“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.
|Area /Name||Dist year||Age||%||Cask type||Cask no.|
|From the Highlands :|
|Ballechin||2007||11||60.0||refill sherry butt||165|
|Glen Ord||2011||6||46.0||bourbon barrel||800297|
|Royal Brackla||2010||7||46.0||bourbon barrel||307481|
|Tormore||1988||26||46.0||refill sherry butt||15331|
|From Islay :|
|Caol Ila||2009||8||59.7||sherry butt||317895|
|Caol Ila||2008||8||46.0||bourbon barrel||310361|
|From Orkney :|
|Single Grain :|
|North British||2007||10||46.0||bourbon barrel||321023|
|Rare Reserve :|
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.
BV Groothandel van Wees
P.O. box 18
3800 AA Amersfoort
T: +31 33 4616426