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. Cask 88 open the door to cask ownership and support clients through the entire lifecycle of ownership.

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.

In addition to whole casks of Scottish whisky, Cask 88 offers an extensive range of independently bottled Scottish whiskies, and more recently, rums from South and Central America. Their range includes the Scottish Folklore Series of premium Scottish whiskies, the highly collectible Scotch Express Series, the Scottish Witchcraft Series, the ‘Unfiltered’ core range, the Sir Walter Scott Collection, and the Rum Collection.

In summer 2019, Cask 88 launched an online auction dedicated to sales of whole casks of Scottish whisky, the first platform of its kind. Now in association with Spink & Son, the cask auctions have raised a total hammer price of £1.38 million over the course of 10 sales.

Contact Info
For press inquiries, please contact:
Miriam Rune
Email: miriam@cask88.com

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Press Releases

  • The second bottle in Cask 88’s Scottish Witchcraft Series reveals a different design when the sun goes down. October 20, 2022EDINBURGH — Friday 21 October 2022 – Award-winning independent bottler and luxury Scotch whisky specialist Cask 88 have just unveiled the second single malt in their series of single cask whiskies inspired by Scotland’s notorious history […]

  • Cask 88 to reopen the World’s Smallest Whisky Bar for Hallowe’en weekend to launch its latest bottling with a unique fortune-telling tasting experience.  October 20, 2022EDINBURGH — Monday 24 October 2022 – Cask 88 is inviting guests to step through the looking glass next weekend as the tiny doors of the World’s Smallest Whisky Bar open […]

  • Sustainability leader in the Scotch whisky industry Nc’nean joins forces with Cask 88 to take over their tiny pop-up bar in its last week at the Edinburgh Festivals. August 24, 2022At the start of the month, Cask 88 opened the World’s Smallest Whisky Bar in one of Edinburgh’s classical police boxes. This is Cask 88’s […]

  • Whisky & Wine authority Daniel Lam will advise Spink’s cask and bottle auctions in association with Cask 88. August 9, 2022Leading cask whisky specialist and independent bottler Cask 88 have announced a partnership with Daniel Lam as Director of Asia, to lead the company’s activities from Hong Kong as part of ambitious global expansion. Adjacent […]

  • Independent whisky bottler Cask 88’s pop-up bar at the Edinburgh Festivals is smaller than the average, but promises a highly satisfying experience. August 4, 2022EDINBURGH – As around 500,000 expected visitors descend on Scotland’s capital for the 75th anniversary of the world renowned Fringe Festival, Cask 88 is offering thirsty festival goers a tiny slice of […]

Press Coverage

  • BOC International Brilliance Awards

    This is the 10th year these awards have run and yet again we had a crop of great entries – some of which really pushed the boundaries of outstanding practice and leadership.

  • The Spirits Business - Design & Packaging Masters

    Cask 88 The Book of Daemonologie (Scottish Witchcraft Series) Silver award

  • Hong Kong Economic Times

    年尾將至,佳節快來臨,又是時候跟親朋好友聚首歡度。喜慶時刻當然少不得美酒助興,而在11月17日舉行的SPINK x Cask 88拍賣會上,已精選了一批上乘的威士忌、香檳和葡萄酒,方便對號入座...

  • Tatler Asia

    Cask 88,是個愛玩又有態度的蘇格蘭獨立裝瓶商,他們在今年打造一間迷你酒吧,改建自當地的老舊派出所(全愛丁堡市共有 142 個派出所)、佔地面積為 1.978 平方米(連一坪都不到),恰恰好可容納兩個人,你不會有任何機會和來往的酒客「打成一片」。

  • Scottish Field

    Meanwhile, Cask 88 is reopening the world’s smallest whisky bar in Edinburgh as a fortune-teller’s booth for the weekend leading up to Halloween. The event marks the launch of the second bottle in Cask 88’s Scottish witchcraft series, “The Book of Daemonologie”, which has a spooky glow-in-the-dark label. Herbalist and storyteller Amanda Edmiston from Botanica Fabula will haunt the whisky bar on 28-30 October, offering free samples. A tarot card reading will be linked to the aromas and flavours that each visitor identifies in the whisky.