Die Idee hinter Caskshare ist recht simpel – In der Idee des Craft Whisky Club können sich Whiskyliebhaber flaschenweise an Fässern beteiligen. Dazu braucht es nur relativ kleine Summen und etwas Geduld, denn der Club kauft die Fässer schon beim Befüllen mit Spirit.
Zum ersten Mal gibt es nun in diesem Rahmen die Möglichkeit, sich in ein Fass mit Sherry und torfigem Spirit zu kaufen. Das Manzanilla-Sherryfass wurde mit rauchigem New Make aus der Isle of Raasay Distillery befüllt und wird an die sieben Jahre reifen, bevor man seine „Ernte“ genießen kann. 68 Euro muss man investieren – vielleicht auch eine Idee für ein Weihnachtsgeschenk der besonderen Art?
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Craft Whisky Club’s Caskshare announces the addition of an Ex-Manzanilla Sherry Cask to the platform
Edinburgh, 2nd December 2019 – Craft Whisky club has added the first sherry cask to its innovative Caskshare platform. The cask, once used to mature Manzanilla sherry from the Spanish region of Andalucia, was filled with peated spirit from the Isle of Raasay Distillery in late October. It will mature for approximately seven years before being bottled at Cask Strength.
The flavour profile of Manzanilla Sherry is fresher and more intense than fino sherry. It is often described as salty and almost marine in character owing in part to maturation taking place close to the Atlantic ocean. Alasdair Day, co-founder of Raasay Distillery, believes these characteristics make ex-Manzanilla casks the perfect home for his distillery’s peated spirit:
“We were on the lookout for a true sherry cask. Manzanilla sherry has a distinct profile with salty maritime notes – making the casks ideal for Raasay’s style of peated spirit. It took a while to find these rare quality sherry casks, so when we did we just had to have them.”
The new sherry cask joins a growing range of whisky varieties on the Caskshare platform. Whisky-fans can currently reserve shares in ex-Bourbon, ex-red wine and virgin Chinkapin Oak casks from Raasay Distillery, among others. Users can also reserve shares in three former Bourbon casks from Ardnamurchan Distillery, which are due to be bottled on different dates. There are plans to feature casks from a wide range of producers from Scotland and beyond in 2020.
Caskshare allows whisky lovers to reserve ‘shares’ of whisky casks from their favourite distilleries, choosing between a wide variety of wood types and ages as the whisky matures. Single cask bottles will then be sent directly to buyers upon maturation, or even traded between them on this new leading-edge technology platform.
Customers pre-order cask ‘shares’ from their distillery of choice via the Caskshare online platform. Cask ownership stays with the distillery where the spirit matures into whisky and until the ageing process is complete. Once ready for bottling, whisky allocations are bottled and distributed to ‘shareholders’.
To find out more about Caskshare: http://www.caskshare.io