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A Journey Through Whisky with Sir Colin Hampden White and Simon Aron | Tuesday 9th November

Join us in the St. James’s Room for a drop of the water of life on Tuesday 9th November, where internationally renowned judge and whisky aficionado Sir Colin Hampden-White and founder of Cask Trade, Simon Aron, will present four exceptional varieties of cask strength whisky, and one rum.

This informative tasting will take you on a journey through the appreciation of the art of whisky making, different regions and flavours, the uniqueness of the single cask, and the inimitable finish of an excellent dram straight from the cask.

We will taste some of Cask Trade’s favourite independent bottlers, Lady of the Glen, Infrequent Flyers, The Golden Cask, and Mey Selections.

Other drams included are the classic Speyside whisky, Glen Moray, with a light and honeyed flavour profile. The Infrequent Flyers 14YO Chinquapin Oak Barrel will also be tasted, an unusual and stand-out whisky from Royal Brackla, one of the few distilleries to have a royal warrant.

Our final whisky is the Orkney Islands Malt, from a secret distillery located on the Isles of Orkney, and known for its robust flavour profile and fragrant notes of spice, heather, honey & light peat.

Last but not least, the Orkney Islands Malt is another famed and much-adored whisky by the team here at Cask Trade. This particular bottling is matured in a First Fill Sherry Butt which we think suits the Orkney flavour profile superbly. The whisky is from a secret distillery located on the Isles of Orkney, known for its robust flavour profile with fragrant notes of spice, heather, honey & light peat smoke.

There are only 2 distilleries to choose from; Highland Park and Scapa, so we will leave it to our Members to guess!

In recent years, single cask rum has been favoured by many a whisky connoisseur, so an introduction to this ‘malternative’ will round off the tasting.


Spirits to be tasted:


Lady Glen 12 YO – Distilled at Glen Moray Distillery, First-fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 57.1% ABV, Distilled: 01/07/08, Bottled: 14/01/21, Cask no: 5586, Bottle no: 102/214.

Infrequent Flyers 14 YO – Distilled at Royal Brackla Distillery, Chinquapin Oak Barrel, 57.8% ABV, Distilled: 2006, Cask no: 1803, Bottle no: 41/274.

The Golden Cask 10 YO – Distilled at Ardmore Distillery, Bourbon Cask, 56% ABV, Distilled: 06/09, Bottled: 02/20, Cask no: CM259, Bottle no: 141/245.

Mey Selections 13 YO – Distilled on the Orkney Islands, First-Fill Sherry Cask, 51% ABV, Distilled: 10/07, 200 Bottles released.


Cadenhead’s Rum 17 YO – Distilled at Monymusk Distillery in Jamaica, Cask Matured, 52.6% ABV, Distilled: 08/03, Bottled: Spring 2021.


Tuesday 9th November
St James’s Room
18:30 – welcome drink on arrival
19:00 – seated workshop to begin

£100 per ticket

30 in stock


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