Who is The Dramcatcher



Welcome to the website of The Dramcatcher. My name is Marco Smits, born in 1972 and I am an independent Ambassador/Liquorist for various distillates, including whisky, gin, jenever, rum, tequila, mezcal and, in addition to (home) tastings, I also provide training and promotional activities throughout the Netherlands.

I have been a whisky lover for over 30 years and have been fascinated by this magic between barley, yeast, water and wooden barrels for years. I would love to share this passion and introduce you to the wonderful variations and expressions of whisky or one of the other beautiful distillates.

Hope to see you at one of the tastings , course days or festivals!



Business Promotions

As Whisky Ambassador I am:





Full of passion about whisky

Independent Whisky (and other Distillates) Ambassador, Liquorist and trainer during The Whisky Ambassador and/or The Gin Ambassador

As of 2019 The Dramcatcher is certified as Whisky Ambassador. As an Independent Ambassador, The Dramcatcher can promote your brand. Think advice and promotion at whisky festivals, events, at off-licences, whisky clubs, friends’ evenings, bachelor parties or wherever you want. Knowledge sharing and promotional activities on a freelance basis. The link to a dram cq dreamcatcher is to pursue my dream of wanting to do more with whisky since graduating from the International Whisky School and The Whisky Ambassador training. Hence…a dramcatcher! Always happy to catch a good dram!

After passing the Liquorists training in 2022, other distillates were added to the portfolio of tastings and/or promotion, such as Gin, Jenever, Rum, Tequila, Mezcal, Armagnac, Grappa, Cognac, Vodka etc.

Since 2023, I also run The Whisky Ambassador and The Gin Ambassador courses on behalf of www.comedus.nl Follow https://dramcatcher.nl/ for more news or get in touch via the contact form on this website!


Private customers

My tastings are:





Good to enjoy new brands of whisky

Whisky tastings

You will probably know more enthusiasts to gather a nice group of people and pick a location where the tasting session will be held, it can be at your home, your offfice or any place you want. 

Maybe you’ll find you new favorite dram during the tasting session by The Dramcatcher and learn there is more to it than that one you always bought.

Make your reservations here for a great whisky tasting

Business promotions or private customers? Please contact us!

Thanks to

Thanks to you!

Chasing a dream is something you do alone, but it works better with the help of a lot of enthusiastic family, friends and inspirational people I’ve met so far.
Special thanks goes out to Joop & Betsy, Jeannette, Kim & Ricardo & Jax, Kelly & Stefan, Marcel, Elise & Martien and all the people at the cooperations mentioned in this sections as well as all teachers  (Dennis, Bob, Hans, Vic, Peter, Viva, Martine, Charles).


Thanks for your moral, financial and educational support!