On Monday 7th October, we officially launched Cask Trade Ltd. with a brief presentation on what we do and why, by Simon Aron, the managing director.
Followed by a superb cask strength whisky tasting led by none other than the godfather of whisky – Charles Maclean and Sir Colin Hampden-White, Keeper of the Quaich and one of Cask Trade’s directors.
We sampled 6 cask strength whiskies that we had specially drawn out of casks currently on our stocklist. It was a rare opportunity to taste them with the guidance of some of the most respected whisky experts!
Glenlivet 1978, 40 years, bourbon hogshead, 41.7%
Aberlour 1989, 26 years, bourbon hogshead, 51.1%
Glen Moray 2008, 10 years, bourbon barrel, 57.1%
Fettercairn 2008, 10 years, bourbon barrel, 56.6%
North British 2006, 12 years, sherry cask finish, 59.9% (10 years bourbon, 2 years sherry)
Bunnahabhain 2009, 10 years, 1st fill Oloroso sherry butt, 56.2%
We talked about alternative investment, specifically in casks of whisky and possible exit strategies. Furthermore, about Simon’s personal journey of collecting and investing himself and what eventually led him to creating Cask Trade – a honest and global marketplace in this business!
Soon, you will be able to watch the full presentation and whisky tasting. As well as read more on cask investment and Charles’ tasting notes.
We are excited to be a part of the Whisky Life Festival in Prague this year! Organised in the beautiful New Town Hall right in the heart of the city on the 1st – 2nd of November.
We will have a little booth, samples of cask strength whisky and James with Leo would love to chat to anybody interested about what we do! 🙂
And the big advantage? We will have both Czech and English speaking representatives!
This is an event not to be missed. Billy Walker will be there, brand ambassadors from Springbank, Glenmorangie, Ardberg, Kilkerran, and many more. We will definitely be attending a masterclass tasting led by one of these experts!
Let us know if you’re coming and we’ll save a a sample of something special!
Can’t make it to Prague? We will be in Rotterdam on the 19th and 20th of October at the WhiskyBase gathering.
In October, James and Lee will get on an overnight train from London to Rotterdam and attend the WhiskyBase gathering. They are excited to meet up with “fellow whisky maniacs”. 🙂
They also can’t wait to sample some of the 2000 bottles that are expected to be open between the 60 exhibitors from all around the world. If you’re from The Netherlands or close by, plan a trip and meet up with them to chat whisky!
The team will be there all-day Saturday and Sunday. Over the course of the fair, we’re very much looking forward to meeting with existing clients, sampling the vast range of whiskies on offer, and hopefully meeting new faces!
If you’d like to contact us and meet up, please call us on + (0) 44 203 746 3034 or message us.