About Cask 88
Whisky cask broker and independent bottler 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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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 […]
The world’s first dedicated online platform to whisky cask auctions opened bidding today on a selection of lots under the theme of ‘Maritime Malts’, showcasing whiskies from top Scottish coastal distilleries.
The second whisky in Cask 88’s award-winning Scottish Folklore Series of single cask bottlings is a 22 Year Old single cask whisky distilled at the Arran distillery, represented by the Selkie, now on sale to the general public. April 17, 2019EDINBURGH — Wednesday 17 April 2019 – Edinburgh-based whisky broker and independent bottler Cask 88 have […]
Bid on one of Cask 88’s best barrels by Sunday to get your private stash started.
Don’t get us wrong, giving a four-figure bottle of booze makes a nice gesture. But 600-some bottles of the stuff? Not even your snobbiest, Scotch-loving friends should scoff at that. The Cask 88 team provides expert guidance on maturation (including re-casking to a new finish), advises when it’s time to bottle (or sell), designs bespoke packaging, and can arrange visits to the ‘Precious’ through the years.
Auctions of rare Scotch whiskies have become an increasingly prominent feature of the Scotch whisky market. In 2018, the value of Scotch whiskies sold at auction exceeded $50 million, up more than 60% from the previous year. This year Cask 88, a bottler and specialty retailer of rare whiskies, launched an online auction platform dedicated to casks of maturing Scotch whiskies. The company has dealt in casks of whisky for some time, but this is the first time that it has offered casks via an online auction platform.
The Scotsman Food & Drink
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.
Independent Bottlers Challenge
Top of its category for Scotch Highlands, 21 Years Old & Over