Complete Whisky Casks

One of the most compelling alternative assets on the market today is cask whisky. The rates of return achievable by whisky casks dwarf those of fine wine, with less risk though there is a more prohibitive cost of entry with casks starting around £3,600 (equivalent to HK$38,500 or SG$6,685) for newly filled barrels and hogsheads and progressing steadily up to 15-year olds at £15,000-£20,000 (equivalent to HK$161,200 - HK$215,000 or SG$27,845 - SG$37,130), at which point the value and cost can begin to truly soar.

Cru is pleased to offer cask sales from some of the finest, most sought after distilleries in Scotland with blue-chip icons Mortlach, Springbank, Laphroaig and Bowmore all attainable for the right price, while more boutique names including closed distilleries and rare single grains, offering incredible upside for comparatively reasonable sums of money.

With Cru's industry-leading automated sales platform designed for fine wine and the first in the world to be applied effectively to cask whisky, there is not where better to invest in this remarkable asset. Whether you're looking for en primeur new make casks, maturing casks with superb upside or venerably mature 25+-year-old single malts we have a uniquely varied supply chain and agile platform built upon our long-standing expertise and close contacts within the industry.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Craigellachie Speyside Single Malt Bourbon Barrel Cask No. 800592 Full Cask 2011
Inc. VAT: £10,619.26

Craigellachie Speyside Single Malt Bourbon Barrel Cask No. 800592 Full Cask 2011 Not as soft as a typical Speyside, Craigellachie was referred to by Master of Malt as "the Bad Boy of Speyside" and is well known and prized for its more "masculine" character, it’s oily texture and meatiness, not dissimilar to the far more expensive and elusive Mortlach. This is a distillery that does best in Bourbon barrels which allow the natural intensity of the spirit to shine through without cluttering it with over-sherried distraction.

Craigellachie has had a recent resurgence in attention, not least because they only started putting out official bottlings for the first time in decades in 2014. Previously making most of its impact in the White Horse blend which won Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible Blend of the Year in 2007, it was high time for a resurgence of the magical malt behind the brand.

A stylish rebranding and refocus on the distillery’s more intense, bold spirit has led to a new generation of devotees and prices for official distillery bottlings are high, giving a definitive reference point for valuation on casks that are held by patient owners for the years to come.

We are thrilled to have secured a small parcel of 2011 casks from this rising Speyside superstar and to be able to present them with recent regauges carried out just this past August and compelling prices which combine to suggest excellent upside for the next ten-plus years.
Delivery to Storage from 21 Sep 2022

Barrel 1 - Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £10,619.26
Macduff Highland Single Malt Refill Hogshead Cask No. 301 Full Cask 2014
Inc. VAT: £5,220.00
2014

Macduff Highland Single Malt Refill Hogshead Cask No. 301 Full Cask 2014 ”Beware the Thane of Fife…”

The Macduff Distillery has no connection to the literary nemesis of MacBeth, but instead takes its name from the nearby fishing port of the same name, which was formerly known by its Gaelic name of an Dùn but was purchased in whole by William Duff, the 1st Earl of Fife and renamed in honour of his legendary ancestor.

Best known as the source of the Glen Deveron single malt, which has at times been the name of the distillery -changing a number of times since its founding in the 1960s - Macduff is a perfectly designed malt distillery built to purpose and designed by renowned architect William Delmé-Evans.

A unique still set up using a gentle upward slant for the lyne-arms and a 90° kink in the swan necks, coupled with cold water condensers results in a nutty impressive spirit which retains a lot of the impurities needed for a characterful whisky. A nutty flavour profile with a struck match element in youth that lends itself to long ageing belies a spirit with excellent structure, perfect for complimenting cask finishes without losing its unique style, where softer whiskies can be obliterated by a characterful cask.

Managed by John Dewar & Sons alongside the legendary Aberfeldy and fellow cult stablemates Craigellachie, Aultmore and Royal Brackla, Macduff is a hidden gem with a lot of upside offering as it does excellent value even for casks with age built in, such as this 7-year-old hogshead.
Delivery to Storage from 5 Jul 2022

Scotland Hogshead 1 - Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £5,220.00
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Craigellachie Speyside Single Malt Bourbon Barrel Cask No. 800592 Full Cask 2011
In Bond: £7,125.00

Craigellachie Speyside Single Malt Bourbon Barrel Cask No. 800592 Full Cask 2011 Not as soft as a typical Speyside, Craigellachie was referred to by Master of Malt as "the Bad Boy of Speyside" and is well known and prized for its more "masculine" character, it’s oily texture and meatiness, not dissimilar to the far more expensive and elusive Mortlach. This is a distillery that does best in Bourbon barrels which allow the natural intensity of the spirit to shine through without cluttering it with over-sherried distraction.

Craigellachie has had a recent resurgence in attention, not least because they only started putting out official bottlings for the first time in decades in 2014. Previously making most of its impact in the White Horse blend which won Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible Blend of the Year in 2007, it was high time for a resurgence of the magical malt behind the brand.

A stylish rebranding and refocus on the distillery’s more intense, bold spirit has led to a new generation of devotees and prices for official distillery bottlings are high, giving a definitive reference point for valuation on casks that are held by patient owners for the years to come.

We are thrilled to have secured a small parcel of 2011 casks from this rising Speyside superstar and to be able to present them with recent regauges carried out just this past August and compelling prices which combine to suggest excellent upside for the next ten-plus years.
Delivery to Storage from 21 Sep 2022

Barrel 1 - Read Review/Description In Bond: £7,125.00
Macduff Highland Single Malt Refill Hogshead Cask No. 301 Full Cask 2014
In Bond: £4,350.00
2014

Macduff Highland Single Malt Refill Hogshead Cask No. 301 Full Cask 2014 ”Beware the Thane of Fife…”

The Macduff Distillery has no connection to the literary nemesis of MacBeth, but instead takes its name from the nearby fishing port of the same name, which was formerly known by its Gaelic name of an Dùn but was purchased in whole by William Duff, the 1st Earl of Fife and renamed in honour of his legendary ancestor.

Best known as the source of the Glen Deveron single malt, which has at times been the name of the distillery -changing a number of times since its founding in the 1960s - Macduff is a perfectly designed malt distillery built to purpose and designed by renowned architect William Delmé-Evans.

A unique still set up using a gentle upward slant for the lyne-arms and a 90° kink in the swan necks, coupled with cold water condensers results in a nutty impressive spirit which retains a lot of the impurities needed for a characterful whisky. A nutty flavour profile with a struck match element in youth that lends itself to long ageing belies a spirit with excellent structure, perfect for complimenting cask finishes without losing its unique style, where softer whiskies can be obliterated by a characterful cask.

Managed by John Dewar & Sons alongside the legendary Aberfeldy and fellow cult stablemates Craigellachie, Aultmore and Royal Brackla, Macduff is a hidden gem with a lot of upside offering as it does excellent value even for casks with age built in, such as this 7-year-old hogshead.
Delivery to Storage from 5 Jul 2022

Scotland Hogshead 1 - Read Review/Description In Bond: £4,350.00

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