Netherlands

Whiskybase Gathering

Average Rating

94.93

114 votes

Average Shop & Tour
  • 95.04
    Ambiance
  • 96.28
    Selection
  • 93.34
    Value
  • 95.06
    Service
Photo by Slàinte Mhath

About

Whiskybase Gathering 2022.

Meet fellow whisky friends and share the fun!

Expect first class tasting sessions, independent bottlers and collectors bring their best bottles for you to taste. 

More information will follow -  Tickets are available

https://whiskybase.com/tickets

  1. vlad78 scored this event 100 points Connoisseur

    Огромный выбор виски, отлично организованное мероприятие, гостеприимные люди, хорошая погода, много знакомых лиц, все было великолепно!

    Total
    100
    Ambiance
    100
    Selection
    98
    Value
    100
    Service
    100

  2. vlad78 did not rate this event Connoisseur

    Это было восхитительно! После нескольких лет, когда фестиваль не проводился, оказаться вновь в этом месте было великолепно! Приехали друзья из разных мест, что только усилило положительные эмоции!Гостеприимство и большое количество предложений сделали эти дни неповторимыми, правда, запомнить удалось не все. 

  3. peatbogger scored this event 97 points Specialist

    I think Amazing!!! have to be the proper description.

    I'm giving "selection" a full 100 score. With around 2.500 whiskies on offer I can't really think of anything other than confusion as a reason for anyone to give it less.

    "Value" as well is getting a full 100, that's both as value for money as well as in gaining whisky experience.

    There were something for everyone and for anyone's wallet. And pleasingly it didn't look like anyone wanted to take any significant advantage of recent price development on the second hand market.

    All the way from a €1 dram from a new distillery to €2.200 for 2 cl of vintage Bowmore.

    With the on-line pre-listing I strongly advice to make a personal wish list.

    All vendors were friendly, informative and communicative although at times, especially on Saturday, extremely busy.

    Good "ambiance". A bit crowded on Saturday, and with the DJ located right in the sitting area it was a little loud at times. Although I have to say it was my kind of beat all weekend.

    I don't think I noticed a single intoxicated person, friendly happy people everywhere.

    And what better way to start a Sunday than right inside the entrance meeting a fellow WB specialist pouring you a 1977 Port Ellen?

    Total
    97
    Ambiance
    90
    Selection
    100
    Value
    100
    Service
    97

  4. dutchdrammer scored this event 97 points Expert Senior

    This amazing Gathering is a must! The organization is immaculate, the selection of available whiskies is mind-blowing, the standholders are friendly and very knowledgeable. 

    I try to be there the whole weekend (Fr, Sa, Su), and even that is not enough to taste all the whiskies I'd like to try. Very relaxed longgg sessions so you can take your time strolling the venue and meeting old and new friends. 

    Even though the prices of whisky have exploded over the last few years the drams are often priced reasonably, you just have to be more modest in your choices. 

    I really like Limburg too (and I loved Oostende)  but the Gathering passed the Whisky Fair already a few years ago in organization, ambiance, selection, location, services.



    Total
    97
    Ambiance
    99
    Selection
    98
    Value
    91
    Service
    99

  5. Pindahaas scored this event 99 points Expert Junior

    Total
    99
    Ambiance
    98
    Selection
    98
    Value
    100
    Service
    100

  6. HrvojeV scored this event 95 points Expert Senior

    Total
    95
    Ambiance
    96
    Selection
    95
    Value
    94
    Service
    93

  7. Slàinte Mhath scored this event 93 points Super Administrator

    After 3 long years of lockdowns and cancelled festivals, it was finally time to return to Maassilo for the Whiskybase Gathering 2022! Great whiskies, good company and service, and lots of great memories of a weekend that passed far too quickly are the essence of this event. I have reviewed the Gathering three times before, so I'll focus on my main thoughts:

    + the selection of whiskies was mind-blowing, not even two weeks would have been enough to get through my wishlist

    + outstanding service by the Whiskybase crew

    + very friendly and sociable visitors (no comparison to festivals in Norway where people just want to get drunk)

    + overall moderate prices given current inflation levels

    + nice food pairings with ham and cheese

    - some exhibitors did not update their bottle lists properly

    - the music was too loud on Saturday, it was hardly possible to have a conversation

    - the selection of food could have offered more variety (as was the case at previous Gatherings), there was enough empty space left and burgers were sold out early on Saturday

    I would like to conclude with a big shout-out to everyone who has been working this weekend to make it an unforgettable event, and I am very much looking forward to the next Gathering in 2023!


    Total
    93
    Ambiance
    91
    Selection
    95
    Value
    92
    Service
    94

  8. JNuyts scored this event 97 points Connoisseur

    Best whiskyfestival I've ever attended! Looking forward to next year :-)

    Total
    97
    Ambiance
    99
    Selection
    99
    Value
    92
    Service
    99

  9. Elmer_Fudd scored this event 93 points Expert Senior

    Het was fantastisch! Een goede sfeer, een ruim assortiment voor elke portemonnee en hele leuke standhouders die graag een advies wilden geven of een praatje wilden maken. De bereikbaarheid was goed. Volgend jaar weer!

    Total
    93
    Ambiance
    91
    Selection
    95
    Value
    90
    Service
    96

  10. 404fred scored this event 96 points Expert Senior

    Total
    96
    Ambiance
    95
    Selection
    100
    Value
    90
    Service
    100

  • Whiskies
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  • Votes
    114
  • Status
    Active
  • Check-ins
    436

Event location

Maashaven Zuidzijde 1-2
3081 AE Rotterdam
Netherlands

Event details

https://www.whiskybase.com/gathering
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