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Cask 88 Scottish Folklore Whisky Series Strikes Gold at IWSC

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.

Jul. 24, 2018 / PRZen / EDINBURGH, Scotland -- Taking away the prestigious industry award in the Highland Single Malt 30 – 45 Year Old category, this 45 Year Old Ben Nevis 1972 Single Malt (70cl; 43.2% ABV; £650 RRP) was aged in a sherry hogshead. A highly limited release, of which only 228 bottles are available, this is the first in Cask 88's series of single cask whisky bottlings inspired by legends of Scottish folklore.This venerable Ben Nevis whisky is typified by the Cù-Sìth, a terrifying large hound, with a murderous bark, said to stalk the Highlands of Scotland.

The Cask 88 Scottish Folklore series is intended to bond the stories of Scotland's unique history with the very finest expressions of its spirit; the beastly Cù-Sìth was deemed the perfect match for the equally indomitable spirit of the Ben Nevis Highland whisky. Legend tells that anyone with the misfortune of hearing the beast bark three times will be transported to the underworld.

"When naming this whisky after the formidable Cù-Sìth, we believed we had a whisky truly deserving of the association with this notorious character in Scottish Folklore," said European Sales Director Jonny Fowle, also whisky tastings and event organiser at Wandering Whisky. "Both have drawn upon the region to develop in character and repute throughout the ages, making for a fine match. It therefore gives us real satisfaction, and delight, to see this special whisky gaining international recognition."

The Cask 88 Scottish Folklore Series will consist of six unique, single cask expressions, with each featuring a mythical beast who has roamed the highlands, stalked the lowlands or inhabited the islands.

The first bottling in The Cask 88 Scottish Folklore Series: Cù-Sìth is available for purchase from the Cask 88 online bottle shop and in person from Cask 88 Sales Representatives globally.

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European Sales Director Jonny Fowle is available for interview. Please RSVP to arrange, Miriam Rune: / 07740 339 628.

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About Cask 88

Founded in 2007, Cask 88 is now internationally recognised among the world's foremost experts in rare and antique whisky. Services include cask procurement, cask storage, bespoke bottle design and sourcing antique releases. What started as a small, family-owned business has become a globally recognised brand for high-end whisky. Cask 88 believes that buying vintage whisky should be fun and offers clients the opportunity to select, purchase, label and package their own exclusive whisky drawn from the finest Scotch casks.

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