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We saw a record-breaking price achieved for a bottle at auction, with a 60-year old Macallan being sold for an extraordinary £1.5m at Sotheby’s. The sale of this bottle - from cask number 263 - even broke the previous auction record for a single bottle of Scotch of £1.2m in 2018.
Scotch Whisky is exported to 180 markets worldwide, and 42 bottles are shipped every second. UK whisky sales are set to see a 6% increase to £2.44 billion by 2022. The export value of Scotch Whisky in 2019 was £4.91bn, +£208m compared with 2018. Some countries have increased their 40% import of scotch whisky by 150% over 18 months. Scotch whisky is truly a global phenomenon (source TSWIR).
Within 3 years, over thirty new distilleries have been founded and several legendary closed distilleries restored to full working condition. Recently these distilleries have seen cask sales as a source of early revenue. Un-aged casks of new-make spirit can cost in excess of £6000. Our starting price for casks is £1,500 for three-year-old whisky.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How can I insure my cask?
Some warehouses provide insurance against fire and theft. We can introduce you to insurance companies that can insure your whisky cask.
Can I Request Samples?
Yes! You can request samples of your whisky cask. You can also request a regauge to give an update on your cask's maturation.
Can I visit my Cask
Yes. Some bonded warehouses allow you to visit your cask, and where this is not possible, we can arrange for your cask to be moved.
What are the storage charges?
Not much. Storage costs between 20 and 30 pence a week, but may vary depending on the warehouse.
Can I Bottle My Cask?
Yes! Please bear in mind that duty and VAT are payable before your bottles leave a bonded warehouse.
How Do I Know it's Real?
Due to strict government control, each cask has a paper trail known as a 'Delivery Order' and a unique cask number.