Showcasing the finest in Hong Kong

July 6, 2024

We were thrilled to share some incredible luxury single cask Scotch whiskies and some very special world premieres at the Hong Kong Whisky Festival and the exclusive pre-launch event for the Ralph Steadman Series at Stockton Bar. In case you missed them, here are the highlights.

Hong Kong Whisky Festival

The prestigious Hong Kong Whisky Festival, now in its twelfth year, was held once again at the glamorous InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong. Cask 88 was delighted to return to exhibit in this year’s festival, showcasing a selection of our rare and vintage collections, and sharing some of our favourite releases from the past few years.

This year’s festival featured over 1,000 different whisky expressions from regions including Scotland, Japan, Ireland, and the US. More than 30 masterclasses and seminars were hosted by industry experts, including an exclusive session by Cask 88. The festival is known for its bespoke and limited-edition whisky bottlings, highly anticipated by collectors, and this year we revealed the jewel in the festival’s crown.

The highlight of the festival was the unveiling of our 36-year-old single grain Invergordon, finished in a Pedro Ximénez Sherry cask. Presented in traditional and august bottle design and hand-labelled, this exquisite whisky exemplifies our commitment to craftsmanship and exceptional quality. Half of the stock sold out prior to the festival, and we received numerous international orders from collectors worldwide. This underscores Cask 88’s unique flair for bring new and exclusive bottlings to a discerning global audience. The remaining bottles are available exclusively from the Grand Stanford Hong Kong website.

Stockton Event – Ralph Steadman Series Pre-launch Party

The Stockton Bar, located in the beating heart of Central Hong Kong, is celebrated for its literary-themed décor and memorabilia, paying homage to the legendary Gonzo style of Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman. This iconic bar offers an immersive experience, drawing fans eager to soak in the unique ambiance.

Cask 88 collaborated with Stockton Bar to host an exclusive VIP event, the global premiere of the Ralph Steadman x Cask 88 Collection. Over 50 guests attended the event, enjoying a tasting session with the first set of single cask bottlings that comprise the first semester of the Ralph Steadman x Cask 88 series. Many attendees were new to the gorgeous Stockton bar and were captivated by the immersive décor and experience of the event. The evening was marked by an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response from guests, who were particularly impressed by the meticulous presentation and storytelling behind the Ralph Steadman Series bottles as well as the truly outstanding character and quality of the rarefied single malts themselves.

The first release of the collection has proved exceedingly popular and only highly limited stock of each bottling remains. Be sure to add your bottles to your own collection here to avoid disappointment.

Cask88 Team

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