Coinciding with the launch of two new independent bottlings and Cask 88's historic inaugural appearance at Fine Art Asia
September 30, 2017
EDINBURGH — 30 September 2017 – Scottish whisky specialists Cask 88 yesterday launched their new-look website to coincide with the launch of two exclusive independent bottlings and their historic first appearance at Asia’s leading international art fair, Fine Art Asia 2017.
The revamped website at cask88.com is designed to give whisky enthusiasts across the globe a luxurious and seamless experience when browsing online for rare and old Scottish single malt whisky. Customers can choose to purchase their very own cask or select one of the rare bottled expressions from the online shop. Cask owners can then collaborate with experts at Cask 88 to create their very own unique whisky product, exploring every option from re-casking and storage through to bespoke bottling and labelling. The ‘Behind the Bottle’ blog keeps whisky enthusiasts informed of industry developments, suggests new opportunities to make a statement with own-brand whisky and provides insight into the world of cask whisky.
This launch comes alongside Cask 88’s inaugural appearance at Fine Art Asia 2017, at which antique whisky will be exhibited alongside ancient and contemporary art from across the globe for the first time ever, giving recognition to vintage whisky as a branch of fine art in its own right.
Further consolidating their role as a pioneering whisky company, Cask 88 will be launching two new and exclusive independent bottlings at the event, a Glenfiddich 53 year old 1964 (ABV 46%, first fill sherry cask), bottled in a Hamilton & Inches crystal decanter and a Ben Nevis 45 year old 1972 (ABV 42%), which is the result of collaboration between Scottish and international fine artists and craftsmen. Both independent bottlings will be available first to attendees of Fine Art Asia 2017, then listed on the Cask 88 website after the fair.
“These independent bottlings are a fine example of what can be achieved by anyone who comes to us seeking to bottle their own cask of whisky,” said Cask 88 Director Patrick Costello. “The new website is a bold new look for the company, which will provide a warm welcome to whisky enthusiasts seeking to enter the wonderful world of owning old and rare whisky.” Cask 88’s new independent bottlings will be exhibited at the fair, and are therefore among the first pieces of vintage whisky to be recognised as fine art. They will sit alongside a carefully curated collection of rare and old casks and individual bottles. Details of all the products available at Fine Art Asia are available on the new Cask 88 website and blog, and samples will be available at the fair.
Cask 88 has relationships with the most desirable and sought-after distilleries that have their own world-class brands. They have sold casks with fill-dates ranging from 1964 to 2012 and offer casks from over 40 distilleries across all major regions. Whether seeking to complete a personal collection or to fulfil a commercially driven project, those interested in pursuing their own independent bottling project should visit the Cask 88 website for more information.
Visit the new Cask 88 website: https://cask88.com/
Cask-Owning Client Testimonials
“Patrick has been great at recommending different options given the parameters that I gave him. I love whisky; For me this will be something to share with friends and family for years to come.” Christian Vandendorpe, Tech Project Manager based in Amsterdam
“Patrick recommended this purchase to me, and I have complete trust in his judgement as a professional in the whisky business. I like the idea of an entire barrel of the golden great stuff being purely mine!” James Highet, Tech Project Manager based in London
“It will be years before I conclude my journey with Cask 88 but I look forward to the coming years and very much hope to be involved in many more purchases with the company.” Ken-Tarro Inder, Finance expert in the alcohol industry, based in Budapest
Notes to Editors:
Director of Cask 88, Patrick Costello is available for interview. Please RSVP to arrange, Miriam Rune: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07740 339 628.
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About Cask 88
Founded in 2007, Cask 88 is now internationally recognised as one of the world’s foremost whisky experts, selling old and rare casks and bottles from world-renowned distilleries. An extensive inventory and expansive global network provide an unparalleled selection of fine whiskies, which attracts a wide clientele from London, Hong Kong, Beijing to New York. Cask 88 believes that buying vintage whisky should be fun and offers its clients a bespoke service where they are given an opportunity to select, purchase, label and package their own exclusive whisky drawn from the finest Scotch casks.
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About Fine Art Asia
Hosted by the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre between 30 September and 3 October 2017, Fine Art Asia is recognised by the international art world as Asia’s leading fine art fair. On display are museum-quality art works spanning over 5,000 years of cultural history, from ancient Chinese bronzes through to contemporary art. Since its inception in 2006, Fine Art Asia has attracted an increasing number of leading international galleries, while earning worldwide recognition. Fine Art Asia is unique: the only fair in Asia to showcase a wide range of collectible fine art from Asia and the West.