Complete Guide to Whisky Cask Investment

Our Complete Guide to Whisky Cask Investment teaches you about investing in whisky.

We’ll give you information about everything you need to know. From investing in whisky casks, through the process of buying and selling casks, to the potential returns. Our goal is to help you answer the question: ‘is investing in whisky casks the right strategy for me?

Spiritfilled: Whisky Cask Investment Experts

In this complementary guide, you'll learn how to invest in whisky casks:

  • What whisky cask investment is
  • Why the scotch export market is promising for investors 
  • How to invest in whisky casks
  • Why casks of whisky are a good investment for uncertain times
  • The key risks you need to be aware of, to make an informed decision
  • How to sell whisky casks, when you're ready, and any fees you’ll need to consider

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The benefits of investing in alternative assets 

Alternative assets tend to behave differently than traditional markets. Adding them to a portfolio may provide broader diversification, enhanced returns and enhanced capital appreciation. While it is an unregulated market in the UK, this is where cask whisky investments could come in.

Whisky casks are an alternative investment that could help to diversify portfolios. Now is the time for investors to strengthen their diversification and be open to more alternative asset classes. Whisky has fulfilled a role as a smart diversifier during past crises and will do so again. It works well alongside other more traditional investments.

Investing in whisky casks may be a good option in uncertain times. 

Increasing demand and investment returns

The Scotch Whisky industry has performed strongly in recent years, which reflects a growing market for premium spirits, particularly single malts. Scotch benefits from its reputation for quality, authenticity and provenance. The supply of casks is imperative to production and is growing steadily. This presents investment opportunities.     

Whisky becomes a different and more valuable product as it gets older. It starts as new make spirit, when first distilled. Once it reaches three years old, it can be classified as scotch whisky. It continues to improve with time, as the flavours develop. This improvement in the underlying product, coupled with the growing demand for premium whisky, means that whisky kept in a cask grows in value over time.

The resulting investment returns have been historically strong, but you should remember results can't be guaranteed. You should also bear in mind that the angel's share will see a percentage of the whisky evaporate over time, reducing the volume and the strength (whisky needs to be at least 40% ABV).

Learn more about whether cask whisky investment is a good way for you to diversify your investment portfolio. 

Our Complete Guide to Whisky Cask Investment will give you information about whisky, how to invest in whisky casks, potential returns, and key risks and considerations.

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