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For several years, established luxury items such as fine wines and art have been regularly traded at auctions. Now Scotch is also joining the list of sought-after luxury items as its popularity continues to rise.

Assisted by the rise of Japanese whisky, bourbon in America, and many other countries entering whisky production, Scotch whisky gone above and beyond to protect its position as the leading category in the global whisky industry. Brands like the Macallan, Dalmore, and Springbank have risen to achieve record-breaking prices at auctions and often collaborate with international luxury brands, such as Aston Martin to create a cult-like following across the globe. Whisky is a beautiful, global asset, and Scotch leads the way.


Scotch is the most regulated and monitored whisky category in the industry, making it the safest and most attractive investment. These regulations, put in place by the government-operated body, HMRC, are one of the reasons investors can rest easy. These rules also ensure the liquid we all enjoy is up to the highest standards. Production must take place in Scotland and, to be named a single malt, the whisky must be made from 100% malted barley and aged for no less than three years in oak casks. Rules maintain the spirit’s impeccable reputation, as markets across the globe consume Scotch above all other whisky categories, including Japanese, American, Irish, and Canadian whisky.

Rare whisky topped the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index in 2019, surging in value by 40% over the 12 months to the last quarter of 2018. The same report also shows that, over the past decade, whisky values have gone up six-fold.

The Asian market has partially driven the rise in the value of Scotch whisky. According to the Scotch Whisky Association, single malts now account for almost one-third of total Scottish exports with the sales of whisky to India, China and Singapore rising by 44%, 35% and 24% respectively in the first half of 2018. Hong Kong remains the hub for whisky auctions, with numerous records broken in the city. Just last year, the record for most expensive cask sold at auction was broken by Bonhams, who sold a Macallan 30-Year-Old for $US572,000. Hong Kong acts as a hub for mainland Chinese and other Asian countries to source and attain the rarest whiskies in the world, and this is why we chose to set up shop right at the heart of whisky trading in Asia.

Perhaps you’re wondering why we don’t trade bottles of Scotch whisky instead?

After all, most headlines involve bottle records and new releases. Simply put, this is because casks reign supreme as an investment. For one, the industry has not yet caught on to the benefits of cask investment. This lack of awareness benefits Rare Finds Worldwide, as we are the first to enter and stock up, while the rest of the world plays catch up! Compared to bottles, casks continue to mature under ownership and value is affected positively by both the brand’s popularity and the maturing process making casks an excellent investment! When bottles are bottled, maturation stops within the glass; meaning only a growing brand will bring returns. Another benefit of investing in casks is there are no logistics involved as each cask continues to age peacefully in Scotland. Multiple exit strategies, and an exciting trip to Scotland to sample your casks just add to the ultimate whisky investment that are casks.

At Rare Finds Worldwide, through our team of seasoned experts and cutting edge technology, we have positioned ourselves at the centre of the whisky trading industry. Relationships with brands, clients, and suppliers put us in a position to supply the rarest and most well-priced stock to our growing clients base. Rare Finds Worldwide also assists with exit strategies, making us your perfect choice. We can source casks of almost every brand and age to suit our client’s needs and advise on the best-performing brands of any given month. We are building an ecosystem when we source, trade, invest, monitor, and impact the world of whisky cask trading, and you could be part of it!



Whisky investment is booming, as this liquid gold continues to outperform other luxury assets, including coins, art, cars, and wine. With a pour from the world’s most expensive bottle of whisky valued at US$42,000, the possibilities are endless.

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Scotch whisky is regulated strictly and overseen by government bodies, making it a safe investment. Out of all whisky categories, Scotch is monitored to the highest standards across the world, making it the most straightforward and hands-off investment choice.

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Scotch whisky is unrivalled in the global whisky industry in terms of reputation, sales volume, collectability, and history. Authenticity, provenance, and well-aged assets for great prices; Scotch whisky has it all.

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Entering the whisky world will be one of the most fulfilling and fun adventures you undertake. To help you understand every part of the process, we’ve documented all the information you will need to make the start of your cask portfolio as smooth as possible.


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The first step on your whisky investment journey is to book an appointment with our experienced whisky specialists and portfolio managers. Contact us for a quick consultation today!

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Choosing and Buying Your Whisky Cask

After a brief chat, we are certain you will know the best way for you to enter into whisky investment and start making a profit. Our dedicated experts will advise you on the best cask for your needs and budget and present you with several options for your first cask. The steps are simple: after signing the agreement and completing the payment, you will receive your Cask Certificate of Title and Transfer of Ownership. These documents prove that you are the new owner of the cask.


Storage and Insurance

Allow your cask to mature in our government-bonded warehouse in Scotland, overseen by professionals. As the new proud owner of your first Scotch whisky cask, you will have all the information you need at your disposal. Over time, your whisky will continue to mature and grow more complex in its cask, unlike bottles that stop ageing.


Exit Strategies

The time will come when you’re ready to sell your casks, and Rare Finds Worldwide will be there to help you every step of the way. Retrade, auction, or bottle your cask with help from our team. Retrading your cask or selling it via auction are the easiest options. Our extensive channels and growing client base will make this process quick and easy. Simply name your price and wait for a sale. Alternatively, you can bottle your cask and sell it via stores and sales channels. Note that this only recommended for business owners, stores, and those with established sales channels.



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