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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


Find answers to frequently asked questions about whisky investment, the distillery, investment process, costs, and exit strategies.

What is whiskey cask investment, and how does it work?

Whiskey cask investment involves purchasing and owning casks of premium whiskey. As the whiskey matures, its value appreciates, allowing investors to profit upon selling.

Why consider whiskey cask investment over traditional investments?

Whiskey cask investment offers a unique combination of tangible assets, potential for appreciation, and the allure of the whiskey market, providing diversification in investment portfolios.

How does CaskCap ensure the security of whiskey cask investments?

We ensure security through storage in our secured warehouses, regular inspections, and comprehensive insurance coverage for all whiskey cask investments.

Are there any additional costs associated with whiskey cask investment?

We are transparent about costs. Apart from the initial investment, there may be storage fees, insurance, and other associated costs, which we discuss thoroughly with our clients.

Can I visit the distilleries where my cask is stored?

Yes, we facilitate distillery visits for our investors, providing an enriching experience to witness the production process and connect with the origins of their investment.

How do I sell my whiskey cask, and what returns can I expect?

CaskCap offers various exit strategies. Returns depend on market conditions, maturation, and other factors, providing investors with flexibility in their selling approach.

What regions and distilleries are available for whiskey cask investments?

Investors have access to a diverse range of distilleries across Ireland and Scotland, allowing them to select casks from over 50 renowned producers.

How long does it take for a whiskey cask to mature, and can I track its progress?

Maturation times vary, typically ranging from several years to a decade or more. Investors receive regular updates and can track their cask's progress through our secure platform.

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Working with the best

We take pride in the relationships we build

We choose our partners carefully to bring a variety of casks to suit different customer needs, and one thing we do not compromise on is quality.

*One of our partners was awarded  Double Gold Medals at the 2020 World Spirits Competition.

Start with Free insurance

At Caskcap we want to offer peace of mind. That is why we ensure every cask we sell is covered by comprehensive insurance. And, because we are the giving type, we give 5 years of insurance for Free!

You can invest with confidence, knowing that your investment is protected and secure. It’s just one of the many ways we strive to provide exceptional value and peace of mind to our clients

Passion and Expertise

Knowledge is power. That is why we at Caskcap have a team dedicated to keeping up to date on the latest industry information and insight, so that we can offer all our casks with confidence in the market.

Safe storage of your cask

At Caskcap, we take the security of your asset seriously and we don’t just rely on insurance alone to guarantee its safety.

That’s why we go the extra mile by using only the best bonded warehouses in Ireland and Scotland. Our facilities are of the highest quality, and we continuously look for ways to improve the storage conditions for our clients.


Caskcap is a trading style of London Cask Co Ltd (Company Number - 13327177).

Caskcap are not tax experts or financial advisers. If you need further clarification or advice on cask whiskey purchasing please contact your financial adviserand tax specialist.

Caskcap is not a regulated entity and Cask Whiskey Investments are unregulated in the UK, therefore, any investment in Cask Whiskey is not subject toFinancial Conduct Authority (FCA), Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) or Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) protection.

1. Caskcap are not tax experts. If you need further clarification or advice on cask whiskey purchase please contact your tax specialist or accountant.

2. We are not financial advisers, and the information in our brochure and on our website is purely to inform you about the nature of the whiskey industry so that you can make an informed decision should you choose to purchase a cask. We recommend you to speak to your financial adviser in the first instance.

3. The value of cask whiskey can go up as well as down. If you wish to speak to someone regarding the cask buying process or any points raised in this guide or our website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

4. Past and current performance does not imply that future trends will follow the same or similar pattern. Projections stated may not be achieved. This is  an unregulated product and therefore investing in this asset does not afford the same protection as regulated products, any investment is, therefore, speculative.

5. If you wish to sample or bottle your cask. Please be aware duty and VAT will be due before the whiskey has been bottled and the finished goods are removed  from the HMRC or The Revenue licence warehouse. This remains the responsibility of the cask owner.

6. It is advisable to perform regular health checks on your cask every 3 years. Cask services are chargeable to the client, these include, regauging, samples  and photographs.

7. Certain fees may apply – Please speak to one of our consultants to find out more.

8. Casks of whiskey are subject to the "Angel's Share" which is normal evaporation under warehouse conditions. Expected annual loss of strength and volume is 2%.