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Welcome to the world's most sustainable whisky

At the end of 2019, Bus Whisky was successfully launched as a new Dutch whisky label. In just three years, Bus grew from a small start-up to one of the larger whisky producers in the Netherlands and received multiple international awards. At the end of 2021, Bus Whisky also won gold at the Global Green Awards and was named one of the most sustainable whisky producers in the world.

Single estate whiskey
Bus Single Malt, Single Cask and Single Estate whisky is distilled on its own farm. Very few single estate whisky distilleries can be found in the world. Single estate means that the malting barley is grown by the distillery itself. At Bus this happens sustainably: without artificial fertilizers and pesticides, with flowery field edges and a lot of attention to soil life and biodiversity. The production process at Bus Whisky is small-scale and traditional. And it will stay that way. That makes our whisky pure and exclusive. Every new release is a limited edition.

Opening hours

 

Restaurant

 

Whisky tours

Monday   3:30-22:00 p.m.   4 p.m.
Tuesday   3:30-22:00 p.m.   4 p.m.
Wednesday   closed   4 p.m.
Thursday   3:30-22:00 p.m.   4 p.m.
Friday   3:30-22:00 p.m.   4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Saturday   11:30-22:00 a.m.   12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Sunday   11:30-22:00 a.m.   12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
         

Brewing barley from our own farm
One of the main ingredients of Bus whiskey is malt, which is made from malting barley. The malting barley for our craft whiskey is grown sustainably in-house on our own farm and in fields in the immediate vicinity. The term "single malt" says nothing about the origin of the malt and grain. These are purchased as a bulk ingredient by large malt houses and distilleries around the world. And exactly this is where a single estate whiskey like Bus is the superlative of single malt: farm-to-bottle perfection we call it. An excellent basis for ultimately making the best whisky in the Netherlands.

Only the very best barrels
Bus Whisky ages a lot on first fill bourbon barrels and sherry casks. With old-fashioned craftsmanship, the barrels are kept in top condition before they are transported from Scotland to Bus Whisky's distillery, where they begin a new chapter in their life as Brabant whiskey barrels. In addition to first fill bourbon, several specials are aged on PX, Oloroso, Moscatel, Fino, New American oak, Red Wine, Port and Madeira barrels, among others. The team personally travels to Scotland and Spain to source the best barrels. At Bus Whisky, years of aging in these top-class barrels creates beautiful notes and rich flavors, all of which define Bus Whisky single malt. Everything for farm-to-bottle perfection.

Bus
The name Bus Whisky comes from the hamlet 'Bus' in the Brabant village of Nistelrode. The hamlet is located near the so-called Peelrand fault, a geological fault line that owes its name to the Peel. Roughly speaking, this fault line runs from Roermond via Meijel, Deurne, Gemert and Uden to Nistelrode.
At this location in Nistelrode, Bus Whisky has its own water source with so-called point water. Pointing water occurs in areas with fault lines in the earth's crust as a result of a globally unique natural phenomenon in which mineral-rich water is forced to the surface along deep fractures by primal forces, sometimes even to spring spontaneously. This phenomenon is called pointing. Pointing water usually comes from a depth of 25 to 80 meters and varies in age from 70 to 600 years. The underground fusion of these streams creates a unique natural variety of minerals that give the water its own unique signature. When the whisky is bottled, the whisky is diluted from cask strength to bottle strength. At this point, the whiskey is also blended with a small portion of point water.

Non-chill filtered
Bus Whisky is non-chill filtered. The reason that most major whisky labels opt for chill-filtration is that the fatty acids and esters can still solidify at low temperatures or, for example, by adding a little cold water or ice to the glass. This can make the whisky less clear. Bus Whisky is a Dutch whisky that very deliberately uses non-chill filtration. By not cooling the whisky before filtering, we prevent fatty acids, proteins and esters that play a major role in the taste experience, from being filtered out. When you chill Bus Whisky or add cold water to our whisky, it can become less clear. That's the way it's supposed to be. We like to keep our whiskey natural and pure, while retaining all the flavors. All for farm-to-bottle perfection.

Collaboration with artists
Bus Whisky's intensive collaboration with young designers and artists ensures that each label of a bottle of Bus Whisky is designed by a renowned artist. The environment and nature often play a prominent role in the design of the bottle and the label. Artist Sanne van den Elzen (1986) used cyanotype in her studio in Amsterdam to visualize the Peelrand fault. Her handmade cyanotype of a paint profile of the Peelrand fault became the basis for the first label of Bus Whisky. With this commissioned work, Sanne went back to the roots of her art form of photography and back to her own roots on Bus in Nistelrode where she was born and raised.

Artist Lisa Beckers (1989) from Nijmegen signed for the design of the first special of Bus Whisky released in the fall of 2020. Lisa is fascinated by the colors of the earth, and landscapes that suffer from prolonged drought or special features are a major source of inspiration. She paints with her own collection of earth pigments. Bus Whisky has acquired her work Iron Ground, which is made with pigments found by Lisa around the Peelrand fault and in the vicinity of Bus. Rice water rusts once it comes into contact with oxygen and that effect colors the ground. Iron Ground is the basis for the labels of Bus Whisky's sherry specials.

Award Winning Whiskey
In late 2019, Bus Whisky was successfully launched as a new Dutch whisky label. In just three years, the Brabant whisky start-up grew to become one of the larger whisky producers in the Netherlands and the most sustainable in the world.

Internationally, our efforts have already led to a silver medal for our very first Bourbon barrel and silver for our first PX finish at the London Spirits Competition and bronze in San Francisco at the USA Spirits Ratings. Our whisky is still relatively young now, of course, but the longer-term ambition is clear: we want to eventually make one of the best Dutch single malt whiskies. Whether we succeed in that? Come see and taste for yourself: our whisky distillery is open to the public 7 days a week. There are daily tours at 4 pm. On Saturdays and Sundays there are extra tours at 12.00 p.m. and 1.30 p.m. You can combine a tour with lunch or dinner in our charming farm restaurant.

Opening hours

 

Restaurant

 

Whisky tours

Monday   3:30-22:00 p.m.   4 p.m.
Tuesday   3:30-22:00 p.m.   4 p.m.
Wednesday   closed   4 p.m.
Thursday   3:30-22:00 p.m.   4 p.m.
Friday   3:30-22:00 p.m.   4 p.m.
Saturday   11:30-22:00 a.m.   12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Sunday   11:30-22:00 a.m.   12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
         

We are often fully booked, so you really should book in advance. Reservations can be made very easily online.

 

From €129.50 for only €99.50!

Whiskydeal

Unique package with a tour of the whisky distillery, a culinary four-course dinner and an overnight stay in our B&B with breakfast for only € 99.50 p.p. on Sundays and Mondays!

Open 7 days a week

Whisky tours

Our whiskey distillery is open 7 days a week. Each day there is a tour of the distillery at 4:00 pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, there are additional tours at noon and 1:30 pm. TIP: Combine your tour with dinner!

Canister of Whisky | 50cl

Bourbon Aged €64.95

This single malt, single cask and single estate whisky has acquired its distinctive flavor and color after three years of aging in first fill bourbon barrels. Blended with a small proportion of pure pointing water, bottled, paraffined and sealed by our Master Distiller.

Cans of Whisky | 50cl (SOLD OUT)

Russian Imperial Stout finish €89.95

The nose has a nice complexity of pepper, chocolate with underneath a note of almond and a hint of sweet apple. A nice dry finish with pepper and bitter chocolate returning. A hint of licorice finishes it off.

Cans of Whisky | 50cl (SOLD OUT)

Bourbon aged | PX finish € 89.95

The nose is beautifully round and filled with raisins, apricots and nuts. Rich soft sherry notes fill the palate with oak, dried fruits and figs alongside a hint of toasted spiciness. A lovely creamy finish with hints of spice and sherry.

Feb. 14, 2023

Valentine deal €99.50

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For only €89.50 p.p.

Camping Culinary

Unique package with tour of the whisky distillery, a culinary four-course dinner at your camper, tent or caravan with luxury breakfast box for only € 89.50 p.p.

Grain to glass | Top of its class

Thus, nose, taste and finish are appreciated:

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