WHISKY CASK INVESTMENT
Whisky Cask Investment Journey, a step-by-step guide to owning your own cask.
Whisky begins life high in alcohol and as a clear water. According to Scottish Law, Whisky must be matured in oak casks for at least three years before it can be bottled. Purchasing a cask at this early stage allows the opportunity to purchase at the lowest possible price point. When the cask matures and contains a consumable Scotch Whisky it will inevitably be more valuable.
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YOUR WHISKY CASK JOURNEY EXPLAINED
The journey begins with the purchase of a cask from a renowned Scottish Distillery. A “new ﬁll” cask contains the liquor which will eventually mature into a Scotch Whisky. At this stage the contents of a cask is as clear as water and extremely high in alcohol content. Because it has not matured yet it is not classed as a Scotch Whisky which makes this the lowest price point of a cask.
Whisky Cask Investment Journey: Start to Finish
SCOTCH WHISKY ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION TO THE UK
Scotch Whisky: £5 Billion Market
Scotch Whisky is the most traded spirit internationally. It is worth £5 Billion to the British economy and makes up 21% of all UK food and drink exports. In value Scotch Whisky is bigger than the UK’s iron/steel, textiles, shipbuilding, or computer industries. It is around half the size of the UK’s pharmaceuticals or aerospace industries and is one third the size of the entire UK car industry. It is big business!
GOVERNMENT REGULATED WHISKY CASK STORAGE
All cask are stored in climate controlled Government Bonded Storage Facilities. Although it is highly unlikely that a cask will be damaged during the storage period, to eliminate the risk associated with owning physical assets all casks are insured. To be legally deemed Scotch, all casks must be entirely produced and matured in Scotland.
Another factor which makes Whisky Ownership a prudent investment is the 'Wasting Asset' status issued by the HMRC. Because of this Whisky Cask Ownership is not subject to Capital Gains Tax.
Whisky Cask Storage, Insurance and Taxes
LEARN MORE ABOUT VITICULT WHISKY
Welcome to Viticult. We are a London based Whisky Cask Brokerage and Official Sponsor of AFC Wimbledon. Since our establishment in 2014 we have overseen the combined purchase and sale of over 140,000 bottles of wine and whisky casks. If you own an existing ﬁne wine or whisky portfolio we would be happy to assist you in the management or sale of your items.
Telephone: (+44) 0203 595 3910
Post: 36 Alie Street, Aldgate, London, E1 8DA