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Maltstock 2011 is coming!

by Ben Ellefsen     30. August 2011 12:32

As many of you will remember, a Master of Malt contingent attended last year’s Maltstock event, and had an absolute whale of a time – read all about it here...

The Maltstock Sharing Table

Maltstock is coming again, and in under 2 weeks’ time, I’ll be making my way over there with the irrepressible Neil Ridley (from off of that there, a car full of Master of Malt goodies, my responsible drinking boots, and my iPhone charger. Must take the iPhone charger (I figure if I keep writing it, there’s at least a 50% chance I’ll actually remember this time).

Maltstock runs between Friday 9th September, and Sunday 11th September, and costs only €175 for the whole weekend including accommodation and all meals – all you need to do is bring a bottle or two of your favourite whisky to share with everyone else. If you’re travelling from the UK, you can fly, then get the train from Amsterdam to Nijmegen (this cost about £100 each last year), or drive (ferry from Calais costs about £50, and Nijmegen is about a 4 hour drive from Calais). Although Maltstock is in the Netherlands, English is spoken for the whole weekend.

This year’s event is now all but sold out, but if you hurry, you can still get a ticket here .

Rather than drivel on about how excellent a weekend it is (and it really is), I’ll entreat you all to simply read the blog post about last year’s trip, and think about the fact that this year, the catering is being done by a Dutch BBQ specialist who is currently ranked at number 5 in the world BBQ championships (yes – that’s a real thing).


BBQ Heaven

As if this wasn’t enough, the second tasting of the weekend (18:00 on Friday) is going to be done by yours truly with assistance from Neil Ridley, and will focus solely on whiskies from closed distilleries. I’ve got (some of) the bottles on the shelf behind my desk – so here’s a sneak preview.


not too shabby

If anyone has already booked their tickets, bung a comment in below and I’ll make sure we bring you a treat!



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Comments (13) -

8/31/2011 8:38:50 AM #

I'll be there Smile

Pano Netherlands

8/31/2011 9:29:04 AM #


Are you booked into the Lost Distilleries Masterclass on the Friday evening?


Ben Ellefsen @ Master of Malt United Kingdom

8/31/2011 9:41:21 AM #

Don't know yet. The bookings haven't been made public yet. So ... fingers crossed!

Pano Netherlands

8/31/2011 11:08:39 AM #

Either way - come and find me afterwards, and I'll make sure we get you a little something free Smile


Ben Ellefsen @ Master of Malt United Kingdom

8/31/2011 4:28:38 PM #


Pano Netherlands

8/31/2011 8:55:00 PM #

looking forward to seeing you guys again!
@Pano: Eline is working on the schedules. Will be this weekend at the latest.

Teun van Wel Netherlands

8/31/2011 9:51:49 PM #

Been there last year, liked it, booked for this year.

Only another week, can't wait!

Cu all there


Tina Germany

8/31/2011 10:12:16 PM #

Been there last year and the year before, and sure I'm going this year.
The best whiskyweekend ever!



Leapfrog Netherlands

8/31/2011 10:15:20 PM #

I'll be there also - no idea which tastings, but doesn't matter.  As long as there's whisky, we should be fine.  Huzzah.

Can.  Not.  Wait.

Jason B Standing United Kingdom

9/1/2011 9:47:28 AM #

Mr. Standing - at last we shall meet!


Ben Ellefsen @ Master of Malt United Kingdom

9/2/2011 10:48:31 AM #

I'll be @ Malstock.

Love that Murray McDavid Littlemill 1990, got it in my collection... Smile

Tom (AWG_Whisky) Netherlands

9/2/2011 2:33:41 PM #

yeah - it's a good one that - Littlemills can be a bit hit and miss, but that's definitely a goodie.

Ben Ellefsen @ Master of Malt United Kingdom

9/3/2011 12:40:03 PM #

Yah I'll be there for the 3th time, and hope to join the lost distillery tasting. See you next week

Peter (aka tokkie) Netherlands

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