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Glen Garioch Twin Casks in Cradle 1990 and 2021 (2 HGH)

Auction Closed

December 3, 03:43 PM GMT


100,000 - 150,000 GBP

Lot Details


Glen Garioch Twin Casks in Cradle 1990 and 2021

An exceptionally rare opportunity to own two casks from Glen Garioch. One, a 1990 Cask No. 5220 matured at a time when the distillery exclusively used direct fire; the other will be one of the first casks to be filled following the restoration of direct fired stills and floor maltings in 2021. The two casks will be presented in a bespoke oak cradle. This is a unique chance to own both a piece of the past and the future

Matured Cask:

• Cask Type: 1st fill American Oak, ex-Bourbon Hogshead

• Age: 18th June 1990 Distilled when Glen Garioch Distillery stills were direct fired.

• Size: Capacity 250 Litres, contents as of March 2021 – 184 Bulk at 48.2%

• Weight: Approx 250 kg

• Yield: estimated 256 0.7L Bottles (20 x 9L cs)

• Tasting Notes

• ABV: Current 48.2

En primeur Cask:

• Cask Type: 1st fill American Oak, ex-Bourbon Hogshead

• Age: Filled Oct 2021 – Dependent on Floor Maltings being completed, distilled when Glen Garioch Distillery wash still is direct fired again.

• Size: 230-250 Litres

• Weight: When full, approx 320 KG

• Yield: Will depend on age at bottling, a 10yo would normally yield 290 x 70cl bottles at a cask strength of 58.5%

• Tasting Notes: New Make Spirit

• ABV: Initial fill strength will be 63.5%, the strength loss per year if 0.4% to 0.6% per year, hence after 10 years the strength will be at around 58.5% depending on the conditions of the warehouse being used to store the cask


Please refer to Cask Conditions Appendix 5 under the Conditions of Business tab for details of Donor’s Cask Conditions. For the avoidance of doubt, please note that to the extent there is any inconsistency between Donor’s Cask Conditions and Sotheby’s Conditions of Business relating to the sale of the lot, Sotheby’s Conditions of Business shall take precedence except to the extent the inconsistency relates to the storage, bottling, insurance and delivery of the whisky to the buyer, in which case the Donor’s Cask Conditions shall take precedence.

Please also note that additional fees may apply under the Cask Conditions. By bidding on this Lot you accept and agree to be bound by the Cask Conditions and the buyer of the Lot agrees to provide a signed version of the Cask Conditions immediately after the sale. 

2 hogsheads (casks)

Lying with the donor. In Bond Only.

Please note the purchase price does not include applicable shipping, taxes or import charges which may be charged in addition to the purchase price.

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Should you wish to ship, store or bottle your purchases, arrangements will be made directly with the Donor of this lot. Sotheby's will provide an introduction between the relevant buyer and donor in order for this to be arranged.