News: Whisky Hammer sets new world auction record for whisky cask of US$1,295,500

A cask of whisky distilled at The Macallan in 1988 which lay forgotten for over three decades has broken the world record for the most expensive cask of whisky ever sold at auction.  Screengrab from Whisky Hammer After going under the digital hammer on specialist auction site, Whisky Hammer, the rare cask of 33 year old … Continue reading News: Whisky Hammer sets new world auction record for whisky cask of US$1,295,500

Tasting Notes: The English Whisky Co – Diamond Jubilee (2012 Bottling)

Today is St. George's Day - the national saint day for England - and as such, for the last few years, I have looked to post about an English whisky. In 2022, there is a fairly major landmark occurring: the Platinum Jubilee. This week Queen Elizabeth turned 96, and HRH has now reigned for 70 … Continue reading Tasting Notes: The English Whisky Co – Diamond Jubilee (2012 Bottling)

Press Release: The Lakes – Introducing The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.5

On a journey to define their signature style, The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.5 is the latest in what has become an internationally award-winning series of single malt whiskies made by The Lakes Distillery. The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No. 5 Matured in the finest, bespoke Oloroso, PX, and red wine casks, comprising Spanish and American oak, The Whiskymaker’s … Continue reading Press Release: The Lakes – Introducing The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.5

News: Forgotten Macallan cask expected to fetch world-record price

A rare “forgotten” cask of Macallan 1988, bought for just £5,000, is expected to set a world record price as it opens for bids on specialist whisky auction site, Whisky Hammer. Originally filled on 5th May 1988, the 374 litre refill butt has been held in bond at The Macallan Distillery for almost 34 years … Continue reading News: Forgotten Macallan cask expected to fetch world-record price