Hosted by Maltstock
On Sunday 17 May 4pm CET / 3pm BST.
At the beginning of May The Whisky Shop Dufftown intended to bring a host of whisky events to Speyside. One of them was a relaxed whisky quiz hosted by our good friends at Maltstock with the most relaxed quiz master known to whisky, Teun van Wel. Maltstock quizzes are legendary and it would be a loss to the world as we know it if it did not go ahead. Teun suggested we could go ahead as planned, albeit virtually, so that is what we are going to do. Just two weeks later, and via Facebook live, we will bring direct to you (almost) the same relaxed fun quiz on Sunday 17 May.
The event will be streamed on The Whisky Shop Dufftown's Facebook page from 4pm CET / 3pm BST. Answer forms will be sent to contestants electronically to be completed and returned. Teun will be your on-line host with the questions. The questions may be fiendish, testing, whacky, revealing or fun but always relaxed.
How do you take part? We will be running three leagues during the quiz. The first one is for mere mortals, the amateur league. The second one is for teams of mere mortals. If you are entering as a team then it is down to you how you organize your team communications. The third and final league is not for immortals but for whisky professionals. Not all of these are immortal. These are people that are or have been employed in the whisky industry and is just for fun. This is to make things fair for all taking part.
When you complete the quiz, you will receive a £5 voucher to use on The Whisky Shop Dufftown's on-line store to put towards a whisky purchase. You will be able to win prizes along the way during the quiz as well and, of course, the big prize for the top scoring contestant or team in each amateur league. When taking part, we strongly recommend ensuring you have a good supply of drams to hand to make sure the brain cells are appropriately lubricated.
To enter the individual amateur league click here to buy a ticket and for the team amateur league click here. Tickets are £10 per entry. One ticket per team but it is down to you on how to share the voucher and any prizes you win amongst your team.
The professional league is for "fun" only. No prizes. They do not need the incentive to be competitive. Drop me an email if you want to take part in the professional league (firstname.lastname@example.org).
So contestants are you ready? Tickets on sale until 16 May.
Maltstock is the all inclusive relaxed whisky weekend which takes place at het Buitencentrum in Overasselt (near Nijmegen) between 11 and 13 September 2020.
We are very grateful to the following companies and brands who have supported the quiz by donatiing prixes:
Berry Bros & Rudd
Morrison & MacKay
The Highlander Inn
The Peter MacKay Motor Sport
House of McCallum
Over 18's only please.
Please note the prizes will most likely be alcohol. We will ship the prizes to the winners free of charge but to do this shipment must be to a country, jurisdiction or state that allows shipment of alcohol to individuals. No cash alternatives.