Masterclass

2024 Masterclasses

  • Bruichladdich - Introducing the 30 years old
  • Diplomatico
  • Nikka : 90 years of Nikka
  • Graham's Aged Tawnies
  • Cadenhead's Warehouse Bottlings
  • 20th anniversary of Kilkerran
  • Amrut : The special aging process in India
  • The Non Plus Ultra Agave
  • Glendronach
  • The Balvenie Stories
  • Arran : One Island and two Distilleries
  • Discover the Singleton with Food Pairing
  • Masterclasses – 2024 – Saturday

    Diplomatico

    Aude Surville
    Saturday - 13:30-14:30

    Aude Surville, the Brand Amabassador of Diplomatico, will showcase the art of distilling and blending at Diplomatico.

  • Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva 40°,
  • Diplomatico N1 Batch Kettle 47°,
  • Diplomatico N2 Barbet Column 47°,
  • Diplomatico N3 Pot Still 47°,
  • Diplomatico Ambassador 47°.

    Number of tickets available (indication): 28

    Cost per person: €20,00

  • Graham's Aged Tawnies

    Isabel Monteiro & Nuno Silva
    Saturday - 15:00-16:00

    Isabel and Nuno guide you through the magical world of Graham's warehouses. From The Tawny to the fabulous 50-year-old, everything will be there. If you're a Port lover, this is the masterclass for you!

    Line up:
    Graham’s The Tawny, 10 years, 20 years, 30 years, 40 years and 50 years.

    Number of tickets available (indication): 29

    Cost per person: €25,00

    Nikka : 90 years of Nikka

    Didier Ghorbanzadeh
    Saturday - 16:30-17:30

    Masataka Taketsuru founded Nikka in Yoichi on the island of Hokkaido in 1934. Guest speaker Didier lived in Japan for a long time and is one of the leading Nikka connoisseurs in Europe. He will guide you through the world of Taketsuru and its distilleries using the entire Discovery Range that preceded -over the past 3 years- the launch of Nikka 9 Decades, the icing on the cake of this master class.

    ‘Nikka Nine Decades’, features whiskies from nine decades, from the 1940s to 2020s, distilled at Nikka's 6 distilleries. Over 50 batches of whisky, including the oldest reserve malt whiskies from Yoichi and Miyagikyo, and new grain whiskies from Moji and Satsumatsukasa, have been selected to represent Nikka's heritage and future, this special blend brings them together to perfection.

    Line up:
    Miyagikyo Aromatic Yeast 47° – Yoichi Aromatic Yeast 47° - Yoichi Non Peated 47° - Miyagikyo Peated 48° - Nikka The Grain - Nikka 9 Decades

    Number of tickets available (indication): 26

    Cost per person: €25,00

    Cadenhead's Warehouse Bottlings

    Jenna McIntosh
    Saturday - 13:30-14:30

    As every year, Jenny from Cadenhead's has some great bottlings in her luggage that are not usually available outside Campbeltown. Always an exciting journey.

    Line up:

  • Ord 13yo 56.4% Armagnac cask from 2019 (Authentic Collection),
  • Glen Garioch 11yo 58.0% Amontillado cask from 2020 (Warehouse bottling),
  • Strathclyde 34yo 51.1% Oloroso cask since 2022 (Authentic Collection),
  • An Orkney 19yo 61.5% Bourbon Barrel (Warehouse bottling),
  • 2 cask samples - TBC.

    Number of tickets available (indication): 21

    Cost per person: €25,00

  • Bruichladdich - Introducing the 30 years old

    Bassche Didden
    Saturday - 15:00-16:00

    This is the only tasting in Belgium where Bruichladdich will put the super-limited 30 years in the line-up. In addition, Bassche Didden will conjure the first ever rye whisky from Islay out of his hat. And then there is that magical Black Art, the name alone makes our mouths water....

    Line-up:

  • Bruichladdich 18 years 50%,
  • Bruichladdich 30 years 43%,
  • Black Art. 11 44,2%,
  • Bruichladdich Regenaration Project: a special bottle from the distillery at Islay 50%.

    Number of tickets available (indication): 23

    Cost per person: €30,00

  • 20th anniversary of Kilkerran

    Fiona McFadyen
    Saturday - 18:00-19:00

    Glengyle started producing their whisky called Kilkerran back in 2004. This year they celebrated 20 years of Kilkerran in style in Campbeltown. Fiona McFadyen showcases all the different styles from Kilkerran, from triple distilled to heavily peated.

    Line-up:

  • Sample from Belgium's Kilkerran’s 2024 single cask,
  • Kilkerran "cage bottle" cask sample exclusive from the distillery shop,
  • Kilkerran 2024 festival bottling,
  • Kilkerran triple distilled sample,
  • Kilkerran heavily peated Batch 11,
  • Kilkerran 8 years cask strength 2025.

    Number of tickets available (indication): 18

    Cost per person: €25,00

  • Masterclasses – 2024 – Sunday

    Amrut : The special aging process in India

    Pramod Kashyap
    Sunday - 13:30-14:30

    Pramod will show you how climate & raw materials impact Indian whiskies. Tropical maturation, dry humidity, ecothermic chilled fermentation, a lot of challenges for a distillerie in a tropical climate at an altitude of 900 meters.

    Line up:

  • Master Distiller Reserve 50%,
  • Amrut Rye 8 years 50%,
  • Amrut Greedy Angels 8 years 50%,
  • Amrut Marudham 46%,
  • Amrut Marudham 10 years 50%.

    Number of tickets available (indication): 28

    Cost per person: €20,00

  • Glendronach

    Stewart Buchanan
    Sunday - 15:00-16:00

    Stewart Buchanan shows you the new range of Glendronach.

    Line-up:

  • The Glendronach - 18 years old - new range
  • New non-aged range from The Glendroanch, with 3 variants:
  • A celebration of duality using Port & Sherry Casks
  • A combination of Oloroso Sherry Casks and our Peated Spirit
  • Matured in exceptional Pedro Ximénez casks
  • Special release: A showcase of the mastery of sherry cask maturation and the power of the Glendronach at the younger ages
  • Cask No. 885 - 1st Fill Oloroso Puncheo - 12 Year Old - 58.8% abv

    Number of tickets available (indication): 26

    Cost per person: €20,00

  • Arran : One Island and two Distilleries

    Lucy Coomber & Fred Baumgärtner
    Sunday - 16:30-17:30

    Join Lucy and Fred on a peated malt infused tour of Isle of Arran. We start on the north side of the island and explore the beginnings of Isle of Arran Distillers' peated production at Lochranza Distillery. The journey continues to the south of the island, where we take a deep dive into Arran's next peated chapter: Lagg Single Malt.
    Lucy and Fred will give you the background needed to understand the story behind these precious single malts through and through.

    Line up:

  • Machrie Moor 46% (Older release, 14ppm) 46%,
  • Rare Batch (2024) 54.4%,
  • Fingal’s Cut 46%,
  • LAGG Kilmory 46%,
  • LAGG Distillery of The Year Bottling VC exclusive 58%,
  • Surprise ABV TBC.

    Number of tickets available (indication): 25

    Cost per person: €20,00

  • The Non Plus Ultra Agave

    Kobe Desmet & Timon Salomez
    Sunday - 13:30-14:30

    Spirits in the Sky's first Master Class ever on the subject of agave, i.e. tequila and mezcal. And we have brought together the greatest Belgian experts to celebrate this event in style. This is the master class for all curious people who want to see and try something different!

    Line-up:
    Fortaleza Blanco – Fortaleza Reposado – Fortaleza Anejo - The Lost Explorer Espadin - The Lost Explorer Salmiana - The Lost Explorer Tobala

    Number of tickets available (indication): 30

    Cost per person: €20,00

    The Balvenie Stories

    Alexis Sang
    Sunday - 15:00-16:00

    The Balvenie Stories range has been created to highlight the traditions of The Balvenie distillery.
    While always looking to the future, The Balvenie remains true to the tradition and time old techniques of its craftsmen passed down from generation to generation.
    Despite the passage of time, our Makers remains at the center of the distillery where human touch, skills and emotion will always take over machines and automation.
    This is why The Balvenie celebrate those stories that deserve to be told.
    Deep dive in The Balvenie Stories range for an exclusive tasting with Alexis Sang, Belgian Brand Ambassador of The Balvenie.

    Line up:

  • The Balvenie Stories 12yo,
  • The Balvenie Stories 14yo,
  • The Balvenie Stories 19yo,
  • a special bottle from the distillery.

    Number of tickets available (indication): 27

    Cost per person: €30,00

  • Discover the Singleton with Food Pairing

    Arno Dobbels
    Sunday - 16:30-17:30

    Dive deeper into the history of The Singleton with our unique masterclass tailored specifically for the true whisky enthusiast. Discover the story behind the The Singleton brand and enjoy an exceptional selection that will tantalize your taste buds:

  • The Singleton of Auchroisk 10yo 1983,
  • The Singleton of Dufftown 15yo,
  • The Singleton of Glen Ord Special Release 2024,
  • Pittyvaich 28yo,
  • The Singleton of Dufftown 25yo,
  • The Singleton of Glen Ord 38yo.

    This masterclass is a journey through the rich history and exceptional craftsmanship of The Singleton, perfect for the true whisky connoisseur. Don't miss out!

    Number of tickets available (indication): 23

    Cost per person: €20,00