Whether you are a whisky lover, investor or just curious about what makes whisky so special - don't miss the official launch of Wittenborg University's new book Whisky Burn – the Highlands and Islands by Vespa on 10 December 2015 in Amsterdam.
Published by Wittenborg University Press and written by British author and painter, Ben Birdsall, Whisky Burn leads readers through an entertaining and fascinating journey around Scotland - from Glasgow to Orkney via the Western Isles, visiting all the well-known distilleries along the way.
The launch will be held at Wittenborg's newly opened Amsterdam location situated 5 minutes from the central station in the UP-Building, Piet Heijnkade 55. The venue offers a spectacular panoramic view Amsterdam. To register for the event and the official invitation go here.
Book Signing & Whisky Tasting
Birdsall will be speaking about his book and signing copies on sale at the event. At the launch there will also be a chance to do some ''nosing & tasting'' giving guests the chance to sample a few excellent Scotch whiskies.
Birdsall spent one summer traveling for 3 weeks from one distillery to the other on his 1979 Vespa 50, savoring the diverse range of flavours the Scottish region has to offer. In an interview earlier he said the book is intended for people who know a little bit about Scotch whisky and want to learn more about the distilleries that produce them. "It is a reference book but could also be for people going on holiday, wanting to do a similar trip." Whisky Burn is also illustrated with twelve oil paintings done by the author at various points during the trip.
Why invest in whisky?
Scotch Whisky International will present an in-depth look at investing in whisky, while Wittenborg will explain the link between the publishing of a book on Whisky and education, especially in the context of programmes in Hospitality, Tourism and Entrepreneurship.
Wittenborg University sponsors various projects linked to education and at the “Whisky Burn” book launch it will also be introducing the new Kenya-Project: Vijana Reloaded. This interesting development project focusing on entrepreneurship adds to Wittenborg’s already strong commitment to developing education for and in Africa.
Attending this unique “Whisky Burn” event is free, as is the "nosing & tasting".
by Anesca Smith