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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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 […]
November 29, 2018EDINBURGH — Scottish whisky specialists Cask 88 have introduced a highly limited edition series of four innovative whiskies matured in smaller sized casks to their award-winning range of independent bottlings.Having recently picked up two gold awards at the International Wine & Spirit Competition for the first release in their Scottish Folklore inspired whisky […]
A 45 Year Old Ben Nevis 1972 Single Malt, with a design inspired by the Scottish legend of the Cù-Sìth, has earned a Gold Award for taste in the 30 - 45 year old category at the 2018 International Wine & Spirit Competition. July 24, 2018Taking away the prestigious industry award in the Highland Single […]
Scottish whisky specialists Cask 88 have launched the first in a series of single cask whisky bottlings inspired by legends of Scottish folklore, starting with the fearsome Cù-Sìth to represent a venerable 45 Year Ben Nevis 1972 Single Malt. May 31, 2018 Intended to bond the stories of Scotland’s unique history with the very finest expressions […]
'Demand for Scottish whisky casks has soared recently, exceeding even our own expectations. The most rare and collectible casks we find are sold before the ink is dry on the cask list. Casks of Scottish whisky sold through online and traditional auctions are achieving sums in the hundreds of thousands of pounds. Cask 88 has advised a number of record-breaking cask sales in recent years. We want to give all our clients an opportunity to own these incredible casks of whisky, and to participate in the joy and excitement that comes with a cask auction. And so we decided to launch the Cask 88 Online Cask Auctions.'
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.
Score one for serious whisky lovers—and for people who hate to leave home: You can now buy a whole cask of the good stuff online. On Thursday, rare whisky and cask reseller Cask 88 will launch the first-ever online whisky cask auction, with a score of coveted casks available for purchase. The platform is designed to let your fingers do the walking (or clicking) and bid on barrels from a throng of masterful distillers.
Some of the casks available from The Maritime Malts Cask Auction includes peated Islay malts, such as 23 year old Laphroaig and 12 year old Kilchoman casks, a first fill sherry cask from Orkney (which means Scapa or, more likely, Highland Park), and a first fill 6 year old Bourbon cask from Aultmore amongst others.
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Edinburgh-based Cask 88 offers the ultimate in self-expression, with clients being able to peruse their whisky portfolio and select from the most sought after distilleries in Scotland.