Cask Ownership



Original content: Our partnership with Boann Distillery provides the opportunity for potential investors to capitalise on the increasing popular Whiskey Cask market.

Our partnership allows us to offer a minimum return of 5% per annum on your initial investment whilst enjoying the experience of buying and storing casks that only appreciate in value. For example: a casket of Irish whiskey (360 bottle) can be purchased through RTM for €3,000 and matured in our bonded warehouse for 5 years while earning the owner on average 8% per annum.

Portfolio Cask Offer: Mulitple Casks Of Single Pot Still Whiskey

With Irish whiskey retaining the title of the ‘World’s Fastest Growing Spirit Category’ for almost two decades, there has never been a better time to lay down your own casks of Ireland’s national spirit.

Whiskey Club’s cask offer gives you an exclusive opportunity to curate your own first steps in the Irish whiskey industry with a wide range of cask offerings, to be filled with Ireland’s definitive style, Single Pot Still whiskey.

Each cask will be laid down under a government bond, under your own name, giving you full control and security of your Irish whiskey liquid story.

As the global appetite for Irish whiskey continues to grow, so too does the interest in casks of Irish whiskey as an investment opportunity.

It is clear to see that Irish whiskey is currently thriving around the world, with all international markets in substantial growth** (IWA source). In fact, every category of Irish whiskey is thriving, with the United States being the largest growth market for the category

According to the International Wines and Spirits Record (IWSR), premiumisation is the key driver in the industry, with the premium and super premium categories of Irish whiskey in North America growing a staggering 1,106% and 3,385% since 2002.

As Single Pot Still whiskey is the definitive style of whiskey in Ireland, this provides great opportunities for growth and premiumisation in the whiskey market in the United States and across the world.

Single Pot Still whiskey’s inclusion of unmalted barley is what differentiates the category from the likes of Single Malt whiskey. This style of whiskey is famous for its viscous and creamy mouthfeel, with full bodied flavours that pair perfectly with both ex-bourbon and fortified wine casks.

With our Whiskey Club Portfolio Offer, we give you the opportunity to buy six or more Bourbon 200 litre barrels (1 pallet) or five Sherry 250 litre casks (1 pallet) or multiples thereof at a special discounted price.

Please email us to discuss further or use our enquiry form below.

How it works: The Whiskey Cask Investment Process

Primary Stage – Production:

The Single Pot Still whiskey is produced by our partners – Boann Distillery, at their state of the art €20M Facility, situated in the heart of the Boyne Valley in Ireland. This region has a rich history in whiskey Production, with one of the first written records of whiskey production in Ireland appearing in the Act of Parliament in Drogheda in 1556. All casks are first fill, this means it is the first time the cask will be used to make Irish whiskey so the best possible flavour profile will be passed to the whiskey. Casks are handmade so each cask is individual and actual size may vary slightly.

Wholesale/ Investment:

The Whiskey Investment Club purchase this whiskey in bulk. We arrange insurance and storage in a bonded warehouse for a period of 5 years as the whiskey matures. These Cask Portfolios are then offered to a select group of investors. Our members will have the opportunity to tap into the burgeoning global whiskey market: with options to purchase, store, resell at profit; or simply to bottle and enjoy. Our partnership allows us to offer a minimum return of 5% per annum on your initial investment whilst enjoying the experience of buying and storing casks that only appreciate in value. The purchase price covers the cost of the 250 Litre cask, the 250 Litres of Whiskey spirit inside the cask and the remaining storage and insurance until the cask reaches a maturation of 5 years. The Whiskey Title and ownership are put in your name. making it an asset-backed investment, this also gives you the added security to exit your investment and sell the asset at any time.


All whiskey spirit will be laid down to mature for five years in premium barrels. During Maturation alcohol evaporates from the cask at an average rate of 2%—2.5% per annum. This is known as the Angel’s Share and losses in excess of these rates may occur and will be individual to each cask. If you wish to leave your investment longer than 5 years and increase its value even further, maturation duration extensions are possible with warehouse owners upon request. At the end of the 5 years, your 250 litre cask of whiskey can yield between 385-410 70cl bottles of Irish Whiskey (at 46% ABV)

Exit Strategies:

At the end of the 5 years maturation, you can choose whether to continue your whiskeys maturation or remove it from the bonded warehouse.

  • If you choose to continue your whiskeys maturation, you will be responsible for the storage and insurance of your cask. While whiskey certainly increases in value each year, the current market shows that there is a demand for whiskey at any age. We would recommend that you leave your whiskey to mature for as long as possible, as the longer you age the whiskey, the more sought after and valuable it will become. This type of investment is working for you all the time, so you can relax, let it age and watch its value grow until you decide to sell it.
  • If you wish to remove your whiskey from the bonded warehouse, this may incur additional charges. Your purchase price exclude Duty and VAT therefore you will be solely responsible for any customs, excise duty and other taxes incurred by removal from the bonded warehouse.

Exit Strategies:

  • You can choose to have your whiskey bottled, either private or we can arrange bottling for you our facility in Boann. (This will be subject to a bottling fee and other charges). You then can decide whether to market & sell your whiskey on to private labels, retailers, or you may wish to keep and enjoy yourself.
  • You also have the option to sell your whiskey at auction, or to other distilleries and brands.

Whatever option you decide, The Whiskey Investment club will be on hand to offer advice and assist in any way we can.

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