Is Cask Whisky a Good Investment?

The last couple of years have left many people reconsidering their finances, and looking at new ways to secure their money for the future. Having several safe income sources has now become the goal for a lot of people. As inflation rises, the attraction of keeping money in a savings account that pays very little interest begins to fall, and that is why investing in alternatives has become so popular. You can invest in gold but its value hasn’t changed so much for the past 10 years. You can invest in a cryptocurrency, but fluctuations and crashes are unpredictable, making it a risky choice. This is one of the many reasons why a lot of investors have turned to whisky investments over the last few years.

Why Whisky Casks?

The alternative investment sector has grown exponentially and at a constant rate, especially since last year. Finding an alternative investment that is not at the mercy of the global economy is now the goal. That’s why many investors decide to invest in whisky.

Cryptocurrency has had a big place in the investment sector lately but although it might seem like a quick way of getting money when at its peak, it’s also a quick way of losing  money. Cryptocurrency is one of the most volatile investments you can make. Investors who are seeking a more stable return are more likely to want to invest in whisky.

When bought at the right value, investors can expect between 10% and 25% return each year on their casks. Whisky investment is also a very good niche to start investing in as there’s no shortage of buyers. Buyers range from independent bottlers, auction websites, private investors and even whisky brands who are in need of blends. This creates so many different exits for the investors. If bought at the right price, your cask of whisky will become very lucrative.

Rare whisky is very valuable which means the longer you keep it in a cask the better. As your whisky matures, the more valuable it gets. This makes it a consistent and ever-growing asset. Making cask whisky investments is a very good investment alternative for your retirement. It gives you, the investor, a chance to ensure your pension.

The global Whisky Market was estimated at USD 61.7 Billion in 2019 and is expected to reach USD 95.9 Billion by 2026. Scotch single malt exports are set to grow 11.4% from 2018 to 2022. Markets like Japan and The US are growing more and more every year. Experts are predicting a strong growth in demand that will continue past 2030. Some Irish whisky producers have even become concerned that they won’t be able to keep up with these growing demands. The market is showing a stable expansion, making whisky a safer investment.

Rare bottles are also a great investment however the buyers in this market are more likely to be collectors. Casks are aimed at investors who are looking for stable growth, as well as whisky enthusiasts looking for a more hands-on investment.

Cask whisky can also be a very good passive income as it requires almost little to no management. After you’ve purchased your cask, you will be able to leave your cask in the bonded warehouse and just let it sit and mature.

To start on your whisky cask investment journey, download our guide below, or if you’d like to speak to one of our specialists, email

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