Chinese New Year 2018: Unsure how to celebrate in style?

Chinese New Year 2018: Unsure how to celebrate in style?

In the Chinese calendar, 2018 is the Year of the Dog. The Chinese New Year, which is figuratively and literally a movable feast, will take place on the 16th February 2018 and will be celebrated all around the globe.

The common greeting or toast is “Happy New Year” which is most commonly heard in Cantonese or Mandarin. If you would like to propose a toast or politely respond to one in the same language, we propose “Happy New Year” in Cantonese is “San Nin Faai Lok” (which is pronounced san knee fy lock) and in Mandarin it is “Xin Nian Kuai Le” (pronounced sing nee-ann koo-why ler).

Family reunion feast of Chinese Food

It is a time to get family and friends together and celebrate with a feast of everyone’s favourite dishes and treats. This banquet has a wide range of dishes that are chosen for a variety of different reasons, from family or childhood favourites to dishes that reflect and encourage wealth and well-being. Dishes are traditionally accompanied with tea, but increasingly toasts are made with drinks that reflect wealth and success, and no drink greater reflects this than a fine rare and old Scotch Whisky. Check out our online store here.

Lucky red

The colour red has significant importance in Chinese culture and this is clearly seen at Chinese New Year from everything from red lanterns and flags to the red envelopes of money that are exchanged to bring good luck, wealth and happiness. Cask 88 would like to help and has selected a few bottles that share this lucky colour on the bottle or packaging. They are:

Bruichladdich 1984

Bunnahabhain 1968 Auld Acquaintance

Glenlochy 27 Year Old, 1974 by Signatory Vintage SW

But feel free to check out our shop for a specific distillery, region or type

Thinking about buying a bottle as a business gift?

Then check out our blog post on this very subject, entitled: Want to Reward Employees and Thank Key Customers or Suppliers?


Celebrating in style

Cask 88 customers don’t just buy bottles from us to mark an important celebration, many go for the ultimate experience of owning their own cask and creating their very own whisky. If you would like to know more about marking any celebration from New Year’s Eve, to a wedding, birthday or another significant anniversary then check out this page for more information.


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