The international whisky festival “The Spirit of Maastricht” is organized to introduce you to whisky in all its forms and expressions. In a three hour session you can taste (malt) whisky’s and whiskeys and increase your knowledge on whisky. You can join tasting sessions in the St. Janskerk at the following times:

Saturday 26 October 2019

Afternoon session from 13.00 till 17.00 p.m, tasting between 13.30 and 16.30 pm
Evening session from 19.00 till 23.00 p.m., tasting between 19.30 and 22.30 pm

Included extra’s:

– Glencairn tasting glass with logo and date. Collector’s item!
– Festival brochure with information on whisky, including pages for tasting notes
– A wonderful location, right in the center of Maastricht

Nosing and tasting information

When entering the festival you will get a very nice, engraved “Glencairn” glass. This authentic “nosing and tasting” glass can be used to taste the free whisky’s with little sips, allowing you to experience the rich taste of the (malt) whisky. In the Scottish language and culture these sips are called “drams”. Enough water is available to drink or rinse your glass.

Due to new regulations from the whisky sellers and urgent advice from the foundation alcohol prevention Stichting Alcohol Preventie (STAP), the duration of the sessions will be limited to 3 hours. All whisky festival organizers have committed themselves to these regulations.

For “The Spirit of Maastricht” this means drams will be served between 13:30 and 16:30 in the afternoon and 19:30 and 22:30 in the evening. We can ensure our guests that there is enough to do in the four hour session.

“The Spirit of Maastricht” is a festival with a variety of (malt) whisky’s and whiskeys of known national and international importers and distilleries