CaskX Whiskey Investment Specialists hosted an exclusive Glen Grant 72 VIP Whisky Tasting event on Thursday, October 19th, in Beverly Hills at a private estate. The tasting offered guests the opportunity to experience some of the finest whisky of all time, including the super exclusive Glen Grant 72 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky from Gordon & MacPhail. Hosted by actor and entrepreneur Oliver Trevena, with CaskX Founder + CEO Jeremy Kasler, other VIP notables present included worldwide Mexican soccer star Javiar “Chicharito” Hernandez (LA Galaxy), actors Peter Facinelli, DeVaughn Nixon (Winning Time/Snowfall), Ross McCall, Brock O’Hurn, Cory George, Lorenzo Antonucci, UFC Champion MMA fighter Luke Rockhold, among several others at the intimate affair plus actress Candela Marquez and actress Chaley Rose who performed with Pink Floyd’s Scott Page.
Only a handful of bottles of the Gordon & MacPhail’s Glen Grant 72 yr old exist and it has been described as one of “the most historically significant whiskeys ever produced.” The total production was limited to 290 bottles, with 200 sold before in pre-allocation before release. The rare and highly collectible whisky, which was presented in a hand-cut crystal decanter, was sold alongside a single one-off NFT artwork and its original by celebrated political cartoonist Harry Harrison, entitled ‘Year of the Dram 1948’ commemorating 1948 [the year the whisky was made] on 20 May 2021 in Hong Kong for a record HK $937,500 (just under £95,000) including buyer’s premium. The current value for the Glen Grant 72 is listed as $126,666.00 for the 1000 ml bottle.
The evening took place poolside featuring Whiskey Cocktails by Old Glory, a distillery partner of CaskX served by expert mixologists, Aged Whisky Tastings by Glen Grant, an exquisite charcuterie and appetizer spread by Marven Marvelous Creations, a delectable Caviar sampling station by Golden Reserve Caviar, and custom glass decanter engraving, all under the Los Angeles moonlight.
One of the top whisky experts in the world, Siddharth Sawkar, was on hand to offer a special tasting experience. Siddharth Sawkar is a global whiskey expert and one of only nine Masters of Scotch currently recognized by the Council of Whiskey Masters. He is an avid collector of old and rare whiskeys, a leading presenter for the Los Angeles Whisky Club.
Live music complimented the evening, featuring an incredible vocalist, actress Chaley Rose (Nashville), paired with keys and strings, and Pink Floyd saxophonist Scott Page.
The event was produced, designed and implemented with decor curated by The Influence, www.theinfluence.com, with vendors such as Del Ray Furniture Rentals, Curbstand Valet, Big 10 Inc, Merch Graphics, Lounge Party Rentals, and Distinctive Event Solutions for Sound and Lighting components. Custom florals were designed by The Influence as well. The location was a private Beverly Hills estate.