Category Archives: Independent Bottling

Indie Bottler in the Spotlight: Cask 88

Cask 88 is a well-known cask specialist, broker and independent bottler based in Edinburgh, Scotland. They have a history of trading in some of the finest casks on the market and in recent times they have turned their focus to bottling some of the wonderful whiskies that they come across. The company started out as […]

Ben Nevis 45 Year Old Goes Gold Again

Ben Nevis 45 Year Old Goes Gold

It seems like only yesterday that Cask 88 launched their promising Scottish Folklore Series with the release of a single cask Ben Nevis 45 Year Old, but the first whisky in the series has already managed to scoop two Gold Medals, the most recent of which was awarded earlier this month. Picking up two Gold […]

Independent Bottling – 5 Whiskies Worth Investing In

Recently we’ve been taking a relatively broad look at the world of independently bottled whisky. We discussed Why It’s Acceptable to Get Excited by Single Cask Whisky (with a focus on indies) and we looked into the Rise of Independent Bottlers. Now we’re going to break this down into more of an examination of the […]

Indie Bottler in the Spotlight: Cadenhead’s

Cadenhead’s is Scotland’s oldest indie bottler, having been founded in 1846. They have a long and successful history of bottling some of the finest wine, whisky and rum from around the country and overseas and, as you can imagine, an interesting story to go along with it. While the company was initially founded in 1846, […]

Why it’s Acceptable to Get Excited by Single Cask Whisky


There has been a lot said of late regarding single cask whisky – the expected quality of such products, the actual quality of them and whether or not you are in fact getting good value for money when you purchase one has all been up for discussion. Before we begin looking into this, it is […]

Whisky of the Month: Highland Park 19 Year Old (Gordon & MacPhail 1995)

Highland Park 19 Year Old

It’s time to take a look at our Whisky of the Month for March. We have decided to go with a bottle from one of Scotland’s most renowned distilleries, a single cask whisky that was produced specifically for the Japanese market (making it rather rare) – The Highland Park 19 Year Old by Gordon & […]

Whisky of the Month: Laphroaig 16 Year Old (Kingsbury, 1999)

Laphroaig 16 Year Old

Once again it’s time to have to have a look at our Whisky of the Month. For February we are going with a dram that is close to our hearts (both because it is a Whisky Foundation exclusive and because we thoroughly enjoyed drinking it), a dram from one of Islay’s most famous distilleries – […]

The Whisky Foundation Reserve has arrived

Over the last few months we have been working hard on a project that will hopefully excite our whisky fans the world over and today is the day that we finally launch our innovative stock market for whisky, the Whisky Foundation Reserve. While the financial markets in the US are closed for Thanksgiving (Happy Thanksgiving […]

Independent Bottling of the Month: Benrinnes 18 Year (Maltman, 1997)


Before we start, here’s a quick recap of what this series of blog posts is all about, just in case you missed last month’s entry: As you know, at Whisky Foundation, we’re all about the independent bottlings. And, while reading about malts, casks and behind-the-scenes stuff is all well and good, it doesn’t quite compare […]

Treat yourself this World Whisky Day: 5 of the best independent bottlings

  You can keep Christmas. You can keep Easter as well. And, while we’re at it, you can keep New Year. If there’s one date on the calendar (well, it’s on our calendars, at least) that we look forward to most at Whisky Foundation, it’s World Whisky Day. Quite simply, it’s an excuse to celebrate […]

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