October events for discerning drinkers

Words by Timo Janse

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October makes many international drinks enthusiasts' heart grow fonder as it features Bar Convent Berlin, London Cocktail Week and the World’s 50 Best Bars announcement. But there is lots more to look out for...

In Amersfoort for instance, the Potstill festival holds its own, with hundreds of spirits open for tasting. In Ijmuiden there is the whisky & Rum festival, bringing some of the biggest and finest producers of dark spirits together. As always, feel free to contact us if you have an event that we missed on
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Liquor Lecture - proeven als een pro

What: Rum tasting of Diplomatico
Location: Dorstlust Drankerij (Amsterdam)
When: 7 PM - 9 PM, 2 October 2019
More info: Facebook Event

World 50 Best Bars Announcement

What: Announcement of top 50 bars in the world
Location: London
When: 7 PM - 10 PM, 3 October 2019
More info: Facebook Event

Potstill Festival

What: Craft Distillate heaven
Location: Leerhotel het Klooster (Amersfoort)
When: 1 PM - 4 PM on 5 & 6, 7 PM - 10 PM on 4 & 5, event runs 4-6 October 2019
More info:
Facebook Event

Finlandia World Animal day

What: Vegan Fingerfood, Surprise Act and magic
Location: Feijoa (Amsterdam)
When: 5 PM -3 AM, 4 October 2019
More info: Facebook Event

Jim Beam Bartender tasting by Fred Noe

What: 7th generation distiller and relative of Jim Beam himself hosts a tasting.
Location: Cinema (Rotterdam)
When: 2 PM -4 PM, 5 October 2019
More info: Facebook Event

Bar Convent Berlin

What:Europe’s largest Cocktail Convention
Location: Luckenwalderstraße 4-6 (Berlin)
When: 11 AM - 7 PM each day, 7-9 October 2019
More info: Facebook Event

London Cocktail Week

What: 10th anniversary of the oldest cocktail week
Location: Throughout London
When: Noon-1 AM each day, 9-13 October 2019
More info: Facebook Event

FDC invites: Quinary (HK) with Samuel Kwok

What: Guest Shift of Hong Kong top bar
Location: Flying Dutchmen Cocktails (Amsterdam)
When: 8 PM -11 PM, 10 October 2019
More info: Facebook Event

Get Real With Seale

What: 2 rum producers talk category future
Location: Roses by Sal (Amsterdam)
When: 5 PM - 8 PM, 11 October 2019
More info: More info

Whisky & Rum aan zee

What: One of the largest meeting places of rum and whisky enthusiasts of the country.
Location: Zeewijck (Ijmuiden)
When: 2 PM - 5.30 PM & 7 PM - 10.30 PM, 12 October 2019
More info: More info

2019 Dutch AeropPress Championship

What: Win a ticket to the World AeroPress championship
Location: De Pomp (Utrecht)
When: 6 PM - Midnight, 12 October 2019
More info: More info

Hooghoudt Secret event

What: Hush hush industry event organized by Hooghoudt
Location: Groningen
When:12.30-18.30, 14 October 2019


Pisco Waqar dinner

What: Tasting and 5 course cocktail pairing with Waqar Pisco
Location: Amusée (Amsterdam)
When: 6 PM - Midnight, 14 October 2019
More info: Facebook Event


NBC Ouderwets Kopstootrondje

What: Bar Crawl with traditional dutch headbutts
Location: several bars in Amsterdam
When: 7 PM - Midnight, 16 October 2019
More info: More info

Amsterdam Dance Event

What: The largest gathering of EDM in the world
Location: Throughout Amsterdam, 16-20 October 2019
More info: Facebook Event

FDC x Van Wees Amersfoort invite: ECC Traveller Damien Lemercier

What: Guest shift by French world traveller
Location: Flying Dutchmen Cocktails (Amsterdam)
When: 8 PM - 11 PM, 18 October 2019
More info: Facebook Event


Because I’m a Bartender

What:Supporting Female Bartenders one drink at a time
Location: The Five Points Bar & Drink Society (The Hague)
When: 7 PM - 2.30 AM, 21 October 2019
More info: Facebook Event


Everleaf: A taste of the Wild

What:Introduction to Everleaf
Location: Hortus Botanicus (Amsterdam)
When: 5 PM- 10 PM, 21 October 2019
More info: Facebook Event


World Class Studio: Tartan Tiki

What:World Class section on Tiki with a chance to win a trip to Talisker on Skye
Location: Hula Hula (Amsterdam)
When: Noon - 6 PM, 21 October 2019
More info: Facebook Event


Nikka Perfect Serve Final

What: Masterclass by Stanislav Vadrna, followed by the dutch final of the Nikka Perfect Serve
Location: Duke of Tokyo (Amsterdam)
When: 11 AM - 5 PM, 22 October 2019


Three Cents presents: Speakfizzy

What: Three Cents Pop-up
Location: Vesper Bar (Amsterdam)
When: 6 PM - 1 AM, 22-23 October 2019
More info: Facebook Event


FDC x NBC invite: Beachbum Berry

What: Guest shift & Masterclass by greatest tiki mind alive
Location: Flying Dutchmen Cocktails (Amsterdam)
When: 3 PM - 4 PM & 8 PM - 11 PM, 23 October 2019

FDC x Black Tomato gin invite: Paradiso (ESP)

What: Guest shift by Spanish Super bar
Location: Flying Dutchmen Cocktails (Amsterdam)
When: 8 PM - 11 PM, 30 October 2019

FDC x Black Tomato gin invite: AnonymouS (CZ)

What: Guest shift by Czech super bar
Location: Flying Dutchmen Cocktails (Amsterdam)
When: 8 PM - 11 PM, 31 October 2019
More info: Facebook Event

Super Spooky Halloween Partyi

What: Halloween party with best dressed prize and special menu
Location: Super Lyan (Amsterdam)
When: 6 PM - 10 PM, 31 October
More info: Facebook Event

Halloween - Hiding in Plain Sight

What: Halloween Party with TV & Movie character theme plus dark disco party
Location:Hiding in Plain Sight (Amsterdam)
When: 7 PM - 1 AM, 31 October
More info: Facebook Event

La Casa de Cocktail

What: Halloween party Red themed together with Patron and Bacardi
Location: Bricks “Hooch & Brew” (The Hague)
When: 5 PM - 11 PM, 31 October
More info: Facebook Event