The Spirit of Amsterdam, International Whisky Festival, May 25 2013

The Spirit of Amsterdam, International Whisky Festival, May 25 2013The international whisky festival and business event “The Spirit of Amsterdam” will take place on the 25th of May 2013 in the Industrieele Groote Club (IGC) at the Dam in the centre of Amsterdam. Besides nosing and tasting sessions, visitors can enjoy masterclasses or tastings on a tour through the Amsterdam canals. The festival stands for “Celebrate life & Enjoying the spirit” and is an opportunity to enjoy together with business relations, partners and friends.

Nosing and tasting
You can taste (malt) whiskys and whiskeys from known whisky countries, such as Schotland and Ireland, but also other countries like the USA, Japan and India. National and international distilleries and importers are present and their brand ambassadors will tell you the story behind their brands. During the festival masterclasses take place in the IGC  and on the Amsterdam canals during a whisky canal cruise.
On Friday evening the 24th of May a special masterclass “Bourbon and Blues” will be hosted by whisky connoisseur and international whisky writer Hans Offringa.

The Spirit of Amsterdam taking place on May 25, 2013Program
Two tasting sessions take place on Saturday 25 May from 13:00 to 17:00 and 19:00 to 23:00 and the masterclasses are from 13:30-14:30, 15:30-16:30, 19:30-20:30 and 21:30-22:30. The canal cruises take place on Saturday at 14:00 and 19:00.

Ticket price
A festival entrance ticket is € 49,50 and includes a tasting glass with logo, festival brochure,
a variety of whiskeys and tasteful snacks. A masterclass ticket is € 72,50, including festival entrance and the above mentioned extras. The ticket price for the whisky canal cruise is € 45.

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