Fellow whisky enthusiasts,
A good 2,5 weeks until Maltstock. Time for the latest news. And please remember, tickets for Maltstock have to be bought in advance. No ticket sales during the Maltstock weekend. If you haven't got you tickets yet please visit our web shop now. For the full program and all information, please visit our website, http://www.maltstock.com
Breakfast whisky is ready
We have received news from the guys from Compass Box. The breakfast whisky is ready. This will accompany the Scottish breakfast at Maltstock provided by the Highlander Inn. The Compass Box team on this unique whisky: "We have found an absolutely delicious whisky for you to have with The Highlander Inn Scottish breakfast at Maltstock. It's from a really unusual old Bourbon cask of Eleuthera that we had forgotten we had! It has been gently maturing and marrying since we blended it all together 4 years ago. It is a blend of Clynelish and Caol Ila with an average age of 18 years. The alcohol level is 45.3%. The cask has been half full so the whisky is especially light, creamy, fruity and floral in character. It reminded Gregg of Scottish sliced fruit pudding so it sounds perfect for any proper Scottish breakfast!"
This very special breakfast whisky will only be available at Maltstock with the Scottish breakfast. It will not be available at Maltstock or afterwards. We can however order a few extra bottles before Maltstock. However, if you would a bottle of this a s well, you have the be fast. You can order either a 10 cl or a 70 cl bottle. But you need to contact us at the latest Wednesday August 18. After that it will not be possibe anymore to get a bottle.
Stuart Thomson campfire
Last year we had Jim McEwan and Billy Walker putting up a terrific show at the campfire. This year Stuart Thomson has agreed to tell some stories. We'll also have some music at the campfire, McHollander will perform. It promises to be a great evening again.
Maltstock on the Scotch and Folk blog
A few days ago Maltstock was interviewed by Jock Shaw from the Scotch and Folk video blog. He has taped two blogs. Here are the links to these video's:
Drinks by the Dram
The team from Drinks by the Dram will also be present at Maltstock. So you can save some on shipping costs. If you have something you would like to order, just mention you will be at Maltstock and they will bring it to Maltstock for you. Drinks by the Dram is part of Master of Malt.
Drinks by the Dram:http://www.masterofmalt.com/drinks-by-the-dram/
Master of Malt: http://www.masterofmalt.com/
Octomore 3_152 ppm - Maltstock special
Just a short reminder, it is possible to pre-order the upcoming new Octomore 3_152 with a special discount. Just 87,50 euro for Maltstock guests and 95,- euro for those of you who are not able to make it to Maltstock. Octomore 3_152 will be the world's heaviest peated whisky. It has been matured for 5 years in ex-bourbon casks. If you want one or more bottles, please send an e-mail to email@example.com
Four Roses - world premiÃ¨re
Soon, very soon I hope to be able to send you another message. With a bit of luck we will have something very special for you from Four Roses. Something which has never been done before in the world. You might think having the ten different white dog is very special. Well you are right of course.. But wait until you find out what else we have. More to follow soon.
Music at Maltstock
We will have some live music at Maltstock this year. "Take the Biscuit" will play for us. And around the campfire we will have "McHollander". If you feel like making some music as well feel free to bring your instrument.
Whisky quiz and raffle
We have been receiving some really terrific prizes the past few weeks for the whisky quiz and for the Maltstock raffle. So start practising whisky trivia and win some great prizes. And if you managed to just loose out at the whisky quiz, no problem, we will have a big raffle as well. So a chance for everybody to go home with some really great prizes.
Ian Gray prints - 20% discount
It is still possible to take advantage of a special Maltstock discount on Ian Gray prints. Even if you're not coming to Maltstock. Please visit the specials in our web shop too find out more. Prints normally are 75,- euro but with the Maltstock discount they are available for just 60,- euro. A 20% discount!
For those unfortunate whisky lovers amongst you who can't make it to Maltstock this year, we already have the dates for Maltstock 2011. So put them in your agenda: 9-11 September 2011
That's all folks. Hope to see you all in a good 2,5 weeks. See you at Maltstock!
Arthur, Bob, Eline, Rogier & Teun
the relaxed whisky weekend