Press Releases

  • Cask 88 advised the sale of this Macallan 1987 Single Malt Scotch whisky, which fetched HK$2,928,000 October 4, 2017EDINBURGH — 4 October 2017 – A full cask of Macallan 1987 Single Malt Scotch whisky has fetched HK$2,928,000 (£282,890 or US$374839) at Spink China auction house, with Scottish whisky specialists Cask 88 acting as the advisor, setting […]

  • Coinciding with the launch of two new independent bottlings and Cask 88's historic inaugural appearance at Fine Art Asia September 30, 2017EDINBURGH — 30 September 2017 – Scottish whisky specialists Cask 88 yesterday launched their new-look website to coincide with the launch of two exclusive independent bottlings and their historic first appearance at Asia’s leading international […]

  • At the end of September, antique whisky will, for the first time ever, be exhibited alongside ancient and contemporary art from across the globe, giving recognition to vintage whisky as a branch of fine art in its own right. As part of this historic first appearance for whisky at Fine Art Asia 2017, rare and old whisky specialists Cask 88 are due to launch two new independent bottlings, bringing together the work of Scottish master distillers with that of Scottish and international fine artists.

Press Coverage

  • Forbes

    Cask 88 is another company that helps investors acquire casks of maturing whisky. On occassion, casks of mature whisky come on the market. Cask 88 recently sold a sherry butt of 1987 Macallan for about $375,000 at a Hong Kong auction. The butt held 228 bottles of cask strength whisky. The price works out to about $1,650 per bottle. That's a very good price for what is presumably a 30 YO Macallan. What the ROI would be from bottling it and selling it is unclear. Such sales are rare however.

  • Bloomberg Pursuits

    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.

  • Robb Report

    Macallan set another world record at auction this week. Advising on the sale of the lots was Patrick Costello, the director of Cask 88, a whisky brokerage firm from Scotland. “It is evident that demand for fine and antique whisky is rising across the globe,” he says.

  • DrinkPreneur

    Patrick Costello is the Director of Cask 88, Scottish whisky specialists and advisors for this twice record-breaking cask. “We’re delighted to continue a strong and ever-developing relationship with the fine team at Spink auction house,” said Patrick. “This historic sale has brought about a trifecta of world-recognised achievements for Cask 88 this week. It comes on the heels of our appearance at Fine Art Asia, where we were the first ever company to exhibit whisky at an international art fair. It is evident that demand for fine and antique whisky is rising across the globe, and I’m very proud that Cask 88 are leading the way.”

  • Scottish Daily Mail

    A world record price has been paid in Hong Kong for a Scotch whisky. Patrick Costello, director of Scottish whisky specialists Cask 88 said: "Demand for fine and antique whisky is rising."