“Congratulations! Your Viking Soul Cask has been reserved!”
This message arrived in an email on July 10, 2018 and it triggered a burst of nine phone calls within twenty minutes – and the CMWS was unknowingly born!
After the fall of the curtain iron in 1989, many whisky clubs started to mushroom in the Czech republic. A few of them have been instrumental and started to acquire private whisky casks. A good degree of cordiality and dram sharing between the clubs has been born, and even a special tasting took place in Prague in 20?? of all the private casks that have ever made it to the country until then.
The HP VSC cask of 2018 yielded fantastic liquid, and we decided to use the momentum and – while keeping the initiatives of the individual clubs intact – elevate the cooperation to the level where everyone from these clubs can take part in the joint private cask acquisition. It is always a lot of fun to start discussion with a new distillery, continue to cask selection, label personalization, possible distillery visit, bottling, importing and, finally, opening the first bottle from a new cask!