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Macallan Scotch with NFT sets auction record for priciest whisky cask at $2.33 Million

A cask of Macallan 1991 Scotch set a new record price for a whisky cask with a price tag of $2.33 million, which also included a specially-commissioned NFT. London-based brokerage VCL Vintners auctioning off the cask with a non-fungible token courtesy of NFT artist Trevor Jones’ abstract representation entitled The Angel’s Share instead of the usual …

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The Macallan Sets $2.33 Million Record for Most Expensive Whisky Cask Sold at Auction

London-based brokerage VCL Vintners chose to auction off the cask with a non-fungible token courtesy of NFT artist Trevor Jones. Instead of the usual cask photo, Jones was commissioned to create an abstract representation. The somewhat smudgy and loosely barrel-shaped result was entitled The Angel’s Share. This latest Macallan record comes at the expense of an …

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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 signs distillery exclusivity deal

VCL Vintners is delighted to announce a five-year deal of exclusivity with the renowned and award-winning Annandale Distillery, situated in Southern Scotland. The deal will entitle VCL Vintners to half of Annandale’s output each year – some 276,000 litres – for sale to investors. In a market that has traditionally been closed off to outsiders …

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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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