About Cask 88
Award-winning independent bottler, and whisky cask 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.
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The nightmarish Nuckelavee is the folkloric creature inspiring the fourth single cask whisky in Cask 88’s Scottish Folklore Series, a 31 year old single malt distilled at Highland Park. December 10, 2020EDINBURGH — Thursday 10 December 2020 – The fourth release in an award-winning series of single cask whisky bottlings inspired by the legends of Scottish Folklore, from […]
As the premium rum category shows significant recent growth, rare whisky specialists Cask 88 introduce Scotch whisky drinkers to three single cask expressions from South and Central America. August 12, 2020EDINBURGH — Wednesday 12 August 2020 – Award-winning independent bottler of rare and old Scotch whisky, Cask 88, have just introduced a new line of independently […]
Pandemic-delayed release of 19 year old single cask whisky distilled at Laphroaig gives frost-bringer Cailleach Beira of Scottish Folklore a chance to walk in the sun. July 15, 2020EDINBURGH — Wednesday 15 July 2020 – Whisky cask broker and independent bottler Cask 88 have just announced the release of the third in their award-winning series of […]
The first episode of the ‘Cask 88 Lock-In’ airs at 7.30pm BST, to keep whisky enthusiasts around the globe entertained with a diverse mix of comedy, music and Scottish whisky features, in full compliance with social distancing. April 15, 2020EDINBURGH — Wednesday 15 April 2020 – Scottish whisky broker and award winning independent bottler Cask 88 […]
Bidding is due to open this Friday 31 January at noon GMT for seven casks in Cask 88’s third dedicated online cask auction, ‘Against the Grain’, which is named to reflect the diversity of spirit on offer. January 28, 2020EDINBURGH — Tuesday 28 January 2020 – Scottish whisky broker and award winning independent bottler Cask 88 […]
This latest release in Cask88’s Folklore Series tells the tale of Orcadian Nuckelavee, a monstrous creature of deep sea and darkness, appearing as the flayed body of a horse fused with the torso of a man. Perfumed, woody notes on the nose give way to a gorgeously thick, sweet layer of marzipan icing and raspberry jam on the tongue.
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Sam Laing, head of content at Cask88, an independent whisky cask and bespoke bottle specialist, welcomed the news of the tariff’s suspension. “The American market is so important to us, and it’s a real two way street,” Sam told Speciality Food. “Not only do we want to send Scotch over the Atlantic and get some fine Bourbons in return – we also rely so much on the US to get our barrels for maturation. The longer this trade feud went on, the harder it would have been to come back from, for both sides.”
Cask 88 offers a complete ‘asset management’ service, meaning it handles the entire life cycle of cask ownership: from selection of the right distillery and cask for you (including already aged whisky), legal transfer of its ownership, storage in a bonded warehouse to the important business of creating a bespoke label and bottle design when you deem your prized liquid ready to be plucked from its oaky surrounds.
An area of alternative investment becoming more popular is whisky. More specifically, investors are turning to ownership of whisky casks, which typically each hold enough to produce more than 300 bottles of the spirit. According to the BC20 Whisky Cask Index, compiled by whisky investment platform Braeburn in conjunction with independent bottler Cask 88, the value of casks increased by 13 per cent in the year to the end of June. The index analyses the value of whisky produced at various distilleries across Scotland.
A new data modelling algorithm has been used to produce the BC20 Whisky Cask Index. It is based around the values of Scotch whisky of various ages produced across a range of distilleries. The venture is backed by Cask 88, a rare bottle and cask broker, Braeburn Whisky, a specialist in the sale of casks, and Whiskystats, a data collection and analysis firm.