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Maltstock 2015 – Saturday

I was going to say that Maltstock days begin with the most awesome breakfast ever. However, this one started with a massive headache. Not overly surprising, but most unwelcome for sure. Rehydration starts. Then came breakfast. For a couple of … Continue reading

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Maltstock 2015 – Friday

So, Maltstock is over for another year. This weekend was riddled with beer and whisky from about 2pm on Friday, to 2am on Sunday morning/Saturday night. I wisely kept off the booze the rest of Sunday. I was allotted three … Continue reading

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Maltstock – Bourbon & Innovation with Hans Offringa

This Masterclass was not exactly scheduled to appear in the regular line-up but was announced pretty late as a prize for the winners of the whisky quiz. In the end, it turned out, it was also for the runner-ups. The … Continue reading

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Maltstock – Cadenhead Masterclass with Mark Watt

The third Masterclass I went for was my number one choice of the bunch. Cadenhead.  The independent bottler has been off the radar in The Netherlands for the biggest part of the past decade since their shop in Amsterdam went … Continue reading

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Maltstock – A trip around Dufftown with Michael Lord

The second masterclass I got for this year’s Maltstock was titles ‘The Whiskyshop Dufftown’. Apart from that, no information was given and with Michael Lord it can go any way I figured. Last year he was at the festival with … Continue reading

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Maltstock – Whiskyquiz with Michael Lord

One of the Masterclasses described in the earlier post was done my Michael Lord from The Whisky Shop Dufftown. He also does the annual whisky quiz at Maltstock so people are always happy and afraid when he says he’s coming … Continue reading

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Maltstock – Highland Park Masterclass

This year’s Masterclasses at Maltstock was a random selection of whisky brands displaying their wares. I didn’t really know which ones to pick so I started at the other end. Which ones do I not want to go to. It … Continue reading

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Maltstock 2012

The last three posts were about Maltstock’s masterclasses, Speciality Drinks, Master of Malt and The Balvenie. What is still lacking is the general impression of the festival. The Friday started by picking up Tom at his home in Amsterdam, then … Continue reading

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Maltstock – Balvenie with Sam Simmons

I have never been a huge Balvenie fan and the biggest reason for going to this tasting to see what all the fuss is about, and to see Sam Simmons in the flesh. He’s supposed to be a rock star … Continue reading

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Maltstock – Something Special with Master of Malt

Ben Ellefsen, aka the guy who runs Master of Malt, aka Professor Cornelius Ampleforth came over with Cat Spencer (also from Master of Malt) and Joel Harrison (from to host this tasting of supposedly eight whiskies. Unfortunately, something went … Continue reading

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