• Scottish Field

    Patrick Costello said: “Our Scotch whisky drinking clients are always looking for something new to excite the palate and so we’ve had our eye on rum producers in the Caribbean for some time now. We feel the category shows a level of complexity and refined flavour that is reminiscent of Scotch whisky, and has the potential to command the attention of the world.” Analysts at International Wine & Spirit Research (IWSR) said sales of high-end rum rose by 8.3% between 2014 and 2019, compared with a 0.6% increase for cheaper rum, suggesting drinkers are developing a taste for premium bottles.

  • The Scotsman Food & Drink

    Three independently bottled single cask rums mark the first foray into the world of rum for rare whisky specialists and independent bottler, Cask 88, who plan to introduce Scotch whisky drinkers to premium rums from South and Central America. The business, which usually specialises in rare whiskies, have introduces the new line of rums amid reports that the spirits is gaining appreciation as a premium sipper akin to whisky.

  • Spirits Business

    The Cask 88 Rum Collection includes three expressions from South and Central America. The range includes a 20-year-old rum distilled in Guyana in 1999, a 21-year-old distilled in Guyana in 1998 and a 19-year-old rum distilled in 2000 in Nicaragua. The rums from Guyana are made at the Demerara Distillery, which has three of the last operational wooden stills in the world – two pot stills and one coffey still.

  • The Courier

    Edinburgh-based whisky broker and independent bottler Cask 88 has just announced the release of its third expression in its award-winning series of single cask whisky bottlings inspired by the legends of Scottish Folklore. The 53.9% 19-year-old Laphroaig 2001 single malt is finished in a first fill Chateau Leoville-Las Cases Bordeaux barrique.

  • The Scotsman Food & Drink

    Edinburgh-based whisky broker and independent bottler Cask 88 have announced the release of the third in their award-winning series of single cask whisky bottlings inspired by the legends of Scottish folklore. The new addition to the series is a 19 Year Old Laphroaig 2001 Single Malt (70cl; 53.9% ABV; £475 RRP), finished in a first fill Château Léoville-Las Cases Bordeaux barrique – and there’s only 258 bottles available to buy.