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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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.
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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.
Make no mistake, though; this whisky is no dog. In fact, it’s a unique animal—a 45-year-old Ben Nevis 1972 Single Malt aged in a sherry hogshead. It truly is an extraordinary spirit, of which only 228 bottles are available.
Winerist's spirits editor, Colin Hampden-White, gets to know the first in a series of whiskies based on fabulous Scottish Folklore...
“We work with a huge variety of clients,” Costello says. “Some are looking to bottle a cask for a wedding or an anniversary, while others want to create a bespoke bottling for their bar. Some are in it to invest, and others simply want to own a part of their most loved distillery.” As with any type of investment, the risk is better when backed by passion. So buy a cask you love. Odds are, 20 years from now, it will be worth a whole lot more than you pay today.
Cask 88 is another company that helps investors acquire casks of maturing whisky. On occassion, casks of mature whisky come on the market. Cask 88 recently sold a sherry butt of 1987 Macallan for about $375,000 at a Hong Kong auction. The butt held 228 bottles of cask strength whisky. The price works out to about $1,650 per bottle. That's a very good price for what is presumably a 30 YO Macallan. What the ROI would be from bottling it and selling it is unclear. Such sales are rare however.