Past and Present
Discovering the Star Casks in Our March Auction
Monday 27 February 2023|
With an upcoming auction on March 2nd, now is a great time to take a look at some of the star casks that will be showcased. From the 1998 Springbank to the 1998 Ben Nevis, there are a number of the finest casks on show in this auction, so if you’re thinking about getting involved - read our post below to learn more about what’s to come in our next whisky auction at Auction Your Cask.
Springbank Distillery whisky itself is complex, powerful, oily, full-bodied but also fragrant and fruity. Springbank age their whisky in a mix of casks and whilst they are very traditional their goal is to create great whisky for their customers, so they have been very proactive and innovative in using different types of cask finishes to create new flavours and exciting new expressions.
One of our recent auctions saw a 1995 Springbank Sherry Hogshead sell for a rather remarkable £80,000 (hammer price)...! We promise you they won't last very long. Our advice is don’t look at the price, just melt the credit cards and buy it. You won't regret it!
1998 Ben Nevis
The first whisky to mention is Ben Nevis 1998. Ben Nevis is a highly underrated distillery with a fascinating history full of colourful characters. It is one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland, nestled at the foot of Britain’s highest mountain. Founded by ‘Long’ John McDonald in 1825, the original distillery was producing some 10,000 litres weekly by 1864.
Today, this coastal distillery situated in the Western Highlands can produce 2 million litres of whisky a year, of which 75% is exported to Japan. Late-90s Ben Nevis is becoming a fan favourite amongst enthusiasts, and the Ben Nevis 1998 is a popular single malt Scotch whisky that you cannot find easily anywhere else.
The Speyside 2015 is a single malt whisky distilled at the Speyside distillery. Speyside is a small, hand-built and artisan distillery situated in the foothills of the stunning Cairngorm Mountains. This whisky has a wonderful, golden ripe cereal bursting into your nose, with hints of pear and red ripe apple.
The palate features plenty of flavour, with sweet leather and dates and coffee. As well as this, there are rich flavourful red berries, which sweeten into juicy sultanas and chocolate. There are hints of a full-bodied red wine, and then, sweetly bitter muscovado sugar and ginseng.
The Jura distillery is situated on the island of Jura off the west coast of Scotland, based in the Island whisky region. It has been in business since 1810, when the founder Archibald Campbell opened it up.
The 2012 Jura was distilled at this distillery, it is a single malt Scotch Whisky that was selected by Douglas Laing. If you’d like to find out more, please get in touch with the Auction Your Cask team.
Finally, the 2009 Arran is a single malt Scotch whisky carefully matured from the Arran distillery. It has a rich citrus peel and pineapple aromas, which complement butterscotch. There are sweet tropical fruit flavours, which are balanced by demerara sugar. There is a medium length finish with toasted almonds and mature oak.
Live Whisky Auctions
Here at Auction Your Cask, we run live whisky auctions for whisky casks. We have united people across the whisky industry, bringing private owners and investors together to buy and sell whisky casks to individuals all over the world. All of the casks featured in our auctions will be re-gauged ready for the auction, and a 70cl sample will be drawn for bidders to try before they buy (upon request).
Now that you know more about some of the star casks coming up in our next auction, if you’d like to register your interest, then head over to our website today. You can also contact us on +44 (0)203 746 3030 or email us at email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible. We look forward to hearing from you soon.