Masterclass

2019 Masterclasses

  • Cadenhead's: : Batch to the Future
  • Teeling: The Rise of the Phoenix
  • Diageo’s limited Special Releases 2019
  • Kilchoman’s Crazy Casks
  • Progressive Hebridean Distillers present 'The secrets of the Saladin box'
  • Springbank: Belgium's Boujee Springbank Masterclass
  • When whisky meets sherry: BenRiach/Valdespino sherry experience
  • The deconstruction of Hampden
  • Marolo/Nardini
  • Douglas Laing: Blind Tasting secret selection for Belgium exclusive single cask
  • Ferdinand's - Terroir driven spirits from Germany’s No. 1 wine region
  • Highland Park’s limited releases
  • Masterclasses – 2019 – Saturday

    Cadenhead's: : Batch to the Future

    Cameron McGeachy
    Saturday - 13:30-14:30

    Join Cadenheads Regional Sales Manager, Cameron McGeachy, in a very special tasting where you will get to try some future releases from Scotlands oldest independent bottler. This is a very exclusive tasting showcasing a range of quality spirits never before tasted by the public.

    Number of tickets available (indication): 0

    Cost per person: €30,00

    Teeling: The Rise of the Phoenix

    Darran Lovely
    Saturday - 14:00-15:00

    Teeling whiskey will be presenting a special SITS selection of award winning whiskies from their maturation warehouse; including those from the vintage reserve single malt range, exclusive pre-releases and some special casks hand selected by Alex Chasko (Master Blender & Master Distiller). The selection of high quality whiskeys will demonstration both the craftsmanship and the innovation that Teeling are renowned for in the art of maturation and distillation.

    Number of tickets available (indication): 4

    Cost per person: €25,00

    Diageo’s limited Special Releases 2019

    Arno Dobbels
    Saturday - 15:00-16:00

    The yearly launch of Diageo’s limited Special Releases is one of THE highlights of the Whisky calendar. The collection comprises some of the rarest and oldest whiskies of known and lesser known, often even shut down, distilleries that will allow both the novice and the expert an insight into the rich history of Scotch. The exceptional variety and quality of the lineup this year won’t disappoint. Diageo Brand Ambassador Arno Dobbels is anxiously waiting to share the story behind some of these cask strength bottlings, selected and curated by the expert team of blenders.

    Number of tickets available (indication): 0

    Cost per person: €30,00

    Kilchoman’s Crazy Casks

    Olivia Sayers
    Saturday - 15:15-16:15

    Olivia Sayers, the bright young star of Kilchoman will guide you through six cask samples selected during a marathon tasting session with Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder. The selected casks represent Kilchoman’s full spectrum of ages, peating levels, cask types and barley sources all taken directly from the casks at natural strength.

    Number of tickets available (indication): 0

    Cost per person: €20,00

    Progressive Hebridean Distillers present 'The secrets of the Saladin box'

    Nick Baeyens
    Saturday - 17:00-18:00

    Nick Baeyens, Brand Ambassador of the Progressive Hebridean Distillers, started his career as a bartender. After winning a renowned whisky cocktail competition, Nick became known for his intuitive cocktails and a style that has a clear focus on the client, the spirit and the moment. He soon started creating cocktails with wild, foraged fruits and botanicals. The Bruichladich distillery which also makes The Botanist Gin, a gin based on wild, foraged botanicals approached Nick. After visiting the distillery, Nick knew he found his place. Bruichladdich's dedication to craftmanship, the progressive approach and the logical, but daring philosophy and vision have ensured that Nick Baeyens passionately spreads the word of this unique, high-profile distillery. In this particulair tasting you will get the opportunity to taste some unreleased drams and discover some of the techniques used by Bruichladdich to make their exceptional whisky's. This tasting is both for the amateur or experienced whisky lover a 'must visit'!

    Number of tickets available (indication): 4

    Cost per person: €20,00

    Springbank: Belgium's Boujee Springbank Masterclass

    Cara Wilson
    Saturday - 16:45-17:45

    Come join the newest member of the Springbank sales team, Cara, as she showcases some “Boujee” whisky along with an education of the meaning of this slang word. As always, the whisky coming along will be luxurious in style yet humble in character with a range of treats from new releases to a hand-picked cage bottle for Belgium to enjoy.

    Number of tickets available (indication): 0

    Cost per person: €30,00

    Masterclasses – 2019 – Sunday

    When whisky meets sherry: BenRiach/Valdespino sherry experience

    Stewart Buchanan and Pilar Garcia
    Sunday - 13:00-14:30

    Stewart Buchanan, the beating heart of BenRiach, a living whisky legend, will host a very exceptional master class. This is about sherry maturation, this is about what old school sherry matured whisky is all about, but this is also about sherry, because this is a double tasting showcasing our brand new sherry range Valdespino. Don’t tell anybody…but we can say…this is a master class you’ve never seen before!!!

    Number of tickets available (indication): 1

    Cost per person: €30,00

    The deconstruction of Hampden

    Angelo Canessa
    Sunday - 14:00-14:45

    Daniele presents the range of Hampden and does the ‘deconstruction’ of all its 8 marks! For the first time ever, an incredible tasting of all the expression and formulas that made Hampden a legend over the centuries.

    Number of tickets available (indication): 0

    Cost per person: €30,00

    Marolo/Nardini

    Antonio Nardini and Lorenzo Marolo
    Sunday - 14:45-15:45

    During this special masterclass, two of the best Grappa producers, Lorenzo Marolo and Antonio Nardini will explain to you how terroir and aging are influencing the traditional italian spirit.

    Number of tickets available (indication): 24

    Cost per person: €15,00

    Douglas Laing: Blind Tasting secret selection for Belgium exclusive single cask

    Dale Perry
    Sunday - 15:00-16:00

    A blind tasting of 5 x Exceptional Single Cask whiskies, hand-selected by the Douglas Laing family. All 5 casks are at natural cask-strength, without chill-filtration or artificial colouring. The favourite whisky will be voted for during the Masterclass and then bottled as an Old Particular release, exclusively for Belgium. Slàinte! #HonestWhisky

    Number of tickets available (indication): 14

    Cost per person: €25,00

    Ferdinand's - Terroir driven spirits from Germany’s No. 1 wine region

    Denis Reinhardt / Andreas Vallendar
    Sunday - 16:00-17:00

    A Portfolio tasting of the terroir driven products from Avadis Distillery and the influence of wine and wine casks

    Number of tickets available (indication): 29

    Cost per person: €15,00

    Highland Park’s limited releases

    Martin Markvardsen
    Sunday - 16:15-17:15

    Highland Park’s new brand ambassador will reveal for the first time ever Belgiums new Single Cask and some new limited releases.

    Number of tickets available (indication): 4

    Cost per person: €30,00