"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 1001 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 :          
           
Ardmore 2010 9 46.0 bourbon barrel 800194
Ballechin 2008 11 59.8 refill sherry butt 219
Glen Ord 2011 8 46.0 bourbon barrel 800311
Glen Spey 2010 9 60.0 hogshead 804800
Glencadam 2011 46.0 bourbon barrel 800145
Glenlivet 2007 11 62.0 1st fill sherry 900280
Glenlossie 2007 12 55.7 can. hogshead 3957
Linkwood 2008 11 46.0 hogshead 803598
Mannochmore 2010 9 46.0 hogshead 7619
Mortlach 2009 10 46.0 bourbon barrel 301459
Pulteney 2008 12 56.6 sherry butt 17
Royal Brackla 2010 9 46.0 bourbon barrel 307492
           
From Islay :          
           
Bunnahabhain Staoisha 2014 5 46.0 dechar/rechar 10631
Caol Ila 2009 9 59.0 sherry butt 317864
Caol Ila 2012 7 46.0 hogshead 322159
           
From Orkney :          
           
Whitlaw 2014 5 46.0 dechar/rechar 437
           
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