The Master’s Cask

Monday, 30 January 2017 - Livery News

The first ever “Master’s Cask” of Single Malt Scotch Whisky has just been bottled. The Single Cask Single Malt from Caol Ila Distillery is not only the first bottling to bear the Distillers’ “Master’s Cask” label, but it contains a unique “un-peated” malt from the Islay distillery, dramatically sited by the Jura seaway. Bottled at natural cask strength of 53.3% vol and with no chill filtration, cask number 449 was distilled on 14 September 1997 and bottled on 30 May 2016, making it 18 years old. 200 bottles of this very rare, unique and highly collectable malt whisky are being made available to all Liverymen, and given its special provenance it will be in great demand, so we urge you to move fast to secure this important part of our Distillers’ history. We sincerely thank our friends at Diageo for kindly donating this cask and to Kenny MacKay at Morrison & MacKay for bottling it for us. Proceeds from sales will significantly increase the Distillers’ Charity fund, so please enjoy a dram and support us.

1. Bottles are now available at £100 per bottle plus a single delivery and handling charge of £15 for anything up to 24 bottles.
2. Bottles can be ordered from Morrison and MacKay by any of the following methods.
a. E:
b. T: +44 (0) 1738 787 044 where Liverymen can speak to either Fiona Sinclair or Sheila Eastwood, who will be delighted to assist with your purchase.
3. A VAT invoice will be sent to you when you place your order.

December 2016

Fare-Thee-Well From the Master

The annual review of the Master’s Year – Fare–thee-well from the Master, new appointments, French reflections, AET gets increased funding and gin sales exceed £1 billion!

  • Farewell to the Immediate Past Master
  • New Middle Warden
  • Bordeaux visit by the court