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Scotch Single Malt Cask Investment returns 10% + p.a.

You may have seen investing in whisky in the news recently. I wanted to let you know what we are offering here at Whisky investment Partners to see if this could benefit you or your clients as we are looking to build partnerships with professionals such as yourself.

There is clearly a demand for whisky at present which is being driven by the economic uncertainty the virus outbreak has caused and the impact it's having on traditional asset classes from clients seeking non-correlated asset-backed safer alternatives.

An Overview

An opportunity exists for investors to purchase new-make spirit, fresh off the stills in 200L casks to hold for the medium to long term to sell in the future for a profit. I’m sure you’re aware that whisky increases in value with age.

About Us

Blackford Casks Ltd, trading as Whisky Investment Partners is a fully licenced whisky cask brokerage. We are authorised by HMRC to buy, store, and sell casks as an investment in a fully compliant manner. We have agreements in place with distilleries in Scotland to purchase a select number of casks on a wholesale basis. These sales offer the distillery an alternative income stream as they would usually have to wait many years to see a return on their own investment i.e. once they have bottled a cask and sold it on the retail market. This can be 15 years in most cases. Our option “helps keep the lights on” as they say.

Why Invest?

The simple answer is that every client should hold a diverse range of products including non-correlated alternatives. These will help protect portfolios during turbulent times. This is especially relevant during the current crisis we find ourselves in at present.

Track Record

There is a limited number of distilleries in Scotland. As such, supply simply can't keep up with demand. Scotch whisky exports grow consistently, year on year at an average of 5.8% with new emerging markets opening up all the time. The export value alone in 2019 was worth £4.8 billions pounds (GBP)

Scotch whisky has a proven track record of appreciating in value every year as it ages. This rise in value can increase exponentially after year 7 as only 15% of the 20 million casks currently laid down maturing in Scotland are over this age marker.


Cask owners benefit from full, outright ownership, unlike bonds, funds, or securities. Once purchased the ownership title is passed to the client. While maturing, casks are stored in secure, HMRC approved bonded warehouses, fully insured against fire, theft, and damage. Insurance is adjusted annually to ensure the appropriate level of cover is always in place.

Investment Highlights

  • Investment Term - 3 - 30+ years

  • Projected Returns - 10%+

  • Minimum Investment from - £2,200 (GBP per cask)

  • Non-correlated sector

  • 100% full ownership

  • Fully insured against loss, theft, or damage

  • CGT exempt

  • Stored in HHRC approved bonded warehouses

  • Multiple exit options

  • Open to all investors in every country. No, restrictions

When it comes to the time to sell casks, this could be in 3, 5, 7, or even 30 years’ time, we will sit down with clients and discuss the various options available. We can, through our network of blenders and bottlers broker a sale for a small 2% fee, or we can purchase the cask back from clients directly. Alternatively, clients can make their own arrangements either by contacting a blender themselves, selling at auction, or bottling the product, whichever option they decide best meets their needs, we will advise through the whole process.

Generous marketing fees available for select Agents/Brokers/IFA’s who can promote the option to their client base.

Please contact info@fngassociates.com for further details and due diligence!