Upon completion of this seminar you will have learned why there is such a variety of whiskies, how you can assess them and what they have in common with other grain spirits such as genever. You will become a passionate advocate for whisky after joining this class, if you aren’t one already. And most importantly, we will kick down all the holy houses of whisky drinking: you will enjoy the whisky the way you want to. With or without ice, in superb cocktails or just with soda – it’s all up to you.
Monday 19th of September
09.45 - 10.00 Welcome
10.00 - 12.30 Masterclass part one
12.30 - 13.00 Lunch break
13.00 - 17.00 Masterclass part two
17.00 - 18.00 Tour House of Bols
Free entry for invitees only
Sietse Offringa was born and bred with whisky. His father, being an internationally acclaimed whisky writer, supplied ample knowledge and samples to educate him from an early age on. Sietse successfully applied for an internship under the tutelage of whisky legend Jim McEwan when he was only 19 years old. This fueled his passion for the king of drinks. After setting up his whisky events in the Netherlands, Edrington recruited him as Brand Ambassador in 2011. Sietse now travels the world training enthusiasts, bartenders and industry experts alike, always looking for opportunities to share a whisky and a story. In his role as expert, he also writes columns and is a contributing editor to whisky publications.