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Line 'Em Up; A Sneak Peek at Our Third Auction Casks

Whisky Cask Auction

25 November 12:00 - 05 December 20:00

To view the live auction and place your bid, you need to:

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- Validate your accounts with a £5 transaction

Why buy whisky casks?

Owning a cask is a rare pleasure, and it gives you an amazing opportunity to be apart of the Scottish Whisky story. Fancy becoming the guardian of a unique expression of your favourite malt? It's the perfect chance to explore whiskies full of individual flavours and characteristics!

You can hold a cask as a valuable investment for future resale, or to keep for when the time is right to release the exquisite contents to enjoy and share.

There's something incredibly special about bidding for, and securing, your chosen cask, and you'll see we have some amazing whiskies in our upcoming auction to bid on. We look forward to you joining us on the 25th of November.

Why sell whisky casks?

·       Auctions are one of the most popular exit strategies and we're here to help you with the process.

·       With no sellers' fee, all you need to do is get in touch, talk whisky with us and get the process started.

·      Cut-off date for cask submissions is Thursday 5th November.

Who is the auction for?

The variety of casks and price points makes this auction open to anybody and everybody; our last auction saw a 1993 Springbank Hogshead steal the show, selling for £47,500 (hammer price), although there were also some sold at the other end of the price spectrum; including a 2018 Tullibardine which sold for £3,500, a 2015 Glenglassaugh selling at £3,900 and a 2015 Glen Ord that went for £2,350.

Whether you are a first-time or seasoned buyer, a collector, an investor, or an independent bottler, there is something for you! 

Diversify your investment portfolio by adding one of these exceptional casks to it. Or if you're just starting out, this is a very exciting way to "get in the game".

This platform was launched with the intention of creating an exit strategy for private individuals looking to part ways with their casks. As well as for private buyers to gain access to some difficult to find, old and rare casks of whisky.

What are the casks?

The casks in our collection consist of a mixture of Barrels, Hogsheads and Sherry Butts, most of which previously contained bourbon.

To highlight a few; we are delighted to have two 2015 Glen Ord casks, a 2015 Glenrothes and a 2009 
Glentuachers in our current line up.

Glen Ord -
From Ord, which actually means ‘hammer’. Glen Ord has proven incredibly successful in the Asian market, making it Diageo’s overall best-selling single malt with 6.2 million bottles sold in 2017 alone. It is a fascinating and outstandingly complex whisky.

Glenrothes -
While it is not as well known as its famous sister distillery Macallans's, Glenrothes’ spirit is richer and more complex, and is aged in the same famous sherry casks as its illustrious relative. It is little wonder that Glenrothes is quickly becoming noticed by investors and independent bottlers alike, and prices have been rising very quickly.

Glentauchers -
Another member of the ‘1890s gang’, Glentauchers was established in 1898 by James Buchanan & Co. to provide fillings for its Buchanan’s and Black & White blends. Glentauchers’ make has always gone into blends which lie on the lighter side of the flavour spectrum, originally Buchanan’s and Black & White, and nowadays Ballantine’s.

Craigellachie - Distinctively rich and full-bodied, Craigellachie is a serious contender to other Speyside malts such as Mortlach and even Macallan. However, with 98% of Craigellachie being used for blending and no distillery bottlings becoming readily available until very recently, single malt expressions are becoming increasingly sought after.

Tullibardine - Tullibardine is bursting onto the single malt scene with an exciting selection of first-fill cask finished releases. Since 2011, Pickard Vins et Spiriteux have established the distillery as a force to be reckoned with, recently investing in a new vatting hall, bottling line, and visitor centre. The construction of an on-site cooperage highlights Tullibardine’s dedication to cask quality.

Teaninich -
Teaninich is unparalleled in style, yet almost all its output is reserved for top-selling blends such as Johnnie Walker and Vat 69. Due to its high quality, independent bottlings of Teaninich are fetching increasingly higher prices. The whisky is remarkably full-bodied, yet the flavours are distinctively delicate and fragrant.

Ben Nevis - Renowned for its old-style whisky expressions, Ben Nevis Distillery plays true homage to the Highlands. Distillation is slow and steady, giving a rich, deep distillate. Our cask has matured well in an ex-Bourbon cask.

Interested in previewing the entire list? Register and validate your account!

Are there samples?

We go through a verification process with each seller (re-gauge), checking the health of the cask and requesting a sample. At this moment, only a limited number of samples is available to the buyers as the lockdown put hold on operations at warehouses and distilleries all over Scotland. If you would like to try some of the available samples, do not hesitate to contact Lee - 

Our Masters of Whisky Appreciation auction preview video is coming soon... In the meantime stay tuned to our YouTube channel for sample tastings and general whisky know-how from the Masters themselves!

Keep your eyes peeled for hammer time on 25 November and if you have any questions we are here to answer them for you!