Last year we organised Maltstock for the very first time. It was a terrific weekend! Totally different and very relaxed! WeÂ´ll do it again this year. Would be great if we could meet some forum members at Maltstock! All information is on http://www.maltstock.com
Below the first newsletter we recently sent out
Newsletter 1 - February 2010
Fellow whisky enthusiasts,
The time to gather once again has come! Because everybody had such a great time at the very first edition, Maltstock shall return. When? 3-5 September 2010. Where? Same venue as last year: "Het Buitencentrum" in Overasselt, the Netherlands.
In September 2009 we organised the very first edition of Maltstock. The people enjoyed the unique setting and it was a very relaxed weekend. It was totally different from all the whisky festivals.
At our website http://www.maltstock.com
you can see pictures of the 2009 event to get an idea of what Maltstock is all about: a very relaxed weekend sharing and enjoying whisky in good company. Also you can read some reviews and comments of people who attended in 2009. One of them was Jim McEwan of Bruichladdich distillery. This is what he had to say about Maltstock:
"I think its a totally unique event there is nothing like it in the world ,its inexpensive, the venue is perfect ,the people who attend are really into malts and they were happy to share their whisky and their stories with complete strangers and when the time came to say goodbye there were no strangers only friends and they will remain that way for a long time.
This is when the Magic of Malt comes alive when its shared willing with people who share the same passion and this event provide the perfect stage for it all to come alive.
Slainte Jim. "
We've had so many positive feedback and had a great time ourselves. It truly is an unique weekend. So: Maltstock will be back this year! From 3 to 5 September whisky clubs and enthusiasts from different countries will gather again. Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment All info is at http://www.maltstock.com
At the website you see the up to date program. We hope to be able to add a few more free tastings soon. Already confirmed:
- Stuart Nickerson from Glenglassaugh distillery
- New make tasting. An unique opportunity to compare different new makes. Professor and whisky writer Ap Dijksterhuis will talk you through them. He already wrote an article on new make in the most recent issue of Whisky Passion
Many independent bottlers will be represented again, like: Adelphi, Berry Brothers, Blackadder, Cairn MÃ²r, Douglas Laing, Exclusive Malts and Wemyss. But also: Buichladdich, Glencadam, Single Malts of Scotland, Chieftains, Murray McDavid, Daily Dram, Dewar Rattray and Compass Box
Also not to be missed is the terrific company of Ian Gray and of course his beautiful paintings (http://www.iangray.de
And the Dutch collectors Jeroen Koetsier and Arno Bosboom will also be back with their amazing whisky collection.
A huge success last year was the "share and enjoy" concept. We asked everybody to bring a bottle to share and enjoy with fellow whisky enthusiasts. This worked out very well. And is something that we will definitely be doing again this year.
Tickets are available online now. Buy your Maltstock ticket now to avoid disappointment. We only have a limited number of bunk beds available. Tickets are 150,- euro person
For this you will get: two nights accommodation including breakfast, diner, BBQ and a midnight snack, free participation in the whisky quiz a chance to win great prizes), free tastings, plenty of whisky, a campfire, meet people from the industry and most importantly a vey relaxed weekend with fellow whisky enthusiasts.
Meet the Maltstock team
The Maltstock team will be at the:
- whisky festival in Gent, Belgium this weekend (6 and 7 February).
- whisky festival Noord-Nederland, Groningen, the Netherlands (26-28 March)
- whiskyfair, Limburg, Germany (24-25 April)
- spirit of speyside festival (29 April - 4 May)
- wild west whiskyfest, Kortrijk, Belgium (5-6 June)
Looking forward to meeting you at one or more of these events!
If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate and contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
See you in September, see you at Maltstock!
Arthur, Bob, Eline, Rogier & Teun