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The Rare Whisky Shop
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The Rare Whisky Shop specialise in buying and selling casks of whisky. We utilise our knowledge, experience and global network of high net worth individuals to ensure that we secure the best value possible for our clients. Our market leading selling fees will allow you to release the equity in your investment and receive competitive returns.

How Do I Sell a Cask of Whisky ?

When helping you to sell your cask of whisky, we achieve two main goals:

• To negotiate the best possible price for your cask on your behalf.
• Ensure the valuation and selling processes are as simple and straightforward as possible.

The Rare Whisky Shop offer a specialist brokerage service for individuals with a cask of whisky. We utilise our expertise, unparalleled network spread across the globe, and our knowledge of the industry to maximise the profitability of your investment. When searching for buyers, we will use our existing clients located in diverse places such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore and China. We also have bidders in western markets, the USA, Europe and here in the UK. This illustrious network has been amassed by selling rare and luxury whisky to these customers.

Details needed for cask valuation.

When beginning the valuation process, there is some essential information we require.

• Distillery.
• Year of production.
• Cask type.
• Age.
• Original litres of alcohol when cask was filled.
• Remaining litres of alcohol.

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All of the above information is easy to find as it can be provided by the distillery. This is a simple and easy process known as regauging.
A regauge is the process where a distillery measures exactly how much liquid is still in your cask. This common procedure is usually around £25 per barrel.

The regauge information the distillery will give you is:

• Regauged bulk litres.
• Regauged litres of alcohol.
• ABV (Alcohol by Volume).

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As the valuation progresses we may ask you to provide photographs of the cask. These aren’t essential however can add aesthetic value to your purchase, as you go on to consider its resale value.

Part of our verification process may involve a visit to the distillery to physically view the cask.

Accepting our offer

We will be acting as your agent during the valuation process as well as when you sell your cask. You will be asked to review and sign our formal contract which outlines all of our legal obligations as your agent.

From there, after receiving your signed contract we will then invoice the buyer and agree a payment date. Once these funds have cleared, you can then transfer ownership of the cask to new owner. Once we have received notification from the distillery of proof of ownership, we will electronically release the funds (minus our service fee) to your nominated bank account.

In our experience this is the simplest and quickest method of selling your cask of whisky. Check out our 5 star reviews, from clients who have profited from this exclusive service on our site.

Cask Brokerage FAQ

What are your fees?
We have a web exclusive flat brokerage fee of 5%

How do I sell a cask of whisky?
Firstly we provide you with an indicative valuation of your cask and then send the details to our network of international clients to attain a full valuation. Both valuations and offers are free of charge and there is no obligation to accept an offer.

How much is a cask of whisky worth?
The price of a cask depends on many different factors. The most important factors are; distillery, year of production, cask type, age, Original litres of alcohol when cask was filled, remaining bulk litres.

How much whisky is in a cask?
There are several sizes of barrels used in the making of Scotch whisky. The most common are:
• Quarter cask 45-50 litres.
• American Standard Barrel 190-200 litres.
• Hogshead 225-250 litres.
• Barrique 250-300 litres.
• Puncheon 450-500 litres.
• Butt 475-500 litres.
• Machine Puncheon 500 litres.
• Port Pipe 550-650 litres.
• Drum 600-650 litres.

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Step 1 of 2

  • What distillery is your cask from?
  • When was your cask filled ?
  • Hogshead, barrel, butt etc

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