The majority of the bottles are tradeable and you can request these bottles to be shipped to an address within the EU (with the exception of Cyprus and Malta). There are restrictions when shipping bottles outside the EU. These bottles are stored in THE SWEX safe.
On THE SWEX, you have the option to ship bottles. However, some bottles are so special that we want to preserve them. Whisky gems like the Springbank 1919 and Black Bowmore make this platform unique, which benefits you as a trader/investor. That means some bottles are secured. The buyer agrees that they neither factually or legally can or will dispose the bottle(s) of whisky (including but not limited to: selling, transferring, encumbering, moving, and consuming), subject to the authority to trade the bottle(s) of whisky via THE SWEX.
Whisky in cask
In addition to trading in bottles, you can also trade in bottles that are not bottled yet. This means literally trading in whisky still maturing in a cask that has not yet been bottled. You take an option on the future value of the bottles from the cask on date of bottling.
Bottles with this icon cannot be traded on THE SWEX.
Over-the-counter (OTC) bottles are bottles that you have purchased outside THE SWEX and added to your portfolio.