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
Ardmore Highland Single Malt Hogshead Cask No. 86 Full Cask 2009
HK$162,890.00
2009

Ardmore Highland Single Malt Hogshead Cask No. 86 Full Cask 2009
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
~1 week

Highlands Barrel 1 - HK$162,890.00
Craigellachie Speyside Single Malt Bourbon Barrel Cask No. 800592 Full Cask 2011
HK$280,000.00
2011

Craigellachie Speyside Single Malt Bourbon Barrel Cask No. 800592 Full Cask 2011 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.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Speyside Barrel 1 - Read Review/Description HK$280,000.00
Glenglassaugh Highland Single Malt Refill Hogshead Cask No. 111 Full Cask 2014
HK$139,995.00
2008

Glenglassaugh Highland Single Malt Refill Hogshead Cask No. 111 Full Cask 2014 The Glenglassaugh distillery is one of the great success stories of the 21st century in Scotch Whisky though the roots of the distillery’s success go back much further than its current period of operation.

Founded in 1875 by James Moir, a local grocer in the nearby town of Portsoy, the idea was to supplement his burgeoning business with proprietary whisky that met the highest quality standards of the day. Situated on a site to the west of town to take advantage of a superb water source; the pure Glassaugh Springs, the distillery lies just out with the boundaries of Speyside, making this a Highland malt, though one very much in the Speyside style.

The operation was a tremendous success heading into the whisky boom of the Victorian era and within twenty years the distillery was snapped up by Highland Distillers, the forerunner of the Edrington Group (Macallan & Highland Park). The 1900s saw the expansion and reconstruction of the distillery as it began to supply malt for the likes of Cutty Sark and Famous Grouse.

After the complicated problems of the 1980s and a 23-year stretch mothballed, Glenglassaugh was purchased by new owners, reopened and began releasing pre-1986 stock as limited edition single malts, winning numerous awards in the process and placing the distillery firmly in the spotlight as a high-quality, craft producer. Since the distillery’s acquisition by Brown-Forman it has benefitted from the same treatment as legendary stablemates BenRiach and GlenDronach.


Cask Note
This 2014 Refill Hogshead is an excellent long term proposition with excellent upside given the increasingly prominent reputation of the distillery. Glenglassaugh has made a name for itself in recent years with distinctive cask finishes; including wine and sherry, so this relatively understated wood type will do well to see it through the initial, most lengthy period of ageing but will easily lend itself to re-racking into more active wood further down the line.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
~1 week

Highlands Hogshead 1 - Read Review/Description HK$139,995.00
Orkney Single Malt Whitlaw Distilled at Highland Park Hogshead Cask No. 623 Full Cask 2014
HK$225,545.00
2014

Orkney Single Malt Whitlaw Distilled at Highland Park Hogshead Cask No. 623 Full Cask 2014

Single cask bottlings of Highland Park command exceptionally high prices in the secondary market. Filled on the 6th of November 2014, this hogshead is a phenomenal opportunity to add a cask of one of Scotland's most legendary whiskies to your portfolio. Most recently re-gauged at 142.6 RLA and 60.3% ABV this is maturing at an even pace and offers excellent medium and long-term upside. With 5 and a half years already aged into this cask it is a tremendous value compared with new make spirit that, frankly, costs a similar amount.


Tasting Note

This is a pleasant surprise! Highland Park can often be sherried to the extent that much of the imprint of its unique location and raw materials is subsumed into a standardised Single Malt but this is maritime, peaty, complex and satisfying. That unique Orcadian peat is shining through with glorious smouldering intensity while the salty sea breeze comes through with an oily, seaweed-y edge. A touch of smouldering pine logs on a fire adds to the experience which is finished off by a fiery flourish on the end. Give it time to calm down but this is a cracking good cask.

In Stock in United Kingdom

Scotland Hogshead 1 - Read Review/Description HK$225,545.00
The Speyside Distillery Speyside Single Malt Refill Barrel OLA 121.5 ABV 63.8 Full Cask 2015
HK$78,940.00
2012

The Speyside Distillery Speyside Single Malt Refill Barrel OLA 121.5 ABV 63.8 Full Cask 2015

The Aultmore distillery (known locally as “Buckie road’. was built in 1896 by Alexander Edward, and was initially powered by water wheel until a steam engine was installed in 1898. Amazingly, the steam engine was only replaced in 1969 when electricity was connected! The distillery was completely refurbished in 1971, when the original two stills were increased to four.

In 1923 Aultmore was acquired by John Dewar & Sons was so prized as a blending spirit that Bacardi was buying Dewar’s from Diageo Aultmore’s inclusion in the deal was considered pivotal to its success.

Today the distillery continues to be owned by Bacardi, and the distillery has benefitted greatly from being included in Bacardi’s “Last Great Malts” series as a single malt. But because of its value as a blending spirit, single cask bottlings of Aultmore are almost non-existent. That makes casks like the one below of especially interest to collectors and investors.


Tasting Note
Aultmore is famous for its fragrance and finesse, overlaying a meaty, rich texture and substantial mouthfeel. Aged in bourbon barrels, it can reach levels of intensity not often seen in Speysides which usually favour lightness and restraint unless aged in sherry wood. This has the classic vanilla and bourbon notes with a crisp barley note evident of a youthful whisky maturing slowly and evenly.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-6 months

Speyside Barrel 1 - Read Review/Description HK$78,940.00
Tullibardine Highland Single Malt Red Burgundy Pièce RLA 150 ABV 69% Full Cask 2016
HK$84,580.00
2015

Tullibardine Highland Single Malt Red Burgundy Pièce RLA 150 ABV 69% Full Cask 2016 Few producers of spirit, Scotch or other can claim as dynamic a history as Tullibardine. Tullibardine’s modern history begins in 1949 though there was a brewery on the site dating back to 1488 which made ale for the coronation of James VI, (later James I of England). Originally part of the Whyte & MacKay portfolio it was under-appreciated and mothballed in 1995, until it was bought by independent investors setting up the Tullibardine Distillery Ltd. who resumed production and rejuvenated the brand.

A classic Highland gentleman, it is a whisky of fine character and a good example of the terroir of whisky as the distillery draws its water from the Danny Burn flowing from the Ochil Hills, known as some of the purest in the country (the same source of Highland Spring water). This splendid source gives Tullibardine its soft generosity, not to mention its agreeable nature, affording it a remarkable propensity to take to wine casks better than most.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
8-10 months

Scotland Hogshead 1 - Read Review/Description HK$84,580.00

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