Welcome to straight from the cask.
This is a business dedicated to those who make, appreciate and enjoy single malt whisky.
Use the information on this site to plan a whisky experience to remember. The choice is wide, whether it be a corporate/business event, a club/society or private event, or a tour or walk in whisky country.
I hope you enjoy the experience.
Alan Mitchell, Malt Whisky Ambassador.
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Testimonials"During his time with us at the Bruichladdich Distilling Academy Alan clearly showed his passion for the art of distillation and it was no surprise when he was awarded the title of Single Malt Ambassador with distinction.He clearly understood what makes single malts so special and I wish him well on his journey of discovery. I am delighted he will share his passion with other like minded folks."
Jim McEwan, Master Distiller,Bruichladdich Distillery,Isle of Islay.
Straight from the Cask joined up with the Linklaters Capital Markets team and its guests for an informal Burns Night whisky tasting held in London.
The evening was a resounding success; Alan entertained and educated both novices and long-time whisky enthusiasts alike. The malts he picked for the tasting kept everyone interested and coming back for more. I could not recommend Alan highly enough. Roll on next Burns Night – Alan will most certainly be welcomed back!”
Neil Dixon, Managing Associate, Linklaters LLP
" Alan joined the Quest team and their invited clients and shared his vast knowledge and passion for whisky on a social evening in our Head Office. The event was a great success and his informal and relaxed style, coupled with some fine whiskies, was an excellent contribution to our client event. I would highly recommend Alan for similar type corporate entertainment."
Director, Quest Corporate, Edinburgh
"Alan provided the Club with a private tutored whisky tasting event as part of the 41 Club's annual programme. It was an exceptional evening of fun,entertainment and with a fair measure of malt whisky thrown in too ! His delivery was unique and all agreed it was one of the best guest speaker events of the year"
Doug McEwan, Past Chair, Linlithgow 41 Club.
Alan is a Malt Whisky Ambassador - a trained and qualified expert in the intriguing world of Scottish malt whisky. He recently left the world of financial services to follow his dream and his new business, straightfromthecask.co.uk provides whisky tastings, tours and talks. Alan stepped in, at very short notice, to talk to us at the New Club, Edinburgh as part of "The Devonshire House (Scotland)" speaker programme.
Alan led us on a fabulous journey from Scottish whisky's raw ingredients - barley, water and a little yeast - to the fine liquid we all know. We had great fun testing our noses and palettes and his passion and style of deliver made the evening one to remember.
Andrew MacLennan, Managing Director of Strategy Execution Ltd,