Caskshare's 'The Big Lie' Whisky a Tribute to Boris Johnson
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Spirits Retailer Mocks Disgraced Prime Minister Boris Johnson With ‘The Big Lie’ Whisky

The Big Lie

Britain’s outgoing Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, leaves 10 Downing Street to attend Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons on July 13 in London, England. Caskshare is making fun of Johnson with its latest whisky bottling, called The Big Lie. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Online spirits retailer Caskshare on Wednesday announced the release of a whisky bottling called “The Big Lie.” The name and bottling on the whole are intended to mock British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who on July 7 announced his resignation from his post in the wake of multiple scandals and unpopular decisions, including inviting more than 100 guests to a “bring your own booze” party during COVID-19 lockdown and his decision to ban conversion therapy for sexual orientation but not for transgender citizens.

Caskshare is cleverly touting this bottling as “The perfect whisky for your Cabinet” – “cabinet” working as a double meaning for both a liquor cabinet and the United Kingdom government’s decision-making body. This is likely a nod to Johnson’s alleged drinking and partying.

“Approved by ‘Larry the cat‘, arguably the longest standing feature of No 10 in recent years, the whiskey will be from an unknown location, aged from an unknown amount of time, mirroring the ambiguity of Boris’s time in office,” Caskshare wrote in a news release. “Playing with the idea that certain parts of the whiskey industry can also be shrouded in mystery, the brand has decided to celebrate the unknown of both worlds; whiskey and politics, in this limited edition release.”

The Big Lie

(Photo: Caskshare)

Customers can preorder The Big Lie on for £55 ($65). The whisky is expected to yield 250 bottles.

The Hilarious ‘Information’ About the Whisky, Provided by Caskshare

Location: Maybe Up North Maybe Down South
ABV: 57% (Cask Strength)
Cask Type: Perhaps The Fortingall Yew
Age: Umpteen Years
Bottle Number: Number 1 of course
Master Distiller: Boris
Approved by: Larry The Cat

The ABV is the only thing we believe on this bottle.

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David Morrow is the managing editor of Whiskey Raiders and has been with the company since September 2021. David has worked in journalism since 2015 and has had bylines at Sports Illustrated, Def Pen, the Des Moines Register and the Quad City Times. David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Saint Louis University and a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. When he’s not tasting the newest exciting whiskey releases, David enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, watching sports and traveling.