Cask Trade & Grief Encounter – Charity Clay Pigeon Shoot

Cask Trade & Grief Encounter – Charity Clay Pigeon Shoot

Grief Encounter Event

On Thursday the 30th of September, Cask Trade teamed up with Grief Encounter for their clay pigeon shooting event, donating a prize to their silent auction. Grief Encounter are a wonderful charity who support bereaved children and young people in the UK, with the aim of giving every child and young person access to the best possible support following the death of someone close.

We were proud to donate a Whisky Tasting Experience and look forward to hosting the lucky winner in our Regent St Tasting Room for a Guided Tasting, complete with an exciting selection of whiskies. The event was hosted at a beautiful shooting ground called Holland & Holland in Northwood.

Grief Encounter Event

The experience went for a fantastic £1,250 in the auction, which could fund the equivalent of one of the following:

  • 25 hours of 1:1 professional bereavement counselling for grieving children
  • 12 Grief Relief Kits, including Mr Good Grief hand puppet for bereaved families across the UK
  • 8 sessions of Group Therapy for families after a death
  • 2 Family Away Days

If you’d like to find out more about the families the charity support, watch this short film.

Grief Encounter Event

Grief Encounter’s counseling services are provided free of charge, funded by the generosity of their supporters, and are here to help alleviate the pain and confusion caused by the death of a parent or sibling. Bereavement is devastating at any age, but for a child it is life-changing.

You can donate and help aid the support of thousands of families in the UK who have experienced recent bereavement by clicking here.

Whisky & Biltong Evening with The Hebrew Order of David Barmitzvah Project

Whisky & Biltong Evening with The Hebrew Order of David Barmitzvah Project


Whisky sampling

Last Sunday, September 5th the Masters teamed up with the Hebrew Order of David Barmitzvah  Project at the lavish Hartsbourne Country Park to host an evening of whisky tasting and biltong – truly a match made in heaven…

Event guests

The event featured a decadent spread of shawarma and salads, as well as a guest appearance from England Cricket Legend Graham Gooch. The tasting itself consisted of a variety of four very different Cask Strength single malt Whiskies and was expertly lead by Cask Trade’s Brand Executive Phil Huckle, who guided the guests on a journey of Whisky Discovery.

Graham Gooch Phil Huckle

Attendees were treated to a dram of a Glen Moray 12-year-old, a Royal Brackla 14-year-old, a 10-year Armore, and a 13-year Orkney Islands single malt, all of which were sampled along with a side of humour as Phil entertained and educated the crowd.

Whisky samples

MD Simon was at the helm of the charity auction, allocating a variety of exciting prizes to the highest bidder. Cask Trade donated a few prizes that the team really wished they could bid for themselves, including a guided Whisky and Cheese pairing night for six guests in our Regent Street tasting room, a bottle of delicious 27-year-old Glen Garioch, and a divine 25-year-old Mortlach.

Simon Aron

A special thank you to Masters Jess Simmons and Joel Luumi who helped keep the whisky flowing throughout the evening and to organiser Laurence Gishen. Slàinte!

Interested in investing in Whisky Casks? Contact the team today.