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Cask Whisky market is 'set for rocket growth' over the next 5 Years

Nov 6, 2021 9:43:48 AM / by Charles Agutter posted in Whisky Investing


A survey conducted to gather a range of qualitative and quantitative performance analysis for the global whisky Market, comparing it with data from manufacturers of other spirits (including gin, rum and vodka), has found that Scotch Whisky is (by far), the spirit industry's leading performer across a range of key historical and future forecast metrics.

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Investors put their questions to experienced cask broker

Oct 23, 2021 8:50:36 PM / by Charles Agutter posted in Whisky Investing, whisky investment, Scotch Whisky


Earlier this month, we published an article, highlighting guidance for prospective cask investors, published by the Scottish Whisky Association. We received a lot of positive engagements and praise from our followers, for helping bring more transparency to the cask investment market. In this follow-up article, prospective clients put their questions to Zach Sekha, one of UKV International's top whisky brokers... 

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Industry body advises prospective investors to 'speak to an established Whisky Broker'

Oct 5, 2021 11:19:44 PM / by Charles Agutter posted in Whisky, Whisky Investing, whisky investment, Scotch Whisky


Did you know... Scotch Whisky makes up 23% of the UK's total "food and drink" exports?

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Breaking News:US suspends tariffs on single malt Scotch whisky

Mar 4, 2021 5:03:41 PM / by Charles Agutter posted in Whisky Investing


UKV are thrilled to relay sensational news for all whisky investors, as a long-awaited and predicted announcement is confirmed today by the International Trade secretary Liz Truss and the new Biden administration.

The agreement to suspend US tariffs is a real short-term window of opportunity for all whisky investors.

This is one of the greatest boosts to the single malt whisky market and should be recognised as such as the UK and US reach an agreement to suspend the 25 percent tariff on Scotch whisky imposed by
Donald Trump in 2019.

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The record-shattering sales in the rare whisky world

Nov 20, 2020 9:45:00 AM / by Charles Agutter posted in Whisky Investing


Rare whisky is going from strength to strength recently in terms of its value as an investment asset. A monumental ten-year growth has seen the value of the market increase by 582%.

At UKV International, we make whisky cask investment easier for investors.  Whether you’re a private investor, or represent a retail or institutional client, we’ll guide you through every step of the
process, to help you to add casks to your investment portfolio.

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Why It's a Good Time to Be Investing in Whisky Right Now?

Nov 18, 2020 2:22:43 PM / by Charles Agutter posted in Whisky Investing


This year, cask sales have increased greatly, with The Whisky & Wealth Club reporting a doubling of sales in 2020 compared to this time last year, for a total of 7.8million euros.

And there are tax benefits of investing and owning your own Whisky Casks.

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Private equity fund expects wealthy investors to develop a taste for rare whisky

Nov 17, 2020 3:47:48 PM / by Charles Agutter posted in Whisky Investing


  • The Whisky fund is targeting a very healthy annual return rate of between 15 per cent and 20 per cent in the next five to seven years.

  • Whisky is outperforming assets across the board and is a flight to safety in these uncertain times. It's liquid gold and we’re definitely seeing a thirst investing in Whisky for 2020 and beyond.
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Watch & Learn Video Series 3: Fine Wine & Champagne

Oct 26, 2020 2:21:49 PM / by Charles Agutter posted in Watch Videos


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Watch & Learn Video Series 2: Fine Wine & Champagne

Oct 26, 2020 2:03:24 PM / by Charles Agutter posted in Watch Videos


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Watch & Learn Video Series 1: Fine Wine & Champagne

Oct 26, 2020 1:59:10 PM / by Charles Agutter posted in Watch Videos


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