Amsterdam Whisky Weekend

Date Posted: 31/12/14

Amsterdam Whisky Weekend

January may well be bitterly cold, but the fine folk of Amsterdam know that the best way to warm things up is with a celebration of all things whisky.

Taking place on the 16th and 17th of the month, the two-day event takes place in the evenings and serves as a taster to the larger and more renowned Spirit of Amsterdam celebration, which takes place on March 7th.

That doesn't mean one is worth missing out on in favour of the other though, and Whisky Weekend Amsterdam boasts an intimate two-day event in a special environment supplemented with Scottish background music.

Although the official participants have yet to be announced, the organisers have promised a plethora of high-profile exhibitors, from ambitious innovators in taste to adored classics that have lasted down the centuries.

Many will offer free opportunities to try their wares, while there is also the chance to procure larger volumes of whisky, for a price. The ticket price of €37.50 entitles the bearer to a glass of welcome whisky and a bottle of water to take round with them.

Detailed information about all the brands will be on offer, giving participants the opportunity to learn about what they are drinking. For those a little lost at sea in the tasting world, guides will be available and they will soon find themselves describing their chosen beverage with words such as 'peaty', 'oaky' or 'smoky'.

The fun starts on the 16th at the Posthoornkerk on Haarlemmerstraat 124-126 in central Amsterdam. Tickets are available online for the three sessions, taking place on the Friday evening (7pm until 10:30pm), Saturday afternoon (1pm until 4:30pm) and Saturday evening (7pm until 10:30pm).

Posted by Vikki Slathers

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