The Ardnamurchan distillery is one of the most picturesque new distilleries in Scotland

Buy and Sell Whisky Casks

Looking to invest or buy a cask of whisky to mature and bottle? We can help. 

Buying a cask of whisky for investment or simply to have your own private bottling is becoming more and more widespread. Many distilleries offer packages that include a cask of new-make whisky along with free storage for a number of years and bottling options when the spirits matures. Alongside newly distilled spirits, there is a vibrant market for the buying and selling of mature whisky still in cask - either to hold for re-sale at a later date or for bottling.

If you're new to the world of cask whisky, we recommend you read our 'Guide to Buying Whisky Casks'. It has details on all aspects of acquiring, storing and re-selling a cask of whisky. We've also got guides explaining key concepts like 'The Angels Share' and how different types of oak cask affect whisky as it matures.

If you'd like more information about buying a cask of whisky or have a cask that you'd like us to sell, please fill in the form at the bottom of this page.

Why buy a cask of whisky?

A whisky barrel being moved within a distillery

Investing in whisky casks isn't just a financial decision; it's a commitment to preserving heritage and tradition. Here's a few reasons why purchasing a cask of whisky might be right for you...

Tangible Asset • Whisky casks are a tangible asset that can provide a unique investment opportunity.

Free from Capital Gains Tax • HMRC categorise whisky casks as a "wasting asset", meaning capital gains tax does not apply to revenue from sales of casks.

Diversification • Whisky casks offer diversification from traditional investment portfolios, potentially reducing overall risk.

Long-Term Value • As they age, whisky casks may increase in value, making them a potentially profitable long-term investment.

Heritage and Tradition • By investing in casks, you play a part in continuing the legacy of whisky craftsmanship for generations to come.

As with all investments, it's important to remember that the value can go up as well as down. 

Buy and Sell with Confidence

When purchasing cask whisky from Hedonism Wines, you are assured of a process marked by trust and quality. We understand that buying cask whisky is not just an investment in a bottle, but an investment in a unique experience.

We will guide you through the process - from finding the right cask for you, to acquiring and delivering samples before arranging for transfer of the cask to your personal storage account at one of our HMRC-approved storage partners in Scotland.

If you ever need help re-selling your cask or want to explore bottling options, we're only a phone call or email away.

Hedonism Wines has over 12 years of trading history as one of the world's premier luxury wine and spirits merchants. Customer satisfaction and the highest possible level of service is at the heart of everything we do. 

A rare barrel of Ardbeg

Professional Storage in Scotland

Casks in a warehouse

We've partnered with HMRC-approved cask storage experts Volpe & Castello to offer premium storage solutions for clients purchasing cask whisky from Hedonism Wines. Industry leaders in cask storage, they offer a comprehensive package including...

Insurance • From basic to comprehensive insurance - you choose the level of cover you're happy with.

Re-gauging • Determine how your cask is ageing - measure ABV, monitor evaporation via angel's share and request samples.

Bottling • When the time comes, you may choose to have your whisky bottled and delivered to your property or another storage facility.

Cask transfer • Prompt delivery of your cask to another storage facility in Scotland.

Opportunities and Exit Strategies

Store your cask

Store your cask long term, fully insured

Bottle your cask

We can help with bottling, labelling and delivery of your whisky

Re-sell your cask

Let us re-sell your cask either through Hedonism Wines or via auction

Contact the whisky cask sales team