About Bus

  • About Bus

"Bus Whisky" is named after the distillery's water source. For thousands of years, the Peelrand fault has formed a natural formation of pointing water sources in eastern Brabant, such as the well in Handel, which attracts many pilgrims and believers every year. And the Willibrordus well in Oss, which is said to have been blessed by St. Willibrord. Wisdom wells carry with them a rich history. In the hamlet of Bus in Nistelrode, the whiskey distillery water source is located in the yard of the farm where owners Dennis Hurkmans & Ezra Leeger live and where the malting barley for Bus Whisky is also grown.

Bus Whisky won medals at the London Spirits Competition in London (2x silver) and the USA Spirits Ratings in San Francisco (bronze) as well as the China Wine & Spirit Competition (gold) and the Asian Wine & Spirit competition (good) in addition to a gold sustainability medal in Hong Kong in 2021.

Dennis recently made a podcast with change guru Yousri Mandour. "𝐀𝐥𝐬 𝐣𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐭 𝐣𝐚𝐚𝐫 1 𝐩𝐨𝐝𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐮𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐭, 𝐥𝐚𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐭 𝐝𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐣𝐞𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐟𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐳𝐞 𝐳𝐢𝐣𝐧!" says Yousri. In the podcast, he asks him shirtless about the genesis of Bus Whisky - with all the associated trial and error. Listen to this entire episode of the Strategy of the Lobster podcast here:


Marcel van Roessel

Master Distiller

Marcel is the Master Distiller of Bus Whisky. He findsthee diversity in flavors of whiskey fascinating. From light, refined and fruity aromas to robust, smoky aroma cannons. It is his passion to discover new aromas and flavors every time while distilling.

Eric van Dijk

Distiller & Farmer

Eric van Dijk is a member of dorsclub de Stofvreters who keep the agricultural heritage alive with antique machines and grow malting barley for Bus Whisky. In addition to being a whisky distiller, Eric is alsothee man in charge of quality and safety policy. His pharmaceutical background comes in handy here.

Ine Stallaart

Food Designer & Liquorist

Ine has been involved with Bus Whisky from the very beginning and with her background as a food technologist and liquorist she is an expert withinthee team. Besides distilling, workshops and tastings Ine does concept development and design. Ine was previously active in Youth Food Movement

Bram Huvenaars

Masher & distiller

After a career in the quality department of Swinkels Family Brewers in Lieshout, Bram went to work for Bus Whisky. 'Not only did I work with beer, but it's also my hobby,' Bram explains. 'Also at home I am a fanatic beer builder and I can enjoy a delicious beer of my own.Thee...

Dennis Hurkmans & Ezra Leeger

Founding Family

Dennis and Ezra started distilling whiskey from their own brewing barley in 2015 and have since gathered a team of specialists around them to further build Bus as a whiskey label.



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Bus Whisky is the most sustainable whisky distillery inthee world. Will you get on our Bus? Your passion and interests are our starting point. A tailor-made job. Gettinthede most out of your work in beautiful harmony with home.

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