Lawrence wrote:It's all good until you add in the UK taxes and then it's not such a fun time. However if it's exported then it's VAT etc free, until it land on your shores. Hopefully you have a better tax regime than the UK.
I recall seeing this offer and there are lots of charges, including, I suspect:
cost of the whisky
The cost of the whisky is very little. After all, it is basically just a bit of barley, yeast and water and the labour of giving it all a bit of a stir and a bubble. The later costs vastly exceed the cost of the whisky.
Whether it is a good deal depends on how well the whisky turns out. If it is a good barrel and a good distillation, then you have a very good deal. If the barrel is dull and the distillation poor, you will have a very large number of bottles of mediocre whisky to get rid of. Since Bruichladdich Distillery is selling off a lot of these casks right now, I would imagine the market is likely to be full of private investors trying to flog off their surplus bottles in 10 years time.
I do worry about the current Bruichladdich strategy of selling casks, producing endless numbers of limited edition bottlings and novelty bottlings. I have never been that impressed by the quality of the distillery's product anyway, but this looks like a sure fire recipe to get a reputation for variable and unreliable quality.
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