There are a variety of factors which influence the flavor of whisky. The spirit has to mature in barrels for a minimum of 3 years before it can be legally permitted to be referred to as whisky. In that time, it will also be significantly dependent on the cask it was in and it's important to comprehend how the casks influence the spirit.
Whisky barrel investment remains popular for the long run, but with increasing options coming into the market, it is important to ensure that you're staying on top of any possible pitfalls.
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Pay the correct price
Whisky bottles are sold on auction sites for much more than the amount they're worth in actual terms of price per bottle. With all the misleading information available and no reliable database on how much a bottle of whisky actually is worth, it is difficult to tell whether you're being offered the price you think is reasonable.
Check your name
Names are crucial in every industry and whisky is not an exception. Whisky distilleries have invested a lot of time and money creating an image and expectation around their names. if you want to make the most from a cask and that marketing you need to ensure you – or the future bottler of your cask – have the right to put the name on the bottle.