About Cask Whisky

Whether you have had a lifelong dream to have your name on a cask of whisky, or you see owning a cask as an exciting investment opportunity, our marketplace is open to everyone. And from the whisky enthusiast to the serious investor, we offer a wide range of options.

The simple and beautiful truth about whisky is that as a cask matures, its complexity and desirability increases. Owning an entire cask is a rare pleasure. You will be the custodian of something unique. And when the time is right, the precious contents of your cask may be enjoyed by you, your children or even your grandchildren.

Whether you have had a lifelong dream to have your name on a cask of whisky, or you see owning a cask as an exciting investment opportunity, our marketplace is open to everyone. And from the whisky enthusiast to the serious investor, we offer a wide range of options.

The simple and beautiful truth about whisky is that as a cask matures, its complexity and desirability increases. Owning an entire cask is a rare pleasure. You will be the custodian of something unique. And when the time is right, the precious contents of your cask may be enjoyed by you, your children or even your grandchildren.

WHAT IS A CASK, AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

A cask is defined by the Scotch Whisky Association (the governing body protecting Scotch) as ‘an oak barrel not exceeding 700 litres’. The largest typical cask in use is the butt – and in most cases, these have been used in the production of sherry. Those familiar, dark coloured whiskies are likely to have been matured in one of these casks. The cask is the main defining factor in the entire style of a whisky, with many experts agreeing that as much as 80% of a whisky’s characteristic flavour comes from the wood.

Why invest in cask whisky?

Global growth

Global growth

Between 2010 and 2017, exports of Scotch Whisky increased by 44.5% and, in 2017, the export value rose from £1.02bn to £1.17bn. When it comes to Scotch Whisky, production is still not able to meet the ever-growing demand.

Most expensive cask ever sold

Most expensive cask ever sold

In 2018, a cask of Macallan 1987 sold at Auction in Hong Kong for $375,000 US dollars.

Return on investment

Return on investment

In 2019, rare whisky topped the Frank Knight Luxury Investment Index, beating wine, coins and classic cars to first place with the 10-year growth of whisky at 584%.

Appreciation guide

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