Caskshare brings you a different and more accessible approach to buying single casks by allowing you to purchase it by the bottle. In effect, you can buy ‘shares’ of a cask which when the cask is deemed to be fully matured, it will translate into bottles of an exclusive single cask bottling that won’t ever be released onto the shelves.
If you are not in a position to take on a full cask of whisky or if you are keen to try a variety of different cask types, the Caskshare platform is the one for you.
Caskshare is an industry-first platform that is transforming the way consumers engage with distilleries to buy single cask whisky. Created with an emerging generation of whisky lovers in mind, it offers the unique anticipation that comes with whisky’s distilling and ageing processes, without the limitations of having to outlay and invest in a whole cask.
Instead, whisky fans can build a diverse portfolio of whiskies, each differing in flavour, maturation time and style, location and date of bottling.
Founder David Nicol created Caskshare out of a desire to bring single cask whisky to a wider audience. Having already launched the successful whisky subscription service, Craft Whisky Club, David recognised within the online whisky community a growing interest in a whisky’s provenance and the journey from distillery to dram. His vision was to lower the barrier of entry into the world of cask ownership, and to help customers connect with their favourite distilleries from the get-go, whilst also allowing distilleries to engage with whisky fans in a real and tangible way with whisky straight from the cask.
The online platform offers a bespoke service with an accessible and easy-to-use customer experience, that offers a guide through methods, age, styles and provenance. Buyers can choose from a wide range of casks, from ex-Bourbon to old sherry casks, all of which will impart a distinctive flavour and nose. They can then explore different tastes, distilleries and maturation dates to create a tailored whisky portfolio that suits their individual tastes.
Once a share is reserved, a certificate will be issued and the distillery will keep in touch with progress and updates. The cask steadily matures, taking on all of all the rich flavours and aromas of its environment and, upon maturation, bottles can be sent directly to a home address. For an extra special treat, bottle owners may also be invited by distilleries for special events and bespoke tastings.
Caskshare partners with distilleries and sellers in Scotland, building relationships with some of the country’s most noted master distillers and exciting producers to give whisky lovers unprecedented access to single cask Scotch whisky. Casks already available on the Caskshare platform include Isle of Raasay Distillery, Ardnamurchan Distillery and BenRiach Distillery, as well as a cask distilled at the long lost Cambus Distillery being sold by current cask owners, R&B Distillers.
“We believe this is an industry-first that offers the opportunity to get into the Raasay spirit by sharing a cask with others.” Alasdair Day, Isle of Raasay Distillery Co-founder
Caskshare is opening up the often intimidating world of single malt whisky and making cask owning available to all. A share in a cask is an investment with character, whether this is an emotive connection with a distillery, a nest egg for the future, an anticipated treat to savour, or simply a unique gift for a loved one.
Bottle prices currently range from £49 to £139.