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Cask World Distillery News Roundup - May '22

06th Jun 2022

Cask World Distillery News Roundup - May '22

For the Cask World team, much of last month was filled with preparations for our successful sale of the world's largest bottle of whisky. May was also a busy time for some of our distillery partners. Here are some quick highlights of what’s been happening with them:


We were over the moon to announce Killara as our latest distillery partner at the end of March. This partnership has been three years in the making, and Kristy Lark-Booth, distillery owner and President of the AWDA (Australian Women in Distilling Association), was recently awarded Distiller of the Year at the 2022 Australian Whisky Awards. She is one of the key players in the burgeoning Tasmanian whisky scene, of which you can read more in this Guardian article:

The Guardian: Touring Tasmania's world-class whisky distilleries

Here’s a video of Kristy filling one of our first barrels: Killara Distillery Cask World Barrel Filling

One of only a very few Killara casks made available for purchase to our clients this year has already been snapped up, so if you are considering adding some genuinely rare Australian liquid gold to your portfolio, you should get in touch with the Cask World team as quickly as possible.


The Spirits Business recently ran this illuminating piece on Tasmania's leading farm-to-bottle distillery: Lawrenny Estate Distilling: harvesting the future

Jensen Farley, GM of Lawrenny Estate Distillery, has recently finished touring European trade shows with their range of spirits, and a research trip to Islay. Jon was fortunate to catch up with him in London before he departed, where they were able to mull over the new world whisky industry, the scene in Australia, and what’s on the horizon for the distillery.

Jensen Farley Lawrenny Estate

Most exciting perhaps is the release of Descension, the highly-anticipated and highly-limited follow up to Lawrenny’s inaugural single malt release, Ascension. Descension was matured in bourbon and port barrels before being finished for 12 months in ex-Boal Madeira casks. We can’t wait to try it and hope to get some bottles to the UK as soon as possible.

Broken Bones

It was great to catch up with Bosjan and Polona at Whisky Live in London a few weeks ago. They were there promoting their multi-award winning range of gins, including their World’s Best Old Tom (World Gin Awards 2022)

As with Killara, we are fortunate to have an extremely limited number of their Slovenian new-make whisky casks available on the platform, as well as the Broken Bones Peated and Unpeated 2021 single malt bottle offerings. Let us know if you would like to secure a bottle or cask.

As ever, the next partner distillery announcement is just around the corner; this will be another first for us as we break ground on a new continent! Stay tuned for more news in the coming days!