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Sc07811
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:14 pm    Post subject: Virgin Whisky Reply with quote

Hi
I would like to make an initial enquire about the possibility of purchasing whisky before it has been cast for the aging process. I understand that this is possibly a strange request and that there may be some legal requirements /issue i.e the duty which has to be paid.

Any help advise would be greatly appreciated.

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SC
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi SC

I think you are referring to new make spirit which has just been distilled and not yet been put into casks to mature and become whisky. There are a few distillers who let individuals purchase there own cask of whisky, you would then normally leave that cask to mature at the distillery for a minimum of 3 years as this is how long it must mature for before it can legally be called whisky. I believe that duty is payable to the government as soon as the spirit leaves the distillery whether it has matured into whisky or not unless the spirit is transported under bond and goes to another bonded warehouse elsewhere.

Here are a few links for distilleries which sell barrels of whisky to individuals, it may be worth contacting them as they will certainly be able to guide you better than i will.

http://www.bladnoch.co.uk/

http://www.arranwhisky.com/ArranWhiskyCaskSales.aspx

http://www.bruichladdich.com/cask_offers.htm

http://www.glengoyne.com/cask_sales/

Out of interest what would you want the new make spirit for?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Alastair says SC contacting the distilleries about buying new spirit they would be able to guide you better i would think. I would also be interested what you want the new spirit for.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Alistair
I am a cabinet maker by trade and im making an old fashion 1.5l oak cask which I plan to fill with the new spirit. I will then give it to my sister when she has her new baby. Hopefully I will be arround to open it on his 21Sst birthday.
What do you think?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi SC

I wish you luck with your project but to be honest i do not know how you would source such a small amount of new spirit. Most people would simply buy bottles of whisky and add them to the barrel. Also i wouldnt think a 1.5 litre barrel would have much left if anything after 21 years of evaporation.

You may be interested in this post where Rene a forum member shares his experience with us of maturing his own whisky in a small barrel:
http://www.scotchmaltwhisky.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=511&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=angels&start=15

Also this site although about wine has some good info:
http://www.thebarrelsource.com/content-20-517.html

Good luck with your project

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