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The Tippling Point | Unique single cask expressions from Scotland’s Cask88

Cask88, with the help of leading distilleries in Scotland, decided to bring out a few unique single cask expressions.

January 31, 2021 / 10:49 AM IST

In the gloam, you hear the whine of the terrifying hound Cù-Sìth from the valley. Your blood curdles. You have already heard the legend that any soul who hears the bark of the wild dog three times would be petrified into the silence of the hills, and would never return from the underworld where demons and fairies roam. Doomed forever!

The history of Scotland, its rich culture, beliefs, and local myths are so closely intertwined that sometimes you cannot possibly tease out reality from the fantastical. Mythical beasts like that Cù-Sìth are believed to be roaming around the hills, valleys and even isolated islands. So it is no surprise that imaginative entrepreneurs have been working hard for centuries to bottle the ethereal beasts, just for the thrill of it. Did I say, bottled? Yes, literally so.

Cask88, a family-owned business house based in Edinburgh and one of the world's foremost experts in rare and unique whiskies, had long been wondering about capturing the soul of such Scottish myths and legends in the bottles they trade.

Soon with the help of leading distilleries in Scotland, they decided to bring out a few unique single cask expressions. In their Folklore series.