What is cask whisky?Hampton Wealth
Investments in cask whisky has seen a boom and has slowly emerged as an established alternative investment in the past 10 years. Whisky connoisseurs and fans may purchase limited edition bottles to enjoy the golden liquid. Investors own (often several) casks bought directly from the distilleries that are waiting to mature.
Whisky can only be called Scotch Whisky once it has matured for a minimum of 3 years in Scotland.
The value of a cask will increase over time. Given the opportunity, the longer it is allowed to mature, the more it will be valued. An example of this is cask no. 263 from the year 1926. The whisky from this cask eventually produced the most expensive bottle ever sold. A 1926 Macallan private label.
Back to The Beginning
It is no surprise that whisky is a time based investment. The profits from whisky will take a few years before it comes to fruition. This is the reason distilleries need investors. The invested funds will help these distilleries cover their upfront costs to keep producing the delicious liquid.
Currently, there are approximately 125 functioning distilleries in Scotland. Each distillery will produce whisky with unique qualities. Everything from the oak used for the barrel to period of maturity will shape the taste of the final product.
An Investment in Passion and Heritage
Whisky is more than just an alternative investment. Those that invest in it are often passionate about it. To have a title deed proving ownership, ability to visit the investment, draw whisky from your own cask, and taste it as it matures – gives tons of bragging rights among connoisseurs.
Cask Whisky investments are HMRC protected because it is the heart and soul of Scotland.. An investment in whisky is also a link to its heritage and culture.
Why you should invest in Cask Whisky
Cask Whisky is an opportunity to build wealth. It is a uniquely time based investment that is not affected by market volatility. That means that even in times such as these (global pandemic) where the markets are volatile and recessions loom, an investment in Cask Whisky will remain unaffected
Such an investment that is HMRC protected makes it fraud proof. Are there scams out there? Yes, we will touch on that subject in another article. However, cask whisky investments that are done correctly are verified by HMRC – which means the investment is protected by the government.
We at Hampton Wealth are on a mission to help our network get the best we can find. We will help you or your clients with the process. Clients that Invest in Cask Whisky will receive a title deed proving full ownership of the cask.
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