"HOW IT ALL STARTED"


“The Ultimate Whisky Company” was founded in 1994 when Han and Maurice van Wees started selecting their finest casks of Single Malt for bottling.

Only the best casks were good enough for “The Ultimate” and in the beginning even miniature bottles were made.
Because the whisky is bottled without chill filtration, all the original flavours remain inside.
Also, no caramel is added so the colour always corresponds with the originating cask.
An “honest Single Malt” according to Van Wees standards.

The Ultimate range consists of about 25 different bottlings, from all regions of Scotland and on a rare occacion even from outside of Scotland.
Each bottle is numbered and all cask details are mentioned on the label.
In addition to the 46% non-chill-filtered and cask strength versions there are also some "Rare Reserve" bottlings which feature only the most special malt whiskies.

Since 1994 over 850 Malts have been released under The Ultimate label and there are many more to come.

CURRENT BOTTLINGS

Area /Name Dist year Age % Cask type Cask no.
           
From the Highlands :          
           
Ballechin 2007 11 59.6 refill sherry butt 166
Dailuaine 2008 8 46.0 bourbon barrel 800031
Edradour 2009 9 58.0 sherry butt 45
Glen Elgin 1995 22 46.0 hogshead 3267
Glen Keith 1997 20 55.7 hogshead 72579
Glen Ord 2011 6 46.0 bourbon barrel 800297
Glencadam 2011 7 46.0 bourbon barrel 800103
Inchgower 2007 11 46.0 hogshead 801396
MacDuff 2006 12 46.0 bourbon barrel 102387
Pulteney 2008 10 46.0 bourbon barrel 800008
Royal Brackla 2010 7 46.0 bourbon barrel 307481
Teaninich 2007 10 46.0 hogshead 702712
Tormore 1988 26 46.0 refill sherry butt 15331
Tullibardine 2007 11 57.8 bourbon barrel 800120
Unnamed Speyside 2005 13 46.0 hogshead A106-63
           
From Islay :          
           
Bunnahabhain Moine 2011 6 61.1 refill butt 704454
Bunnahabhain Staoisha 2013 5 64.6 hogshead 900044
Caol Ila 2009 8 59.7 sherry butt 317895
Caol Ila 2008 8 46.0 bourbon barrel 310361
           
From Orkney :          
           
Mystery Orkney 2005 13 46.0 hogshead 17A/63#68
           
Single Grain :          
           
North British 2007 10 46.0 bourbon barrel 321023
           
Rare Reserve :          
           
Mosstowie 1979 34 51.5 bourbon barrel 1355
Mystery Speyside 1966 46 43.3 hogshead 3337

BOTTLING HISTORY

FROM SAMPLE TO BOTTLE

Every Ultimate bottling starts with tasting cask samples in the warehouse as well as in our own office to make sure the quality is up to Ultimate standards.

And then it all comes down to years of experience and recognizing a good malt with the potential of becoming a good bottling.
“The Ultimate” whiskies are bottled without chill filtration, with the intention to keep all the original flavours inside.
True to our philosophy, we want to offer the Ultimate whisky with the best quality possible for an affordable and honest price.

All bottles are numbered and on every label you can immediately see the distillation- and bottling date,
the actual age, the cask type and the cask number.

“An honest and old fashioned quality single cask, single malt” according to the Van Wees standards, as they have been set by Han and Maurice van Wees so many years ago.

CONTACT

BV Groothandel van Wees
P.O. box 18
3800 AA Amersfoort
The Netherlands
T: +31 33 4616426
E: info@vanweesholland.com