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 ‘Unfiltered’ core range, 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 total hammer price across seven casks in the latest auction (December 2021) reached a total of £148,000.

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

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Press Releases

  • 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 […]

  • Award winning independent bottler Cask 88 is releasing an exclusive, collector’s edition set of 19-year-old, single-malt, Ben Nevis whisky. May 22, 2022EDINBURGH — Monday 23 May 2022 – This commemorative bottling celebrates the 250th anniversary of Sir Walter Scott, with festivities culminating this year. Further, the collection of single cask whisky also observes Visit Scotland’s […]

  • Whisky cask specialists Cask 88 reveal the final two bottles in their series that pays tribute to the great railway routes that served Scotland in the Victorian era, connections which ignited rapid growth of the Scotch whisky industry. October 8, 2021EDINBURGH — Friday 8 October 2021 – The railway routes and locomotives that fuelled Scotland’s great […]

  • Sponsorship of the hillclimb festival sees Cask 88 releasing a limited edition whisky to commemorate the 14th Revival. August 31, 2021Image Credit: David Baxter PhotographyEDINBURGH — Tuesday 31 August 2021 – The Bo’ness Revival Hillclimb Festival is racing ahead with Cask 88, as part of a three-year sponsorship deal, to provide an impactful contribution to the […]

  • 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 […]

Press Coverage

  • The Times

    Many of these casks end up on former farmland just up the hill from the cooperage, where Cask 88, an Edinburgh-based seller of premium whisky casks and bottled whisky, has a bonded warehouse. Here, about 1,600 casks are piled three high waiting for their owners to drop by to sample the progress of their investment. It’s a boom business with millions of casks — starting prices are about £2,000 — now maturing in warehouses across Scotland.

  • Departures International Online

    Enter Cask 88, a Scottish firm that has access to casks from major distilleries across the country and has just built a new warehouse in Speyside where owners can go visit theirs and arrange for bottling. They have partnered with a range of firms to offer a variety of bespoke bottling options, from the simplest of labels to ornate wooden cases crafted by standout British brands like Linley.

  • Scottish Field

    The railway routes and locomotives that fuelled Scotland’s great proliferation of whisky distilleries in the late 19th century have inspired some new drams. The railway is the subject championed in the latest whisky collection released by award winning independent bottler Cask 88. The Glasgow & South-Western Railway, represented by a 10 year old single malt distilled at Auchentoshan, and the Caledonian Railway, represented by a 15 year old single malt distilled at Deanston, are the final routes to join the series of single cask Scotch whisky expressions depicting five of the major Scottish railway operators from history.

  • The Times

    The Edinburgh-based Cask 88, a seller of premium whisky casks and bottled whisky, has noted younger people with a preference for a younger spirit driving demand for casks as an investment vehicle. “As people are spending more time finding out who made their whisky, where they made it and what it was made from, it follows that some of them will get the idea in their head that they want to be more involved,” Sam Laing, of Cask 88, said.

  • Daily Record

    One of Scotland's classic motorsport events – the Bo'ness Revival Hillclimb Festival – is on its way back after the Covid pandemic thanks to the backing of whisky specialists Cask 88.