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.
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.