Sell Your Whisky Cask

Here at The Whisky Shop, we are happy to purchase casks directly from our customers. The Whisky Shop was founded in 1992 and has gained 30 years of priceless experience in all thing’s casks.

You can count on us for transparency, honesty, and determination to provide the very best service so you can receive a fair market price. We offer free no obligation cask valuations, which we complete within 72 hours.

How Much Is My Cask Worth?

The value of your cask will depend on several factors, including how old it is, the type of cask it is, what distillery it has come from, how much liquid is left in the cask and more.


The age of your cask will have some kind of impact on the price it will sell for. Typically, a cask that has been aged for longer will attract a higher price but with many other variables to consider this may not be the case.

Type of Cask

The type of cask will also have an impact on price. Sherry casks are generally seen as more valuable than bourbon casks due to the increasing demand in the marketplace. That being said, we have seen a number of spectacular bourbon casks pass through our doors that have sold for eye-watering amounts.


The distillery that your cask is from has a massive impact on its value. If the cask comes from a silent, renowned, or cult distillery, you can probably expect your cask to sell for much more.


Finally, the ABV of a cask could have a significant impact on its selling price. For a cask to be legally bottled as Scotch Whisky it must have an abv of at least 40%. If your cask abv is falling close to this level, it could be time to consider selling or bottling it.

We know this is a lot to take in and it can be hard to work out how much your cask might be worth. To help you out, please get in touch with us for a free valuation.

Ideally, we would like you to ask the distillery/warehouse (where the cask is currently kept) to regauge the cask. This will allow us to learn how much liquid is left in the cask so we can provide a more accurate valuation.

Our Process

  • Firstly, we ask that you get in contact with us via the form at the top or bottom of this page, which will be sent directly to our resident whisky experts.
  • Once we have the surface details of your cask, we can provide an initial valuation. We will call you to discuss it in more detail.
  • We will then ask the distillery/warehouse (where the cask is currently kept) to re-gauge the cask. This will allow us to learn how much liquid is left in the cask so we can provide a more accurate valuation.
  • If you accept the offer we will ensure that you understand the process and issue you with a contract.
  • Payment will be sent. We will arrange for your cask to be retrieved, and will keep you up to date on the next steps for your cask.

Why Choose The Whisky Shop to Sell Your Cask?

We have thirty years of experience in whisky buying and selling, our in-house experts being some of the foremost in the industry. As well as having contacts in the industry all over the world, our in-house experts also frequently engage with The Whisky Shop Auctions, in addition to our standard retail space, therefore they have a first-hand understanding of rare and collectable bottlings and casks.

Over three decades, we have purchased many casks to bottle as Whisky Shop exclusives which we can then sell by the bottle throughout our stores.

Customers selling their casks count on us for transparency, honesty, determination to provide the very best service, and assurance that they will receive the fairest market price. Distilleries often offer customers the chance to buy their cask back and we find that in almost all instances we will be able to beat their offer.

We pride ourselves on our hassle free process, with a quick turnaround from first contact to sale.

How to Sell Your Cask with The Whisky Shop

Please fill out the form below to register your interest in selling your cask. Once we have all the information we need about your cask, we will send you a valuation within 72 hours and then you can decide whether or not you would like to proceed with selling your cask to us.

If you choose to proceed, we will then explain the next steps in the process and be on hand for any questions you may have.

Contact Us For a Complimentary Cask Valuation

Cask Selling FAQ

Can I get my cask valued at The Whisky Shop?

We offer complimentary valuations which are undertaken by our experts. There is no obligation to sell to us after the valuation has been completed.

Can I receive a bottle?

A number of bottles can be negotiated for personal use. We can add this to the contract so you can enjoy some of the finished liquid. Please note that we use a third party bottler and lead times can vary.

How do I get in contact?

Fill out the following form with your contact details and some preliminary questions regarding the cask in question (i.e. age and distillery) and we will soon be in touch with you. Alternatively, you can email directly at [email protected].