Tagarchief: The Creative Whisky Company

A small interview with David Stirk

August 2018 brought a small shock in the world of independent bottlers. The news was announced that David Stirk had sold The Creative Whisky Company. Such a shame that this highly respected bottler will no longer release new bottles of great whisky. I have enjoyed some very nice CWC bottlings in the past and I still have some nice ones in my collection. That’s why I wanted to ask David Stirk some questions about his former company. Not about why he has sold it though. I’m no journalist, I’m a hobbyist. I would like to know more about the hobbyist that started the company.

Càrn Mòr Strictly Limited Edition Benrinnes 2008

Een paar keer per jaar loop ik binnen bij Wijnhuis Oss. Verandering van spijs doet eten toch? Dat idee hebben ze bij deze slijterij ook omarmt. Dat bleek wel uit de verandering in het aanbod op de schappen. The Ultimate siert al een behoorlijke tijd de schappen, ook Creative Whisky Company is vertegenwoordigd en nu blijkt er weer een onafhankelijk bottelaar binnengehaald te zijn. De Càrn Mòr Strictly Limited Edition van bottelaar Morrison & Mackay is nieuw in het assortiment én was ook in mijn kast nog niet vertegenwoordigd. Daar kwam snel verandering in.

Two different bottlings drawn from one Deanston cask

A few years ago I bought a bottle of Deanston, bottled by The Creative Whisky Company. On the day I bought this bottle I found out that about half of the original cask already had been bottled a year earlier, also by The Creative Whisky Company. That called for a sample-swap and Wim Pollet was kind enough to send me a sample of his bottle. Today it’s time to finally find out how different both bottlings are. Or aren’t they?