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Whiskies Ours

Here are the casks that we have acquired either as Club on our own, or with additional whisky enthusiasts:

  • 2012      - Kilchoman «50OF5» Single Cask
  • 2017      - Springbank «50OF5» Private Cask - Edition «55» 
  • 2018      - Wolfburn «50OF5» Private Cask Edition «60» - (bottling planned in 2022)
  • 2018/19 - Highland Park Viking Soul Cask #500115 «òRAN NA BOII»
  • 2019/23 - Raasay (new make - bottling planned for 2023)
  • 2019/24 - Lindores Abbey - sherry firkin cask (bottling planned in 2024)
  • 2019/26 - Lindores Abbey - STR cask (bottling planned in 2026)
  • 2021      - Tomatin 21yo - Verdejo cask
  • 2020/21 - Highland Park Viking Soul Cask #500153 «ÒRAN NA BOII» II
  • 2020/21 - Highland Park Viking Soul Cask #500174 «ÒRAN NA BOII» III
  • 2020/22 - Old Well «50OF5» Private Cask Edition «60» - Marsala cask (bottling planned for 2022)

And we are working on additional ones ... 
Details on individual bottlings below.

HP Firkin 12½ «Bohemian Rhapsody» 

[posted Mar-1, 2019]

In a syndicated effort by a group of Bohemian whisky fans, we succeeded to acquire one of the casks in the Highland Park's Viking Soul [private] Cask program.

Originally, the cask bore the number #50OF5, but HP's lawyers got scared at the end, and "renumbered" the cash to 500115.
It's been a 50-liter firkin, and - due of our origin - we decided to  call it  «ÒRAN NA BOII»

For those few of you who do not speak this language fluently, Òran Na Boii means Bohemian Rhapsody in Scottish Gaelic.
And for those who did not pay attention during your geography lessons, Bohemia is the central part of Czech republic!

Note: A year ago, we stared a research into the real history of the distillery in Kirkwall. This time without HP's Marketing department, to make sure we stick to the facts.
And the first artifacts uncovered in the HP's bottling hall show that the link to Vikings is false. The distillery origins are actually linked to the beer fans from Bohemia! 
We plan to publish the evidence during 2019 !

Additional details on Whiskybase.

HP VSC  HP VSC  HP VSC - bottle

The Wolfcask is Born!
[posted Jun-21, 2018]

On June 5, 2018 at exactly 11:00am Wolfburn time, Shane Fraser hammered the bunk onto the full «50OF5» cask.
And that is exactly the moment that was registered as the birth of our next cask!

For the history, we have taken aside a few bottles of new make that went into the cask, reserved for history. Consider it Wolfburn «50OF5» Aged 0 seconds.
It's the most limited edition of Wolfburn so far, just 6 bottles!

Wolfcask Delivery  Shane - bunk 11:00am <<50OF5> Wolfburn Cask

Springbank 25yo «50OF5» «Edition 55»
[updated Sep-9, 2017]

If Kilchoman was our acquisition for the celebration of our 50th, we upped our game and used the opportunity to grab part of a private cask of Springbank 25yo to celebrate 55th! 
Bottled in 1990, a few month after the Berlin Wall had been torn down, it was happily maturing in distillery warehouse in Campbeltown.
The program of selling private casks has been discontinued by the distillery owners ten years ago.
We got hold of the cask when the liquid was 22 years old, and the alcohol level was just shy of 46%.
Yet we decided to take the risk and waited - holding our breadth - till the age reached 25 years, making it the oldest private cask of Springbank!
When the whisky was bottled in February 2017, it alcohol level showed 42.7%  
Lucky us :-)

Additional details on Whiskybase.


Kilchoman «50OF5» Single Cask
[posted Dec-31, 2012]

It was back in 2012. The idea to organize one event for five people to celebrate half-century has been considered out-of-the-box. And getting a limited edition of a single malt Scotch whisky for this occasion was even further from the box. 

However, we finally made it, and you can read more on the leaflet that has been produced together with the whisky!

Additional details on Whiskybase.

Kilchoman «50OF5»  
Kilchoman «50OF5»  
Kilchoman «50OF5»

[posted Mar-25, 2010]

There’s one more whisky that has played a special role in our Club, even before it was conceived. It is the Ardbeg Rollercoaster. Due to synchronized approach of all club members, no matter where they were at the critical moment and no matter how overloaded the Ardbeg’s server was on that day and night in February 2010, we finally succeeded to get hold of this special Ardbeg expression celebrating 10 years of new ownership of the distillery.