Orkney Island Single Malt 2009

Don’t miss the remarkable opportunity to own an exceptional Islands Sherry cask that is just beginning to develop a fantastic flavor profile. This 1st fill Oloroso Sherry Hogshead has matured 10 years after being distilled in 2009. It contains approximately 306 bottles at cask strength 64.40% ABV.

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Cask Details

DistilleryOrkney Islands
RegionIslands
Age10 years
Distillation DateMay 26, 2009
Cask Type1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Hogshead
Peated?No
Re-gauge ABV64.40%
Re-gauge Litre of Alcohol (RLA)137.98 litres
New Bulk Litres214.12 litres
Re-gauge DateMay 2018
Bottles306
Cask Number26/2009

About The Distillery

If whisky had existed at the time the Vikings ruled the seas, there’s little question that malt from the islands of Orkney would have been the whisky that gave them the courage to embark on expeditions and the loquacity to spin tales of their deeds long into the night.

Distilled on the Orkney islands off the north coast of Scotland, the whisky is suffused with the traditions, iconography and myths of the region. The landscape around the distillery is stark and treeless – a place where the green of grassy hills rolls straight into a profound blue ocean. For half the year, the Orkneys are bathed in pale northern sunlight, the other half plunges them into cold and sentimental night. It is a place where one can truly imagine that Norse Gods and animal spirits stalk the clifftops and hide behind the cresting waves.

In the middle of all this, this malt offers a beautifully mellow dram – sweet and honeyed, perhaps reminiscent of the Norsemen’s mead that predated it. The peat drawn from the local treeless moors is floral and dry when burned – a perfect highlight to this more gentle style.

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Auction Details

  • Bidding will end on July 18th at 11:00pm GMT
  • The highest bidder at conclusion of the auction will immediately be charged a £500 deposit by credit card; the remaining balance will be due within 72 hours of auction close by bank wire transfer.
  • Upon verification that all funds due have been received, ownership of the cask will be transferred to the buyer and the buyer will be sent a title certificate. As per Scottish regulations, the cask must remain in a government bonded warehouse until bottling.
  • No samples will be provided during the auction. At the conclusion of the auction a complimentary sample will be sent to the winning bidder.
  • If two bidders place a bid in the same amount, the first bid placed will be the winner.
  • Storage will be included for a period of 2 years from the conclusion of the auction. All other costs related to storage, removal from storage, insurance, transportation, bottling and duties/taxes will be the sole responsibility of the buyer.
  • A reserve price has been set for the auction. If the reserve price is not reached then the seller, in their sole discretion, can choose whether to accept the high bid or may offer a counter offer. All bids placed by buyers are binding, even when the reserve price has not been met, until the seller declines the highest bid.
  • A 10% buyers premium will be added to the highest prevailing bid. No buyers premium will be due if the reserve price is not met and the seller choses not to accept the high bid.