Press Release 20 July 2021

Rare Whisky Holdings to Acquire 49% Stake in Whisky Hammer

The Hong Kong and London Private Equity teams advised Rare Whisky Holdings on its agreement to acquire a 49% stake in Whisky Hammer and Still Spirit.

Rare Whisky Holdings, a whisky investment group based in Hong Kong, is also the management team behind the Platinum Whisky Investment Fund, the first private equity fund in the world to focus on rare single-malt whiskies. The company also owns Glenor Cask Company, which holds 1,000 casks of maturing single malt, blended, and grain whiskies.

Whisky Hammer is based in Scotland and hosts monthly global auctions dedicated to whisky and other fine spirits. It has auctioned a wide range of whiskies, with auctions selling in excess of £1 million under the hammer each month. Still Spirit is the retail and e-commerce arm of the group.

The new investment and partnership ensures members of Whisky Hammer and Still Spirit receive exclusive access to a range of cask opportunities for the long term.

The Goodwin team was led by Douglas Freeman, Carl Bradshaw, Saya Sharma, and Camilla Bunney (Corporate), and included Gretchen Scott and Daniel Cartmell (Intellectual Property and Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity), and Robert Young and Zachary Bonner (Tax).

For more details, read the article in Scottish Field.