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 […]
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.
If you’re thinking about where to invest your cash during these uncertain times, you may not have to look much further than your whisky cellar. According to findings from the BC20 Whisky Cask Index published in the UK’s Times, $100,000 in whisky casks procured in July of 2018 would be worth around $160,000 by the end of this past June. Perhaps even more surprisingly, it asserts that investing in the popular digital currency Bitcoin, the S&P 500 Index or even gold––a standard safe bet––would not have yielded the same level of returns.
Specialists from Braeburn Whisky and Cask 88 hope to provide prospective investors with metrics that offer “never-before-seen insight” into the industry. Whisky cask ownership by private collectors is a new direction for the sector, and the findings from Braeburn Whisky and Cask 88’s exploration of casks sales data over five years indicate that returns from investment in Scotland’s most famous tipple have outstripped the S&P 500, Bitcoin and gold.
Analysts from whisky investment specialist firms have developed the first data modelling algorithm for the whisky cask market. It aims to provide prospective investors with metrics that aim to offer never-before-seen insight into the industry.