The Spirit of Brussels continues as the Whisky Ways… 

Given that the measures taken to control Covid-19, the Coronavirus by the Government in Belgium, it is unfortunately not possible to organize a whisky festival for the coming years.
An indoor event like a whisky and spirits festival where practically everyone stands close to each other and walks around, it is simply not possible to arrange the space at a distance of 1.5 meters from each other.

The second edition of The Spirit of Brussels was scheduled for October 2020 and has been postponed to 2021. After postponing the festival again and considering the above, we decided to change our course and continue for now as the Whisky Ways, the Whisky Journey…

Whisky Ways is not going to organize online and virtual masterclasses but “real” whisky tastings for three groups: the novice whisky lover, we already mentioned this group “the new enjoyers”….

In addition, the live tastings and master classes for the more advanced whisky enthusiast with fine premium blends and malts and as a third group the whisky connoisseurs where we enjoy rare editions, cask strength and bottlings of the independent bottlers. The atmosphere and the taste experience of all these tastings and having a nice evening for the participants is central for us.

The groups will consist of a maximum of 20 participants, which guarantees the 1.5 meter distance. The tastings are held in the evenings and we are happy to say that we can continue the cooperation  with the Holland House in Brussels. We can once again organize the Whisky Ways tastings and master classes events  in this very nice venue.

Unfortunately, according to the current Corona situation it is for the time being not possible to organize these tastings.

On our website and through mailings we will inform all our friends and relations when we can organize these lovely tastings again.

In the mean time stay strong and healthy and we wish you a safe time and don’t forget at home: Slainte Mhath!


For information about the planning and tickets, please send an email to progam manager Richard van Nieuwenhoven:

The Team of The Spirit Whisky Events organizes frequently also whisky tastings and masterclasses in Amsterdam and Maastricht. Would you like to see how it is there? Please go to:

The Spirit of Brussels means enjoying a diversity of excellent (malt) whisky’s and premium spirits from well known national and international distillers and importers.


Hotel  suggestions in the centre of Brussels.

On walking distance of the Holland House:

Leopold Hotel Brussel, Luxemburgstraat 35

Marriott Renaissance Brussels Hotel, Parnassusstraat 19


In or near the centre:

Radisson Collection Hotel – Grand Place

Hotel Metropole – Place Brouckère

Hotel Warwick Brussels – Rue Duquesnoy

Hotel Pillows – Place Rouppe

Hotel Bedford – Rue de Midi

The Hotel Brussels – Waterloolaan

The whisky tastings and masterclasses are held in the Holland House, Aarlenstraat 20, B-1050 Brussels (nearby Place du Luxembourg). Holland House Brussels

To reach the Holland House by car or public transport.
You can park your car at the public parking “Wet” at the Wetstraat 19, 1000 Brussel with a one minute walk to the venue. We encourage people to come by public transport. The distance between Station Brussels-Luxembourg and the venue is only 200 meters.
De distance between Station Brussels Central to the Holland House is a 20minutes’ walk.




List of participants and the whisky and spirit brands they are presenting as we know it till now.

Whisky Import Belux-

Speyside Distillery – Ardnamurchan Distillery – Säntis Malt Distillery, Eden Mill Distillery – The English Distillery- Raasay Distillery – Hunther Laing – Claxton – The Single Cask

The Whisky Mercenary
The Belgium Owl

Cinoco België
Jurgen’s Whiskyhouse
The Glenturret Distillery
The Bruichladdisch Distillery

Brugal 1888, Nr. 3 London Dry Gin, The Glenrothes, Highland Park,
The Macallan, Naked Grouse.

Het Anker België
Gouden Carolus Whisky

The Whisky House
Spirits by Vanguard
The Whisky Nosing Contest