Founded in 2007, Cask 88 is now internationally recognised among the world’s foremost experts in rare and antique whisky. Services include cask procurement, cask storage, bespoke bottle design and sourcing antique releases. What started as a small, family-owned business has become a globally recognised brand for high-end whisky. Today, Cask 88 serve clients around the globe from six international locations in Scotland, Singapore, Japan, China, Macau and the Philippines. An extensive inventory and expansive global network provide an unparalleled selection of fine whiskies, which attracts a wide clientele from Asia to North America. Cask 88 believes that buying vintage whisky should be fun and offers clients the opportunity to select, purchase, label and package their own exclusive whisky drawn from the finest Scotch casks.
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A 45 Year Old Ben Nevis 1972 Single Malt, with a design inspired by the Scottish legend of the Cù-Sìth, has earned a Gold Award for taste in the 30 - 45 year old category at the 2018 International Wine & Spirit Competition. July 24, 2018Taking away the prestigious industry award in the Highland Single […]
Scottish whisky specialists Cask 88 have launched the first in a series of single cask whisky bottlings inspired by legends of Scottish folklore, starting with the fearsome Cù-Sìth to represent a venerable 45 Year Ben Nevis 1972 Single Malt. May 31, 2018 Intended to bond the stories of Scotland’s unique history with the very finest expressions […]
Cask 88 advised the sale of this Macallan 1987 Single Malt Scotch whisky, which fetched HK$2,928,000 October 4, 2017EDINBURGH — 4 October 2017 – A full cask of Macallan 1987 Single Malt Scotch whisky has fetched HK$2,928,000 (£282,890 or US$374839) at Spink China auction house, with Scottish whisky specialists Cask 88 acting as the advisor, setting […]
Coinciding with the launch of two new independent bottlings and Cask 88's historic inaugural appearance at Fine Art Asia September 30, 2017EDINBURGH — 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 […]
At the end of September, antique whisky will, for the first time ever, be exhibited alongside ancient and contemporary art from across the globe, giving recognition to vintage whisky as a branch of fine art in its own right. As part of this historic first appearance for whisky at Fine Art Asia 2017, rare and old whisky specialists Cask 88 are due to launch two new independent bottlings, bringing together the work of Scottish master distillers with that of Scottish and international fine artists.
Increasingly, for those who want it just so—perhaps a 30-year-old Glenfiddich housed in a refill ex-bourbon cask at the distillery, then reracked in an ex-sherry cask by a specialist broker—the only way to do this is via the specialized world of bespoke spirits.
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Scottish whisky broker and independent bottler Cask 88 invited Daniel Lam, Head of Fine Wine and Whisky at Bonhams Hong Kong, who recently made headlines with his sale of two record-breaking bottles of Macallan, and Scotch whisky writer and consultant Charles MacLean to cut the ribbon at the company’s recently opened Edinburgh office, marking the launch of the dedicated Single Cask Whisky Tasting Room.
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“Casks are the smartest way of investing in whisky,” explains Patrick Costello, the director of cask sales specialist firm Cask 88. “It would be ideal for corporate events and momentous occasions. Also, as it continues to age and the popularity of whisky grows, making a profit in the future is a given.” Cask 88 has "access to casks from over 40 top distilleries, across all the whisky-producing regions in Scotland." "But instead of simply selling a cask to our clients, we aim to support them through the various stages of the cask-buying process, from selecting a cask and maturing the whisky, to bespoke bottling and labelling." Aside from individual sales, the Cask 88 team supply casks to major hotels and establishments across Europe and Asia, most recently creating a Macallan bottling for the Peninsula Hotel in Shanghai and before that, one for the Galaxy Macau resort.
Cask 88 Scottish Folklore Series – Ben Nevis 45 YO, Gold 2018 in Whisky – Scotch – Highland – Single Malt – 30-45 YO, entered by Cask 88, producer Cask 88.
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We help clients discover and purchase world-class whisky. We offer a cask-buying and selling service, and have access to whisky from more than 40 top distilleries, and we are able to support clients through every stage of the cask-buying process, from cask selection and maturing, to bespoke bottling and labelling.