Sell Your 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.

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.

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 can send you a valuation and 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.