Scotch whisky delivered through Scottish Oak
    Pioneering distiller Fettercairn has a vision for a future of whisky, harnessing the potential for Scottish Oak in the development of Scotch Whisky. Looking to produce a truly special whisky with a truly special distinctive flavour.
    Join Andrew Lennie (Global Malt Specialist) as he shares a '200 years vision' for the industry and the exciting role he sees for Scottish Oak in the future.

  • King Of Trees by Whisky Works – 10 year old blended Highland Malt finished in Scottish Oak. 46.5%
  • Fettercairn bespoke Scottish oak blend 53,3% cask sample
  • Fettercairn secret Scottish oak experiment 62% cask sample
  • Fettercairn young age Scottish oak 61,6% cask sample
  • Fettercairn old age Scottish oak 47,1% cask sample

    Number of tickets available (indication): 12

    Cost per person: €20,00

  • Calvados Drouin

    Alex Mermillod
    Saturday - 15:00-16:00

    Drouin Angels
    The “Expérimental de Christian Drouin” series aims to demonstrate the Calvados Christian Drouin house's craftsmanship skills and drive for innovation, with limited editions set to be released each year making tributes to distilleries highly appreciated by the Drouin family. This range offers an uncommon journey of senses from its Norman roots to the four corners of the world. Three releases have already been done but this year for SITS they will reveal in exclusivity for the Belgian market what they are preparing in their warehouse for the greatest delight of spirits lovers.

    Line-up

  • Expérimental de Christian Drouin Mars Angels 43%
  • Expérimental de Christian Drouin Hine Angels 43%
  • Expérimental de Christian Drouin Calle 23 Angels (Exclusivity, launch spring 2022)
  • Expérimental de Christian Drouin Long Pond Angels 45% (launch October 2021)
  • Expérimental de Christian Drouin Hampden Angels 44%
  • Expérimental de Christian Drouin Caroni 1996 Angels (Exclusivity, no official date of launch)

    Number of tickets available (indication): 2

    Cost per person: €15,00

  • Michter's

    Stephen Copperthwaite
    Saturday - 17:00-18:00

    Bourbon versus Rye
    Michter’s can trace its heritage back to 1753 to America’s first licensed whiskey distillery. Michter’s has come a long way since then and now produces some of the finest American whiskies in the world. We work with a guiding ethos in mind – cost be damned. Each and every part of the production process at Michter’s is meticulously researched and precisely controlled - the only goal is to produce the finest American Whiskey possible, no matter the cost.
    Join us as we walk through the Michter’s story so far and explore some of the different styles of American Whiskey that Michter’s produces as well as the production processes that we feel make them truly special.
    Line-up

  • Michter’s US*1 Kentucky Straight Bourbon 45.7%
  • Michter’s US*1 Kentucky Straight Rye 42.4%
  • Michter’s US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon 53-55% (depending on barrel)
  • Michter’s US*1 Barrel Strength Rye 53-55% (depending on barrel)
  • Michter’s 10 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon 47.2%
  • Michter’s 10 Year Kentucky Straight Rye 46%

    Number of tickets available (indication): 10

    Cost per person: €20,00

  • Masterclasses – 2021 – Sunday

    Teeling

    Chris Hayes
    Sunday - 14:45-15:45

    Teeling Whiskey Small Batch Collaboration series
    Teeling Whiskey are constantly striving to collaborate with like-minded spirit producers across the globe. Our Master Distiller, Alex Chasko, is renowned for his innovative cask selection when it comes to Irish Whiskey, creating expressions of true character. This focus on innovative, has seen the creation of the award winning “Small Batch Collaboration” series, where Teeling partner with award winning distilleries, breweries and vineyards from around the world.

    Line-up

  • Teeling Small Batch Rum Finish 46%
  • Teeling Stiggins’ Fancy cask with Plantation Rum 46%
  • Teeling Amber Ale cask with Dot Brew 46%
  • Teeling Dark Ale cask with Dot Brew - preview - 46%
  • Teeling Aquavit cask with Oslo City Distillery 46%
  • Teeling Sommelier Selection Amarone 46%

    Number of tickets available (indication): 11

    Cost per person: €20,00

  • Highland Park

    Martin Markvardsen
    Sunday - 16:00-17:00

    The legendary viking story
    Join Martin Markvardsen, Global Brand Ambassador Highland Park, on a magical tour of some of the finest whiskies from this legendary distillery that’s standing strong in Orkney since 1798. Age, experience and tradition define their whisky but it’s Orkney that sets it apart.

    Line-up

  • Highland Park 15 years 40°
  • Highland Park 18 years 43°
  • Highland Park 21 years 46°
  • Highland Park 25 years 45.7°
  • Highland Park Cask Strength 63.3°
  • Highland Park Single Cask for SITS 12 years 66.2°

    Number of tickets available (indication): 3

    Cost per person: €20,00

  • Benriach

    Stewart Buchanan
    Sunday - 16:15-17:15

    The sweeter side of smoke
    Join Stewart Buchanan to explore expressions from present day to the 1970’s and discover the depths of Highland peat through Benriach’s spirit, casks, history and creativity.

  • Benriach The Original Ten 43%
  • Benriach The Smoky Twelve 46%
  • Benriach Smoke Season 52,8%
  • Benriach The Twenty-One 46%
  • Benriach 1976 30 Years Old 52,0% for The Nectar

    Number of tickets available (indication): 6

    Cost per person: €20,00

  • LM&V

    Daniele Biondi
    Sunday - 14:00-14:45

    The great Daiquiri Dazzle
    Join us on this unique Master Class with a lot of Daiquiri Dazzle! Daniele Biondi will take you on a journey together with our amazing bartenders Tom Neijens, Jef Berben and Jesse Den Dulk.
    They will each create a dazzling Daiquiri with 3 different products: River Antoine Rivers, Clairin Sonson and Rum Fire.
    You’ll be able to taste and compare their different creations and see the endless possibilities that these rums have to offer.
    We end this Master Class with a bang by offering you an exclusive sample of the new Great House edition and a taste of our own Single Cask, specially bottled for and selected by The Nectar: the Monymusk MMW 2015 Habitation Velier.
    Line-up

  • Daiquiri with River Antoine Rivers
  • Daiquiri with Clairin Sonson
  • Daiquiri with Rum Fire
  • Great House 2021
  • Single Cask The Nectar Monymusk MMW 2015 Habitation Velier

    Number of tickets available (indication): 4

    Cost per person: €20,00

  • Plantation

    Matthieu Gouze
    Sunday - 15:00-16:00

    The secrets of West Indies Rum Distillery
    This Plantation Master Class will be hosted by the one and only Matthieu Gouze. With his reputation and knowledge Matthieu doesn’t need a long introduction. He has been working alongside Alexandre Gabriel, the owner and Master blender at Maison Ferrand and Plantation Rum, for the last 11 years.
    During this exclusive tasting he will share all the secrets of the West Indies Rum Distillery with you. You will be able to taste some exclusive rum that will be showcased for the first time ever at Spirits in the Sky.
    Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn all the ‘behind the scenes’ secrets and to enjoy some incredible Plantation Rum. This is one great Master Class you don’t want to miss!
    Line-up

  • 6 exclusive rums straight from the West Indies Rum Distillery

    Number of tickets available (indication): 3

    Cost per person: €20,00