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Saturday - 13:30-14:30: Cadenhead's: : Batch to the Future
Saturday - 14:00-15:00: Teeling: The Rise of the Phoenix
Saturday - 15:00-16:00: Diageo’s limited Special Releases 2019
Saturday - 15:15-16:15: Kilchoman’s Crazy Casks
Saturday - 17:00-18:00: Progressive Hebridean Distillers present 'The secrets of the Saladin box'
Saturday - 16:45-17:45: Springbank: Belgium's Boujee Springbank Masterclass

Sunday - 13:00-14:30: When whisky meets sherry: BenRiach/Valdespino sherry experience
Sunday - 14:00-14:45: The deconstruction of Hampden
Sunday - 14:45-15:45: Marolo/Nardini
Sunday - 15:00-16:00: Douglas Laing: Blind Tasting secret selection for Belgium exclusive single cask
Sunday - 16:00-17:00: Ferdinand's - Terroir driven spirits from Germany’s No. 1 wine region
Sunday - 16:15-17:15: Highland Park’s limited releases


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Cadenhead's: : Batch to the Future
Saturday - 13:30-14:30
Cameron McGeachy
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 p.p.: EUR 30,00
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Teeling: The Rise of the Phoenix
Saturday - 14:00-15:00
Darran Lovely
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): 10
Cost p.p.: EUR 25,00
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Diageo’s limited Special Releases 2019
Saturday - 15:00-16:00
Arno Dobbels
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 p.p.: EUR 30,00
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Kilchoman’s Crazy Casks
Saturday - 15:15-16:15
Olivia Sayers
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 p.p.: EUR 20,00
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Progressive Hebridean Distillers present 'The secrets of the Saladin box'
Saturday - 17:00-18:00
Nick Baeyens
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): 16
Cost p.p.: EUR 20,00
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Springbank: Belgium's Boujee Springbank Masterclass
Saturday - 16:45-17:45
Cara Wilson
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.
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Cost p.p.: EUR 30,00
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When whisky meets sherry: BenRiach/Valdespino sherry experience
Sunday - 13:00-14:30
Stewart Buchanan and Pilar Garcia
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): 10
Cost p.p.: EUR 30,00
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The deconstruction of Hampden
Sunday - 14:00-14:45
Angelo Canessa
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 p.p.: EUR 30,00
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Marolo/Nardini
Sunday - 14:45-15:45
Antonio Nardini and Lorenzo Marolo
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 p.p.: EUR 15,00
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Douglas Laing: Blind Tasting secret selection for Belgium exclusive single cask
Sunday - 15:00-16:00
Dale Perry
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 p.p.: EUR 25,00
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Ferdinand's - Terroir driven spirits from Germany’s No. 1 wine region
Sunday - 16:00-17:00
Denis Reinhardt / Andreas Vallendar
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 p.p.: EUR 15,00
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Highland Park’s limited releases
Sunday - 16:15-17:15
Martin Markvardsen
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): 6
Cost p.p.: EUR 30,00
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