Nephin Whiskey

The way Irish Whiskey used to be.


Become the owner of a 200L cask of Nephin Whiskey and benefit from the rising global demand for Irish Whiskey.

A piece of history

Your cask is made by our Master Cooper using your choice of wood, filled with Nephin Spirit and left to mature into Whiskey. You choose to bottle your Whiskey or sell your cask for profit.

Nephin will brand your cask with your name, family coat of arms or any other mark you provide so you will always know which cask is yours when you visit the distillery.

Frequently Asked Questions about Cask Investments

How do I sell my cask?

Unlike most distilleries, Nephin do not place restrictions on your cask - you may sell your cask to any buyer you wish.  This may be someone you know or alternatively you can instruct Nephin to put it on the market and tell you the offer price which you can choose to accept or reject.

How do I bottle my Whiskey?

Simply notify Nephin and we’ll design the bottle & label with you, agree the strength and bottle your cask for you.

Can I bottle under my own label?

Yes. This is a great option for bar owners, corporate gifts or anyone who just wants their own signature single malt.  Bottles will all carry Nephin Whiskey as the source distillery and include your personal cask number for provenance.

How many bottles are in a cask?

It depends on the age of the Whiskey, the size of the bottle selected and the strength (% alcohol) you choose to bottle at but usually between 300 – 450 bottles.

Can I continue to mature my Whiskey after 3 years?

After 3 years your cask is legally Irish Whiskey.  If you choose not to sell or bottle you can continue to mature the cask at Nephin distillery for a fee of €100 per year to coverage storage and insurance.

What if my cask gets damaged?

It’s unlikely that casks would be damaged during storage, but it happens from time to time. Your cask is insured for it’s current value each year so you’ll never lose out.  Your cask is also insured against fire and theft.

What if Nephin goes bust?

Another unlikely event, but you will hold the ‘deed of title’ to your specific cask.  This is a legal document so the ownership of the cask is clear and could not be confused with the assets of the company.

What tax do I pay?

Excise duty is payable whenever you take your cask or bottles out of bond. A standard 70cl bottle at 40% vol. costs €11.92.  You will not pay duty if you sell your cask to a buyer with a bonded warehouse (such as a distillery).

All other taxes, such as tax on profits you make will depend on your personal tax circumstances and country of residence so seek independent advice.

What will my return be?

As with all investments, we have to state that future returns are uncertain and investments can go down as well as up.  Irish Whiskey exports have been growing rapidly over the past 10 years which indicates strong demand for the product.

Irish Whiskey Exports

Source: Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland.
Own a Cask of Nephin Whiskey

Become the owner of a 200L cask of Nephin Whiskey. As a Nephin cask owner you will have full control over your Whiskey from start to finish, from choosing the wood for your cask to instructing when to bottle Whiskey or sell your cask.

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How much are Nephin casks?

€6,500 inc tax, 3 years insurance & storage and bottling.

How many casks will be sold?

Nephin will only sell a limited number of casks at the above offer price to ensure early investors get the best return.  Any future cask sales will increase in price and all casks sales will cease after the distillery begins production.

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