INVESTING IN WHISKY
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UKV International’s whisky investment guide for 2021. It will teach you all you need to know about the world of investment whisky, from expanding your knowledge to making your first investments.
Why Invest in a Rare Whisky Cask?
Over the last decade investing in whisky has become increasingly popular. Vut why is there such a deluge of shrewd investors taking advantage of the whisky market?
Whisky investments are outperforming assets across the board. The published data from Knight Frank highlights the very best performing whiskies have returned over 550% across the last decade.
Whisky Investment Tax Benefits:
When investing in casked whisky, the “angels” will begin to take their share. 0.2-0.5% of alcohol is lost to evaporation each year, therefore casked whisky is deemed by HMRC as a ‘wasting asset’ meaning all profits are exempt from capital gains tax and one of the greatest benefits when you invest in casked whisky.
The absence of capital gains tax when you invest into Cask Whisky makes it more financially viable compared to the returns achieved from bottled whisky.
Fact – the top 100 Investment grade whisky brands
are up over 500% across the last decade.
Historical Investment Performance
Although there are no guarantees, you should expect to profit by selling maturing whisky into normal blending demand.
Fact – the top 100 Investment grade whisky brands are up over 500% across the last decade.
Economies of scale mean your whisky will be stored, still in the barrel, at exceptionally low cost, in the original distiller’s bonded warehouse.
What Customers are saying about UKV International?
Having dipped our toes very cautiously into the wine market with a Montrose 2003, we’ve been very impressed and pleasantly surprised by the return of 22% over 18 months.
I’ve been with UKV International AG for several years now. Having being introduced by the very knowledgeable John Reynolds. I really enjoyed the wine tasting experience at Goodman's restaurant in Mayfair, London - where there was the opportunity to enjoy fine food and taste a selection of fine wines. Plus mixing with UKV International consultants and fellow investors. Recently, we sold our half case of Mouton Rothschild 2010. We received a decent return on our investment. More than we were expecting. Michael and Rachel of UKV International have been especially helpful.”
Many thanks to Alex who gave me a great return on my investment with no work required by myself, which is just perfect. He is very knowledgeable and professional and I'm looking forward to have many more such transactions in the future.
Good service from John Reynolds, helped explain the wine market, and how it all worked. Now more recently with Alex Presley, great service and i have extended my portfolio into the Whisky market. Very satisfied with everything, and looking forward to reaping the benefits over the coming years.
Excellent advice from John Reynolds initially and latterly Alex Presley. Just made my first sale at a very reasonable profit with the help of Mike. A little bumpy due to covid (and Christmas break), but Mike did a really great job in smoothing the bumps out as best as could be expected under the circumstances. Exceptionally rapid responses to all my queries, can't fault customer service.
As a new investor, I’m extremely pleased with the tailored service provided by UKV. I can only base my 5 stars on the current quality of service in regards to the initial acquisition of the fine wine that comprises my new portfolio. I look forward to watching the long term value of my portfolio grow, especially with the immunity of capital gains tax.
I wanted to take some champagne to market I spoke to Mike who proceeded to move the champagne on. Even in these fraught difficult COVID 19 times he got me a great return on my investment. I would like to thank him very much for the fantastic job he has done. He is a friendly guy and it is a pleasure dealing with him.
I have always been an investor and when I came back to the UK after many years abroad, I looked for ways to invest here. Most were hopeless but I was then introduced to UKV. I have been very happy with the return on the money I have invested and what a lovely way to do so!
Many thanks Olly. pleasantly surprised with how efficient the sale was even during covid. Looking forward to more of the same. P.V
Very helpful team at UKV, especially Mike Solle, and very good investments with good returns.
I would like to thank UKV especially Mike Solle for being very professional in the management, advice and sale of my Vintage Bordeaux purchased in 2014. It was exactly the prediction Mike told me. I was happy with the service at all times. I will be definitely purchasing more wine with UKV in the not too distant future.
Examples of Price Increases for Whisky
• Balvenie Tun 1401 bottle: launched in 2010 at a price of £150. Today it is worth £4400, Increase of 2,833%.
• Macallan Royal Marriage: released in 2011 at a price of £150. Today it is worth £3000, Increase of 1,900%.
• Lagavulin 30-year-old: launched in 2006 at a price of £210. Today it is worth £2650, Increase of 1,162%.
• Bowmore Devil Casks: launched in 2013 at a price of £50. Today it is worth £270, Increase of 440%.
• Brora Single Cast 1972: launched in 2014 at a price of £6995, today valued at £19,000, Increase of 170%.
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