Whisky Cask Co engages experts

The Whisky Cask Company has joined forces with wine and spirits experts David Harvey and Stuart Nickerson to produce a premium single malt Scotch whisky matured in wine casks.

Image: Whisky Cask Company

Offering a combined experience of over 60 years in the drinks industry, David Harvey and Stuart Nickerson will assist the Whisky Cask Company in producing a single malt for the global market.

David Harvey’s background in fine wine has seen him sample wine and spirits from across the globe since opening Harvey’s of Bristol in 1993 while The Malt Whisky Company’s Stuart Nickerson began his career at Bells Scotch Whisky and was managing director of Glenglassaugh distillery for 3 years. 

Rather than using bourbon casks, which is the current practice in the industry, the Whisky Cask Company uses wine casks for maturing its new spirit.

Harvey said: ”What we do is we taste new make before we commit to ageing it, so the raw ingredients that we put into our special French casks is something where we are involved in the quality control process, as it’s important just to know where you are starting.”

As whisky must spend a minimum of 3 years in cask to be legally called Scotch whisky, the Whisky Cask Company are working in collaboration with premium barrel makers in France, with the expectation that this will offer subtle notes of oak from the casks in the finished product, distinguishing it from the bourbon flavours that currently dominate the Scotch market.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

We encourage debate in the comments section and always welcome feedback, but if you spot something you don't think is right, we ask that you leave an accurate email address so we can get back to you if we need to.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Key Account Manager

MMI Maldives

Financial Controller

London City Bond
Barking, UK

Duty Manager

The Whisky Exchange
Great Portland Street, London

Spirits Advisor

The Whisky Exchange
London, UK

International Sales Manager

Elixir Distillers
Park Royal, London, UK

Brand Marketing Executive

Elixir Distillers
Park Royal, London, UK

Cellar Door Manager

House of Townend
Melton, North Ferriby, UK

Marketing Manager

The Whisky Exchange
Whitby Avenue, Park Royal, London NW10 7SF

Millésime Bio 2020

27th Jan 2020

Maisons Marques et Domaines Annual Tasting

London,United Kingdom
29th Jan 2020

Austrian Wine Tasting

London,United Kingdom
3rd Feb 2020
Click to view more