In 1920, renowned connoisseur, Professor George Saintsbury, published 'Notes on a Cellar'. In it he described an old method of creating a mix of whiskies from a cask that is constantly topped up and never emptied. He wrote:
“thus you establish what is called, in the case of sherry, a ‘solera’ in which the constantly changing character of the old constituents doctors the new accessions, and in which these, in turn, freshen and strengthen the old."
Loch Fyne’s The Living Cask takes its inspiration from this long abandoned practice.
We created a marriage of what we considered to be the ‘the best’ Islay single malts. And so The Living Cask® was born. Winner of a liquid gold award in the 2016 Jim Murray whisky bible - scoring an impressive 94.5 points.
Personalise your bottle of Living Cask 1745, a whisky that is at the heart of the solera batched releases. Inspired by Inveraray's location, as the gateway to Islay, 1745 is the historic year that Inverary was founded, the home of Loch Fyne Whiskies.
A limited edition bottling of The Living Cask Batch 4 in celebration of the Inveraray & District Pipe Band winning the World Pipe Band Championship 2017.
In celebration of this year's Feis Ile - The Islay Festival of Malt & Music - we've created a special limited edition bottling of our Liquid Gold award-winning Living Cask® 1745!