Caskshare launches ‘dishonest’ blended malt
Online cask spirits retailer Caskshare has released a ‘tongue-in-cheek’ whisky to mark the end of prime minister Boris Johnson’s tenure in government.
The Big Lie has been inspired by the last ‘scandalous’ year of UK politics and is labelled as ‘the perfect whisky for your cabinet’.
The limited edition bottling is a celebration of the unknown worlds of whisky and politics, and plays on the idea that parts of the whisky industry can also be ‘shrouded in mystery’.
The ‘dishonest’ release is an unpeated spirit, distilled and cask filled in April 2013. It is bottled at a cask strength of 57% ABV.
The blended malt has been positioned as an occasion bottle, ‘perfect for work parties’. Caskshare has supplied humorous tasting notes of Champagne cocktails and cheese with a red wine finish. It also says that with the addition of water, drinkers may pick up notes of old Sauternes, Seville oranges and light notes of leather.
The retailer states that the whisky has been ‘approved by Larry the cat’, Number 10’s resident feline. The lack of an age statement is said to mirror the ‘ambiguity of Johnson’s time in office’.
The cask is expected to yield 250 bottles which will retail for £55 (US$65.27) each. Consumers can register their interest on the Caskshare website.
Caskshare launched in 2021 to transform the way consumers engage with distilleries in the purchasing of single cask whisky.