• Forbes

    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.

  • Robb Report

    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.

  • Forbes

    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.

  • Morgan Stanley MOSAIC Magazine

    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.

  • Hi-Consumption

    It’s a rare and noteworthy event any time a distiller bottles an especially old spirit, but if there’s an interesting story behind it, the release is even more enticing. That’s the story here, as the folks at Cask 88 have just unveiled a 50-year-old single malt Glenlivet scotch from the personal collection of Abe Rosenberg.