Private whisky cask

Your very own private whisky cask, distilled and matured in the borders

The distillery’s directors have released 1,837 whisky casks for private sale at a price of £2,400 per cask.
Filled on a date of the owner’s choosing, in a cask type selected from a range of options, each individually numbered cask is stored under bond and bottled when the owner wishes.

Bottle a piece of history

Is there a particular date on which you would like to fill your whisky cask? Perhaps you want to mark a special occasion – a birthday or anniversary? Let us know, with as much notice as possible.

Once filled, your cask will be warehoused by The Borders Distillery. The first ten years of warehousing and insurance are included in the purchase price. We recommend bottling after at least 10 years of maturation, although you may choose to leave your cask of whisky to mature for longer.

Your own single malt bottling

You can choose to fill your whisky into one of our different cask types, all carefully selected by our whisky-makers to complement the fresh orchard fruits character of our New Make Spirit.

Your chosen cask will be filled with New Make Spirit at 63.5% alcohol by volume. Exact capacity varies by cask, but we will always seek to fill to the cask’s full potential – typically 190-200 litres.

Sign up for 1837


You will be invited to download the 1837® Private Cask app (available for iOS and Android). Once logged in, you can track the evolution of your spirit as it matures.

Enjoy exclusive 1837 member benefits, explore your private cask’s journey and become a part of the global 1837 community.

See how it matures

Each year on the filling anniversary we will assess the progress of your cask. Within the exclusive app, you’ll see a proprietary spidergram developed by us. As the spirit matures into whisky you’ll be able to follow it through its maturation journey by scrubbing through the spidergrams. After three years you’ll be able assess the whiskies within the 1837 community.

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Cask type and strength

When, and if, you choose to bottle your cask, you will have the option to pick your whisky strength. Whiskies come out of their casks at varying strengths depending on age of the liquid and the relationship the spirit has with the wood.

Bottling can be at any strength from 40% alcohol by volume, up to cask strength, which after 8 years we would expect to be between 53% and 60% ABV. The distillery will help you with whatever strength you choose to bottle at, providing support and advice if needed.

The Borders Distillery offers 5 different signature cask types. To find out more about which type of whisky cask is right for you, call us at 01450 374330 and a member of our team will be happy to chat to you!

A lifetime of support

When you buy a cask of whisky at The Borders Distillery, you also sign up for a lifetime of support from our team. We will take care of everything- from paperwork, to secure cask storage, to bottling- you can trust us to handle the tricky bits.

As a permanent member of the TBD family, you will have access to tailored newsletters and exclusive discounts. Further, we look forward to welcoming you for your complimentary tour of the distillery, so you can see exactly how your whisky was made.

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Important information

Both Duty and VAT are payable after bottling when they are released into the UK from the bonded warehouse, and are the responsibility of the cask owner. At the time of writing, cask purchases for personal use are not subject to the tax on Capital Gains levied in the UK.

If there is a requirement to export, please note that the Scotch Whisky Regulations 2009 state that Single Malt Scotch Whisky may only be exported from Scotland in bottles.
It is important to note that in the view of HMRC, the cask purchaser is responsible for being aware of all regulations, duties, and taxes prevailing in their country of residence or domicile relating to the importation of alcohol.

The Borders Distillery’s 1837 Private Cask programme is for whisky enthusiasts. We are not authorised by the FCA to offer investment opportunities. For more information on private cask sales from the Scotch Whisky Association, click the button below.

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