Bo’ness Revival Hillclimb Reaches New Heights with Cask 88 in New Sponsorship Deal

Sponsorship of the hillclimb festival sees Cask 88 releasing a limited edition whisky to commemorate the 14th Revival.

August 31, 2021

Image Credit: David Baxter Photography

EDINBURGH — Tuesday 31 August 2021 – The Bo’ness Revival Hillclimb Festival is racing ahead with Cask 88, as part of a three-year sponsorship deal, to provide an impactful contribution to the festival’s operational costs as it recovers post-pandemic.

Cask 88’s sponsorship of the hillclimb festival will see the release of a limited edition Scottish single malt, a 14 Year Old Croftengea single cask whisky, a peated variant of the whisky distilled at Loch Lomond distillery. Only 100 bottles are available at £97 each.

The Bo’ness Revival will take place at Forrestburn Speed Hill Climb near Harthill on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 September 2021, a return to schedule following a difficult 18 months. The 2020 Revival was cancelled, and the 2021 Revival will go ahead with significantly reduced spectator numbers, and on new turf: The Revival is temporarily at Forrestburn, due to Covid restrictions, though is expected to return to its spiritual home on the Kinneil Estate, Bo’ness in 2022.

The primary aim of the Bo’ness Revival is to preserve the heritage of Scotland’s first purpose built Motor Sport venue, with Bo’ness holding a major, if unsung, role of Scotland in the UK’ s Motor Sport history. The Bo’ness Hill Climb Revival Club was founded to bring speed hill climbing back to Bo’ness and the first event was held on August 9 – 10, 2008.

“We’re delighted to see the Bo’ness Revival back in action for 2021 and it’s fantastic to have Cask 88 partner us as sponsor,” said Alex Hazlewood, Chairman of Bo’ness Hill Climb Revival. “This is a perfect match of history, tradition, and craftsmanship made in Scotland and revered around the world.”

Cask 88 are an independent bottler of Scottish whisky, and also open the door to cask ownership for private individuals seeking to own a whole cask of Scottish single malt or grain.

“When coming aboard as sponsors of this much-loved hillclimb festival, we were lucky enough to find a cask of Single Malt that was filled in the same year that the Revival began,” said Cask 88 Director Patrick Costello. “Over the last 14 years, while this whisky has been maturing in oak, the Bo’ness Revival has brought more wonderful examples of classic car engineering to the track and put them through their paces; we’re thrilled to support their efforts to keep Scotland’s hillclimb tradition alive.”

The label for the commemorative whisky bottling depicts The Austin 7 special, affectionately known as ‘The Moose’, engine tuned by Bonewell and new body designed and built by Pete Graham. Purchased by Colin McLachlan in 2018, this unique vehicle has been performed beautifully on many hill climbs and sprints in Colin’s expert hands.

The Bo’ness Hillclimb “The Moose” Austin Special: 14 Year Old Loch Lomond Croftengea will be available to purchase through the Cask 88 website for worldwide delivery.

Notes to Editors:

For all press queries, photos, tasting notes, or to arrange an interview with Director Patrick Costello, or Bo’ness Revival Chairman Alex Hazlewood, please contact Miriam Rune: | +44 7740 339 628

Cask 88 Press Room:

High resolution press images available on request.

About Bo’ness Revival

The Bo’ness Hill Climb has been running since 1932 and was Scotland’s first purpose-built motorsport venue. Based on the Kinneil Estate, it has been used for British Hillclimb Championship events and the first hillclimb run at Bo’ness for this series was won by George Abecassis in 1947 driving a Bugatti. Many famous names have competed at Bo’ness, including Ron Flockhart, Tony Marsh, Stirling Moss, and double World Champion Jim Clark, who famously competed in three cars at one meeting in 1959.

The track fell out of use at the end of the 1966 season, but it was revitalised in 2007 by a team of dedicated hillclimb fans and the Bo’ness Revival was born. It has gained a reputation as Scotland’s premier classic motorsport event and is a highlight of the calendar for many competitors, who come from all over the world to race at the famous venue.

The Revival also includes the Classic, which gathers together clubs and owners for one of Scotland’s largest annual classic car shows on the Sunday of the Revival weekend.     Twitter @BonessRevival  

About Cask 88

Independent bottler and Scottish whisky specialist Cask 88 is on a mission to take discerning clients on a journey from cask to glass, by offering clients the opportunity to select, purchase, label and package their own exclusive whisky drawn from the finest Scottish whisky casks. The company founders have been trading collectible single malt since 1987 and opened the Asia office in 2013; now Cask 88 offers a wide selection of old and rare casks from world-renowned distilleries, and provides end-to-end care that includes cask procurement and storage, bespoke packaging design and bottling services. An extensive inventory and expansive global network provide an unparalleled selection of fine whiskies, which attracts a wide clientele from London, Hong Kong and Beijing to New York.                  Twitter @88Cask             


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