Author Archives: George Koutsakis

Chinese Artist Wang Xiaobo Builds Whisky Cask Investment Portfolio

Most recently, CaskX created a cask portfolio for famed Chinese contemporary artist, Wang Xiaobo, who himself is a long-time whisky fan.After several discussions, WangXiaobo decided to delve into cask investment by starting a new portfolio with brands he’s always enjoyed and others he’s wanted to try. Born in 1974 in Beijing, Xiaobo showed an interest […]

Single Malt Whisky vs. Single Cask: What’s The Difference

CaskX Single Cask vs Single Malt Whisky Investment Blog Post

The two categories in whisky are often discussed and enjoyed, but many do not know that the two are completely different. To confuse you, as single cask whisky is a single malt, and a single malt is made out of single casks. A single malt is “blended” together, but is not a blended whisky. As […]

OakY – Are Japan’s Mizunara Casks The World’s Rarest?

Japanese Whisky Mizunara Cask Investment from CaskX

Across the whisky industry, many different types of oak casks are used. Here we explored the two major casks categories of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. These utilize American oak and European oak casks, but what about other types of oak? Well, our OakY Series is here to explore all things wood and delve into the […]

Sherry vs Bourbon: Inside The World’s Most Popular Cask Types

Photo of CaskX Sherry vs Bourbon Casks. Hogsheads and Butt Casks.

Within the world of whisky, distillers utilize numerous types of casks. These differ depending on wood type, size, and the liquid previously held within. Each of these points greatly affects the whisky put in the cask, and alters the colour, depth, and final flavor of the whisky. Coming up, we’ll be releasing pieces on wood […]

Independent Bottlers & The Birth Of Cask Investment

Whisky investment is, as we’ve discussed, a relatively new type of investment. Bottles were all always available to drinkers but casks weren’t always readily traded. When it comes to casks, a large part of the industry is run by companies known as independent bottlers. With the biggest in Scotland, the IB (independent bottler) industry goes […]

Whisky Casks vs Bottles. What’s the best investment?

In the whisky world, bottle sales always make headlines. The current record holder is a bottle of Macallan Fine & Rare 1926 that sold on Sotheby’s for over $2 million USD. Bottle sale records set new heights each year at auctions, and the title has been held by Japanese producers, and Scotch makers for decades. […]

Getting Started As A Whisky Cask Investor

Investing in whisky today is one of the newest and most profitable alternative investments one can make. Beyond monetary profit, it’s an adventurous and fun investment. From bottles to casks, auctions records are broken every other month. The Macallan shines the most, most recently breaking the world record of most expensive bottle sold at auction. […]