Women and Whisky

Women and Whisky

Cask 88, as you know, is the home of rare and old whisky, so it would be amiss of us, on International Women’s Day, not to reflect on the huge influence and impact that women have had in the world of Whisky.

Recent high profile releases of Jane Walker (and it’s following controversy), and Compass Box’s new limited edition whisky Hedonism: The Muse, to mark the growing number of women in its workforce, are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to contemplating the sheer influence that women have in the industry.


Jane Walker and Johnnie Walker icons

A no-age-statement blended grain whisky, with ‘even greater depth and intensity’ than the original bottling, Hedonism: The Muse is bottled at 53.3% abv – the exact percentage of women employed in the Compass Box business.

Hedonism: The Muse

Hedonism will always be special to us as the whisky that first launched the company, and every so often, we go back to where it all started,’ said John Glaser, Compass Box founder and whisky maker.


Roles that have historically been dominated by men, such as Master Distiller, Distillery Manager, Product Development and Brand Ambassadors are now more than ever being fulfilled by women. Although more is yet to be done as reflected by the #OurWhisky social media campaign, led by 2 of the whisky industry’s leading women Becky Paskin and Georgie Bell. The campaign is designed to dispel common myths of who whisky drinkers are by asking whisky lovers all over the world to take a photo of themselves that illustrates how they like to drink whisky, post it on social media with the tags @OurWhisky and #OurWhisky in order to ‘join the movement’.

Cask 88 is proud to say that it too reflects this positive change, with women holding key roles in senior management across the company.

Mother’s Day 2018

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, have you considered buying her a gift that embodies years of care and nurturing, of dedication to creating something unique that they are forever proud of? A fine old and rare whisky may very well be the gift that keeps on giving and will not be forgotten, long after the flowers have wilted or other gifts put away. We have a broad selection to cater for many different tastes, or preferences of region or distillery, check out our online store today.

A perfect example would be our Macallan Gift Set:

Macallan 7 Year Old Gift Set

So, if you are raising a glass to Toast International Women’s Day or looking for a truly remarkable gift to celebrate Mother’s Day, then make sure you do it with a whisky that reflects the virtues of dedication and inspiration with the values of experience and appreciation – lift a glass of fine Scottish Whisky.

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