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The City View podcast with Tim Ashley

In this episode Andy Silvester talks to asset manager Tim Ashley – but rather than funds, it’s whisky that Tim manages. He’s a Director at VCL Vintners, who’ve turned whisky collecting into smart investment. Andy also speaks to Hargreaves Lansdown’s Susannah Streeter about big news from both Deliveroo and Next.

VCL Vintners Report Fine Whisky Cask Sales Up 300%

VCL Vintners, London’s leading whisky cask broker, reports sales are up 300% year on year between January 2020 and January 2021, and new account openings up 720%. Moreover, the company also reports that whisky investors are getting younger. According to VCL, 94% of new enquiries for the period were from investors completely new to whisky investment, and 58% …

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City high flyers turn to whisky as investment

City high flyers are turning to Scotch whisky as an investment with interest rates at rock bottom and established markets appearing frothy, a cask broker said. VCL Vintners said sales in January rose 300% from a year earlier and new account openings soared by more than 700%. The company said 94% of new enquiries were from people who had not …

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Investors could warm up their portfolios with a wee dram – as rare Scotch prices soar on the back of the Brexit deal

Investors could warm up their portfolios with a wee dram – as rare Scotch prices soar on the back of the Brexit deal. The United States imposed a 25 per cent tax on single malt Scotch imports a couple of years ago – punishment for the EU subsidising aircraft maker Airbus. It led to the …

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Give the lifelong gift of a whisky cask investment

The die-hard whisky fan in your life may have amassed a collection of rare single malts. They may even have visited their favourite distillery. It’s time to buy them the ultimate gift this Christmas – an invest-grade whisky cask. From an investment perspective, the popularity of whisky continues to make it a healthy proposition: according …

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The Value Of Rare And Old Whisky Looks Set To Continue To Rise

Scotch single malt whisky specialists VCL Vintners has amassed over £60 million in stock under management. Investors seeking financial shelter during times of economic volatility will naturally head towards tangible assets – and the Scotch cask investment market has benefited enormously from this influx of new investors. With Covid-19 shutting down Scotland’s entire whisky production …

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10 ways to plan for the future and protect your finances

The popularity of whisky continues to make it a healthy proposition from an investment perspective. According to the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index 2019, rare whisky has demonstrated returns of 540% over the past decade. VCL Vintners is a London-based brokerage specialising in the sourcing and managing of investment-grade Scotch whisky casks, with over £50m …

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