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An Individual Approach to Premium ’New World’ Whisky Ownership

Cask World is leading the field to bring the future of premium single malt whisky ownership to the private investor.

Traditionally Scotland has produced most of the world’s best whisky - but times are changing and production of new world whiskies from all corners of the globe is flourishing. Having developed direct, mutually beneficial relationships with prominent distilleries worldwide, we provide access to this thriving new world global whisky market.

We’re ideally positioned to purchase casks at the optimum point to benefit from the expected increase in flavour, quality and of course value - whether for investment, as collectables, commercial ventures or purely to bottle for your own enjoyment.

Whilst Scotch whisky is already an exceptionably desirable investment, limited supply combined with growing whisky popularity has led to a marked increase in demand. This means the global whisky market is now booming. Image

Whilst Scotch whisky is already an exceptionably desirable investment, limited supply combined with growing whisky popularity has led to a marked increase in demand. This means the global whisky market is now booming.

The Ownership Opportunity

Whether you’re looking to purchase a cask for investment, special events, to brand for business use or purely for pleasure, our team of specialists and global contacts can help.

Previously the domain of the truly wealthy, tangible assets such as whisky can realise higher returns than traditional capital assets, offering a valuable hedge against economic uncertainty. Plus you own something real, desirable and ultimately drinkable that can be tailored for your own tastes, turned into custom bottles or simply kept to fulfil the dream of whisky ownership as a connoisseur.

At Cask World our established global network enables us to connect investors and distilleries worldwide, providing the individual (or group) with the opportunity to purchase and hold cask whisky outright, often at specially negotiated wholesale or exclusive rates. Plus, with the exception of the Angels' Share*, it’s a tax free investment for UK citizens.

“Every decade since these records began, a cask’s value has steadily increased until around the 8 year mark when things start to increase exponentially” Image
“Every decade since these records began, a cask’s value has steadily increased until around the 8 year mark when things start to increase exponentially”
WhiskyInvestDirect via Scotch Whisky Industry Review
“As a comparison, if $100,000 was invested in either casks, S&P 500, gold and Bitcoin in July 2018, the projected value would increase most if invested in Casks.” Image
“As a comparison, if $100,000 was invested in either casks, S&P 500, gold and Bitcoin in July 2018, the projected value would increase most if invested in Casks.”
Cask 88/Braeburn Whisky, BC20 Whisky Cask Index
“With an increase in value of +564% over the last 10 years, Whisky topped the chart for investments in 2020” Image
“With an increase in value of +564% over the last 10 years, Whisky topped the chart for investments in 2020”
Knight Frank, The Wealth Report 2020
What Makes New World Whisky Special?

New distilleries are being built worldwide by passionate and knowledgeable families, owners and master distillers with craft and quality as the main focus. Many strive for a ‘farm to bottle’ approach, using local barley and water sources to bring terroir to the fore.

Looking further afield also allows a variety of dynamic and original production methods and cask types to come into play. We’ve discovered expressions:

  • Mellowed with Arctic ice melt water
  • Stored in Alpine ice caves at 3,500m
  • Smoked with sheep dung
  • Matured in the extreme heat of the Dead Sea
  • Aged in 150-year-old beer barrels, ex-pomegranate wine casks, and even ‘Frankencasks’!

Ultimately, these approaches result in a creative and innovative range of premium single malts - often with a local twist - that offer something truly unique to the market. And whichever whisky you choose, by investing at an early stage the growth potential is maximised.

Since 2015 New World Whiskies have consistently outperformed Scotch in the World’s Best ‘Single Malt’ and ‘Single Cask Single Malt’ categories of the World Whiskies Awards. Image

Since 2015 New World Whiskies have consistently outperformed Scotch in the World’s Best ‘Single Malt’ and ‘Single Cask Single Malt’ categories of the World Whiskies Awards.

www.worldwhiskiesawards.com

Why Invest in Casks?

Cask investment offers the following benefits

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Healthy returns

Over time as your whisky matures to its optimum flavour point, the more valuable it becomes, frequently outpacing traditional investments
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Tangible

You own the contents – if economic conditions change (or just for personal preference) you can bottle and either drink or sell the contents
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Provenance

Casks are logged, insured, tracked and stored under strict government regulations either at the distilleries or at our UK HMRC bonded facility
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Liquidity

Whisky sells fast on the secondary market, and we have an extensive contact network to facilitate an easy sales process
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Demand

Millions of casks each year are bottled for consumption by whisky enthusiasts worldwide and demand is increasing year on year
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Limited supply

Our premium distillery partners are often boutique with limited supply - bottles often sell out prior to a new release
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The Cask World Difference

We’re highly driven & love what we do

In our industry it’s not just what you know but who you know, so we’ve visited all our distilleries personally. By doing this we’re confident in both the quality of our offering and our ability to provide the correct selection to fit your budget, holding period and personal preferences. You can also rest assured that there are no middle men or cask brokers – we personally invest in each distillery and only promote the producers we believe in.

By choosing international whisky we’re connecting investors and distilleries to foster a relationship based on mutual growth. Selling a proportion of their new-make spirit stock raises their brand awareness while allowing for further development and product to be crafted, potentially realising healthier returns for both the company and the stakeholder.

When selecting casks, our focus is on quality over quantity. We only partner with premium global distilleries for whom stock is generally limited, produced with only the finest ingredients and methods, and can therefore command a premium price point when sold.

As well as an enjoyable first-class ownership experience as standard, once you’ve made a purchase, we will ensure your investment is protected. Whether the cask is matured under bond at the distillery, or in our UK HMRC warehouse, you can rest assured that all our casks are securely stored a­nd fully insured.

Finally, when the time eventually comes, we're uniquely positioned to enhance your exit strategy with the following options:

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Direct links to an online whisky auction business

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Extensive industry connections for private sales

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Distillery buy back

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Whisky broker connections

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Options for bottling for commercial sales

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Personal use & special occasions

An Exciting Range of Ownership Benefits

As well as holding assets in the exceptionally performing global whisky market, owners can enjoy a variety of perks.

These can include samples, tasting packs combined with live and interactive virtual distillery tours (behind the scenes from locations like WW2 cask bunkers or secret glacier ice storage caves), event tickets, merchandise and even whisky bottles.

You’ll also be kept up to date with the latest subscriptions via our newsletters and magazine and gain access to exclusive special offers and limited edition products.

Cask Ownership gives you access to a variety of perks. Image

Cask Ownership gives you access to a variety of perks.

Our Partner Distilleries

We continually search worldwide for distilleries that meet the Cask World standard to add to our already extensive network of well-known industry names.

As well as locations such as Tasmania, Iceland and Canada, additional distilleries in far-flung places will be added soon – all of whom are bringing a breath of fresh air to the market. We’re happy to provide a full inventory – just drop us a line.

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    • Eimverk Distillery - Floki Whisky
    • Lawrenny Distillery
    • Shelter Point Distillery

    Want to Find out More?

    Whether you’re an investor, enthusiast, looking to purchase a cask to create your own whisky, or a distillery owner interested in building a mutually beneficial relationship, our experienced, knowledgeable staff are on hand to assist and guide you through the process.

    Why not contact us now and start your global cask whisky journey today?