Whisky Cask Investment  – Investing in Scotch

Invest In Whisky Casks
Invest In Whisky Casks

The aim of whisky investment cask suppliers is to bring together dedicated enthusiasts from all around the world with Scotch whisky products of the highest standard. The whisky that they supply is sourced from a broad variety of locations all over Scotland.

A supplier will secure the best quality new make spirit from distilleries from many whisky-making Scottish areas such as Islay, Highlands, Speyside, Campbeltown and Lowlands for example.

Some whisky investment companies will also source rare and exclusive casks from around the world combined with specifically chosen maturation environments which allows them to produce products that are both valuable and innovative.

Many folk do not even realise that there is an opportunity to invest in the whisky sector, it may seem like an odd concept and wonder how it can be done. Not only is it possible though, investing in whisky has turned out to be one of the most profitable investment options over the last few years.

It has yielded more profit than gold in recent years, and that profit was sometimes achieved in a very short time. Whisky is increasingly recognised as a sound investment (a bit like real estate). In addition, it preserves for decades, much longer than wine. That also makes it an ideal long-term investment.

Moreover, today it is a product that offers social status. In Europe and the US but above all in Asia. That is why investors must include whisky in their portfolio, not just in their bar cabinet at home. In addition to old-timers, art and antiques, it now belongs in the portfolio of investors looking for diversification and tangible assets.

The best performing investment in whisky is in Scotch. 23 countries in the world (including Belgium produce whisky) but only Scotland is the “homeland” of the single malt.

One famous entrepreneur invested in whisky before he ever drank a drop of the spirit. Initially it was economic motives (benefiting from a global trend and price increases) that motivated him to buy a barrel of Clynelish 1992 and a number of bottles of old, rare single malts. It turned out to be a hit. Never before has an investment brought him so much profit and pleasure. Since then he has been fascinated by the whisky world in which doing business and enjoying life go hand in hand.

Sourcing

They source high quality casks.

Collaboration

Agreement made to supply new make whisky from distilleries.

Supply

They release cask batches to the market.

Logistics

Casks transported to distillery for filling.

Agreement

They arrange cask filling, bonded storage and insurance on behalf of the buyer.

Maturation and Exit

Casks are matured for a minimum of 3 years, after which multiple exits are available – exchanges, auctions houses, sales through extensive networks and bottling.

How Investing in Scotch Whisky Casks Works

Sourcing

They source casks of the highest quality. From Mizunara oak to Ex Château Mouton Rothschild wine casks they believe they supply the best barrels in the industry. Which, in turn, produces a much higher quality product that is both traditional and distinctly unique.

Partnership

They source their whisky from one of their many award-winning distillery partners. Each of thgir distillery partners has been in the business for over 100 years, bringing expertise and experience to their product, and allowing us to create whisky of the highest standards. Their master distillers have perfected their recipe.

Marketplace

The Whisky Cask Company then release casks into the market place. They do this in limited numbers only for purchase by collectors and private investors to ensure that quality is never compromised.

Filling

When the casks are ready to be filled, they transported to the filling distillery which is arranged by their partner the Malt Whisky Company established in 2004.

Storage

Once they fill the casks, they send them to a bonded storage warehouse with one of their partners in Scotland where they will develop for five years. Their partner, The Malt Whisky Company, has the necessary HMRC permission WOWGR and insurance.

Maturation

Maturation happens in a formal and secure bonded warehouse. The government applies any alcohol taxes and VAT due only on the bottled product. A certificate will be issued to the buyers, certifying each cask and its owner.

Exit

There are several opportunities to sell whisky after it has matured in the cask. One through the Whisky Cask Company’s vast network of buyers, the second through whisky brokers or auction houses. Finally, cask owners also have the option to bottle the whisky for personal consumption.

Their Casks

A key component of making exceptional single malt Scotch whisky is sourcing the highest quality casks, since as whisky ages the flavour profile imparts from the barrel.

The Whisky Cask Company use rare and exclusive casks for their investment products, sourced from around the world. Each cask of whisky has a distinct flavour profile.

Whether it’s maturing in a french oak ex-wine cask, or in the rarest and most expensive Japanese Mizunara oak, every barrel frames the whisky perfectly. This allows a range of complex, subtle flavours to emerge from the age-old drink.

Ex-Mouton Rothschild Cask 225L

A freshly emptied French oak cask from the Tronçais forest, previously housing a 2017 vintage wine from Château Mouton Rothschild, a world-renowned wine estate located in the village of Pauillac in the Médoc region.

FLAVOUR PROFILE: Exotic ripe blue and black fruit aromas meet cocoa, vanilla, and hazelnut.

Japanese Mizunara Oak Puncheon 450L

The Japanese Mizunara Oak is one of the rarest and most expensive types of oak in the world; it is now regarded as the best vessel to mature whisky. This virgin Japanese Mizunara oak cask imparts a distinct combination of notes.

FLAVOUR PROFILE: Predominantly featuring fresh green fruit (apple, pear, quince), cocoa nibs, coconut, vanilla, oral honey and blossom, it also contains some spice (nutmeg, mace, clove) moreover, a subtle hint of incense.

Ex-Oloroso Sherry Cask 225L

This cask previously housed Oloroso sherry from the Jerez region.

FLAVOUR PROFILE: Oloroso shows nutty aromas (especially walnuts), combined with polished/balsamic notes, subtle dried fruits, toasted hints, tobacco and autumn aromas.

Tronçais Forest Fine-Grain Cask 225L New make spirit housed in a new-grain cask from the Tronçais forest.

FLAVOUR PROFILE: Casks from the Tronçais forest provide amazing flavours with soft tannins and a balanced strength best achieved by slow ageing.

Ex-Bordeaux Cask 225L

A freshly emptied cask from a world-renowned wine estate located in the village of Pauillac in the Médoc region.

FLAVOUR PROFILE: Exotic ripe blue and black fruit aromas meet cocoa, vanilla, and hazelnut.

A key component of making exceptional single malt Scotch whisky is sourcing the highest quality casks, since as whisky ages the flavour profile imparts from the barrel.

At the Whisky Cask Company, they use rare and exclusive casks from around the world. Each cask of whisky has a distinct flavour profile.

Whether it’s maturing in a french oak ex-wine cask, or in the rarest and most expensive Japanese Mizunara oak, every barrel frames the whisky perfectly. This allows a range of complex, subtle flavours to emerge from the age-old drink.

As all of their  Scotch whisky casks for investing are of the highest quality and offer unique flavour profiles, each of the range is subject to availability in the marketplace.

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