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Whisky Show 2019 bottlings – The Magic of the Cask

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The Magic of the Cask

Whisky Show 2019 is this weekend! Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September will see London’s Old Billingsgate transformed into our biggest whisky festival yet, with over 950 whiskies, rums and more to try. My stand…

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Ardbeg 1976 Manager’s Choice – buy it for its 1999 price

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Ardbeg 1976 ballot

Continuing our 20th anniversary celebrations, we’re selling a fabled bottle of whisky for its original 1999 price – a whisky selling for £7,500 in 2019 for just £99. There’s just one catch: we’ve only got…

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What type of whisky cask are you?

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The theme of  Whisky Show 2019 is The Journey of the Cask – a journey which begins prior to, then runs parallel to, the journey of whisky itself. To help you get excited about casks…

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Casks – a glossary of terms

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There are lots of technical terms bandied around when talking about casks. This list will demystify some of them. Alligator Char – a US term for the highest level of charring done to a cask….

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How are casks made?

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The concept of the wooden cask hasn’t changed much since it first came into being, but the practice of making it has gradually been refined over the past few millennia. That’s not to say there…

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