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World-Class Whisky

Bring award-winning whisky to an
under supplied market.

The whisky production process is lengthy and complex. At Coburns, our single malt whisky can take up to 5 years to mature.

For many decades this long process has created an under-supplied whisky market.

This high demand is what allows us to offer a stable investment, with fixed returns and a buy back guarantee.

Invest in our internationally recognised whisky

  • 4 x Liquid Gold – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
  • 5 x Gold – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 16 x Silver – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2 x Bronze – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Finalist Best Australian Whisky – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 5 x Double Gold – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2 x Gold – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 3 x Silver – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 5 x Bronze – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Best Cask Strength Whisky – Royal Australian Spirits Awards
  • 3 x Gold – Royal Australian Spirits Awards
  • 25 x Silver – Royal Australian Spirits Awards
  • 11 x Bronze – Royal Australian Spirits Awards

Be a part of bringing premium whisky to the world while enjoying
high returns.

We recently won 5 Double Golds at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition, positioning Coburns as a world-class whisky producer.

This allows you to feel confident that you’re investing in a high-quality and high-value whisky when you become a barrel owner with Coburns.

Tasting notes from professional whisky reviewers

Dried fruit, pronounced earthy notes, and dark, almost burnt, caramel on the nose. Sweet on the palate with slightly medicinal/phenolic flavors and dried fruit notes. Long, sweet, dried fruit finish with a persistent and pronounced pepperiness. – Coburns Hermes Single Malt Australian Whisky
San Francisco World Spirits Competition Judging Panel

    How our whisky is made


    New make spirit made from Australian malted barley is aged in barrels that we source from all over the world.

    We store the barrels for you, with the peace of mind that each barrel is insured, ATO monitored and registered on the Personal Properties Securities Register.

    Over time, the new make spirit matures into single malt whisky and grows in value.

    Every barrel is sampled and tested. As maturation approaches, we begin to sample more regularly (every 6-12 months) until the whisky has reached the perfect flavour profile.

    Once the whisky has matured, we buy your barrel of whisky back at purchase price plus return.

    We then bottle and sell the barrel ready for retail. You have the option to keep and bottle some of the barrel for yourself at the end.

    Barrel options

    200L Barrel


    9.5% p.a. compounded return

    3x 200L Barrels


    9.75% p.a. compounded return

    6x 200L Barrels


    10% p.a. compounded return

    Join us for our regular whisky tastings.

    Taste the award-winning Coburns Whisky at one our upcoming tastings, held regularly across Australian capital cities.

    Frequently asked questions

    What is the buy-back guarantee?
    We will buy your whisky back once we have determined that your barrel has reached maturation (no earlier than 3 years and no later than 5 years). We will pay out the purchase price + the compounded return.
    When will you buy-back the barrel?
    Within 3 to 5 years, once the barrel has reached maturation.
    Who stores the barrel?
    We store the barrels in our ATO monitored bond store. The location of the bond store will be disclosed upon purchase of your barrels. The Australian Taxation Office can conduct an audit at any point without providing notice to make sure our records are up to date and barrels are being managed and maintained properly. We cannot relocate or remove your barrel from the bond store without requesting permission from the ATO.
    Can I try the whisky before I buy a barrel?

    We hold regular tastings in capital cities across Australia. Visit our Events page for up to date event information.

    How do I know that Coburns will honour the buy back?
    The quick answer is that the whisky in the barrel is worth about double the buy-back price. We have wholesale opportunities to supply our spirit to international and national markets each wanting all of the whisky we can produce.
    Who determines when the barrels come to maturation?
    Every barrel goes through sampling and testing. When a barrel is getting closer to maturation (between 3 to 5 years) we will then test it every 6-12 months until we determine that it has reached the perfect flavour profile.
    Can I keep some of my whisky?
    All barrels come with a buy-back contract attached. This contract allows you to keep up to half the whisky in the barrel and the distillery will buy the remainder back. For example: If you keep 10% of the matured whisky, we will buy the remaining 90% of the whisky, and pay you 90% of the buy-back amount on a pro rata basis. or If you keep 50%, we will buy the remaining 50% of the whisky and pay you 50% of the buy-back amount. Note: You do not have to keep any whisky at the end if this is just an investment for you.
    Can I continue my investment for longer?
    When the whisky in your barrel reaches maturity, you can choose to reinvest your payout into new barrels and continue your investment.
    How is this investment protected?

    We have a number of protections in place:

    • Every barrel is registered through a national register managed by the federal government called the Personal Property Securities Register
    • Your barrel is stored in an ATO monitored bond store, which means we can not relocate your barrel without permission from the ATO and they can audit us at any point
    • Your barrels are fully insured
    • Our contract offers fixed, compounding returns
    • The legally binding buy back contract means you will be cashed out within 3 to 5 years without having to find a buyer yourself.
    Is there a limit on how many barrels I can buy?

    Minimum investment is a single barrel purchase. There is no maximum limit you can own.

    How do I know that I’m investing in high-quality whisky?
    Don’t take our word for it! We’ve won awards from the world’s most prestigious competitions recognising Coburns as producing ultra-premium whisky.

    Five years from now you could be raising a glass of world-class whisky and celebrating.