Scotch producer The Glasgow Distillery Company is selling barrels of whisky to the public for the last time as it concludes its Cask Club programme.
The Scottish distiller previously offered sales of its filled whisky casks through the Cask Club programme, but has now confirmed it will no longer be accepting new members to the scheme.
In response, The Glasgow Distillery Company will now offer 40 casks of whisky from its maturing stocks for sale. Among the 40 casks is a selection of unpeated, triple distilled and peated whiskies produced across the last four years.
The sale includes virgin American oak casks that previously held Glasgow Distillery’s 1770 whisky, as well as ex-Bourbon barrels. Prices start at £5,000 (US$6,400) for a 200-litre first fill ex-Bourbon cask filled in July 2020 and rise to £12,000 (US$15,000) for a 200-litre first fill ex-Bourbon barrel filled on 12 May 2016.
Liam Hughes, CEO and co-founder of The Glasgow Distillery Company said: “We would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the last few years, whether that’s by simply keeping up to date with our recent news, purchasing a bottle from our ever-growing range of spirit brands or putting your name to your very own cask.
“During the early stages of a distillery’s life cycle, programmes such as our Cask Club are particularly important to the growth of the business and as we now move into a new and exciting phase in the history of Glasgow Distillery we felt it was only right to give people who have supported us one last chance to obtain a cask from our maturing portfolio.
“We are delighted with the response from existing Cask Club members who enjoyed an exclusive preview opportunity before we made today’s announcement and we anticipate further interest from many of our single malt supporters.
“After these casks have been sold there will be no more for sale to private individuals. This opportunity will not come around again.”
Earlier this year, The Glasgow Distillery Company announced it had secured a £5.5 million (US$7m) loan to fund its international expansion.
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Author: Owen Bellwood