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Cask Ownership

Reserve Your Own Cask

Reserve your own Lindores Abbey Whisky Cask and take up a very rare opportunity to own a piece of scotch whisky history!

Not only could you secure yourself a personal supply of scotch whisky, a cask could also be a unique gift to mark a special occasion for an individual, business or organisation.

Cask Ownership

Unique | Immersive | Bespoke

We are rightly proud of our award-winning New Make Spirit, and as a small, family-run distillery, we delight in the freedom we have to work with this incredibly versatile spirit. It allows us to raise the bar in terms of exclusivity, obscurity and the sense of having something truly personal and unique to offer to our cask owners.

Our Cask Ownership experience is a chance to become an integral part of Lindores Abbey Distillery’s journey as the spirit flows once again at the Spiritual Home of Scotch Whisky. You will not only be able to choose your individual cask size and flavour profile, but you will also receive invitations to exclusive cask-owner events, such as our Cask Buyers Evenings. You are even welcome to visit your cask and chat with our in-house Cask Custodian about its progress. Ultimately, owners of Private Casks will have their own unique bottling of Lindores Abbey Distillery Single Malt Whisky, which can be personalised with your name, company logo, family crest etc.


As Lindores Abbey Distillery gets older, bottling our own whisky is a reality rather than a vision.

We now have exclusive 2nd Fill Lindores casks available to our very lucky private cask owners.

We can tell you the story of your cask before it arrived at Lindores as well as how the cask began its journey with Lindores, having already held and matured a Lindores whisky.

The wonderful thing about these casks is that you can only purchase this cask type through Lindores, no other brand or broker will have access.

Get in touch with Matt our dedicated Cask Custodian who can give you the best insight to what to buy and when.

Selecting Your Cask

We’ve worked hard to establish relationships that enable us to source highly unique casks, and we now have an astonishing variety available.

No two casks are truly the same, and we will work with you to create a tailor-made experience and find your perfect match.

Understandably costs will change depending on the cask you have selected and how much spirit it has been filled with, but we feel it’s important that you have some connection and input into this very important part of the maturation process. Throughout our past 3 years of production here at the Abbey we have filled well over 30 different cask types for ourselves and for the lucky private buyers.

This year we will continue offering extremely limited casks, which will only be available for a set period. If you’re after that perfect gift for someone, or that unique business rewarding cask to bottle for colleagues in the future, this is something worth looking out for.

Our core cask listing is available all year round, but some casks will be limited due to demand and popularity, so please fill out our enquiry form to find out more. Price start from £4000 (not including taxes, VAT, bottling, and warehousing costs).

From our Blender and Product Developer Lorena Baez

These Cask samples were taken from our core 3 Lindores casks to give an understanding of our Lindores spirit

SAMPLE: STR #38 (2018)

COLOUR: Deep copper

NOSE NEAT: (61.70%abv) Rich mellow dried fruits aroma, prunes, dates and raisins, plum jam and spices  

TASTE NEAT: Sweet dried fruits, plums and apricots, spicy touches combined with woody peppery notes texture. Texture is slightly dry 

FINISH: Medium length finish 

SAMPLE: Sherry #95 (2018) 

COLOUR: Chestnut Sherry

NOSE NEAT: (61.40%abv) Rich mellow treacle aroma, dried fruits and a hint of spices

TASTE NEAT: Intense, complex. Rich dried fruits flavour like prunes and dates mixed with cinnamon and cloves touches. Perfect balance of sweetness and spicy notes

FINISH: Medium length finish 

SAMPLE: Bourbon #68 (2018) 

COLOUR: Golden

NOSE NEAT: (60.70%abv) Mellow caramel aroma, butterscotch, maple syrup playing with vanilla and fresh fruity coconut and banana notes with oaky touches

TASTE NEAT: Mellow Vanilla, sweet fruity coconut, creamy, buttery flavour with woody touches and layers of cloves at the back. Smooth texture

FINISH: Medium to long finish 

The Extras

As well as your Cask you will also receive:

  • An official certificate of ownership
  • Your name etched onto a wooden stave on the wall of our Visitor Centre
  • The opportunity to come and fill your cask
  • Advanced notification of any future special bottlings
  • An invitation to all exclusive events we host for cask owners
Cask Ownership at Lindores Distillery Abbey

Why Do People Buy a Whisky Cask?

We have found that most people buy casks for consumption.

Often a group of friends or family club together to buy a cask, because they may want something to bottle for gifting in the future, perhaps to celebrate a marriage or the birth of a new baby. Others buy whisky casks because they are fascinated by its evolution, and love to follow the progress of the spirit as it matures.

And that’s part of the attraction: whisky in the cask goes on evolving in a way that bottled whisky does not. What’s more, every single cask that we fill is unique: we can fill two identical casks with the same spirit and put them in our warehouse for the same period of time, and they’ll still turn out slightly different. This is what makes buying whisky by the cask so fascinating.

Corporate Cask Ownership

As an organisation or business you could take up the unique chance to purchase a whisky cask from our third full year of production and have it filled with Lindores spirit.

Perhaps your organisation has an event or anniversary coming up in the next few years and you want to remember it in a special way. You could mark that occasion with a bespoke bottle of whisky for your selected guests. Alternatively, if you are looking to reward your customers, partners or colleagues and want to find a special way to acknowledge their efforts, what better gift than a bottled whisky from your organisation?

Ultimately, as Corporate owners of your own cask, you would have your own unique bottling of Lindores Abbey Distillery Single Malt Whisky, which can be personalised with your organisations name and company logo.

The bottles can be branded and labelled to your specifications, when the whisky is ready. You could then choose to keep these bottles as Corporate gifts, incentives or you could choose to retail them yourselves. The possibilities are endless.

Costs Involved

Casks start from £4,000

Not including the additional costs of Bottling, HMRC Duty and VAT. As an example, the total cost of a 195-litre bourbon cask after 10 years of maturation at today’s rates would be (estimated in terms evaporation loses).

  • Initial cask price – £4,000.
  • HMRC Duty Payment at today’s rate on total alcohol remaining in the cask after 10 years maturation (after loses due to evaporation) – £2,540.
  • Bottling Costs – £1,100.
  • VAT applied to all of the above – £1,528.
  • Total Cost = £9,171.

Should you wish to keep your cask maturing with us longer than 10 years, there will be an annual fee applied to do this.

Enquire Now

We could go on but believe the best placed person to discuss this fantastic opportunity with is Matt, after all he is the person who will be helping to nurture your spirit and cask for the next 10 years.

If you would like to find out more, please complete the form with your details and Matt will be in touch very soon.

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