UK: Glengoyne Distillery to offer casks to public

By | 12 April 2007

Glengoyne Distillery is to offer consumers the opportunity to acquire their own casks of Scotch, along with being part of the decision-making process in the maturation of their whisky.

A "small number" of casks will be put up for sale to the public and purchasers will be able to influence wood type and length of maturation, the company said yesterday (11 April). Owners will be encouraged to visit their cask as it matures.

"(What we are offering) will really allow whisky lovers to come closer than ever before to their favourite dram and have a direct influence on the end flavour," said brand manager Stuart Hendry.

The initial cost will start at GBP1,200 (US$2,372) a cask, which includes 10 years storage.

Sectors: Spirits

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It depends on the strength of the cask Cost starts at £1200. At cask strength, and including all bottling and labelling charges, Duty and VAT it would come to £3459 at today’s rates. You would get 220 bottles at cask (60%) so it works out at approx £18.51 per bottle. If you drop to 43%, you'd get 306 bottles and the cost would be approx £13.96 a bottle. The price includes insurance

 

toshie said at 6:12 pm, April 19, 2007

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