Participants

Here you will find the whisky importers and traders who were present at The Spirit of Maastricht 2018. They presented the most beautiful brands (malt) whisky and whiskey, the brand ambassadors like to tell the story behind their brands.  

Best of Whisky

Who

Best of Whisky – Jeannette en Ernst Dambrink

Story

With over 1600 varieties of Single Malt & Blended Whisky, we are one of the largest whisky specialty stores on the internet. Whisky drinking is a pleasure for the hedonists among us. That feeling is so valuable to us, that service is very important to us. The WhisQy.com team is always ready to answer all your questions. Nothing should stand in the way of the ultimate enjoyment and we guarantee that with our extensive service. WhisQy.com is also your shop for all your favourite other drinks such as cognac, rum, vodka, liqueur, gin, port and gin. With more than 5000 drinks a huge assortment with a huge number of choices.

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WoW RGB

Who

World of Whisky – Maxxium Nederland

Story

World of Whisky is the platform of Maxxium Nederland for the whiskies in its assortment. Think for example of The Famous Grouse, The Macallan, Highland Park, The Glenrothes, The Balvenie, Glenfiddich and Bruichladdich. Here both the whisky connoisseur and the novice whisky lover can find inspiration and education in the field of whisky. “Whisky is a journey whose destination you don’t know” and to help and guide everyone as much as possible during this journey we have a number of whisky specialists/Whisky Ambassadors who enter the country. Besides being able to tell you all about whisky in general, they each have their own number of brands that they really know all about. Nick Baeyens will be present in Maastricht and will exclusively bring Bruichladdich products.

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Walraven Sax

Who

Walraven Sax with the brands Bushmills & The Kraken

Story

Walraven Sax started its activities as early as 1823, making it one of the oldest distributors in the Dutch market. In the Netherlands, we are building up renowned and world-famous quality brands.

Old Bushmills is the oldest licensed distillery in the world. This whisky is one of the few whisky that can be called a ‘primal whisky’. To this day the brand Bushmills is known for its quality whiskies and beautiful assortment composition.

The Kraken rum is an intense, dark rum named after the mythical sea monster ‘The Kraken’ that sunk a ship full of barrels of rum. This premium spiced rum contains 13 exotic spices including cinnamon, ginger, cloves and danger. A lot of danger.

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Dutch Whiskyteers

Who

Dutch Whiskyteers – Lisette van Megen & Peter Ouwens

Story

The Devil’s Cut and The Angels’ Share, quite an amazing pair.

The Whisky Angel Lisette and Whisky Devil Peter who want to share their passion for whisky with other whisky lovers…

After years of standing in front of a national Whisky club at festivals, we started in September 2017 for ourselves and are now with our private collection at whisky festivals to let every fan enjoy the whiskies we bought from the beginning of 2000 until now.

A collection of whiskies bottled from 2000 to the present day and some older blends from the 80’s to 90’s of the last century.

Because you have to share whisky with other whisky lovers.

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Dutch Guts

Who

Whisky Maniacs – Mario Bouwmeester en Martin Copier

Story

There is a lot more to be gained from American and European oak to enrich whisky, but then you have to help the centuries-old unaltered process of maturing in wooden barrels. We do that with innovative wood management. That’s why our surprising spirits are called Dutch Guts. This year the peated Dutch Guts 3 has been added to our stable. We also have the well-known miracle sticks. With these sticks you can give a moderate bottle of whisky a boost.

See you in Maastricht!

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Collage nosing

Who

Natural Mood Makers – Whisky Nosing Contest

Story

Natural Mood Makers supplies professional scent systems for scent marketing in retail and air quality improvement in healthcare and the office. We do this exclusively with 100% natural fragrances. During The Spirit of Maastricht we atomize a beautiful whisky in our atomizer-for-home: the ”Donut”. It’s up to you to decide which brand of whisky it is. Those who have smelled correctly have a chance of winning a bottle of this whisky. So make sure that your scent receptors are in top form!

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Real man drink whisky

Who

Real Men Drink Whisky NL – Paul Nelson

Story

Born out of a hobby that got out of hand. Whisky tastings are #1 at Paul Nelson and consorten.

The men of RMDW NL can also be found regularly at whisky festivals and similar events. This year Paul is once again ready for you for a pleasant chat and exchange of whisky stories. At the Real Men Drink Whisky NL stand you can find the only real “Maritime Malt” Old Pulteney. Enjoy their award-winning 12yr Single Malt or one of the 4 exclusive “travel retail” editions that Paul has with him. Again RMDW NL will take Gerlachus Wiskie to tSoM, as young spirit, young spirit cask strength and… 3jr mounted, real WISKIE!

Also experience the unique effect of the NEAT glass – the ultimate spirits glass.

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Atlasail

Who

Atlasail

Story

A sailing ship is the perfect combination of nature and technology. Add a scoop of seaman’s wisdom, a big bucket of passion for sailing and a cloud of wind. This is how you get Atlasail.be. No prior sailing knowledge is required and everyone is welcome. Globally small scale and traditional we offer a wide range of unforgettable trips.

Discover Scottish west coast and Hebrides with a relaxing sailing cruise. We take you with us into the land of peace and space. While sailing we take you through beautiful Lochs, with surprising views of the rugged mountains of the highlands. We visit the most famous Whisky distilleries on the islands of Islay and Jura.

Jura // Oban // Lagavulin // Ardbeg // Bowmore // Bruichladdich // Bunnahabhain // Coal Ila // Finlaggan // Kilchoman

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Bruichladdich

Who

Bruichladdich Distillery – Nick Baeyens, BENELUX Brand Ambassador PHD (Progressive Herbridean Distillers)

Story

Nick Baeyens started his career in some top cocktail bars in Belgium. There he discovered his love for quality spirits. After winning a renowned whisky cocktail competition, Nick became known for his intuitive cocktails and a style that focuses on the client, the spirit and the moment. Nick started specialising in wild spice cocktails and soon started working with the Bruichladdich Distillery, which also makes a gin based on wild herbs, namely The Botanist Gin. Once Nick had visited the distillery, he knew he had found his place. The unlimited love for craftsmanship, the progressive approach and the logical but daring philosophy of the Bruichladdich distillery have ensured that Nick Baeyens passionately spread the word of this unique, high-profile distillery. This tasting is both for the amateur or experienced whisky lover a ‘Must visit’!

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Walsh-Whiskey

Who

Disaronno International / Walsh Whiskey

Story

Disaronno International b.v. in Amsterdam, is a full daughter of the Italian Illva Saronno S.p.A., the manufacturer of among others the internationally famous liqueur Disaronno. Disaronno International B.V. is responsible for the sales and marketing of various alcoholic beverages, including the Whiskey of Walsh Whiskey Distillery (The Irishman and Writers Tears).

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Eunan Ryan outside the Beggars Bush public house.

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Eunan Ryan of Jack Ryan Whiskey Co; Jasper Hack and Binie Hermans of WorldWide Spirits

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Our brands each tell their own story but they all share the passion of traditional craft production according to long traditions. We want to bring these beautiful products close by to let the Netherlands enjoy these special drinks.

Eunan Ryan, from Jack Ryan Whiskey Co, comes to the Spirit of Maastricht to tell the story behind their beautiful whiskeys. Eunan has a very well developed Finisher’s touch and of course takes his last casks with him: Toomevera and Haddington finish but also the first release of single cask Heytesbury Rum. This rum is 15 years matured to summarize Bourbon.

Other spirits we present are the Irish Whiskeys from Knappogue Castle, Clontarf 1014, Jefferson’s Reserve Cask Bourbon, Bastille Single Malt French Whisky and Bareksten Botanical Gin and Aquavit.

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Besides those great ambassadors, the following exhibitors, whisky importers and traders, will also be present:

Bacardi Ned. Whisky Portfolio

Aberfeldy 12

Craigellachie 13

Aultmore 12

Royal Brackla 12

The Deveron 12

Dewar’s 12

Bottle Business

Hyde Irish Whiskey

Tres Hombres Rum

Haromex Development

Journeyman Corsets Whiskey

Journeyman Featherbone Bourbon

Journeyman Last Feather Rye Whiskey

Journeyman Not A King Rye Whisky

Helvetia Spirits

Säntis Malt

Langatun Distillery

Danica Whisky

Lakes Distillery

Glann ar Mor Distillery

Jurgen Whisky House

A huge assortment with 300 bottles from our own collection, all of which can be tasted.

Maastricht Whisky (van Eys)

Van Eys Maastrichtse whisky and – gin

Nolet Family distillery

KETEL 1 jenever

Nolet’s Gin

Ketel One Vodka

Usquebaugh Society

Association of whisky lovers. At this stand there is always something special to taste.

Whisky Passion

The leading whisky magazine in the Netherlands

Whiskyplan.nl

A new Dutch distillery Dutch whiskey with Scottish allure. A Whiskyplan you can join!

WorldWide Spirits Nederland

Bastille Single Malt

Clontarf 1014 Classic Blend Irish Whiskey

Jack Ryan Irish Whiskey

Knappoque Castle

Bareksten Botanical Gin

Jefferson’s Reserve Cask Bourbon

Zuidam Distillers

Millstone Malt Whisky aged and finished on Olorosso sherry barrels and French oak and Millstone Rye Whisky Zuidam Old Genever 3 yr. and Zuidam Korenwijn 5 yr.