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What is whisky cask investment?

When you invest in a cask, you buy the whisky while it’s maturing. You don’t just buy one bottle with a label. You get a cask full of whisky while it’s ageing. One cask might yield between 200 and 300 bottles. And, because the cask improves a whisky’s taste over time, the longer it’s in the cask, the more valuable it becomes.

Whisky casks are assets that appreciate over time.

How Whisky Cask Investment Works

Step 1: Select your casks

We’ll work with you to understand your investment goals. Based on your objectives, we’ll create a bespoke cask portfolio.

We use our network to source whisky casks ranging in age, region and distilleries to meet your goals.

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How Whisky Cask Investment Works

Step 2: Get Your papers

After you select your casks, we agree a price and prepare the paperwork for a simple transaction.

We’ll send you ownership documents concluding the trade.

How Whisky Cask Investment Works

Step 3: Store Your Cask

We will manage your casks in a bonded warehouse and pay storage and insurance for the first three years.

We also provide a re-racking service if you want to give your cask a high-quality finish.

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Step 4: Get Your Return

The demand for whisky far outstrips supply, making it a lucrative investment. There are multiple exit strategies to meet medium-term and long-term investment goals.

We’ll help you choose the right cask, manage the process, and understand any fees.



While past performance is not a guarantee of future performance, maturing casks have shown favourable returns over the past decade*.

Indeed, the Scotch Whisky industry as a whole has had excellent performance in recent years; with export volumes rising 5.4% in 2019, following a 3.8% gain in 2018, 1.6% in 2017 and 2.8% in 2016.*

The steady growth of the whisky industry has supported investment returns for casks. The trend suggests that as the industry continues to grow, we can expect casks of maturing whisky to continue to deliver returns for investors.  

* The Scotch Whisky Industry Review (Alan S. Gray)

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Why Should You Invest in Whisky Casks? Strong Performance.
Why Should You Invest in Whisky Casks. Value Increases.

Are Whisky Casks A Good Investment?


Whisky has growth potential because the whisky changes and improves each year. When you invest in an asset like gold, market forces are the only factors that control value.

Whisky increases in value year-on-year because it matures in the cask. The industry has invested millions in marketing and promotional campaigns. Increased customer demand for premium whisky makes owning a cask of maturing whisky a more appealing asset. The longer a cask matures in a warehouse, the more desirable it becomes. Flavours develop and improve over the years, although greedy angels will take 2-3% through evaporation each year. Flavour development has made whisky casks a good option for investors looking for medium or long term investments.

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Are Whisky Casks Safe?


While whisky cask investments are not regulated in the UK, a maturing cask must still rest in a government bonded warehouse. The government tracks every drop of whisky from the moment it’s distilled until it’s bottled. You can authenticate every bottle of scotch as genuine. Your asset can’t be falsified.

34 malt distilleries opened between 2012 and 2019, increasing the industry’s capacity from 296m Litres of Pure Alcohol to 395m in 2019.*

As the industry has grown, so has the UK Government's need to make sure the correct duty and tax is paid. This oversight benefits cask owners who can have confidence in the provenance of their whisky investments

* The Scotch Whisky Industry Review (Alan S. Gray)

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Why Should You Invest in Whisky Casks. No Risk of Fraud.
Why Should You Invest in Whisky Casks. Physical Asset.

What are the risks when buying casks?

Scotch is a tangible asset

There is limited downside risk to whisky investments because it’s a physical asset with intrinsic value. And, we have full insurance which protects your cask whisky investment while it’s in storage.

This insurance on a tangible asset decreases the downside risk.

Scotch whisky represents 12% of worldwide spirit beverage sales. 94% of scotch is sold abroad, which is equivalent to around 40 bottles every second.*

Whisky cask investors own a tangible asset with worldwide demand.

* The Scotch Whisky Industry Review (Alan S. Gray)

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How to sell whisky cask?

A Clear Exit Strategy

The market for whisky is dynamic. With active buyers all over the world, investors have many options to realise investment gains.

There are lots of options for investors to realise a return on their cask whisky investment. We always work with clients to help them exit their investments, managing the process and considering any fees, to secure their final returns. We have helped clients sell their casks to private investors or collectors.

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Why Should You Invest in Whisky Casks. Exit Strategy.